Wireless Outdoor Security Camera System

Wireless outdoor security camera systems are becoming all the more common in both commercial and domestic properties. Not only does using wireless cameras make installation a lot simpler, but there is also less restriction on placement, as they can run on batteries, and they are more covert due to having no visible wires. But despite these benefits, wireless cameras do have limitations.

Factors affecting Wireless Transmissions

There are many ways the correct operation of wireless transmissions can be affected. Here are some of the factors most likely to affect Wi-Fi security systems that should be taken into consideration before investing in such a system.

Physical Obstructions

It is commonly known that wireless signals can have issues with penetrating solid objects, which can be anything from hills to single walls. The more objects obstructing the path of the signal between the camera and receiver, the more likely you will encounter signal issues.

Competing Signals

Wireless signals are sensitive to other similar radio frequencies devices, especially those that are located nearby. As with physical obstacles, the further you have your receiver from the cameras, the more likely you will encounter network interference.

Electrical Interference

Electrical interference can arise from all kinds of modern devices, from lighting, to computers and any other electronics that are present in the location. Once again, the impact this interference has depends on its proximity to the wireless access point.