More and more people want to secure their home with a camera. You can then monitor your home using an app on your smartphone. There is also evidence after a burglary and a security camera provides a deterrent effect on thieves.
On this page you will find the most interesting IP cameras for outdoor use.
With batteries (completely wireless)
It is often very difficult to run (power) cables outside if you want to install an outdoor camera. Luckily there are more and more (security) cameras that can work completely wirelessly. These work without a power cable thanks to rechargeable batteries. In addition, they are wirelessly connected via wifi.
The battery of the camera can often last up to 6 months. Many Reolink cameras can also (optionally) be connected with a special solar panel. Because of this they have enough power, so you no longer have to charge the camera yourself. Check out these cameras that are also suitable for outdoor use and work completely wirelessly:
The Eufy 2C can consist of a set of cameras that must be linked to a base station.
These IP cameras can be connected via wifi, which makes installation quite easy. The TP link TAPO C310 can also be connected with an ethernet cable.
In addition, the cameras support RTSP (and TP link also ONVIF), so you can connect the camera with an NVR system on a NAS.
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Best security camera
It is useful if a security camera has intelligent functions such as "human motion detection". As a result, many unnecessary warnings can be filtered out, such as movements of pets or birds.
The Google Nest Outdoor has many intelligent features thanks to cloud AI. For example: intelligent sound and motion detection. This requires a subscription of about $5 per month. You can also watch the last 3 hours for free without a subscription.
The Laxihub O1 security camera also has intelligent motion detection, so you only get alerts if human movement is detected. The advantage of this camera is that images can also be stored locally on a microSD card. Plus, you get up to 3 months of free cloud storage.
It is also possible to make your own camera surveillance system with an NVR system.
Recording without subscription costs (NAS NVR)
An increasing number of cameras (especially from Ring) require a subscription to make optimal use of the product. Many people prefer to have full control over the camera and the footage being recorded.
The cameras below can store footage locally on a microSD card. In addition, they can also be linked to a NAS system with an NVR (Network Video Recorder) software, such as Surveillance Station. For this, the cameras below support protocols such as RTSP and ONVIF, so that the camera can be found and linked by the NVR software. A proper home network is very important because it is used to connect everything together.
With the Surveillance Station NVR software on a Synology NAS you can often link 2 cameras for free. In addition, more licenses can be purchased (which are valid forever). The NAS runs the NVR system for which a free app is also available. It also provides storage space to store the camera footage.
Surveillance Station also offers advanced (intelligent) features, such as:
- Motion detection zones
- People and vehicle detection
- Intrusion detection
- People counting
- Face recognition
The Reolink camera supports Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) which allows it to receive power via the ethernet cable. This allows the camera to be connected with one cable, making installation very easy.