When contemplating a security camera system for your home or business, there will eventually be heavy consideration around the best outdoor security cameras.

Best Brands for Cheap Outdoor Security Cameras

When contemplating a security camera system for your home or business, there will eventually be heavy consideration around the best outdoor security cameras. As any of the A1 Security Cameras installers will say, this aspect of a given system is exceedingly essential to attain full coverage. Statistically, the importance of outdoor security cameras is further proven that outdoor security cameras deter property crime and general criminal activity. However, a common misconception among those exploring their options in surveillance is that there will automatically be a massive price tag behind every individual outdoor security camera.

While this may be true for other surveillance equipment sellers, A1 Security Cameras strives to offer the most affordable equipment to every customer. At the time of writing, we offer around two dozen brands that manufacture the security cameras on the market. While the best of these might feature advanced features when implemented in an outdoor environment, less expensive options are available through our catalog that are just as capable and can be more so when implemented correctly.

In this article, A1 Security Cameras will offer some of the brands that distinctly feature the best cheap outdoor security cameras through our site at the time of writing. Along with such brands, we will highlight some of the best-selling cheap outdoor cameras offered, and finally, some of the most common questions surrounding outdoor surveillance. After reading this article, you should better understand the affordable options available to you when considering outdoor surveillance!

Best cheap outdoor security camera brands

Out of the around two dozen brands A1 Security Cameras offers to everyone needing surveillance equipment, a solid handful offers effective and cheap outdoor security cameras. Here are the most popular four brands that offer products that fit this description:

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As can be seen on our site, the outdoor security cameras produced by these brands are easily affordable and practical for outside surveillance. Below you will find a graph detailing the products that we will display in the next section. These prices should be viewed as representing the most affordable options presented by these brands and are not necessarily representative of their highest and lowest priced items. Furthermore, prices are prone to change due to demand and certain policies.

Most popular cheap outdoor security cameras

Most popular cheap outdoor security cameras

In this section of the article, you will find basic information about some of the best cheap outdoor security cameras offered by the listed brands at the time of writing. If you are interested in any of the products shown, simply click on the image of any displayed product or insert the product number into our search bar and you will be shown the product page.

1. Digital Watchdog

‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎ DWC-MBT4Wi28 DWC-MTT4WIA

SKU

Max
Compression

H265

H265

Field of View

103 degrees

80 degrees

Max. FPS and
Resolution

30FPS/4MP

30FPS/4MP

Lens Type

Fixed Lens

Motorized Lens

Lens Size

2.8mm

3.3~12mm Lens

Sensor Type

CMOS

CMOS

Sensor Size

⅓”

⅓”

Protection
Code

IP66

IP66

2. LTS Security

‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎ CMIP3342W-28M CMIP9342W-28M

SKU

Max
Compression

H265

H265 Plus

Field of View

98 degrees

98 degrees

Max. FPS and
Resolution

25FPS/2560X1440

25FPS/2560X1440

Lens Type

Fixed Lens

Motorized Lens

Lens Size

2.8mm

2.8mm

Sensor Type

CMOS

CMOS

Sensor Size

⅓”

⅓”

Protection
Code

IP67

IP67

3. Nest

‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎ NC2100ES NC5100US

SKU

Max
Compression

H265

H265

Field of View

130 degrees

160 degrees

Max. FPS and
Resolution

30FPS/1080P

30FPS/1600X1200

Lens Type

Fixed Lens

Fixed Lens

Lens Size

N/A

N/A

Sensor Type

CMOS

CMOS

Sensor Size

⅓”

⅓”

Protection
Code

IP65

IPX4

4. Speco

‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎ O4B6 O4DT5

SKU

Max
Compression

H265

H265

Field of View

100.4 Degree

103 degrees

Max. FPS and
Resolution

30FPS/4MP

30FPS/4MP

Lens Type

Fixed Lens

Fixed Lens

Lens Size

N/A

N/A

Sensor Type

CMOS

CMOS

Sensor Size

⅓”

⅓”

Protection
Code

IP67

IP66

These products and more are available to anyone looking to add surveillance to their home or business. Not only these, but A1 Security Cameras features a multitude of options available to anyone needing expensive or cheap outdoor security cameras. If you are looking for something more specific, contact us today through the chat bubble or through our specialized request form!

What is the best cheap outdoor security camera?

What is the best cheap outdoor security camera?

As the best team of installers in DFW, A1 Security Cameras is biased towards the brands we offer on our site and through our team. In terms of performance and what we sell the most of, LTS Security produces some of the best cheap outdoor security cameras. Not only do these cameras produce excellent results through some of the example features listed below, but purchasing them through A1 Security Cameras also provides you with enhanced tech support and warranty coverage!

LTS Security has more than one line of cheap outdoor security cameras that complement any security camera system they are installed onto. Many products by LTS feature excellent features like night vision, motion detection, resolution management, and more. Furthermore, this brand offers several excellent options for LPR or license plate tracking options!

However, due to A1 Security Cameras' belief in transparency, we will state that one line of products produced by the company does run afoul of the National Defense Authorization Act, specifically those that are Hikvision. With that said, the brand is making every endeavor to cater to American customers. That is why the LTS Security PRO-VS line of products has been released and is NDAA compliant. Products under this title provide a high level of performance, especially when installed by the professionals at A1 Security Cameras.

What type of outdoor security camera is best?

Whereas there are many advantages to outdoor security cameras, the full capability and performance of this type of device can only be achieved when it is the right type. While you may be able to find nearly every design of cheap outdoor security camera on the market, not every design will perform as well as the other. When discussing the worst, dome cameras are notorious for their lack of outdoor capability. If placed, they need cover from the sun and require drying packs internally or the dome will fog up. Even then, there is a time limit before the pack loses its ability to absorb moisture and will then need to be replaced.

Alternatively, turret and bullet cameras are the best outdoor cameras for outside surveillance. These devices perform excellently in average weather conditions and most often are more durable to physical impact. However, if one had to be chosen between the two, it would have to be the outdoor turret camera. This type of camera is harder to hit when nefarious parties intend on doing so and feature a similar range of motion to the dome cameras that is not found in the bullet design.

What is the easiest outdoor security camera to install?

What is the easiest outdoor security camera to install?

It is no secret that the popularity surrounding video doorbells and cloud cameras is due to the ease at which they can be applied. By no means are either as durable as many of the cheap outdoor security cameras shown above. For that reason, cheap outdoor security cameras by Nest are often the easiest and most straightforward to implement onto any home or business.

It should be noted that many do consider these products because they are often advertised as true wireless. A1 Security Cameras offers only the version of the product that uses a transform that either wires into a port or can be wired directly through the wall. Products with this design are far more reliable, as shown in a previous post detailing wired vs. wireless surveillance.

How do you power an outdoor wireless security camera?

As detailed above, A1 Security Cameras sells each of our products with the intention of being hardwired through a transformer or direct connection. Generally, our installation professionals will power each camera through a wired connection that uses an outlet on the interior of a building. This is done by feeding the wire through previously drilled holes in each wall, taking care to implement the suitable materials to keep the moisture out properly, and making a reliable connection between the plugged-in recorder to the camera that can only be disturbed when severed or your power goes out. While there are other methods, we find this method to be the most reliable.

More information about power and signal transmission to security cameras can be found by reading a previous article by A1 Security Cameras titled Transmission and Security Camera Systems. While either connection can be straightforward, it is recommended a professional see to the installation for the best result.

Why are IP and IK important for outdoor security cameras?

In a previous article titled What’s the Difference Between Indoor and Outdoor Cameras? A1 Security Cameras details the various differences between the two types of cameras. One such difference is found in the IP and IK rating of each. As described in our guide to IP and IK protection standards, the higher each rating, the more durable and resistant the device is. Indoor cameras generally have a low rating of each unless otherwise specified. In contrast, outdoor security cameras have higher ratings that most often protect them from minor impacts and typical weather patterns.

How do I choose the right outdoor security camera?

Most often, expensive and cheap outdoor security cameras are chosen based on what fits a person’s needs. However, when you choose A1 Security Cameras, we have a service entirely made for you. Our design team can easily provide you with a plan for the perfect security camera system that fits your needs. Through the specialized form, we provide you, you can detail exactly what you are looking for and we offer a list of products that will suit you, your home, or your business. Those products also include as expensive or cheap outdoor security cameras as you need. That way, the decision process is easily taken care of and the stress is lifted off of your shoulders!

Get the best outdoor security cameras from A1 Security Cameras today!

Not only does A1 Security Cameras offer the best cheap outdoor security cameras on the surveillance market, but we also install them for residents and business owners of Dallas Fort Worth as well. Our installation team is always ready to install a brand new security camera system onto any home or business that needs it and that includes yours. Not only that, but we offer the best surveillance products available on the market for your convenience. To schedule an appointment for any of our services or more information about our products, contact us today!

Mar 8th 2022 Wayne Hahne

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