For cold weather you need to be sure that you know what you are getting. Not all cameras can handle low temperatures properly, and when you are looking for a wireless cold weather camera, you have to be extra careful as the cold weather can take out the wireless signal temporarily, making the whole camera useless. This camera on the other hand, can handle extreme weather. It can be extreme heat, extreme cold or extreme humidity, this is the camera that can take it and win.
Thanks to the up to 400 feet strong wireless transmission signal, you can be sure to place them anywhere and still have a good signal and a strong surveillance system. You would not want a camera that is unreliable for the given range or climate, so if you are even thinking of getting a cold weather camera, this is the one that you should be getting. If you live somewhere where the weather might get cold during the winter, and hot during the summer, this is definitely what you need as it can handle both. Some people take risks with their surveillance cameras, and get regular cameras even if they know the camera has to be under a very cold climate – they end up missing days of footage once their camera freezes up and they have to order a new one. Don’t be one of those people who get their car or snowmobiles stolen while they are waiting for a new cold weather camera to arrive.
It always surprises us to see people who are interested in improving the security of their home, their business or just want extra protection for a valuable item, to not want security for their surveillance system. We are all about having vandal proof cameras, and cold resistant cameras where it is cold, because we know that a system that doesn’t work is useless. The most common way these days to steal something is to take out the surveillance first – thieves know that people have these systems and they don’t want to be caught on camera. Having a wireless camera is something that you can use in a manner that is unexpected. You can hide these cameras in places that wired cameras can’t be taken. You can put it up a tree if needed – no-one will look there. But still, the most important thing that comes with wireless technology is the mobility – you can rotate the places of your cameras without having to wire them every time. Also if you have a surveillance room at the other end of the house, you don’t necessarily want to wire the whole house to get cameras in the other end. These cameras can transmit up to 160 feet through walls, so you don’t have to worry about it unless you have a really big house – in that case we recommend you get a setup which gives a boost to the signal somewhere around the middle.
Once again we recommend that you connect the camera to a laptop with an external hard-drive. That way you will still have your system running even if you have a power out, and you will still be recording. If you only use a DVR you will run out of space or tape too early – get a laptop with a DVR card, and an external hard drive of a few TB. This way you can be recording day and night from multiple sources and still have weeks recordings when you set them to record only at motion. Of course an outdoor wireless camera will be recording most of the time as the nature tends to move a bit with wind, and if it is snowing, but that is the point – to record with movement.
Honestly, there aren’t a lot of cold weather wireless security cameras out there, and of the selected few, this is one of the best ones. The 2.4Ghz wireless transmission allows a good distance between the camera and the receiver, and thanks to the housing, you can use this camera in all weathers. The camera uses two different resolutions depending on which one you choose to have. The 640×480 is the higher resolution and it will bring you sharper video, but if you choose to have more recordings, you can go with the 320z240 which takes up a lot less space. The 40 degrees view angle isn’t huge, but this isn’t meant to be a wide angle camera. The image quality is very good though, especially for a wireless system.
Many people have interference with their wireless camera setups, and that is because their systems are analog. If you get a digital system like this one, you will not have interference from mobile phones, other wireless networks or basically any signal. The digital signal will not get interference, and that makes it one of the best choices for a wireless surveillance system. Besides just being a camera, it also has a microphone which you can listen to. This is the perfect camera to have at your gate, where you want to see who is coming, and you can even hear what they are there for.