How to Add a Wireless Webcam to your Security System

wireless webcam

wireless webcamFor added security for your home setting up a Wireless Webcam is an excellent addition to your already existing security system.

With the crime rate on the rise in most communities the need to have security surveillance is becoming more of a must rather than a maybe.

To monitor your home remotely with a security camera the use of a Wireless Webcam is an ideal way to go. You will need to have a Wi-Fi network in your home for this to happen.

The idea is to position a webcam in your home and have it set so that it will alert you of any unauthorized movement in the home. It is possible to use just a USB webcam or an Android device as a webcam.

How does a Wireless Webcam work?

There is an electronic chip that the webcam lens focuses a light on. The sensors in the chip converts the light to pixels and the camera transmits it to your wireless router.

Some of the cameras are designed to take pictures continuously, while others are made to only record when the sensor detects movement. There are some that are set to take pictures at regular intervals. The key feature to a Wireless Webcam is the internet connection.

Although it is connected to the internet only you are able to see the images. It is up to you then who you wish to allow to view the images. They will operate whether your computer is on or off

Wireless Webcams are mostly used for indoor security screening, however they may be positioned near a window and the camera pointed towards the outdoor where it is possible to monitor driveways, courtyards, walkways and outer buildings.

It is used to monitor movement, but there can be a problem with is if the wind is blowing the trees around.

When researching the options available for a Wireless Webcam for your home, look for one that will show you a live feed on a mobile phone, of any activity happening in your home.

How many Wireless Webcam does the average home require?

It will all depend on how many entry points there are to your home that an intruder is likely to use. Budget constraints may also play a part in deciding how many are needed.

Naturally security cameras are only a deterrent to a would-be thief. It’s best not to advertise the fact that they are installed, as it will notify an experience thief that they need to disable them before gaining entry.

Wireless Webcams are not only for security, they may also be used for video conferencing with remote participants being able to join in discussions as if they were in the actual meeting room.

There are several styles of Wireless Webcam’s available on the market ranging in price from as low as $30 to over $200. Most will give a range of vision of around 130 degrees and night vision of around 25feet.

Most Wireless Webcams will give night vision and will automatically activate when they detect movement. They are an excellent tool for added security for your home.