The market is filled with a variety of wireless security cameras. They come from various manufacturers with a wide range of specifications. The online marketplace has opened up a more open market that has a lot more to offer in these surveillance cameras. In these a huge number of offerings and varieties, we get confused about what we need and what will be best for us. Here is a brief discussion regarding the specification to take into consideration when comparing wireless cameras.
The working of a wireless camera is pretty simple. They capture whatever comes in under their field view and send the data to the monitoring center through the internet. To provide internet they need a Wi-Fi connection. Like the coin has two sides wireless cameras have their advantage and disadvantage. We should learn and understand all the aspects before going to install one on our property.
Advantage of Wireless camera
The first and most important advantage of a wireless camera is the hassle-free, wire-free and easy instant installation. They don’t need an expert and a common man with basic knowledge about electronic handling can install it in few minutes. The wireless camera often comes at cheaper than the wired version.
Wireless camera Limitations
As said before a coin has two sides, wireless cameras are also not flawless. Wireless cameras are more often not absolute wireless, they need a power supply and if they are, then also there is a problem of battery change at a specific interval of time. We have to ensure an uninterrupted power supply for uncut continued video footage.
Another common problem is the problem of providing a high-speed internet connection. Wireless cameras are connected to the internet connection over a Wi-Fi connection. But the problem arises because distance, the walls, objects interrupt the connection very easily and this interruption can cost you a lot of length of video footage.
What to consider?
Field view- It is the most vital part of the camera. It defines what the camera will capture for example a long-distance single object; a wide range spread area or something else. The camera comes with different names like the narrow bullet cameras, dome lenses according to their working. So you have to first decide what you want to capture before you select one.
Video quality: The output of a camera is the video itself and it isn’t something we can compromise on. If we can’t identify the mischief, culprit, burglar then there is no meaning in installing a camera. Therefore it is highly recommended to choose one which has a great video output.
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor and outdoor cameras are different. Outdoor cameras come with weatherproof shields and indoor cameras are a little more sensitive. So according to your placing of the camera, you can go with any of them both
Visibility: Visible cameras can threaten the criminals and keep them away but they can go away working around it. On the other hand, a hidden camera captures them and helps you bring them behind bars.
Storage: How much video footage you can save is a great matter of concern. It determines how often you have to clear the storage or replace the SD card. You should be attentive enough to be sure that the storage has still space and the recorded video is still getting saved.
Audio: Do you want to hear the people around the camera? If yes, go with the cameras with audio recording.
Cost: Last but not least. All of the points depend on how much you can pay. According to the cost of the cameras, it comes with different features. This is basically to pay according to your requirements.