In our constant quest to ensure the security of our spaces, wireless and Internet-connected surveillance cameras are playing an increasingly important role. Thanks to their flexibility and accessibility, they offer an effective remote surveillance solution tailored to a variety of needs. But how do you access these remote cameras and get the most out of them? In this article, Dealeez explores these aspects in detail.
Understanding the technology behind wireless surveillance cameras
To begin with, it’s crucial to understand the different technologies that make remote surveillance possible. So-called “local” cameras that record onto a micro SD card are one option. However, for real-time remote surveillance, Wifi cameras or camera/monitor systems with radio communication are more commonly used.
Cameras with radio communication
Appreciated for their autonomy, cameras with radio communication enable direct communication with a monitor, without the need for other networks or an internet box. Ideal for short-range surveillance, these cameras are particularly effective for monitoring areas close to the house, such as a gate, driveway or garden.
These cameras require less wiring and can be viewed in real time on an indoor monitor. What’s more, most of them are equipped with an alert system in the event of motion detection and recording on a built-in micro SD card, enabling video surveillance even when you’re away.
Wifi wireless surveillance cameras
Wifi surveillance cameras are distinguished by their ability to connect to the Internet, either directly via Wifi or via a network cable. This connectivity enables remote interaction via an application on a smartphone or tablet, or via software on a PC.
To set up, simply install the compatible application or software, create an account and link the camera to it. This process, which is generally free, allows you to view live images, receive alert notifications, view video recordings and change settings at any time, all remotely.
Remote access to wired cameras via recorders
Even for wired cameras, remote access is now possible thanks to recorders. These are boxes that act as a link between the wired camera and a screen. These recorders, equipped with an internal hard drive, can store several weeks of video recordings.
Even if the cameras are not Wifi enabled, the recorders can be connected via an RJ45 cable to an Internet box, allowing remote access to images from the recorder via applications and software.
There are also recorders for Wifi cameras, which offer the same possibilities as a wired recorder.
In short, wireless surveillance cameras connected to the Internet represent a major advance in home security. Whether via radio communication or a Wifi camera, they provide unprecedented flexibility and accessibility for remote surveillance.
It’s important to note that the choice of camera system will depend on your specific surveillance needs. Whether you need a camera to monitor your home while you’re away or you’re looking for a longer-term security solution, there are plenty of wireless, internet-connected surveillance cameras to suit your needs.