Wireless security cameras are fast replacing wired devices in homes across the country. These gadgets work by transmitting recorded images to a remote device over a wireless Internet connection instead of storing the data internally on a tape or disc like analogue cameras do.
Wireless security cameras have high definition image resolution; they can zoom, pan, tilt and have some truly versatile features.
There was a time, when most home owners couldn’t afford a wireless surveillance system, but this is 2010 and and we’re living in a mobile world. Whether you live in a condo, apartment or villa, here are five reasons why your home security cameras should not be wired.
Wireless is Affordable
Wireless technology has become very affordable. Basic web cameras are available for as low as $20 but prices rise with the number of features the camera has. High definition wireless cameras with night-vision and voice or motion sensors can be a bit pricey, but if you can’t afford that, even a low quality camera does the job well.
In fact, if you’re on a low budget, do yourself a favor and invest in a few hardy PC cameras with microphones instead of over-spending on high-tech gear.
Plus, unlike the traditional wired security camera, you don’t need to hire an expensive firm of experts to install, maintain and monitor your wireless cams.
Wireless Means Easy Installation
You make your pick, buy the item, read the manual and set it up yourself, just like any other wireless toy you have. There are none of the hassles that come with running wires and cables.
This is as simple as removing from box, charging device and placing it in desired position (all while you install the manufacturers’ software). Once the system is rigged to your computer, you can view live and recorded feeds yourself.
Wireless Surveillance = Mobility & Flexibility
As wireless hidden cameras are battery operated, you must have a convenient power source nearby. The battery allows you to relocate cams.
When you’re home you can use it to keep an eye on the the baby while you do your chores. Do remember though, outdoor cameras are tougher because they are weather protected so your indoor camera cannot double up for night duty in the lawn.
Wireless Cameras Are Completely Covert
Wireless cameras are usually compact and easily concealed. This is great as it prevents burglars from spotting the camera and taking it out. Some cameras even come enclosed in a dome to ensure they cannot be tampered with.
Wireless Security Is Smart Security
While surveillance doesn’t prevent crimes, it does catch criminals very effectively. Wireless cameras may include motion sensors that trigger the cameras’ recording. In addition, some cameras are also capable or reporting a break-in to authorities or a delegated neighbor.
While this may not directly prevent burglaries, the extra security will make it easier to apprehend the culprit so you can rest easy knowing your home and loved ones are safe and sound.