Wired Security Cameras: 3 Things You Need to Know
Deciding on what technology suits your needs most is always a daunting task due to the copious amount of options in the cyber world, and deciding on security cameras is no small niche. There are tons of security cameras out there, and it's important that you know exactly what you're searching for in order to get the best outcome for you. However, you need to first do your research on types and know the differences of other cameras. So, when you come across a "wired security camera," what should you know about it before deciding to purchase? We've got you covered.
Wired is not wireless.
When doing your research, you might stumble on "wired" and "wireless" cameras. They may sound similar, but they're actually two different types. Wired security cameras are connected to a power source and the internet by a cable, and will typically provide a more reliable signal. Furthermore, the video quality will always remain consistent because it will not be susceptible to bandwidth fluctuations as the cameras won't use as much bandwidth because they don't need to send their video to the cloud.
You'll be getting quality videos, but it comes at a price.
Wired security cameras are hardwired and have a steady connection. Therefore, there is typically no restriction on the quality of video outside of the camera's capabilities, even if you lose internet connection. Because of this, you will be getting great video and audio quality. You can also view your video footage at any time, no matter if you're in the area with the connected wired cameras or are watching it elsewhere because these wired systems will use a digital video record to store footage for playback.
However, while quality video and audio is super important, wired cameras are not super budget-friendly because they require wires to be run from the central hub all the way to where they are located. Most times, you'' also need professional installation.
It's not aesthetically pleasing.
Just like the name of the camera states...you'll be dealing with wires. So, if you're looking for a more subtle camera that involves less tucking of wires behind furniture, you may want to skip is one. More so, once you install the camera, it's fairly difficult to take it down and move it elsewhere or replace it, so it's pretty much stuck in that specific area. In many and most cases, these wired security cameras are permanent and pretty much become a decoration of your home.
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