A lot of security cameras available today are wireless, using broadband or short-range technologies to communicate with a control panel or connected smart device. A security camera system wireless is easier to install and offers greater flexibility for placement.

Difference between Wired and Wireless Home Security Cameras?

The first generation of security cameras needed to be connected to an electrical source to work. Today, you can still find cameras that work this way. Wired cameras depend on video cables to transmit video signals to a viewing device such as a computer or television. But, a wireless security camera works by transmitting the video signal over the internet or other wireless network to a receiver that connects to the viewing and recording device. Usually, the video footage is saved in computers or cloud storage accounts for later viewing.

Benefits of Wireless Security Cameras

Wireless security cameras are easier to install than their wired counterparts. Wired cameras need to be connected to the electrical system of a home, so a professional must be hired to do the job. Wireless cameras depend on Wi-Fi or other networks. You only need to follow the instructions to set up and connect most cameras in less than an hour.

The following are the other benefits of wireless video security system:

  • It does not require extra hardware or products. Because a wireless security system uses Wi-Fi and works with any router and smartphone with the installed application, you may have everything you need to set the camera up after buying it. Without too many requirements, you can save money from a wireless security camera.
  • It is easy to set up multiple locations. With a wireless security system, you can set up wire-free cameras in several locations around your property or various properties without buying extra hubs.
  • It has a dependable battery life and weather resistance. The majority of wireless security cameras use rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and include IP65 weather resistance. Because of the IP65 rating, the camera can be used both indoors and outdoors. But, its battery can deteriorate at low temperatures.
  • It allows for a longer-range pickup. The receiver of a wireless camera can be located between ranges of 700 feet to 10 miles away from the main wireless camera and still pick it up. The particular distance depends on the kind of camera you buy. Also, the camera can infiltrate up to 8 walls, including most solid objects such as plastic, glass, wood, and metals.