What advantages can commercial businesses gain from adding wireless surveillance cameras?
A variety of advantages come from wireless surveillance cameras. As an alternative solution to hardwired surveillance systems, these wireless systems support unique architecture and areas where cabling is not an option. Most people do not know where to start, but for commercial facilities incorporating wireless infrastructure is crucial. That is why now is the best time to look into updating your security measures and considering integrating commercial wireless surveillance cameras as part of your facility’s security.
All security cameras will always need some form of power to functionally operate. In terms of wireless surveillance cameras, this does not mean omitting a power source, but rather harnessing power from different mediums without having a direct line (i.e. wire) from the camera to the receiver. This adaption of wireless data transmission is both cost-effective and allows for easy install, making commercial wireless surveillance cameras an optimal choice for any business.
How are they Powered?
City Municipality Project
Umbrella Technologies has had an array of experiences with wireless cameras. One of our projects in Illinois featured the use of an antenna on top of the areas police station to allow for communication to a bridge they wanted to monitor several miles away with a multi-sensor panoramic camera. The problem the town faced was having security for a major bridge featuring a four-lane highway, but because you cannot have wireless without network connectivity, they didn’t think securing the bridge would be possible. That is where we came in to show them that security is possible in troubling areas. We used an enema enclosure to encase a power source, network device, and camera and had a signal sent to the village’s main video management system over a mile away. We took their problem and created a solution through the use of wireless surveillance cameras.
No Cables required for Wireless Surveillance Cameras
The most apparent benefit of wireless surveillance cameras is the fact that they do not require running cables for installation. This is a tremendous benefit because this allows facilities to have extra flexibility in deciding where to place security cameras rather than being restricted by the specific placement necessities of wired surveillance cameras. Wireless cameras allow for maneuvering cameras quickly and installing them in optimal areas. Along with that, you are able to relocate your surveillance camera at any time without an excessive hassle. A camera that requires cabling ultimately restricts surveillance locations. It forces you to place your cameras only in locations able to run cable and fiber regardless of these areas being suitable for surveillance overview. Trenching is the term that references this task. Trenching is both time-consuming and costly, it requires the demolition of the ground below the site to then lay the cable and then requires the restoration of the trenched land.
Additionally, implementing wireless surveillance cameras in your facility means less criminal tampering. Criminals can dismantle corded surveillance cameras by disrupting power cables and telephone lines. With most wired cameras an obvious dangling chord is present which not only makes it easy for them to spot the cameras but cut their wires as well. With wireless cameras, you can put them in more hidden positions to avoid criminal interference.
These camera systems are highly cost-efficient, especially considering their extensive capabilities. Once you make the investment with the proper integrators you will have little to no problems with wireless cameras for business. Because these cameras are wireless, you save money on a range of costs. Between the cost of cable per foot, use of a trencher, and labor costs cable trenching for wired cameras can cost someone anywhere between $400 to $1,200 depending on the size of the project. Purchasing wireless cameras is a great way to save on the costs of cable and fiber trenching that are brought on by wired surveillance cameras.
Costs You’ll Avoid with Wireless Cameras
Excess Time & Labor Rates
Running Cable & Fiber
Land Destruction & Restoration
Wireless Networking Continuity
Despite criminal efforts to destroy surveillance footage, the data captured by wireless cameras will remain accessible. Most wireless surveillance systems save data directly to the cloud, which keeps the recordings completely safe. Along with that, wireless security systems use advanced encryption techniques for digital data. This makes it so that your video feed is safe from both physical and cybercriminals.
Advanced Motion Sensors
A recent advancement in the technology of wireless surveillance cameras is the implementation of motion sensors. Wireless cameras are great to equip with a video motion detection application. This application will detect and trigger an alarm whenever an object, like a person or vehicle, moves within predefined areas within the camera’s view. Exterior placed wireless surveillance cameras allow for refined motion detection settings. These cameras can be equipped with sensors to save on storage space as well so that when both small and large disturbances are detected surveillance is recorded in low threat areas.
Pole Mounting & Mobile Trailers with Wireless Surveillance Cameras
Something businesses find great to assimilate into their overall security is wireless surveillance cameras in parking lots. The common problem with wired surveillance cameras in parking lots is both the cost and time it takes to install them. With wired cameras, it is necessary to cable trench which is a tremendous hassle whereas with wireless cameras they can be attached to light poles you can simply harness power from the electrical source the light pole uses. This is great for all sorts of facilities wishing to secure their parking lots or even common areas and parks.
Another great feature of wireless surveillance cameras is the ability to create rapid deployment surveillance systems. These mobile video surveillance trailers are designed for easy, quick set up, along with being equipped with weather shields. This means that at a carnival, concert, or festival type of event security cameras can be implemented without the necessity of creating permanent setups. These are also used at sites affected by criminal events or natural disasters.
Ultimately, integrating wireless surveillance cameras into your business will give you a number of benefits. While considering obtaining this tech, keep in mind both the short term and long-term advantages. Wireless surveillance projects require careful planning and as professional integrators with vast experience, we at Umbrella Technologies can deliver successful outcomes. Your business security should be one of your top priorities and implementing wireless surveillance cameras will give you true value for your dollar.