An outdoor camera is a security camera that has a waterproof rating and can be hung in different weather conditions depending on the IP rating. An outdoor camera comes in different designs and shapes and when you want to buy an outdoor camera you will come across many models and a choice may be difficult. With this decision aid and information page you can select the best model within a few steps.
When to choose an outdoor camera?
As soon as the security camera is placed in a damp room or in the rain, you will always have to take an outdoor camera. Depending on the weather resistance, such as the maximum temperature and IP rating, you can then make a further selection when the outdoor camera must meet more specific requirements.
IP waterproof rating
All outdoor cameras have an IP rating. this represents the degree of water resistance. For example, the outdoor cameras with a low IP rating are not suitable for placing directly in the rain, while the outdoor cameras with a high IP rating, on the other hand, are suitable for extreme weather conditions. when buying an outdoor camera, it is therefore good to pay attention to this, so that you do not end up with a camera full of water. From an IP rating of IP65 you are in most cases on the safe side and you can therefore really use the outdoor camera outside.
Different models of outdoor cameras
An outdoor camera is available in different camera models. The most common outdoor cameras are the bullet and dome camera. The name refers to the shape of the outdoor camera. there are also special outdoor cameras such as door cameras and PTZ models that can rotate and zoom.
Bullet outdoor camera
A bullet outdoor camera is a commonly seen security camera model. This model has a rectangular shape and is usually large in size. This makes this the ideal and most common outdoor camera. You also see a bullet outdoor camera at petrol stations and office buildings, for example.
Dome outdoor camera
Due to the round spherical shape, this outdoor camera has been given the name doom. Both outdoor camera models with and without cap are available. Because with a dome outdoor camera it is often difficult to see which direction the camera is filming, this is a popular model, because it has a high deterrent effect.
PTZ outdoor camera
The pan tilt zoom outdoor camera can monitor a gutter area and is mainly used for securing industrial objects. PTZ outdoor cameras are less suitable for smaller objects, because when you turn the camera to the right, you no longer have secured the left. It is then better to place in front of two fixed outdoor cameras.
With a door outdoor camera, the camera is incorporated in the door or the camera is part of the doorbell. These outdoor cameras are becoming more and more popular because of the double effect.
A fake camera is also sometimes used to place outside so that any burglars are deterred. Although a dummy security camera is still the cheapest choice, we see fewer and fewer people opting for a dummy model with the fall in the prices of normal outdoor cameras.
Need more information about outdoor cameras?
As can be read above, there are many different outdoor cameras for sale. To select the outdoor camera that is most suitable for your situation, we have a product filter on the left side of the page with which the specifications that the outdoor camera must meet can be filtered. Of course you can also contact us by phone or e-mail for advice. If you soon have the opportunity to visit one of our stores, you are of course also welcome for personal advice.