Common placements are entrances, walkways and driveways, but every property is unique, as is every homeowner’s needs, so placement is dependent on several variables.The result may be as minimal as a front entry camera or highly comprehensive, monitoring every part, or “zone” of your yard and outdoor property.
Find out what you need to know about outdoor security camera systems to make the best choice for your home and family.
Outdoor security cameras, or multi-camera surveillance systems, monitor any outdoor area you choose.
Connected to a DVR or computer monitor, these cameras have a lens, a DSP (digital signal processing) chip, and protective housing to stand against the elements.
Transmission cables connect the camera to the DVR and receive the video from the “eye” of the camera.
Many network security cameras come with an SD card capability as well, so video can be stored directly on the card.
If the camera is also connected to an NVR (network video recorder), it can stream video directly to the NVR or a computer or smart device, all of which can record it.
The DVR then compresses the video and stores it onto a hard drive to be accessed at a later time.
It’s likely the DVR will also have the capability of converting the analog video into a digital format so that it the video can be streamed over the internet using a built-in web server.
In this type of camera, there is no need for a separate DVR because the camera has this capability built right into it.