When you’re trying to choose the best security camera for your home, and you’re hoping to mount it in a window or somewhere nearby that window, there are a few considerations you should keep in mind that will help you find the best model. Here are some suggestions about choosing the best camera for your circumstances, as well as some observations on where your camera should be mounted.
Cameras which are intended to be mounted outdoors, so as to avoid glare and/or reflection, must be able to withstand wet weather conditions as well as cold temperatures. You might also need to take into account the possibility of your window-mounted camera being vandalized, so if either of these two conditions plays into your thinking, you should choose a security camera which is extremely sturdy, and which can withstand both vandals and harsh weather conditions.
If you’re looking for a camera that truly has tremendous ease of installation, the way to go would be to find a wireless, battery-powered camera. These kinds of security cameras don’t need any cables, and don’t require any holes to be drilled through walls or through the exterior of your home. All you have to do is place the battery into your camera and mount it into its permanent position. When you have a need to change the battery, that’s very easy to do, and if you want to re-position the camera to another location, that is also very easy to do.
Day and night vision
Depending on the type of camera you buy, you could have the capability of monitoring your home’s perimeter both day and night. Keep in mind that infrared security cameras cannot work through glass, so you can’t mount your infrared security camera behind a window, unless you turn off internal LED lighting and install illumination outdoors, in the area you wish to monitor. You can however, purchase a security camera that you can install in your window which has both day and night vision, and in that case you would mount it outside your window. If you have any doubt about the quality of video from such systems, ask the retailer you purchase from, or consult any of your friends and neighbors who already have one installed.
Where to install for best performance
Cameras which operate by comparing the changes in consecutive frames, which are better known as motion-sensor cameras, will not be affected by having them mounted behind the window, i.e. inside your home. However, this is not true for infrared motion sensor cameras, which detect motion by sensing changes in heat intensity. Because most modern window glass is insulated, it blocks the heat transmission needed by infrared motion sensors. It’s also possible that mounting security cameras inside your home could be subject to unwanted reflection or glare from the window. n those cases, it would be advisable for you to mount your window security camera somewhere outside, or somewhere between the window and the exterior screen.