Home Security Cameras: Select the Best for Your HomeBy Home Security Source Oct 31, 2010 | 9:15:00 amPosted in: Home Security Tips, Security Cameras & Video Surveillance
Video surveillance is a popular and effective component to add to your home security system. If a break-in occurs in your home, cameras make it easier to see how the issue occurred and help identify perpetrators. Another benefit realized from home security cameras is the ability to see occurrences in your home while you are not there.
Consumers often struggle with determining whether they need wired home security cameras versus wireless home security cameras. Both have advantages and disadvantages. We want to help you learn the facts so that you can find the best solution for your home.
Wireless Home Security Cameras function on radio waves. Signals are transmitted through the walls and floors of your home.
• Wireless devices are easier to install in your home than wired security cameras.
• You don’t see any wires with wireless cameras.
• Wireless cameras are mobile, so you can move them around the house and monitor different areas.
• You can transfer surveillance video to a VCR, computer, or TV easily.
• You can operate a home security camera with a remote control.
• Because the cameras function on radio waves, false alarms are more prone to occur because outside radio signals can accidentally get picked up.
• It is important to frequently check the batteries on wireless cameras to make sure they are always working.
Wired Home Security Cameras are connected to your security system via wires. Everything, including your cameras and control panel, are connected with wires. Wired security cameras are best installed by a professional.
• Wired cameras involve a minimal amount of monitoring and maintenance.
• Wired cameras are less prone to false alarms.
• If the cameras aren’t installed well, they could be a bit of an eye sore with wires hanging out.
• Wired cameras can’t be moved around. Once you find a location for the home security camera, you must keep it there.
Evaluate the pros and cons of each type of home security camera to determine which option is better for your home. For example, if you want to hide a camera in a small area in the home such as a stuffed animal, you are probably better off getting a wireless camera. On the alternate side, if you are very busy and don’t have time to monitor your camera, a wired home security camera is probably the best option. You can always use a combination of both wired and wireless cameras throughout your home too.
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