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Top 10 IP Cameras 2016 v2

Whether for safety or protection reasons, you can without difficulty maintain a close watch on your home or office from anywhere you are in the world with this kind of function-rich IP cameras. A number of these models are built to be a deterrent even as others are small sufficient for discreet surveillance.

Home Business Video Security Camera System Wired, w/4 Bullet Super HD 1440P Waterproof Outdoor Indoor PoE IP Cameras and 1 PC of 8-Channel 4MP NVR Kit with Built-in 2 TB HDD, Reolink RLK8-410B4Arlo Smart Home - 1 HD Camera Security System, 100% Wire-Free, Indoor/Outdoor with Night Vision (VMS3130-100NAS)Vimtag VT-361 Super HD WiFi Video Monitoring Surveillance Security Camera, Plug/Play, Pan/Tilt with Two-Way Audio & Night VisionPHYLINK PLC-128PW 720P HD Covert IP Camera, Wireless Mini Pinhole Spy Camera, Wi-Fi, POE, Built-in Micro SD Card Slot, Motion Detection, Email Alert, Free Apps for iOS/ Android, PC and Mac compatibleTENVIS JPT3815W Wireless IP/Network Security Surveillance Camera, Remote Video Monitoring, Screen Capture, Pan & Tilt, Plug & Play, with Two-Way Audio and Night Vision, Motion Detection with Instant Alert (Black)Dropcam Pro Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Security CameraHikvision DS-2CD2332-I Original 1/3Foscam FI9821W V2 Megapixel HD 1280 x 720p H.264 Wireless/Wired Pan/Tilt IP Camera with IR-Cut Filter - 26ft Night Vision and 2.8mm Lens (70? Viewing Angle) - BlackAmcrest ProHD Outdoor 1080P POE Dome IP Security Camera - IP67 Weatherproof, 1080P (1920 TVL), IP2M-844E (White)FI9803P Plug and Play 1.0 Megapixel (1280x720p) H.264 Outdoor Wireless IP Camera

Keeping An Eye Out

It's a shame that we live in a world where our security is consistently at risk, but it seems as though things are only destined to get more dangerous around here for the time being. Violent crimes saw a 10-year decline in the United States up to 2013, but data from 2014 and 2015 show spikes in violent offenses that imply a coming wave of violence.

The IP cameras we've reviewed for you offer up more than just a video record of potential perpetrators, they can act as nanny cams, baby monitors, deterrents to potential wrong-doers, and more.

A video is a powerful tool in recording past events and presenting cases of innocence or guilt. Imagine you were accused of a crime you didn't commit, and the only alibi you had was that unreliable one: "I was home alone." Well, if you've got the footage to prove it, you'll be set free.

On a more dastardly note, should something bad happen like a home invasion, or even an attack on your premises, the footage from your IP camera could help catch the bad guys involved and recover stolen goods?

Each one of these cameras sports a small, but high-quality lens, not unlike the lenses used on better smartphones. The main difference there is that these lenses are larger, so they can collect more light without resorting to digital enhancements that sacrifice image quality in the dark. Furthermore, a majority of these IP cameras have infrared capabilities, giving you an even better picture in low-light scenarios.

They mount easily on desktops or hung from ceilings, and a couple is meant to be concealed between books on a shelf, or inside a stuffed animal–whichever hidden camera cliche speaks to you the loudest. All of them connect to your internet server, so you can log in remotely and view live and archived footage from anywhere.

What Goes Bump In The Night


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Given the multitudinous threats to our homes and families, and the filming needs that correspond to them, finding an IP camera that can suit your purposes is paramount. If you end up with a well-rated camera that does everything but the one thing you need it to do, you'll have wasted a good bit of time and money. Fortunately, a lot of the cameras on this list boast a handful of useful features, and we're going to work together to figure out the combination you need.

If you're simply trying to increase the security of your space, whether it's a home or business, by letting anyone who might cause you harm know that they are, most definitely, on camera, you'll want a piece that stands out. Those little spy cams won't do the trick in this instance, but a more traditional-looking security camera will. Bad guys know to look for these hung up in the corners of rooms, so installing one there will not only give you the best viewing angle of the space, it'll also advertise to potential perps that this space is protected.

Maybe some precious items have gone missing from your home recently, and you suspect the maid. One of the more clandestine cameras on our list, the kind you can hide in a dozen low-key places, is the best way to catch her in the act. What you do with the incriminating footage is up to you. Blackmail is fun, but, remember: like so many fun things, it's illegal.

Once you figure out whether you want your camera to stand out or to blend in, you can then evaluate the remaining systems based on features. Some cameras on this list capture in full 1080 HD, while others only attain 720 HD. Frankly, this isn't as important as frame rate.

If you've ever seen jumpy security footage that looks more like the camera took a still picture every two seconds, you know how a slow frame rate fails to tell the whole story of a scene. Professional movies shoot at 24 frames per second, so if you want something clean and fluid, shoot for a camera that can capture at least 20 frames per second.

Old Tech Meets New


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IP cameras are the product of a happy marriage between two enormous families. The first of these families appeared on the scene back in Germany, in 1942. If you recall, there was a little war going on at the time, and German engineers pointed a simple camera at the launch site of their V-2 rockets. That camera fed its images to a receiver on a closed circuit, and closed-circuit television, or CCTV, was born.

CCTV was the go-to system for security footage around the world, with the UK attaining dystopian numbers of security cameras by the 1990s. Right around that time, in the computer science department of Cambridge University, students pointed a small and simple camera at the coffee pot in the hallway outside one of their research rooms.

The idea was to keep an eye on the coffee level so they would never be without the substance, and they connected the camera feed to their computers via the building's internet.

Thus, the first webcam came into being, and as soon as internet feeds grew fast enough to outpace CCTV feeds, IP cameras became the norm for security in homes and businesses.


#10.FI9803P Plug and Play 1.0 Megapixel (1280x720p) H.264 Outdoor Wireless IP Camera


The Foscam FI9803P Wireless IP Camera is the expansion of the Foscam outdoor camera range, alongside the FI9805W with 1.0 Megapixels resolution. The Foscam FI9803P Outdoor Megapixel Wireless IP Camera adopts a 720p HD video quality (1280 x 720) as well as a high-performance media processor, and high-speed video protocol processor. As a result, it is capable of H.264 video compression allowing for extremely smooth video transmission with minimal bandwidth consumption. In addition, due to the small file sizes produced by H.264 video compression, it has the ability to save tremendous hard drive space when doing manual video recording. In brief, the Foscam FI9803P comprises 720p HD video quality, H.264 video compression, wireless N suitability, the ability to remotely view over the Internet, motion detection and night vision images. In addition, you can use your smartphone (iPhone, Android)) or your default browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari) to view the images through an Internet connection. The camera can be used as part of your alarm system at home, office, ... with the ability to monitor over the internet. Box Contains Foscam FI9803P IP Camera; Power Supply; Quick Installation Guide; WiFi Antenna; Mounting Bracket; Ethernet Cable; CD


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#9.Amcrest ProHD Outdoor 1080P POE Dome IP Security Camera - IP67 Weatherproof, 1080P (1920 TVL), IP2M-844E (White)


The Amcrest ProHD 1080P POE dome video camera helps you stay in touch with what you love anytime, anywhere. With its quick mobile setup process, you will have secure access to your camera's video stream in no time. Stream live and playback recorded video of your home, your kids, your pets, or your business on the go with the Amcrest View app. Amcrest Cloud offers optional cloud recording with free live viewing and 4 hours of free video storage accessible from any device including Apple Mac, Windows PC, iPhone, iPad or Android devices. Amcrest cameras also record and upload to an FTP as well as record to any Amcrest (or ONVIF compliant) Network Video Recorder (NVR) (not included). Each Amcrest camera features night vision, enhanced digital zoom, a 93? viewing angle, smart motion alerts, email alerts and snapshots, advanced recording options, and secure SSL/HTTPS connection. With the Amcrest ProHD, you'll never be out of the loop again. Amcrest cameras are compatible together with Foscam cameras only when using AmcrestCloud, Amcrest NVRs, Blue Iris for Windows PC, Live Cams Pro for iOS and TinyCam Monitor for Android.


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#8.Foscam FI9821W V2 Megapixel HD 1280 x 720p H.264 Wireless/Wired Pan/Tilt IP Camera with IR-Cut Filter - 26ft Night Vision and 2.8mm Lens (70? Viewing Angle) - Black


The FI9821W V2 adopts a high-performance media processor and high-speed video protocol processor making it capable of H.264 video compression for extremely smooth high definition video transmission, increased FPS and minimal bandwidth consumption. In addition, due to the small file sizes produced by H.264 video compression, it has the ability to save tremendous hard drive space when doing video recording. Furthermore, the FI9821W also features a built-in DVR via onboard SD Card slot for direct recording on the camera itself up to 32GB. The FI9821W features HD 1280x720p video, two-way audio, h.264 video compression, built-in SD card slot, wifi-N capability, pan/tilt, remote internet viewing, motion detection, night-vision as well as a built-in network video recording system. In addition, it is smartphone compatible (Iphone, Android & Blackberry) as well as viewable over the internet network using the standard Safari browser (no app necessary).


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#7.Hikvision DS-2CD2332-I Original 1/3" CMOS 3MP 2.8mm Lens POE Network CCTV Dome IP Camera H.264 IR Range HD Waterproof Home&Outdoor Security Surveillance Camera


My second camera. Configuration and camera parameters were easy to set up on my system. The picture quality is clear and frame rate(set to max) is smooth on both night and day. the IR illuminator at night has decent range and I'm sure if paired with an additional illuminator would have good, clear, increased range.


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#6.Dropcam Pro Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Security Camera


Dropcam Pro Internet Wi-Fi Video Monitoring Cameras help you stay connected with what you love, no matter where you are. In less than a minute, you'll have it setup and securely streaming high-definition video to you over your home Wi-Fi. Use it to watch your home, your baby, the dog or your small business. Every camera comes with Night Vision, HD video, Two-Way Talk and Digital Zoom. Paired with secure online Cloud Video Recording (CVR), you can watch live and recorded video from anywhere on any device. Dropcam makes monitoring what you love and finding peace of mind easier than ever. Watch from any device such as your Apple Mac, Windows PC, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android device. All you need is a Wi-Fi network paired with the free and easy-to-use Dropcam App. Watch what you love while away with Dropcam. Please note: If your camera is having trouble connecting to your Wi-Fi network you may have a weak connection between the camera and your router. To test the Wi-Fi signal that your camera is receiving, To test the Wi-Fi signal that your camera is receiving, move your camera closer to your router.


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#5.TENVIS JPT3815W Wireless IP/Network Security Surveillance Camera, Remote Video Monitoring, Screen Capture, Pan & Tilt, Plug & Play, with Two-Way Audio and Night Vision, Motion Detection with Instant Alert (Black)


- TRUE WIRELESS WIFI CAMERA - Wireless network connection. No complicated wiring .Works Anywhere Within Your WIFI Coverage
- PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY 24x7 - Day/Night Surveillance with IR. Configurable Motion Detect Function to Trigger Instant Alert to You
- REMOTE REVIEW - iPhone/Android App for Live View Monitoring in Home or Anywhere in the World. Support Two-Way Audio Chat
- TRUE DAY & NIGHT - This IP camera has 10 infrared LEDs to provide high levels of "invisible" light in dark environments and night to 10M (32 feet) night version
- SETUP IS A BREEZE - Easy Installation via Smart Phone, No PC is Necessary, No Port Forwarding is Required, Plug & Play, Up Running in Minutes


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#4.PHYLINK PLC-128PW 720P HD Covert IP Camera, Wireless Mini Pinhole Spy Camera, Wi-Fi, POE, Built-in Micro SD Card Slot, Motion Detection, Email Alert, Free Apps for iOS/ Android, PC and Mac compatible


Professional Covert Network Security Camera
Ever want to make a camera less visible, hide it from view, be discrete? For example, maybe condo rules prohibit you from having a camera, or you want cameras in your home, but you don't want them to stick out for aesthetic reasons. The PLC-128PW may be for you.
PLC-128PW is a small-sized, high-performance device perfect for covert installations or where a discreet and compact surveillance solution is required. Almost impossible to discover, which keeps it protected from vandalism.


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#3.Vimtag VT-361 Super HD WiFi Video Monitoring Surveillance Security Camera, Plug/Play, Pan/Tilt with Two-Way Audio & Night Vision


Change your life into a relaxed and tame lifestyle, The Vim tag HD VT361 allows you to be away from home or even go on a long vacation with peace of mind leaving your property, family members or pets at home. Futures 3 Dbi Antenna for extreme reliable WiFi connection Card slot record directly to Micro SD supported for 32 GB QR Code Scan to download the MIPC app setup WPS button for EZ WiFi connection setup Power interface, Cable interface, Digital zoom Real Plug and Play 5 minute setup Motion detection snapshot or video alerts Remote Live Video Streaming Via Smart Phone, Tablet, PC Remote Stunning Pen and Tilt control 320 degree x 120 degree covers every corner of your home Strong and heavy abs rubber based material Clarity Clear Two-Way Voice built in mic and speaker Stunning Video Quality Face to face effect HD Video Real Time 1280 x 720p 25 fps H.264 video compression format with maximum clarity Ir cut for capture love images Superior high-quality 3.6mm Lens One million pixel high-definition 12 IR LEDs for Night Vision Up to 10 Meters distance for 24-hour monitoring solution.


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#2.Arlo Smart Home - 1 HD Camera Security System, 100% Wire-Free, Indoor/Outdoor with Night Vision (VMS3130-100NAS)


- See in stunning clarity and sharper details with HD cameras and watch live streamed or recorded videos from your computer, smartphone or tablet using Arlo’s free App
- Patented 100% wire-free design and magnetic mounts let you discreetly place cameras where you want and monitor your home from every possible angle
- Night vision cameras with HD clarity even in the dark
- Motion activated cameras and customizable activity alerts provide real-time email or app notifications while home or away
- Indoor/Outdoor weatherproof cameras install easily for DIY security so you can even monitor the exterior of your home


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#1.Home Business Video Security Camera System Wired, w/4 Bullet Super HD 1440P Waterproof Outdoor Indoor PoE IP Cameras and 1 PC of 8-Channel 4MP NVR Kit with Built-in 2 TB HDD, Reolink RLK8-410B4


RLK8-410B4 comes with one 8-channel 4MP POE NVR and four 4MP bullet cameras, with a built-in 2TB HDD. The 1440P HD quality video offers sharp resolutions. The system won??t occupy and congest your home network, and it can transfer stable videos in its internet. It is further enhanced by DIY installation with zero configurations for not only the connectivity between cameras and NVR but also the external access to the system. The installation is as easy as any common analog security systems by Ethernet cables, and this system gives much higher resolution and image quality. The system can plug and play with any Ref link PoE Cameras, including RLC-410/410S/411/411S/420/422/423.


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