Popular CCTV Cameras & Systems For Your Building
Do you have a CCTV camera system installed in your home or office yet? And if not, why not?
Criminal activity is always on the rise, and there’s nothing to guarantee that your property won’t be next! Don’t take our word for it – the statistics speak for themselves!
According to Statista, 267 thousand burglaries were recorded in England and Wales over the 2020/21 period. Just considering this fact makes one realise that break-ins and burglaries are ever-happening, not just in the UK but across the globe.
The best thing you can do is be prepared by having systems to protect you and your property. And with smart homes becoming the norm, there’s every reason to look for security systems that quickly and easily integrate with the system you’re currently using.
When searching the market for the best CCTV camera system for your business or residence, a lot will come down to your specific requirements and your budget. That said, the most popular CCTV camera systems include IP cameras, HD CCTV cameras and analogue cameras, including leading brands and models such as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Homekit, Google Home, Reolink, Swann, Arlo Pro, Eufy, Google Nest Cam, and TP-Link.
Best Security Cameras
While budget constraints may dictate which security cameras you invest in, the biggest determining factor will undoubtedly be your requirements. The best home security system or business security system for you may be far from the best for someone else.
Consider both your indoor security camera and outdoor security camera requirements before selecting a smart home or business security system for you. Below are reviews of both indoor security camera systems and outdoor security camera systems for your consideration.
Indoor security camera
When it comes to protecting your business, indoor security camera systems are just as critical as outdoor systems. While some home security cameras work just as well for businesses (such as the Arlo Pro 3), some businesses require more functionality. Below is a selection of 3 top indoor security camera systems for businesses.
Swann 12 Multi-Camera Security System
This indoor security system is ideal for warehouses and storefronts where blind spots may exist and what’s great is that it can be used for indoor and outdoor use. It offers 16 recording channels with the option to add up to four additional cameras for a wider reach.
With 1080p HD recording, the system can pick up on the finer details, such as a logo embroidered onto a shirt! Night vision technology enables the system to record up to 100 feet in black and white and 32 feet in full colour. Heat and motion detection features are built-in.
The security system’s dedicated app can be linked to a smartphone or tablet, send push notifications, or be used for remote monitoring. This security system works well with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for voice control and is compatible with Chromecast.
At a glance, the Swann 12 Multi-Camera Security System offers:
- Quick and easy installation
- DVR-4580 with 1TB HDD
- 12 x 1080p heat and motion sensing warning light security cameras
- Wired connection that is reliable
- Colour video at night
- Picks up on variations of heat between cars and people and triggers recording
- Local recording on hard drive
- App enables: always-on multi-camera live streaming, activity detection alerts, playback and remote monitoring
- 12-month warranty
Reolink Video Surveillance System
What sets the Reolink surveillance system apart from others is that it offers local storage over cloud storage options. This local storage makes preserving video feeds easier and ensures that evidence is kept a little safe. The Reolink system comes with a 2TB hard drive and can be set to overwrite prior files to ensure continuous recording can happen. You get four 1440p HD cameras that offer crystal clear recording when investing in this system.
Four additional cameras can be added to the system, and the microphone and audio recording make it a top choice. The system also includes infrared LEDs that ensure night vision of up to 100 feet.
The system links to its own dedicated remote app, which means you can remotely access live feeds or monitor the premises.
At a glance, the Reolink Video Surveillance System offers:
- Local storage of video footage
- 2TB hard drive for storing data
- 4 x 1440p HD cameras
- Night vision up to 100 feet
- NVR (network video recording) to overwrite old footage
- Remote access to the device through Wi-Fi enabled smart devices
- 2-year warranty on new products and 1-year warranty on certified refurbished products
Arlo Ultra 4K UHD Security System
The Arlo Ultra is a security system force to be reckoned with. The unit is weatherproof, meaning that it doesn’t easily fall victim to dust, pests, moisture, or exposure to the elements.
In addition, it offers 4K UHD resolution recording, which means that you can see specific details with crystal clear day and night, such as facial features and license plate numbers. Entry-level security systems in the Arlo Ultra range include one to four cameras, but you can add up to 56 cameras on one system. Each camera offers a spotlight, motion detection, sound detection and can be monitored and adjusted remotely using the dedicated app.
Two-way audio is also made possible with the integrated speaker and noise-cancelling microphone. Night vision recording is in full colour to assist with detailing, and you will find the zoom and object tracking features highly useful.
At a glance, the Arlo Ultra 4K UHD Security System offers:
- Quick and easy wireless installation
- 4K video recording with HDR
- Ultra-wide 180-degree viewing angle
- Integrated spotlight
- Battery life of 6 months
- Noise-cancelling two-way audio
- Colour night vision – high quality even in low light
- Smart alerts for movement detection
- 1-year limited hardware warranty
Outdoor security camera
Outdoor security cameras help prevents burglars, encourages better conduct from employees, increases customer safety, reduces the risk of vandalism, ensures you can aid in law enforcement and provides you with added peace of mind.
The best outdoor security camera systems, according to Satori Risk, include the following:
Arlo Pro 3
The Arlo Pro is now in its third generation and is excellent for outdoor use. It’s a wireless wifi security camera that’s weatherproof too. The device offers high-quality 2K video and wide-angle viewing. Being a smart cam, it pairs with most smart home devices, ensuring the best possible home security system or business security system. In addition, the system’s HDR means it can produce a clear picture in both darkness and extreme light.
The Arlo Pro 3 is a battery-powered unit that offers a 160-degree viewing angle and is guaranteed to perform at its peak in both rain and heat. If you opt for the spotlight version of the unit, you will get motion-sensor lighting and colour-enhanced night vision. The two-way audio also makes communicating with people on your premises easier. The long-life rechargeable battery means the battery life will never let you down. You can control the device using the Arlo smartphone app and find that it pairs up nicely with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for voice control.
At a glance, the Arlo Pro 3 provides:
- 2K video resolutions
- 160-degree field of view
- Night vision enabled with a spotlight (colour vision) and 2 infrared LEDs (black and white vision)
- Camera-to-hub connection with Wi-Fi
- Hub-to-network connection with Ethernet
- Quality motion detection and sound detection tools
- Auto track and zoom features
- Battery life of approximately 6 months
- Easily mounted with magnetic base mount
- 1-year limited warranty on hardware
The Swann Floodlight security camera system offers full HD, easy setup, 125-degree viewing angle, and two-way audio. The system is fully weatherproof and performs well in all climates, even providing clarity with night vision technology. If you have a decent wifi connection, you can control the device using the smartphone app and enjoy real-time video recording and audio.
What’s great about the Swann Floodlight is that it can be voice-controlled using smart home devices such as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri. What’s great about this floodlight is that you can consider your surroundings, set the motion sensor sensitivity to high or low, and even turn motion detection on and off as required. The LEF floodlight runs at 5000K/2500 Lumens, with the brightness level easily adjusted via the app.
At a glance, the Swann Floodlight offers:
- 2 x 2500 Lumens LED floodlight
- 125-degree viewing angle
- Real-time video and audio recording
- Heat and motion sensors
- Records in 1080p video quality
- Captures video in total darkness up to 33 feet
- 12-month warranty
Tapo C320WS from TP-Link
This high-end outdoor wi-fi security camera offers 2K QHD recording with crystal clear images and 2560×1440 pixel definition. It’s good to note that the unit also offers an Ethernet connection to the network. The Tapo C320WS provides full-colour night vision and ensures a stable view with its starlight night vision technology for the best video recording at night. The unit keeps you fully informed by sending motion detection notifications to your linked mobile device.
The two-way audio enables communication, and you can save up to 256 GB of data on a microSD card in the unit. You can also control this TP-Link device with your voice and connect it to Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.
At a glance, the Tapo C320WS from TP-Link offers:
- Wi-Fi or ethernet connectivity
- 4MP definition ultra high definition video recording
- Local storage up to 256GB on a microSD card
- Voice control using Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa
- Night vision in total darkness up to 98 feet
- Notifications for motion detection
- Two-way audio enabled (built-in microphone and speaker)
- IP66 weatherproof rated
- 2-year manufacturer warranty
Smart CCTV Systems
You may be wondering which DVR (digital video recording) and NVR (network video recording) systems are right for you – and we’re here to help. When it comes to smart CCTV systems, leaders in the field, such as Satori Risk, use only the best security camera system setups.
Features that contribute to an excellent smart security camera system include facial recognition, sound and motion detection flood lights, HD video recording, and real-time remote monitoring.
Of course, the CCTV camera systems you invest in will largely depend on what smart home system you are running.
Some of the top smart CCTV camera systems available are smart home setups – all of these are generally compatible with Google Assistant and Google Home
Which is the best for you?
Finding a security system that works for you is a personal process and will take some time, attention and several considerations. You will need to take the needs of your property or building into consideration, along with potential risks.
Your budget will also play a large role in the decision. Consulting with a professional in the industry will help to simplify the process for you and ensure that you compare systems that are best suited to your needs and budget (time-saving).
At Satori Risk, we use leading commercial security CCTV system brands and can source a variety of additional brands if you have a specific system in mind.
Contact us for an obligation free quote today.