An outdoor IP camera is a common security camera for securing homes and businesses. These surveillance cameras are waterproof and resistant to weather influences. The ease with which the IP outdoor cameras can be installed is the most common reason given by customers when purchasing such a model.
How does an outdoor IP camera work?
An IP outdoor camera uses the network present at the location. This can be the wireless WiFi signal, but it is also possible that a wired IP camera for outside is connected to the network (router). IP stands for internet protocol and this also means your network. You connect the IP outdoor camera wirelessly or wired to your network to use it. You can then approach the outdoor IP camera via a smartphone or PC and adjust the settings to the desired settings. Motion detection and other alarms can then be programmed so that you receive a notification on your smartphone when, for example, a line is broken. These push notifications are ideal for monitoring certain situations and can take over the role of alarm systems.
Which IP outdoor camera models are there?
An IP outdoor camera is available in various versions. For example, there are WiFi models that work wirelessly and use an adapter or battery for power. There are complete IP outdoor camera systems that work through Power over Ethernet where the data and power run via the network cable. This is often referred to as a POE IP outdoor camera for short.
The difference between wireless and wired
As can be read with the models, there are IP cameras for outdoors that work via the WiFi connection and models with POE. The WiFi models are the most popular due to the simple commissioning and installation. The costs of an IP WiFi camera for outdoor use are also lower on average than a POE IP outdoor camera. The advantage of a wired IP camera system for outside, however, is the stability and security, which is why you rarely see IP cameras hanging outside at companies and institutions that work on WiFi.
Tips when buying an IP outdoor camera
When buying an IP camera for outdoor use, we advise you to first carefully map out what you want to protect and what your expectations are of the product. For example, there is a difference in night vision, degree of waterproof rating, zoom options and other properties that can differ per camera. You can also contact us for free advice or visit one of our stores.