Regardless of the type of security system need, we all need something that guarantees our safety and security. When trying to decide which type of security system to use, it is most important to have a clear knowledge of the various differences between wired and wireless security systems. While you may find it pretty intuitive at first, the differences between the two lies in the details.
We all know there’s a lot to consider when trying to consider what security system is best for you, this is the more reason our security experts here at POGO Security are doing their best to break down every difference between wired and wireless security systems, detailing the pros, and the cons of each system to help you understand which of the systems is best for you and the safety of your assets.
The following details below will tell you what you need to know in order to decide whether to use a wired or a wireless security system.
Wired Security Systems
These are the most traditional and are used on larger properties. Known by its name wired security, the system requires cables for power, internet connection, and video transmission. The cable is connected from the camera to a recorder which is then connected to your router.
Pros of a wired security system
Reliability: The main advantage of a wired security system over a wireless system is reliability. Wired systems are not vulnerable to interference from wireless signals due to the physical connections between the camera, recorder, and the router.
Support larger system: When deciding whether to use a wired or wireless security system, one factor that need to be taken into consideration is the size of your property and the number of cameras needed to get the job done. Most home or business owners with large properties are looking for comprehensive coverage than just monitoring access points. For this, they will need more than just 4 cameras whereby wiring will be required to link all the cameras on the system. Wired systems system can take a range of 4-16 cameras. The system needs a storage device where all the security footage needs to be stored. This can be either a DVR or NVR recorder.
Cons of wires security system
Installation: One of the greatest drawbacks of a wired system is the installation process. Though the wired system does not require professionals for the installation, all it takes is running multiple cables from one end to another which can be intimidating.
Vulnerable to power shortage: One more disadvantage of a wired system is power outage. In case your property loses power, so will your alarm system. Although power outages are very limited, it’s an important thing to consider. For some properties, this can be corrected with the use of a generator.
Wireless security system
This is a great alternative to wired systems. Wireless systems are designed to correct some certain downsides of the wired system. The main difference between the two systems is that the security footage of the wireless is transmitted wirelessly from the camera to the recorder. Some of its pros and cons include:
Easy Installation: This is one of the main benefits of a wireless system. As the cameras are connected to the Wi-Fi wireless, there is no need to run cables from the recorder to the Camera. You gain more flexibility with wireless cameras in terms of mounting locations. The only drawback is getting a location with access to power source.
Perfect Option for Homeowners and Tenants: Unlike the wired system that is permanent, a wireless system is so easy to setup, take down, and move to another location in no time. For this, it is the perfect option for tenants and homeowners with the aim of moving some day.
Cons of a wireless system
Interference: This is a great downside of the wireless security system. The wireless cameras are vulnerable to interference which can make them less reliable in some cases.
Dependent on Wireless Signal: This goes to your wireless strength, or your range of coverage is tied to some certain factors including your router, the presence of the amount of interference, and the route the signal has to take to get to your cameras.
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