What would you do if some armed crazy guy crashes into your house? Are you going to scream your lungs out, loud enough for the police station to get notified? Or will you pick up the phone, dial 911, give your name, address, and explain the current situation? Too late for all of these stuff, dude. The best way to do is by employing preventive measures. A surveillance camera perhaps? You got it! But we won’t be settling with the wired systems. I recommend the wireless surveillance system.

In wired surveillance, installation is a big headache. Laying long lengths of wire, drilling holes everywhere, removing household stuff that blocks the path of the surveillance wire is such a hassle, especially when the thing you’re going to remove has been there for years. This is the reason why wireless security cameras are becoming increasingly popular.

Wireless security cameras are ideal in almost all types of locations and situations, whether home security, common business areas or in corporate establishments.

Components

A wireless camera system is made up of three basic components: the camera, transmitter, and the receiver. The transmitter transmits images taken by a surveillance camera to a television receiver. Be prepared for the following statements, these might cause nose-bleeding: The receiver comprises a power deriving circuit that derives driving power for the surveillance camera from an antenna lead-in wire. The transmitter for a surveillance camera as described above may further include a detection unit that detects a significant change in a location under surveillance.

Brands

Deciding on the camera you will use will probably be the most difficult task in the set-up process. A popular brand of camera is the X10 Surveillance Camera that provides all the video security muscle. Another popular brand is the Swann PIR Hidden Camera with “Imitation Motion Detector” that provides an original alternative in discreet surveillance for only $49. Here’s another brand that will surely wow you! The D-Link DCS-5300G – High Speed Wireless 802.11G Internet Camera. Pretty expensive ($850.24), but this fully featured device will nonetheless cause a lot of headaches to all aspiring intruders.

Prices

Enough with the nitty-gritty’s. Just to review the mentioned details above, setting up a wireless surveillance system seems like a painless procedure. That’s right. Painless procedure. But how about painless expenses? Maybe not. We should accept the fact that technology brings good things to life, but note that they also require bigger resources. More functionalities, higher cost. A simple system will cost you about $500 to $1,000 per camera. So a complete set might have a price range of about $2,000 to a whopping $25,000.


Tips

To avoid excessive expenses, preparing and buying surveillance systems requires intensive planning and analysis. Here are some tips:

  • You must know what you want to see on your monitor. You’re going to need to plan out the best angles and lcations of your cameras so as to avoid buying more cameras than expected.
  • Buy for the right reasons. Using a high-tech solution to solve a low-tech problem can result in wasted money and effort. If you have vandalism problems in a parking lot or on a side wall, adding lights can be a far cheaper and more effective solution than installing cameras.
  • Learn to weigh things and situations. Don’t waste those bills just for the wrong reasons.