People want to protect their properties and lives. You should not only install indoor alarm system. Criminals come from outside and an initial protection can be afforded if you have a protective device installed outdoors. You can start by having security camera which will monitor the people approaching your property.
The outdoor cameras are different from any other camera – particularly the indoor surveillance camera. As these are stationed outside where it can be subjected to changes and harsh weather conditions, it should be weatherproof. If the camera is situated in areas that passers-by can access, then it is susceptible to vandals. Thus the camera should be resistant to vandalism. These two features – weatherproof and resistance to vandals can increase the cost of this surveillance camera.
Weatherproof outdoor camera for home security comes in various styles. The best type is the dome camera. This kind will satisfy the two required features because it is weatherproof and at the same time vandal-resistant. The dome covers the camera ensuring its safety. Weatherproof cameras are also waterproof.
The dome camera contains a tinted cover that hides and disguises the camera so outsiders will not know where the camera is directed. These are difficult to detach or steal. Installation of this security camera is in the roof – fixed therein. The dome does not only cover the camera. It also protects the camera lens from being broken. Almost all of the dome cameras are with infra-red. There are dome cameras that are bullet proof and these can be more expensive.
The dome camera is a little bit expensive and if your budget is not enough for it, there are other ways by which you can protect your camera from vandals. You can place it inside a glass in one section of your property. Just be sure that the location is strategic to have a view of people coming in and out of your property. If your camera does not have the weather and water proof features, then it can be cheaper.
The best way to protect your camera is to hide it from vandals. Visible surveillance cameras can deter burglars and criminals from your property. They will fear being caught. Hiding the camera will make you lose this feature.
There is one more consideration as far as outdoor security cameras are concerned. You can choose between a single camera and a surveillance system. With a system, you would have multiple cameras installed outdoors.
If you want to protect your house from culprits, you can have indoor and outdoor security system. The surveillance camera should be for the outdoor monitoring while the alarm system is for protection against intrusion into the house.