Should I Choose Wireless Security Cameras or Wired Security Cameras? 

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If you want to protect your home but aren’t sure whether to go with wireless security or a wired system, look no further than TN Security!

What are the Pros and Cons of a Wired Security Camera System?

When choosing a security system, you need to first decide on the installation. Wired and wireless installation have major differences, and many times the wired installation puts people off.

A wired system installation will take more time and requires us to wire the system throughout your property in any place you want to install a camera. This will require several cables to be run through your walls and ceilings.

A wired system is a very reliable choice. Since the camera is hard-wired, you won’t have the issue of the cameras going down or being interrupted due to a bad connection. A wired system provides you with a consistent connection that is strong and provides clear video and audio to protect your home. Additionally, a wired system is more secure, as it isn’t vulnerable to being hacked.

What are the Pros and Cons of a Wireless Security Camera System?

A wireless system is comprised of cameras that are connected to a Wi-Fi network and will be connected to a power source. The cameras are wireless because they communicate over a Wi-Fi connection, but they will still need to be plugged into an electrical source.

The ease of setup is a major benefit of a wireless security system. Installation of a wireless system allows you to easily set it up and take it down if you relocate. With the wireless system, we can help you connect your cameras to the network and set everything up through an easy-to-use mobile app so you can monitor your home from anywhere!

One downside is that since you are relying on a Wi-Fi connection for your cameras to function, there are instances where breaks in coverage or an outage can cause you to lose your security. A spotty or slow signal can lead to a negative effect on your audio and image quality. Even with a high-resolution camera, a bad connection can cause you to have low-quality footage.

Additionally, your footage will be connected to the WI-Fi and uploaded to the cloud, which can leave you vulnerable to hacking. You can prevent this by keeping your passwords updated and adding more strict authentication measures.

Which Type of Camera System is Best for My Home or Business?

To determine the best security system for your home, you need to look at what your security needs and long-term goals are. If you want a reliable system and are not worried about relocating, then a wired system is a great option. These systems work well for large properties and businesses.

If you need a quick solution that you can adjust and relocate with you, then a wireless system will work well. If you have a smaller home or office that needs basic security coverage, consider a wireless system.

At TN Security, Pittsburgh business owners can rely on us to meet all of their commercial security system installation needs. Contact us today to learn more!

Ed Nuttall