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Indoor or Outdoor Home Cameras - Which Should You Choose?

By TP-Link Editorial Group

Are you confused about the difference between indoor and outdoor home cameras? The optimal home camera depends on your personal security needs. Understanding the differences between types of home cameras will help you decide what is best for you.

Positions for Installing Home Cameras

Outdoor home cameras should cover the front entrance, the back door, and the driveway. Indoor home cameras usually cover hallways, living rooms, baby rooms, and kitchen areas.

Indoor home cameras should detect movements when anyone enters the main rooms. Home cameras inside can also help watch over your beloved ones. Outdoor home cameras can see motions further away and spot intruders before they reach the door.

  

Connections to Home Cameras

Indoor home cameras connect wirelessly to the internet while placed near power sockets. On the other hand, most people are not concerned about unsightly cables outside. Outdoor home cameras like Tapo C310 and Tapo C320WS connect to the network through Ethernet or Wi-Fi for more flexible installation.

Weather Conditions for Home Cameras

Indoor temperature is controllable, but not outside. Outdoor home cameras must cope with extreme weather. Tapo outdoor home cameras feature IP66 Weatherproof and perform well even in harsh environments with rain and dust. Tapo outdoor home cameras are composed of a waterproof microphone, loudspeaker, sealing ring, and other waterproof components.

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Light Level for Home Cameras

Light levels inside and outside vary between day and night. Both indoor and outdoor home cameras must be able to operate in dark environments. Tapo indoor home cameras have an advanced night vision feature that provides a visual distance of up to 30 feet (9 m). Tapo outdoor home cameras provide an optical distance of up to 98 feet (30 m), even in total darkness, to keep you safe.

Tapo C320WS is different from the typical home camera with a black and white view. This Tapo home camera is equipped with a high-resolution sensor and a fill light, catching more colors.

The high-sensitive starlight sensor of Tapo C320WS captures higher quality images even in low-light conditions so that details won’t get lost in the shadows.

Indoor and outdoor home cameras have their respective duties. It’s worth installing home cameras inside and outside to protect your home.

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