Camera mounting - inside looking out or mount outside?
Mounting a camera to look out a window makes it easy to run the power cord to a nearby outlet. Mounting outside, such as under a porch, you will likely have to drill a hole and run wire through the attic. Plus, the camera is now subject to making a home for wasps, dirt dobbers etc, not to mention being covered with dust in the air.
Anyone prefer to mount a camera on the outside, but pointed out a window? If you have blinds, some cameras just wont work, unless you leave the blinds open, but some of the "flat" IP type cameras will fit in the space between the blinds and the window.
I mounted my cameras outside. You can use some silicone caulk to fill the holes you drill but yeah, you have to run wires to them. If you use IP dome cams you still have to run wires but with POE it's only one cat5/6 wire and being a dome it covers the whole.
If they are IR cameras you'll get a huge glare and they'll be useless at night unless you block off the internal IR lights and use an external IR.
If you have a dedicated, daylight only indoor camera then mounting inside seems like a good idea. I'm actually thinking about that for my Shed. I want a camera inside but also one pointing out by the door in case someone tries to fiddle with the door. I was thinking outside camera but maybe an indoor camera mounted in a window...
Ahh good point about the glare. If the camera has night vision capability via IR emitters, and you mount it inside looking out a window, then the window will probably create a glare making it unusable.