Security Cameras and Network Video Recorders
These days, you can’t be too careful. You need to keep a close eye on your home and your business. No Hangups Communications helps you do this by installing security cameras and recorders that will let you see exactly what’s going on even when you’re not there.
When choosing between wired and wireless cameras, wireless may seem to be the simpler choice because they don’t require installing network cables. However, they can have serious drawbacks. Consider …
Wireless cameras still require power. That means they either need batteries that must be replaced periodically, or they need power cables. This can limit where they can be placed.
Wireless cameras use Wi-Fi signals that are prone to interference and signal degradation resulting in poor image quality.
Wi-Fi cameras are more susceptible to hacking and jamming than wired cameras.
Wired cameras receive their power through their network cable in a system called Power over Ethernet (PoE.) This power comes from the network video recorder or a special network switch, both of which can be set up with a backup power supply. During a blackout, or if the power is cut by intruders, the cameras continue to function for a time.
Wired cameras are less susceptible to interference than wireless and tend to deliver clear images with higher resolution and higher frame rates.
Wired cameras are less susceptible to hacking, making them more secure, which is the whole point of security cameras.
No Hangups Communications recommends wired cameras. We install the cables in a way that is both visually appealing and secure.