Home Security  Surveillance  Cameras-NVR in 2018


Amazon Cloud Cam Security Camera, Works with Alexa


  • Stay connected 24/7 – Catch activities as they happen in 1080p Full HD. Watch, download, and share the last 24 hours of motion alert video clips for free.
  • Notifications – Get notified when Cloud Cam sees activity. Check in anytime or watch motion clips on the Cloud Cam mobile app or at cloudcam.amazon.com.
  • See clearly in the dark – Night vision lets you detect what’s happening around the clock. Turn on/off night vision LEDs in the Cloud Cam App.
  • Two-way audio – Check in with the family or tell your dog to stop barking.
  • 30-day free trial of any Cloud Cam subscription – Get intelligent alerts and advanced features like person detection, Zones, and see up to 30 days of video history.
  • Works with Alexa – Just ask Alexa to show your live feed on your Amazon Fire TV, Fire Tablet, Echo Show, or Echo Spot.
  • Cloud Cam is always getting smarter with more advanced alerts, detection, and features. Just announced: watch your live feed or video clips from a computer at cloudcam.amazon.com.
  • For Amazon Key, purchase the Amazon Key Home Kit, which includes Cloud Cam (Key Edition). You need Cloud Cam (Key Edition) that features a Key Edition power cable to enable Amazon Key.


Security is a vital part of our life; homeowners always secure their home in one way or another. Most common these days are surveillance and security cameras and alarm systems. Doorbell cameras are also fashionable RING is what I use, very affordable, even get notifications from other RING doorbell users in the area. Neighbors can share suspicious activity by sharing a video clip which loads fast because they are saved on their cloud server. Hiring a security guard is not practical or affordable for the common man. Surveillance systems provide better security, features and protect your home from theft robbery, criminal activities, and intruders.  Security cameras are of many types IP Cameras and HD-over coaxial cable. 4K resolution and wifi cameras also available, nanny cames and doorbell cameras getting popular and affordable. Amazon has a vast selection.


Security & Surveillance Cameras apps and remote viewing software

Analog cameras are discontinued, they are replaced with AHD, HD-CVI, HD-TVI, HD-SDI, EX-HD-SDI. *8MP camera is available in the market. Here is the issue or warning before you buy. If you purchased your DVR hybrid, tribrid, Pentaplex and all in one a few years ago or even few months this new 5MP, 6MP, and 8MP cameras might not work for you. If you are are buying the new pentabrid then all your old camera and new cameras they all will work.


Indoor Home Security Cameras

These security cameras are primarily installed indoor to keep an eye on your children, pets, and exotic jewel collection. There are various types of indoor home security cameras, wired and wireless. That connected with your home network and you can view images on your mobile phone pc through IP Network. IP Network cameras allow you to monitor your home and pets through the internet.


Outdoor Home Security Cameras

Outdoor home security cameras installed outside of your home, and they can monitor activities. Security cameras are connected to a DVR/NVR recording device, and video stored on a local hard drive. IP network wirelessly can be connected to a cloud server for a monthly fee and activities observed through online Apps. You can control your properties whether you are on vacation or sitting in your office.


Essential Features of best Security Cameras

The following are some crucial features of cameras that may help you in compare while deciding to buy security cameras.


Motion Detection

Motion detection cameras are susceptible; they send an alert notification to the owner when they detect any suspicious activities within their field of view.  Thus you can monitor the situations of the questionable actions and protect your properties against intruders.


Two-way audio

This feature is helpful; you can speak to the person in the view of the camera remotely through an APP on the phone or a CMS(central management software) using your PC/Laptop

Like someone watching your baby can be instructed, talking to your elderly parents/grandparents. These help you give them company remotely.


PTZ- pan-tilt-zoom cameras

A static camera can cover a small area of view, but a camera that can rotate on its point and that can tilt may be smart covers larger area than the static camera. This type of security camera reduces the number of cameras needed to monitor a particular area, and you can monitor a large area with a single camera this also reduces the total installation costs.


Resolution 4K, 1080P, 8MP, 12MP

Higher resolution means better image quality; resolution defines by the number of pixels; more pixel means clear image, the decision becomes necessary when you are trying to identify a face or things in the pictures. When you are trying to zoom a lower resolution image, it gets blurry.


Area of view

The angle of view refers to the range of camera’s viewing/recording, every camera has its rage of view. And it is an essential aspect because it defines how many cameras you will need to install in a particular area. A rotating camera may cover four times more range than a fixed camera can cover. Most common wide fixed angle for the 5MP camera is 2.8mm lens in a dome.


Infrared or matrix IR Night Vision


If you want to see in low light or no light, you should look for cameras with Infrared or matrix IR. Starlight cameras are sometimes better the IR camera; the starlight chip can produce a color picture with very little light at night.



A camera with a built-in microphone is a good idea if you need to record audio. Especially useful if training people or trying to improve customer service for a business. If you don’t pay your employees enough, you can listen to what they have to say about you. Please check your local laws, recording audio without someone’s permission might be illegal. Posting a Sign is required in California.


Wi-Fi Capability

  • FULL 1080P HD VIDEO CAMERA: Wansview full HD home camera with 1920*1080P resolution at 25fps,the living stream can be accessed via iOS/Android mobile Phone, Windows PC and Apple Mac Software and http web browsers, you may use it as a baby monitor to view your baby even you are outside home.
  • Reliable2.4G WiFi CONNECTION: Quick WiFi setup via mobile App “Wansview” on iPhone or Android smartphone. Wireless security camera supports remote access via mobile App anywhere and anytime. This security camera with Micro SD card

Sandisk Ultra 64GB Micro SDXC UHS-I Card with Adapter –  100MB/s U1 A1 – SDSQUAR-064G-GN6MA


  • slot (max 128GB supported), the videos can be saved and playbacked on Windows and Mac laptop without taking it out of camera. Support Windows and Mac 7/24 videorecording, if camera be stolen, you can check your local computer to see what happened.
  • SMART PAN/TILT/ZOOM CAMERA: This wifi ip camera provides wider viewing angle with horizontal 350 degree(pan) and vertical 76 degree (tilt) with 4x digital zoom function for complete coverage of your home. There is 8 presets which can be adjusted to some places and zoom to make it bigger to see.
  • CLEAR TWO-WAY AUDIO& NIGHT VISION: Remotely talk and listen via mobile App even in the dark with the IR LED night vision up to 20 feet.So you can keep in touch with your baby when you miss him and want to talk to him. This home security camera gives you fantastic night experience even in pitch dark and full protection to see the whole room at night — not just a limited spotlight view at anytime of day or night. It also can be used for shops, meeting room, pets,nanny, elder monitor.
  • NO RISK of PERSONAL INFORMATION: You have the direct connection with the wifi camera, the ip camera’s video wont be saved on any servers or forwarded by manufacturer.IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS,urn & exchange service within 60 days and free technical assistance. Our friendly and effective after-sale service will put your worries aside.

A Cameras with Wi-Fi capability can be used to connect to your NVR or cloud through your local internet. Don’t forget to change the password and update the firmware. Some sneaky people could be watching you without your knowledge. Make sure you have the master password. Never keep your financial and security password the same. Words with random numbers and letters with few special characters like @% is a good idea.



Cost is a significant factor in every purchase decisions if a camera cost is substantial and above your expectation then you may need to revise your choice to purchase. Thus the price of cameras must be affordable, and quality should be better.