Should You Choose Wireless?
Look around, you must have noticed how wired connections are shifting towards wireless ones. It is mostly considered that wireless is much better and inexpensive, which is not true in all cases.
Price of wireless comes with the price of comfort and convenience but it isn’t necessary that the wireless gadget also comes with all the ease you might have imagined. However in this article you’ll know some good things about wired and wireless CCTV cameras.
Are you thinking of buying wireless CCTV?
It is known that wireless connection looks too appealing that sometimes you don’t even look at the technical requirements and go straight to buy them. This hastiness can be costly, too. Once you have bought them, they are easy to install, you don’t have to work with bundles of wires or worry about the right connections but wait a moment, does its video quality is same as you wanted?
In case of emergency or robbery, would its video be able to provide each little detail that can help you in recognizing the burglars? You have to consider all these things while going for a wireless CCTV camera. Here are some of the tips:
1- Ready for latency in receiving data?
For real time coverage, latency in data transfer can be too costly. Wireless system often suffers latency because of “handshaking” protocol. Depending on where you want to use it, you should check the amount of data it can transfer to receiver and whether it will transfer continuously or not.
2- Range of wireless:
Range is defined as the distance between transmitter and receiver. It is important that they lie within that range. This range can vary depending upon the environmental conditions like buildings, walls and trees etc. in the way will significantly affect their performance.
3- Is your system reliable?
Reliability issues are always there, with both wired and wireless. In case of wireless, transmission gets interrupted if barriers to RF transmission are installed nearby. These barriers can be any other wireless devices like hand-held land line telephones, internet modems and so on. It is not necessary that both wireless devices have same frequency and only then they will interrupt each other. Even different frequency somehow affects each other’s performance.
4- Need someone for maintenance
Wireless connections are not easy to understand. If you lost your connection at some point then most probably you have to call someone to set it up for you which not only incur some cost of getting the system back to work but also wastes your time. In case of wired cameras, you just need to know where to connect the wires and that’s it. You never have to worry about losing connection, unless the wire is broke from some place.
It doesn’t matter how much you go wireless, you still need some source to provide power to your device. Either it is in the form of a battery or power from socket until and unless you use solar batteries.
Bottom line is you cannot replace wired connection with wireless everywhere. Wireless works perfect at some places where wired connections can be a great hassle too. However wired connections promise the continuous transmission of real-time data. Key words are “application” and “location”. You need to think about each and every small detail before choosing between the two.