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Best security cameras for businesses and home use

ZDNet

Security, in both the physical and digital sense, is imperative for companies to deter trespassers and would-be thieves, as well as to protect valuable equipment crucial for businesses to operate successfully. A robust security setup can take the pressure off existing security staff and give business owners peace of mind out-of-hours. Luckily for organizations, the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) technology, improved mobile connectivity, apps, and cloud technologies has radically changed the security landscape and made it easier than ever to set up multi-room or premise systems with easy installation and constant monitoring. The possibilities are endless: cloud or local feed storage, customizable or automatic alerts and alarms, smartphones and tablet connectivity, wired or wireless, battery-powered or mains options, video capture, audio feeds of varying quality, and the ability to watch in real-time are all on offer and can be tailored depending on the requirements of your business. To make navigating the variety of hardware and vendor ecosystems available to today's company owners less of a challenge, we have assembled our top ten picks for businesses, large or small, including outdoor, indoor, and hybrid security offerings.


The best home security cameras for privacy and peace of mind

Mashable

Not sure if you've noticed, but real estate listings for fortresses with alligator-filled moats are in short supply nowadays. Fortunately, recent advancements in home automation have prompted the development of a DIY alternative when it comes to anti-intruder and theft protection: the home security camera. Most major tech companies now offer their own version(s) of the home monitoring device -- Amazon and Google included -- which has added another layer to an already crowded market populated by security giants like ADT, SimpliSafe, and Frontpoint. It's never been easier (or cheaper) to buy a home security camera, but at the same time, your choice has never been tougher: There are almost too many options to pick from. So, how do you decide which home security camera is right for you?


The best smart outdoor security cameras of 2020

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

The Arlo Pro 4 Spotlight camera performed beautifully in all of our tests. Touting a 160-degree viewing angle and 2K video with high-def resolution, Arlo's Pro 4 offers a wider range of view and higher video quality than the Nest Cam Outdoor, our previous No. 1 pick, and is our new recommendation for the best outdoor smart security camera. Arlo's video quality is just as clear at night as it is during the day thanks to the camera's color night vision output. It also has a built-in spotlight that illuminates when motion is detected and a smart siren that can be triggered remotely or automatically. We found the installation process to be fairly uncomplicated, though a 2.4 GHz WiFi connection is required for setup. There are no wires to fiddle with, as this camera includes a mount that can easily be screwed in on the exterior of your home. Before you place it, we suggest giving it a good charge right out of the box using the included magnetic charging cable.


Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus review: It's good, but it's not new or improved enough to be the best

PCWorld

The third generation of Ring's doorbell camera comes in two distinct flavors: The $200 Ring Video Doorbell and the $230 Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus, reviewed here. The most notable features the extra $30 buys you are more sophisticated motion-detection zones, a four-second "pre-roll" that starts recording motion events before the doorbell sends you an alert, and a dual-band (2.4- and 5GHz) Wi-Fi adapter. If you're replacing an existing wired doorbell, this one can take advantage of that low-voltage power source, so you don't need to worry about recharging a battery. But the competition in this space is getting fierce, and unlike some other video doorbells we've reviewed lately, Ring hasn't increased video resolution beyond 1080p, and its new camera still has the 160-degree field of view of its predecessor. The battery-powered Eufy Security Wireless Video Doorbell, for example, is also limited to a 160-degree field of view, but it captures video at 2560x1920 resolution.


Best security cameras for business in 2020: Google Nest, Ring, Arlo, and more

ZDNet

Security, in both the physical and digital sense, is imperative for companies to deter trespassers and would-be thieves, as well as to protect valuable equipment crucial for businesses to operate successfully. A robust security setup can take the pressure off existing security staff and give business owners peace of mind out of hours. Luckily for organizations, the emergence of Internet of Things (IoT) technology, improved mobile connectivity, apps, and cloud technologies has radically changed the security landscape and made it easier than ever to set up multi-room or premise systems with easy installation and constant monitoring. The possibilities are endless: cloud or local feed storage, alerts, smartphones and tablet connectivity, wired or wireless, battery-powered or mains options, alarms, video and audio feeds, and the ability to watch in real-time are all on offer and can be tailored depending on the requirements of your business. To make navigating the variety of hardware and vendor ecosystems available to today's company owners less of a challenge, we have assembled our top ten picks for businesses, large or small, including outdoor, indoor, and hybrid security offerings.