Surveillance technology has undergone rapid developments over the years. It started with digital video recorders (DVR) before proceeding to network video recorders (NVR) to now wireless cameras that do not need an on-premise controller.
The Internet powers the operation of a WiFi camera. All that the camera need is Internet access, and you would be able to view it from any location on the earth. Please note that a wireless camera can still work without Internet connection. However, you can only view it when connected to the same WiFi.
You do not need detailed technical know-how to set up such a camera. The camera just needs to connect to your home WiFi like you normally connect to your smartphone or laptop. The camera often ships with a manual that guides you through the setup process. And if facing a challenge, you can contact technical support to guide you.
The WiFi camera introduces four vital functions to your home security system. These are:
- Remote viewing
- Scheduled recording
- Cloud storage
- Motion detection
With a WiFi camera, you conveniently eliminate the need to do bulky and obstructive wiring to operate your home surveillance system. Therefore, intruders do not have an avenue of tampering with your security since there are no cameras to cut.
Benefits of WiFi cameras
Some of the benefits of installing WiFi cameras include:
#1: Modern way to protect your home
WiFi cameras introduce a modern touch into how you are protecting your home and commercial spaces. The cameras are normally linked to a smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Therefore, you do not need to invest in traditional NVRs and DVRs. Furthermore, some wireless cameras feature magnificent designs that make them appealing and improve indoor and outdoor aesthetics.
#2: Minimal wiring
Installing wireless cameras saves you from the cost of pulling permanent cables and introducing network switches between long distances. As the name suggests, all connections are wireless. The only place you may have to pull LAN cables is to the router. To get smooth-streaming footage, ensure you have proper WiFi coverage throughout the house. Also, get decent bandwidth from your ISP while the Internet connection should be stable.
#3: Can change positioning seamlessly
Since your WiFi camera is not fixated to certain points by wires, you can always adjust the position of installation. That helps you install it at angles that give better coverage. Some cameras also have auto-rotate functionality. With this, you can cover a wide area with a single camera.
#4: Remote viewing
Installing WiFi cameras allows you to monitor your home or commercial spaces from any place on earth. You can be on a trip to a different continent and still be able to check the status of your home. That’s because the cameras stream over the Internet. Some people often express concern about putting their cameras on the Internet. To reduce any hacking risks, always ensure that your camera has the latest updates.
#5: Automated alerts
WiFi cameras often incorporate smart analytics solutions. That means the camera can analyze movements to detect intrusion. You can set the camera to notify you via SMS, App, or email whenever such incidences occur. Thus, monitoring agents can immediately note individuals with criminal intent and take action on time.