Outdoor wireless security cameras - good or bad?

Wired and wireless security cameras are designed to protect your property and loved ones, and each type possesses distinct characteristics better suited for specific environments and users than others. Examining both can help you choose the best model for your home or office.

Several factors to consider regarding wireless cameras include connection reliability, video monitoring, and notification, resolution, and encryption. The installation process, location, and power outage backup should be noted with wired models.

Why choose a wired security camera?

Choose a wired security camera if you want the most reliable connection option where you don’t have to worry about any dropped signals or connectivity issues.

No Signal drops

If you’ve ever been watching Netflix and had your internet drop, then you know how finicky Wi-Fi can be. Wired systems don’t rely on over-the-air connections like Wi-Fi to keep your cameras recording video, which makes them more reliable than wireless and wire-free options.

What are the downsides of a wireless security camera?

The main downside to wireless security camera systems is potential connectivity issues. If your Wi-Fi drops or another signal interferes with yours, it can affect your camera’s operation.

Wireless cameras are also still susceptible to power outages since they need a direct plug into an electrical outlet to work.

What are the downsides of wire-free security cameras?

The main downside to wire-free security camera systems is that you have to find a way to recharge their batteries (or replace them, depending on which model you choose).

Some camera models require you to take the camera itself down and bring it inside to plug it in and recharge. Some models have removable batteries that you can just replace when they die.

Most wire-free cameras last for at least a couple of months on one charge or one set of batteries. But it’s still a pain to have to watch your battery life and take down your camera when it’s time to recharge.

Connectivity Issues

Wire-free cameras have the same potential connectivity problems as wireless cameras. They usually use your Wi-Fi connection to upload the video to the cloud, so if your Wi-Fi goes out or you get a lot of interference, your camera performance will suffer.

Installing wireless or wire-free security cameras might seem like a good idea in terms of ease of installation process. However, the reliability issues and signal connectivity issues will constantly be bothering you.

At the end of the day, the professionally installed wired security cameras are the best option and will save you money in the long run.

Contact Delta Security Solutions for an estimate today!