When it comes to home and business security camera systems, there are many things you’ll need to consider. Do you want a wired system? An entirely cordless system? A one-time fee or subscription service? Do you need cloud storage? Do you want the highest resolution possible? The list could go on. Instead, read on for an overview of the pros and cons of surveillance systems using a Eufy camera, Lorex camera, Arlo camera, or a ring camera.
Eufy Camera for Home and Business Security
A multitude of reviewers concludes that a Eufy camera system for your home offers a lot of bang for your buck. You can count on the following benefits if you select a Eufy camera:
- No subscription is required for storage
- Integrates with Google Assistant, Alexa, and Apple HomeKit
- 2K color footage during the day
- Solar-powered models available that extend battery life after just 2 hours of direct sunlight
- Newer models offer technology known as BionicMind™ to discern friends/family from strangers
However, the Eufy camera does not offer color footage at night. Some models are not equipped to discern pet movement or vehicles, which can lead to notifications that are not emergencies. You will need to have a direct ethernet connection as well.
Arlo Camera for Surveillance at Home or Work
Arlo cameras can provide excellent surveillance for your home or office. Some models have earned the distinction of being rated one of the Best Security Cameras of 2022, by U.S. News & World Report. Benefits of Arlo cameras include:
- Built-in spotlight
- Color night vision
- Zoom and track capabilities
- Built-in siren
- Completely wireless installation
- 2K video
The downsides of an Arlo camera include subscription requirements. An Arlo system may also be more expensive than other home security cameras. Because they operate on Wi-Fi, they are also subject to outages
Lorex Camera for Home or Office Security
Lorex has been in the business of surveillance for a long time. As such they have long been used by shopping malls and businesses for surveillance. The company touts its easy DIY installation, but that depends on who you ask. Because Lorex sells so many diverse types of cameras, it can be overwhelming to select the best type for your needs. Here are some of the benefits of selecting a Lorex camera:
- Choose from wired or wireless systems
- Choose from indoor, outdoor, or doorbell systems
- No monthly subscription required
- Compatible with Alexa, Chromescape, Apple TV, Google Assistant
However, you should know before you buy a Lorex camera that 24/7 customer support is not available. You may also need to download more than one app to take advantage of all the functions of your Lorex system.
Ring Camera for Home Surveillance
A Ring camera is sufficient for those who only want a doorbell camera. It has branched into other types of cameras such as stick-up cameras that can be mounted easily. Ring also offers a floodlight camera, which must be hardwired.
Benefits of a Ring camera include:
- 1080p HD resolution
- Subscription required
- Two-way talk video
The range of vision is only 110 degrees, limiting the coverage you will receive. Vulnerable to glitches and delays, night views are limited without a spotlight. The floodlight camera may also be bulkier than you’d like.
Get Help Choosing the Perfect Security Camera for Your Home or Business
Trying to decide between an Arlo, Lorex, Eufy, or Ring camera can feel overwhelming. Federal Security can help. For more than 25 years, we’ve provided security camera guidance, installation, sales, and service to countless homeowners and business owners in Lane County. To learn more about protecting your home or business with a security camera system, send us a message or call 541-757-8153.