Once you have decided if the video surveillance camera must be waterproof or not, you might want to consider if you'd like the connections to be wireless or run by cables. If you choose to run cables for connection the surveillance cameras, it might take some more time and require a bigger effort initially - but once you have completed the installation of you new cameras, the final result is slightly better than wireless surveillance systems. The reason is that the cables make it possible to allocate a better bandwidth for each camera and the data connections become much faster and reliable. This means that you can install high resolution surveillance cameras on a cable installation and get high quality video footage transferred to your Network Video Recorder or PC - without glitches and with a much more smooth video stream. These kinds of video surveillance installations can handle cameras with a very high resolution - up to 4K (8 MP). If you own a 4K TV you know that the video image in this kind of high resolution is extremely detailed and that advantage is very useful when you want to record surveillance videos from your home or business buildings.
Wireless installations are very popular because they let the owner install the cameras much faster than the cabled solutions. You can even have a wireless camera running on rechargeable batteries and not worry about any cables at all. When you want to install this type of video surveillance, you only need to fix the camera's mounting base to the wall, charge the battery and power on the camera. All the configurations are done with a smartphone app. You'll probably be up and running in less than 15 minutes. For remote locations or houses without any broadband line, you can get a 4G surveillance camera which also runs on a rechargeable battery. The wireless transmision is handled by 3G or 4G wireless mobile broadband - just like your mobile phone when you want to use the internet and you don't have a Wi-Fi connection. This means that you'll also need a SIM card from your telephone provider. Once the SIM card is installed inside the surveillance camera, you can perform all the settings from the app on your smartphone.
Most video surveillance can be operated from your smartphone with an app. In some cases you can also access you surveillance cameras and make settings from a PC. In both cases you can enjoy the convenience of accessing your home surveillance from anywhere in the world. All you need is your phone or PC and you also need to online. If you have configured a motion detection, you can also get notifications when people enter you property. This means that you can act quickly when unwanted events take place and you can connect to the surveillance camera's live video stream and take actions if needed. While submitting the notifications, the cameras can also start a video recording which can be very useful for proving the events when you are back home. Many of the video surveillance cameras feature a built-in microphone in order to add an audio track to the video footage. The audio part can become an important part of solving a possible crime when two or more persons have entered your property and are talking to each other.
Not matter cabled og wireless surveillance camera, you also need to check the night vision feature on the cameras. Almost all modern video surveillance featur infrared LEDs for night vision. But the infrared range in complete darkness can be anywhere from 5 meters til 50 meters (17-165 feet). That's why you need to pay attention to the specifications of the infrared night vision on your new surveillance camera. In some locations you might not need more that a 5 meter range but in most outdoor locations, you need a higher range. Usually you'll need at least 10 meter range from the infrared LEDs in order to get som decent video footage at night.