Should I get a static or 360 security camera?

Should I get a static or 360 security camera?


Let’s set the scene…

You’ve just made your way around the supermarket after finishing your food shop.

You pull your trolley up next to the conveyor belt.

Just as you’re about to unload your shop something catches your eye.

A flash of colour.

You glance over and see the confectionary stand. An array of sugary goodness.

You deserve a treat. You’ve done the shop.

But which do you choose? The good old KitKat chunky or a more exotic Cadbury Wispa Gold.

Feeling rushed, you grab the Wispa Gold.

You get back to the car and unwrap your caramel snack…

It’s too sweet, it’s too much for you.

It wasn’t what you wanted.

No this isn’t a marketing ploy by Cadbury or Nestle. Even if you do want a chocolate bar now.

The point is, we don’t want you to buy the wrong camera.

We want you to get the camera that’s exactly what you need.


What’s the best camera for you?

So, you’ve decided that you want to keep an eye on your property.

And who can blame you?

More and more people are making their way to the countryside. And not always with the best intentions.

But the question is, which rural security camera is right for you?

Well, part of the reason our range is so concise, is to make it easy for you.

This is why you’re here to know whether you should get a static or 360 security camera.

To make it extra easy, let’s break it down into five key areas:

  • Installation
  • Price
  • Technology
  • Security
  • Location


You don’t need to be an electrician.

First off, you want your security camera to be super easy to install.

Great news, our cameras are ready to go out of the box.

You’re not techy you say? Fear not. We’ve got comprehensive guides to walk you through the setup.

If you’re still unsure and want the easiest camera to set up. We recommend the static camera.


Once you’ve plugged it in and powered it up, you’ll be live streaming in 10 minutes. Max!

That’s not to say the 360 camera is hard work, it’s the opposite.

It just needs an extra bit of tinkering if you’re switching your 4G network from giffgaff (O2).

After you’re connected all you need to do is secure it to a surface and away you go.


You don’t need to call Zurich to move money around

You’ve worked hard to earn a living, so you want to spend your money wisely.

Coming in at just £82 the WiFi static camera is the perfect entry-level security camera.

A way of dipping your metaphorical toe in the water.

But then again if you’re testing the waters by buying a static, only to get a 360 later, you could’ve got a 360 from the start.

Remember, just because it’s more affordable doesn’t mean it’s right for you.

If you’re umming and ahing over the price, you probably already know which camera you need.

You don’t need the best of the best

 The 360 camera is crammed full of high-tech goodness.

 It does heaps of stuff the static camera can’t.

 Pan, tilt and zoom capabilities make it versatile. Ideal for covering large areas.

 Probably its best feature is tracking human movement.

 But sometimes technology is overrated.

 Sometimes you just need something that’s really, REALLY good at what it does.

 Our static cameras are unbeatable at staring contests. They’ll never look away.

 So if you want to see who’s coming through the gate, the static's for you.

 But if you want to see who’s coming through the gate and going down the track. You’ll want a 360.



Do you want a bouncer or undercover surveillance?

Security cameras are an excellent deterrent.

If a criminal knows there are cameras on your property, they’re even less likely to attempt a theft.

And different cameras are better at it than others.

Take our 360 cameras for example. It’s big, it’s obvious and if it had a name, it would probably be Vinnie.

It’s got a commanding presence. If you came across someone like Vinnie in public, you’d probably give him a wide berth.

You certainly wouldn’t try and steal something.

The static camera on the other hand is a lot more discrete.

Smaller, compact, and harder to see.

You’d choose to put up a static camera if you’re worried about ruining the look of your property.

They’re hidden away like a police officer on a stakeout.

So you can improve your security without being able to tell the difference.

There’s a time and a place for every camera

This is the most important area when choosing a security camera.

 Where do you want to put the camera?

 And what do you want to see?

 Let’s say you want to keep an eye on your workshop door. There’s one way in and one way out. Buying a 360 camera would be overkill.

In a situation like that a static camera is ideal. It will only look away if you move it.

On the other hand, your property might be a bit more complex. You could have a yard that surrounds some buildings.

In this case, you could buy a few static cameras. It might even work out costing less than one 360.

But like we said earlier, ‘just because it’s more affordable doesn’t mean it’s right for you.’

 A well-positioned 360 could satisfy your needs. Think about it, you could get one camera, that does the job of three.

And once you’ve connected power to static cameras in three separate places, have you saved anything?



When buying a camera, make sure you think about these five things:

Setting up the camera – static cameras are slightly simpler to set up

Price – you won’t necessarily save money getting a static camera. Get the camera for your needs

Technology – the 360 has a lot be flexibility. But the static is the best at what it does.

Visibility – the 360 is big and obvious whereas the static is small and easy to hide

Location – the 360 can do the job of three statics. A static is ideal if the subject’s in a fixed place.



Yes, we would love it if you bought 10 of our cameras.

But just like when you’re tucking into your post-shop chocolate bar, you should feel satisfied you got what you wanted.

This is a much more important decision than the one to satisfy your sweet tooth.

This is a decision on how best to protect your property.

But whichever camera you choose, it will be the first step towards standing up to rural crime.

Explore our camera range.


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