When it comes to purchasing a CCTV camera system, many items come into play, and you need to consider the purchase from several angles. First and most importantly is finding a system that fits your needs for your intended uses and secondly, finding a CCTV system that fits into your desired budget range.
After factoring that into the equation, you need to consider where to purchase your CCTV system.
Are you going to purchase the system from an online vendor, in a department store or even use a professional company and monitoring services for your devices? When making this decision, it’s important to consider the brands, companies and monitoring services that are currently options in the CCTV market.
Who are the best providers for these devices? Who can we trust and who creates the best quality hardware and technology?
That’s exactly what I want to cover here today. I want to take a deep dive into the best and most trusted brands you can rely on providing stunning quality, great reliable devices, and devices that can really meet your needs from every angle.
Let’s gear up for the top 13 brands of CCTV camera equipment.
The Top 13 Providers and Brands for CCTV Equipment Today
Nest CCTV Cameras
Nest has become one of the major players in the CCTV camera market. As an American manufacturer and boasting a long lineup of available products they are known for delivering high-quality products at affordable pricing. Currently, they offer a broad list of several different home automation devices.
For this article, we are only focused on the indoor and outdoor cameras offered by Nest in addition to doorbell cameras and the Nest Cam IQ. Nest announced in 2016 that they would be introducing 4K cameras for both indoor and outdoor use.
Since the release of the initial models, The Nest Cam Outdoor and Nest Cam IQ have been two of the most popular options you can choose for your CCTV system. The Nest Cam Outdoor is offered in 1 pack, 2 pack, and 4 pack bundles.
It stands tall against the competition and currently offers many of our features that we advise looking into that you can see in our post here. This post helps distinguish the features you should be shopping for any time you are looking to purchase a new CCTV System.
LG Electronics CCTV Cameras
What isn’t LG great at when it comes to creating quality electronics, CCTV systems
- IP Cameras
- Indoor Domes
- Outdoor Domes
- Bullet Cameras
- Indoor and Outdoor PTZ Cameras
- Hybrid DVR’s
- C/CS Mounted Camera
The possibilities and choices LG offer when shopping CCTV systems are endless. Also, the quality and perks that many of LG products offered made a good case why we chose to add them to our list of top brands to consider when looking into new CCTV cameras.
Honeywell CCTV Camera Systems
Honeywell is another top player in this market. They became popular first with their popular thermostat models and then really emerged into the market with some of the top known smart thermostat options offered to the consumer.
They never fell short or took shortcuts with the CCTV systems. Honeywell currently offers HD cameras including IP cameras and allows for the compatibility with NVR and DVR options.
Honeywell is currently most known for their high-quality IP and Analog options including the HQA line which is perhaps one of the best qualities and high-end systems you can now purchase.
Depending on the specific perks and features you are looking for, Honeywell may very well be the best option for you to take your CCTV system to the next level. Just my two cents of course.
Bosch CCTV Cameras
Bosch is another company that takes pride in providing some top of the line security for home and business protection. With another deep lineup and products that can exceed 2,000.00 in price, they sure don’t take any shortcuts with their CCTV systems.
Bosch also offers deep and complete packages featuring large camera lineups such as 8 additional camera NVR and DVR packages that can help the consumers who have multiple angles or many points of entry to protect and keep under close watch.
Being one of the most respected and well-known electronic manufactures in the world and based on their extensive lineup options, quality and price points, we found it difficult not to include Bosch in our list of the top 13 CCTV camera brands to consider for your upcoming purchase.
Hikvision CCTV Cameras
Hikvision seems to be one of those brands on our list that doesn’t get much as recognition as it perhaps should. Hikvision offers several CCTV systems ranging from IP smart cameras that are ideal for business and professional applications, but they also provide the following options.
- Turbo HD Analog Camera
- Network Cameras
- Network PTZ Camera
- Turbo HD PTZ Analog Camera
- Thermal Camera
- Value Express Series
The value express series is a lineup of cameras that I believe can serve many uses and includes many of the top perks I recommend considering when searching for a new CCTV camera. For example. The 2 Outdoor EXIR Network Bullet Camera features HD quality, full-color night illumination and offers great angle and rotation features.
Some believe network-based or IP cameras can be a little more dangerous for other dangers such as potential hacking, but for the price points these cameras are offered, I have no reason to believe that Hikvision doesn’t earn itself at the top spot on our list of CCTV systems to consider.
Samsung CCTV Cameras
Samsung is one of those manufacturers that makes me group them or place them in the same championship type arena as companies such as LG or Nest. Samsung isn’t a company that disappoints when it comes to creating any electronics.
CCTV cameras are no different, and they are a must consider on our list. If you name or list a version of a CCTV system, I almost guarantee Samsung currently offers it. We are talking about the following options.
- Dome CCTV Cameras
- Full Body CCTV Cameras
- Night Vision CCTV Cameras
One of my favorite models provided by Samsung is the SNV 5080R. This IR Dome camera comes with Infrared and LED technology for beautiful night vision quality, the highest frames per second and can be purchased at either 720P or 1080P quality.
For any of you who follow many of our blogs, you know that the features I just listed are some features we always recommend you consider when purchasing any CCTV systems.
They are essential to high-quality video and images, and when you leave them out of your original purchase, you often upgrade later spending more money than you would have initially.
Netatmo CCTV System
Netatmo offers some high quality indoor and outdoor CCTV cameras among other smart home technology. Currently, the Netatmo outdoor CCTV camera now provides a unique feature. It almost blends into your home and looks like a spotlight or floodlight. In addition, these cameras come entirely weatherproof and installs so easy that I had to include it.
It installs in replacement of outdoor light. Talk about sophistication and 2019 technology merging together to make a quality product.
Netatmo offers these CCTV cameras at affordable pricing and with the perks that are aligned with what we recommend searching for, we had to include them in our list of top CCTV camera providers to consider. We don’t think you will be disappointed with your decision.
Logitech CCTV Cameras
Logitech has been around for a long time. In the beginning, they specialized in hardware for computers among many other devices. This hasn’t stopped them from releasing high-quality CCTV systems. Logitech Circle 2 is one of my favorites and comes from a brand we trust.
The Logitech Circle is compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Assistant and Apple Home kit.
It’s 100 percent weatherproof, offers 1080P quality and has a fantastic motion detection in addition to the 180-degree field of view. It’s a quick and easy install at affordable prices. Also, Logitech offers other CCTV product lines and several options.
You can purchase combo packs including multiple cameras in addition to custom window mounts and magnetic mounts. Logitech checked too many of favorite perks off the list to be counted out of the race for a top brand offering CCTV systems.
Netgear CCTV Systems
Nope, we aren’t talking about routers here, but I was shocked at one point too. I didn’t expect Netgear to break into the CCTV world. A company and brand that became ever so popular for wireless connectivity devices
Netgear currently offers the Arlo who is one of the top options in the indoor and outdoor camera space. They come in in multipacks and are sold at almost all big box stores or can be ordered online. This is one of the cameras on our list only featuring 720P quality, but they check many other boxes that are essential.
The Netgear Arlo offers 2-way audio, weather, resistance, fantastic night vision and even comes with free cloud storage which is an under-rated feature to make sure you consider. They are easy to install and include a mount and comfortable design to place on nearly any wall or exterior wall depending on where you choose to mount it.
Based on Netgear’s big name in the electronics world, we think they easily deserved a spot on our top 13 list.
Foscam CCTV Cameras
The Foscam lineup is a little less known by many consumers and may not be the cheapest option on the market, but it’s undoubtedly an excellent option to consider. Foscam currently offers 4K quality IP CCTV systems and can come in a wide range of possibilities.
You can opt to use NVR or DVR and select a small number of cameras or a huge package depending on how much square feet and ground you are trying to keep tabs of.
Some of the Foscam systems can get very expensive such as the 4K Ultra HD IP NVRM system, but it has a good reason for it. This package includes 4K cameras. 16 of them to be exact and includes audio feedback and 200-foot range night vision capabilities.
This package is currently north of 2,000.00, but when you do the math and include the pricing of 16 total cameras in addition to the NVR or DVR storage, it’s no higher priced than any other system currently being offered elsewhere. The price point is honestly almost the exact same.
For including 4K quality, 16 channel systems, audio and some of the best night vision capabilities, we had to add them in our best brands and options to consider. It’s just too good not to mention them.
D-Link CCTV Cameras
D Link is another brand or company you may immediately think of wireless routers and computer related hardware when you hear it. D link offers a great lineup of CCTV camera systems. Their systems are known for the following features.
- Easy Install and Set Up
- Live Time and Smart Alerts
- Motion Detection
- Full HD Quality With 180 Degree Field of View
- Strong Night Vision Quality
- Pinch/Zoom Features
D Link is also one of the affordable on the list and offers CCTV cameras for both indoor and outdoor use. Coupled together with being weather resistant and providing many of the features that we always advise looking for, we knew that they would end up on our top CCTV camera brands list.
Panasonic CCTV Cameras
How long has Panasonic been around anyways? Too long for me to remember. They have been a household name in all electronics for what seems to be my entire life.
Panasonic currently offers CCTV systems that have many uses. Indoor and outdoor use. Video detection uses and offers large packages for professional and business use. The Panasonic CCTV camera offers full 1080P quality, wide dynamic range and infrared/LED lighting technology to enhance night vision features.
Some of their CCTV cameras providing all these features plus additional features such as 2-way audio can get somewhat pricey in the 200.00-300.00 range.
This includes one of my favorites such as the V-Series Dome cameras, but overall, they stand up against the best of the best and needed to be included as a brand to at least consider before making your final CCTC camera purchase.
Amcrest CCTV Cameras
Amcrest has emerged as a real threat to the competition. Especially when considering a system such as the 960H. This is perhaps one of the best overall systems you can purchase. It’s capable of handling temperatures as low as -22 degrees and includes a 1TB hard drive.
For those of you are not aware, this is very large storage capacity and can serve you well for storing a large amount of video recording. In addition, it does include the 30 frames per second and includes night vision for up to 65 feet. Lastly, the package itself contains 4 total cameras which are excellent for viewing a large amount of space.
This entire system will only you run you 279.99 dollars on Amazon which is an unbeatable price. At the end of the day when you include the high point, 4 total cameras and the features involved, we had to add it on our top 13 list. It’s just too good to ignore.
Putting It All Together, More Great Brands and Systems Exist but These 13 Will Get it Done
If a CCTV camera brand was not included in our list, it doesn’t necessarily make it a bad pick or mean that it’s not up to the challenge or capable of protecting your property. They certainly can be. The reasons these cameras ended up on our top 13 list considered many factors.
- Factors such as the following.
- Reputable household brand names.
- Great Perks and Features
- Indoor/Outdoor and Professional Use Applications
- Weather Resistant
- Multiple Product Lineups
We think that having several options such as the items listed above is imperative towards your final decision and needs to be factored. Anytime you are using a device for your safety, you need a trusted name, it needs to be affordable, and it needs to be a name you trust.
In the world of CCTV cameras, the options will continue to emerge. That’s just technology at its best for you, and that will never change. However, the brands listed in this post are brands that haven’t just entered the market with one electronic device but have proved and maintained quality and reputation for decades.
That’s important. Especially with CCTV systems.
Who do you think offers the best systems and CCTV cameras? What brand do you believe deserves to make our list but isn’t currently listed? Leave a comment below, and we will be considering extending our list and keeping it updated regularly.