There are plenty of technological advancements in 2018 to keep excite any tech fan. From phones to drones and amazing AI home systems, it seems there is no industry that hasn’t benefited from society embracing the technological movement. To no one’s surprise, it is the same case for the security industry. Security cameras and surveillance equipment are capable of things futuristic movies released ten years ago didn’t predict. In this article, I am going to discuss one of the more desired items on the surveillance market: IP security cameras. Continue reading if you are interested in finding the some of the most popular and practical IP cameras 2018 has to offer. Visit our website for more information about the products discussed in this article or to find out more about who we are by following the link provided here: Security Camera King.
IP Cameras 2018 | Designs
All security cameras are designed for specific functions and areas. That means one may be best suited for a wide view over an outdoor area while another may be better for inconspicuous monitoring. Each different design serves a unique purpose and is proven for certain ideal conditions. These conditions include things like weather, property size, maneuverability, etc. Here are the most common designs used in modern surveillance systems along with a brief description to help you choose the best fit.
The bullet camera design is used to monitor a specific, single point. One of the most commonly used camera designs, it is desirable for both its affordability and easy setup. That means that most novices can quickly learn to mount and install the camera themselves. An example for its intended purpose is looking straight at a doorway or porch area.
The dome camera design is the one that looks like an ever-present, watching eye. Its circular, dome-shaped design often creates an intimidating appearance and is usually mounted in a conspicuous location to deter would-be criminals from acting. Used over doorways, the dome camera can easily focus in on faces or other details and helps people looking to identify thieves or intruders. Because of its shape, it is often difficult to determine where it is directly facing, making it more difficult to directly avoid.
Pan / Tilt / Zoom or PTZ Camera
The PTZ camera design is ideal for larger, outdoor settings. Because of its ability to be moved around remotely and focus in or out and alter its viewing angle, it is able to eliminate the need for numerous fixed-point cameras. Most PTZ camera products come with pre-programmed motions, but it can be configured to pan in or out and zoom as precisely as you want. Many are capable of a full 360-degree motion.
License Plate Camera
The license plate camera is probably the most highly desired security camera design. It brings together all of the most high-tech features in one package that delivers incredible details. Though license plate cameras can be more expensive than the other designs, its features will remain current for years to come. This is the choice for those that want such highly detailed surveillance footage that the camera can clearly read license plates of passing cars.
Infrared / Night Vision Camera
The infrared or night vision camera is nothing new, but the advancement of its night vision features is unreal. Whereas before surveillance footage would often be murky at best, cameras equipped with Starlight technology can see for hundreds of feet in little to no light areas. It is ideal for people concerned with monitoring night time activity indoors or outdoors. Watch the amazing side by side comparison of standard IR footage versus Starlight IR footage below.
IP Cameras 2018 | Choosing Your IP Camera
There are a few different things to consider before you choose your new IP security cameras. Many more cost-efficient cameras don’t have all the latest features. You’ll also want to remember that wherever you buy them from has specific accompanying technical support and warranty options. Here is a list of a few different things to keep in mind before purchasing new IP security cameras:
- Security Camera Design
- Indoor or Outdoor Setting
- Resolution Size
- Black & White or Color Surveillance Footage
- Wireless or Wired Video Recording
One of the reasons IP cameras are so desirable is that even the lowest ranking, unpopular IP camera products have a better resolution than the best HD security cameras. Watch a side by side comparison of the difference between footage from an HD security camera and footage from an IP security camera here:
IP Cameras 2018 | Product Selection
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 Dome Security Camera with 2.8mm Lens (IPOD-SB4IR28)
- Megapixels: 4MP
- Lens: 2.8mm
- LEDs: 2
- IR Distance: 65 feet
- Dimension: 3.5in x 3.5in x 4in
2MP Prime IP Network Vandal Dome Camera w/2.8mm Lens (IPVD-PR2IRE28)
- Megapixels: 2MP
- Lens: 2.8mm@ F2.0, Angle of view: 98.5°
- LEDs: N/A
- Dimension: 4.4in x 4.4in x 3.96in
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
IP Cameras 2018 | About Us & Our Partners
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