Wireless, wifi cctv camera installation

How do wireless CCTV camera systems work? 

CCTV technology has advanced rapidly over the last decade. Not long ago, CCTV cameras relied on wires to transmit their footage back to monitors and data storage devices. Nowadays, however, HD CCTV systems utilise wireless connections that allow data to be transmitted much more freely. Cameras no longer need to be physically connected to their monitors and storage devices via wires. If your CCTV system still uses wires to carry data, you should consider upgrading to a wireless system as soon as possible.

There are three core reasons for this, which we will explore in this blog post.

Minimising the risk of disruption

Wires can be damaged or broken as a result of accidents and mishaps. They can also become frayed or wear away over time. When a wire or cable is too badly damaged, it can no longer be used to transmit data. CCTV systems that rely on physical connections are therefore vulnerable to disruption whenever their wires become damaged. This isn’t a problem for wireless CCTV systems. Wireless data transmission doesn’t require a physical conduit and is much harder to disrupt as a result. Broken wires can lead to loss of CCTV coverage, so it’s best to get rid of wires wherever possible.

Increasing the range of data transmission

CCTV cameras that use wires can only send their footage to nearby monitors and data storage devices that they are directly connected to. Wireless CCTV cameras can transmit data to storage devices and monitoring devices that are kept in different buildings or completely different locations. If you need to access footage remotely or store your CCTV footage off-site for security reasons, investing in a wireless CCTV system will make the process much easier.

Limiting your security overheads

CCTV wires need to be maintained and occasionally replaced, just like any other part of your security system. Naturally, this costs money. By upgrading to a wireless HD CCTV system, you can save a significant amount of money on your overheads. You don’t need to pay to maintain or replace wires that aren’t there, after all.

Working with I-HT 

Here at I-HT, we offer a wide range of wireless CCTV systems. Completely replacing a wire-based CCTV system with a more up-to-date wireless one can seem like a big investment, but we believe it is worth it in the vast majority of cases. It will help you save money in the long run while improving your site or premises’ security. Take a look at our range of cameras today if you decide that wireless CCTV is right for you.

Whether you need CCTV for your home, or CCTV for your business – I-HT CCTV Installations are here to help. Give us a call today on 01787 220 202 for free friendly advice.

Zoltan Serfozo
Zoltan Serfozo
Absolute super service and great experience. Lee was very helpful from start to finish and all engineers done a superb job. From getting in touch for the first time to all the way up to completion everything went super easy and super smooth. Constant communication and a very experienced, professional team. The new CCTV system is running like a dream. Can't recommend them enough. Many Thanks guys
Stuart Orrin
Stuart Orrin
we've used these guys for several years to install and maintain our security cameras and always found them straightforward and easy to deal with - definitely recommended
stu dunston
stu dunston
We have used I-HT before on our previous install of CCTV and after 3 years of flawless service we decided to upgrade. One phone call we got rough idea of cost and survey date. The Chap turned up on time, run through the options and spec’d a great system which turned out to be great value when checked on the internet. The Installation team turned up on time as promised, and fitted system with minimum disruption to our office, everything was left tidy and run though the use. A check up phone a week later to ensure we were happy. I wouldn’t go anywhere else. 5 Stars