How to Choose the Perfect Home Security Camera System
While wired or wireless home security cameras will typically provide you with the same results, the biggest difference is the installation. If you hardwire all of the cameras with video and power cables, it can not only take a long time to install, but it can cost a lot of money as you may have to cut into walls or floors to do this properly. Also, if you are not handy, you will need to hire a professional to do this, which can also run a pretty penny. On the other hand, a wireless system is quick and easy to install and can be done by anyone, tech savvy or not. While wireless camera systems will run on batteries to avert the need to run any wiring, it’s a good idea to hook up the power cables if you plan on monitoring 24/7. Changing batteries can become a hassle, so it may be worth it to plug the cameras into a power source to avert this. Luckily, power outlets can be found all throughout and around the house, whereas video cables must be run through walls, ceilings, attics, or basements.
Since wireless security camera systems transfer all video monitoring wirelessly, it makes more sense for DIYers to choose this type of system of a wired system where you would have to run power AND video wiring throughout the house.