How to Shop for A Security Camera System Like a Pro

If you are a homeowner concerned about home security, or if you’re in the market for a home security system then this is the article for you. Specifically, we’ll discuss how to determine which security camera system will best suit your needs, what brands to consider and how to get a great deal. By the end of this article, you should have enough information to find the perfect security camera system for you and your family while remaining within your budget.

Which Security Camera System?

The first thing you need to do is determine what you want from your security camera system. Are you looking primarily for protection from burglary? Do you need to be able to view the video feed over the Internet, or just at home? Do you want to be able to record and if so, do you want to record to a hard drive or to a tape or DVD? By having an idea of the types of features that you would like to have in your security camera system, you will be much more successful finding the right combination of features in the surveillance system you shop for.

What Brands to Consider

Once you’ve determined the types of features you’d like to see in your home security system; it’s time to investigate brands. Best selling brands include Logitech, Panasonic, SVAT, and Q-See. For each brand look at the features, their systems provide as well as the overall reputation of the company. What kind of warranty is available? Do they have a customer service line you can call if you have questions about setup?

How to Get the Best Deal

Once you’ve identified the brand and hopefully the model you’re looking for, the next step is comparison-shopping. The Internet is a quick and easy place to search for the brand and model security camera system you want to find the best prices on. Find at least three competing prices and make sure to account for shipping and handling with each merchant.


If you are looking for a security camera system; be sure to consider the features you need and will use often. Once you’ve determined the features you need, compare brands to find the best quality system. Then price shop among competing merchants online to find a great deal. With the information in this article, you should be able to find the right security camera system for you and your family at a price you can afford.

12 thoughts on “How to Shop for A Security Camera System Like a Pro

  1. Bryan Kyle

    Great article. It’s hard to come to a decision when you’re presented with tons of options. More often than not, people just rely on the words and explanations of the sellers without doing research on the product. Sometimes you can end up buying more than what you actually need. I personally do comparisons of the security cameras that match my requirements. This site really helps me come up with an informed decision.

  2. Santia

    I am searching for a security camera that I can monitor when I am away from home. I have done quite an extensive search on the topic, but I am unable to make a final choice. Which would you suggest i go for?

  3. Any of them from our Home page of the top 10 will work great for you.

  4. Lindsey

    I know nothing when it comes to electronics so customer service has to be SOLID for me to work with any company. I have been looking and trying to get information on a few different options here. I am so glad I found this post. Great advice and straight to the point. Shopping for security systems is hard but this has actually helped me out a lot!

  5. Fred Rouger

    Great and easy to read tips. I was wondering what to look for when shopping myself. I looked over the front page on your site here and have narrowed it down to 3 different ones. I now have to decide which will be easiest for me to set up and which will work best for my needs. Thanks for all this information on security cameras!

  6. Irwin

    I have some features in mind but what would you recommend for a house with teens? I am not sure how they will feel about cameras being in the house but I want to make sure nothing happens to them but also that they are not getting in to trouble. I walked in to my son’s friend in his room smoking pot and I lost it. They didn’t know I was getting home from work early!! I was furious!

  7. Aaron B.

    Logitech is a company I personally love for their tech gear. I have webcams by them as well so I know their cameras are good and they aren’t THAT expensive which is a huge plus. I was considering my options and they seem to have what I am looking for all around. Do they have any deals on Amazon right now you can share with me? The place I normally buy from doesn’t have any sales going on cameras right now.

  8. April

    Great find for me! I was in the market for some security cams. I had no idea what I was looking for. Your simple outline helped me make sense of everything I needed to know and now I feel like I can actually find something for my home. Thanks a lot! I will be back after I decide on the right system for me.

  9. Samuel

    This is the best advice I have found and straight to the point too! I am going to have to read some other articles you have on here. I am very new to security cameras but I want them installed in my house so my family feels safer and more at ease. Would you recommend any brand over another?

  10. Tabitha

    Is Q-See owned by a bigger company? I had not heard of them before reading this but I will check them out. I have always used Logitech webcams but I had no idea they did security cameras as well. Not surprised they were one of the better brands out there either!

  11. Liliam Metz

    I’ve been doing some research however it is difficult to find the right one for me. I usually go for the most popular brand and model. Do you have any advice on which camera is the leader and is better than others in the 100-250 price range? Looking to have a camera in the living room and front of the house near the entrance.

  12. Brian B.

    A great way to do research is to read reviews and that way you can find a camera that fits your needs. Once you find a model that you want, you can find which website has the camera model for the cheapest prices. You should be weary of which company you are buying from and of the return policy and if they are overseas.

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