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Are Wireless Cameras Really That Convenient?



Most people are under the impression that wireless cameras are a quick easy fix.  Most people’s thoughts are “They’re wireless, they have to be easy and quick, right?.”  But, looks can be deceiving.  The installation of wireless cameras is far from quick and easy.  Mainly, people who request wireless cameras want them for the outside of their homes.

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Wireless cameras for residential applications can be very complicated.  First of all, you have to have a wireless signal that is in range of the cameras.  Most of the time, there is not a signal in range because their access point is located indoors.

Second, you have to know a little something about networking in order to properly install the cameras.  Connecting a wireless IP based camera and have it record to a PC over a wireless signal is not that easy.

And third, unless you have a battery powered camera, you will still need a power source for the camera.  Most wireless cameras are not battery operated.  Therefore, a power source needs to be near the camera.  Most of the time, the desired location for a wireless camera is nowhere near a power source.  That is one of the main reasons why wireless cameras are desired in the first place.  The only other option for power is a solar panel option, which could be very expensive.

In conclusion, wireless cameras appear to be easy to install and somewhat cost effective.  But in reality, they are more complicated and expensive in the long run.