Choosing a surveillance camera for your home or office can be a challenging feat. The good news is that there are lots of options to pick from, and the bad news is, well, that there are so many options to pick from. Especially as someone new to the world of electronics or at least cameras and who has little knowledge on the topic, this can be a pretty daunting task.
The wireless surveillance camera is one of the most popular choices, and there are some important advantages and disadvantages of this style of camera to consider before making any final decisions. Everyone is different and you need to determine whether a wireless surveillance camera is the right choice in your situation. Whether you need your wireless camera for your home or office, you’ll be amazed at the range of technology available at incredibly competitive prices. It truly is a buyer’s market right now.
Main advantages of a wireless surveillance camera
Obviously one of the main advantages of the wireless option is that there are no messy, annoying wires to have to deal with. This makes the installation of a wireless camera a great deal easier than if you were working with a wired camera. There is no need for drilling holes and sorting wires through the walls which is both inconvenient and incredibly messy at the same time. A Wireless camera setup involves little more than the mounting of and turning on of a few devices and it is important to speak to professionals when looking to install your wireless surveillance camera, as this can affect your insurance options.
Is battery operated the advantage you were looking for?
Often people jump to the conclusion that wireless camera’s are battery operated but what you’ll find is wireless surveillance camera’s actually require a connection to the mains power outlet. In order to relay the signals back to your PC, especially when infrared sensors are required for night vision, you’ll need to plug your surveillance camera in. Motion sensors on the other hand are battery operated as the power required to run them is minimal.
There is also the advantage of being able to use the wireless surveillance cameras as a temporary solution or if you are renting. For instance if you want to have a security camera at the pool area during summer but not in winter, rather than putting in permanent wired cameras, you can easily install and remove the wireless models. This style of set up is also perfect for those renting or who are on the move as wireless camera’s are the ultimate portable safe guard for your home and family.
There are disadvantages but they are easy to glance over
Given the ability of today’s wireless camera’s, with motion sensors that can detect intruders within 6 metres, you can easily glance over a small disadvantage which is the fact that they do require you to plug them into a mains outlet. The disadvantage here is that your best option is to drill a small hole close to where it is mounted to run a cable to a nearby power outlet. Clearly the slight disadvantage here is well and truly outweighed by the peace of mind knowing that your home or business is protected 24/7 with a high definition output to a 7 inch digital display or could even be hooked up to your TV.
Signals that cannot be hacked into
Many older wireless surveillance camera’s relied on signals that could be hacked into by criminals or those ‘in the know’, however today’s technology has improved out of sight and you know have what is known as ‘Digital Wireless Technology’. This vastly improved technology overcomes the issue of potential hacks as your camera and receiver are locked into a secure digital frequency offering no hope for those unscrupulously trying to gain access.
Given the importance of installing this type of technology in your home or business it is highly suggested you discuss your options with a professional installer who understands your needs. One of the most popular options among professional installers in the market is the CMD 6370, offering a handy 7 inch monitor, 100% secure privacy and interference free and scale-able up to 4 camera’s.
These are some important advantages and disadvantages of the wireless surveillance camera which are important to consider. Increasing the security in your home or office is important and you need to ensure you are choosing the right security camera system for your needs.