What Are the Best Home Video Surveillance Systems?


A major portion of protecting your home involves detecting and identifying possible threats. This is where surveillance comes in, and having a good video surveillance system can make all the difference in keeping your home as safe as possible.

There’s a lot of video surveillance systems available right now. But, of course, you’ll be looking for the best that will fit your budget. As such, below are some surveillance systems that you should consider for your home.


Zmodo Security Camera

The Zmodo security camera package comes with a set of weatherproof outdoor cameras equipped with an IP65 certification. These cameras have night vision capabilities, and can “see” as far 65 feet at a wide-angle.

The camera package also comes with an accompanying Zmodo app for your computer and smartphone. This way, you can monitor your home and be aware of who’s around even if you’re far away.


Nest Cam IQ

The latest from Nest, this camera is IP66-certified and is compatible with Wi-Fi systems. The lens is capable of a 130-degree field of view and can capture footage at a quality of 1080p HDR. The camera can also zoom in for 12 times while retaining crisp image quality.

If that isn’t enough, the Nest Cam IQ can automatically switch to night vision when things get dark. Also, it has motion sensing features and will follow anyone that enters its center field of view.


Lorex Security

Where the Lorex camera system truly shines is in its range. With the help of 4K lenses, this set of outdoor cameras can “see” as far as 200 feet, even during nighttime, and capture images above 1080p.

This surveillance system is also designed for easy connection to an existing Network Video Recorder. At best, it creates 4 zones of view for homeowners with an adjustable level of motion sensibility for each camera.


Swann Bullet

The Swan Bullet camera is an outdoor camera with a 102-degree field of view. It can record camera footage with 1080p quality. It comes with a TrueDetect motion-sensing system that allows the camera to automatically detect movement outside, record it, and send an alert to all devices connected to the system.

A major advantage with the Swann Bullet camera system is that it can easily connect with existing security systems, preferably other Swann products. This way, you won’t have to deal with a lot of compatibility issues coming from the camera as you keep your security systems operating at optimal levels.


Arlo Pro 2

The video surveillance system comes with a lot of perks that you’d find in a top-of-the-line product. The outdoor camera is IP65-certified and is designed to provide 1080p video image quality regardless of any weather condition. It also comes with motion detection and a continuous video recording feature in case of emergencies.

And if you do detect a potential threat invading the house, the Arlo Pro 2 comes with a mobile app that allows you to remotely trigger warning sirens built in the camera. The only downside is that the cameras run on batteries, and will need regular, albeit infrequent, recharges.


Nest Cam Outdoor Security Camera

Currently hailed as the best home video surveillance system of 2019, this offering from Nest comes with 1080p HD live recording features and cameras that have 130-degree wide-angle vision. You can manually control the system via the accompanying Nest App. The cameras themselves will notify you of anything suspicious by sending the app notifications.

The camera itself was designed to be weatherproof and can view at least 100 feet even during nighttime. At its best condition, the camera can provide 24/7 surveillance to homeowners with minimal downtime in case repairs are needed.

Author: Aiden Lee