Is it Better to Have Wired or Wireless Security Cameras?

When it comes to securing your property, choosing the right type of security camera is crucial. Both wired and wireless cameras have their advantages and disadvantages, and the best choice depends on your specific needs and circumstances.

Let's explore the pros and cons of each to help you make an informed decision.

Wired Security Cameras


  • Continuous Power: Wired cameras are connected directly to your power source, which means they can operate 24/7 without the risk of batteries running out.
  • Stable Connection: With a physical connection to power, wired cameras offer a stable and reliable signal with less risk of interruption.


  • Electrician May Be Required: Installation of wired cameras often requires professional help, which can add to the overall cost of your system.
  • Less Flexibility: Wired cameras are more fixed in their location than wireless options. Wired cameras are limited to where the camera is positioned relative to the nearest outlet.
  • More Complex Installation: The process of running wires through walls and ceilings can be invasive and time-consuming.

Wireless Security Cameras


  • Portability: Wireless cameras can be placed almost anywhere and easily moved as your surveillance needs change.
  • Easier Installation: Without the need for running cables, wireless cameras are generally easier and quicker to install.

One MAJOR Con:

  • Battery Life: Wireless cameras rely on batteries, which will need to be replaced or recharged periodically. While there aren’t many cons to a wireless solution this one disadvantage is why we don’t recommend this option. Cameras draw a lot of power and batteries don’t last long, especially if the cameras are in harsh climates.

Innovate's Recommendation:
Security Cameras Should be Wired for Reliability

At Innovate, we understand the importance of a reliable security system. That’s why we most often recommend wired cameras for their dependability. Our selection of wired cameras ensures that you have continuous power and a stable connection, providing peace of mind that your property is always being monitored.

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Innovate’s Camera Options:

While there may be additional electrician costs required upfront for wired camera installation, Innovate works closely with our customers to minimize these expenses. We believe in providing professional-grade quality and durability at affordable prices, and our team is dedicated to helping you find the most cost-effective solution for your security needs.

For more information or to discuss the best security camera options for your property, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Our experts are ready to assist you in making your home or business safe and secure.

Contact Innovate:

For questions or to schedule a consultation, call or text us at 541-948-0207. We’re here to help you protect what matters most.