Wireless Outdoor Cameras – Use Them to Protect Your Property

Wireless Outdoor Camera and Receiver

One of the first lines of defense against any intruders to your property is wireless outdoor cameras, also called CCTV cameras.

There is a reason you see such cameras installed inside and outside of banks, jewelry stores, museums and government buildings. Simply put, they are a great deterrent against most burglars, who prefer to not be caught on tape.

In the past, both camera technology and CCTV setups were very expensive to buy and install, but this has drastically changed in recent years. Cameras, even night vision enables ones, have become affordable and the recording systems have become very simple to set up.

On this page you will find all the information you need to get started with planning and setting up your own wireless outdoor cameras, without the need for expert help.

  DYI Installation

Have you got the tools? Then you can do it!

As long as you have some basic DYI skills and know how to use a drill, screwdrivers and have some very basic computer skills, you will be able to take care of such a project on your own; no need to hire an expensive security expert.

The first thing you need to consider is how many cameras you will need. You can of course cover your entire property from every angle, but this will cost you a lot more money and time to set up.

At the very least you should have a camera installed that covers the entrances to your home, so you will probably need at least one or two cameras.

Check for Water Resistant

When choosing wireless outdoor cameras you have to make sure that the one you go for is water resistant. You can quickly make the mistake of accidentally buying an indoor camera that is not weather proof, making very unsuitable.

 Another feature to consider is night vision, as a lot of burglars operate under the darkness of night. With night vision you do not need to have a bright security light, it simply uses infrared light, not detectable by the human eye.

The size of the camera is usually not so important, unless you want the cameras to be hidden. For most people though, wireless outdoor cameras are about creating a deterrent, so you do want to advertise that there are cameras in place.

Computer Interface

They enjoy doing this from their computer

What is important though is how the cameras interact with a computer interface or central recording unit. This should be very user friendly and not require any programming skills. At the same time you do not want the features to be too basic, as this could limit what you can achieve.

At the very least you should be able to log into the computer software and look over any recordings made. Cameras can either be set to constant recording or else be motion activated; your choice will obviously result in different amounts of recording.

Being able to go over a day’s recordings should be very easy to do, and the recording should have time stamps on them as well, as this helps identify times and dates of each recording.

Login from Your Smart Phone

With more advanced features you can also log into the camera system remotely over the internet, even over a smart phone. These systems usually send out an email alert as well, so if movement is detected and you are not at home, you can quickly log in and see in real time what is going on.

Simple DYI skills are all that are required, only your budget will dictate how many cameras you have and how many features the software includes. With just a little bit of planning you can get your own CCTV system up and running in no time, and the great thing is that it is expandable at any time.

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