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What You Need to Know About Outdoor Home Security Cameras
Most security cameras are made for indoor and outdoor use, but there are factors specific to the outdoors that you might want to consider. Cameras installed outdoors are more prone to changes in light and weather conditions, so features like night vision and waterproof construction are factors to consider. It’s also a good idea to think about where you’ll be mounting your camera. Lightweight, wireless cameras are better for outdoor use because they can be mounted discreetly in versatile locations throughout the exterior. Also think about pan, tilt, and zoom capabilities—the larger the area you’re monitoring is, the more range of motion you’ll want to be able to monitor.
You can find wired and wireless outdoor security cameras. Wireless are more ideal since they’re discreet and easier to mount, and you can monitor them from your mobile device when you’re away from home.
How Does a Wireless Outdoor Security Camera Work?
A security camera is meant to be discreet, which is one reason why cameras without visible wires are ideal. But it’s not the biggest reason. Wireless cameras, which operate by WiFi, give you remote access, meaning you can watch, schedule, and manage your security feed in real-time, usually on your mobile device. This means you can keep tabs on your home whether you’re at work, in the grocery store, or on vacation. Wireless cameras also store filmed content, either in the cloud or a storage card.
What Type of Resolution Do Outdoor Cameras Have?
Until recently, the standard resolution for HD security cameras was 720p, with a pixel frame size per image of 1280x720. As technology has increased, however, so has camera quality; today some cameras have resolutions increased to 1440p, or 3 million pixels per image. While standard 720p resolutions suffice for general surveillance, they provide less detail especially when zoomed in. The 1440p resolutions, for example, are able to capture a clear view of a license plate from 70 feet away, while the same image through a 720p resolution will likely be blurry and unintelligible.
Do I Need Motion and Sound Detection?
Though sometimes falsely triggered by pets or extreme weather, motion and sound detection are valuable components that allow the security system to alert you to any changes in the environment.
Does My Outdoor Security Camera Require Memory?
Wireless cameras record and store footage in either a cloud or removable storage card.