Connecting an outdoor camera wirelessly is what many people look for in an outdoor camera. When connecting a security camera wirelessly, much less work needs to be carried out, because no cables have to be pulled.
How does an outdoor camera work wirelessly?
A wireless connection can be established by using a wireless module in the outdoor camera. Nowadays this can be done with different techniques as described below.
Wireless via Wi-Fi
The most common way to make an outdoor camera work wirelessly is by using a WiFi module that is built into the security camera. This WiFi module makes it possible to set up a wireless connection to the WiFi network, so that the outdoor camera works wirelessly.
Wireless via a digital connection
There are also outdoor cameras that work wirelessly by using a wireless module. This module makes it possible to wirelessly pair the outdoor camera with a receiver. The receiver manages the images from the outdoor camera and can store them on an SD card or hard disk and connect to the network via WiFi or a network cable depending on the model.
Wireless via a SIM card
An outdoor camera can also work wirelessly by using a SIM card module. The wireless connection runs through this module via the mobile network. This may be necessary in some cases, for example at locations where there is no Wi-Fi or internet. The outdoor camera modules that work wirelessly with a SIM card can also be connected to a battery and/or solar panel for autonomous operation.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of an outdoor camera that is wireless?
The advantages of an outdoor camera that works wirelessly are the faster installation time and applications. For example, a wireless outdoor camera is faster and, above all, easier to install than a wired outdoor camera. And by using an outdoor camera wirelessly with a SIM card, the applications become enormous, because in combination with a battery and/or solar panel it can also be placed in the middle of a meadow, for example.
What are the disadvantages?
The possible disadvantages of an outdoor camera that works wirelessly compared to an outdoor camera with a cable is that, despite the greatly improved stability of wireless connections in recent years, this will never match wired applications. For this reason, larger companies and government institutions do not connect outdoor cameras wirelessly, with the exception of models with a SIM card module.
Where can you buy a wireless outdoor camera?
Various outdoor cameras that work wirelessly are offered both online and in shops and hardware stores. To purchase an outdoor camera, we advise you to contact one of our product experts or to visit our store. We can then show you the various outdoor cameras that work wirelessly and discuss with you which camera or camera system best suits your situation.