When one is installing a surveillance security that seeks to protect their property, it is important to gather accurate and adequate information. This helps one make conscious decisions in regards to the best system that suits their needs. When one approaches a certified CCTV security system installer and requests their services, one of the questions that will arise in the survey exercise is the kind of cameras that a client needs. The option may vary between Wired and Wireless cameras.

Getting the signal to the VMS

Wireless cameras have been termed as cheaper as compared to Wired Security cameras. The argument is in regards to the cost saving that will occur from the lack of extensive cabling that will have to be laid for the proper functioning of the wired cameras. The reality on the ground is that this is not true and if one is to consider all the factors that come into the proper functioning of the system, then the wired cameras will win over the wireless cameras any day.
One of the notions that come to mind once a person hears the name wireless is that no wires will be in the vicinity at all. The truth is that the wireless cameras also require a power source and thus some cabling to the power source will have to be done. One can get a battery for the camera but that will not last for long and hence is not reliable enough for a CCTV system.

We give our trainees a real installation experience at client’s premises. This sharpens their skills. BAPTISM BY FIRE!!

Due to this false notion that people have, the wireless cameras seem desirable and thus tend to attract a lot of clients all in the name of being economical, but the truth is that Cheap always ends up being very expensive in the long run.
The greatest concern of every camera system is achieving good video quality because the footage is of great importance. Wireless cameras are very vulnerable to poor video quality due to transmission interferences. The interference is inevitable and this will thus lead to a signal breakdown. The sad fact is that any obstruction between the camera and the receiver affects the transmission range. It could be something as small as glass or even a moving vehicle. Any other receiver that is compatible to your wireless camera can be able to hack into your camera and thus compromise your security.

Wilson, one of our trainees fixing an IP Camera in front of our workshop

The Wireless cameras are surely smaller than their wired counterparts and easier to carry around but in the long run, their wired counterparts win in terms of efficiency and getting the job done right.
So before you go out there and get a security system due to the pricing in the market, please consult with the experts’ because it will save you lots of headaches and your hard earned cash!

Here at Kenvision Techniks we are always ready to help you make an informed choice that will ensure safety to you, your loved ones and your property.

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One thought on “The Truth about Wireless and Cameras

  • adminken Post author

    This is amazingly great. This article brings to the surface the pertinent considerations that have to be put into considerations whenever considering whether to go wired or wireless. I love the presentation style. Great Read!

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