What are the best Security Camera Systems ?

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    #1ANRAN 8 Channel Home Security Camera System

    ANRAN 8 Channel Home Security Camera System

    For the ultimate in protection, the poe security system/kit includes 8pcs all-weather x 1080p Cameras with powerful night vision. The cameras are truly weather proof with an IP66 rating for water resistance and the cables are threaded through their mounting stands for added protection from vandalism and interference.

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    Richard McDonald
    Written on November 15, 2017
    "This system is receiving an average rating of 4 stars, also the most popular review is a 2-star review admonishing its declining quality after repeated use. The system seems competent, but not extraordinary."
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    #2Swann Pro Series HD

    Swann Pro Series HD
    Monitor your home or office with this Swann Professional HD digital video recorder. Four cameras capture activity in real time for monitoring directly from your smartphone, and the 500GB hard drive lets you record and save video for viewing later. This Swann professional HD digital video recorder provides up to 15 days of continuous recording.
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    $449.99

    Xu Yang
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "This is a typical system which is a bit outdated in terms of memory storage limitations and general design. If you only need a fifteen day limit for video storage, then this will work for you. If you depend upon a longer period of recording than fifteen days, then you are out of luck. This system simply would not work for my situation."
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    #3Netgear Arlo Pro

    Netgear Arlo Pro

    Netgear Arlo Pro is a wireless home security camera with siren. This can be used either indoor or outdoor as it has night vision and includes Cloud storage. It can also cover every angle in your home to keep safe and protected. 

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    Guadalupe Saldaña
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "This is a great solution if you want an effective security camera. Benefits are that you can use it inside and outside. It can work in the dark. There is a speaker so if you see an intruder, or a stranger, you are able to communicate. There is also a siren which other security cameras do not have."
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    #4Night Owl DVR Surveillance System

    Night Owl DVR Surveillance System

    Spot unusual activity in your home or business with this eight-channel Night Owl video security system. It comes with four 1080p cameras with motion-activated recording and 100-foot night vision to provide clear footage in Full HD. This Night Owl video security system has 1TB of hard drive storage and is expandable up to 4TB.

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    $299.99

    Christian Wallace
    Written on October 6, 2017
    "The Night Owl - 8-Channel, 4-Camera Indoor/Outdoor is a good security system. However, I feel it should have some additional features, such as some other systems do. Such as being able to answer the door remotely from my smartphone and/or being able to view my security cameras remotely. Either way, I still feel it's a good system with a great price, considering it includes a DVR"
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    #5Nest Cam Outdoor

    Nest Cam Outdoor

    Nest Outdoor Camera is a wireless home security camera which stands to watch 24/7, rain or shine. Plugs into power so you never have to worry about dead batteries. Sends alerts to your phone when it detects activity via the Nest app.

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    Dennis Bryant
    Written on October 1, 2017
    "Nest is a fine security camera at a decent price. It has two big flaws. First, it can't run on battery or solar power so it has to be plugged in which isn't convenient. Second, there is no light source so it's virtually worthless at night unless placed near an existing light."
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    #6Piper nv Smart Home Security System

    Piper nv Smart Home Security System

    Piper is a smart home security system with no required monthly fees that you control from your mobile device. With Piper nv’s day/night HD camera and optional wireless accessories, you can see, hear and know exactly what’s happening in your home or office using your smartphone or tablet. Get alerts by email, text, phone or push notifications when Piper nv detects activities that are important to you. Piper nv has been thoughtfully designed to avoid the pitfalls of other portable security systems on the market.

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

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    Kimberly Thompson
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "This camera seems a bit too high end for me. it seems to have some glitches and some loop holes. I like the fact that it has a screeching alarm to ward off intruders but it does need some fine tuning."
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    #7Zmodo Smart Wireless Security Camera System

    Zmodo Smart Wireless Security Camera System

    Zmodo Smart Wireless Security Camera System contains 4 pack smart HD outdoor Wi-Fi cameras with night vision. The camera is also weatherproof, making it ideal to be installed outdoors.

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    Alan Jenkins
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "Zmodo Smart Wireless Security Camera System is a high definition camera that can be installed outdoors or indoors. It's easy and quick to setup and be operative, ad it allows you to control it from an android and/or Apple app. Great product!"
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    #8SMONET 4CH Video Security System

    SMONET 4CH Video Security System

    4 Channel 720P Wireless Security Camera System for Villa, Home, Office, Shop, Warehouse or elsewhere(Indoor/ Outdoor). No Hard Drive, Support 1/2/3/4TB HDD. Wireless Video Security System is Easy to Setup and DIY Installation without any Video Cables

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    Grace Jiang
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "Wireless Security Camera System,SMONET 4CH 1080P Video Security System,4pcs 720P Bullet IP Cameras,Support Motion Detection Alarm & Remote View by IOS or Android App,No Hard Drive, what more could you ask for?"
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    #9Canary Flex Security Camera

    Canary Flex Security Camera

    Canary Flex Security Camera is an HD, wire-free camera that can work with Alexa. It is weatherproof and can be placed outdoors. Its HD quality works for both day and night surveillance. Requires no hubs, Wi-Fi enabled.

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    Anthony Vargas
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "Excellent system for keeping watch over your land. Very simple and easy to get set up."
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    #10EZVIZ Outdoor Surveillance System

    EZVIZ Outdoor Surveillance System
    EZVIZ Outdoor Surveillance System is a security camera kit with bullet cameras, channel DVRs, and 1TB hard drive. This wide-angle unit comes with weatherproof and night vision cameras that can send motion alerts directly to your smartphone.
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    Arthur Parker
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "Most commentators like the system with about 75% positive reviews. The DVR, small white box, attaches to your router and to a separate (not included) monitor and the included mouse. It also included a short ethernet cable that goes to your router . There are a lot of providers and choices in this space including Netgear Arlo, I smart , Nest cam and others. The four cables (make sure you use the correct ends, they look similar but are different) attach both to the DVR and to the power supply that then plugs into an outlet. The four cables then go through a hole in the wall to the outside and get attached to the four cameras. The cables are standard and these are lightweight and pretty cheap. The part that attaches to the DVR is a pain to attach. Depending on your setup, you may need to purchase longer, thicker, better made ones. The setup is much easier than the Q-see system which is positively ridiculous and needed the help of a Q-see tech on the phone. Here, you download the company's app and hold up a code on your phone to a camera and now that camera shows up on your phone. That was nice. The other cameras just 'popped up' on the phone app. That was nice too. Things seemed to take awhile. I thought it wasn't working but then it popped up. I don't remember all the setup steps but I did think it was pretty easy."
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    #11Reolink RLC-410WS Security Camera

    Reolink RLC-410WS Security Camera

    Reolink RLC-410WS Security Camera has 4MP super HD resolution. It is a wireless IP camera with 16GB micro SD. Its weather-proof properties make it ideal to be placed outdoors for maximum security.

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    Robert Schmidt
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "You ever needed a camera to watch your house the inside or outside while this is the greatest IP wireless camera you can have with a built-in SD card and weatherproof"
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    #12Fortress Security Store SO2-A

    Fortress Security Store SO2-A

    Fortress Security Store SO2-A is a wireless security alarm system for homes and business offices. This DIY kit comes with an auto-dial function, motion detectors, panic alarm button, and 110dB alarm alerts when intruded.

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    Billy Boyd
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "Security is the most important part of ourlives nowdays. Sometimes I feel like nothing in this world is secure. I decided to use this kind of alarm system. It is the easier and the most efficient."
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    #13Amcrest 960H Video Security System

    Amcrest 960H Video Security System
    Amcrest 960H is a video security system which already includes four 800+TVL weatherproof cameras. Its range is 5 feet for night vision and 984 feet transmit range, with a 500GB HDD. Its coverage can be viewed on a phone via Amcrest app.

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    Bobby Barnes
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "Well put together system that has decent to good video quality (depending on the lighting). The setup was pretty easy, though configuring the app was a little time consuming; it involved a fair amount of work with the unit and my router, but all works well now. Good unit!"
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    #14GW Security GW810HD

    GW Security GW810HD

    This simple and easy to use yet powerful camera will allow you to get color pictures of everything without anybody noticing that they are being recorded: it is so small no one will notice it's there. 

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    Michelle Butler
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Although this little spy camera packs a powerful punch, it's not completely what I'm looking for. It would be a nice addition to an already function system, but by itself, I don't consider it a security system."
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    #15Foscam FI8910W Camera

    Foscam FI8910W Camera

    Foscam FI8910W Camera is an IP/network camera which features a two-way audio and night vision up to 8 meters. The camera can also be panned up to 300 degrees, and tilted up to 120 degrees.

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    Sara Washington
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "I bought this camera a few years ago because I work from home and many times my doorbell rings and it's very distracting to having to answer it for unimportant things. I liked how easy it was to setup outside my front door and connect it to my network. The two-way audio allows me to turn people away without needing to get up from my desk and provides me security at night before answering the door."
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    #16Amcrest ProHD Outdoor Security Camera

    Amcrest ProHD Outdoor Security Camera
    Amcrest ProHD Outdoor Camera has 3MP vandal-proof dome and IP67 weatherproof features. This package does not include Power Over Ethernet (POE) injector which is required to operate this camera.

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    Kenneth Harvey
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "This seems like a product I would purchase and recommend after going through all the customer reviews. There were over 400 with about 80% of them being positive also managed to see some pictures of the video quality and it looked great. I've owned security cameras before so I know that image quality and user interface can sometimes be a major issue but this system seems to handle both of those aspects very well. "
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    #17Foscam FI9831W Camera

    Foscam FI9831W Camera

    Foscam FI9831W H.264 is a wireless, tilt IP camera with night vision up to 26 feet, and viewing angle of 70 degrees. It has 1.3 megapixels or 1280x960p resolution. Its built-in SD card is up to 32GB.

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    Nicholas Gonzales
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "this is kinda cool but expensive. we returned it since my son already had something close."
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    #18YI Security Camera

    YI Security Camera

    YI Security Camera is a security surveillance system capable of 1080p resolution display. Features night vision monitor that works with iOs and Android, as well as Cloud Service. Comes with a microSD card slot up to 32GB capacity.

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    Charles Foster
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "They had an iOS app for the cameras, but Apple had pulled the app down 4-5 days ago. probably because they were selling our videos or data to other parties with new updated privacy policy which is a joke - no one could possibly be alright with all of your information being tracked and maintained indefinitely by multiple parties. Also,their PC software times out on purpose and while you'd think you're looking at live picture, it'd actually be paused and you'd be looking at picture from several hours ago. "
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    #19Thustar Alarm System

    Thustar Alarm System

    Thustar Alarm System is a battery-powered GSM alarm system. This wireless security system is designed with an intelligent LED display and voice-prompt technology with auto-dial and outdoor emergency alarm.

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    Pamela Wong
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "I have a Thustar Alarm System at home. I recommend that everyone get a Thustar Alarm System. I have experienced why Thustar Alarm System is the best Security Camera System."
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    #20Wansview K3

    Wansview K3

    Wansview K3 is a security indoor camera with night vision and two-way audio. It has 1080p display resolution with 120-degree viewing angle. It also has a MicroSD card slot up to 128GB supported.

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    Anthony Woods
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "This works really well. It's compact and pretty discreet, but still offers great surveillance ability. We own 2 of these and use them to keep an eye on the dog during the day and also the maid that comes by to clean our home. Really easy to just go on our phones during the day, take a quick look at go back to business."
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    #21Reolink Argus Security Camera

    Reolink Argus Security Camera

    Reolink Argus Security Camera has weatherproof properties that make it also ideal as an outdoor cam. It includes HD display, two-way audio, night vision, and microSD card slot of up to 64GB.

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    Nathan Fox
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "Works well but the batteries are a turn off. You have to get new batteries every month which makes it seem expensive in the long run. I'd prefer to have to hide a cable somewhere rather than be constantly performing "maintenance" on it."
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    #22Toucan HD Outdoor Security Camera

    Toucan HD Outdoor Security Camera

    Toucan HD Outdoor Security Camera features 2-way communication microphone and speaker, motion sensor, and works with Alexa Smart Home. It has 100 dB siren alarm. It can send notifications to a smartphone via Kuna mobile app.

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    George Weber
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "This is a really good outdoor security came ra that works with your Alexa smart home and it also has an alarm in case of thieves. It is really convenient as it can also send notifications right to your phone."
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    #23Foscam FI9900P

    Foscam FI9900P

    Foscam's FI9900P is an outdoor 1080p HD wireless IP security camera that combines a high-quality HD digital video camera with a powerful built-in web server to provide live video anywhere. All that's required is an internet connection and viewing device such as a smartphone or desktop computer. 

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    Maria Rivera
    Written on October 1, 2017
    "I got this to secure the perimeter of my property. I'm a prepper and I know when the collapse comes everyone will be trying to get into my stores. Even now the neighbors are scouting around. They say I'm crazy(I can hear it through the the video). my only issue is the fact that it is on the grid. most likely the government can hack into this as well. I'm trying to build a firewall around to secure it from government forces."
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    #24SV3C SV-B01

    SV3C SV-B01

    SV3C SV-B01 is a full HD 1080P POE IP Camera, outdoor & indoor, IP66 Waterproof, IR night vision, motion detection, support remote view by iPhone, Andriod Phone, Pad and Windows PC.

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    Michael Fields
    Written on December 29, 2017
    "SV3C Full HD 1080P Bullet Outdoor Security Camera Poe IP Camera is not a very expensive one, has some decent features but it is not perfect by any means. Yes, it offers infrared vision but it is not that effective in low light to be reliable. I wanted to buy it some time ago but when I read the reviews, people saying that it can fail after a very short period of time and is not reliable by any means, I changed my mind. The most important thing about having a security camera for me is to be sure that it works properly, consistently and I can put my trust in it. Without those things, being cheap doesn't make the offer attractive enough. "
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    #25R-Tech CA-IR140-HD

    R-Tech CA-IR140-HD

    R-Tech CA-IR140-HD is an outdoor professional level security camera which is suitable for residential and commercial use. This is weatherproof and can work in harsh conditions, as well as during any time of the day. 

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    Bobby Hughes
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "The R-Tech Outdoor Bullet Security Camera is just what I was looking for. I already have a security system but one of the cameras broke. I replaced it with one of these and it recorded right to the computer I already has set up. Quick and easy, now my garage is monitored again."
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    #26Zmodo 8CH Camera

    Zmodo 8CH Camera

    Zmodo 8CH Camera is a wireless security camera with 1080p HDMI NVR and 500GB hard drive. The package includes 4 cameras for a monitoring system which can be remotely viewed via Zmodo App.

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    Cynthia Herrera
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "This is okay. I had to update my router to get all the cameras to stay connected. It appears the cameras might be wireless by the description but they still need a power source. It's okay as a starter system but I would spend a little more and get better next time."

Summary

Best What are the best Security Camera Systems
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1ANRAN 8 Channel Home Security Camera SystemElectronics 13 Paid
2Swann Pro Series HDElectronics 10 Paid
3Netgear Arlo ProElectronics 9 Paid
4Night Owl DVR Surveillance SystemElectronics 8 Paid
5Nest Cam OutdoorElectronics 6 Paid
6Piper nv Smart Home Security SystemElectronics 4 Paid
7Zmodo Smart Wireless Security Camera System Electronics 3 Paid
8SMONET 4CH Video Security System Electronics 1 Paid
9Canary Flex Security CameraElectronics 0 Paid
10EZVIZ Outdoor Surveillance SystemElectronics 0 Paid
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