Security cameras are today a fact of life – whether they are for commercial use or find their functionality in the home the increasing risk of crime is something that has caused an explosion in the market for security surveillance equipment – and cameras are an essential part of the mix.
So if you are in the market for a security camera what are the sorts of features that you want to be looking at? The first is ease of use and easy to understand functionality. The second is just how discrete the cameras are – there’s no need to make your home or office look like a high security prison. And of course there is price.
Most of the cameras on the market today also make use of wireless technology and many take advantage of Blue tooth and Cloud Storage. Some of the older models will allow for the use of USB cards for video storage – but these are becoming increasingly rare. In this day and age of the ‘Internet of Things’ remote access is everything and when you purchase a security camera
So, taking into account these factors which are the top three security cameras on the market today?
The Netgear Arlo Pro is wireless and it does the job in the home environment with ease. Extremely easy to install and is weather resistant. It comes at a great price point and interacts with wireless devices with a minimum of setup bother.
The big brother to the above system, the Netgear Arlo Pro 2 is also great for outdoor use and the 1080 resolution makes for stunning footage that will spot even the smallest detail. Price point is pretty good as well. Cloud and the option for local storage makes it ideal for even the most ardent of technophobes.
The LG Smart Security Wireless Camera rounds out the top picks – and a bonus feature is that (at least in the U.S.) it comes with a contract free ADT monitoring feature thrown into the deal. That does at a price – but the contract free option is a great incentive to buy.