What is the best form of CCTV home security? What is the difference between wired and wireless systems and which provider is best?
The number of domestic smart security cameras is on the rise, this is due to the options increasing and the technology advancing. Many providers now have security systems and CCTV products tailored to fit right in no matter where you live; meaning that we can all take every measure to protect our family’s and belongings.
The majority of people that think about investing in home security choose not to bother, mainly because they assume that the cost will be too high. This is not necessarily the case. A home security system can range anywhere between £20 to £450.
For those that simply want a small system or just a camera in one room there’s no need to spend £100’s. If you’re interested in a small, one camera system that won’t break the bank why not have a look at our Kiddle RemoteLync wifi camera, for a brilliant little device that can be installed anywhere in your home to give you peace of mind.
Okay so now I’ve convinced you that you want a home security system, which providers are the best?
Whether you’re in an apartment or a 10 bedroom house, Honeywell have systems that can fit in any area, with the ability to connect with up to 12 accessories these systems have so much potential and flexibility.
With both wired and wireless systems Honeywell have an abundance of innovative features to help you control your device from anywhere but what really is the difference between wired and wireless? Well, wired devices like the Honeywell Lyric wifi camera are plugged into the mains and mounted onto the wall rather than using battery power, however this doesn’t mean that it can’t be controlled wirelessly. Using the Lyric app lets you control your device form your phone.
On the other hand wireless devices such as the Honeywell livewell wireless quick start camera uses batteries, giving an ultra long battery life of 2 years. However they also still use wireless technology to let you control your device on your mobile. Honeywell have even tailored some of their products to be used in houses where wifi connection can be poor; by using GPRS you can use the network from your phone to control the system, meaning you don’t have to rely on a strong wifi connection. For those that struggle with a strong wifi connection look no further than the Evohome wireless home kit 3.
Ring products are slightly different, instead of just a smart security system, these devices are actually smart doorbells. By letting you set your own motion detection zones and monitor any guests through the built- in camera, Ring lets you know who’s at the door before you open it.
So, if you want to keep an eye out for intruders, or just avoid a sales call, this may be the way to go.
The ring video doorbell can work on any home and let you speak to your guests from inside the house, using the free Ring app. Some of the doorbells don’t even need an existing doorbell connection.
Maybe you want something for the garden, The ring floodlights are the world’s only motion-activated security camera with built-in floodlights, a siren alarm and two-way audio, so you can see, hear and speak to anyone on your property from anywhere.
With this provider, you can connect all their devices together throughout your house creating a full security ring around your home.
We think that these two providers are the best of the best, the rest is up to you. Honeywell excels in internal and external CCTV, using detection zones to reduce the amount of false alarms meaning that you are free to move around freely even after the alarm has been set. Ranging from a single camera to a full force security system Honeywell will suit any home, for an affordable price.
Ring on the other hand provides a simple doorbell device that can go on any door way, no matter if there is an existing doorbell connection. Both use the most up to date wireless technology to enhance your experience and make it so you can control your security from anywhere.
We at the future home shop think that the best way to protect your home is to combine these products together, using Honeywell internally, and ring externally, linking them all together to produce a ring of security around your home.