1. Weather Resistance
The best outdoor cameras are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions. Since they are to be placed outside and exposed to the elements, the best outdoor cameras can withstand rain, wind, and extreme temperatures. Some outdoor surveillance cameras can even use the sun to their advantage. For example, the Hawk and Eagle cameras are weather resistant and have solar power capabilities.
3. Motion Detection
Motion detection is a critical feature in outdoor surveillance cameras. It can trigger the camera and floodlight to turn on only when motion is detected, and alerts can be sent to your phone or email. Cameras with PIR motion detection and built-in human body sensors, like the Owl doorbell camera, start recording automatically when they sense movement, allowing you to identify visitors quickly.
4. Wireless Connectivity
Wireless connectivity is another essential feature of the best outdoor security cameras. They must be able to connect to a 4G or WiFi network, providing 24/7 remote surveillance. This feature is vital for cameras placed in remote areas without a wired internet connection.
5. Power Options
Outdoor cameras should have multiple power source options, including battery, wired, and solar. Solar-powered cameras like the Eagle and Hawk have an advantage as they can operate in remote areas without access to wired power. These cameras also have battery backup capabilities and USB charging options.