Do wireless security cameras need to be plugged in? The short answer: it depends! When it comes to wireless security cameras, there’s a variety of products and options on the market, some needs to be plugged in and some don’t.
However, it needs to be said that wireless security cameras may be a bit of a misnomer. That means it was quite named properly. Wireless security cameras mean that they don’t need to be plugged into an internet source in order to operate and send video footage to storage systems or the cloud.
For battery-operated wireless security cameras, no. It needs no cable for wi-fi internet connection. And because it’s battery-operated, it obviously doesn’t need to be plugged in for a power source. However, a main concern with these types of wireless security cameras is the life of the battery. How often they need changed and the range of capabilities can be a concern for any homeowner using these cameras. With battery-operated security cameras, infrared footage, motion-detectors, and data transmission can be limited, as the power source needs to be reserved for longevity. But the advantage of these cameras is that they’re useful for both indoor and outdoor use.
For wireless security cameras that do need to be plugged in, it’s important to consider the placement of the camera. Depending on the brand chosen, it can become difficult to find a cable that’s long enough to bridge the distance between the camera and its power source. Furthermore, setting up multiple cameras to a single power source can be a daunting task. But the upside is that unless there’s a power outage, you don’t have to worry about batteries running out.
For many businesses, however, solar-powered external security cameras are the way to go. With many wireless solar-powered security cameras, the solar panel only needs about 6 to 7 hours of direct sunlight to power the camera for 7 continuous days. This model of camera normally doesn’t need to be plugged in to any power source, except for the solar panel.
Whether you want to opt for battery-powered wireless security cameras or cameras that need a direct power source, Interactive Protection Solutions offers high-tech lines of home security systems and professional installation to go with it. Contact IPS Tech today for a technology review to determine what solution will best fir your needs.
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