A wireless CCTV system can be a very inexpensive way to buy peace of mind. It can keep an eye on your kids when you’re at work or watch your house when you’re out of town. A wireless CCTV system can be something as simple as a Nanny cam in your baby’s room or as complicated as five cameras mounted at strategic places around your home and yard. In addition to being inexpensive, wireless CCTV systems are easy to install. In fact, if you choose battery operated CCTV cameras, you can place them just about anywhere.

How do you choose a wireless CCTV camera system?

Here are five things to look for that can help you buy the right CCTV camera system for your home and your needs.

1. Frames per second. This is very important because you can actually buy wireless CCTV cameras that record too many frames per second (FPS). For example, some will record 30 FPS, which is close to real time. However, you don’t really want to record every second of every day, as this requires way too much storage space. The fact is that 30 FPS just isn’t really necessary. Six FPS is usually enough for you to see what’s going on.

2. Resolution. Just why is this important? It’s because the better the resolution the better the picture – just like with your home TV. Some wireless home security systems offer only about 300 lines of resolution. The better ones deliver 500 lines. And exactly what occurs you choose the higher resolution? You will be able to better see what’s going on just as you do when watching high definition TV vs. standard definition.

3.┬áColor vs. black and white. The reason behind that is the fact that when you review video that has been shot in color, it’s just much easier to see what’s going on. Also, black and white video can look washed out and lack definition. However, black and white cameras can be better for outdoor wireless CCTV systems.

4. Direct view or recorded video. This can be important as well. Direct view works well if you want to just watch what’s going on in your home in real time such as with a Nanny cam. However, if you want to be able to review the video at some later time or you want to use it as “evidence,” you will need a system that includes either a video tape recorder (VCR) or a digital video recorder (DVR).

5. Wireless vs. wired. Why are wireless CTV cameras a good idea? A wireless Home Security System is much easier to install, as there are no cables to run around inside walls or ceilings. And many are battery operated so you don’t to install them near an outlet – meaning you can place them just about anywhere in your house.

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