Wireless, Wired and 3G/4G) for a Certain Scenario

Presently there is an alarming rate of increase in crimes and burglaries all over the country. There is a pressing need to increase security measures at homes and businesses. One of the main ways to secure premises be it residential or business is by installing security or surveillance cameras. Many consumers don’t know the differences among several IP surveillance camera models and its network connections. It could be wireless, wired and mobile. Wired IP CCTVs are connected via LAN or data cables while wireless IP cameras get connected through a wireless router and the mobile camera has a built-in slot for a 3g/4G sim card that would supply Internet connection via 3G/4G

Wired IP CCTVs

Wired IP CCTVs are connected via LAN cables and offers a better quality of the images as well as audio recordings since there little to none of signal interference. The signal from the wired IP CCTV is also less prone to hacking or tampering from outsiders because it directly connected to the monitor and recording device via the data cables.

Recommended models:

Dome IP Cameras:

  • PowerCCTV PC-VD21-312R
  • PowerCCTV PC-D13-4WIR
  • PowerCCTV PC-D21-312-IWDR (Indoor)

Bullet IP Camera:

  • PowerCCTV PC-B21-312-IWDR

Recommended Applications

  • Residential
  • Offices
  • Business establishments such as supermarkets and beauty salons
  • Church
  • Government offices
  • Gas stations
  • Factories
  • Manufacturing sites

However there are many instances or scenarios where cabling is not possible or laying out cables in the site or location is not safe and can be a hazard. Then wireless IP security cameras are the best option for that. The conditions when you consider the wireless IP security camera are below:

  1. The RJ45 cable has a distance limitation of up to 300 feet if you go beyond that you have to use an extender which we also have but more than 500 meters and the signal will still diminish.
  2. Environment where the IP camera is located is always changing such as the scaffolding in construction sites
  3. Laying out data cables or wire is not possible or hazardous.

Wireless IP CCTVs

A wireless IP security camera requires minimal wiring but should be connected through a wireless router. It spares the floor and walls from cabling hassles such as drilling and spoiling the design or décor of the premises. Wireless IP security cameras can be susceptible to loss of signals or interferences by weather conditions or from other devices such as cellphones and televisions. Despite being wireless this type of camera still needs to get connected to a power source.

At PowerCCTV we have the solution to be able to connect the wireless IP security camera via a WiFi extender so businesses such as refineries can still use the wireless IP CCTV by connecting it to a wireless router within the access point of 5 miles.

Recommended models: PowerCCTV PC-B21-312-WDR

Recommended Applications:

  • refineries
  • construction sites such as scaffolding
  • boat security systems
  • shopping mall annex
  • building annex
  • Schools
  • Farms

However there is still the scenario when the wireless IP surveillance camera won’t be feasible especially when you cannot get enough Internet bandwidth or there is no access point beyond 5 miles.


3G/4G IP CCTV has a slot for the SIM card that would provide the 3G/4G Internet connection. This camera type does not require cabling and has no networking requirements. Users usually manage these cameras via the cloud portal.

Recommended models: PowerCCTV PC-B21-312-4WDR

Recommended Applications:

  • Construction sites monitoring
  • Delivery trucks monitoring
  • Bus and Public transport monitoring
  • Mass transportation monitoring such as trains
  • Parking lots
  • Farms
  • Crossing lanes in the railroad
  • School vans
  • Police vehicles such as armored vans and cars
  • Monitoring checkpoints

Note: ISP data charges per month applies

IP CCTVs can come in wired, wireless or 3G/4G network connections. It is important to know the exact limitations and requirements of where you intend to place the security cameras. As a rule of thumb for selection, By default you should see and make sure first if having wired IP cctv is feasible to implement, if not then change to WiFi and lastly if WiFi or your requirements won’t let you have it possible then use 3G/4G.

For a free consultation please contact us at  1-212-997-2000 or e-mail us at contact@powercctvs.com