Wireless IP Cameras are amongst the latest and maybe greatest idea to be born into the video security world. These inexpensive cameras can be an effective sabotage resistant method of securing a business or home. Here is how they work in both the wired and wireless mode.
In the wired mode: The small box shaped camera is mounted in the desired location and a CAT5 or CAT6 wire is connected directly from the camera to the router. Then the software disk is run on a windows based computer where the camera is located automatically and then manually configured by you as desired. The configuration is simple and basically covers recording quality and other desired settings.
Recording can be done on a PC anywhere on the local router or you can record remotely which is a great security feature of the IP Camera. Imagine that many thieves are now stealing DVRs in an effort to cover their tracks by stealing the evidence. Recording in a different location makes this impossible. Imagine having cameras at home and recording at work! Or cameras at work and record at home.
Wireless Installation Following nearly the same instructions as above with the exception that you will first connect the camera to the router to configure. In the configuration settings you will chose the wireless setup option. This option is very much like setting up a laptop to communicate with your wireless router. You will need your security password for the camera and router to communicate properly just like when you first set up your laptop to work wirelessly. Keep in mind that the great thing about this setup is that the wireless connection is encrypted and not vulnerable to normal eavesdroppers or Peeping Toms.
A word of caution to all those people who don’t totally understand the word wireless camera. You always will require power and these devices draw heavy amperage. So when you are installing, you will need to connect a power wire. While this is usually easier than running a wire all the way from the camera to the Digital Video Recorder “DVR”, it still poses an issue. The camera we are discussing used a DC transformer that needs to be plugged into a wall socket to work.
Please call us to discuss your needs as we have some great new products that are on the way and are always gathering new ideas to make your video security camera system easier and more reliable!