The best way to buy perfect IP cameras is to ask yourself a few questions. When these questions are answered accurately you will be able to have a rough idea on which IP CCTV camera to choose from the market. The questions are : What features do I require?
What is the range that I require?
Why do I need it?
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I know you may read many articles about this topic, but I'd like to share my some thoughts on this selection of IP cameras. Choosing the appropriate IP camera including many factors. IP cameras are widely used in many fields including industrial, military, civilian...etc. Today, we are going to narrow its scope, and merely discussing the selection of IP cameras for home. No perfect solution, only good camera to meet your needs, let me share my thoughts.
When choose the IP camera, you need to consider where the IP camera will be installed. Typically, Indoor IP camera is suitable for indoor video surveillance, hence these cameras are compact size with aesthetic design, which can be easy blend into your home decoration. For outdoor monitoring, you have to use the outdoor cam, since it has weatherproof (waterproof) design to resist rain, dust..etc. Outdoor camera is also can be installed indoor, but since almost outdoor IP camera with heavy-duty "Professional" design, which makes it so intrusive in your home.
What are your different ideas?