With so many different outdoor security camera options available, choosing the best one can often be difficult. For example, with so many different settings, HD vs. standard quality, wired or wireless, whether or not they’re smart home compatible, and others, deciding on a camera can be challenging.
When choosing an outdoor security camera (or set) for your home, it’s important to not only choose one within your budget, but one that is the best fit for you. Now, if you’re wondering how to find that, don’t worry. This article will highlight everything you need to know about choosing the very best security camera.
Wired vs. wireless outdoor security cameras
To begin with, we have the age-old debate of wired vs. wireless security cameras. Wireless cameras are better for areas where there are is no electricity, for example, at the end of a garden, while wired cameras are better attached to the property.
There are benefits to both, however, it’s individual-based so you need to consider your needs. For more help choosing between wired or wireless, you can read our blog post about it here.
What would an intruder see?
When choosing an outdoor security camera, you should consider how big the camera looks, i.e. what the intruder would see. Often, you want your camera to be big enough that it will deter crime, but not too big that it’s obstructive.
Some people prefer their cameras not to be seen, hidden almost, however, if your cameras are in sight and are visible, then this is likely to deter crime, letting an intruder know that they’ve chosen the wrong property.
Is the outdoor security camera smartphone or smart home compatible?
Finally, you should consider whether or not it’s smartphone or smart home compatible. More and more outdoor security are not only bluetooth, but have dedicated smartphone apps, and some can even be accessed from the central security hub of your home.
This means you can control and access your cameras while away from your property, whether checking in with the postman or monitoring your home when on vacation. While this is not a completely essential feature, it does provide peace of mind to your average homeowner.
Choosing the very best outdoor security camera for you can be challenging. However, with our advice, it should be a piece of cake.
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