Home Security Cameras
The Spy Store carries a wide range of consumer-grade and law enforcement-grade security gadgets and accessories to safeguard your household. View our entire collection to find home security cameras for monitoring your pet, child, or even an elderly parent at a retirement facility.
What features should I look for in the best home security camera?
There are different types of home security cameras to accommodate the unique needs of each house, and you must choose one that works best for your particular requirements:
A mini spy camera is built to be discreet enough to capture activities in your home without anybody noticing. You can find our best-selling and smallest security camera, the pinhole hidden camera, under this category. It is popular among consumers because of its versatility, giving you an infinite variety of applications to protect your home and alert you in case of an invasion. You can also find less compact alternatives under this category, including pen cameras and audio recorders.
If you are a parent who leaves their child with a babysitter while away for work, you know how difficult it is to let go of worry, but a nanny camera can help you feel at ease. It is perfect for anxious parents who want to monitor and check on their children while they are entrusted to the care of someone else.
These devices come in discreet forms to ensure that whoever is caring for your child does not alter their behaviour, letting you know what they do when no one is watching. You can get a tiny camera in the form of everyday items like a clock, plant, book, mouse, or charging dock to blend into the room while recording the activities and streaming real-time footage to your mobile device.
A wearable camera lets you record the events in your environment as you move. This versatile device comes in the form of ordinary objects that you wear and contains long-lasting batteries so that you can monitor the security of your home throughout the day.
The Spy Store offers house security cameras that have different sets of features to match the needs of every homeowner. It can be overwhelming to choose from so many options, but you can keep these important factors in mind during the selection process to find a compatible home monitoring camera:
It helps to choose a camera that captures footage in high definition to get a clear picture of what is happening at home. The most basic mobile phones have great image quality, which means you should expect nothing less from modern home security cameras. You should also consider going for a wide-angle lens camera to cover an expansive area, eliminating the need for a multi-camera configuration.
If you want a device that takes two-way audio along with video, make sure it meets your requirements before buying it. You also have the option to choose a voice recorder that does not have a camera.
It is unlikely for burglars to strike in broad daylight, so you need a miniature spy camera capable of capturing clear video in low-light environments. You can find a high-end mini security camera in our catalogue that uses infrared or heat-vision technology for motion detection and recording crisp footage in even the darkest areas.
Where is the best place to install an outdoor home security camera?
There are several crucial spots throughout your house that deserve CCTV security cameras, including your back door, side doors, and rear windows, which are away from the view of the street, decreasing the chances of a burglar getting caught by the driver of a passing car. These areas are notorious entrances for home intruders, so installing home security cameras around the perimeter is important.
We recommend placing your home surveillance cameras at the second-floor level or enclosing them in mesh wiring to prevent trespassers from breaking or tampering with the devices. You can also install cameras in your garage and basement to make your home even safer.
Can surveillance cameras be hacked, and how do I prevent it?
The advent of wireless and smart technologies has brought along the risk of hackers accessing your data through your home security cameras as these devices are connected to your network. It is possible for hackers to use these devices as a pathway into your network and steal your personal data, but you can also take measures to prevent this from happening.
The best way to keep hackers from using your home security cameras maliciously is to keep them on a network separate from your data. This configuration is ideal anyway since a surveillance system can require so much bandwidth that it would affect your network connection. That means you can benefit from faster speeds while isolating the camera system to another network to protect your sensitive data.
You can also use a virtual private network or cloud access to secure your connection.
The Spy Store has a knowledgeable support team that you can contact if you need assistance choosing suitable home security cameras. Whether you want a wired or wireless solution, we can cater to your demands. So take a look at our entire online catalogue and place an order now!