There are a number of reasons to use wireless CCTV cameras over their wired cousins. Crime is always on the increase, so it’s up to your business to ensure that your surveillance system is up to the task of deterring criminals or catching them in the act. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of installing wireless CCTV cameras.
Wireless CCTV Cameras Have No Wires
Perhaps the most obvious advantage is that wireless cameras don’t have wires. Unfortunately, a criminal who wants to break into a building with wired CCTV surveillance, no matter how comprehensive the system, only needs a pair of wire cutters. At this point, they can get into the building with no surveillance whatsoever. Wireless CCTV cameras have no wires and, as such, aren’t susceptible to this kind of break-in.
Additionally, when installing a wired CCTV camera, you will likely need to drill holes and invest in mounting kits. Wireless CCTV cameras are far less time-consuming to install and are incredibly easy to use. Furthermore, you can angle the cameras in whichever way you want to adapt to the precise placements needed for adequate CCTV protection.
Wireless CCTV cameras in most cases save data directly to the cloud. They are also usually fitted with alarm monitoring services. A particularly tenacious criminal could easily break into your premises and damage the CCTV footage. This makes it impossible to build a case against them. With wireless CCTV cameras, your footage is safely backed up, making it impossible to fully destroy.
They also use highly secure encryption methods for backing up the digital data. This means that your footage is safe not just from physical crime, but also from cybercriminals. They’ll also even work during power outages, due to their independent power sources.
Wireless CCTV Cameras are more Flexible
Due to the lack of wires, wireless CCTV cameras can be placed wherever you need. With traditional CCTV cameras, the wires could restrict the possible placements, meaning that there could be parts of your building that were completely unmonitored. Going wireless also allows you to conceal the cameras much more easily, as you won’t be caught out by dangling wires.
Wireless CCTV Cameras are easily accessible
Wireless CCTV Cameras can be placed up to 10 miles away from the receiver and will still pick it up. The signal is also able to pass through walls, metal, wood, glass and plastic. You can access your wireless camera, and check the feeds, from anywhere in the world. This means that you can leave on holiday, or work remotely, and not have to worry about the security of your building.