Video Surveillance: Wired or Wireless?

Security is major factor for many businesses, both big and small alike, especially when it comes to knowing what’s going on when no one is at the building. Video cameras are an ideal way to keep an eye on your property, even when you’re not there.

To ensure your system meets your needs, it’s crucial to know what you want the system to do and how high a video quality you will need. For example, choosing between whether you want a high definition camera so you can identify people should a crime occur, or if you just want to know that someone’s entered your building without your permission.

The two major types of camera systems are wireless and wired systems. Both of these systems can be a closed circuit system. So what are the key pros and cons of each, so you can more accurately identify which camera solution works best for you?


Wired: the signal isn’t affected by nearby wireless devices
There have been some instances of false alarms occurring with wireless devices, as wireless devices are more vulnerable to accidental system triggers. Conversely, wired cameras don’t have the possibility of this disruption. A wired system can be larger and more conspicuous than a wireless system, but it doesn’t run the risk of its battery dying since they get power from the electrical system of the building.

Wireless: very easy to install
All a wireless system needs is an assigned IP address; there isn’t any wiring or drilling to set up the system. Sensors and cameras can be easily maintained, extending the lifespan of the system. Because wireless systems don’t rely on the building’s electricity, they’ll work even when if there is a power shortage. Remote monitoring is easier, and wireless systems tend to be less expensive than wired ones after installation and other costs are factored in.


Wired: the can be more difficult to install
Wired systems often require drilling holes to run the wires. Because of the wiring, these systems are difficult to transport if you decide to move buildings.

Wireless: possibility of system disabling
These systems are easier to disable because the equipment doesn’t have wires and jamming devices can prevent communication. False alarms can be prevalent because of other wireless devices interfering with the surveillance system.

The experts at Intraworks can walk you through all your options when it comes to wired and wireless video surveillance systems in Las Vegas. We can advise you on the advantages and disadvantages of each system, and help you determine what’s best for your building and company specifically, allowing you to make an informed choice regarding your security. To get started, give us a call today at (702) 462-6605!