Updated: Oct 18
Wireless or hardwired security cameras? Some people will prefer convenience and ease of installation over reliability. Although wireless networks are more implemented in home and business nowadays, it doesn't imply that they are better than wired technology. The main problem is that modern technology has a way of making people satisfied with comfort rather than seeking a system that will offer the best solutions to problems.
Generally, security cameras are electronic devices that are usually installed in homes and business places for watching suspicious movements and keeping properties safe. The system works by capturing events and sending footage to a screen for visualization. However, for this system to function well there must be a means to relay power and data within the system.
The first set of security cameras comes under the wired technology and the system is referred to as the most traditional. In this case, wires are used for the transmission of both power and signals within the network. The wired security cameras are further divided into the wired POE IP security cameras and the traditional hard-wired analog security cameras. In the first type, the cameras are connected to the router by an Ethernet cable for the transmission of both data and power. Meanwhile, in the second type, separate cables are used for power and data transmission.
Later on, innovation brought about wireless security cameras. These cameras support the transmission of data through the use of Wi-Fi, and power is supplied into the network using cables. People quickly embrace this method because it offers a quick and stress-free installation process with fewer holes on the building walls. Meanwhile, as time goes on, the system evolves to give wire-free security cameras. This security system requires no wire at all. Batteries are used for powering the security cameras while data transmission is done via Wi-Fi.
But what is the downside of this wireless technology in security cameras world?
The WiFi cameras transmit signals over your WiFi network therefore the WiFi signal has to be strong enough to be able to handle the signal without any interruption. If there is only one WiFi camera, it may be possible, but what if you have more than one camera on your network?
Your network becomes slow and video footage will not be transmitted properly, therefore you may lose all the recordings. Also WiFi cameras require power connected to it to keep them operating, so holes still need to be drilled and cables still need to be installed.
But how about those completely wireless cameras that do not require a power connection and work with battery? In theory it is the perfect way to install the camera – no cables, installation is easy.
In reality, the batteries do not last especially if you live in colder climate – you would need to replace the batteries very often to keep your cameras running. And those wireless cameras will still have WiFi issues as mentioned above as it would still be connected to your existing WiFi network.
Analyzing each category of security cameras is not the main reason for this content. I just have to explain the three types for you to have a good knowledge of the systems. However, the bone of contention here is to state the reasons why wired security cameras are more beneficial than other camera technologies.
Hardwired security camera systems have reliable signal transmission
Here's the reliability part. Wireless security cameras are often prone to errors due to interference. Interference is a phenomenon in which the network DVR (recorder) receives signals from other neighboring cameras. Moreover, wired security cameras ensure more stable data transmission. The connection is done with strong cables, and the nodes are tightly fixed together. Therefore, the signals received are always stable, and strong to produce high-quality footage to the users. Meanwhile, weather and unfavorable climate condition don't affect the transmission of hardwired security cameras.
Hardwired security cameras more secure
The efficiency of these cameras will result in tight security. It will provide you with 24/7 video surveillance of your home and properties. And when you have a system that is so efficient, you will be able to discover crimes before it occurs. Moreover, you will have clear videos to provide to prove your worker's innocence. Another thing that makes this network more secure is that the cameras are usually connected very close to each other to cover a wide area and captures every detail of an event.
Wired connection works better for a bigger facility
Out of all the security network types, the hardwired security cameras work nicely for big buildings. This is because it gives the chance for the connection of multiple cameras at once with ease. Meanwhile, the installation of a wired security network can be less expensive when the building is constructed to work with the system.
Now I think by now you know the benefits of the wired networks over its counterpart. However, whether the network is wired, wireless, or wire-free, the professionalism of the installation company matters most. Therefore, you must ensure that the company that must handle your installation must be very reliable with a good reputation.
For anyone in Toronto and GTA, Delta Security Solutions is here to provide you the peace of mind you deserved.