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The Ultimate Guide to High Quality & HD Surveillance Camera Systems

The Ultimate Guide to High Quality & HD Surveillance Camera Systems

A security camera with a low-quality lens can fail in delivering clear footage or trigger a false alarm, and it may lead to penalties if it involves emergency responders. An HD camera is essential to ensure safety. There are so many cameras that start from low quality to high and are specially designed for indoor/outdoor activities. Most of the outdoor cameras offer night vision feature; they keep working when it is dark outside.

These HD surveillance cameras are capable of using anywhere, and they can withstand the harsh weather or stormy nights. A special back up is required for such security systems to keep them connected with the control panel. Storage is another important thing as they make high definition videos and need ample data storage.

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The most crucial factor in choosing an HD surveillance camera is looking for the proper lens size that fits your needs. This will give a better quality and allow you to identify the people and objects.

The lens size is usually measured in millimeters, and zoom capability depends on the size of the lens. The large size lens allows more range to zoom in the footage.

Low-Light/Bright or Both

The level of light depends on the area where you have planned to fix the camera, and it helps you to make a better choice. If the place where you have to film is bright, then your camera choice may be limitless, as many HD surveillance cams operate in high ambient light. Indoor areas have a more stable environment where light can be easily manipulated.

However, the low light requires additional considerations that can limit your camera choice because not all HD surveillance cameras support low levels of light.

If you have planned to mount your camera at a place with a low level of light, then make sure to find a camera with a light sensitivity rating of 1-Lux or lower. Most probably, it will be labeled as a “Day & Night” camera or will be featured as a little light compatible camera. Day/Night cameras are most flexible and allow you to monitor an area accurately. They work better in all light conditions.

For those who want to set a camera outside of their home, it’s very beneficial to buy a day/night HD surveillance camera.


The level of light has a high impact on your camera requirement, and as mentioned above, a day/night camera is a primary choice, but not all day/night cams will meet your required need.

The weather conditions also play a hefty role: wind gusts, rain, snow, temperature, and UV rays.

A camera that is initially designed for indoor monitoring may not be suitable to set outside as it can not bear the harsh conditions of weather. Outdoor cameras come with extra ability to withstand the brutal pounding of outdoors. These HD surveillance cameras are typically made to last longer.

When researching an outdoor camera, you must search for features like water resistance, temperature, and humidity-bearing power.

Wireless or Wired

You will need to choose between wired or wireless surveillance cameras. Wired cams are more proficient in sending high-quality footage as they transfer the data through a wire.

On the other hand, wireless cameras can be fixed virtually anywhere without requiring a wire and an installer to transfer the data. The notable thing is that some wireless camera requires a clear line to transmit the signals correctly.

It means there can not be so many obstacles between the camera and the receiver, or the picture may not be transferred appropriately. In comparison, a wired camera system installation will cost you a little more.

Fixed or PTZ

A fixed view camera or the one that can monitor different angles and cover more area through a panoramic view; it depends on your preference. If you need to include a specific place like a driveway, walkway, or door, then a single view camera will work excellent here. But if you prefer to cover a more extensive range, then a PTZ remotely-swivel camera will be the best choice, and it will allow you to zoom footage more than the fixed cam.


Infrared cameras come with LEDs around the lens that allows a person to look clear footage in harsh weather conditions or darkness. Almost all modern camera manufacturers have introduced this feature.


It is essential to keep a back-up of your surveillance cams. A battery with 1000-VA will be enough back up to keep your camera working uninterrupted. The power back-up must be connected with the camera and the DVR, so the ability of your camera to record the footage will not be hindered.

Connecting a back-up is not necessary, but it will allow your surveillance system to run smoothly without being compromised.

Surveillance cameras are imperative for any business or home. Installing an HD surveillance camera will secure your assets. The best security camera will have a high resolution, higher frame rate, light adjustments, audio clearness, storage capacity, and night vision features. There are several other options like wired or wireless, indoor/outdoor, surveillance cams

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