Security cameras come with an incredibly wide array of features, some designed for the surveillance of indoor spaces, while others intended for outdoor areas, allowing you to put together exactly the system that you need. Here is what you need if the area to be monitored by your cameras is a ranch:
- Weatherproof construction – your cameras will be constantly exposed to the elements, therefore it is essential to choose weatherproof ranch security systems that can endure rain, snow, wind and harsh sunshine;
- Pick a security camera, rather than a surveillance camera – the difference between the two types is that surveillance cameras only observe and record the actions in their viewing angles, while security cameras can be used for providing alerts about incidents, too;
- Camera resolution – to be able to interpret the recordings of your cameras easily, look for the high-resolution equipment;
- Camera range – look for the widest rotating angle that you can afford to make sure your space is entirely covered by your cameras;
- Audio – many cameras today can record video as well as audio, a very useful feature for both outdoor and indoor surveillance, but it is ultimately up to you whether audio recordings of what is happening on your ranch;
- Determine the most suitable storage option – you can choose devices that record the footages on an external hard drive, others store the recordings online, in the cloud.