10 IP Cameras For 2018? It is increasingly common to find surveillance cameras in public areas, parks, streets, courtyards, as well as in businesses, bars … and little by little it is becoming important in homes. Whether we want to control the staff and customers in our business, the housekeeper, the baby while she sleeps or the exterior door of our garden: what we need in an IP camera. In addition, we can complement them with an alarm and vice versa.
10 IP Cameras For 2018
In this post I will like to show a top of IP cameras via WiFi or cable available in 2018 that you can install yourself. They are for personal use and we can view the images in real time from our smartphone or PC, as well as the recordings. I say they are for personal use because they are self-installed, prepared for the “user on foot”. Another category would be the professional.
In the post that I made recently you can see a guide on how to install an IP camera, either via cable or wifi.
If you want something more serious I recommend you contact a local installation company.
Without further ado, we start with the post. I have ordered the list according to my criteria of quality and price.
Top 10 IP Cameras For 2018
# 10 Sannce I21AG 720p
I start with one of the cheapest ip cameras in the Chinese market that offers sufficient quality. It is also the most sold. We can get it for just over $ 22 on AliExpress.
- Motorized with 350º horizontal and 110 º vertical rotations.
- 60º objective opening
- 720p HD quality
- Bidirectional audio
- MicroSD card recording up to 64GB
- Motion detection and notification through your app
However, the quality of the camera looks bad only with seeing the images. We can already imagine the quality of the plastic. N or inspires me a lot of confidence. Despite this, it has more than 18,000 sales and an average score of 4.8 on AliExpress.
If you are looking for a cheap ip camera this is one of the choices that you should consider. This is one of the best 10 IP Cameras For 2018.
# 9 SriCam SP017 HD LESHP
This camera is the choice of amazon for January 2018
- Turning 355º horizontal and 80º vertical
- HD 702p quality
- Supports SD card up to 128GB
- Only WIFI connection
- Speaker and microphone.
- Notification by email and by Sricam app
- Simple configuration through the app. Without complications.
It is not my preferred choice, but it does its function. I have tried other Sricam brand ip cameras and it is not bad for the price they have. It is not compatible with Mac and Apple computer. Eye to see the recordings, is a very rare file and can give problems.
If we buy it from Amazon they will bring it to us from the UK, however by Aliexpress we can request local shipping, that is, Spain, China, the United States, Germany, UK … for the same price as in Amazon, even something cheaper. This is one of the best 10 IP Cameras For 2018.
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# 8 Daytech Home Security IP
ip daytech cameraWith over 4000 sales on aliexpress, it has incredible customer satisfaction, and has a 4.9 star rating. The price is very competitive, and the aesthetics of the camera is taken care of.
Motorized camera, allowing a turn of 350º and 110º from top to bottom. HD quality with 720p image resolution. An image aperture of 110º (objective 3.6mm).
It also has a motion sensor, sending alarm notifications by app or email, and different types of recordings, supporting SD cards up to 128GB. This is one of the best of 10 IP Cameras For 2018.
# 7 YI Dome Camera 1080p
From the Xiaomi house and one of my favorites. Beautiful camera, with a plastic design that I personally love. It has rotation 345º in horizontal and 115º in vertical, which allows us to have a 360º vision.
It has some characteristics such as:
- Motion notification through app sending us a small video.
- 2 audio tracks (listen and talk on the microphone).
- App YI Home App from where to configure and use the camera.
- Non-invasive night vision (infrared light does not bother).
- Allows recording in the cloud (with additional cost).
Point against: the night vision is a bit poor and the infrared little powerful; we can see 4 or 5 meters in the dark. I do not recommend for too open spaces where we want to see with little or no lighting. In addition, the cost of the cloud service is somewhat high. This is one of the best of 10 IP Cameras For 2018.
And the dome camera Ptz
# 6 Knewmart ip camera WiFi 720p HD
Chamber prepared for the outside at a very competitive price. It is designed to be installed on the wall of a facade. knewmart water dome
- Quick configuration with a single button.
- Connection by cable as well as by wifi.
- IP66 waterproof certificate.
- Night vision up to 15m.
- ONVIF 2.1, so we can configure it in compatible NVRs.
- Supports SD up to 128GB. The oldest is deleted leaving the new, so you do not have to erase the SD constantly.
Motion detection and notification by mail or app
The cons: 15 meters of night vision seems to me little. In addition the manual that brings is quite brief. Otherwise commented is not bad. I would recommend it to be put outside but have some lighting, for example, a supermarket or an industrial warehouse. This is one of the best of 10 IP Cameras For 2018.
# 5 Sannysis camera 360º Fish Eye
A great camera for offices or premises where we want to have a general control of the place. They capture absolutely everything, without blind spots.
- 3MP quality
- 360º of 3D vision.
- Microphone and speaker
- ONVIF and RTSP protocol, in addition to microSD slot.
- Connection by cable or WiFi.
- Notifications and alarm reports by app or email.
I have found it for very cheap price. With a single camera we capture areas that we might need 3 fixed domes. However, the image will not be of such quality; at distances of 2 meters it will give the feeling that very far, due to its objective of 1.4mm. This is one of the best of 10 IP Cameras For 2018.
Link to 360 fisheye camera on Amazon
# 4 Ctronics bullet 1080p IP camera
A good fixed camera (non-motorized) prepared for the outside. Of a superior quality and that I have already seen installed in more than one place. We have two models: the 720p and the 1080p; from one to another the price varies around 20 euros, but it’s worth it.
Plug and Play configuration
If you need and want a good outdoor camera, with the possibility of expanding the system little by little, this is your choice. It is easy to install, good brand, good service, good quality, good price … you can not ask for more. This
# 3 Hikvision minibullet 4MP DS-2CD2042WD-I
IP camera bullet from the Hikvision house. I’m already talking about a professional mid-range brand. Used by many installation companies.
It does not have a slot for a microSD card. If we want to record, we will have to configure it in an NVR recorder or in a cloud server.
Starting from this point, the image quality is very good, of 4MP. It has IP67 certificate which makes it suitable for weathering. It has a lot of options, but it is not for the average user unless you know what you are doing. I recommend you read the manufacturer’s documentation before buying it.
If you are thinking about acquiring an NVR in which to configure the IP camera, make sure that it accepts 4MP quality and that it is compatible with the Hikvision brand.
Beware : this camera is not plug and play, it requires that you know something about networks and information to be able to configure it correctly.
I found the camera in amazon and aliexpress. Choose the provider that you like the most.
# 2 Hikvision dome 4MP DS-2CD2342WD-I
It is an IP camera with the same characteristics or similar to the previous one. The main difference is the form.
Like the previous one, it does not have a microSD card slot. If we want to record, we will have to configure it in an NVR recorder.
- IP66 certificate, ready to be out in the open.
- Fixed camera, non-motorized, with a 2.8mm lens
- Resolution 1920 × 1080
- POE connection
- Ezviz or IMVS4500 App
Like almost all Hikvision cameras, it’s not Plug and Play. It requires some network configuration. This is one of the best of 10 IP Cameras For 2018.
# 1 JideTech Domo 1080P HD PTZ
The concrete model is GTN-PTZ2162-3X. A very good ip camera, quality and professional features, that we can use for a small installation, business or home, interior or exterior. All the comments in amazon are good.
The most notable features of this Domo camera are the following:
- Rotation 355º horizontal and 90º vertical.
- Ceiling mounting
- IP66 certificate
- Optical zoom 3x
- Night vision of 30 meters.
- 1080P HD quality (1920 × 1080 resolution)
Movement alerts by app, browser or email
Power POE (Power Over Ethernet), so that with a single network cable we can give power to the camera. If your router is not compatible with this technology, you should get a POE adapter or if you do not give power to it independently.
Within the Amazon link we can see the full list of features. Also, within the same product, you can change to other models, such as the WiFi version or a bullet type .
The only counter, is the software language and manual, which can be found in English or Chinese. This is one of the best 10 IP Cameras For 2018.
Link to JideTech Domo 1080P HD PTZ POE on Amazon
I have chosen this series of IP and Wi-Fi cameras for their price-quality ratio. However, my personal choice is the one I have placed as number 1: the JideTech. Why? It is worth as much for interior as for exterior, it has a quality 1080p HD, it has PTZ and it allows to record in SD card and in NVR.
It depends on the needs or the location in which we want to install the camera, it may not be necessary to spend that money in a camera. However, we may need to spend more. I recently installed a YI Cam and a SriCam, and they have been sufficient solutions for what my client wanted.
If you are going to install a video surveillance system in a business, remember that in Spain we are subject to the Organic Law on Data Protection. You must sign up and notify. You can find deterrents at a good price in Amazon. This is one of the best 10 IP Cameras For 2018.