You may also need outdoor camera surveillance to protect your garage, boat, shop, and outside of your home. Construction sites are high-risk areas for theft. In fact, contractors lose between 3% and 4% of their profits to theft. While all digital video cameras may not be the same, there is a lot of unique features that make a Vivint outdoor camera very useful.
Outdoor surveillance equipment is designed for outdoor use in isolated situations that are exposed to the elements and weather. Many outdoor surveillance cameras have an IP code that is used by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). An IP code is used to give the user an indication of the camera's rating for the conditions it was tested.
The wide range of features available in outdoor camera surveillance equipment allows for the purchase of a camera that meets a particular need. Multiple cameras don't necessarily have to be the same. One should have different cameras for each application. Each camera may have different features depending on the situation, but all cameras can work together in one system.
Here is a list of optional features for outdoor surveillance cameras.
Pan-Tilt-Zoom function (PTZ).
To greatly expand the view area, these cameras can be moved horizontally or vertically. The telephoto lens can also be used to magnify the view. Digital Video Recorder software can be used to automatically track and follow moving objects.
Day/Infrared (or IR) cameras are extremely sensitive to light. They can only require very low light levels to produce high-quality color videos. Some cameras can capture video even in dark conditions. Others use infrared radiation from the near-infrared spectrum to illuminate the field of view.
These cameras use infrared light-emitting diodes (LEDs), to illuminate their target areas. This infrared light is not visible to the naked eye so our eyes can't detect it. These cameras can produce a monochromatic or black-and-white video of high quality using this mode since there are no infrared colors.