Outdoor security cameras are purchased for many reasons. Deciding what you want a camera for is first thing to decide as it will help you choose the right one for you. Some models stay hidden, some are wireless and some work only during light hours or 24 hours.
Choosing the right security camera for the safety of your family and home is very important. It would all be worthless is some small wind moved the camera and did not detect movement around the home. The cameras for outside have to be weatherproof and hardy to not move during winds. It would be devastating if it failed because of weather.
Make sure the cameras of constructed for heavy duty weather and not flimsy. It will cost more but is worth every dollar. If it saves some of your possessions or even a life, you will be glad you did.
Another option is if you want color recording during the day. It can come in useful if someone is looking for a suspect with a red shirt. The best protection is cameras that have infrared features for night time. Getting a camera that switches to infrared after the light has gone down to a certain level, is very useful. This enables the camera to record very clear pictures up o 20 feet.
Some cameras have combinations of features, such as color film by day and infrared at night. Some have alarms that sound and scare the intruder away. Others record right to a VCR and some have speakers to try and scare intruder. There are many features to choose from and many are all in one camera set.
Outdoor security cameras come ready to fit any situation or budget. Try to get the best you can and as many features as you can afford. The more features, the better the protection. If the budget does not allow any cameras, sitting out fake ones can scare the intruders. When you do purchase cameras, it is very important to get a weatherproof, heavy-duty set with infrared.