Over the past few years, the market has been invaded by wireless security cameras. These simple systems come as a single camera that does not offer much functionality. Most of the times they can barely record any footage, and they do not offer all that much control. They do work when only one small area needs surveillance, but the better choice is to get a security system that actually includes multiple cameras and a dedicated footage recording unit.
The odd thing about surveillance systems is that they are not all that much more expensive than a regular wireless IP camera. They offer a better value for the money which is nothing more than a gain for the buyer. Also getting a system with multiple cameras can mean that there will be spare cameras if not all of them are used which can prove to be helpful when one of them breaks down. As for their reliability, they are usually quite sturdy, and in some cases, they are made to survive even when exposed to harsh weather conditions.
Best Security Camera Systems in 2018
For our list, we selected 10 different surveillance systems that are both affordable and reliable. They come from various manufacturers out of which some are actually really well known. Without delaying it too much let’s get right into our list of the top 10 best security camera systems in 2018 reviews.
- 10. Zmodo 8 Channel 720p NVR System 8 HD IP Home Video Security Cameras
- 9. TECBOX 8 Channel Security System With Real Time Recorder
- 8. Best Vision 16-Channel D1 DVR Security System with 8 800TVL IR Outdoor Weatherproof Bullet Cameras
- 7. Samsung SDH-C75100 16 Channel 1080p HD 2TB Security System with 10 Cameras
- 6. Annke 8-Channel 1080P Lite Video Security System
- 5. DEFEWAY 8 Channel 1080N Security Video Surveillance Camera System
- 4. ZOSI 4CH Full D1 960H HD DVR Surveilance System
- 3. DEFEWAY DVR 1200TVL HD Home Security Video Surveillance Camera System
- 2. ZOSI 8Channel Full 720P H.264 CCTV Video DVR 4 Outdoor Indoor Surveillance System
- 1. Amcrest 960H Surveillance Security System
- Security Camera Systems – Buyer’s Guide
10. Zmodo 8 Channel 720p NVR System 8 HD IP Home Video Security Cameras
Zmodo offers a great surveillance system for a reasonable price tag. This kit comes with 8 cameras and a large recording unit that runs on a 1TB hard drive that should be more than enough to store surveillance footage for several days.
Each camera in the kit runs at a maximum resolution of 720p. They feature infrared vision that allows them to record in the dark and they can be controlled individually using the dedicated mobile app or via a web browser. The entire kit comes with a 3-year warranty as well as lifetime support.