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Choosing a Wired or Wireless Security Camera?

Nov 30,2022 | LongPlus

Although the terminology can be a little confusing, security camera power options typically include the following:

Wired means that the camera uses wires to connect to both power and the internet.

Wire-free means that the camera is powered by a battery pack and does not require any wires. Because they operate without power cords, these cameras are sometimes referred to as wireless.


You have a little less placement flexibility with wired installation, but your connection will be more dependable and secure. Consider where the wire must be run and how much length is required. Extension cables can be purchased in longer lengths if you need them.


Wired security camera installation steps

Choose a secure location on the wall.

Finding a stud may be necessary for some cameras, although drywall anchors may be included with others.

Make sure the wiring is in place.

Mark the holes, then drill the appropriate ones.

Make sure the wiring is threaded back through the wall and connected to the monitoring source.

Ensure the hole you drill is large enough for the cable to pass through, but not so large that it prevents you from mounting the camera.


Placement flexibility is a huge advantage of wire-free (often still referred to as wireless) cameras, they can install in almost anyplace. However, you should still check that you are inside the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or other wireless connection's range.

Make sure to place your security camera somewhere out of reach so that a thief or a guilty child can't quickly grab it and run. Tech installers advise mounting your cameras at least 7 feet above the ground, but avoid mounting them so high that you can't see what's going on below.