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Pros and Cons of Wired and Wireless Security Camera Systems

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Pros and Cons of Wired and Wireless Security Camera Systems

After sturdy locks, it’s a security camera that gives home owners some peace of mind. A home security camera can do a lot to make a family feel safe, whether they are at home or away. Wired security systems and wireless security cameras are the two most popular options available to homeowners today. Both of them have distinctive features and it’s important to do thorough research in order to make the right choice for your individual requirement.

Wired Security Systems Drawbacks

Wired security cameras are hardwired to a home’s interior or outdoor area. They require homeowners to run unsightly power and data cables from the recorder device to the monitor where the captured footage is displayed. If the cables are not placed securely, they can pose a tripping hazard. One solution for this is to have licensed Los Angeles electricians install and conceal the cables. Wired security systems can be placed anywhere but once they are installed, it’s difficult to move or reposition them, especially if cables have been professionally concealed.

Wired Security Systems Advantages

One big advantage of wired systems is that they are not subject to different types of disruptions such as signal interference, bad weather conditions and improper frequencies – all of which may cause audio/video feed loss. In wired security systems, data is compressed and transferred via cables that connect directly with the display or recording device. They don’t rely on signals, transmitters or receivers to capture and carry images. Wired systems do not carry the risk of being hacked or remote controlled by unauthorized individuals which makes them a more secure option.

Wireless Security Camera Advantages

Wireless security cameras are gaining in popularity among homeowners due to a number of reasons. They are compact which makes them easier to conceal, they come with a simple set up process and they can be quickly repositioned within range of a wireless receiver. Their ease of use, high quality audio and video out and affordability makes them a popular choice among homeowners. Internet abled systems are very useful and allow homeowners to monitor their homes in real time from wherever they are located.

Wireless Security System Disadvantages

In wireless security systems, the audio/video feed is transmitted to a receiver wirelessly which then transmits the data to a display or recording device – they do not have unattractive data transfer cables running all over the premises. However, they carry an enhanced risk of signal loss or interference due to a wide variety of reasons including thick walls or floors, inclement weather conditions, sunspots and much more. They can get hacked or remotely compromised if the homeowner is not careful. One way to counter this is by changing passwords frequently.
If you require an aesthetically pleasing system which provides ease of use and good quality output, a wireless system may be right for you. If, on the other hand, you want a reliable, permanent camera with reduced risk of tampering, a wired system may make more sense. No matter which system you choose, call a licensed Los Angeles electrician for professional, safe and effective installation.

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