The best outdoor wireless IP security camera is a high resolution, automatic infrared, pan, tilt, and zoom, motion detection camera with built-in memory and recording ability. Furthermore, look for an outdoor wireless IP security camera that is user friendly, will work with your existing computer system and that will send you emails when it is turned on. Let us break down that statement, so that you will understand why this is the best camera.
The outdoor wireless IP security camera needs to have a high resolution. Look for a camera with a large number of television lines. This assures you that you will be able to see small details as a crime occurs. It also assures you can enlarge a photo for the police. Look for a camera that has at least 3 megapixels. The higher the megapixel number, the closer together each pixel will be. This is important in capturing a great photo with a large amount of detail.
Next, look for an outdoor IP security camera that is infrared. Security cameras will be daylight, night vision or infrared. Daylight security cameras rely on light that can be seen by the human eye to work. As the sun goes down, it is nearly impossible to get a great photo with these cameras. Night vision cameras rely on available light, but can capture light just below what the human eye can detect. The problem with night vision cameras is that the technology captures everything in a green color and then produces black and white photos. With a night vision camera, it can be very difficult to distinguish details. The best camera is the infrared camera. This camera records the heat from an object onto the pixels. It then allows the user to use software to set correct coloring. Like the night vision camera, the infrared camera relies on available light, but is much better at capturing any available light. Infrared cameras are also the best at taking photos in increment weather.
Next, when buying an outdoor wireless IP security camera, look for a camera that allows you to pan, tilt and zoom the camera. Referred to in the industry as a ptz camera, this camera allows the user to control the camera from a remote location. The ability to pan the camera left or right allows the user to follow the action should a crime be detected. The ability to tilt the camera allows the user to move the camera up and down to better capture details. For example, the camera can be tilted down to see a package left at your gate or the camera can be tilted up to better see the details of a visitor’s face. The ability to zoom a camera, allows the user to zoom in to see more detail, once the desired image is obtained. Cameras have different zoom abilities, so look for a camera that has high zoom ability.
In some situations a camera that works all the time is desired. However, for most users a camera that turns on when motion is detected is more desirable. This camera will detect when motion is detected and automatically turn itself on. This will allow the user to know when something is occurring. It is much cheaper to operate the camera only when needed.
Look for a camera that has built-in memory. This allows the camera to record the images on a memory card. Look for a system that will allow you to install a large memory card for the best storage ability. These cameras will record the images on the memory card even if the power fails.
Most users are happier when they purchase a system that has sound recording ability. This allows the user to not only see what is occurring, but also hear what is occurring. The captured sound can be important for evidence.
Cameras can be purchased for all operating systems. There is no need to replace your existing computer system to install a outdoor wireless IP security camera. Look for a system that will also work with your mobile devices so that you can watch the action if you are not at home. Look for a system that will send you an alert when it is turned on.