Outdoor lights with a camera are the ultimate multifunctional lighting devices. They not only illuminate areas brightly and safely with energy-efficient LEDs. But they also monitor movement with sensors, record video and can be part of an intercom system. And by connecting your outdoor cameras to your WiFi network, you can access your camera, light settings and recordings from anywhere in the world using a smartphone app.
What are the advantages of outdoor lights with motion detectors and cameras?
Home and garden lighting
Depending on the product, outdoor lights with a camera offer a brightness of several 1,000 lumens. This ensures your porch, patio and garden are lit perfectly.
Thanks to your WiFi connection, cameras with sensors immediately send a push message to your smartphone when the motion detector is activated.
When the postman, Amazon driver or guests arrive, the integrated intercom system can be used to contact them immediately - even if you’re sunning yourself on a beach!
What do I have to pay attention to with outdoor lights with a camera?
Outdoor lights with a camera are integrated into your WiFi network. But before installation, you must check for signal issues between the internet hub and outdoor lights.
SD card required
Separate SD cards with up to 64 GB of memory are required to record high-resolution videos. These are not included and must be bought separately.
Additional security around the home
If you’ve already got good outdoor lighting, it’s worth installing camera surveillance. Battery operated outdoor camera sets are recommended for this. Although these products don’t offer full outdoor lighting, they do have a small spotlight that enables high-resolution recordings, even at night.
Placing it beside the front door allows you to communicate with visitors and offers optimal light for stairs and for when you can't find the keyhole. But most importantly, it protects your home from burglars.
Monitoring the garage door increases your protection against intruders. And a sensor-controlled light gives you maximum visibility when entering the garage or loading and unloading the car.
Terrace doors and full glass fronts are often targets for burglars. Bright lighting will deter unwanted guests, but it’s also great for sitting under when the nights draw in.
Burglars can approach the house from several entry points. With detection angles of up to 180° and ranges of up to 10 m, it’s easy to monitor your garden with a 2,000-lumen floodlight attached to the wall.
Which legal conditions have to be observed?
The use of outdoor cameras with lights are subject to legal conditions.
As stated by the Data Protection Commission (DPC), a domestic CCTV system should only operate in a way that captures images of people within the perimeter of the CCTV operator’s own property.
However, if your CCTV system captures images and sounds of people outside of the perimeter of your property - for example in their homes or their gardens or on public footpaths or streets - you must comply in full with data protection law obligations.
This requires a number of measures such as:
demonstrating that you have a lawful basis for operating the CCTV system
being transparent about how the system operates which entails the installation of appropriate signage
keeping any personal data safe and only for a limited period
complying with any access requests or requests for erasure from affected individuals who should be able to contact you from the contact details you include on the signage
Important note: if the camera records a burglary, you must not post the video on the internet. Please hand the recordings to the police.
What do I have to pay attention to with outdoor cameras with a light?
Rechargeable battery/battery operated
How are outdoor cameras protected against the weather?
To withstand all weather conditions, outdoor cameras are equipped with IP44 or higher and the product is made of temperature-resistant materials. The exact information can be found in the item details.
Can you buy built-in/ hidden cameras?
Yes, but make sure you comply with the law and inform visitors they are under video surveillance via signage. This is especially important with hidden cameras, e.g. cameras in the doorbell.
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