An outdoor wireless security camera is an excellent addition to most home security systems. A wireless camera system can be placed in a very inconspicuous location, because it doesn’t need a physical connection to the recording or display device. This is an important feature, because if an intruder doesn’t know where surveillance cameras are located, then they cannot take measures to avoid being seen by them. For example, if a camera is in plain sight beside a door, an intruder might simply keep his head down while breaking in. The camera films SOMEONE breaking in, but without a clear view of the intruder’s face the footage doesn’t do very much good. When the camera can be anywhere, the intruder has to hide his identity everywhere on your property, and most criminals aren’t very good at that.
Another benefit of a wireless camera is that because there is no physical connection to the display or recording device, the criminal doesn’t know where they are even if he spots the camera. His image may be stored on some hidden recorder in picture perfect clarity, waiting for you to provide it to law enforcement officials and display it on the nightly news. He’d like to destroy that recorder, but he may not be able to find it. In fact, for all he knows, it might not even be on the premises. It might be sending signals to another building, either nearby or over the internet to someplace a hundred miles away. In fact, for all that the criminal knows, the camera signal might be monitored at that very moment, with someone watching his actions and calling the police at that very moment.
This is another very important aspect of outdoor wireless security cameras. The output signal doesn’t have to go to a recorder, or to a monitor. It can instead simply trigger an alarm and summon law enforcement personnel to your property. It can, in fact, do this while recording, or while being viewed. That is probably the most powerful aspect of surveillance equipment. The criminal doesn’t know what kind or quality of information has just been collected and sent, and he doesn’t know where the information has been sent to. He might not care if it’s fuzzy, poorly resolved images being recorded for later viewing, but he might care very much if it’s a crystal clear image that allows him to be identified, or if the camera has just sent a message to your office and to the police department that someone has entered your home when you aren’t there. That uncertainty is a very effective deterrent, and the sight of a wireless surveillance camera alone may be all that is needed to convince a potential intruder that he should ply his trade down the road, at some residence that does not have a security camera.