IP WiFi Recorders
WI-FI recorders are connected to the monitoring network using a wireless network. Therefore, video transmission from cameras to the recorder takes place without the need to run a network cable. In this type of set, you can easily connect additional cameras, if necessary
Advantages of WI-FI recorders
The configuration of this type of devices is very simple and does not require professional skills. You can install it yourself, especially since the cameras do not require a network cable.
By default, image compression is important, thanks to which the saved data will not take up too much space on the disk. The best will be h.264 and h.265. For many customers, flexible access to the image recorded from cameras is extremely important. It is visible not only on a computer, but also on mobile devices such as a phone or tablet. This allows you to freely control what is happening in your household, company or business premises. Many people use such a solution to, for example, observe animals left at home or in the yard.
Among the advantages, it is also worth mentioning the lower cost of installing a monitoring system. That is why it is so often used by private individuals at home. In such conditions, possible interference in the WI-FI signal is not such a big problem as installing POE IP cameras.
It is worth remembering that all elements of the system based on wireless internet signal must be within the range of WI-FI operation. Therefore, when performing the installation, you should carefully check what this range is and what will be the most optimal placement of the router and recorder at home. It should be in a safe place that is not accessible not only to children, but also to any unauthorized persons.
WI-FI recorders - enlarging the monitoring set
Monitoring in which the wireless Internet network is used is eagerly used in places where simple operation and the freedom to expand the set with additional cameras are emphasized.
When choosing a WI-FI recorder, however, you should pay attention to how many cameras it can handle. It will depend on this whether we will freely connect another one to it in the future, if necessary. For home use, a device supporting up to 4 cameras may be sufficient. With slightly more complex systems, it may be, for example, 8 devices operating wirelessly. Remember that a specific recorder will support a limited number of channels. While the choice of IP WI-FI monitoring gives us a relatively large freedom in connecting other cameras, it is not so obvious from the point of view of the recorder's capabilities. Therefore, before buying, it is worth considering how many cameras we will possibly enlarge the monitoring system in the future.
WI-FI and freedom of action
It is worth noting that the fully wireless cameras are not connected to the network via a cable in any way. They connect to the recorder via the WI-FI network, and they take their energy from the built-in battery. This type of monitoring is very mobile, which allows for great freedom of operation. To be effective, it usually does not record continuously. Such work would cause the battery to run out quickly. The image is therefore only saved after motion is detected. This gives many possibilities for the use of the camera. For example, it can be used as an electronic nanny while the parents, for example, go out into the garden while the child is asleep. They can then not only hear it, but also check on a mobile device if the toddler has quietly left the bed and started wandering around the house.
In short - it can be easily noticed that WI-FI recorders with cameras working in this system are most often chosen to monitor small areas - houses and small offices. They provide flexibility, low input cost and ease of use of the equipment. That is why laymen and people unfamiliar with Internet systems can handle it very well.