Installing an outdoor surveillance cameras can be a practical and economical way to protect and secure your home. But before buying the system you should take into consideration next things:

Coverage

One of the primary concerns when shopping for an outdoor surveillance camera is an angle of the camera, because you want to make sure that your property is covered. Wider angled lenses will help cut down on the number of cameras required for overall coverage of your property.

Resolution

It is very important to have a high quality resolution, so you will be able to see clearly if something happens. As well it will be way much easier for the police to work with high quality footage.

Night Vision

Monitoring at night is one of the most common uses for outdoor surveillance cameras, and in order to get a high quality image, you’ll want to purchase a camera with infrared (IR) technology. Many models have a built-in IR cut-switch that automatically enables and disables the infrared technology depending on the lighting conditions, so you get the clearest image possible no matter what time of day.

 

Recording Capacity

Before buying a system make sure that  the recording capacity of the system suits your need.

Remote Access

One of the primary benefits of IP video is that you’re not limited to viewing your remote video surveillance system on site. The advancements in video surveillance technology have made it possible to view your remote security camera from any internet-enabled PC or smartphone.

Wired/Wireless

Wireless cameras are easy to install and reposition, but you’ll want to check the battery levels periodically to ensure you’re fully protected. Wired units usually require professional installation and access to a power outlet, but tend to provide clearer images than their wireless counterparts.

Pan/Tilt/Zoom

Cameras with remote controlled pan, tilt and zoom are ideal for providing coverage to larger areas and allow the user to get the best viewing angle possible without having to physically reposition the camera.