In this first part of our best wireless outdoor cameras series, we will be taking a look at three relatively lesser known outdoor camera models in the Swann 4K Outdoor Bullet Camera, Guardzilla 360 Outdoor, and YI Outdoor camera. So without further ado, let’s go through each camera’s features and see how they stack up!
Home owners know how important is to keep their homes safe from home invasions so many homeowners invest in home security systems including surveillance systems and security cameras. However, a lot of the times the security products that home owners purchased are focused on protecting the interior of their homes. Homeowners often over look providing protection for their outside of their home which can be a costly mistake. A lot of stolen property crimes happen with the items that are outside of your home like your car. A really great way to provide some protection for the exterior of your home is by purchasing an outdoor camera. We’re going to start this post off with the Swann outdoor camera.
The Swann 4K Outdoor Bullet Camera has a lot of great basic features that sets it apart from other outdoor security cameras. The shape of the Swann 4K Outdoor Bullet Camera is like a cone. Swann wanted to shape their Swann 4K Outdoor Bullet Camera this way so it was easier to blend into the environment it is placed in making it more discreet. It is made from IP67 weather proof material that will protect it from the elements.
The Swann 4K Outdoor Bullet Camera is an outdoor camera, but it can also be used indoors. It is also a special type of camera by this way it is powered; it is actually powered through an Ethernet connection that not only powers the camera but also connects it to your home’s internet network. This style powering allows for continuous power with means less interruptions of when your camera goes down. Swann 4K Outdoor Bullet Camera comes with a super long Ethernet cable that is 100 feet long so you don’t have to worry about limiting where you place it. You will connect your Swann 4K Outdoor Bullet Camera to their NVR.
An NVR is a type of video storage system much like a DVR that stores all of your video clips. The biggest difference between an NVR and DVR is that the video data stored in an NVR is encoded allowing for an extra layer of protection for your video clips. The Swann 4K Outdoor Bullet Camera is a DIY (do it yourself) type of installation, but Swann includes everything your need including a setup guide for fast and easy installation. It also includes mounting bracket so you can practically place your Swann 4K Outdoor Bullet Camera anywhere.
Our take: **The basic features of the Swann 4K Outdoor Bullet Camera are one of the factors that helps it stand out from its competition. We really love the cone shaped design because it allows you to have discreet video surveillance protection. We also really like the fact that is powered over Ethernet, which also gives the Swann 4K Outdoor Bullet Camera continuous power. Also, the NVR is a really cool device that allows you to feel secure about the video clips that are captured by your Swann 4K Outdoor Bullet Camera.
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One reason we like the Swann 4K Outdoor Bullet Camera is because it is packed full of features that not a lot of other cameras that are like it have. Its video resolution amazing with the Swann 4K Outdoor Bullet Camera sporting ultra 4k video resolution. This allows you to capture video like you were actually there in real life watching it. The Swann 4K Outdoor Bullet Camera has a super wide 75-degree field of view. Swann 4K Outdoor Bullet Camera’s field of view allows you to capture a wide area allowing for more coverage than other outdoor cameras. It also has incredible night vision technology that allows you to capture images up to 100 feet at night. The Swann 4K Outdoor Bullet Camera uses a different kind of LED that doesn’t cause the spotlight effect which is common with other outdoor cameras’ night vision. It instead illuminates the whole area allowing for a clearer picture when there is no light around, and it will switch automatically to night vision when it detects there is little to no light.
Our take: **The Swann 4K Outdoor Bullet Camera has a lot of advanced features that we really like. The video resolution is amazing, and we really like that you are able to capture images in 4K Ultra HD. The night vision technology is also a really standout feature of the Swann 4K Outdoor Bullet Camera due to its ability to capture clearer images at night than most other outdoor cameras. The one thing we didn’t really like about the Swann 4K Outdoor Bullet Camera is that it doesn’t have a 2-way audio feature which is pretty standard now when it comes to outdoor and indoor video surveillance cameras.
The video capture from your Swann 4K Outdoor Bullet Camera can be viewed via the Swann app. The Swann app is free to download and works for Apple and Android Devices. The Swann app will allow you to stream live and recorded video while on the go. You can also download video clips from the Swan NVR which is where you video clips are stored. Unfortunately, the NVR is normally sold separately, but you can buy it in a bundle with a Swann 4K Outdoor Bullet Cameras but this will be pricey. The Swann 4K Outdoor Bullet Camera goes for around $150 which is about average when compared to other outdoor cameras with similar features.
Guardzilla makes several different indoor and outdoor security cameras. One of their most popular video surveillance cameras is the Guardzilla 360 All-In-One Outdoor Security Camera. The Guardzilla 360 Outdoor Security Camera has a light-bulb shaped design. It is made from weather-proof material that will allow the camera to work rain or shine. It is a wireless camera which means it works by connecting wirelessly to your home’s WIFI network. The Guardzilla 360 Outdoor Security Camera has a couple of options when it comes to how it is powered. You can purchase the Guardzilla 360 Outdoor Security Camera that has a rechargeable battery, or you can purchase the version that works by connecting directly to an AC power source.
The Guardzilla 360 Outdoor Security Camera has a great video resolution, and it can capture video in stunning HD quality. The Guardzilla 360 Outdoor Security Camera has 2-way audio that allows you to hear and directly communicate with whomever is around your camera. It also has motion sensing technology that will trigger the Guardzilla 360 Outdoor Security Camera to start recording when it detects motion.
The Guardzilla 360 Outdoor Security Camera is a DIY (do it yourself) type of security camera which means you will need to set it up yourself, but it does include everything you need to get up and running. The camera also includes a magnetic mount in its installation kit. The magnetic mount allows you to place your Guardzilla 360 Outdoor Security Camera pretty much anywhere.
Our Take: **We like the basic features that the Guardzilla 360 Outdoor Security Camera has to offer. We especially like that it can be powered through an AC powered version and that there is a rechargeable battery option also. We also really like the Guardzilla 360 Outdoor Security Camera’s magnetic mount due to it giving you the ability to place the camera anywhere you desire.
The Guardzilla 360 Outdoor Security Camera has a lot of advanced features. The most standout feature of the Guardzilla 360 Outdoor Security Camera is its 360-degree field of view. This feature allows you to capture video of at any angle which allows you to have a clear picture of the activity happening around your camera. The Guardzilla 360 Outdoor Security Camera uses advanced infrared night vision, and due to the camera’s field of view it will allow you to capture images at night no matter the angle at which the image is at.
The Guardzilla 360 Outdoor Security Camera includes a built-in 95 decibel audible alarm that can be customized. Its built-in motion sensors have a feature that most other security cameras don’t have. Just like Guardzilla’s indoor camera, you can arm and disarm your Guardzilla 360 Outdoor Security Camera’s motion sensors. You can also use smart home assistants like Alexa or Google Home to use voice commands to control your Guardzilla 360 Outdoor Security Camera.
Our Take: **We like all of the advanced features that the Guardzilla 360 Outdoor Security Camera has to offer. The advanced motion sensing feature gives you total control over how you monitor your Guardzilla 360 Outdoor Security Camera. We also really like the Guardzilla 360 Outdoor Security Camera’s 360-degree field of view because most of other security cameras that are out on the market do not have this wide field of view. Being able to use smart assistants with your Guardzilla 360 Outdoor Security Camera is another really great advanced feature.
You will be able to access the features of both, your Guardzilla 360-degrees All-In-One Indoor and All-In-One Outdoor cameras and control them through the Guardzilla app. The Guardzilla app is free to download and works for Android and Apple Devices.
The Guardzilla app will allow you to customize the features of your cameras, arm and disarm your motion sensors, stream live video, and view recorded video clips. You will receive push notifications for any time any of your cameras are triggered. You can remotely trigger the cameras’ built-in siren right from the app.
The app also lets you check the event history. You can view 8 seconds video clips for up to 2 days at no cost. All video clips are stored via the Cloud, and if you are looking for more storage you can purchase a month to month storage plan for $4.99 per month. The plan gives you 30 second clips that can be viewed up to 30 days.
We are going to start our discussion on the YI Outdoor Camera by looking at some of its basic features. The YI Outdoor Camera is a wireless camera that works by connecting to your home’s Wi-Fi network. It is powered with through AC power source, and it comes with a 3-meter power cable which makes it easy to place.
The material that the YI Outdoor Camera is made of is waterproof, dustproof, and very durable which allows this camera to withstand the changing environment in which it is placed. It has an amazing video resolution of 1080P and a field of view of 110-degrees. It has enhanced night vision technology that allows you to capture crystal clear video even when there is no light.
The YI Outdoor Camera also includes a 2-way audio feature that allows you to directly communicate with whomever is around your YI Outdoor Camera. The YI Outdoor Camera is a self-install camera, but everything is included with the YI Outdoor Camera for installation. It also includes a step-by-step setup guide which makes installation a breeze.
The basic features for the YI Outdoor Camera are pretty standard when it comes to the features of other outdoor cameras that are similar. We really like the YI Outdoor Camera’s modern simplistic design. We also really like that it comes with a long power cord which makes installation much easier than some of the other outdoor cameras out the market currently. We like the fact that installation is pretty easy, and that someone who isn’t very tech savvy can easily setup it up.
One thing that consumers like yourself are looking for when it comes outdoor cameras are features that make an outdoor camera stand out from the rest. The YI Outdoor Camera is definitely packed full of some really great advanced features.
It has advanced motion detection technology that detects human signatures which cuts down on unwanted alerts. You can also customize area alarms, motion detection alarms, customize time period alerts, and customize alert sensitivity which really gives this camera a personal feel.
Another really great advanced feature that the YI Outdoor Camera has is local storage. You can store from 8 to 32 GB of video clips right on to your camera. It also includes financial-industry level encryption so you never have to worry about your video data being compromised. Another really neat feature of the YI Outdoor Camera is that has an audible alarm, which can be set to be triggered when your YI Outdoor Camera detects motion.
The YI Outdoor Camera’s advanced features are all about customization. We like the fact that the YI Outdoor Camera allows you to really dive deep into the customization for its alerts. We also like the fact that this camera has an advanced motion sensing technology that can distinguish human signatures. The one thing we wished was included with the advanced features for the YI Outdoor Camera was a Micro SD Card slot so that more local storage could be added.
Another great feature of the YI Outdoor Camera is that it includes Cloud storage. If for some reason your local storage runs out, your video clips will be stored on the Cloud. If you are a new user to YI products you will get a month free of this service. You can pick from several different storage plans that will fit anyone’s particular budget.
YI offers the ability to remotely control your camera through their app. You can download their app for smartphones, PC’s, or Macs. You can customize all the features of your YI Outdoor Camera right from the app. The YI Home app also allows you to stream live video with up to 5 people at the same time. You can customize the alerts for you YI Outdoor Camera right from the app as well. When an alert has been triggered you will get a push notification of this event.
Pricing for the YI Outdoor camera is competitive. You can purchase one for around $80. Generally, most outdoor cameras cost north of $100, and don’t have as many features as the YI Outdoor Camera. One exception to this are Alarm.com cameras. Alarm.com cameras are feature packed, and often can be purchased for around the same price as a YI camera. No only that, but Alarm.com cameras are compatible with Alarm.com powered home security systems. If you would like to learn more about Alarm.com cameras, check out Link Interactive. At Link Interactive, we provide top of the line home security, powered by Alarm.com.
Owning an outdoor video surveillance camera is a great way to keep an eye of the things that matter that are outside of your home. The Swann 4K Outdoor Bullet Camera captures clear video allowing you to see minute details that other outdoor cameras can’t catch. It is made from weather proof material which means it is built to last.
However, cameras alone are incapable of offering complete security, which means should never solely depend on them. Always get a security camera that can be monitored and work alongside an alarm system. For that, all you have to do is take a look at our home security solution at Link Interactive. At Link Interactive, we have home security cameras in all shapes and sizes, and with varying types of technology. The best part? All cameras can be monitored from the same app as the security system, talk with the security system and together work as one cohesive unit.
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