3 Common Issues With Wireless Security Cameras

Wireless security cameras are a great way for homeowners to keep an eye on their residences. They can help deter criminals and are a great way to keep the home safe. If a crime does occur, they can also help identify the perpetrator. Many homeowners choose to install these cameras on their own. This can be a great way to save some money. Plus wireless cameras are easier to install since they do not require as much wiring knowledge as other cameras. However, there are a few potential issues that can occur with self-installed wireless cameras. Here are three common issues that many homeowners run into.

Installing In The Wrong Spot

When it comes to security camera installation, most homeowners are most concerned with making sure that the view the camera has is not obstructed. However, there is more to camera placement than just making sure a tree isn't in the way. The first thing a homeowner should be aware of is the range of the wireless camera. The range of a wireless security camera varies from camera to camera. However, the range is usually somewhere between 250 and 500 feet. Things that can affect the range of a wireless camera include trees, brick walls, and concrete floors.

Competing Signals

Wireless products such a cordless phones and WiFi routers are common in most homes. If a wireless security camera is placed too close to these other wireless products, there can be signal interference, and the camera may not work to its full abilities. The solution to this problem is to not install too many cameras in one space. For indoor spaces, four or less cameras are recommended. Also it is important to leave enough space in between wireless products. At least 10 feet between each wireless camera and other wireless products is recommended. 

Batteries

One of the benefits of wireless security cameras is that they do not require a wired power source. However, they do have to get their power somewhere. This is where batteries come in. The problem is that many homeowners do not realize how often they may need to replace these batteries. Checking the specifications of the cameras and knowing how often the batteries need to be replaced is very important. Most batteries will last a few months. Long lasting lithium ion batteries are recommended for wireless security cameras. 

For more information, contact a company that specializes in security camera installation.


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