Which Cameras Should Be Used Outdoors?
When designing a video surveillance system, are you taking into account the outdoor spaces you should monitor? If your business has a parking lot, borders an alley way, or has outdoor seating, it is important to secure those areas as well as the indoor spaces. But you don't want to use a normal indoor surveillance camera to do it.
Surveillance cameras placed outdoors have to endure a wide range of conditions that an indoor camera is protected from. This can include potential water damage from rain, snow, or hail, damage from dust and debris picked up by the wind, or condensation from fog. Specialized outdoor cameras come in durable housing that protects a camera's sensitive electrical equipment.
Outdoor cameras come in a wide range of styles, so you will have just as much flexibility designing your outdoor system. This includes bullet cameras like the Optica B204 IP camera, domes like the Optica DV204M IP camera, and even PTZ cameras like the Optica P218Z PTZ IP camera.