Shopping for Wired Security Cameras
One of the main advantages of using wired security cameras is that you don't need any internet connection, unlike most Wi-Fi and wireless cameras, which can't work without it. This makes them safer from any possible hacking threats. However, you'll need to connect your wired surveillance cameras to a digital video recorder (DVR) box, monitors, and other peripherals to manage your security system.
Why Use Wired Security Cameras?
Since they don't connect to the internet, video feeds captured by wired cameras won't glitch, freeze, or lag when your internet connection is bad. Additionally, you can install the security cams farther away from the router, as they aren't limited by Wi-Fi range. This gives you high-quality video feeds 24/7. Hard-wired security systems can also support several HD cameras without compromising on the video quality.
Analog Security Cameras vs. IP Wired Cameras
Analog cameras capture analog video signals and transfer them to the DVR via coax cables. The DVR converts the analog signals into digital, and stores them in a hard drive for future retrieval. You'll also need to connect the analog PTZ cameras to power cables during installation. These camera systems are more affordable and easy to install. IP wired cameras, on the other hand, only need to connect to one cable for both power and data. An IP camera also comes with several sensors, meaning you can use it to cover an area that would normally require multiple security cams.
What to Look for in a Wired Security Camera System
If you'll want remote viewing of your security video feeds, shop for IP cams with default apps and software support. While dummy cameras only deter would-be burglars, HD wired security cams go the extra mile to record the activities in high-quality resolution. Choose from a range of HD cams, from 1080p to 4K resolution.
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