Home Security Camera Types

Cameras for the inside that are hardwired

A coaxial cable or an ethernet cable connects a wired interior security camera to a central recording device, which serves as the camera’s interface. A dome camera is typically used for this purpose, and it may be installed on the ceiling to give a large field of vision within a residence. Typically, they require the services of a professional installer.

Wireless Indoor Surveillance Cameras

Wireless interior cameras, often known as Wi-Fi cameras or IP cameras, connect to a Wi-Fi network and save their images in the cloud. They’re simple to set up because they don’t require a cable to broadcast their video signal, but they still need a power source to function. Some specialized interior cameras, such as those that dispense treats to your dog or cat and baby cams that record temperature, humidity, and air quality in a baby’s room, are available, among other things.

Cameras for the outdoors that are wired

Most wired exterior cameras are bullet-style cameras, so named for their long, cylindrical shape. These cameras are connected to a central recording unit via a cable, and they may be installed on walls or ceilings and do not require an electrical outlet to function. Most wired cameras may be used either outside or indoors, and an expert normally installs them.

Cameras for the outdoors that are wireless

Wi-Fi outdoor cameras are similar to their indoor counterparts, but they are bigger and more weather resistant. A specific mounting plate and screws are required for fixing them to a wall or structure in the optimal situation. Some models have incorporated lighting and sirens to help frighten intruders, while others are more basic. They often have a wider field of vision (130 degrees or more) and can cover a broader area than most wired bullet cameras can handle.

Outdoor Cameras That Do Not Require a Wire

Wire-free outdoor cameras are wireless cameras that run on batteries (typically rechargeable) and do not require a power source plugged into a wall socket. They only record when movement is detected, and they are incredibly simple to set up. Wired cameras normally offer the same characteristics as wireless cameras, except that they are unable to record constantly owing to the limited capacity of their batteries. The option of connecting a solar panel to certain wire-free cameras is available to keep the batteries charged.

Cameras with floodlights

These are outdoor wireless cameras equipped with a huge floodlight that automatically goes on when the camera is activated by motion. This enables them to record crisper video and, in some cases, scare away prospective attackers. Depending on the application, they can be connected to existing lighting cables or powered by an electrical outlet.

Video Doorbells are becoming increasingly popular.

Using this popular form of outdoor camera, you can replace your normal doorbell with one that has a built-in camera. Whenever there is movement detected by the camera or when the doorbell is pressed, the camera begins recording. It opens two-way audio on your smartphone, smart speaker, or smart TV, allowing you to view and communicate with anyone is at your front door. You may hear but not see the person who is listening to you. Even if you do not answer the phone, it will record the encounter and save it to review later. Hardwiring a video doorbell into your existing doorbell wiring is a straightforward DIY technique for most video doorbells. There are also a few types that are powered by batteries.