Cheaper cameras and less expensive entry-stage models have helped keep the video of home surveillance on the rise.
The video can be accessed on a smartphone, tablet or laptop, allowing anyone to watch what the homeowner is watching or recording.
There’s also a built-in camera, which lets anyone see the content of a home security video and record it.
But not all video cameras are created equal.
In most cases, the camera’s low-light sensitivity is more important than its picture quality, according to a recent survey of more than 1,000 homeowners by The Wall Street Journal.
And even the most expensive cameras tend to be a little expensive when compared with cheaper entry-type models.
That makes it difficult to find an entry-style video camera that will be of great value for an entry level homeowner, said Robert McQuillan, director of home security services at security firm SecureWorks.
In some cases, you may be better off purchasing a video security system that can record the video while you’re inside the home, McQuinn said.
The best entry- and entry-tier video cameras tend have a higher resolution and better resolution cameras, he said.
And they offer more advanced features, such as facial recognition and motion detection.
“If you want to record video from inside a home, you can do it.
You can get a little better image quality and a lot better privacy than a security camera that only has a small amount of camera,” McQuunn said.
“It’s an easy way to make a home surveillance camera cheaper, but the video quality and privacy is not what makes it good.”
If you’re looking for an inexpensive security camera for home surveillance, there are plenty of options available for entry level homeowners.
Most video security systems are not as sophisticated as those with a built in camera, but they may still be able to provide good security for an apartment or small office, said Mike Kiesler, director for security systems at security company Verint.
In a few cases, these security cameras are not only cheaper, they’re more affordable than security cameras for larger homes, he added.
In the past, security cameras used to be relatively expensive.
But that’s no longer the case, McGuillan said.
He said the price of security cameras is now comparable to a new TV, and he thinks it’s a trend that will continue.
“I think people are paying attention to the quality of their security cameras, and it’s going to continue,” he said of security camera prices.
“We have a very different way of looking at cameras now.”
For example, security camera manufacturers are starting to offer cheaper entry level video cameras that don’t require a home video security kit.
McQuillin said he’s heard of video cameras with a few years of operation that cost as little as $100.
Security cameras that only last about six months may cost as much as $500 or more.
“There’s a lot of money to be made in a few months in a security system if you can get one in a week,” McGuillin said.