Cameras today have smart features, they provide much clearer images, and insightful video analytics about your business. They can upload footage to remote storage locations and the footage can also be stored locally for later viewing or can be viewed live. There are many types of security cameras and some are better suited for outdoor use than others. Therefore, when looking for the best outdoor security cameras to use, you need to consider the location, source of power, weather, and lighting.
Functions of outdoor security cameras:
- They can be used to record the criminal activity and serve as proof that a crime was committed.
- They can help to keep criminals off your property, as they let intruders know that you are watching. This could be done through the use of lights, alarms, and pre-recorded warnings.
Let’s take a look at the important features an outdoor security camera should have for the adequate protection of your business.
Features your outdoor cameras should have:
- Size and weight
Depending on where and how the cameras will be mounted, you will need to consider the weight and size. Ensure that it is suitable for the area that you will be placing it because while some can pan, tilt and zoom, others cannot.
2. Video quality and zoom lens.
Identification of objects in a recording is essential, so, recording should be done in high definition. You will require higher resolution cameras to achieve this. With it, you can zoom in for more details without the image degrading easily. It should have a zoom lens that is equipped with an auto-focus feature so that the images aren’t blurred.
Ensure that you procure weather-hardened cameras that are IP66 rated, they can withstand harsh weather conditions like extreme cold, heat, high winds, and wet weather.
4. Wi-Fi and remote access
Some security cameras are IP-enabled. With it, you can have remote access and footage can be transmitted to the cloud.
Outdoor night vision security cameras could be wired or wireless, depending on access to power and the place it is mounted. They should also have colour night vision and low-light performance for better performance at night.
To purchase and install outdoor security cameras, do not hesitate to contact us at Trivest Technologies to hook you up with the best for the protection of your business.
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