CCTV technology has advanced rapidly over the last decade. Not long ago, CCTV cameras relied on wires to transmit their footage back to monitors and data to DVR’s. Nowadays, however, HD CCTV systems utilise wireless connections that allow data to be transmitted much more freely. Cameras no longer need to be physically connected to their monitors and storage devices via wires. If your CCTV system still uses wires to carry data, you should consider the alternative as soon as possible. There are three core reasons for this, which we will explore in this blog post.
1. EASE OF INSTALLATION AND COST OF INSTALLATION
Reduced installation cost and time is one of the main reasons to install wireless systems rather than cabled systems. Wireless cameras can connect to Wi-Fi or cellular to transmit footage without needing cable. Because of this there is less physical installation cost (civil engineering time, routing cable, road digging etc.). All that is needed is a power source and the necessary IP routing hardware.
2. IDEAL FOR TEMPORARY OR RAPID DEPLOYMENT LOCATIONS
A wireless CCTV system is easy to setup, take down, and move. As such, wireless systems are ideal for covert or temporary locations.
3. LIMITING YOUR SECURITY OVERHEADS
CCTV cables and associated infrastructure need to be maintained and occasionally replaced, just like any other part of your security system. Naturally, this costs money. By upgrading to a wireless HD CCTV system, you can save a significant amount of money on your overheads. You don’t need to pay to maintain or replace wires that aren’t there, after all.