Wireless Security Cameras are a combination
of three components: A camera, a transmitter to send the
signal, and a receiver to receive the signal. A Wireless Camera
transmits video from a built-in transmitter to a receiver,
which is in turn plugged into either a monitor or other
Wireless Cameras come in all shapes and
sizes; some look like traditional Security Cameras, while
others are inconspicuous, Spy Cameras that resemble just about
anything. The possibilities are as endless. Wireless Spy
Cameras are true masters of disguise, like a chameleon, they
observe everything while blending effortlessly with their
Can I make a Regular Camera
A separate transmitter and receiver can be added to any camera
to make it wireless. By choosing your camera, transmitter, and
receiver separately, you can design a system that fits your
How far can Wireless Cameras
Wireless Cameras come all shapes and sizes and are capable of
transmitting to different distances. The transmission range of
a Wireless Camera is usually rated by using the Line-of-Sight
What is Line-of-Sight (LOS)
Line-of-Sight (LOS) Range refers to the ideal broadcast range
of wireless audio/video link (transmitter and receiver)
systems. Line-of-sight means the range when there is a visible
pathway between the transmitter antenna and the receiver
Just like home cordless telephones, TV
reception, and cellular phones, these cameras can be
temperamental and will not operate properly if they are placed
too close to another electronic device, such as a cordless
phone, television, or microwave.
What is the difference between
Most cameras operate on a 2.4 GHz frequency, as do cordless
phones. There are three other frequencies: 2.4 GHz, 1.2 GHz,
900 MHz, 5.8 GHz, each with their own
A 2.4 GHz Wireless Camera comes with multiple channels. No
tuning is required. Overall video quality is better. Range
varies from 200-700 feet.
High resolution video transmission and outdoor medium range
potential makes 1.2 GHz a good choice for multiple system
applications, especially when going through ceilings, floors
and most walls.
This is an amateur band. 4 channels are available in the 900
band. Range varies from 200-700 feet or more depending on
environmental conditions. Its receivers have a tuning knob that
you must adjust to attain a clear, sharp picture.
5.8 GHz is the latest and greatest in CCTV Wireless Security
Equipment. You can record and view up to 4 channels of video
with a range of up to 300 ft. with direct
When using this frequency, you are not
sharing a radio frequency that is considered to be part of the
public band, eliminating interference from other devices. It
can also send a strong signal up to 2,000 feet.
Will other electronic devices
interfere with Wireless Cameras?
generated by a 2.4GHz Wireless Camera may be disrupted by the
2.4GHz cordless phone or other 2.4 GHz devices. Your microwave
oven might also generate a conflicting signal since your
wireless cameras and the microwave operate on the same
frequency. This will not damage your camera.
What is the difference between
a Wireless Camera and a Wireless Network Camera?
ordinary Wireless Camera transmits its A/V data via RCA or COAX
cable to a monitor or a recording device (either a VCR or
A Wireless Network Camera (aka
"Wireless IP Cameras" or "Ethernet Cameras") transmits its
signal via standard computer networking cable. It has software
built-in on its chip that allows anyone on the network to view
the A/V data, just like a computer on a network. There is no
special software needed to view the camera. You can view the
images in a web browser by pulling up the IP Address assigned
to the camera.