It can be a JUNGLE to find the right camera - and we know that. But you've now landed here, so you're on the right track ;)
In short, all our cameras can either be used alone, directly connected to the Internet and from there to your phone, or as part of a larger system with a recorder and several cameras. Read more about the options at the bottom of the page. If you know where to use your cameras, we have made a few good suggestions for you here:
|Characteristic||Budget model||Top model||Alternative|
|Indoors||DS-2CD2443 (4MP)||DS-2CD2463 (6MP)|
|Outdoors under 4 meters* (Æ**)||DS-2CD2146 (4MP)||DS-2CD2186 (8MP)||DS-2CD2586 (8MP)|
|Outdoors under 4 meters* (VF**)||DS-2CD2346 (4MP)||DS-2CD2387 (8MP)|
|Outdoors over 4 meters*||DS-2CD2T46 (4MP)|
|Number plate recognition||iDS-2CD7A26G0/P|
* mounting height -
**Æ= discreet, aesthetic, VF=maintenance free
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Surveillance camera? Here's everything you need to know!
Do you need a camera for video surveillance? Here's everything you need to know!
And remember, if you are in doubt or want good advice, just call us on 70701009 , we will be happy to help.
5 quick (and important) facts about security cameras if you don't want to read the whole thing
- Always choose the wired solution where possible. Wireless is often unstable and easily loses connection.
- If it has to sit outside, choose Turret (under 4 meters high) or Bullet (over 4 metres). Indoors, choose Dome or Cube camera
- Choose a 4 or 8 megapixel, it is the most sold and therefore the best for the price. The best picture is obtained with 8 MP in the ColorVu series
- Position the camera so that you avoid obstacles, such as downpipes and overhangs, in the image. Beware of backlight from light sources such as lamps
- Choose a lens that suits your task! If in doubt, choose a variable lens.
- 2.8mm or 4mm are good for an overview, as they give a good overview
- 6mm or 12mm are good for long distances, such as driveways and perimeter security
- Choose 2.8-12mm if in doubt. They can be adjusted to the right angle and depth after installation (from the mobile)
Can I install my cameras myself?
Yes you can. It basically involves pulling out the cable to the camera and screwing it up. All of our surveillance cameras come with everything for installation, including tools of course, but there are also screws, rawplugs, a template for placement and assembly to make it waterproof. Once you have set things up and the switch is on, we can help you with the rest. If you'd rather spend your time on something better, you can just book a technician here with us and we can set it all up for you. Read more about our "Hire a technician" concept here.
You will need this tool for assembly :
- WOOD: Screwdriver or screwdriver (bit: PH2)
- WALL/CONCRETE: Drill with 6mm drill bit + Screwdriver or screwdriver (bit: PH2)
"Most people can set up their own surveillance, they just don't know it yet, hehe" - Svend, technician
WiFi or cable?
Choose WiFi camera if :
It is completely impossible to lead a cable out to the camera and you are settled with the risk of loss of recordings. There are many risks associated with a wireless camera, but not many sellers talk about this. The worst that can happen is the system doesn't work on the day you need it. And remember, wireless solutions must also have power, so either 230v must be drawn or the camera has a battery that must be charged.
Watch a video about the various risks of wireless video surveillance here. Jammer vs. Wi-Fi camera
Choose wired monitoring if :
You want to be sure of a reliable system, it is for good reason that all professional installers always make wired solutions. Remember that only one network cable must be pulled, as the power for the camera is also supplied in the network cable. In addition, a wired monitoring solution also works if your router crashes or restarts - or you get a new router where WiFi must be programmed again.
"We definitely recommend wired solutions, with the exception of Point-to-Point, which is used between buildings where cable is not possible" - Christian, technician.
Can I see my cameras when I'm not at home?
Yes, this is one of the most important things about a good camera today. With an APP on your mobile/tablet you can follow along from all over the world and you can watch both live and recordings. Many cameras today also have a function that sends you push notifications if a rule such as LINE-CROSS or INTRESS is exceeded. You can also watch it on your computer if you want, but most people use their mobile phone as it's easiest.
You are therefore always close to home if you need to see what is happening. It's super delicious if the alarm goes off or the neighbor calls and says someone is prowling around the garden.
Can you set up a surveillance camera outdoors?
Yes! In short, you must set up surveillance on areas you own privately, or your company owns. You must be able to see the areas you own on the cameras. You may therefore not film in public or other people's areas. As a company, you are obliged to display surveillance signs and register with POLCAM
Click here to register your surveillance cameras on POLCAM
The best outdoor camera for the house
The best camera for a villa is typically a "Turret" camera, which is a kind of mix between bullet cameras (the oblong ones) and dome cameras (the ones with a glass dome). But it also depends on your budget and requirements for the camera. See our 3 examples here:
- Choose a Turret camera if you want a maintenance-free camera and it sits lower than 4 meters.
- Choose a Dome camera if aesthetics matter more and you remember to keep the camera clean
- Choose a Bullet camera if the task requires functionality and a long range, and it is mounted above 4 meters high.
- Choose a PTZ camera if you need flexibility, but remember that a PTZ should not replace a conventional camera.
"Which video surveillance camera is the best at the moment changes quickly, so give us a call, but at the time of writing the best camera for the money, if you ask me, is this: https://ipcam-shop.dk/udendoers-12 /hikvision-ds-2cd2387g2-lu-8mp-colorvu-poe-p5338 "
Christian - technician
Should you boast of video surveillance?
As a rule , private individuals must not boast that the area is monitored. However, there are exceptions that may require it, e.g. if the postman, garbage collector, babysitter or other outsiders regularly visit the monitored area and there is no written agreement with them in which they are made aware of this. However, it can be a good idea, as the safe legislation is observed to the same extent as it has a preventive effect.
Companies must as a rule have camera surveillance, but exceptions can be made if everyone who has access to the company is informed in writing about the surveillance. The signage must be clear and it is the company's responsibility to comply with the law. Companies must monitor their own areas, i.e. not streets, roads, cycle paths etc. There are special rules for banks and money transfers.
Public authorities and authorities must basically follow the same rules as companies, unless there are special rules, such as the military, police and intelligence services
Do you have to register your cameras on POLCAM?
POLCAM is the police register of video surveillance systems in Denmark. Companies and public authorities are obliged to register and inform about the location of the cameras. Private individuals are not obliged to register, but we recommend it, as it can often lighten the workload of the police in investigative cases.
Click here to register your surveillance cameras on POLCAM
How do you know that the camera can sit outside?
This can be seen from the enclosure class. All cameras have an IP classification, and this has nothing to do with the IP address, but something to do with the equipment's resistance to the environment. The enclosure class is a fancy word for how well a camera (and other things) is protected against foreign objects such as water and dust. In this case, IP stands for Ingress Protection.
A good outdoor surveillance camera is from IP65 and up.
|First digit||Property (Solid Materials)||Second digit||Property (Liquids)|
|3||> 2.5 mm||5||Flushing|
|4||> 1 mm||6||Strong flushing|
|5||Dust protected||7||Short-term immersion in water|
|6||Dustproof||8||Prolonged immersion in water|