Some Ins And Outs Of Outdoor Security Cameras

March 18th, 2019

Surveillance cameras play a vital role in securing the perimeter of homes, offices, schools, and more. In many instances, they are a property owner's first line of defense against thieves, vandals, and trespassers. The devices help employees, students, parents, and shoppers feel safe and secure. Not to mention, the recordings can serve as evidence to ensure that those committing crimes are brought to justice. Curious Houston citizens who are considering outdoor security cameras should read further to learn more.

Should You Choose Wired Or Wireless Models?

A lot of people are going with wireless security cameras these days. Why? Well, much of the reason has to do with cost. Wired installations are more time consuming, as workers have to dig trenches and drill holes to run cables. Plus, if the property's surveillance needs change, the cam can easily be moved from one location to another. Also, it is simple to add a device if the need arises. Regardless of which choice a person decides on, some of the security cameras that are available to them include...

  • Pan, Tilt, And Zoom Cams
  • Infrared Surveillance Cameras
  • Weatherproof And Vandal Proof Devices
  • Dome Cameras
  • Bullet Security Cams

Things To Look For In Outdoor Units

Take some time to research all of the different cams accordingly. After all, you want the devices to provide you with the best possible results. With that in mind, don't forget to check out the video resolution. The higher the better, but it is recommended that persons go with a unit of at least 3MP. This will make identifying faces, license plates, and distinguishing marks such as tattoos a cinch.

Houston residents may want to consider security cameras that are not entirely reliant on the Internet. If you choose the other route, and the WIFI goes down, the images might become distorted and blurry. That is providing that the unit records at all. So, think about going with a model that will continue to function at a high level when online service is not available.

Nightvision is equally important if the recordings are going to take place in dimly lit settings. What good are the cameras if they can't see in the dark and thieves can sneak onto the property undetected? Purchasers should make it a point to find out how far the units can reach in the darkness too. They won't be very beneficial if they can't capture video at the required distance.

The Importance Of Weatherproofing

Regardless of what security cameras Houston consumers select, they must make sure they are for outdoor use when the devices are to be installed outside. If the units do not have adequate weatherproofing, purchasing them will be just like flushing your hard earned money down the drain. Once the moisture gets to the internal components, it is highly probable that the equipment will stop working and need to be replaced. When safety, well-being, and assets are the main topics of concern, one can never be too careful. So, choose the right outdoor security cameras for your specific application.

"Steve I just wanted to thank you and your partner Ray Kindsfather for the fine work you men did installing the security cameras around my home. The quality of the pictures is excellent, the clarity in day or infrared mode is exactly what I was looking for. What good is a camera if you can't identify the person and these cameras will greatly assist the police in identifying a perpetrator. The computer side of the job is easy and fast with very little adjustment time for me in finding what I want to see. Software and hardware get A+++++ no doubt about. The Ring is equally easy to use and the quality of the camera is equally strong. The installation was clean and fast. You maintain a clean site, it’s like you were never here. You answered all my questions with pin point accuracy. Integrity suits you well. Your answers were honest and to the point. Refreshing in today’s world. All and all you and Ray make a strong team at DWS Technology LLC. I have no problem recommending you to friend or family, home or business. God bless you both with your business. I will call you for future installations. "

Cliff Mulvaney


"Ray, in reviewing several different security cameras there were many good products, but none met my criteria of clarity and no long-term contract. Raymond, you showed me one product that caught my attention with the clarity and distance viewing that I could not get with other systems. The zoom after a few feet became distorted with the other systems but with the Alibi NVR package you demoed, we could zoom in and out with clarity which made this product stand out from all the rest. The NVR system is so simple, in fact, anyone can configure the system to suit their needs. You can monitor your home from your smartphone or tablet and having security cameras makes it a great deterrent for criminal activity. DWS Technology delivered as promised! Your installation crew worked clean and treated my home as if it was their own. Great attention to detail! I will recommend DWS Technology to anyone! Great job guys!"

Eli R.

"DWS Technology does great work! I found them to be knowledgeable, professional and cost-effective. DWS designed a company-wide integrated comprehensive solution with site survey drawings outlying every detail of the project for our nine major locations. The surveillance performance we needed was exactly what we received. DWS, you outperformed our expectations and continue to do so with your tech support. Thank you for providing great service and delivering on your promises."

John Schreiber

Building Superintendent, Catholic Charities

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