Defender Guard security camera captures criminals in quad-HD clarity for $60

CNET | 11/4/2019 | Staff
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Unlike most outdoor security cameras, this one captures quad-HD video. That's also known as 1440p, a big jump over 1080p.

There are countless outdoor security cameras to choose from these days, but the vast majority can record only 1080p video. (Some top out at just 720p.) That might be fine for close-ups at your front door, but what if you also want to be able to clearly capture, say, the action at the end of your driveway? Things might get too grainy once you zoom that 720p or 1080p recording. More pixels, please!

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As you can see, the Guard looks like a pretty standard outdoor camera. It's weatherproof (IP67-rated) and requires AC power, meaning installation involves a bit more than just mounting; you'll have to figure out where to run the power cord. (The included AC adapter has a 10-foot cord, but you also get a 25-foot extension.) On the plus side, you'll never have to worry about batteries.

Speaking of wires, there's an Ethernet option if you want the absolute best connectivity for your video stream and/or there's not a good Wi-Fi signal wherever you choose to mount it. That's another potentially major plus; many,...
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