The presence of a solid security system including security cameras gives you 24/7 peace of mind while showing your customers and employees that you care about their safety and security.
Security cameras provide a cost-effective solution to reducing avoidable expenses such as shoplifting, vandalism and resolving customer-business disputes. Security cameras provide a record of ALL activity in your business and can increase sales by enabling the tracking of customer traffic patterns.
After testing dozens of brands, we compiled a list of our top four. Brands were graded for functionality, ease of configuration, price, and overall product selection.
Meraki's expertise in distributed computing has come to the security camera world. With cloud-augmented edge storage, Meraki’s MV Smart Cameras provide groundbreaking ease of deployment, configuration, and operation. MV cameras are not only capable of providing high definition (1080p) video, but they also allow for on-board analytics capabilities that previously required additional software and heavy-duty hardware. Harnessing the power of computer vision and machine learning, this camera line can dynamically classify people as objects within a frame. This simple-seeming insight builds the foundation for more effective and efficient processes, like people counting. And the best part is that they will only get smarter, and more accurate, over time.
The MV Smart Camera family hosts a selection of cameras designed for outdoor even in the harshest environment, and indoor applications.
Each MV camera comes with integrated, ultra-reliable, industrial-grade storage (the MV22X and MV72X come with 512GB of storage). This cutting-edge technology allows the system to efficiently scale to any size because the storage expands with the addition of each camera. Plus, administrators can rest easy knowing that even if the network connection cuts out, the cameras will continue to record footage.
Pricing comes in various forms for Meraki cameras, starting at around $500, these cameras can go up to $1000. Luckily for us, Meraki is running a promo right now where each 3-year license includes 1 free license
D-Link’s impressive selection of network cameras will satisfy the needs of any home business or school. With indoor and outdoor models with surveillant capabilities ranging from baby bedrooms to full size golf courses. All D-Link network cameras feature HD cameras suitable for day and night environments.
D-Link network cameras come in three categories, Cloud Cameras, Bullet Cameras, Dome Cameras, and Pan/Tild/Zoom Cameras.
If you need to monitor your home while you are away, D-Link’s Cloud Cameras allow you to do just that. Designed to fit seamlessly into your home environment, many of our cameras now come with the industry leading mydlink™ Cloud Services, that provides a simple way of monitoring what matters to you most, from wherever you are. With night vision and on-board recording available, D-Link’s range of Cloud Cameras now offer you the means to simply watch over your baby while they asleep in the nursery or secure your home while you are on an extended vacation.
Bullet cameras are a variation of the box camera built into a permanently sealed weatherproof enclosure. They can be used indoors or outdoors without the need for additional hardware (a wall mount is included). Bullet cameras are often used because of their all-in-one design and attractive pricing. D-Link bullet cameras are available in HD resolution, offer day & night functionality and integrated infrared illumination.
D-Link dome cameras offer an aesthetic design wherein the camera, lens and cabling are hidden and protected inside of a domed enclosure. Available in both indoor and outdoor models, D-Link dome cameras offer an attractive protected camera for indoor applications and a rugged vandal and weather resistant design for outdoor applications. D-Link dome cameras are available in HD and multi-megapixel resolution, offer day / night functionality, integrated IR illumination, two-way audio and integrated memory card storage.
D-Link PTZ cameras are ideal for live monitoring in situations where the user needs to actively track a person or object. The cameras can also be operated in guard tour mode where the camera automatically moves between preset positions. D-Link PTZ cameras come in two families. High-speed dome cameras feature endless 360° panning and up to 400° a second positioning.
The UniFi Video Cameras G3 represent the next generation of cameras designed for use in the UniFi Video surveillance management system. These cameras offer 1080p Full HD resolution for day or night use and are integrated with the UniFi Video software for powerful and flexible, integrated IP video management. The cameras are easy to operate and manage using the UniFi Video® software, which is pre-installed on the optional UniFi Application Server and the UniFi NVR appliance or can be downloaded free of charge.
Easily scale IP surveillance camera networks to hundreds* of plug and play, high-performance devices across multiple locations. Manage and control your system with intuitive software packed with powerful features and analytic capabilities — all without licensing fees or support costs.
The UniFi Video Camera G3 Flex features a wide angle lens and 1080p video performance for expanded surveillance coverage. Mounting options include desktop, wall or pole mount for both indoor and outdoor installations. The infrared LEDs and automatic IR cut filter provide high quality day and night monitoring. The G3 Flex also provides an adjustable lens and swivel base for vertical and horizontal viewing angle adjustments.
The UniFi Video Camera G3 features clear 1080p video resolution. The ball joint mount offers flexible 3-axis adjustment and can be mounted indoors or outdoors. The camera has infrared LEDs with an automatic IR cut filter for day and night surveillance. Available as a single- or 5-pack.
Designed for indoor use, the UniFi®Video Camera Dome discreetly integrates into any ceiling surface. The camera features a wide angle lens and provides 720p HD resolution at 30 FPS. The camera has infrared LEDs with automatic IR cut filter. It is available in a single-pack or 3-pack.
About the size of a golf ball, the UniFi Video Camera Micro provides 720p HD resolution at 30 FPS. The UniFi® Video Camera Micro is designed for use indoors. A magnetic base is used for power transfer and 3-axis viewing adjustment. Mount it magnetically on a metal surface, or integrate it seamlessly into any corner, wall, or ceiling.
The UniFi Video Micro features Dual-Band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi connectivity for streaming HD video. The camera has infrared LEDs with automatic IR cut filter. It is available in a single-pack or 3-pack.
The UniFi Video Camera G3 Pro has a weatherproof design that is ideal for outdoors but can also be used indoors. It features full 1080p HD resolution. The camera has a 3x optical zoom and infrared LEDs with automatic IR cut filter. It is available in a single-pack.
The G4-PRO is our most powerful camera yet, with a large 1/2" image sensor, 3X powered optical zoom lens, 4K video, and integrated high-power infrared LEDs for night vision. The adjustable base can be mounted to a flat surface or a pole with the included mounting hardware.
Verkada build enterprise security cameras that combine cutting-edge camera technology with intelligent, web-based software. In the future, Verkada will deepen our use of machine learning to enable entirely new ways of enhancing physical security — many of which have yet to be imagined.
Verkada offers simplicity and added protection to organizations looking to modernize their approach to physical security. The D-series camera eliminates the need for local servers, firewall equipment and network video recorders (NVRs), reducing complexity and lowering operating costs.
In place of the NVR, each Verkada camera stores video footage on industrial-grade, solid-state storage. This fully encrypted and distributed design offers a number of unique benefits. It improves security by doing away with single points of failure and unencrypted NVRs. It minimizes bandwidth consumption by avoiding continuous video upload. And it greatly reduces the cost and complexity of extending the system—simply install new cameras, with no additional hardware equipment required.
Paired with Verkada’s intuitive, web-based software, the D-series cameras come alive with powerful new capabilities. It’s easy to grant, edit and revoke access permissions for any user—by camera, site or organization. Activity-based indexing and intelligent search features automatically identify incidents, reducing hassle and speeding response times. Verkada even makes it possible to share real-time camera feeds via SMS. And because our cameras are web managed, software updates and upgrades occur automatically. Result: Verkada cameras are always up to date and always secure.
No need to configure VPNs, update firewalls, or reset factory-default passwords. Verkada cameras work effortlessly from the moment they leave the box.
Empowered End Users
Command, Verkada’s secure web application, provides users with remote access to a centralized platform, making it easy to address situations virtually.