Security is a major concern for many homes and businesses. As a means to prevent crime and ensure the safety of the occupants, security cameras are a great way to augment a home security system, but the sometimes can be difficult to install. Easily a favorite among home and business owners is the wireless surveillance camera because of its convenience and a range of functions that may not always be available with wired versions. They do need power, but they can be plugged into a standard outlet, or battery powered for remove convenience. You can also use a wireless security camera system to record the video feed, or with certain types view the video live over the internet from anywhere in the world. Here are many different types of wireless surveillance camera systems, now let's have a look at the two main types of them.
Outdoor Wireless Security Camera System
Used in a typical home security setting, the outdoor wireless cameras replace the standard hardwired camera. They will need some sort of electrical power, but that can be provided by a standard electrical outlet. There are ones that are battery powered but to remain on all day can drain the battery quickly. You can find solar powered cameras but they could lose power in the event of consecutive rainy days or overcast weather. Still if you don't want to go through the trouble of hardwiring your cameras they might be a good option for you.
Wireless IP Security Camera System.
A relatively new addition to security cameras is the wireless surveillance camera . These cameras function in a similar way to a webcam, except they don't need to be hooked up to a computer. The camera signal is sent back to a base or connects to your home wireless internet. Basically the camera is a self contained webcam. The benefit is that you can log into the camera any time or any place you have a internet connection and see what the camera sees. This real time monitoring can be recorded via computer or digital video recorder.
Advantages and Disadvantages
The wireless surveillance camera is one of the most popular choices, and there are some important advantages but still some disadvantages of this style of camera to consider before making any final decisions. 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.
There are a few things to consider about using wireless surveillance cameras though, things such as their battery life - being wireless they have their own power supply which will need to be checked on a regular basis. There is also the problem of interference from other electrical sources, especially if they are nearby, this kind of interference can present itself as "snow" on the images being transmitted and if it is bad enough can render an image useless, so bear this in mind when positioning your camera. However, all in all these kind of security systems have proved themselves invaluable to their users over and over again as they are incredibly easy to set up and easy to use once in place.