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The Best 8 Camera Wireless Security Systems

Small business that opted for 8 camera wireless security system

If you’re looking to get started with a wireless security camera setup for your business or organization, there are a few things to consider. It is is particularly important to consider placement. In this article, we’ll present 3 different, 8 camera wireless security systems to help give you an idea of what will work best for your needs.

8 Camera Wireless Security System – Option 1: General Surveillance

Verkada Device Family used in 8 camera wireless security system

If you’re looking to have an 8 camera wireless security system to scale coverage quickly and easily, then opt for 5 dome cameras and 3 fisheye cameras. The 5 dome cameras could be placed at entrances/exits, high-traffic areas like hallways, and areas where clients or employees congregate. The dome camera is an important addition to an 8 camera wireless security system due to its versatility. Furthermore, the 3 fisheye cameras could be placed on the exterior of the building or facility near the entrances/exits. Or, they could be mounted on a pole to monitor a parking lot. Fisheye cameras, which are renowned for their ultra-wide-angle lenses, provide video surveillance with versatile viewing angles such as panoramic 180 degrees and 360 degrees. As such, they are an essential for a general, 8 camera wireless security system.

We’ll now delve into a more detailed analysis of the benefits of the dome and fisheye cameras for your 8 wireless camera security system.

Benefits of Dome Cameras

This 8 camera wireless security system is ideal if you’re seeking general surveillance all around your property. The dome camera is beneficial to your wireless security system due to its following characteristics: (1) vandal proof, (2) weatherproof, (3) sleek and discrete, (4) high resolution, (5) night vision, and (6) flexibility with varifocal lens to monitor at wide angles.

Vandal-Resistant

Vandal proof dome cameras should be used if cameras are installed in areas that are prone to tampering or vandalism. Many dome cameras have vandal-resistant ratings (such as IK08 and IK10) that denote the level of mechanical protection. These security cameras are difficult to tamper with once they are set up because they are completely enclosed and require specialized tools to disassemble. 

Weatherproof

Many outdoor dome cameras are weatherproof and water-resistant, allowing for continuous monitoring regardless of weather conditions. These outdoor dome cameras are frequently rated IP65, IP66, and IP67. Additionally, some outdoor dome cameras come with integrated temperature gauges and heaters, allowing cameras to operate even in extreme weather conditions.

Verkada Dome Camera is the perfect all-purpose camera for 8 camera wireless security system
Sleek and Discrete

Dome cameras are a perfect, versatile choice for businesses looking to scale coverage without any difficulty because these cameras don’t need additional lens attachments. Additionally, because of the dome cover, onlookers may have difficulty determining the direction of the camera lens at a distance. As a result, it is difficult for intruders to determine which areas are being monitored without getting relatively close to the camera itself, making it a powerful deterrent for crime and vandalism.

High Resolution

Resolution varies depending on the make and model of the dome camera; however, most companies sell dome cameras with fairly high resolution. Many contemporary video security solutions provide dome cameras with a 3MP (2048 x 1536 pixel) sensor, allowing recording of details up to 50% greater than 1080p, as well as a variety of options ranging from 2-6 megapixels.

Night Vision

Many dome cameras include infrared (IR) illuminators as well as a progressive CMOS sensor. This combination enables unparalleled low-light camera performance for indoor and outdoor use at ranges of up to 30 meters or more.

Flexible

Dome cameras with varifocal lenses have a variable focal length, allowing teams to adjust the camera lens to a desired distance. Because the lens can move due to the shape of the dome encasing, monitoring can be done from a wider angle.

Verkada Dome Camera has easy set up for 8 camera wireless security system

All of these characteristics make the dome camera an appealing, all-purpose security camera. Furthermore, Verkada offers dome cameras for both indoors and outdoors with all the aforementioned qualities. Learn more below.

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Benefits of Fisheye Cameras

The fisheye camera is beneficial to your 8 camera wireless security system due to its following characteristics: (1) weatherproof, (2) tamper proof, (3) night vision, (4) high resolution, and (5) viewing angle variability.

Verkada Fisheye Camera on building ceiling as part of  8 camera wireless security system
Weatherproof

Fisheye cameras are useful for outdoor use because they provide a wide field of view. Such angles are ideal for use outside of buildings, in parking lots, and in open areas such as fields. So, if you want a waterproof security camera for the outdoors, look for a fisheye camera with an IP67 or IP66 rating. Many security vendors also distribute outdoor fisheye cameras with built-in heaters and temperature gauges, allowing the cameras to operate in extremely cold or extremely hot environments.

Tamper Proof

Many fisheye cameras have a dome-shaped body, which makes them an ideal choice for tamper-proof security cameras. To find the most dependable fisheye camera with a high resistance to damage, you should prioritize finding one with a vandal-proof rating of IK08 or higher, preferably IK10. Additionally, those tamper-resistant fisheye cameras with high IP and IK ratings can withstand harsh impacts and adverse weather.

Night Vision

For enhanced indoor and outdoor nighttime security, many fisheye cameras have built-in night vision. By using an infrared (IR) illuminator to emit infrared light, these fisheye surveillance cameras can adapt their recording to account for low-light and nighttime conditions.

Verkada Fisheye Camera on brick doctors clinic that has 8 camera wireless security system
High Resolution

Fisheye cameras produce ultra-wide, panoramic images. As such, it is important to consider the resolution. When comparing your options, look for 5-6MP fisheye cameras because they have more pixels per image. Furthermore, both 4K and 12MP fisheye cameras are excellent choices for creating split views because they provide greater clarity for each view.

Viewing Angle Variability

With their wide field of view, 180° and 270° fisheye cameras are ideal for monitoring expansive areas. Fisheye cameras provide a wide, bird’s-eye view of an area and are typically mounted on a wall or, in some cases, a ceiling to cover a large horizontal area.

Because of these qualities, many people opt for fisheye cameras when they are first beginning to secure their building(s). After all, since fisheye cameras can provide such large coverage of an area, the need for numerous cameras is reduced.

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8 Camera Wireless Security System – Option 2:A Focus on the Outdoors

Security Cameras for enterprises 8 camera wireless security system

If you’re looking to have an 8 camera wireless security system to surveil the surrounding area of your building or elsewhere, then opt for 5 bullet cameras and 3 fisheye cameras. The 5 bullet cameras could be placed at parking lots or entrances/exits. Bullet cameras are commonly used in traffic intersections, manufacturing sites, roads, and airports. You may consider adding bullet cameras to your 8 camera wireless security system as they typically have a larger lens because of their long exterior casing. This makes them a great outdoor camera that can capture more detail over longer distances.

In addition to the 5 bullet cameras, you can add on 3 fisheye cameras. These fisheye cameras could be placed on the exterior of the building or facility near the entrances/exits. Once more, fisheye cameras are a popular choice for outdoor surveillance because of their ultra-wide-angle lenses that provide versatile viewing angles such as panoramic 180 degrees and 360 degrees. 

Now, we turn to the benefits of these cameras.

Benefits of Bullet Cameras
Verkada Bullet Camera on store building exterior for 8 camera wireless security system

The bullet camera is ideal to add to your 8 camera wireless security system due to its following characteristics: (1) easy to install, (2) weatherproof, (3) large lenses, (4) license plate recognition, (5) night vision, and (6) high resolution, and (7) noticeable presence.

Easy to Install

Bullet security cameras are easier to install than other types of surveillance cameras because they have a mounting handle on the body of the camera. Hence, bullet cameras can be quickly mounted to a wall, ceiling, or bullet camera mounting bracket without removing any covers. Additionally, bullet cameras are frequently flexible in positioning, allowing an installer to quickly and easily move the camera into position and reposition it as needed.

Weatherproof

As with the dome and fisheye cameras, many bullet cameras are weatherproof and water-resistant, allowing for continuous monitoring no matter the weather conditions. These outdoor bullet cameras are frequently rated IP65, IP66, and IP67. Many security vendors offer outdoor bullet cameras with integrated temperature gauges and heaters, allowing cameras to operate in extreme temperatures.

Large Lenses

Because of their longer form factor, bullet cameras can typically house larger lenses. Bullet cameras with telephoto lenses are ideal for long-distance coverage in large areas and environments, such as parking lots, airports, and roads.

Verkada Bullet Camera ideal for detailed footage for 8 camera wireless security system
License Plate Recognition

Bullet cameras are an excellent solution for recognizing license plates (LPR). While LPR requires specialized software to detect license plates, bullet cameras’ form factor, larger lens, integrated IR illuminators, and protective covers from intrusive lighting improve the efficiency of license plate detection.

Night Vision

Most bullet cameras include infrared (IR) illuminators to augment and extend surveillance into the night. These cameras can offer some of the most extensive night vision due to their longer range.

High Resolution

Many modern video security solutions include bullet cameras with a 2MP (1940 x 1080 pixel) resolution; however, there are top-quality options with sensors that allow for up to 50% more detail than 1080p, as well as varying resolutions ranging from 2-8 megapixels.

Verkada Bullet Camera used in 8 camera wireless security system
Deterrence with Noticeable Presence

Due to their larger, protruding bodies, bullet security cameras are often much easier to detect than other surveillance cameras. While this makes them more visible, it also makes bullet cameras extremely effective at deterring illegal acts such as vandalism and theft

Benefits of Fisheye Cameras

The benefits of fisheye cameras were already listed above in the last section. To reiterate, some benefits of fisheye cameras include: (1) weatherproof, (2) tamper proof, (3) night vision, (4) high resolution, and (5) viewing angle variability.

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8 Camera Wireless Security System – Option 3: Minimize The Need for More Cameras

Verkada Command Center and Dome Camera for 8 camera wireless security system

If you’re looking to have an 8 camera wireless security system that surveils multiple areas at once , then opt for 6 fisheye cameras and 2 bullet cameras. This setup is similar to the second, 8 cameras wireless security system outdoors setup with the difference being that fisheye cameras are the main cameras in this system. You can add the fisheye cameras anywhere on your property because their ultra-wide-angle lenses offer versatile viewing options such as pan-tilt-zoom and split view. Fisheye cameras are a great option to select if you’re seeking to minimize the amount of cameras you need for your security system. This is because their lenses allow them to surveil a large area at once (often with 360 degree views). As for the bullet cameras, they are beneficial because they capture refined detail, even at long distances. It is the perfect outdoor surveillance camera.

Since the benefits of these cameras have already been discussed at length (see above sections), we turn to the cameras offered by Verkada.

Verkada for 8 Camera Wireless Security Systems

At Monarch, we will collaborate with you to develop the most suitable security systems for your business. We’ll work together to create, implement, and manage a security system that prioritizes both protection and comfort.

Verkada devices stand out from the rest because they provide an advanced, AI-driven security environment. Consider the following features that make all cloud-based devices of Verkada unique:

  • Solid-state Storage (SSD): No NVR, DVR, or server is required. This means you pay for what you use – and that’s all. This reduces any extra overhead operations and the associated expenses,
  • Regular, Automatic Software Updates: No need to worry about if your devices are working properly or are up-to-date with our Verkada devices.
  • Simple Plug-and-Play Install: Just a standard Ethernet cable is required for the cameras to be brought online and fully operational within minutes.
  • Unlimited Storage on Camera and Cloud: Reduce your organizations’ liability risk with unlimited cloud archiving offered by Verkada cameras.
  • Unlimited Users Allowed: You can easily authorize admins access to an unlimited number of users.
  • AI-Based Video Analytics: Face detection, person of interest detection, and license plate detection are all available.
  • Accessible Anywhere, Anytime: Access archived or live feed videos on any device or browser
  • Live Alerts: Receive instant alerts in any meaningful event
  • Shareable Live Feeds: Share your live feed via SMS. This is useful as you can send it to first responders in case of an emergency for dramatically reduced response time.
  • Infinitely Scalable: No matter how large the facility is, we can help you keep everyone on the same page. 
  • 10-Year Warranty: Rest assured that your money is well protected

8 Camera Wireless Security System: Verkada Cloud-Based Cameras

Verkada Camera Family used for  camera wireless security system

Verkada offers technology that is secure and easy to use for users. The set-up is simple: once a device is installed, it is online and fully operational within just a few minutes.

Other features of our security cameras include the following:

  • AI-Based Video Analytics: Face detection and person of interest detection. You can easily receive alerts when a person of interest re-enters your business.
  • Smart Filters: Search for specific people, vehicles, and objects without having to spend too much time scrubbing through footage.
  • License Plate Recognition: Identify license plates of interest in your parking lot.
  • Shareable Live Feeds: Share your live feed via SMS. This is useful as you can send it to first responders in case of an emergency for dramatically reduced response time.
  • Time lapse: Watch a day of footage in under 30 seconds with timelapses.
  • Floor Plan: Quickly respond to incidents with real-time motion plotting. 

Additionally, Verkada offers security cameras that are thoughtfully designed. The cameras have a durable design, firmware signing, and can detect tampering. Choose the security cameras that fit your needs and ensure safety.

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Verkada’s Cameras for 8 Camera Wireless Security System

We offer a variety of options to meet your security needs including: the Verkada Indoor Dome Series, the Verkada Outdoor Dome Series, the Verkada Bullet Series, the Verkada Mini Series, and Verkada Fisheye Series.

Verkada Indoor Dome Series
Verkada Dome Camera is ideal for 8 camera wireless security system

The Verkada Indoor Dome Camera is designed for indoor, high-traffic areas. It is the perfect general-purpose security camera. There are three versions of this camera: CD42, CD52, and C62.

CD42CD52CD62
TypeIndoorsIndoorsIndoors
Image Resolution5MP5MP4K
Type of LensFixed, with 3x Zoom DigitallyZoom, with 3x Optical and Digital ZoomZoom, with 3x Optical and Digital Zoom
Standard RetentionUp to 365 DaysUp to 365 DaysUp to 90 Days
Standard StorageUp to 2TBUp to 2TBUp to 2TB
AudioYesYesYes
IR Range 15m30m30m
RatingIK08IK08IK08
The Verkada Outdoor Dome Series
Verkada Outdoor Camera on brick shopping building with 8 Camera wireless security

The Verkada Outdoor Dome Series is both weather- and tamper-resistant.  Its capabilities function well even in areas with limited bandwidth and connectivity. They are perfect for monitoring the parking lot and the exterior of buildings (e.g., to capture key license plates). There are three versions of this camera: CD42-E, CD52-E, and C62-E.

CD42-ECD52-ECD62-E
TypeOutdoorsOutdoorsOutdoors
Image Resolution5MP5MP4K
Type of LensFixed, with 3x Zoom DigitallyZoom, with 3x Optical and Digital ZoomZoom, with 3x Optical and Digital Zoom
Standard RetentionUp to 365 DaysUp to 365 DaysUp to 90 Days
Standard StorageUp to 2TBUp to 2TBUp to 2TB
AudioYesYesYes
IR Range 15m30m30m
RatingIK10 & IP67IK10 & IP67IK10 & IP67
The Verkada Bullet Series
Verkada Bullet Camera vital for 8 Camera wireless security

The Verkada Bullet Series is ideal for long range, outdoor surveillance. It is built to withstand harsh environments. The Verkada Bullet camera is available in two lens types: wide angle and telephoto. There are four versions of this camera: CB51-E, CB61-E, CB51-TE, CB61-TE

CB51-ECB51-TECB61-ECB61-TE
TypeIndoor and/or OutdoorIndoor and/or OutdoorIndoor and/or OutdoorIndoor and/or Outdoor
Image Resolution 5MP5MP4K4K
Type of LensZoom, with up to 3x Optical and Digital zoomTelephoto Zoom, with 8-20mm focal lengthZoom, with up to 3x Optical and Digital zoomTelephoto Zoom, with 8-20mm focal length
Standard RetentionUp to 2TBUp to 2TBUp to 2TBUp to 2TB
Standard StorageUp to 365 DaysUp to 365 DaysUp to 90 DaysUp to 90 Days
Audio
IR Range30m50m30m50m
RatingIK10 & IP167IK10 & IP167IK10 & IP167IK10 & IP167
The Verkada Mini Series
Verkada Mini Camera perfect addition to 8 Camera wireless security system

The Verkada Mini Series offers both flexibility and enhanced resolution for clear footage. The Mini Camera is a compact size that can fit any space, anywhere indoors. There are three versions of this camera: CM41-S, CM41, and CM41-E.

CM41-SCM41CM41-E
TypeIndoorIndoorOutdoor
Image Resolution5MP5MP5MP
Type of LensFixed, with up to 3x Digital ZoomFixed, with up to 3x Digital ZoomFixed, with up to 3x Digital Zoom
Standard RetentionUp to 90 daysUp to 365 DaysUp to 365 Days
Standard StorageUp to 385GBUp to 2TBUp to 2TB
AudioYes
IR RangeN/A15m15m
RatingN/AIK08IK10 & IP67
The Verkada Fisheye Camera
Verkada Fisheye Camera to surveil in 8 Camera wireless security system

The Verkada Fisheye Camera provides a panoramic view of the entire property – both indoor and outdoor. This camera allows for total surveillance coverage.

Fisheye CF81-E
Type Indoor and/or Outdoor
Image Resolution12MP
Type of LensFixed, with 3x Digital Zoom
Standard RetentionMaximum of 90 Days of Standard Quality Retention
Standard StorageUp to 2TB of Onboard Storage
IR Range20M
Angle of View180°
RatingIK10 and IP67 
AudioYes
NDAA CompliantYes
Analytics Ambarella Chipset for People and Vehicle Analytics
Viewing ModesPanoramic; Four–Way Split; Pan-Tilt–Zoom

The Verkada Fisheye Camera (CF81-E) is an ideal security camera for high tech security systems. With the option to switch between circle, ePTZ, 2-view, 3-view, or 4-view modes on the CF81-E, you can do away with the need for multiple camera installations. You can also take advantage of features like digital pan-tilt-zoom to increase coverage and lessen blind spots.

Three different view modes are supported by the CF81-E. You can customize the view mode to meet the requirements of the install location.

  • 180° Panoramic: A wide-angle view that is ideal for an open area or a corridor.
  • Four-way split: Use a single camera to watch four distinct fields of view.
  • Pan-tilt-zoom (ePTZ): Provides a panoramic, all-encompassing view of your environment.
Panoramic
Pan mode of Fisheye Camera for 8 Camera wireless security system

Panoramic is the first view mode of the fisheye camera. The camera will have a 180° horizontal field of view in this mode. The camera can be tilted to adjust the fields of view to your preferences.

Four-Way Split
Four-way split mode of Fisheye Camera for 8 Camera wireless security system

Four-Way Split is the second mode of the fisheye camera. You can monitor four distinct areas all at the same time using the Four-Way Split mode. It’s especially useful for monitoring an outdoor corner, a hallway intersection, or when replacing multiple cameras with one. Site administrators can adjust the Four-Way Split’s angles to better suit their needs and maximize the fields of view.

Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ)
PTZ Mode of Fisheye Camera for 8 Camera wireless security system

Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) is the third, adaptable mode of the fisheye camera. You can choose to display the video feed in Pan-Tilt-Zoom as a 360° view, a tiles view with various angles, or by using your digital PTZ functionality to pan, tilt, and zoom around the image.

180° PanoramicFour-way SplitPan-Tilt-Zoom
Privacy ZonesYYY
People Counting YY
People AnalyticsYY
Vehicle CountingYY
Vehicle AnalyticsYY
Crowd AlertsYY
Motion AlertsYYY
Motion SearchYYY
Audio YYY

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Here at Monarch, we can help you choose the right cameras for your 8 camera wireless security system. Shop with us now!

Verkada Camera Options Updated: Oct 28

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