Knowing what is happening at home when you are absent, be alerted of intrusion or burglary at your home or even see if everything goes well in the bedroom of your child, are the benefits that the IP Camera provides you. It is not a simple webcam because as the name suggests, it has its own IP address, and works completely autonomously although sometimes the joint use of a computer can extend its functions.

The IP camera connects to your home network via an Ethernet port and increasingly via Wi-Fi, it is called wireless IP camera. You can access it both from your computer or your smartphone (Android or iPhone) from your workplace. In fact, there are wireless IP cameras, wired, motorized, night, infrared, etc. In summary, a security IP camera is independent, accessible all the time everywhere and notifies you when it happens something. In general, a wireless security camera system has following features that highly facilitate your secure at home. Keep reading to find out!

 1. Wireless Camera (Wi-Fi)

Wireless IP camera has become virtually indispensable because it avoids complex wiring to the router (DSL box) compare to that of the wired IP camera. It greatly facilitates the installation of wireless IP camera even if it has to be powered electrically. The range of the wireless network using Wi-Fi up to 100 meters, it is suitable for both indoor and outdoor (IP Camera Outdoor Camera)

2. Motorized camera

A Motorized IP camera is rotatable. Pivoting generally up to 330 ° horizontally and 110 ° vertically, it can cover a wider area than the fixed cameras. The rotation of the sensor get noticed (often audible) and operates from the supplied software from remote access via Internet and sometimes via a scan function. It is possible to save several positions for the camera, for easy access. Note that there are also non-motorized cameras that are distinguished by a better resolution (HD IP camera), in the manner of digital zooms.

3. HD camera

The image quality depends on various criteria:

·        The target: although the technical description of the device is not sufficient to learn about the quality of the optical unit, CCD sensors offers a definition of better quality than the CMOS sensors.

·        Image definition: it is mostly 640 x 480 pixels, but the non-motorized PTZ models and HD IP cameras can reach for their higher resolution than 1024 x 768 pixels.

·        Minimum illumination: expressed in Lux, this test determines the minimum brightness needed to obtain a good quality image. A value of 1.0 Lux shows the same good definition image indoors with artificial light. However, a value of 2 Lux presents a higher brightness (ex: daylight) to prevent image deterioration (presence of digital noise).

4. Night Camera

Night Vision is a lighting method of small LED-type diodes. Its effectiveness not only depends on the number of LEDs and their power but also on the place where is located the night IP camera. This feature will be most effective indoors and outdoors where LED light is less reflected.

5. Compression Format

The two most common compression formats are MJPEG and MPEG-4. The first is recommended if you set up motion detection, provides better definition to the second which is lighter and more responsive to fluid diffusion via the Internet. Most of the time, compression, and resolution settings are used for all actions (records, consultation of the video stream in real time). Only certain models can apply different settings to the actions, or even remote access.

6. Camera with Microphone

Without the microphone, IP camera provides only part of the video without sound. Otherwise, the sound will be recorded or broadcast in real time with video. However, keep in mind that conversations are intelligible only when there is no background noise, or if the camera is close to the subject.

7. UPnP Camera

The standard UPnP software delivers real-time video from the camera to a compliant device (TV, media player, games console.). You could check that all is well outside or inside from your TV, simply by tilting it on UPnP input

8. Support for multiple IP cameras

Support for multiple cameras allows viewing mostly up to 8 or 16 IP cameras simultaneously. It is very often accessible from the software supplied with the camera and works with all similar models of the brand.

In a nutshell, we hope that above information is enough for you to choose a wireless security camera system for your home. Enjoy!



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