Outdoor Wireless Security Cameras
One of most popular surveillance cameras is outdoor wireless security camera, and for homes some of them are popular with easy to implement including Arlo, Nest Cam and NetcamPro, easy to install and maintain.
Why Outdoor camera
Security guarding starts by giving entrance supervision from outside of your property building. With a watchful eye on the outermost ring the intruder will be known early before getting inside of our property. It is therefore the implementation of outdoor wireless security camera is essential for early alert of the intruder. The camera with wireless connection feature is very important to eliminate the clutter of the wire around the camera, furthermore the setup is easier.
Various features of security camera are applied to the camera in line with the functions of the camera. Should you choose which camera is suitable for your environment, understanding what features the camera come with is very important. Ideally for placing camera outdoor, it should be weatherproof and is not easily tampered by the intruder. Some camera features a IK10 which is a vandal-resistant, and some might have IP66 or IP67 feature which is water resistant.
The following products are most popular wireless outdoor security camera for homes and for industry.
Arlo VMS3230 by Netgear
This product includes two items at least, one item acts like a base-station per location and can includes up to 5 cameras. And today, some models of new Netgear Wireless AC routers are compatible with Arlo, so you don’t need a base station anymore. Netgear introduces new Arlo VMS3230 home security camera system, easy to install even by inexperienced people. As long as you have already a wireless network in place, you can place the camera somewhere within the wifi coverage. This is a wireless camera you can placed either indoor or outdoor. It features a night vision capability even in dark totally. It also features weatherproof so ideal for outdoor placement and it can detect motion to trigger the alerts.
- HD video quality
- Wire-free design for easy placement within the home
- Featuring Night vision camera
- Motion detection (up to 20ft / 6 meters) to trigger the video recording with configurable alert and app
- Weatherproof camera suitable for indoor / outdoor
- Remote view by your mobile devices
The good thing with this product is that you can stream video remotely including 7 days of secure cloud DVR storage – a free basic plan services. This product (with three camera kits and one base station in the box) costs around $450. Not cheap, you can compare with other cheap home security cameras in the market. The rating is good enough, 3.9 out of 5 star (Jun 2015) average customer rating in Amazon.
This product is suitable for home surveillance system, you can connect up to 15 cameras to the cloud and watch up to 4 cameras at a time, easy to setup by mounting to fully magnetic mount and is easy to maintain – easy to move to wherever you want. Should you require large volume of cameras for industrial purposes, you may consider 32 channel NVR system, some models come with varifocal lens to allow you manually adjust the zoom to fit your angel of view.
It doesn’t support PTZ like those business class wireless outdoor security camera, but this product is ideal for homes.
Nest Cam Outdoor
Unlike the above Arlo wire-free outdoor camera with only 720p, Nest Cam outdoor camera offers higher resolution up to 1080p. if you compare with Arlo, this product is not powered by battery, you need to plug into the power outlet. The good thing is that the field of view is also wider, it’s 130 degree wide angle view camera. with 8 IR LEDs, this camera supports night vision with super clear image and 8x digital zoom.
- Super clear image detail with 1080p high resolution
- Wide angle 130 degree field of view
- Comes with 8x IR LEDs to support night vision
- Motion detection and alerts
- Weatherproof camera ideal for outdoor
- Magnetic mounting for easy installation
- Wifi connection
- Remote viewing with free Nest App
- Two-way audio supports
- Cloud storage
Currently Nest Cam outdoor is tagged with the higher price than some other wireless outdoor cameras including Amcrest and Foscam.
Amcrest offers various models of wireless security camera either indoor or outdoor such as Amcrest IP3M-943 wireless outdoor camera with bullet model, and for indoor you may find Amcrest IP3M-HX2 ultra HD wireless dual band camera. Amcrest IP3M-956 is one of newly launched wireless outdoor security cameras end of 2016 in addition of Amcrest IP2M-850 outdoor PTZ speed dome camera and Amcrest IP2M-848 premium HD outdoor camera.
- Record resolution 2048×1536 pixels @20 fps
- 100 degree wide viewing angle
- Supports night vision with 30 IR LEDs range up to 98 ft
- IP66 rated weatherproof and IK10 vandal resistant solid housing
- Connect to Amcrest or ONVIF NVR, FTP or Blue Iris
- Optional cloud video recording service is also available
- Setup via mobile devices using Amcrest view app
- Remote view using your mobile devices
- Intelligent motion alerts, email alerts and snapshots
If you compare Amcrest IP3M-943 with the other two products above you can find that Amcrest offers higher resolution of 3MP (2048×1538 pixels) and the camera is built with solid IK10 vandal resistant housing in addition of IP66 rated weatherproof. This product is tagged with the price around $130, cheaper than others.
For newer product introduced by Amcrest IP4M-1028
Unlike Arlo as discussed above, this NetCamPro product offers higher resolution of full HD (1080p) instead of standard HD (720p). The design is compact with IP66 rated weatherproof, wall mounted and can record internally up to 128GB storage. Can connect standalone or to your existing ONVIF NVR system via POE or Wifi connection.
- Higher resolution of up to 1920×1080 pixels
- Micro SD card Internal storage (16GB) can be expanded up to 128GB and free cloud recording and also NAS and NVR storage
- Connect POE or wireless
- Remote view with free Live View App
- Support QR Code scanning by Android and iOS mobile devices
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Unlike all the above 4 wireless outdoor security cameras which resolution is up to only 3MP image sensor, the Reolink RLC-411WS is built with 4MP high resolution image sensor (2560×1440 pixels) or as known as 2K resolution.
The good thing is that this Reolink RLC-411WS product is built with varifocal lens ranging from 2.8~12mm focal length allowing you to adjust the zoom in with motorized 4x optical zoom. And this camera is not like others similar wireless cameras products, this camera supports dual band wifi. See also top 5 camera with optical zoom.
- Wireless dual band camera range up to 300 ft with2T2R
- High resolution 4MP (2660×1440 pixels) Super HD camera
- Night vision with 36 IR LEDs range up to 110 ft
- Varifocal lens 2.8~12mm auto focus motorized 4x optical zoom lens
- Field of view angle ranging from 36~100 degree
- Storage memory micro SD Card up to 16GB
- ONVIF compliant
Reolink RLC-411WS is tagged with price under $130.00, low price with rich features including high res 4MP, 4xoptical zoom and dual band camera.
With the price around $300, you may consider more features PTZ camera. Most popular PTZ outdoor camera come with optical zoom ranging from 4x up to 20x optical zoom factor, producing high quality image details. For more economical wireless outdoor camera you may consider Amcrest and Reolink wifi outdoor camera.
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