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Security cameras are effective crime deterrents that can help protect your home in the UK from unwanted intruders. They’re also great for monitoring specific areas of your property.

You can also use them to keep an eye on your pets, kids, or other visitors. Just make sure you don’t install them where people expect privacy.

1. Wide-Angle Field of View

Wireless CCTV cameras with a wider field of view allow you to monitor a larger area at one time, eliminating the need for multiple cameras and cutting down installation and maintenance costs. This feature is especially useful for monitoring large spaces, such as entrances and garages.

The width of the security camera’s field of view largely depends on the camera’s lens focal length and image sensor size. For example, a camera with a longer lens will have a narrower field of view, while a camera with a smaller image sensor chip will have a larger viewing angle.

Moreover, some security cameras are equipped with varifocal lenses which enable them to adjust the focal length and viewing angle of the camera. This allows them to zoom out to see a broad area and zoom in to capture small details, such as license plates and human faces, at long distances. For instance, DOTCOM SOLUTION’s advanced WiFi camera offers a 90-degree ultra-wide angle view and supports long-range IR night vision capabilities, allowing you to monitor your front door, backyard, parking areas, etc.

2. Night Vision

The human eye and camera vision both rely on reflected light energy, a process that’s amplified by devices like night-vision cameras. Unlike daytime cameras, however, they need a bright source of light to work at all. That’s why most models feature a built-in IR (infrared) illuminator that can flood the area around a scene with light to help make things easier to see.

Many of the top picks we’ve included for outdoor wireless CCTV cameras feature this technology, which also makes it possible to operate them on very dark nights. The latest gen of this type of device can even produce imagery under conditions that are almost as dark as the sky at moonlight time. Moreover, some models can detect visible fluorescence on the surface of water that might indicate the presence of oil.

DOTCOM’s camera, for example, offers a very compact design and decently detailed image quality, as well as color night vision mode that puts its rivals in the shade. It also has a handy motion-tracking function that makes it easy to identify intruders and trigger an alert.

3. Motion Detection

A motion detection camera will save you a lot of memory because it only starts recording when it detects any movement. Additionally, if the camera has a siren it will sound only after sensing any motion, thus preventing false alarms.

In a residential setting, motion sensors can also deter burglars from attaining access to your home or business premises without your knowledge. For example, if a criminal enters your property via the back or patio door or garage door, a sensor will trigger a light and a siren to scare them away.

Some IP CCTV cameras also come with features like human detection, which uses advanced algorithms or heat sensing to ignore cars and leaves in favor of people. This will reduce the number of erroneous alerts caused by stray animals or windblown trees. Another feature that enhances motion detection is a camera’s ability to adjust its sensitivity settings depending on the surrounding environment. The battery-powered outdoor camera is an excellent example of this, which can be configured to automatically turn on lights and send mobile alerts to your phone if it detects any movement.

5. Installation

The first thing to decide is whether you want to choose a wired or wireless camera. Wireless cameras are more flexible because you don’t have to worry about threading data cables through walls and engaging in drywall patching after wiring electrical boxes. The downside is that you will have to install and charge batteries periodically.

If you want to avoid this hassle, select a battery-powered model with continuous video recording instead. You should also consider the outdoor climate of where you plan to mount your camera. Extreme temperatures, snow, sleet, and rain can affect the quality of recorded footage.

If you intend to set up your camera in a location that is outside of your WiFi range, opt for a wireless camera that connects over cellular data.  

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TBH, We were blown away by the installation of DOTCOM SOLUTION recently. The installation was professional, quick, and painless. The team was friendly and helpful, and they made sure everything was up and running before leaving. We would highly recommend DOTCOM SOLUTION for any installation needs.

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