We are getting lots of questions about wired and wireless cameras. Which one is better? What are the advantages and disadvantages? In this post,  I will try to answer to all this questions.








I will start with advantages and disadvantages of wired and wireless systems.

The pros of wired security cameras include:

  • No interference from nearby devices.
  • Signal is not easily to be jammed.
  • Ideal for several zones of protection, good for large homes

The cons of wired security cameras are:

  • Traditional wired burglar alarm security cameras are more challenging to install.
  • Holes are needed to drill to run wires throughout home.
  • Not easily portable once installed in your home or business.

The advantages of wireless security cameras:

  • Easy and quick to install.
  • No drilling holes.
  • Can be place anywhere (within WiFi signal range) for optimal protection.
  • Very easily portable.

The disadvantages of wireless security cameras:

  • Sometimes wireless security cameras could experience interference which can cause them to fail or trigger a false alarm.
  • Risk of being hacked.
  • Usually more expensive than traditional hard wired security cameras.

Also remember that Wireless security cameras need at least one cable or wire for power.


Okay now, when you have basic knowledge, I would like to list 3 aspects of the systems which will help you to decide which one suits you best.

1. Installation and Flexibility

Wireless alarm security cameras take less time to install and require no drilling or wiring compared with traditional hardwired security cameras. In terms of wired security cameras, because of trailing cables, wired security cameras cannot be easily moved or repositioned after they have been installed. In this aspect, wireless security cameras are better than traditional hard wired security cameras.

With the progressive technology, many security camera companies adopt PoE (Power over Ethernet) to power wired security cameras so that the installation process becomes easier than those traditional wired security cameras.

2. Network Signal

Network signal is one of the most important parts of both wired and wireless security camera systems. Since wired security cameras directly connected to your network, you don’t need to worry about Internet loss or interference. While wireless security cameras depend on WiFi signal to work.

3. Aesthetics

Problem of most traditional wired security camera systems is that they create a hog of wires, which is not appealing visually. With wireless security cameras, you can remove them at any time without leaving any damage to your property, because no drilling is required.


I hope this article helped you to understand better the difference between wired and wireless systems. But if you have more questions or need a professional advice, just give us a call at 905-401-0789.