Wired CCTV systems tend to be more reliable, as there is no risk of interference from other signals or devices. There is less likelihood of losing signal or filming being interrupted.
Power and video can both run through one cable, so everything can be centrally located and managed.
There is a wider selection of cameras available to connect through wired cables, and they often perform more functions than their wireless counterparts, such as zoom, rotation, and audio.
There is no need to place cameras close to a power source, as cables will transmit power over long distances easily.
Wired CCTV systems are much less likely to be hacked than wireless CCTV systems.
Smart Home wired CCTV systems enable you to view camera footage remotely, so you always know what’s happening around your home.
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Most wired CCTV systems are complex to install, so you will likely need to hire and pay a professional to set it up for you. Installation can be pricey and a little invasive – holes may need to be drilled through walls to feed wires through.
Wired cameras are usually considerably larger than wireless cameras, and they may detract from the overall aesthetic of your home.
Wireless CCTV cameras are usually smaller than wired CCTV cameras.
Wi Fi CCTV cameras are easier to install, and it is possible to set your wireless CCTV cameras up yourself.
Wireless cameras are also easy to adjust and move to suit your needs.
It’s easy to add additional wireless CCTV cameras to your system as you need them.
It’s easier to conceal and hide wireless CCTV cameras as they are smaller and have less connection wires.
Low to mid-range wireless CCTV cameras are more affordable than wired cameras.
Smart Home wireless CCTV systems enable you to view camera footage remotely, so you always know what’s happening around your home.
A lot of wireless CCTV cameras still require a wired power source, so they aren’t truly wire free.
Those that are wire free require battery power which will need to be replaced or recharged regularly to ensure full CCTV coverage.
If you have set the system up yourself there is always a risk that it might not be in the optimal position to capture the best footage.
Wireless CCTV cameras are more likely to lose connectivity due to interference from other devices or adverse weather conditions.
Connectivity is also unreliable when the cameras are situated further away from the connecting wireless device. The cameras can only be placed a certain distance away from the receiver or they will not transmit.
A wireless receiver is required to gather the feed signals and pass these on to the recording device. An additional step in the connection means there is an increased likelihood that the connection could be lost.
Wireless cameras are at risk of being hacked or compromised remotely.