There is a lot of evidence that outdoor wireless security cameras add tremendous security to any home. Some experts report that the chance of a home that uses them being robbed or broken into for any reason is 85% less than it is for a home without them. Because of their effectiveness, their popularity has risen as crime rates have risen. There are many wireless security cameras on the market today and choosing the ones that will fit your needs perfectly, without over spending, can be difficult.
Below are the 3 main factors to take into consideration when deciding on a brand and model to invest in.
1) Range. How far can the cameras "see"? You also need to know how high their range of view is and how low it is. Make sure that the spot you plan to mount them in works for what you want to be able to see. Also, what is the maximum range the camera can feed it's signal to the receiver? Will this work for your home? Some outdoor wireless security cameras will interrupt the signal of another camera if they are placed to close together. Pre plan your mounting positions and make sure that all of these factors work out.
2) Weather resistance. What steps have been taken by the manufacturer to ensure that the camera will not be damaged or ruined by rain, sleet, snow, heat, cold or wind. A great way to judge how well an outdoor camera can survive the weather is by reviewing the warranty terms closely. Do they exclude weather damage? Is the warranty limited or unlimited?
3) Night vision. How well will the cameras perform at night? Many homeowners want the cameras specifically for night time use and make the mistake of purchasing one that doesn't offer night vision technology.