What are Home Surveillance Cameras?

Home Surveillance Cameras are Security cameras that can be used in or around your home to monitor and sometimes record what is happening when you are not home. Home Surveillance Cameras might be used to monitor events inside of your home, such as watching your children, monitoring the nanny, babysitter or maid. Surveillance Cameras might also be used outside of your home to help prevent vandalism or destruction, damage or theft. Surveillance cameras are quickly becoming a staple for many homes throughout the country.



Hidden Spy Nanny Cameras

For basic home surveillance applications where cameras are needed, but you don't want to permanently install cameras, our hidden nanny spy cams are a great choice. These spy cameras have a hidden camera built into a normal everyday object like a teddy bear, alarm clock, tissue box, wall clock or more. These cameras also have a built-in SD Card DVR that records from the camera onto a removable SD card for later playback.

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Home Security Cameras Sweeping the Globe

No matter where you live, your neighborhood has probably been touched by burglary, vandalism or worse. According to the FBI, more than 2 Million homeowners in the United States alone experienced burglaries in 2004. It is no wonder that many homeowners throughout the world are now looking to install home security cameras to help protect their families and properties.

Home Security Cameras can help you keep watch of your home, deter a burglary or theft and even receive email alerts when someone is moving around inside your home (with PC-Based Home Security Camera Systems)


Types of Home Surveillance Camera Systems

There are a few different types of Home Surveillance Camera systems that you might consider when you are looking to secure your home. The major types of systems are PC-Based and Standalone DVR Home Surveillance Systems. Learn more about these system types here...

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Outdoor Home Surveillance Cameras

If you are just looking for an Outdoor Home Surveillance Camera to plug into your Television or DVR, then find out more information here.
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Indoor Home Surveillance Cameras

If you are looking for an Indoor Home Surveillance Camera to plug into your TV or VCR, then you might consider these excellent home surveillance indoor cameras.
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Home Surveillance Camera PC-Based DVR Systems

For a great reliable Home Surveillance Camera system, PC-Based DVR Systems are an excellent choice. These systems simply use a DVR Card that will install in your Windows XP or Windows Vista Home PC and will record from the surveillance cameras directly onto the hard drive of your PC. These systems have robust features such as configurable motion detection, high quality recording, and remote viewing capabilities.

We have tested many different brands and types of DVR cards in our search for great home surveillance camera solutions. Here are the best DVR Cards and Packages that we tested to meet both high end installations and entry level budget minded installations.

Home Surveillance PC DVR Cards


Alnet Systems Home Surveillance DVR Cards

Out of all of the Surveillance DVR Cards that we tested, the Alnet Systems PC-Based DVR Cards provided the best quality video recording and the best remote viewing capabilities. These cards install right into your Intel Based Windows XP or Windows Vista PC, and the cameras connect to the back of the card to allow you to view the live cameras right on your PC monitor, as well as record the cameras directly onto the PC's hard drive. The Alnet software even provides capabilites for emailing you when motion is detected, as well as remotely recording onto a secondary PC. The Remote viewing capabilities of this card are excellent, as they provide full resolution remote viewing of the live and pre-recorded camera footage from virtually anywhere in the world.

Alnet Home CCTV PC-Based DVR CardsAlnet PC Surveillance DVR Cards

4-Channel 30 fps Alnet Surveillance DVR Card
4-Channel 120 fps Alnet REAL-TIME Surveillance DVR Card
Multiple 4 channel cards can be used in the same PC for 8,12 or 16 cameras total

16-Channel 240 fps Alnet Surveillance DVR Card
16-Channel 480 fps Alnet REAL-TIME Surveillance DVR Card
32-Channel 240 fps Alnet Surveillance DVR Card



Security Eyes Basic PC-Based Surveillance DVR Cards

For a more basic home CCTV Surveillance System, the entry-level Security Eyes Surveillance DVR Cards are an excellent choice.  These cards provide a good entry level system that will allow for viewing live cameras on the PC and recording from the cameras onto the hard drive. This system provides motion detection recording capabilities and basic remote viewing capabilities so that you can watch your video from anywhere in the world. For a low-budget home surveillance camera installation, the Security Eyes Pro Surveillance DVR Cards are an excellent choice.

Security Eyes Pro Home Surveillance PC DVR Cards

4-Channel Basic 30 fps Security Eyes Pro Home Surveillance DVR Card
Multiple 4 channel cards can be used in the same PC for 8,12 or 16 cameras total




Home Surveillance Camera PC-Based DVR Systems


Below you will find various home surveillance camera PC-Based DVR Systems, to help suit virtually any budget home surveillance camera system.

Alnet Home CCTV Security Camera PC-Based DVR Systems

Any of the following Alnet Home Surveillance Camera PC-Based DVR Systems are an excellent selection for virtually any home system where high resolution video and excellent remote viewing is required.






Security Eyes Home CCTV PC-Based Security Camera Systems

For more budget style Security Eyes Home Surveillance PC-Based Camera Systems, the Security Eyes Pro PC-Based Systems are a great choice. These camera systems come with a Security Eyes Pro basic DVR Card for installation into your PC, to provide basic video recording onto your PC's Hard Drive. This system also includes remote viewing capabilities to allow you to view live and pre-recorded cameras from anywhere in the world over your internet connection.