Not Only You – Your Outdoor Surveillance Cameras Also Need Protection

If you think you are the only one who needs protection from harm or theft, then you need to really think again.

While you would want to use your video surveillance cameras to stop people who may want to rob you, how about those who don’t want to rob you directly but actually want to rob your DVR security video recorder of its attached cameras!

I know it sounds funny though but really, your outside security cameras may be in jeopardy as you read this story.

Most outdoor security cameras are expensive high-end surveillance cameras loaded with advanced technologies like night-vision, infra-red and long-range zooming capabilities.

What this means is that outdoor surveillance cameras are much more expensive than regular security cameras. Also, if you actually install those cameras for your business, chances are, your installation are much more expensive as are your outdoor cameras.

A thief who’s able to steal your expensive surveillance cameras would be able to sell it in the black market for a fortune.

How To Protect Your Outdoor Video Security Cameras

So the question is, how do you protect you outdoor security cameras from those who may want to rip it off?

Simple isn’t it?

When you install outdoor video surveillance cameras, make sure you protect them with vandal proof casings that are tightly secure to the wall! 

It’s not more than that really. What you need to understand is that, someone who comes to steal your outdoor surveillance cameras may not really be interested in selling it, he may actually be interested in something bigger – robbing you, hitting you where it’s going to hurt really bad.

Save yourself the trouble, avoid losing money and getting kicked below the belt; when you buy outdoor security camera system, make sure you also buy at least, a cheap vandal-proof casing to protect it.

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Have Your Heard About Camera Destroyers

There’s little I can say about this than for you to watch the video below. See how these young guys go around destroying cameras, ripping them off walls and poles in the name of games and fun.

Dressed in black and fully masked, they knock off cameras from subways, houses and even train. Watch this.


How About Protection From Harsh Weather?

That’s another big one, isn’t it?

Sometimes, weather can be bitter cold, burning hot, dry or simply humid and warm. All of these climatic conditions have effects on your outdoor video surveillance cameras. If you install your cameras outside without any covering whatsoever and they are not installed under a shade, rain and drops of water may get inside; damaging the lens.

What you need in this case is obvious – weatherproof casing. Therefore, when you get protection for your cameras; you’re actually making them both vandal-proof and weather-proof which in turn saves you money.

Just like when you leave a piece of metal outside. After some time, the metal casing may start getting rusty and weak, but most outdoor camera casing available today are made to withstand all-weather. they even have wiper to wipe of the lens cover when it rains. How sweet.

Point is, don’t be penny wise, hundreds of dollar foolish. Your outdoor security cameras need protection from harm and theft. Get them secured.


It breaks my heart to see people robbed of their hard-earned money and properties that took years of hard labor to acquire. So, I designed SmartFoxSecurity.Com to educate people on how they can protect their valuables by using video surveillance systems.

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  • Michael R Roeser

    Ok, so I read this article on needing to secure my security cameras but there isn’t any information on how to do so. Thanks!