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The Benefits of a Wireless Home Security Camera System

by Courtney Rogers on March 29, 2014

sb10066306af-001Today’s world is a wireless one, and so it’s no surprise that more and more homeowners are choosing to install wireless home security camera systems. What actually makes wireless systems better than wired systems? Why is this becoming a more and more popular kind of installation? Here we will look at some of those reasons.

Low Hassle

Believe it or not, installing a home security camera system can be a difficult task that can take a lot of time, energy, and effort. Wired systems are particularly difficult to install because their wires have to be able to connect to a central location. The location of the control box or the viewing station will in part determine where some of the cameras can go. This can be a particular hassle if the homeowner wants concealed cables. This can mean ripping holes in the walls and spending many tedious hours threading wires and cables through the home, all while making minimal damage and being careful not to disrupt the connectivity of the cables.

Wireless cameras can be as simple as a screwdriver and a wall. Many of them are battery operated, but even if you want one plugged into a power source, this concealment is far simpler than that of several cables stretching from one side of the house to the other. Wireless camera systems are certainly a low-hassle option for your home.

Customizable

Probably the largest benefit of having a wireless system is its incredible customizability. Without the hassle of cables, you can place wireless security cameras virtually anywhere inside or outside of your home. You do have to be careful not to place them to close together or too close to other wireless devices, as this can disrupt the quality of the video feed, but other than that, their placement is very flexible. It’s also very adjustable. If you have paid an installation company to conceal your wired security camera system, it would be a huge hassle to change the location of those cameras if you wanted to or needed to. Wireless cameras, on the other hand, are very easy to move if you realize that they would be a greater benefit to you in a different location.

cameras-160997702Wireless cameras are also much more customizable in shape and size. Wired cameras tend to be larger and bulkier in order to compensate for all the wiring and their direct connectivity. Wireless cameras, on the other hand, can be pretty much as large or small as you desire. They are considerably easier to conceal because of the freedom of their placement, and you may find that you have a wider variety of options to choose from in camera size and shape. Wireless options are particularly great for hidden cameras such as nanny cams. You can also watch the feed of your wireless cameras directly from a mobile device.

Price vs. Quality

Because of all the cables, hassle, and equipment involved with the installation of wired security cameras, particularly if their cables are hidden, their price tends to be higher. With that price, however, comes a much more stable connection that is less susceptible to interference and signal interception, two risks that are unfortunately more common to wireless systems. Some say, however, that wireless image quality tends to be better unless the system is experiencing interference of some kind. Wireless systems have also been getting more and more secure thanks to recent advances in signal encryptions.