Wireless IP Security Cameras
We get asked about "wireless security cameras" dozen times a day. Our answer is usually: "you should consider buying wired security cameras and not wireless security cameras." and conversation goes more like "How come Amazon, Ebay, Lorex, Arlo, Nest, Costco, Sam's Club, Walmart, Bestbuy, Fry's and many other websites brag about having wireless security cameras and wireless security camera systems and you don't?"
Yes, these websites are full of these cameras mainly because none of these websites are made or run by Video Surveillance Experts and they can not recommend why you should not consider wireless security cameras if you are truly concerned about your security.
THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE PURCHASING WIRELESS SECURITY CAMERAS
- You have to run power cable to wireless cameras. These websites all talk about Wifi technologies and how convenient their cameras are but they don't tell you how wireless security cameras will be powered. What is the point of having wireless camera if you have to run power cable? You could use PoE which would power up your camera through ethernet cable and give you even much better resolution. We have NVRs that come with built in PoE switch so you don't have to buy a separate PoE switch.
- WiFi networks is easily saturated by the number of wireless users which will cause either delay or loss. When you have more activity and high likeliness of theft, burglary, fight, you will not have the video footage on the recorder because your wireless camera lost connection with the Video Recorder.
- There are wireless security cameras such as Arlo that operates by rechargeable batteries but you will have to replace battery or cameras on regular basis to keep it going. What if you are on vacation and batteries die in your wireless security cameras?
- Intermittent loss of communication. The wireless routers and access points are getting better and better but there are times the two would lose connection. It will take for the camera and NVR return back to recording status but you will lose surveillance video.
- Resolution and video quality for wireless security cameras will be limited to 1 Megapixel (720P) with less than 15 frame rates per second. 1 Megapixel resolution is the lowest resolution that video surveillance technology is providing today. As of 2016, we have surveillance cameras that have 4K Resolution (12 Megapixel resolution).
Below, we are listing a handful of wireless security cameras that we believe will give you the best result for your buck but we would still recommend you go for the wired option.
We have helped thousands customers in past 10 years and A1 Security Cameras is one of the top seller of wireless solutions (Ubiquiti, Avalan Wireless, Videocomm and many other wireless network solutions) in the nation and we have helped lots of customers who have to have wireless solution at remote locations and we would be happy to help to put together true wireless security system for you. Please give us a call at 866-441-2288, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach to us via online chat.
A wireless security camera can transmit high definition video over Wi-Fi. Like a computer, a wireless security camera has an IP address. To set the camera up, a user must first hard wire the camera and navigate to its IP address. The camera will have an interface with a built in network scanner where a Wi-Fi network can be saved. Once a wireless network is configured into the camera, the cable can be disconnected and voila! The connection is complete and it can now be added to a network video recorder.
Something everyone shopping for a wireless camera should understand is that a camera can only truly be wireless when using a solar panel or rechargeable battery. One limitation of using a wireless camera is the power. If solar power isn’t present, you need a power source. Assuming there is a power source for the camera, using a wireless camera can be an installers dream. A home or business owner will appreciate the money saved by not running cable. Running network cable is arguably the part of the installation which takes the longest. By reducing the amount of cable and configuration, a wireless network camera can save end users money by minimizing installation costs. Today’s wireless cameras have as many features as traditional network cameras like IR leds, adjustable lenses, and audio capabilities. A wireless camera is system is best for small businesses and residences looking for reliable video at a low cost. Using an existing wireless router, HD wireless security camera can transmit 1080p video over a Wi-Fi network!