An HDMI camera is a camera that can be connected directly or via the recorder to a TV or monitor via the HDMI output. This makes it possible to monitor directly on a TV or monitor and it is not necessary to first open an app or the like to see the images. Most newer security cameras are IP Wi-Fi cameras that do not have this HDMI output. Sitcon has specially updated and further developed this line because we believe in the future of HDMI security cameras.
What are the different types of HDMI security cameras?
There are various camera models where the images can be viewed directly on a TV or monitor via the HDMI output. Depending on your situation, the suitable HDMI security camera model can be selected.
Dome HDMI camera
The dome security camera is the most common security camera model. This is due to its compact size in relation to the specifications. An HDMI dome camera works with a UTP cable from the recorder to the dome camera and the recorder has an HDMI output. You can connect an HDMI cable to this HDMI output to a TV or monitor to view the images.
Bullet HDMI camera
You will mainly see a bullet security camera at companies. Due to the bullet shape, a bullet camera has the advantage that a long view can be obtained both during the day and at night. A UTP cable also runs to the recorder with a bullet security camera and from there a connection can be made to a TV or monitor via the HDMI port.
PTZ HDMI camera
A PTZ security camera can rotate and zoom and is therefore very suitable for monitoring a large area. You can control the PTZ camera from the recorder or the App and watch the images on a monitor with an HDMI cable.
Wireless model HDMI security camera
Although most camera systems are wired with HDMI, there are also wireless models with HDMI connection.
With a Wi-Fi HDMI camera system, the security camera connects to the recorder via a Wi-Fi signal. This recorder stores the images and you can control them on a monitor via the HDMI port.
Connection with Powerline adapters
Powerline adapters ensure that the image transfer from the camera to the recorder runs via the existing power network. The advantage of this solution is that no cables need to be pulled from the security camera to the HDMI recorder, while you actually have the reliability of a wired connection. We prefer this technique for making a wireless connection to WiFi due to its higher stability.
The pros and cons of HDMI cameras
The big advantage of an HDMI security camera is of course the possibility to connect the camera to an HDMI port of a TV or monitor. This way you can monitor continuously and do not have to open an app or program to see the images from the security camera. For example, an HDMI camera system is often installed in such a way that a monitor is hung in the hallway and you can see who is at the door before you open it.
The biggest disadvantage of an HDMI security camera is that it is a complete camera system and not a separate camera. This is because it is via the HDMI port on the recorder to which you connect the monitor and not to the camera itself. There are certain wireless camera systems available where the receiver has a monitor and therefore an HDMI port is no longer necessary in many cases.
Buy an HDMI camera in the store or order it online?
When you are looking for a security camera with HDMI, there are many choices. We are happy to help you select the best camera. You can contact us by telephone so that we can look together with you online at our website to see which camera is best to order, but you are of course also welcome in one of our stores.