In order to select the right camera for a certain application you will need some information… Saying I need a camera for outdoor unfortunately is not sufficient enough.
When requesting a quote for a camera or when requesting for some advice for a camera please have the following information available. This will pinpoint 10,000 cameras down to only a handful and it will make it so you get the camera you need vs any generic camera that might not fit the application for its intended purpose.
Selecting the Camera(s):
Analog or IP? – _________________________________________________________
How many MegaPix? (If IP) – ___________________________________________________
Fixed Lens or Varifocal? – ______________________________________________________
Lens? (mm Required) – ________________________________________________________
Type of camera(s)? (Dome, Bullet, PTZ) ___________________________________________
Lighting Conditions? -_________________________________________________________
Indoor or Outdoor? – __________________________________________________________
How many Indoor? – ____________________________________________________
How many Outdoor? – ___________________________________________________
Special features the camera requires –
Wide Dynamic Range – __________ P-Iris – ____________________
Heater – ______________________ Blower – ___________________
Fish Eye Lens – _________________ 180/360 – __________________