The most reliable inter-connected security camera system is one that is joined up using ethernet cables. We review 5 of the best brands.
They've been around for a while now and some would consider them to be 'old tech', but power over ethernet (PoE) security camera systems are still one the the most popular set-ups in Europe and North America.
They simply require one connected cable to transfer both power and the captured videos, meaning they are simple to install and employ i.e. for most cases, you won't need to hire a specialist to install them, saving you hundreds.
The world we live in nowadays requires us to be watchful, and surveillance systems make this easier for us to do. While there are many security options available, not all are suitable for your home or office.
In this article, we will take a closer look at some of the more effective security systems and explain why PoE systems are often preferred over the more traditional CCTV cameras.
We will take a look at five of the top options, what you should look for in them, and also what to avoid. We point you in the direction of where to buy them. Let's get to it.
Our Rating: 4.7/5
This power over ethernet system is best suited for outdoor use. It has four cameras which are either 4 megapixels or 5 megapixels. They give you a high definition picture, making for an effective security system.
This set-up will also provide you round the clock recordings. It is perfect, especially when you want to record while asleep and do not always have someone to watch over.
The Reolink RLK8-410B4 gives you an 80 ˚ viewing angle. Whilst this may not be a lot, you can compensate by placing the cameras to capture a greater area. This camera system also has audio recording capabilities.
Since it's used outside, it is also waterproof. Another advantage of this system is that it can be remotely accessed.
Our Rating: 4.6/5
This camera comes with a built-in micro SD card slot. It is IP66 weatherproof, and this makes it great for outdoor and indoor use. It also has color night vision making it easier to use in dark spaces.
This camera set also has audio. It also has a ceiling mount so that you can attach it to the ceiling, indoors.
Also, this camera is waterproof, which means that it's safe to use outside. The high-resolution allows you to see, and if you need to see a bigger picture, then you'll like the 3X zoom. This system is also easy to install and has free versatile apps and remote view.
Our Rating: 4.4/5
This set of cameras includes four bullet cameras that have 4k picture quality. They're made especially for outdoor use, and as such, they are durable and weatherproof. They also have smart colour night vision, meaning that you can see what's going on, even when it is dark.
To protect the camera from bad weather, it has a metal housing. Whilst it is also made for outdoor use, it also can be used indoors. This uses a mobile application, which lets you view activity, even when you're away.
It also has an added security feature, a panic button on the front of the recorder, that sets off sirens and lights.
Our Rating: 4.3/5
This camera is for outdoor surveillance. The manufacturers made sure that it's weatherproof and could stand up to the weather elements.
It also has night vision, enabling you to see even in the dark. It captures the picture in 1080p full high definition, through a 3.6mm fixed lens.
It supports Onvif protocol GB/T28281 and is also compatible with Hikvision, XM, and Dahua. One of the great things about it is that it is more affordable than other camera systems in the same range. You get real-time alerts so if anything is moving in the area that you have placed this camera in, you will be alerted.
Our Rating: 4.2/5
The first thing that will jump out for you is the fact that this camera has eight channels. The picture quality it delivers is good, and this is another reason why it's quite the catch. The video quality is stable.
If you're not a very technical person, you don’t have to be scared of this system. One cable is all it takes to connect the camera to the NVR, and this is how to send audio and power.
This camera only needs an internet connection, for you to see what is happening in the area. you can do this via the free ZOSI mobile application.
It also has ample storage as it comes with a two terabyte hard drive. The system will allow you to record for long periods at a time.
Whilst there are many options to get adequate security for your home. If you're looking for an effective way to keep an eye on your property, then a POE camera system will be a good buy. It's affordable and effective.
Make sure that you get one with good viewing angles and excellent quality both in daylight and evening.
We recommend 2K Super HD Security Camera, because of the excellent night vision. We hope our selection helps you find your best fit. Happy shopping!
What are the advantages of a PoE camera system?
Using power over ethernet cuts down the number of wires that you will need to run.
How does a PoE camera system work?
There are generally three ways to use power over ethernet camera system. And these are :
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