Connecting a security camera wirelessly is what many people want. When connecting a security camera wirelessly, much less work needs to be carried out, because no cables have to be pulled. A security camera that works wirelessly is not the best solution in all cases, but we will discuss this in more detail below.
How does a security camera work wirelessly?
A wireless connection can be established by using a wireless module in the security camera. Nowadays this can be done with different techniques as described below.
Wireless via Wi-Fi
The most common way to make a security camera work wirelessly is by using a WiFi module that is built into the camera. This WiFi module makes it possible to set up a wireless connection to the WiFi network, so that the security camera works wirelessly.
Wireless via a digital connection
There are also surveillance cameras that work wirelessly by using a wireless module. This module makes it possible to wirelessly pair the security camera with a receiver. The receiver manages the images from the 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
A security 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 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 a security camera that is wireless?
The advantages of a security camera that works wirelessly are the faster installation time and applications. For example, a wireless security camera is faster and, above all, easier to install than a wired camera. And by using a security 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 a security camera that works wirelessly compared to a 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, surveillance cameras are not connected wirelessly at larger companies and government institutions, with the exception of models with a SIM card module.
Where can you buy a wireless security camera?
Various wireless surveillance cameras are offered for sale both online and in shops and hardware stores. To purchase a security camera, we advise you to contact one of our product experts or to visit our store. We can then show you the various cameras and camera systems that work wirelessly.