Choosing between different 2018 IP security cameras is more difficult than ever. That is only because there are so many great choices available on the current security camera market. The purpose of this article is to help offer some direction and advice for anyone looking to find the most suitable IP security cameras for their modern surveillance system. I will offer a variety of different design choices, features, and other factors to take into account. I will also provide a list of some of our most popular choices currently available in our catalog of security cameras and surveillance equipment. Visit our website for more information on the products discussed in this article or to find out more about us by clicking on the link provided here: Security Camera King.
2018 IP Security Cameras | Camera Designs
Once you start searching for security cameras you will realize a large number of choices that only seems to be growing with each and every day. Where once HD security cameras ruled supreme, IP security cameras have now taken the place as the most desirable connection type. However, all security cameras come in a few different, distinctive designs. Each of the designs is made for a specific purpose or location. Below you can find the choices for the different designs commonly used for modern IP security cameras.
The bullet design is ideal when you want to monitor a single, fixed point. Because of its fairly low-cost, it is ideal for low-budget surveillance systems and is one of the most commonly seen designs throughout the world. In addition to its affordability, it is also popular because of how easy the installation and mounting process can be. Most novice users are able to set this design up themselves to watch over a porch area or a doorway.
The dome design is a more versatile, intimidating security camera. With its wide lens, you can often hear people describe this design appearing as an “ever-watching eye in the sky”. Often used in very conspicuous locations, the dome design is often sought after to deter would-be criminals or vandals because it is more difficult to avoid. The design makes it difficult to know exactly where it is facing, thus making avoiding detection harder. It is ideal for focusing in on faces for possible thefts or similar situations in stores or at doorways.
Pan / Tilt / Zoom (PTZ) Design
The PTZ design is one of the newer, modern designs. It was made to watch over a large area, such as a parking lot or outdoor setting. Though many PTZ security cameras are slightly more expensive than cameras with fixed points, the ability to move around and be controlled remotely to change angles, zooms, and constantly pan can eliminate the need for multiple fixed point cameras. With certain designs, you can even get a full 360-degree motion to watch over every part of a location.
License Plate Design
The license plate design is named for its ability to zoom in so closely that you can read the numbers on a license plate from far away. It is often the most expensive camera design, but it also one of most desired because of its zoom capabilities. It is ideal for people needing extremely detailed resolution for their surveillance footage.
Infrared / Night Vision
Certain cameras come with various features, such as night vision. Night vision is not exactly a new feature, but it has made amazing strides recently and cameras equipped with Starlight technology are capable of seeing hundreds of feet with complete clarity in virtually complete darkness. You can see a side-by-side comparison of the Starlight camera in action in our video below:
2018 IP Security Cameras | Things to Remember
Before you decide on purchasing your new IP security cameras there are a few things to remember to keep in mind. In addition to the different designs, every security camera comes with different features and specifications. Though you may want the zooming ability or Starlight technology, each of these is more costly than other designs and is often to practical for smaller surveillance systems. Here is a list of a few things to remember when you are choosing the best IP security cameras for your surveillance system.
- What security camera design best suits your surveillance needs?
- Are you monitoring an indoor or an outdoor setting?
- How big does your resolution size need to be?
- Do you want black and white surveillance foot or color surveillance footage?
Is your surveillance system wireless or do you need cameras capable of wired video recording?
- What is your overall budget for purchasing security cameras?
To shows the amazing difference between the clarity offered by IP security cameras versus older analog HD security cameras we created a side-by-side comparison video. You can watch the video below here:
2018 IP Security Cameras | Our Products
3MP Economy Elite IP Network Motorized Bullet Camera (IPOB-ELE3IRZ)
- Megapixels: 3mp
- Lens: 2.7mm – 12mm
- LEDs: 4
- IR Distance: 197 feet
- Dimension: 8.4in x 3.1in x 2.8in
4MP Sibell IP IR Bullet Security Camera with 2.8mm Lens (IPOB-SB4IR28)
- Megapixels: 4MP
- Lens: 2.8mm Wide Angle Fixed Lens
- LEDs: 36
- IR Distance: 98 feet
- Dimension: 3.5in x 3.5in x 9in
2MP Sibell Varifocal Starlight IP IR Bullet Security Camera (IPOB-SBS2IRV)
- Megapixels: 2MP
- Lens: 2.8~12 mm @ F1.4-2.8
- LEDs: 2
- IR Distance: 98
- Dimension: 8.62in x 3.43in x 3.43in
4MP Sibell IP IR Motorized Zoom License Plate Camera (IPLP-SB4IRZ)
- Megapixels: 4MP
- Lens: 9-22mm @F1.4, angle of view: 29.5°-16.2°
- LEDs: 4
- IR Distance: 328 feet
- Dimension: 14.17in x 4.29in x 4.29in
- IP66 Weather-Resistant Rating
3MP 20x Zoom Starlight Sibell PTZ w/ IR & TVI/AHD (IPPTZ-SBS3IR20XHD2)
- Megapixels: 3MP
- Max Resolution: 2048 x 1536
- Lens: 5.5-110mm zoom
- Pan Rotation: 360° endless rotation
- Dimension: 12.48in x 8.2in x 8.2in
2018 IP Security Cameras | About Us & Our Partners
To be a complete a complete source for security cameras and surveillance equipment to our clients we also partner with our leading companies involved in the surveillance industry. Digital Security Guard is a private security guard agency that uses live remote video monitoring to provide a 24/7 protection service for small residences and large, commercial facilities alike. TechPro Security Products is a professional installation team that specializes in helping people find the best locations to install cameras to get the most from their surveillance systems. USA Support Team provides 100% US-based technical support for our clients should you have any operating or other questions about your surveillance products.
Security Camera King is a wholesale distributor of the most state of the art security cameras and surveillance equipment currently on the market. We have a direct relationship with other manufacturers that allows us to keep our prices incredibly low. Our offices are in Boca Raton, FL and Wheat Ridge, CO and we proudly serve the entire country, from East coast to West coast.
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