Wired vs Wireless CCTV Systems

When it comes to setting up surveillance for your home or business, the choice between wired and wireless CCTV cameras is crucial. But what sets them apart?

Find out by reading through our blog our contact our electricians across Kent, Folkestone, New Romney and Hythe by calling us on 01303 647340 or 07971 857475.

Comparing Wired and Wireless CCTV Cameras

wired vs wireless cctv systems

Wired CCTV Cameras

Wired CCTV cameras necessitate the connection of cables from the camera to a recorder and your router. There are two primary types:

HD-over-Coax Security Cameras

These cameras function by linking various cables to power the cameras and record footage.

IP Security Cameras

Renowned for their superior video quality, IP cameras utilise ethernet cables for power and video recording.

Both variants demand cables for power, a stable internet connection, and seamless video transmission. They boast reliability and are adept at supporting expansive systems.

Wireless CCTV Systems

Ideal for those seeking convenience and flexibility, wireless CCTV systems minimise cable clutter by relying on a power source. They wirelessly transmit footage, storing it in the cloud for easy access from anywhere.

This setup caters well to homeowners and frequent travellers, enabling remote property monitoring even when away from home.

Factors to Consider

Installation Ease

Wireless CCTV systems generally offer easier installation due to fewer cables involved, making them suitable for DIY setups. On the other hand, wired systems may require professional assistance for cable routing and connection.

Security and Reliability

While both wired and wireless systems can provide adequate security, wired setups are less susceptible to interference and hacking. Additionally, wired connections typically offer more stable transmission, ensuring continuous surveillance without interruptions.

Coverage and Range

Wireless CCTV systems may have limitations in terms of coverage range, especially in large properties or areas with signal interference. Wired systems, on the other hand, can extend over longer distances without signal degradation, making them ideal for expansive properties.

Want to discuss your options?

Whether you opt for wired or wireless CCTV cameras, our expert electricians in Kent, Folkestone, New Romney and Hythe are happy to guide you through the entire process from start to finish. For personalised assistance, reach out to us at 01303 647340 or 07971 857475.