Outdoor Security Camera Systems

Outdoor security camera systems are especially designed to withstand all weathers, if you opt for a wireless outdoor security camera system they are quick to install, no wires to attach, and are sufficiently versatile to be used in any situation or environment.

Technological advances have developed to a degree that they have created optional features to be used with the camera which make them more useful.  Outdoor Security Camera systems with extra features come at a reasonable price which is good news for homeowners as well as tenants in rental properties.

How many cameras do you need

If you choose a wireless outdoor security camera system you can have more than one camera in place and each has its own built-in antenna and transmitter that sends a video signal to a digital video receiver.   Today’s modern wireless outdoor security camera systems use 2.4 or the 5.8 GHz radio band technology to send their signals, this is the same radio band signal that is used for landline wireless telephones.

The technology for the outdoor security camera is the same a technology used for indoor security cameras.  To protect the outdoor security cameras they are placed inside an enclosure or cover to protect the camera from environmental elements and inclement weather conditions.   The security cameras are rated based on the International Electrical Code standards; these are known as Ingress Protection Rating or Code.  The designation of the code is recognized by the use of IP and followed by two digits.  The digits represent a degree of protection that the camera is recognized by its enclosure. Most outdoor security cameras are rated at IP66 or IP 67, it’s a good idea to look for these numbers when shopping for outdoor security cameras.

To understand the rating an IP66 rating means that the camera is secure from dust, dust is unable to reach the working parts of the camera.  It is also capable of withstanding powerful jets of water from any direction.   The IP67 carries the same dust rating as the IP66, but the IP67 is capable of being submerged in a meter of water and not cause any damage.  There are also a number of specialized outdoor security cameras that are especially designed to be protected from being damaged by humans and other factors.  If you really want serious protection for your outdoor cameras, there are ones that are designed to withstand an explosion.

Cameras for all weathers and conditions

Outdoor security camera systems are especially designed for those extreme temperature conditions.  Some camera have video that is long range during nighttime, others have clean daytime color video, discuss with your supplier what you need and what is best for your situation.  Wireless technology is ideal as its quick to install, does not need video transmission cables, you just need to mount the cameras into the power supply and you sit back as its ready for use immediately.

Optional Features for Outdoor Security Cameras

There are several optional features that you can use with your outdoor security cameras, this is a partial list of the more common features.

  • Day/night vision cameras that are capable of capturing video in low light conditions
  • Infrared night vision cameras that are capable of capturing video in normal lighting and in total darkness as well.
  • Outdoor security cameras that can record video and audio
  • A pan-Tilt-Zoom function, this increases the usefulness of the camera and can give a fuller view when recording,   these cameras when they are equipped with correct programming software are capable of using motion detection to be able to track and follow objects and individuals.
  • Some outdoor security camera systems are designed to use rechargeable batteries; this eliminates the need for AC power adaptor supply.  There is no need to have a power supply line to the camera.
  • Internet Protocol (IP) technology cameras that is able to network on the internet.