What are the Best Outdoor Security Cameras?

When it comes to protecting your home, you need to think about both the indoor and outdoor components of your security system. Security cameras can allow you to see and monitor what is going on, even if you aren’t there in person.

Placing cameras outside to protect your home or business requires a bit more planning than putting them in a corner in your home. An outdoor security camera needs to be rated for weather, have low-light capabilities, and any of the streaming capabilities that are important to you.

Primary Considerations Before Purchasing Cameras

As with any security system, you will need to determine whether you want a wired or wireless system, since this will be a major factor in the technology used in your home. Wired and wireless cameras have different power sources and performance capabilities. Check out our blog on the subject for more details on these two options.

Outdoor Security Feature Considerations

Before you choose a security camera or commit to a specific security plan, consider which features are most important to you. Some capabilities to consider:

  • Resolution: How clear do you want the video to be? Is it important to catch details and movement, or do you want a general view of the front of your home? 

  • Weather resistance: This camera is going to be outside, so consider the weather in your area. Does it need to be heat or cold resistant? Waterproof?  If you intend to place this camera outdoors, make sure it is rated for outdoor use. Outdoor cameras are made with more durable materials that can withstand weather or are housed in a casing to discourage someone from messing with the camera itself.

  • App integration: Do you want an app that allows you to monitor your security cameras from your phone or PC?

  • Low light and night vision: If you are concerned about intruders at night, make sure to find a camera that can record in low light conditions.  You will need to know if you want to have an infrared, external lighting, or other night vision options.

  • Storage and streaming: You will always want the ability to view your cameras live and have instant playback.  However, how much recorded storage will you need?  Do you want to view the last 24 hours or the last 24 days?

  • If you are not sure what type of camera is best for your business or home, contact the experts at FSS Technologies. Our professional security team is ready to answer any questions and help to guide you through setting up your camera system. There are many kinds of CCTV cameras, each with their own features and limitations.

We believe that security camera installation, especially when outdoors, should be left to professionals to maintain the integrity of the system and your own personal safety. Our team can also give you suggestions on whether to hide your security cameras or keep them in plain view.

DIY vs. Professional Security

Of course, we have discussed the issues with DIY security in the past, from DIY systems that are vulnerable to hacking and other security issues to the understanding that cheaper isn’t better. At FSS Technologies, we rely on professional technology from our manufacturers to provide our customers with the most advanced, efficient, and reliable options on the market.

If you are looking to work with a local, trusted security team, you can rely on the experts at FSS Technologies. Contact us to get started today.

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