PCR's guide to home security hardware

Take a look at our selection of home security hardware products currently on the market
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Smart home security systems offer consumers the ability protect their homes, even while away. Laura Barnes takes a look at the latest indoor and outdoor security cameras and monitoring systems currently available on the market...


Distributor: Entatech

This device consists of a camera and monitor, which can be used to see and record visitors before the user opens their door. The camera records colour images when the doorbell is pressed. The device can be recharged via USB. 

Specs: 2.8-inch LCD screen, USB cable, rechargeable Li-Po battery, records JPEG images.

SRP: £79.99

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Distributor: Entatech

The D-Link Cloud Camera can pan,

tilt and zoom to enable the user to monitor a home or small office. Unlike a traditional webcam, the camera transmits and records HD video images and audio, even in complete darkness.

Specs: 1280x720 resolution, time stamp, text overlays, Ethernet port, IEEE 802.11n, 0.25-inch MP CMOS sensor.

SRP: £215

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Distributor: Spire Technology

This network camera integrates traditional camera and networking video technology and adopts both audio and video data collection and transmission. It can additionally connect to a network directly.

Specs: Auto and manual white balance, 3.6mm fixed lens, 1/3-inch 1.3MP Aptina CMOS image sensor.

SRP: £96

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Distributor: Exertis Gem

The Y-Cam HomeMonitor Outdoor

comes with infrared night vision and can see up to 15 metres in daytime and at night. Users can view a live feed from anywhere via a computer, tablet or smartphone.

Specs: Motion detection, seven day free online cloud-based recording, email notifications.

SRP: £249.99


Entatech – 0333 101 1000

Spire Technology – 01202 828444

Exertis Gem – 01279 822 822