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The Best Outdoor Cameras That Don’t Need Cover

Verkada Outdoors Bullet Camera monitoring parking lot

Introduction: Outdoor Cameras with Built-in Cover

When you’re looking for an outdoor camera, you want to make sure that it is built to be sturdy and can withstand the outdoor elements. Many outdoor cameras end up requiring clients to purchase a cover, but there are some great outdoor cameras that don’t need a cover and are weatherproof. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of outdoor cameras that do not need an additional cover as it is built-in.

Benefits of Sturdy Outdoor Cameras with Built-in Cover

Verkada Bullet Camera outdoors with strong cover

Sturdy outdoor cameras with a built-in cover offer more protection from outdoor elements than those without, making them an ideal choice for outdoor security. These outdoor cameras are designed to be weatherproof and generally have a much better chance of surviving extreme temperatures, rain, wind, dirt and debris. Furthermore, they can provide wider viewing angles that cover a larger area, making them more practical than outdoor cameras without a cover.

Moreover, with outdoor cameras that have a built-in cover, there is no need for an additional purchase of extra protection which can be expensive. All in all, outdoor cameras with a built-in cover (1) are often weatherproof, (2) can capture a wide area, and (3) are more practical.

Where Can Outdoor Cameras with Built-in Covers Be Placed?

Parking lot monitored by outdoor camera with a cover

Outdoor cameras with built-in covers can be placed almost anywhere outside including: businesses, parking lots, retail stores, restaurants, airports, hospitals, schools, manufacturing facilities, warehouses, construction sites, and more . Outdoor cameras with a built-in cover can be mounted on walls, posts, roofs and even trees for maximum coverage and variety in surveillance angles. Most outdoor cameras without cover are limited to only certain locations, so outdoor cameras with a built-in cover provide more flexibility for outdoor surveillance.

Verkada Outdoor Cameras with Built-in Covers

Here at Monarch, we will work with you to design security solutions with outdoor security cameras that have a built-in cover for your organization. Together, we will design, implement, and oversee a security infrastructure with live video monitoring for both safety and convenience.

Verkada offers a wide range of security products, including facial recognition cameras, access control, intrusion sensors and professional monitoring. All Verkada devices integrate with each other and are managed from a single cloud dashboard. Consider the following features of all Verkada devices:

Simple to Use
  • Solid-state Storage (SSD): No NVR, DVR, or server is required. This means you pay for what you use – and that’s all. This reduces any extra overhead operations and the associated expenses,
  • Regular, Automatic Software Updates: No need to worry about if your devices are working properly or are up-to-date with our Verkada devices.
  • Simple Plug-and-Play Install: Just a standard Ethernet cable is required for the cameras to be brought online and fully operational within minutes.
  • Accessible Anywhere, Anytime: Access archived or live feed videos on any device or browser
  • Time lapse: Watch a day of footage in under 30 seconds with timelapses.
  • Floor Plan: Quickly respond to incidents with real-time motion plotting. 
Scalable
  • Unlimited Storage on Camera and Cloud: Reduce your organizations’ liability risk with unlimited cloud archiving offered by Verkada cameras.
  • Unlimited Users Allowed: You can easily authorize admins access to an unlimited number of users.
  • Infinitely Scalable: No matter how large the facility is, we can help you keep everyone on the same page. 
Limitlessly Smart
  • AI-Based Video Analytics: Face detection, person of interest detection, and license plate detection are all available.
  • Smart Filters: Search for specific people, vehicles, and objects without having to spend too much time scrubbing through footage.
  • Live Alerts: Receive instant alerts in any meaningful event
  • Shareable Live Feeds: Share your live feed via SMS. This is useful as you can send it to first responders in case of an emergency for dramatically reduced response time.
  • 10-Year Warranty: Rest assured that your money is well protected

Outdoor Cameras with Built-in Covers: Verkada Cameras

Verkada Camera family with cover

We offer a variety of outdoor security cameras with built-in covers to meet your security needs including: the Verkada Indoor Dome Series, the Verkada Outdoor Dome Series, the Verkada Bullet Series, the Verkada Mini Series, and Verkada Fisheye Series. All Verkada cameras – outdoor or not – have a durable design, firmware signing, and can detect tampering.

Verkada Indoor Dome Series
Verkada Dome Camera for safety

The Verkada Indoor Dome Camera is designed for indoor, high-traffic areas. It is the perfect general-purpose outdoor security camera with a built-in cover. There are three models in the Indoor Dome Series: CD42, CD52, and C62.

CD42CD52CD62
TypeIndoorsIndoorsIndoors
Image Resolution5MP5MP4K
Type of LensFixed, with 3x Zoom DigitallyZoom, with 3x Optical and Digital ZoomZoom, with 3x Optical and Digital Zoom
Standard RetentionUp to 365 DaysUp to 365 DaysUp to 90 Days
Standard StorageUp to 2TBUp to 2TBUp to 2TB
AudioYesYesYes
IR Range 15m30m30m
RatingIK08IK08IK08
The Verkada Outdoor Dome Series
Verkada Outdoor Dome Camera with cover

The Verkada Outdoor Dome Series is both weather- and tamper-resistant due to its protective dome cover and encasement.  Its capabilities function well even in areas with limited bandwidth and connectivity. They are perfect for monitoring the parking lot and the exterior of buildings (e.g., to capture key license plates). There are three models in the Outdoor Dome Series: CD42-E, CD52-E, and C62-E.

CD42-ECD52-ECD62-E
TypeOutdoorsOutdoorsOutdoors
Image Resolution5MP5MP4K
Type of LensFixed, with 3x Zoom DigitallyZoom, with 3x Optical and Digital ZoomZoom, with 3x Optical and Digital Zoom
Standard RetentionUp to 365 DaysUp to 365 DaysUp to 90 Days
Standard StorageUp to 2TBUp to 2TBUp to 2TB
AudioYesYesYes
IR Range 15m30m30m
RatingIK10 & IP67IK10 & IP67IK10 & IP67
The Verkada Bullet Series
Verkada Outdoor Bullet Camera with cover

The Verkada Bullet Series is an ideal outdoor security camera with a sturdy cover. It is built to withstand harsh environments. The Verkada Bullet camera is available in two lens types: wide angle and telephoto. There are four models in the Bullet Series: CB51-E, CB61-E, CB51-TE, CB61-TE.

CB51-ECB51-TECB61-ECB61-TE
TypeIndoor and/or OutdoorIndoor and/or OutdoorIndoor and/or OutdoorIndoor and/or Outdoor
Image Resolution 5MP5MP4K4K
Type of LensZoom, with up to 3x Optical and Digital zoomTelephoto Zoom, with 8-20mm focal lengthZoom, with up to 3x Optical and Digital zoomTelephoto Zoom, with 8-20mm focal length
Standard RetentionUp to 2TBUp to 2TBUp to 2TBUp to 2TB
Standard StorageUp to 365 DaysUp to 365 DaysUp to 90 DaysUp to 90 Days
Audio
IR Range30m50m30m50m
RatingIK10 & IP167IK10 & IP167IK10 & IP167IK10 & IP167
The Verkada Mini Series
Verkada Mini Camera for high resolution coverage

The Verkada Mini Series offers flexibility and high resolution for crystal clear footage. The Mini Camera is a compact size that can fit any space, anywhere indoors. There are three models in the Mini Series: CM41-S, CM41, and CM41-E.

CM41-SCM41CM41-E
TypeIndoorIndoorOutdoor
Image Resolution5MP5MP5MP
Type of LensFixed, with up to 3x Digital ZoomFixed, with up to 3x Digital ZoomFixed, with up to 3x Digital Zoom
Standard RetentionUp to 90 daysUp to 365 DaysUp to 365 Days
Standard StorageUp to 385GBUp to 2TBUp to 2TB
AudioYes
IR RangeN/A15m15m
RatingN/AIK08IK10 & IP67
The Verkada Fisheye Camera
Verkada Fisheye Camera with cover

The Verkada Fisheye Camera provides a panoramic view of the entire property – both indoor and outdoor. This camera allows for total surveillance coverage.

Fisheye CF81-E
Type Indoor and/or Outdoor
Image Resolution12MP
Type of LensFixed, with 3x Digital Zoom
Standard RetentionMaximum of 90 Days of Standard Quality Retention
Standard StorageUp to 2TB of Onboard Storage
IR Range20M
Angle of View180°
RatingIK10 and IP67 
AudioYes
NDAA CompliantYes
Analytics Ambarella Chipset for People and Vehicle Analytics
Viewing ModesPanoramic; Four–Way Split; Pan-Tilt–Zoom

The Verkada Fisheye Camera (CF81-E) is an ideal outdoor security camera with a dome-like cover. With the option to switch between circle, ePTZ, 2-view, 3-view, or 4-view modes on the CF81-E, you can do away with the need for multiple camera installations. You can also take advantage of features like digital pan-tilt-zoom to increase coverage and lessen blind spots.

Three different view modes are supported by the CF81-E. You can customize the view mode to meet the requirements of the install location.

  • 180° Panoramic: A wide-angle view that is ideal for an open area or a corridor.
  • Four-way split: Use a single camera to watch four distinct fields of view.
  • Pan-tilt-zoom (ePTZ): Provides a panoramic, all-encompassing view of your environment.
180° PanoramicFour-way SplitPan-Tilt-Zoom
Privacy ZonesYYY
People Counting YY
People AnalyticsYY
Vehicle CountingYY
Vehicle AnalyticsYY
Crowd AlertsYY
Motion AlertsYYY
Motion SearchYYY
Audio YYY
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Monarch: Your Trusted Security Vendor for Outdoor Cameras with Covers

Sturdy outdoor cameras with built-in covers are a great security investment because they offer 24/7 surveillance, can withstand harsh weather conditions, and prevent vandals from destroying your camera. These outdoor cameras can be placed in a number of locations, such as on roofs, in parking lots, or near entryways. Contact a security professional at Monarch today for help when designing your security infrastructure.

Updated: Dec 10

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