As technology has improved over the years, so have outdoor security cameras because they are now packed full of intuitive features. They are also much cheaper than they once were and many of the latest systems can be controlled remotely via a smartphone application. Whether you want to install wired or wireless outdoor security cameras, there are plenty to choose from that are produced by some of the most trusted brands in the UK.
Although you may have a home alarm system installed, being able to catch criminals in the act is a better way to protect your home. You can also review stored footage, which allows you to confirm certain events that may have happened at your property.
To assist you in selecting the right outdoor security camera for your property, our handpicked selection lists top-performing setups, chosen based on our first-hand experience installing and using several different security cameras. Our testing and up-to-date research further ensure the quality of our recommendations.
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How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates CCTV Systems
To monitor our home, business and other properties that we own, we’ve installed multiple outdoor security cameras over the years that are developed by reputable brands.
Some of the setups we’ve installed include an 8-channel, wireless and standalone system, which we chose based on the location and the difficulty of the installation.
Each of the setups has its own benefits but an essential feature that all of the systems have is remote access via a smartphone application. Without this feature, we wouldn’t be able to get live footage of the properties and view historic motions that were detected.
Other important features we required from the cameras we installed included HD video, night vision, weatherproof construction and the ability to extend the system.
To keep up our commitment to reviewing and testing the latest outdoor security cameras (for this article), we continually update our CCTV systems each year. We also make an attempt to test the security cameras offered by multiple reputable brands in the UK. Below are two of our most recent installations of the Swann and Blink security cameras:
As well as our experience and testing of multiple outdoor security cameras, we also based our recommendations upon hours of research and a number of factors. Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the type, ease of installation and operation, smart functionality, build quality, video footage quality, ability to extend the system, hardware supplied, subscription service (if required), warranty and value for money.