Security Camera System Installation
Wireless security cameras a great, modern solution for many homeowners to keep their homes protected and secure. However, there are some connectivity & reliability issues when it comes to wireless cameras. We’ll go over the pros and cons of using wireless vs. wired cameras in this article.
What is a Wireless Security Camera?
A wireless security camera transmits video footage over the internet to a cloud or disc so that footage can be viewed live or stored for later viewing. “Wireless” camera doesn’t necessarily mean that the camera has no wires. Most wireless cameras do have a power cord. However, they do not require wires to connect them to a device for viewing or storing the camera footage.
Pros of Wireless Security Cameras
One benefit of using wireless security cameras is that they are easier to install than wired cameras. A wireless security camera allows you to simply plug in, turn on, and connect to the wifi and cloud. You will need to mount the cameras in advantageous positions, but they do not require more technical wiring installation work.
Cons of Wireless Security Cameras
The first con of wireless security cameras is that they do require an internet connection to function. When the Wifi goes out, the cameras have no way to transmit the footage to cloud storage or to a local device where the footage can be viewed. Some wireless cameras do come with a small SD card backup that can store footage for later viewing. However, there is no way to view the footage remotely in real time if you are using wireless security camera and the internet goes out. If you need reliable 24/7 footage, then a wired NVR or DVR security camera system is the best option for you.
Secondly, wireless security cameras use a good deal of bandwidth. Many homeowners who selected wireless security cameras choose to install a separate modem to handle the security camera system, so that is does not slow the internet speed for other users in the home.
Lastly, wireless security cameras are slightly more vulnerable to hacking because they use the internet to transmit data, versus storing the data locally, as is the case with “wired” security cameras. You can minimize the risks of hacking by inquiring about the level of encryption used for data transmission when selecting a wireless security camera.
Home Security Camera Installation
Palmer Electric provides professional home security camera installation as well as commercial security system installation. Our expert technicians will answer any questions you have about your security system and will place cameras in the best locations to keep your premises secure. We also provide 24/7 security system monitoring. Call us today to speak with a security system expert at (407) 646-8700.