5 Advantages of wired cameras over wireless cameras

Are you unsure whether to buy a wired or wireless security camera system?

Triton Services breakdown the reasons why a wired CCTV system is better than a wireless setup!

1. No WiFi interference from nearby devices.

Wired cameras are installed using CAT5 or CAT6 UTP cable.

This is less likely to be interfered with by other wireless and electrical/electronic devices, (eg LED lighting, air-conditioning) as well as the building’s electrical systems.

Triton Services uses only CAT6 cable to future-proof your installation. In the future, when better camera technology becomes available (which may use faster data transmission speeds), your cabling will be able to cope with the additional bandwidth required on the network. This means you only have to change the hardware, not the cabling.

2. No power needed at the camera location (Power over Ethernet cameras) (PoE)

Wireless cameras, while easier to install, still need to be powered, either by mains power, battery, or solar. This means you either have to install a mains power outlet at each camera, replace batteries when they go flat, or feed from a solar panel.

With battery and solar powered cameras, unless you're checking them every day, you can't be certain they're actually filming.

Wired cameras, on the other hand, get their power via the single cable that also transmits the video signal. This is PoE (Power over Ethernet) technology, whereby the power is supplied from the NVR (recording device for storing the video stream for later viewing).

Less cabling, less expense.

3. Less likely to be hacked.

Generally, wireless systems are easier to hack by someone close-by, especially when the wireless router is not adequately protected.

Some of the off-the-shelf wireless CCTV systems are particularly easy to hack into, allowing your cameras to be disabled, or worse, your video feed can be shown around the world.

It is important that your camera installers understand IP networks and network security vulnerabilities so your home or business is as secure as possible.

4. More stable data transmission over a cable (than WiFi).

When you need vital evidence from the hard-drive on your recording device, you need to be confident it WILL be there and of good quality.

Would you spend money on a system and be disappointed by the quality of the video you send to your NVR? Or worse, find that no footage has been recorded?

Installation techniques are also a major factor in the quality of the data transmission. Triton Services truly understand the complexities of Ethernet cabling and how to get the best out of copper cabling.

5. More suitable over longer distances (WiFi distance is limited).

Using CAT6 cable to your cameras, they can be 90-100 metres away from the NVR (cable length); even further if extended PoE is used.

The normal range of a wireless device is around 30 metres. The further away from the NVR, the more prone the signal is to degradation; especially if you have metal or masonry between the camera and the NVR.

Triton Services have been protecting and servicing Perth for over 22 years. We are licenced Security Agents & Installers (56428)

Call us today on 1300 659 260 for a chat or find us at tritonservices.com.au

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