Wired security cameras, such as POE IP Camera and hard-wired analog cameras, need wires to realize video transmission and power supply.
Wired PoE IP security cameras typically use Cat 5 or Cat 6 Ethernet wires to communicate with your home network router or NVR. In other words, you can just use an Ethernet cable to connect to your router or NVR for both data and power transmission.
Traditional hard-wired analog security cameras need 2 cables, one for power and one coaxial cable connecting to the DVR for data transmission.
While wired PoE security cameras can work standalone, analog surveillance cameras need to connect with the DVR. The images of PoE security cameras are much clearer than that of the analog type.
You’ve got the 2 main types of wired security cameras. Let’s view the positives and negatives of wired CCTV security IP cameras.
Wired security camera pros:
- No interference from nearby devices
- More stable data transmission
- Ideal for several zones of protection, good for large homes
Hard-wired CCTV security camera cons:
- More challenging to install
- Drilling holes needed to run wires throughout your home
- Less portable