Hanging a security camera for outside to keep an eye on your house gives a nice feeling. Even when you are not at home, you can see who is at the door or walking around in your backyard. An outdoor security camera has many advantages. Especially when you choose a smart model that you connect to your home network and can then operate via the app. Nevertheless, there are a number of points to pay attention to before you hang the security cameras. Sitcon has collected modern outdoor cameras from the best brands for you.
Features of an outdoor security camera
There are different models of surveillance cameras for sale which are suitable for outdoor installation. When choosing the right model, you need to take a number of things into account.
- Waterproof IP rating
In most cases, an outdoor security camera must be able to withstand weather influences such as rain. The degree to which a camera can withstand this is indicated by an IP rating. In general, the higher the rating, the more weather-resistant the security camera is. The minimum for an outdoor camera is IP54, but it is better to have an IP65 rating to let the camera hang outside without any worries.
- Night vision
With an outdoor security camera, night vision plays a more important role than with an indoor camera. There is no or limited light outside and you still want the security camera to make clear recordings. There are several ways to film at night with an outdoor security camera. IR LEDs are usually used and the product information describes up to how many meters this can be used to see at night.
Which models are suitable as an outdoor camera
Even with the above features such as night vision and a waterproof rating, there are still different models of security cameras that are suitable for outdoor use.
Dome model outdoor camera
A dome camera is a common model of security camera, because it has a fairly compact size due to its spherical shape. Dome cameras are often the best choice for a home or small business premises when you are looking for a security camera for outside. Only when the visibility during the day and at night should be more than 30 meters, it should be considered to use a bullet camera.
Bullet model outdoor camera
A bullet camera for outdoor use has a rectangular shape and is often found in larger commercial buildings and buildings. Due to the construction of the lens, a bullet camera for outdoor use, depending on the model, allows visibility of up to 100 meters at night.
PTZ outdoor camera model
A camera that you can rotate and zoom can also be used as an outdoor security camera. A PTZ camera has the advantage that with this security camera, the night vision can be up to more than 100 meters, depending on the model, and that you can monitor a larger area with one camera.
What is the best way to place a camera outside?
You can hang a camera system for outside to increase security in and around your home. Ideally, you film every nook and cranny with high-quality cameras. Unfortunately, that is not always possible. Think carefully about how many cameras you need. A copy is almost always chosen at the front door. In addition, it is advisable to also visualize your backyard. How and where you live obviously plays an important role. You need fewer cameras for a terraced house than a detached house.
The privacy of your neighbors and passers-by
The law says you can put up security cameras outside. But they are only allowed to film your property. The garden and driveway of the neighbors may not be on the images. The same applies to the public roads and paths around your home. There are modern cameras that automatically make part of the recordings unrecognizable. This makes it easier to comply with the rules in the law.
Need more information about an outdoor security camera?
You can order outdoor security cameras online in our webshop, but it is also possible to visit one of our stores. Here you can see the outdoor cameras working and possibly buy them right away. We are happy to give you advice without obligation as to which outdoor camera will work best in your situation.