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How Do Wireless Security Cameras Work?

Feb 26, 2016|

While video surveillance systems are not a new invention, the fact is advancements in technology are now fine-tuning this important aspect of nearly all home security systems.

How do wireless cameras work?

Wireless cameras work by transmitting the camera's video through a radio (RF) transmitter. The video is sent to a receiver that is connected to a built-in storage device or through cloud storage. Through your monitor or receiver, you'll have an easy link to access all of your image or video clips.

Vivint home security systems provide a number of valuable safety benefits for property owners. But a wireless security camera system may probably be one of the most beneficial of all components for your house.

That's because of five standard functions wireless security cameras introduce to home security systems. Those are:

  • motion detection
  • wireless technology
  • scheduled recording
  • remote viewing
  • automatic cloud storage

Those security camera functions have made Vivint home security systems now more effective than ever.

Wireless Technology

Vivint wireless security camera systems have eliminated the need for installing bulky and obtrusive wiring that must be run to each camera, as well as offering some convenient features.

Whether indoors or out, wired security camera systems have one major fault – the wires can alert intruders there is a surveillance system in place, and they can potentially cut the wires to avoid detection. With Vivint wireless security camera systems, there are no wires to alert intruders that they are being monitored, and the network signal will still transmit even if the power goes out.

Motion Detectors

Vivint wireless security camera systems can be outfitted with motion sensor technology that is both energy-efficient and more secure. Security cameras that include motion detectors will start recording automatically any time they sense movement in range. In the case of pan-and-tilt cameras, the camera lens will automatically point itself in the direction of the motion and record.

Scheduled Recording

One of the biggest advantages of a wireless camera is the option to control your system's recording schedule. Aside from receiving video clips whenever motion is detected, an alarm is activated, or a sensor is triggered, it's easy to schedule your surveillance system to automatically record at certain times.

This safety feature allows you to ensure that your house is as secure as possible. Whether you are remotely monitoring the kids after school, keeping an eye on the babysitter, or simply ensuring hired personnel are doing their job while you are away, scheduled recording ensures you know what is going on in your home at all times.

Cloud Storage

Among the many advanced features of a wireless home surveillance system from Vivint, cloud storage is one of the key components that connect it all. All images and video clips recorded with a Vivint surveillance system are automatically transferred via your home's Wi-Fi network to Vivint Smart Drive cloud storage. This convenient storage allows you to access your clips at any time from your home's control panel, the Vivint app, or your online account.

Remote Access

Finally, the key component that makes Vivint's wireless home surveillance systems more convenient than any other – remote access.

Vivint allows you to remotely access, monitor, control, and adjust all of your home's surveillance systems from your online account, mobile app, or Vivint Smart Hub Panel.

This means you can control, monitor, and manage your home from anywhere, whether you're at home, on vacation in the Bahamas, at work, or in your car. Anywhere that you go, you can access and view what is happening at your home.

How do wireless security cameras work for non-techy people?

While these features may sound intriguing, some wonder about how difficult it is to install. That's the great thing about a wireless camera system: you don't have to be super technical or be into DIY to install one in your home. Vivint offers professional installationto make installing the cameras easy.

Interested in upgrading your home security with a wireless security camera system?

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