Basic Cameras with a Fixed Position
A fixed security camera is a generic purpose camera that does simply does not move, change directions, or zoom zoom in optically.
Pan and Tilt or Pan-Tilt-Zoom Cameras
Pan and tilt cameras allow you to easily adjust direction of the cameras, you can change direction, or zoom in on objects, and can follow a moving object that shouldn't be in an area - depending on the model you choose.PTZ cameras have the ability to move 360º, they may be angled up and down and side to side because of the built in motor, and these movements can be controlled remotely from your smartphone or other web-enabled device.
Wireless or Wi-Fi Cameras
Many of todays cameras offer wireless capability. Wireless surveillance cameras use your existing Wi-Fi connection to stream live video and are easy to connect and setup. You even have the option of customizing your wireless IP security cameras and controlling them from a PC, Mac or smart phone. The fact that you do not need to run a wire makes these types of cameras desirable to consumers. b
Night Vision Cameras
Night vision security cameras use infrared technology (IR) to illuminate those poorly lit areas and record visible footage at night.
Outdoor or Exterior Cameras
Exterior cameras are meant to work in harsh environments and almost all outdoor cameras offer infrared night vision. These surveillance cameras are important for documenting and observing who is on the perimeter of home or who may be at the door without opening it, they even allow you to monitor your front or back yard.
Motion Detection Cameras
Motion detection cameras can begin recording as soon as they sense any movement, this allows you to only record video that is important and you don't record hours of useless video footage. Some types of motion detection cameras, like some of our pan and tilt cameras, can actually lock in on a moving object and follow it automatically.
HD Coax Cameras
HD Coax cameras are the latest in technology for replacing older analog systems that used coax cabling. These HD cameras allow you to simply replace older analog cameras and analog DVRs with new HD models within minutes. These newer systems allow you to take advantage of your existing cabling without rerunning new wiring.
Hidden / Covert Cameras
Covert or Hidden cameras, also known as nanny-cameras, allow you to install cameras that are concealed and hidden to the common person. These cameras are used to catch and spy on behavior that may be hard to detect otherwise. These cameras allow you to keep an eye on your babysitter or watch your kids when they are home alone to make sure everything is alright.
These security cameras are shaped like domes and may be used both indoor and outdoors. Many of these cameras offer infrared lighting and come with a tamper proof design. Dome cameras may be ceiling or wall mounted and offer additional back boxes for easy installation. Some key features you will find on dome cameras is tinted dome covers to mask where the camera is facing as well as optional motorized lenses to remotely control the lens from anywhere you are.
Network IP Cameras, Webcams or Netcams
Network IP cameras are a digital video cameras that send and receive video via a computer network or broadband connection. Many consumers know these cameras webcams - however these cameras are far from simple netcams. IP cameras only need one wire for installation and offer the ability to be remotely viewed from anywhere. These cameras are by far the easiest for consumers to install and offer the highest resolution possible of all the security camera technologies.