There is no best solution, only right solution. Here are factors to consider when choosing the right security camera system.
- Consider the wiring you already have in place.
PoE camera system requires wired connection via CAT5/CAT6 cable, if there are cables running in your house and you just want to replace the old system, then the PoE is the best choice. However, if this is the first system and you don't want to deal with messy cables, the WiFi system is an alternative.
- Budgets for a new security camera system
Due to the high resolution and multiple channels, the Reolink PoE security camera system is more expensive than the WiFi system. you can make choice upon budgets.
- Do you need more than 1080p (2 Megapixel) resolution?
The Reolink PoE security camera system starts from 4-megapixel, follows 5-megapixel and will have 8-megapixels in the future. The WiFi security camera system is only in 1080P resolution. The higher the resolution, the brighter and sharper the images are.
- How long do you expect the data transmitted?
The maximum connection distance for a POE system is 100 meters with CAT6 cable, which is 2-5 times than WiFi system(It depends on the WiFi network environment). Since data transmission is through wired cable, there is no signal interference, no signal jamming.