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Wireless Video Camera Systems

What is a wireless camera?

A wireless camera has an attached transmitter that sends video signals to a receiver. That receiver can be connected to a TV if you want to see a live image, or one of our security DVR's if you would like to record it. No wires are necessary between the camera/transmitter and the receiver. 

What is included in a wireless camera system?

Our standard system with Digital 700' LOS (line of site) range includes a variety of features:

  • Your choice of high-resolution Day/Night camera from our selection of cameras.
  • 4 channel 2.4 GHz digital receiver with external 3db Omni-directional antenna (2) 12vdc power supplies
  • Uses up to 4 million sets of random ID codes to protect privacy.
  • Dynamic selection technology to reduce interference.
  • D1 resolution using MPEG4 encoding/decoding
  • Includes 2 x 3.5mm stereo jack to RCA cables for input to transmitter
  • Includes 2 x 3.5mm stereo jack to RCA cables for output from receiver.
  • 1-year parts and labor warranty

How do wireless cameras record?

In a wireless system, the camera/transmitter sends the signal to the receiver. The signal penetrates walls and other objects before the receiver captures it and connects to a DVR for recording. If you don't have an existing DVR you can look at our DVR Options, or feel free to call in and discuss your needs with one of our experts.

How far can video be transmitted?

The ranges given in our specifications are rated LOS (line of site), which refers to the distance between the transmitter and receiver with no obstructions between them. The standard system offers 700 feet LOS, while other systems can reach as far as 10 miles LOS. 

What is the penetration ability of the signal through walls/ceilings/objects?

Our standard 700 feet LOS (line of site) system can typically penetrate 6-8 interior walls with ranges up to 400 feet and is designed to work comfortably in a 5500 square foot home or office. The signal penetrates most solid objects, including glass, plastic, wood, fiberglass and some metals. The denser a material, the more the signal is weakened. 

How do I get the best range when using wireless video? 

  • Place the camera/transmitter where there are the fewest obstructions between it and the receiver.
  • Place the receiver higher than the camera/transmitter.
  • Try making adjustments to the locations of the camera/transmitter and receiver. Moving the location in any direction by only a few feet will often improve the reception.
  • Turn off, or put more distance between other wireless devices such as cordless phones or wireless internet routers and the transmitter/receiver.
  • Press and hold the pair button on the transmitter until the light starts flashing, then press and hold the pair button on the receiver until its lights start flashing. The camera should automatically search for the best available wireless channel and pair itself automatically.

How many wireless cameras can be used at the same time?

All of our systems are capable of operating up to 4 cameras simultaneously on different channels depending on the environment and how saturated the area is with wireless signals.

Can wireless cameras be used with wired cameras?

Yes. You can use wireless cameras in any security system that uses wired cameras. For example, you could use 12 wired and 4 wireless cameras together and record them all on a single DVR. 

Can a wired camera be converted to a wireless system?

Yes. We offer transmitters and receivers that are designed to connect easily to any video camera so you can get rid of the wires in your current system. 

Can a system run on battery power?

Yes. We offer rechargeable battery packs and chargers that can power our wireless cameras. They supply power to a typical wireless camera for 6-8 hours before they need recharging.  Our Battery Selection

What other equipment do I need?

Our wireless video camera systems come complete with everything you need to send and receive the video signal. To view the live signal, just hook the receiver to any TV. To record the live signal, connect the receiver to a DVR. 

If you do not find your answer here, you may also ask your questions directly by  Email or call us at (800) 618-7491.

Our customers enjoy Free Lifetime Technical Support through our Toll Free Number on any system purchased from us.