The Best 4K Security Camera & Systems Money Can Buy
When buying a new 4k security camera or camera system, there are a lot of factors to consider. Important questions might include one or more of the following:
– How many areas need surveillance?
– Is the watched space indoors or outdoors?
– Are the monitored areas large and open or secluded and small?
– What kind of capabilities do I need for my new camera system?
Once you have answered the above questions, you can begin considering your options. If you are only covering one small area like a hallway or entrance, you may only need a single camera. However, if you need to cover more than one spot, a 4k home security camera system will satisfy that requirement and present a better value.
The size of the camera’s lens is also important, and usually ranges between 2.8mm and 12mm. For residential and most business purposes, lens sizes between 2.8mm and 4.0mm are most ideal because these ranges will typically cover a wide field of view while presenting a clear picture between 100-200ft or more. If you are covering a large room, a 2.8mm lens is generally considered superior to the 4.0mm lens as the smaller option has a wider field of view.
If you are in need of an outdoor security camera, it is absolutely essential that you pick a weatherproof camera as the elements can wreak havoc on unprotected systems. Having an infrared, or night vision, feature will also optimize your camera system’s surveillance capability—especially considering most criminal acts occur at night. An outdoor camera that can see in color will also allow users to detect details more clearly, likely proving more useful in identifying criminals should a malicious act be recorded.
There are also important network considerations to take into account. In a world where technology is playing an ever-increasing role, it is important to have a camera system that is both secure and reliable. A POE Camera uses a standard ethernet port for both power and sending and receiving information. This type of camera system negates the need for AC power outlets installed everywhere a camera needs to be, which can present a number of problems for outdoor systems. A POE security camera system also only needs a single power source. Another aspect to look out for is IP camera system capabilities. An IP camera system enables remote access, which can benefit home or business owners who want to check on their assets when they are away. More advanced or larger systems may make use of a network video recorder, or NVR, which acts a centralized processing unit of sorts for your entire network’s camera system, encoding data onto a disk drive or similar device.
4K Camera Systems from Amcrest
Amcrest carries a number of POE 4K security camera options, but here are a few to give you an idea of what types of camera systems we offer.
|Zoom||4x Optical Zoom||16x Digital Zoom||16x Digital Zoom|
|Night Vision Range||164ft||164ft||131ft|
|Storage||MicroSD Card, Amcrest Cloud, FTP, NAS, Amcrest NVR||MicroSD Card, Amcrest Cloud PC, NAS Local||MicroSD, Amcrest Cloud, PC, NVR, NAS|
Each 4K security camera type offers its own unique group of pros and cons and each is available individually or as a set. Amcrest carries additional options not listed here as well, and for more information we encourage you to visit our contact page or call the number on your screen to discuss how we can best manage your security camera needs.