Living in a digital age has allowed us to do many things, including the ability to connect devises without the use of wires, namely Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi is used in home networks, mobile phones, video games and other electronic devices including Wi-Fi security cameras. Access to information is made easier and physical restraints that wiring can bring are eliminated.
Wi-Fi security cameras can be widely found and companies such as D-link and Linksey manufacture these devices that are able to transmit images to monitors over Wi-Fi networks. How it works is video signals flow over a wireless LAN and then into a video server or PC. It is advantages in many industries as it can be set up much faster than traditional wired security cameras. Used in courts, banks, shopping malls, hotels and other public facilities such as lifts and parking areas, a Wi-Fi security camera is beneficial in sense that officials and owners can keep an eye on their property and remove people who step out of line.
Choosing And Using A Wi-Fi Security Camera System
When investing in a Wi-Fi security camera, whether it is for the home or a company, as technical as it may sound, choosing and installing that difficult.
When purchasing one, choose one that is compatible with 802.11b or 802.11g Wi-Fi networks. This is important as some manufacturers of Wi-Fi security cameras may claim that the camera is wireless when in fact it utilizes proprietary radio for wireless transmission and may possibly not work with your network.
Wi-Fi security software can be downloaded off websites or be purchased, but most software comes with the Wi-Fi security camera itself. They include brands such as iPIG Wi-Fi Hotspot VPN Security, AccessPatrol and Outpost Security Suite Pro.
When installing the Wi-Fi security camera consider the following. Although Wi-Fi camera can run on batteries, it might be much better to identify an electrical power source. So instead of relying on batteries that can easily run flat, it is more practical to use an AC power source as back up.
Wi-Fi security cameras are made for indoor use. Deciding to place them outdoors might require you to place them in a weather covering to prevent water damage. At the end of the day it is an electronic and water that finds its way into the cameras parts might be destructive.
Also important, check for potential RF interference such as microwaves that could corrupt its operation and lastly, employ encryption and authentication to increase Wi-Fi security.