Just about everyone knows by now that it’s a good idea to install a security system and cameras in and around your home, but many put off doing so for one reason or another. Surprisingly, only 17% of homes in the US have some type of security installed. If that’s you, you should probably be aware that home robberies happen more often to homes that have no security system in place.
If you’re installing your first security system, it makes the most sense to jump into the latest and greatest products, meaning smart home and wireless options. Why? These are just five advantages of having wireless security cameras on your property.
1 No Wires or Cables
The most obvious benefit of installing wireless cameras versus typical cameras is that there are no wires. With no wires, it will be easier and less time consuming to install. If you’ve already thought about that, consider this: another perk that comes with wireless systems is that there are no wires for a burglar to cut through. With older, non-wireless systems, when homes are burglarized, it’s easy for intruders to simply cut the wires to the security system, but disconnecting wireless cameras is a significantly more difficult task.
Wired cameras are limited to where you can place them because you need easy access and a nearby outlet. Wireless cameras can easily be placed in the most optimal locations with high viewpoints and even in hidden areas. What’s also great about these is that you can easily move the cameras whenever you feel it might be necessary.
3 Easy Access to Footage
Because wireless cameras are connected to your home Wi-Fi, the footage you get is typically accessible via your smartphone. This means you can view real-time footage or go back to a specific date, no matter where you are in the world. The footage is also automatically stored to the cloud with very high limits or no limits on the amount of storage whatsoever.
4 Motion Sensors
Due to the highly advanced technology of wireless cameras and systems, they allow for motion detection. This cuts back on the amount of footage you’ll need to store and view if there is an incident. Connect smart motion-detecting lights, and you’ll be able to save money on your energy bills as well.
Investing in an entire wireless system may seem rather pricey, but when considering the costs you’d incur if you were to purchase a wired system, including what you’d have to pay for installation and maintenance, in the long run, a wireless system is typically more cost-effective while also providing more benefits than the alternative. Maintenance is minimal to nonexistent too.