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Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 3:32 AM

Outdoor monitoring in colder climates

Outdoor camera only operatea as low as -4. How low doea the door bell camera operate? Can we use an indoor camera to ciew outside?

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4 years ago

I don't think door cameras are a good option if you want to view your entire premises. In winter, you can go for a 24/7 patrol service, which will ensure advanced security. I have hired one, and they were very useful.

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3 years ago

I don't think they have a SS outdoor camera yet.  As for the indoor camera, it is designed for an indoor, climate controlled environment and probably will not work well outdoors, particularly in serious cold.  The "outdoor kit" protects it from moisture, but does not do much to protect from temperature extremes.

Frankly, the best possible outdoor camera currently tends to be a hardwired DVR/NVR based one, although installation can be a problem.  In that case, a WIFI camera might be adequate, probably not SS even if they did have one.   The interface SS currently has with it's cameras is just barely adequate for indoor cameras, and will be quite user vicious for any outdoor camera they come out with (unless it also comes with an outdoor camera suitable interface)..
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