How far can wireless security cameras work?
Wireless cameras are very popular in the DIY world due to their ease of setup and low installation costs and flexible mounting options that can be mounted/installed in locations previously unavailable to standard wired cameras such as letterboxes, pool areas and backyard fences.
Most brands of wireless security cameras sold today support the most common network standards we use at home and in work so depending on which protocol you choose to use,, this essentially dictates the effective working distance between your Security camera and network access point.
Common Wireless Network standards
802.11b achieves speeds of up to 11 mbits/s using the 2.4ghz band and a workable range of 45 metres.
Supporting data transfer rates up to 54 Mbps, 802.11g has a workable range of 45 metres the 2.4gz band.
802.11n (Wi-Fi 4)
Supports transfer speeds up to 600Mbps on the 5gz band and a maximum workable distance of 50 metres.
802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
Supported in newer modems and routers, this specification has multi-station throughput of at least 1 gigabit per second (1 Gbit/s) and single-link throughput of at least 500 megabit. 802.11ac has a maximum workable range of 50 meters
My Wireless security camera can't connect?
Wireless security cameras function best when there is a clear line of sight between the camera and your modem/router although there are other factors which may alter the distance including modem and camera quality, line of sight, dense building structures, power outages and poor device quality. If you are unable to connect your camera or you are having network issues, Alltronic Security Cameras can help with top quality servicing across Brisbane and surrounds..
Wireless Camera Security
In order to keep your camera feed secure from prying eyes, you should take and make every effort to secure your network. This involves strong wireless network passwords and also implementing secure mounting options.
Alltronic Security and Electrical are security camera specialists in the Brisbane area, so contact us on 07 3353 3248 and we would be more than happy to assist.
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