There are countless factors to consider. What’s your budget? Do want wireless or hardwired? What brand? What type of storage? The questions are endless.
Wireless vs. Hardwired Home Security Cameras
Wireless Home Security Cameras
If you are hoping to save money, wireless cameras are the way to go. You can find decent 1080p cameras that offer great pictures. Portability and low cost are benefits of wireless cameras, but it is critical to determine if they will do the job you want them to do.
Before you purchase a wireless camera remember that they require an outlet to get power, which limits where they can be located. For example, it would be challenging to mount a wireless camera on the outside of a home due to limited outlet points.
Wireless cameras also need good signal strength in order to view them remotely. This is a problem when one of the biggest perks of a home security cameras is off-site viewing.
It is also important to remember that wireless cameras’ reliance upon routers can create problems as well. If your router were to be disconnected, replaced or even simply reset this would cause interference with the wireless cameras.
Video Storage for Wireless Home Security Cameras
Cloud storage is the safest, most theft-proof type of video storage because it is stored off-site. The downside is its inability to house large amounts of recorded data. Utilizing cloud storage eliminates useless video footage because it only records events where motion is detected. Though more expensive, cloud storage has its place.
SD Card Storage
SD Card storage gives you more storage, costs less, and it is not dependent upon an internet connection like cloud storage. The only downside is, if a thief steals your camera, they are stealing your footage due to the fact that the camera houses the SD Card.
Hardwired Home Security Cameras
Hardwired home security cameras can be located almost anywhere inside or outside of your home without having to worry about power or wireless signal strength. For outdoor cameras, you have a very wide selection of picture quality and infrared technologies.
If you want to read license plates or view something from 100 yards away, there is a camera that makes it possible. If you need a thermal camera or any camera with low light technology, there are cameras for those situations as well. With hardwired home security cameras, your options are endless.
All of these hardwired cameras record back to a centrally located DVR which will give you months of storage. You can even record cameras 24/7 instead of events only. These home security cameras will also allow you the ability to remotely view them through an app or pc just like the wireless ones.
Choosing the Best Home Security Cameras
There are benefits to both types of cameras, it really does depend on your situation. If you don’t need to move your cameras around often, we recommend you opt for a hardwired system. We think you will be more satisfied in the end. Hardwired cameras have fewer bugs to work out, and fewer variables come into play with day to day functioning.
Deciding on the best security cameras for your home doesn’t have to be tricky. Get a quote from Security Alarm today.