What Are the Best Outdoor Security Cameras?

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Outdoor Security Camera Installation Companies

Lately, we are getting increasing calls for outdoor security camera installation. Security cameras placed outside a home or business are effective for preventing break-ins. People often ask what are the best kinds of outdoor security cameras, especially given the Florida elements. These are some of the features we recommend in an outdoor security camera.

Hurricane Resistant Camera

In Florida, it’s important to account for high winds and heavy rain when selecting any outdoor electronics. Look for a security camera with a weatherproof rating of IP65 or higher. This means the camera is resistant to “jet streams of water”, or in other words, heavy rain. They are also protected from damage due to persistent high humidity. They are suitable for most outdoor environments, with or without overhead shelter.

A camera with an IK10 rating will also be resistant to wind damage. An IK10 rating means that it is resistant to up to 20 jewels of impact, protecting your security camera from vandalism.

Never mount a security camera to a metal surface. This makes the camera more susceptible to lightning damage.

Securely Mounted Camera

To survive a hurricane or even the regular Florida storm season, a security camera must by properly installed with secure mounting. If you are unsure of how to attach the camera to a wood, concrete, or other non-metallic building surface, contact a professional security camera installation company.

Wireless Security Camera

A wireless security camera is your optimum choice for harsh weather conditions. The camera unit itself has fewer wires vulnerable to wind and storm damage. If you are away from your home during a storm, you will be able to view video footage of your house transmitted remotely. If power goes out, battery backup may be able to ensure a steady stream of video footage via cellular or landline security monitoring.

However, during the height of a hurricane, some recommend turning your security camera off temporarily. The extreme weather can make the camera susceptible to false alarms, contributing to an already over-burdened emergency response system. Turn the security camera on again once the most powerful wind and rain has passed.

Commercial Video Surveillance Systems

Palmer Electric is located here in Central Florida and has been keeping local businesses and homes safe since 1951. We are happy to assist you in selecting the most durable and effective outdoor security cameras. We also provide integrated, 24/7 security monitoring services.

Our expert technicians at Palmer Electric can install an outdoor security camera system to meet your needs. Learn more about our security system installation services here. If you are looking for the best security system company to protect your loved ones or your business, contact us today or call us at 407.646.8700 for a free quote.

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