Wireless security cameras do not run off of batteries and need to be plugged into an electrical outlet. The "wireless" aspect takes place between the camera and the receiver. A constant supply of power is necessary for true surveillance and has many added benefits over other battery-operated "wire-free" security options.
Wireless security cameras are built for continuous recording. This requires a constant power supply.
"Wire-Free" security cameras inherently come with battery issues and maintenance.
Busy areas will trigger the motion detection sensor often and drain the batteries of wire-free cameras.
Infrared lights require power. This is why the night vision range on a "wire-free" camera is minimal.
A true surveillance camera is always on, not just when motion is detected. This is why a wireless security camera requires a hardwired connection to an electrical outlet. It is constantly transferring data back to the recorder so you don't miss a single moment.
A security camera without a constant power supply is not as dependable. You don't want to worry whether the motion sensor was triggered or whether your batteries still had power when you needed your camera most.
You may have to avoid installing battery-operated security cameras in high traffic areas. These locations will drain their batteries quickly since they turn on every time motion is detected. So important areas such as doorways or your front yard won't be properly covered and might cause you to miss the action entirely.
Furthermore, you may have to avoid outdoor coverage in cold climates. The battery life of these cameras can be greatly affected by freezing temperatures.
Battery-operated cameras just can't sacrifice the power it takes for long range night vision. This is not an issue for a wireless camera with a steady supply of power. They can fully power the infrared lights all night long so you will always have reliable long-range night vision.
Wireless security cameras from Lorex come with all the standard features of a wired security camera, including long range night vision and motion detection (as well as audio monitoring on select models). Many models are even capable of recording HD quality footage. This provides you with installation convenience without sacrifice. The lack of video cable from the camera to the recorder allows for a quick and easy installation. Simply connect the camera to a nearby power source and your camera is ready.
"Wire-free" cameras take this installation convenience one step further but come with more issues and upkeep. They also cannot compete with a few other features that make Lorex cameras the best wireless surveillance option for protecting the things that matter most.
A wireless security camera is supposed to provide you with the same peace-of-mind that a wired security camera does without the long-distance wiring. It is there to capture useful evidence should an incident ever occur. This means 24/7 surveillance, not worrying about dead batteries, installing them in the most important areas, and long-range night vision. All of these aspects require constant power, which is why they must be plugged in. Battery operated wire-free cameras may be even easier to install, but they are not as dependable. Trust Lorex to provide you with the most reliable wireless security solutions and protect what matters most.
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