I have had neighbors steal packages right from my front porch in broad daylight. Since there was no evidence as to who it was, there was little hope of them being caught. Luckily, I found this camera. While it can be used for outside usage, I have decided to keep it inside so that it cannot be tampered with. Luckily, I have the perfect window that gives me full access to all areas that I need covered. Even recording from inside through the window, the picture is crystal clear. I also love that any movement sends an automatic alert to my phone. This enables me to alert the police to an act in progress and helps me keep my home and packages secure.