Wireless security cameras are becoming increasingly more popular over the past few years. Many users are turning to wireless cameras because they are more flexible, movable, and easier to install. Most of the time, they don’t require hiring professionals to run wires throughout the property. There is less equipment required with wireless cameras compared to wired systems. Most of the devices don’t need to be hard-wired into the property and can be used by being mounted to the walls without extra tools or accessories required. Below are some steps to help install.
- Decide what angle the security cameras should be installed at. It is good to start with a general idea that can be tweaked later if there are any miscalculations.
- Choose a height that best fits your surveillance needs. Installing security cameras high on a wall is a good way to keep them from being tampered with. Higher angles also provide a wider range, so you should put your cameras as high as possible to cover your desired space.
- Hold your mounting bracket against the wall on the chosen location and mark the screw hole spaces with a pencil for accurate drilling.
- Use a bit that is a bit smaller than the bracket’s screws, drill holes into the wall by pre-drilling small holes to help screws enter the wall without any additional damage.
- Hold the mounting bracket against the wall aligning the holes in the wall, and insert the screws. Secure your bracket before installing the camera.
- Plug your camera into its bracket and insert the batteries. Your camera should now be ready to go, and users can follow the manufacturer’s directions to sync it with its receiver.
Unlike traditional security cameras, wireless cameras rely on wireless receivers to stay connected. Users can install them in locations that are convenient for the home or business because there is a discrepancy in the amount of space that can fall between the receiver and a camera. Receivers can pick up signals from as far away as ten miles.
Wireless Cameras Limitations
A wireless camera must keep a signal and connection to your network to record and capture footage. Your camera relies on your WiFi or other networks to stay running and connected. If your connection gets disrupted, then your camera can’t send the feed to your viewing device. Also, if a camera is completely wireless, it needs to be battery powered. Because of this, you will have to make sure you replace the batteries as needed, so your camera doesn’t die.
Wireless Camera Benefits
Wireless cameras don’t require hard-wiring, so the installation is a lot easier. Many people can use computers or Cloud storage accounts to save their footage to view later. Wireless cameras are ideal for renters or if you are on a budget. Wireless cameras are less expensive than wired systems. They are also easier to transport and move. You can just unplug them and move them. Most wireless cameras can be outfitted with motion detection. They will start recording any time they sense movement, and PTZ cameras will automatically point itself in the right direction and respond. They also record. You can set a time that you want your camera to record and schedule your footage.