Wed, 5 Aug 2015 00:00:00
When you are shopping for a security camera system, you may get confused between the two main types – wired and wireless cameras. What are the main differences between the two, and which ones should you pay more attention to? With this article we post we aim to answer the most basic questions for anybody in the market for a security cameras installation. Once you understand the basic differences you should be able to pick the type of security camera that suits your needs.
First lest take a look at a wired system. Each of these cameras locations requires a cable to be connected to the main system. If you find the sight of multiple wires dangling on your walls to lower the value of your property and drive you insane, then you should find a good installation company that does not over charge and have them professionally installed them. The typical price for a one story 1500sqft home is $90 per camera to cover labor only. Although wired systems are also susceptible to meddling and tampering by anybody that locates a power source for the cameras these are by far the most stable as wireless systems sometimes suddenly stop working without any warning.
A wireless security system needs very little wiring and thus spares your walls from being perforated and flooring from any drilling. However any wireless camera needs to get power from somewhere so there will be some wiring to get the wireless camera a consistent power source. Battery operated wireless cameras exists but if your not the type of person that wants to purchase a system and not have to worry about changing batteries every few weeks then a wired system will be ideal for you. I recently purchased a DCS-2136L wireless camera from BestBuy. At night I could not see a anything beyond 4 feet when pointed inside my house. Then I we installed the camera inside looking through a window hoping that we can gain basic surveillance on our vehicles outside but the infra red light bounced right of the window and made it impossible to make out what was happening outside. Below is a picture of what the camera could see looking through a window looked.