Wireless IP Cameras : If I Only Had a Wire…

If you checked out our GeoVision CBW120 / CBW220 Review, you may have noticed that setting up a wireless security camera system within your home/small office can be a breeze.

Setting up an outdoor wireless system can be easy as well…though it will require one extra piece of equipment:  a wireless transmitter/receiver package. This essentially allows you to choose any camera you’d prefer and attach it to the ‘wireless bridge.’

A few important reminders:

  • You’ll need power available where you’re setting up the camera to provide power for both the camera and the transmitter
  • Analog and IP cameras can operate through a wireless transmitter, although the analog cameras will need a video server to interface with the transmitter
  • Several cameras can plug into one transmitter/receiver
  • A wireless receiver is paired with each transmitter
  • The wireless receiver(s) then plug into a switch and then into the DVR for recording/monitoring

Wireless systems can be a great solution for hard-to-wire applications.  A good transmitter/receiver combination will provide high-quality images at a range of up to 1.8 miles!


7 Comments on Wireless IP Cameras : If I Only Had a Wire…

  1. jerilou canale on Thu, 10th May 2012 5:41 am
  2. can i merge 2 cctv dvr in one monitor?

  3. Frankie on Fri, 11th May 2012 11:47 am
  4. How many analog cameras can you put on a video server? Can it just handle one or can it handle more?

  5. Eric N on Fri, 11th May 2012 11:50 am
  6. Good Question Frankie…Video Servers can accommodate up to 4 cameras.

  7. KD on Fri, 11th May 2012 1:47 pm
  8. I really enjoyed this read and Eric. The most important thing that I think people will be surprised to know is how you can incorporate a video server with an analog camera to make it compatiable with the wireless transmitter.

  9. Eric N on Mon, 21st May 2012 11:25 am
  10. That’s right KD … this makes for a more cost-effective IP and/or wireless solution!

  11. James Ward on Tue, 29th May 2012 9:30 am
  12. What are the security risks of attaching a wireless system in comparison to a wireless? Do you think it can be hacked, especially by potential thieves etc.??

  13. Eric N on Sun, 19th Aug 2012 12:31 pm
  14. Good Questions James,
    The potential for hackers to access your video feeds does increase when you broadcast the signal wireless or by making the video feeds accessible on-line. The point of Closed Circuit TV is that it is just that … closed.

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