Security cameras have been around for long enough that there are some smarter features they use these days. For the key parts, though, it’s worth considering whether you want to place one or more security cameras inside or outside (or both). Indoor security cameras don’t need protection from the elements, but they also likely won’t benefit from solar power.
Speaking of power, outside of solar, there are also security cameras that have rechargeable batteries, while others need a wired connection. It’s personal preference whether you want professional monitoring included, but this will incur an ongoing fee. Otherwise, you can always use a security camera more reactively and review footage on a variety of supported devices as required. Alternatively, a security camera that has motion detection and can push alerts to a companion app is also a great option.
That’s the key security consideration out of the way, but there’s also video resolution and the overall field of view to weigh up when it comes to the camera part. Finally, smart-home integration is all the rage for connected devices, and recent security cameras are part of this trend. If this is important to you, factor in security camera compatibility in terms of how nice it plays with Apple, Amazon, Google, and other smart systems.