If you are a working parent with kids at home, a garage owner, or any concerned citizen worried about the safety of your home, outdoor video cameras are the best safety tools you can buy. HD outdoor video cameras have become a necessity in today’s world due to the constant rise in crime and robberies, and have gotten more and more advanced over the years.
HD outdoor video cameras offer a variety of different utilities; they are designed and perfected to give you more security and a peaceful night’s sleep. You can fit them at your front door and see who’s at the door before opening it. They can record your backyard or your front porch and keep an eye out for any intruders or such. You may check if it really is your neighbour’s dog that steals your newspaper. Hell, you may even find some paranormal activity going on in your garage some day. HD video cameras are a complete solution for people who want to record and keep an eye out for any unusual activities.
We put together a list of the top 5 HD outdoor security cameras we thought you should consider while purchasing.
This particular HD outdoor security camera is not just an outdoor camera; rather it’s the world’s only HD video camera with floodlights, a siren, and two-way audio. All of these outstanding features make it the camera, with the best utilities and practical applications, in our opinion.
The Ring Floodlight Camera records video in 1080p HD resolution to give you a crisp image of the surroundings, and its 270° field of view allows you to monitor each and every corner carefully and with minimum blind spots. The floodlights which are attached to it, can be remotely turned on or off, directly from your phone, computer or tablet, or they can be set to automatic motion detection.
Moreover, the camera supports a two-way audio with which you can communicate with people at your door or intruders in your porch etc. A loud siren is also attached to the camera which can be remotely turned on, to scare away suspicious intruders or your neighbour’s pets etc.
All of the camera’s features, as well as video, can be viewed and remotely controlled through your mobile phone, laptop or tablet, from anywhere around the world. You can see a live stream, browse through past records, turn the siren on, turn the lights on or off, hear a sound or speak through it, literally do anything with just the tap of your finger.
The camera has the most advanced face, object and motion detection software which can be customized and altered according to every person personal preferences. Once the motion detection feature is on, the camera quickly sends a notification to the owner whenever it detects any motion. An infrared sensor installed in the camera ensures that no second of the day or night will be left unmonitored. The floodlights are also connected to the motion detection mechanism and can turn on automatically as well.
All in this entire camera is equipped with the best and the most useful gadgets and is reliable as well as easy to use.
Our second choice of HD outdoor Security cameras is the sv3c. It has a number of outstanding features which make it the rough and tough tank of all security cameras. The sv3c is encased in a strong aluminum body which is IP66 waterproof. This makes the camera suitable for use in all environments, indoors or outdoors. And you won’t have to worry about it getting wet in the rain or storm.
Moreover, it’s not just a rough and tough, all brawn and no brains kind of camera. It has got one of the most sophisticated and hi-tech lenses and operating system inside. The 2.7~13.5mm camera lens is fully motorized and supports 5x optical zoom, which enables you to view high definition zoomed in photos with a minimum amount of image distortion. The motorized feature enables you to remotely tilt or pan your camera from anywhere using your mobile or tablet. With the help of this, you can easily cover your whole backyard with just a single camera, and use it to monitor each and every nook and corner of the place. The camera is also fitted with not one, not two, but three IR LED lights which can extend the viewing distance to 165ft in pitch black nights
On top of all these features, the camera also has a built-in micro SD slot capable of supporting 128GB micro SD cards. So you can record long lengths of full HD 1280p videos on the camera itself.
Additionally, you can also easily live stream the video from your mobile phone app and also access the recorded videos in the cameras micro SD card over the internet. And of course, motion detection notifications come straight to your mobile instantaneously.
3: Canary Flex
Canary flex is a ‘truly wireless’ HD outdoor security video camera, complete with a built-in rechargeable battery. This elegant little device gives you the freedom of versatility and can be easily removed from its dock in the wall and placed somewhere else. It is fully waterproof which makes it perfect and comfortable in outdoor environments. You may even use it as a handheld video recorder if you feel like it. The unique and modern design of its dock allows the camera to be easily rotated and moved so that you may get the perfect angle as well as the perfect spot to capture.
Another important and noticeable feature of the Canary flex is its highly advanced AI (artificial intelligence) operating system. The canary can be fully streamed and operated using a mobile phone app, like the previous cameras we talked about. But its unique feature is its ‘intelligent real-time person and motion alerts’, which use AI to filter out the insignificant or unnecessary motions and only sends the motion alert when significant motion is detected. For example, it will filter out leaves and such small things moving and will notify if a person is detected. When it detects motion, it automatically records a short 30-sec video and sends it to the owner’s handset to review.
On top of that, it is fully capable of being integrated with Alexa. And can also be streamed from both Android and IOS devices.
The Miebul wireless 360 is a smart and cleverly designed HD outdoor video security camera. If you don’t want your camera to be noticed or seen, the Meibul 360 is the camera you should go for, as it has been ingeniously designed to look like a light bulb. It even fits in a standard light bulb’s socket.
It is more like a spy camera but with all the advanced features, as well as a robust build, of an outdoor camera. It can even be used as a nanny or pet camera, indoors. Moreover, it supports a panoramic 360° lens which ensures that it monitors everything with no blind spots. It is capable of recording audio as well as video at 1080p and like, some of the aforementioned cameras; it supports three strong IR LEDs attached to it. So that it can easily record at night as well.
Moreover, it supports external SD cards up to 64 GB. And you will also be able to live stream it on your mobile phone or tablet from anywhere at any time. The camera’s software also includes motion detection as well as smart alert notifications. To keep you better updated on the movements and alarms etc.
This HD outdoor security camera is made by a well-reputed company called Xiaomi. Xiaomi specializes in smart electronic devices and home appliances. The Yi outdoor security camera is equipped with one of the best camera lenses, which give the clearest, sharpest, most detailed and vibrant video quality. The video of this camera makes it seem like it has been shot on a high-end mobile phone camera, yes it’s that good. It records at 1080p and has a 110° wide angle, the field of view, which reduces blind spots to a minimum.
For night vision, it is equipped with twelve IR 850nm lights which provide a crisp and clear image of up to 50 feet in the darkest nights. It also records at 20fps to give you a smooth video.
Furthermore, it is completely waterproof, with an endurance rating of IP65, and will continue to record crisp HD video in rain or storms as well. Its elegant design comes with a ballpoint mount with which you can adjust it to face the perfect angle of your liking.
The Yi camera also supports 2-way audio transmissions, so you can also use it as a video intercom or scare away suspicious people, right from your mobile app.
The reliable AI running the device is complete with an advanced motion and object detection feature and sends smart alerts to the Mi home app. The Mi Home app is free to download on the app store (for IOS), as well as the Play store (for Android).
Although the Yi security camera is not equipped with an external SD card, it does support Yi’s cloud storage. Which ensures that your surveillance data will remain safe and secure? The first month of subscription for it is free
All of the cameras we have mentioned in the list are great in their own unique ways and features. Each one consists of the most advanced and most reliable features available in the market and it would be wrong to say that any one of them is better than the other. It’s up to you to decide which one best suits your needs and requirements.