There is no right solution, but only a better solution. Here are some factors to consider when choosing the right security camera system.
- Whether you already have wiring in place
Reolink 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 camera system, then PoE camera system 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, Reolink PoE security camera system is more expensive than WiFi system. You can make a choice upon your budgets.
- Do you need resolution more than 1080p (2 Megapixel)
The resolution of Reolink PoE security camera system starts from 4-megapixel, follows 5-megapixels and will have 8-megapixels in the future. The WiFi security camera system is only in 1080p resolution. The higher the resolution is, 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 a WiFi system (It depends on the WiFi network environment). Since data is transmitted through wired cables, there is no signal interference, no signal jamming.