Are you thinking of upgrading your home security camera system? Replacing it with a PoE camera system can give you extra peace of mind, and the satisfaction of having up-to-date high-tech equipment.
There are two main types of surveillance cameras used for home security – analog and IP cameras. Analog cameras are set up to send images via coaxial cables to a digital video recorder, and they have a centralized power source. IP or Internet Protocol cameras stream the video feed over a network, and are generally powered by a PoE (Power over Ethernet) system.
PoE is a system that passes both electrical power and data on an Ethernet cable – so no extra power source is required. The system can also be configured to allow for lots of extra cameras, but without all the extra messy cabling.
PoE cameras are used both indoors and outdoors, but they’re designed for more heavy duty surveillance than a simple indoor camera like the Piper.
If you install PoE IP cameras, you can easily move, change, upgrade or modify your existing network without hassle. This offers great flexibility in accommodating changes to your network or business needs.
PoE Home Security Camera Costs and Features
PoE cameras are more costly than analog cameras, but there’s a range of choices that will suit most budgets.
You can install many of the camera kits yourself, if you have some DIY savvy and patience! Otherwise, suppliers will most likely be able to recommend an installer in your area that can do the job for you.
Here are a few options to give you an idea of what you can expect.
The SV3C IP POE Camera is an affordable option from only $39.99 per single camera. It can be used both indoors and outdoors, and has a 65-foot night vision capability.
The Phylink PLC-335PW is a mid-range PoE security camera option. It’s rugged and can withstand the great outdoors. Its high resolution lets law enforcement identify criminals clearly, if necessary. Cost: from $119.00.
The LaView 12 1080P IP Camera Security System is a full camera kit that retails from $949.00. It’s a Plug and Play system with built-in PoE.
PoE IP camera systems are the go-to ultra-modern solution for high definition video monitoring.
They are used in many applications beyond just residential security, so you can be assured that some serious thought has gone into their design and functionality.
IP cameras have significantly better features than analog cameras: higher resolution, image quality, remote viewing and access, and more.
The integration of PoE technology has certainly helped this process.
PoE home security camera systems don’t come cheap, but they can be an extremely valuable addition to homes needing that extra surveillance and security.