With continuous advancement in CCTV technology, it is no longer surprising that wireless cameras are now invented and are now out in the market. They are capturing a lot of people’s attention more and more today. CCTV cameras are very much in demand because of the government’s goal to reduce the crime rate in country. People are now confused as to which type of CCTV installation is best used. Here’s a helpful guide for you.
Benefits of Wireless Cameras
· They can monitor and record events on remote locations.
Using the Internet, these cameras allow you to monitor events even when you’re out of range. You can record and playback events over the internet using cloud applications. You can even watch your cameras even when you’re in another country, as long as you have an internet connection.
· They present better picture quality
Most wireless CCTV are digital. This means that they no longer use TV lines or analog settings. Digital cameras use pixels hence present better picture quality and better resolution. Facial identification is easier.
· They may be hidden to monitor intruders in places they least expect it.
Because wireless CCTV cameras are very much portable, you can hide them to catch intruders without much effort. You can simply set it up just wherever you want and start recording. This gives you more than enough evidence to prove your claim in case of a court proceeding.
· Wireless cameras are portable and cost effective.
Wireless cams are most beneficial because they can easily be moved from one place to another, where you need temporary observation. You don’t need permanent installation. Plus, with its wireless ability, you don’t need additional cabling for it to work.
Drawbacks of Wireless Cameras
· Requires a dedicated internet network
Wireless camera uses the internet to transmit video data over to your computer or the cloud network. This means that without the internet, the camera will not work or will not be able to send the video data; hence you would have no recording or the ability to monitor the camera.
· Easily affected by internet disruptions
Like mentioned earlier, these types of cameras only used the internet signal to transmit video data, if there is intermittency in the internet signal, its transmission will also be affected. This usually results to no video, very slow video transmission, which compromises your security in the process.
· No local recordings
Because wireless cam is just a one-piece-equipment, there are no local recordings that you may later on playback. This means that if the internet experiences latency in connection or intermittent signal or no signal at all, your camera is not going to work at all. You can opt upgrade your wireless CCTV to have local recordings. However, to do that it will require cablings, which opposes its main advantage of being portable and wireless.
In conclusion, wireless surveillance system gives you an edge for its portability and mobility, but it can also compromise your security. These cameras are best used for temporary observations. If security is very important to you, it is best to choose wired CCTV installations, where you can have back up recording and local monitoring. Wireless cameras are best used only as an addition to wired CCTV installations.