How To Choose A Wireless Camera For Home Security


How To Choose A Wireless Camera For Home Security

The wireless camera in with or the without digital video recorder forms which is one of the most integral parts of the office and home security system. Even if used as stand-alone, the wireless camera presents itself as a serious deterrent to thieves and criminals. Apart from security reasons, the wireless cameras are also used for situation or asset monitoring purposes.

How To Choose  A Wireless Camera For Home Security
How To Choose A Wireless Camera For Home Security

Why Wireless Camera?

The past few years, the wireless camera has emerged to be as one of the most popular product. Traditionally, wired cameras have been in use (to a very limited extent). This was partly due to the high price of wired cameras, and partly due to the need to lay wires from camera to image/video recorder and/or monitor.

The Low prices of the cheaper technologies have also given an advent of a new chapter in the video processing. The low budget wireless camera for the office and home surveillance and given a pathway to home security.

How To Choose  A Wireless Camera For Home Security
How To Choose A Wireless Camera For Home Security

Certainly, the advancement in technology and price cut-down applies to wired cameras as well, but the use of inexpensive wireless technology gives an edge to wireless cameras over wired devices because the cost of copper wires and running them from point A to B is eliminated. Also, wires are an easy target and can be attacked if visible. Wires can also point to the recording device, which may become subject to attack or manipulation. These issues are taken care of by the wireless cameras, as there are no wires carrying the video signal, and the recording device can be hidden, or even not present within the same premises.

The Composition

Below, we are listing some of the compositions that you must look on while buying a wireless camera.

1. Wireless Camera

You should choose a wireless camera that employs CCD technology, constructs image/video in color and provides a resolution of around 500(H)* 500(V) pixels or better. It is very important that the camera should provide night vision. Infra-red LEDs enable the camera to see in the darkness. Look for a minimum of 20 infra-red LEDs and more than 10 meters night vision range.

If the wireless camera is to be mounted outdoors, make sure the camera housing is sufficiently robust and sturdy to withstand sun, rain, strong wind and tempering.

Be aware that although signal wires are absent, you may still need to provide power to the camera using mains connection. Alternatively (if possible), use of battery power renders the camera totally portable and completely wire-free.

2. Monitor

In most cases, Choose a camera that can help you to capture the Home TV. The receiver (or DVR) connects to your TV via cables. Your TV, however, does not have to be connected to the DVR all the time. If it is a simple receiver, you can monitor images or videos in real-time only. It is possible to find small screen dedicated battery-operated monitors, most of which include the receiver (or DVR) unit as well. If you intend to use your computer monitor for viewing purpose, be assured that the receiver or DVR generates signals compatible with PC monitors.

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