Many consider security cameras to be an invaluable asset in the household which puts perpetrators at bay during the day. Things, however, can drastically change during nighttime where visibility can be a problem not only with you but as well as with your security cameras. Modern technology, however, has contributed greatly in helping equip security cameras with a number of innovations such as night capability. Let us look at some of the factors that you may want to consider with your night security camera setup.
Height They are Mounted
Owners will want to setup their security cameras at a height where it can be hard for people to reach. With that being said, you don’t want to put them at a very high position. The reason behind this is that this his can a hugeeffect with the power of your night vision and this is something that you don’t want to compromise. For that matter, it is a good idea to consider their maximum range and make the necessary adjustments based on that number in order to get the best vision.
Their Viewing Angles
Another factor that you will want to consider will be their field of view. The higher the FOV the better but this usually comes with added cost. 140° is usually the standard for security cameras but this can go higher or lower depending on their specifications. Even if you have a large viewing angle, this will be rendered usually especially if something is blocking their view. As such, make sure to clear any obstructions such as branches or leaves that can get in the way in capturing footages
Their Brightness Meter
LED plays a very important role with the creation of night cameras. The light that they emit makes it possible for cameras to be used at night. Ring LED cameras uses the same technology which makes it possible for their users to capture video footages in a timely and effective manner.
A common misconception people have with night cameras is that the more watts it has the better they will be at their job. This however, is not entirely true as watts represents the energy use and not the light output. What you will want to look at when looking for a night security camera will be their lumens rating which equals brightness. More lumens will generally translate to more light making it an important factor when deciding a purchase.
A higher lumen rating is ideal allowing the night camera to perform better making them a suitable device for surveillance or warning. The Ring Floodlight has 1800 lumens compared to the Ring Spotlight which only has 375 lumens which can have an impact with the video quality.