Reliance on outdoor surveillance cameras to secure homes or facilities has become an imperative, as family life and property protection are of paramount importance, as outdoor cameras monitor movement, which can be used for direct surveillance, or indirect surveillance using cameras with SD memory cards.

The most appropriate type is determined by the purpose of using cameras, as outdoor surveillance cameras must be selected with all the specifications and features that ensure maximum protection, some of the most important specifications of modern outdoor surveillance cameras are:

  • Body resistant to external factors: any type of outdoor surveillance cameras made of rust metal or breakable plastic does not provide full protection, so it's safer and better for the camera to withstand all the factors so it can monitor movement all the time.
  • High quality: Outdoor cameras are available in various quality grades, the color image feature could be dispensable, but high quality, through which faces can be recognized, should not be dispensed.
  • Night Vision: Cameras must support infrared light use, so they can clearly detect night movement.
  • A broad vision range: There are many outdoor surveillance cameras that fulfill all purposes, and if they are used to monitor institutions or streets, the choice should be directed to the broad-vision ones.
  • Wide lens: The larger the lens, the greater the angle of view, which avoides using more cameras in order to get a wider picture.
  • Motion sensor: A feature that needs to be available in the camera, it can be set by sending a warning message when outside movement is felt at night.
  • Face recognition: It is a feature that can identify any unfamiliar faces by supporting memory with familiar faces, and setting the camera to send a warning when monitoring an unfamiliar face.

In addition, the camera must support connecting to security device control applications, those that enable remote control of security devices, whether by monitoring, accessing the camera display in cases where there is a live streaming camera, or even issuing remote commands, whether by camera roll-up, or taking pictures or raising their quality, and other remote control methods.