Blink security cameras have recently seen a huge surge in popularity. They have indoor/outdoor versions, battery powered wire-free, HD, and standard wifi wireless security cameras that are a simple design and easy to install. Blink is brought to you by Amazon so they already have a built-in giant distribution channel online with a gigantic reach. But Blink isn't the only DIY type solution on the market that has seen increased popularity. Retail stores like Best Buy, CostCo, WalMart, and even Home Depot, Menards, and Lowe's carry camera lines like Arlo, Swann, and Ring. There are also online companies, similar to the Amazon Blink series, like Google Nest cameras, Logitech, Lorex, SimpliCam, Night Owl, and even Blue by ADT. As you can see, there are a plethora of choices, no wonder why so many people get confused! In the past, you would hire a company and they would give you the best option that they recommended, simple as that. Nowadays its hard for people do decide on the best security cameras for their residential property, due to analysis paralysis!
People are always looking up how to install security cameras, so the choice is either to install yourself or find a professional. Despite there being a large do-it-yourself market, most still prefer a professional installer to get the system up and going the right way. With the mass confusion people experience, weeding through all the information online, many decide on a system, purchase it, then it sits in a box in their basement.
Wireless security cameras are picking up steam as the preferred choice for home security camera systems. WiFi enabled devices are commonplace in most homes, and will connect to an app to record and view stored footage in real time. CCTV systems of the past are long-gone; hence the name Closed Circuit Television. They are no longer "closed circuit" and more open and connected to the internet. But with being connected to the internet comes the vulnerability to hackers and hacking of your local system. Its important to buy a reputable brand and have a professional install the system. Cyber security is a real thing, and not to be taken lightly. There are many ill-intentioned people out there and you and your family need to be protected from cyber crime.