Wired Surveillance Cameras

According to the FBI’s official website, the number of residential burglaries in 2012 estimated to an astounding 2.1 million. Furthermore, they state that burglaries of residential properties account for 74.5 percent of all burglary offenses.

Given these figures, installing a security surveillance camera at your work place or in your home may prove to be a wise decision. 

Wired VS Wireless Security Camera

When these two security cameras go toe to toe, both come with their individual advantages and disadvantages. Although both serve the same purpose, that is protection, it all comes down to personal preference in the end.

Wired Surveillance Camera

In comparison to a wireless surveillance camera, a wired security camera may turn out to be more expensive, as installation may require the services of a professional and some renovation.

The signal from this device cannot be tampered with by an outside source. A wired camera is connected directly to a recording device and a monitor with data cables. The main power supply source for a wired surveillance camera is the same as your home or office. On the other hand, you may choose to add a back-up power supply to your security system.    

These cameras normally provide high resolution images and are considered more secure due to the fact that they do not rely on signal strength.

Wireless Surveillance Camera

A wireless surveillance camera is user friendly and comparatively easy to install, thus, it is cheaper than a camera that needs to be connected using data cables.

A wireless security camera relies solely on transmitters and signals, due to which it is prone to hacking. Wireless cameras make use of replaceable batteries or a single power cable to operate and are much smaller in size compared to wired cameras, which makes it easier to install them.

They may be categorized as analogue wireless and digital wireless. Analogue wireless transmit signals using radio frequencies, while digital wireless cameras send signals over high bandwidth by encoding them as digital packets. Many home owners and businessmen prefer to use these cameras as a wireless spy camera.   

Which surveillance camera suits you best?

Before you buy security cameras for your office or home security system, make sure you properly weigh the pros and cons of wireless and wired security cameras. This is what you should ask yourself:

  • Where do you need to install the cameras?

  • Will you be changing my camera location in future?

  • Is it convenient for me to hire a professional to set up the wiring?

  • Does the size of the camera matter to you?

  • Do you want a secure security camera system?

Wireless IP (internet protocol) Camera

A wireless IP camera uses the internet or a computer network to receive and send signals. These cameras are generally divided into two categories:

  • Centralized IP Cameras – These cameras manage security alarm and video recording by making use of a network video recorder.

  • Decentralized IP Cameras – These cameras have a built in recorder and record directly to a storage device, such as, an SD card.

Wireless IP cameras can be easily moved within a network. Present day wireless IP cameras can operate without a power supply by making use of Ethernet protocol. These cameras secure the transmission of data by employing authentication methods and encryptions.

5 Important Locations in Your House That Need To Be Secured

  1. Front Door

    Experts state that almost 34% of all intruders enter through the front door. You will have to select a safe location for this camera and preferably place a protective covering over it so that the risk of tampering is minimized.

  2. Back Door

    Expert state that 22% of all intruders use the back door hence this is also an important spot to place a surveillance camera. Make sure you place it at a location where it is out of reach and safe from projectiles.

  3. Off-Street Windows

    Burglars often use windows that are not visible from the streets, to break into houses as this reduces their chances of being caught. Motion detectors or glass-break detectors are designed to detect such break-ins.

  4. Backyards

    These can be an ideal place for robbers or burglars to start off at night. Night-vision surveillance cameras can be used in backyards along with motion-sensor floodlights.

  5. Basement Stairs

    Basements usually have multiple small entry points like hatches, doors or windows which can be used to sneak in. A motion sensing alarm can be placed here to help catch any intruders.

Whether, its wired or wireless, surveillance cameras play a central role in protecting you and your loved ones. Installing surveillance cameras at the right points and keeping on top of your security system is essential and necessary.



Q:Can wired security cameras be hacked?

A:There are certain differences between wireless and wired security systems. While wired security systems generally cost more and require professional installation, they are not affected by signal interference and cannot be hacked remotely. On the other hand, wireless systems can be hacked remotely if care is not taken by owners.

Q:What is the best place to install wired surveillance camera in backyard?

A:For your backyard, you may need motion sensor floodlights and a night vision camera. If your backyard is fenced, you would need to install a camera at a place from where you can get a view of the entrance gate. It is good to place a camera in plain sight, as intruders usually move on to other homes when they see a camera. You may use dummy camera along with hidden camera for more security.

Q:Is it easy to change location of wired video cameras, if required in future after installation?

A:Although, it is possible to change the location of wired video cameras, it will not be a very easy task. You may need to call an electrician to move your wired camera to a new location. Unlike wired cameras, wireless cameras are easy to move and install in a new place.

Q:Can all wireless home security cameras be wired?

A:If you want to wire your wireless home security camera, your wireless camera should have certain sockets. If your camera has an Ethernet socket, which looks like a phone socket, you should be able to connect it to the router. Your camera may also need a coaxial socket, which can be used with a screened lead to connect with the monitor directly.

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