The choice between wireless and wired cameras depends on where you plan to place the cameras. If you’re installing a system into an existing home, you’ll probably want to avoid drilling holes in walls to run wires around the building. Wireless security cameras often give a poorer-quality picture, but give you far more flexibility.
It’s important to remember that wireless security cameras need either a power source nearby or batteries. If there’s no power source available, therefore, you’ll have to change the batteries frequently. Unless the cameras will be easy to access, we recommend only using battery-powered models for short-term surveillance.
Wireless devices always carry a risk of interfering with other appliances. If you’ve got a wireless computer network or baby monitor, for example, these might reduce the picture quality or stop wireless security cameras working altogether. In these cases, it’s best to opt for a wired setup.
Wireless cameras are easily moved to a new location should that become necessary, but wired cameras can be ‘converted’ into wireless cameras by attaching them to a wireless transmitter.
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