Wireless Security Camera System

Wireless security cameras have become an attractive option when it comes to investing in a new security system. Matching all the standard features of a wired system, a wireless security camera system is one of the simplest systems for you to set up without assistance.

Whether you are looking to install a system for your business or in your home, one of the main decisions you will have to make is whether you use an analog or digital (IP) camera.

Wireless Analog Camera System

The main difference between this camera type and an IP camera is the way in which the signal is delivered. Analog wireless cameras use a separate transmitter to connect to the digital video recorder (DVR). This allows an analog security system to turn the video signal into a format that can be received by a television or monitor.

Analog wireless works by transmitting audio and video signals using radio frequencies. Currently the majority of analog wireless security cameras operate on the 2.4GHz frequency, which is the same as most household routers, phones and microwaves, and can result in interference. It is possible, though, to get cameras that use the 900MHz frequency, which is regarded as Wi-Fi friendly as it does not interfere with the signals of wireless routers.

Analog security systems are one of the most popular choices when setting up a wireless system; in fact digital camera sales only exceeded analog sales in 2014. This may be due to analogs being cost effective and providing users with a larger variety of design options that are compatible with one another.

Wireless IP Camera System

An IP-based security system connects to the Internet and is designed to be used with computers, tablets and smartphones. The system digitises the video signal using a specialised encoder containing an onboard web server, which allows the IP camera to act as a network device, and for the footage to be viewed through a web browser on the Internet.

These systems offer users the latest innovation in surveillance technology and provide very high quality video footage – which is normally 2-3 times better than an analog camera.

A very important consideration to take into account with such a wireless security camera system is the need to test using a wireless heat map. It is usual procedure to use a heat map before setting up your system in order to map out optimal locations.

Heat maps enable you to identify the hot spots, dead areas and bottlenecks of the site. It is a method of visualising customer or general traffic patterns and allows you to optimise the system’s performance, which is especially important for big sites that have limited cameras.

Wireless IP Camera System

An IP-based security system connects to the Internet and is designed to be used with computers, tablets and smartphones. The system digitises the video signal using a specialised encoder containing an onboard web server, which allows the IP camera to act as a network device, and for the footage to be viewed through a web browser on the Internet.

These systems offer users the latest innovation in surveillance technology and provide very high quality video footage – which is normally 2-3 times better than an analog camera.

A very important consideration to take into account with such a wireless security camera system is the need to test using a wireless heat map. It is usual procedure to use a heat map before setting up your system in order to map out optimal locations.

Heat maps enable you to identify the hot spots, dead areas and bottlenecks of the site. It is a method of visualising customer or general traffic patterns and allows you to optimise the system’s performance, which is especially important for big sites that have limited cameras.