DVR camera installation
The camera connects to the DVR recorder via a coaxial BNC cable. Although the use of coaxial cable may not seem significant, it does have some limitations. As the coaxial cable doesn’t provide power to the camera, there are actually two cables included within one covering – a power and video cable. The cables separate each end to provide the separate functions. As such, you’ll need to install your DVR recorder near a power outlet.
CCTV camera installation
CCTV systems can work without the internet by connecting to a DVR to record or monitor. However, most analog CCTV cameras only record up to 1080p and may not be remotely accessible. Digital NVR CCTV records up to 4K, but wired systems cost more to install.
IP camera installation
IP cameras are almost always wireless and connect directly to the internet, making them the choice for DIY installations. They broadcast video over your local network and usually store video digitally on a Network Video Recorder (NVR). However, this makes them susceptible to both hacking and internet outages.
PTZ camera installation
These cameras come with the large benefit of being able to easily adjust the camera angle without labor-intensive remounting, and some even come with software, which auto-adjusts the camera toward movement. pan-tilt-zoom cameras, are remote-controlled cameras capable of moving, swiveling, and zooming the lens.
Ring Video Doorbell Installation
Doorbell cameras combine camera technology with traditional doorbell features to allow you to survey the area in front of your home’s door. Doorbell cameras typically offer Smart features like smartphone alerts when someone rings the doorbell or movement is detected. However, they rely on dependent WiFi signals like other wireless camera types.
Ring Floodlight Camera
The camera mounts where your old floodlight would have been – if you have a standard outdoor electrical box it will connect right into your current setup and it even worked with my older “pancake” style electric box – and it connects to your network via Wi-Fi. It works flawlessly right out of the box and all you have to remember is to not turn off the light switch (thankfully they include a sticker for your switch). Once it’s set up you can make the cam react to motion and light up when it senses an intruder nearby or simply stay on all night, maintaining vigil over your car or fruit trees. It also includes a night vision mode that keeps an eye on things even in the dark.