Wired or Wireless Camera?

Information to Know What Option is Best for Your Home Security System

Camera Differences

When it comes to security cameras, consumers can be easily confused by the various types. There are an abundance of choices between wired or wireless security cameras, each type with its own unique set of advantages and disadvantages.

In general, wired security cameras may require professional installation and they are more expensive, but they can not be hacked remotely and also they do not suffer from signal interference.
Wireless security cameras, on the other hand, provide higher quality of video and audio recording; they are user friendly and can be easily installed.

Let’s take a more detailed look into these two types of home security cameras


Wired Cameras

These type of cameras are connected to their monitor by running cable which has to be correctly secured in order to prevent posing a stripping hazard. Also, if the costumer wishes to conceal the cables, it involves hiring professional installation for both the camera and the cable. Since these cameras are larger then wireless cameras, if the customer would like to conceal them too, the installation can be quite difficult. Additional complications can arise if the camera has to be repositioned or moved, which will be very complicated after it is installed and concealed, along with the cables.

When compared to wireless cameras, their video and audio footage is pretty inferior.
The big advantage of these cameras is in the fact that they do not rely on signals, and this makes them being immune of external interference like bad weather conditions, radio frequencies or cell phones. In addition, they can not be accessed remotely by unauthorized individuals and can not be hacked.


Wireless cameras

These types of cameras are much smaller than their wired counterparts. They can be easily concealed and set up by anyone, even without any prior technical knowledge. They also can be quickly and easily moved and re-positioned, as long as they are within range of the receiver.
They are less expensive, easier to use and have high quality of audio and video footage.

A disadvantage of these cameras is their risk to signal loss due to external interference. A thick wall, near by antennas, bad weather , all these and more can have a negative effect on the ability of these cameras to produce recordings. In addition, they are prone to be hacked or accessed remotely by unauthorized individuals. To minimize the chances for this disadvantage, when the camera is installed it is recommended to change the initial password of the manufacturer and continuing to change it regularly.