When setting up a surveillance system, it’s important to consider the benefits of outside security cameras. Whether the goal is to protect the perimeter of your home or your business, surveillance on the exterior is the best way to deter criminal acts. The mere presence of CCTV cameras is usually enough to stop burglars in their tracks. If a crime does occur under the watchful eyes of outside security cameras, you are more likely to identify the criminals and bring them to justice if you have footage of the act.
When selecting outside security cameras for your home or business, here are several features to consider:
Since anyone can approach your security cameras when they are placed outside, they should have a shatter resistant metal casing that can withstand the blow from a bat or other blunt instrument. Install the cameras as high as possible to help prevent vandalism as well.
Outdoor cameras will be subject to rain, snow, hail, high winds, and glaring sun. Weatherproof cameras have a glass or plastic cover over the lens that protects it from the elements, as well as a sealed metal case that keeps water out.
Since burglaries and vandalism are most likely to take place at night, infrared is an absolute must for outside security cameras. IR cameras have a sensor that automatically switches them to night mode when the light threshold drops below a certain level. When infrared kicks in, the images recorded by the camera look black and white.
In cold or humid climates, fog can form on the housing mirror. A heater inside the camera prevents moisture from forming and keeps the lens clear, which provides for pristine images regardless of the weather or climate.
For enhanced security around the perimeter of your building, visit Huabentech to view a selection of outside security cameras. We are an experienced supplier that can provide you with the tools and support you need to find the perfect CCTV security cameras to meet your specific requirements.