No mains power available but do you want to use security cameras? These wireless surveillance cameras work on batteries. Mains power or Power over Ethernet is a thing of the past. Ideal for monitoring and protecting outdoor areas or areas without power supply. We discuss the pros and cons of the cable-free, battery-powered security cameras. The situations are also discussed when it is better to opt for a camera on electricity than for a security camera on battery.
How does a battery-powered security camera work?
The cable-free camera set consists of a battery-powered security camera and a battery charger. The NVR (network video recorder) downloads the images from the security camera and saves them. The digital signal between NVR and camera is up to 100 meters. If there are walls between the recorder and the camera, this shortens the maximum distance. The wireless signal is stable and supports up to 6 battery-powered wireless security cameras.
Save the images
The battery-powered security camera sends the images to the NVR recorder. You can also save the images to an SD card. Via the free app for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android it is possible to view images live. To do this, connect the recorder to the router with the supplied network cable.
Advantages and disadvantages of a battery security camera
A cable-free security camera is the best choice in certain situations. Discover the advantages of the battery-powered camera below:
- No network power required
- Also works without Power over Ethernet
- NVR supports up to 6 cameras
- PIR sensor detects movement and saves battery
- Choice of saving images on a micro SD card or hard disk recorder
- Connection to TV or monitor possible
- View live images from PC, tablet and smartphone
- Night vision of 10 - 15 meters
- Clear images in Full HD quality
The network video recorder communicates excellently with the battery-powered security camera. The signal is therefore very stable and interference-free. This is also the case when up to 6 cameras use the NVR.
What are the disadvantages of battery operation?
A battery-powered camera requires some extra attention. For example, the battery must be charged regularly. In the presence of several battery-powered security cameras, it is important to keep a close eye on this. With average use, the rechargeable battery lasts up to 6 months. The PIR sensor seems practical, but has the disadvantage that the camera does not make continuous shots. Because a battery-powered camera is difficult to obtain, expansion with other models will often be a problem.
Can be placed anywhere
The battery-powered security camera makes power and network cables superfluous. The powerful battery lasts up to 6 months. No expensive Cloud services: recordings are safely stored on SD card or HD recorder. Live viewing is possible anytime and anywhere, provided an internet connection is available. The battery-powered security camera is very suitable for monitoring the yard, pasture, areas without mains power and other applications. The camera set consists of one camera on battery as standard, but can be expanded to a maximum of 6 security cameras.
More information about battery-powered security cameras?
You can order battery-operated security cameras online in our webshop, but it is also possible to visit one of our stores. We have various models of surveillance cameras that work on batteries in our range and can show them to you in the store and see which model of battery camera is the best buy in your situation.