When the safety of your home and family are on the line, you wouldn’t want to sacrifice protection for convenience, would you? For millions of Americans who’ve jumped on the trending wireless security camera bandwagon, that may be exactly what’s going on.
At JJ Orion, we’re committed to providing you with the latest, highest quality technology to keep your home and family safe. With the recent influx of wireless home security cameras on the market, we think it’s only fair to educate homeowners on the safety differences between wired and wireless systems. If you’ve been contemplating a new home security setup, here’s what you need to know:
Wireless Home Security Cameras
There’s no questioning the incredible convenience of wireless security cameras. They’re functional, easy to install, and easy to take with you if you vacate your current home. Unfortunately, they may not be the safest option if you’re looking for advanced protection.
Because wireless systems rely on a working internet connection, if you’re internet cuts out, so does your camera surveillance. And, even though wireless cameras contain batteries, you won’t be able to monitor video feed in a power outage unless your wifi miraculously continues working without electricity.
Wireless cameras are also subject to electromagnetic interference because they operate using the same radiofrequency technology that your phone uses. Baby monitors, fluorescent lighting, microwave ovens, power lines, and even your router can interfere with a wireless security camera’s ability to display ongoing feed. In some cases, interference can even trigger a false alarm.
While wireless cameras leave something to be desired as far as reliability is concerned, recent advancements have made wireless tech more secure. Wireless is certainly not a terrible option—it’s better than nothing, after all—but it’s not top-of-the-line, either.
Wired Home Security Cameras
Wired home security cameras have long been the go-to option for custom homeowners due to their long-standing reputation for superior reliability. These cameras require wires for power supply, internet connection, and video transmission, which, ideally, wire directly into your walls.
While wired camera installation is more involved, there’s no need to worry about interference interrupting your surveillance. Plus, if you have a backup generator, your cameras will even be impervious to power outages. Wired systems also support larger properties that require a greater number of cameras. As far as reliability goes, wired home security systems are still the highest-quality option on the market.
Wireless or Wired: Which is Better?
When selecting your home security cameras, the best option for your needs will depend largely on the type of property you in which you reside. If you own your home—and it requires more than a handful of cameras—a wired system will provide you with superior surveillance. Or, if your home is already set up for a wired home security system or it contains a central control panel, we highly recommend a wired system.
For renters or historic homeowners, wireless home security cameras will almost always be a better option. Because there’s no wiring, you won't need to worry about wall cutouts or damage to the drywall from stapling. For homeowners looking for a convenient home security option without the hassle of wiring, wireless certainly offers better protection than having nothing at all.
Bottom line? Wireless is convenient and functional, but if you’re looking for the best of the best to protect your home and family, wired is the way to go.
JJ Orion: Your Home Security Experts
At JJ Orion, we know how critically important the right home security setup can be. That’s why our knowledgeable team is dedicated to providing Twin Cities homeowners with the newest technology and highest quality products on the market. We’ll help you select the most appropriate products and systems for your needs, and if you want to integrate them with your existing home automation setup, we can do that, too. To find out more about our home security systems, audio/video products, or to schedule a consultation, visit our Minneapolis location. You can also call us at 651-641-1376 or send a message on our contact page.
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