While running your business, especially today, it is essential to consider installing video surveillance systems to protect you, your business, and your employees.
With crime on the rise across the nation, adding a wireless surveillance system is essential for safeguarding your property, business, customers, and those who work for you.  Also, it is critical to understand the difference between different types of surveillance systems available to you. There are two types of systems, and each one has its benefits. However, we recommend installing a wireless system.
Let’s Start With The Differences Between The Two Basic Types Of Surveillance Systems: Network Video Recorders (NVRs) and Analog Recorders

The difference between Network Video Recorders (NVRs) and Analog Recorders is their range. Both types of surveillance systems use the same technology. However, network video recorders don’t use a digital hard drive. 
Both systems use an Internet signal to record video, and you can install cameras anywhere you want. They also have the benefit of being small enough to be wall-mounted. The cables used for network surveillance systems will usually be a single cylinder, with a coaxial cable on each end. This type of system can be bulky, harder to install, and may restrict the signals you need for maximum protection. Also, with a wired surveillance system, you must place the camera near a power source. Also, you will need to install a wireless security camera in a location where the power is available.  Wireless security cameras can pick up signals from up to ten miles away. 
Here Are Our Top 4 Reasons You Should Use A Wireless Surveillance System
Easy to Install

Wireless systems are easy to install and move around. Wireless cameras connect directly to a Wi-Fi network. Therefore, you won’t have to worry about cables running from the camera to a recorder. The power source is also typically included in wireless solutions.

Less Vulnerable to Hackers

A security camera system is less likely to be hacked if it has an encrypted connection. 

Some security cameras do not require authentication, making your surveillance system vulnerable to hackers. WPA and WPA2 have been known to allow hackers to break into systems. 

A wireless surveillance system is much less vulnerable to being hacked if the camera uses encryption.

Hackers can also gain direct access to the video feed from a security camera by using a botnet. A botnet is a collection of infected computers controlled by hackers without the owner’s knowledge. In these cases, hackers are not only looking for the video feed but also the camera’s web connectivity and processing power. As a result, these systems are less likely to be hacked.

Easy to Move
A wireless surveillance system is convenient for many reasons, including its ease of installation, portability, and the simplicity of moving it around. Because it is wireless, there’s no need to run network cables behind walls. A wireless system can be placed anywhere and does not require batteries. However, it is essential to remember that wireless cameras may lose their charge when they contact batteries or other electrical components.

Modern buildings can deploy a Wi-Fi security camera quickly and easily. You do not have to run network cables. You can mount the cameras outside the building, near the entrance, or anywhere you can find a vital power source. Additionally, you can move them around as needed, reconfigure them, and add them to an array of other cameras—with no wiring required. These factors allow you to move your systems around without worrying about damage or rewiring. In addition, a Wi-Fi surveillance system is easy to maintain.


Installing a wireless surveillance system is relatively inexpensive, with wireless security cameras costing from $150 to $400 each, depending on the brand, size, and labor required. 

While you can install the system yourself for about $50, it’s best to hire a professional to ensure maximum performance. The cameras themselves will need occasional maintenance, including cleaning lenses, protecting wires and outdoor devices, and keeping them pointed in the right direction.

The cost of wired security systems can range anywhere from $300 to $1,500 per camera. As mentioned before, you should have a professional install your system to ensure the proper setup and connection of the cameras. It is critical to remember that it can be expensive if your system is not installed correctly.

How We Can Help

Academy Intercom are experts at helping people through the entire video surveillance purchase process from beginning to end. Please contact us @ 1 (212) 539-1000 by phone or click here to contact us via our sales inquiry form. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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