When shopping for an outdoor security camera, most homeowners and business owners consider the quality of the camera itself in making their decision. While picture quality, range and ease of installation are obviously important parts of making the right decision, they should not be the only factors that you consider in choose the camera that is right for you. Shoppers should also take special care in ensuring that their CCTV camera housing is well equipped to stand up to the outdoor conditions to which your camera will be exposed day in and day out. The right housing will extend the life of your camera and help keep you and your family safer for longer.
The first thing that you should always consider in choosing the housing for your system is whether or not it is weatherproof. There are a few different materials that may be used for this weatherproofing, but the most popular by far is plastic. It offers the benefits of being inexpensive, light weight and extremely durable. Even if your camera will be guarded by eaves or nestled under your roof, it is still vitally important that you give it this extra level of protection to keep the mechanism functioning properly.
The housing will also help keep your camera affixed to the surface of your choice. When you are going through the installation process, make sure that you following the manufacturer’s directions exactly. Using fewer screws, bolts or mounts is a bad idea, as it may cause your camera to fall or become loose with use.
Though the housing of your security system may seem like little more than an afterthought, that could not be farther from the truth. It is a vital part of ensuring that your system will work in the long term, functioning to keep your camera safe and affixed safely in its spot.