The installation of an outdoor surveillance system should be considered in the context of weather conditions, camera placement, and housing type. A system that meets a specific application's needs may be better than another, depending on its requirements.
Outdoor Camera Systems
A Vivint outdoor camera system can be wireless, current carrier, wireless IP, and hardwired. These variables include the power availability and the location of your camera. The power supply location may affect the camera's location.
Outdoor elements can be accommodated by wireless, IP, and carrier current cameras. It is easy to see the power cord when cameras are mounted on exterior walls or on the soffit. An unplug option is available for a would-be vandal to make the camera safe again. A wireless IP is the best way to protect buildings. The outdoors do not allow for the use of SD Card or USB recording devices.
Remember that wireless IP cameras are powered by a carrier current. You will need either an outlet or a location to connect to the electrical system. There are many outlets that can be found near your front and back doors, providing an easy connection.
This allows for wireless cameras and a carrier current to be installed inside artificial plants or other housings. All camera systems require power. The only difference with hardwired systems is that the power and transmission cables are located inside the walls or attic of the house, making it difficult for anyone to disconnect power.
If exposed electrical wires are not disguised in housing, they can be easily identified. A plant arrangement would be expected at the front or rear door. This system has a problem: The camera only allows for a limited view area.