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What Are The Best Home Security Cameras?

The best home security cameras cover all your needs for a reasonable price.  These home security cameras don’t necessarily need all the fancy features, but can if that’s what you prefer. Convenience, suitability and affordability are key factors.

When planning home security, depending on your intention, you may want to conceal your security cameras. In these cases, hidden cameras or nanny cams would be a better choice because they are often disguised as everyday household products. These can diminish your suspicions about a new nanny or be sure that your kids are behaving while you’re away. On the other hand, blatantly placing camera inside and outside your home may scare criminals away.

Night vision is another key factor in determining which security camera is best for your home security system. For indoor surveillance, controlled lighting makes it easier for a security camera to capture decent footage. For night vision capabilities, the IR distance does not need to be that far as the cameras will most likely be monitoring one room or an entrance. For outdoor cameras, a farther IR distance would work better since you’ll be monitoring a much wider area.

Aside from those factors, choosing between different styles of cameras may rely on what works best with your home. The bullet or dome styles of security cameras are the most common. For home security, these types work just fine and tend to be cost-effective. When deciding between wired or wireless camera systems, it’s wise to keep in mind that once the burglar finds the wires, your entire system can be easily compromised. Wireless systems are usually favored for that reason, as well as not having to bother with cables and the added costs.

Another factor can be whether or not you can control your system or access your live feed via Smart Phone. It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t own a smart phone and isn’t attached at the hip, so the ability to link it to your phone proves beneficial.

Wireless home alarm systems can be a great way to support your security camera system. Motion sensors and door alarms can give you a better sense of security. You can also be alerted immediately if anything is triggered while you’re away.

Find the security cameras and wireless home alarm systems online at SecurityCamExpert.com or give us a call at 1-888-203-6294. We’re happy to help you choose the right system for your needs.

How Much Do Home Security Surveillance Cameras Cost?

Shopping on a budget for a security camera system? It doesn’t have to be that hard. Let SecurityCamExpert.com help you find smart solutions without breaking the bank.

Our selection of security cameras includes a variety of different styles with varying specifications. We carry security cameras starting as low as $20-$60 and reaching up to $250-$400 depending on specifications. You can pay for better quality and features, or you can get good quality for a decent price. It all depends on how much you can or are willing to spend.

For the most basic security system solutions, you can opt for dummy cameras. Our dummy cameras don’t exceed $30 so you can build a pseudo security system for cheap. Check out this SecurityMan Dummy Indoor Camera, it has a convincing look for a reasonable price.

If you want a functioning security system, dome security cameras and bullet security cameras are common types and low in price. Ours range from $40-$175, all dependent upon picture resolution, special features like night vision or audio components. Still, a great camera can be found for a cost-effective price. Our box cameras hover around the same range, but also require a separate purchase of camera lenses, which can add to overall cost.

As we move up the price ladder, our specialty security cameras like HD-SDI, high resolution, network IP and PTZ (pan/tilt/zoom) start around $100 and go up from there. It should be understood that you are paying more for performance and abilities. These cameras offer much better picture and allow you to better manipulate your viewing range. License plate capture cameras have magnificent zoom abilities along with solid resolution, so they can start north of $200.

While SecurityCamExpert.com offers individual security cameras, we also offer great packaged deals which can significantly assist those on a tight budget. Our camera packages include the basics: DVR (with & without hard drives), cameras, cables and power supplies. Our 4 camera packages range from $249 up to $549, while our 8 camera packages range from $329 up to $567. Our 16 camera packages range from $836-915, but we also offer wireless camera bundles that start as low as $139 and up. Our 4 camera IP/hybrid camera package starts at $399 and you can add more cameras or accessories from there. You can explore our packages options here.

Shop our inventory online and you’ll find security cameras or systems that fit within your budget. Would you rather get a quote based on your needs? Fill out our Free CCTV System Quote and work with our staff to create a security system within your means. Feel free to call us at 1-888-203-6294 with any questions you may have.

Do Dummy Cameras Actually Work?

Ever wonder why people use dummy cameras or fake security cameras? Do you think “If they’re going to spend money on dummy cameras, why not buy real ones?” There are varying opinions on fake security cameras. Some find dummy security cameras pointless, while others find that their dummy cameras deter crimes for a cheaper price.

Some people believe that since the dummy cameras don’t work, it is useless to purchase and install them. It is reasonable to believe that, and to each his own, however, studies have shown that the presence of security cameras can help to prevent crimes.

For those who desire some type of security but can only afford so much, dummy security cameras could be a great alternative. While employing a real security camera will allow you to actually monitor what is going on in and around your property, the mere presence can do a sufficient job.

The trick is to purchase a convincing fake security camera. The right dummy cameras won’t blatantly look like fake security cameras. Most dummy cameras are made to look fairly realistic, but some cameras possess dead giveaways. It is best to steer clear of these dummy security cameras.

The key to choosing the right dummy security cameras is to know what a real security camera looks like. You want the dummy security cameras to be seen, but you don’t want it to be too obvious. You want people to think you’re trying to be covert, as you would with a real security camera. Most security cameras are built to be somewhat elusive, and placement can help with that. Installing dummy cameras in traditional surveillance camera spots will make them more convincing. Ambiguity can elicit apprehension, which is why fake security cameras can be a wise investment.

As long as you are well-informed about your choice and installation of fake security cameras, dummy security cameras may actually work for you. While they don’t capture criminal acts, they can avert possible criminals. Shop our selection of dummy cameras online at SecurityCamExpert.com or give us a call at 1-888-203-6294.

Optimal Features Of Dome Cameras

Dome security cameras have been in demand lately. This spike in sales and usage is most likely due to its compact design and cost-effective prices. But just because these cameras are affordable does not mean they skimp in the features department.

You can find dome cameras equipped with fantastic features for a reasonable price. PTZ (Pan, tilt, zoom) capabilities are common in dome cameras. This allows a single dome camera to reach a wide viewing range, possibly eliminating the need for multiple cameras in a given area. The zooming abilities can zero in on specific details which can be significant in identifying a culprit.

The inconspicuousness of the dome camera is often cited as a selling point. Truth is, nowadays, you know a dome camera when you see it. The tinted dome covering is a more optimal feature of the dome camera. While the actual camera is easy to spot, it is nearly impossible to tell which direction the lens is pointed. Furthermore, some dome cameras employ a tracking component, so a person could not suspect the camera is tracking his or her movements.

Due to varying light in different settings, dome cameras usually have infrared, low light or day/night vision to produce better pictures throughout the day and night. The IR irradiation distance depends on the camera so paying close attention to specifications is important.

Most dome cameras are vandal proof, adding built in security to your camera investment. If the environment permits, you may be able to install your dome camera out of reach to minimize the possibility of vandalism. However, in some areas, it is inevitable to place the dome camera on a wall or a low ceiling. The vandal proof, tinted dome then comes into play, protecting your camera from any possible damage or destruction from powerful blows.

Often referred to as the “eye in the sky,” dome cameras offer functionality in an appealing package. If you have any questions regarding dome cameras, please call us at 1-888-203-6294 and our staff will gladly assist you. You may also visit us at SecurityCamExpert.com to browse our inventory of dome cameras and more.

4 Channel DVR Package with 4 Dome Security Cameras – On Sale Now!

In need of a surveillance system but don’t know where to start? Here at SecurityCamExpert.com, you’ll find all the components you need for your surveillance system, from 4 channel DVRs to up to 32 channel DVRs, as well as various types of security cameras. Even better, we have CCTV system packages which include the essentials to get you started.

4 Dome Security Cameras Specials and SalesOur SCE 4 Channel Package with 4 cameras is perfect for smaller businesses or home use. This package includes a 4 channel DVR, 4 dome security cameras, a 250GB hard drive, a 5Amp power supply, 4 30ft. premade cables and a 4 split pigtail.

The SCE DVR-7004 EH.264 4 Channel Real-Time CIF DVR will work together with the 250GB hard drive to store all the data and footage you capture. Of many special features, this 4 channel DVR has digital zoom, which may be manipulated in both preview and playback.  Mobile monitoring is also enabled, supported by iPhone, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, Symbian and Android. This package provides flexible monitoring options allowing you a sense of security.

There are 4 600TVL CMOS dome security cameras included in this package (2 plastic and 2 vandal proof). While placement is under your discretion, these plastic and vandal proof options allow you to utilize your dome security cameras indoors and outdoors, should you choose too. The Plastic CMOS dome cameras possess 600TV Lines and 3.6mm board lenses. The Vandal Proof CMOS dome cameras have 600TV Lines and a 50ft. range. All 4 cameras are similar which will provide consistent quality monitoring for your business or property.

The 5Amp power supply, premade cables and 4 split pigtail will help you connect and power your security cameras and 4 channel DVR. The 4 premade cables should only be run along exterior walls while not exceeding 33ft (10m). SecurityCamExpert.com will cover installation so long as it is within a 25 mile radius of Pomona, CA 91767. We also include a 6 month warranty and a brief 15 minute training session with this package. Network configurations, however, are not included; we will provide you with all the port numbers and application names that are compatible.

For a complete, affordable package including dome security cameras, a 4 channel DVR and compatible parts and accessories, choose our SCE 4 Channel Package with 4 cameras. We also carry 8 camera and 16 camera packages.

To learn more about this package, or any other packages, call us at 1-888-203-6294 or visit SecurityCamExpert.com to browse the selection.

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