Wired Cameras – To cut or not to cut the cord!

wired camerasShould you cut the cord on your wired cameras?

Wired cameras and wireless cameras both have their own set of advantages and disadvantages. The choice between them depends on your specific needs and preferences. Here are some benefits of wired cameras compared to wireless cameras:

Reliability and Consistency

Wired cameras tend to be more reliable and consistent in terms of connectivity. They are not prone to signal interference or dropouts, which can be a concern with wireless cameras, especially in areas with a lot of electronic devices or thick walls.

Stable Video Quality

Wired cameras typically offer a more stable and higher-quality video stream compared to wireless cameras. They can transmit video with minimal lag and compression, resulting in clearer and smoother footage.


Wired cameras are generally considered more secure because their physical connections are harder to tamper with. Wireless signals can potentially be intercepted or disrupted by unauthorized individuals.

Unlimited Power Supply

Wired cameras are powered by the same cables used for data transmission, ensuring a consistent and uninterrupted power source. This eliminates the need to worry about changing batteries or recharging wireless camera units.

Longer Distances

Wired cameras can be installed at greater distances from the recording or monitoring equipment without experiencing significant signal loss. This makes them suitable for larger properties or areas that require extended coverage.

Less Susceptible to Hacking

While no system is completely immune to hacking, wired cameras are generally considered less susceptible to remote hacking compared to wireless cameras, which might have vulnerabilities in their wireless communication protocols.

Reduced Maintenance

Wired cameras typically require less maintenance compared to wireless cameras. With wired setups, you don’t need to worry about changing batteries, managing wireless signals, or dealing with potential wireless interference issues.

Consistent Performance

Wired cameras are not affected by environmental factors such as signal interference from other wireless devices, changes in weather, or physical obstacles that can impact the performance of wireless cameras.

If you have an existing wired network infrastructure in place, it may be more convenient and cost-effective to integrate wired cameras into that network.


It’s important to note that while wired cameras offer these benefits, they also come with their own challenges, such as the need for proper cable routing during installation and potential limitations in terms of flexibility and mobility. For this reason, Sonitrol provides professional installation to allow business owners to invest in hard wired options.  Ultimately, the choice between wired and wireless cameras should be based on your specific security and monitoring requirements, as well as the technological and logistical considerations of your environment.


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