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Wireless Transmission vs WiFi – How do they compare?

The world of Home CCTV can be a little bit confusing for those who are unfamiliar with the equipment, and many naturally look to compare it to more familiar technology. As a result, one of the most common questions we get asked is whether our Wireless CCTV cameras use WiFi networks,  as these are now almost ubiquitous in many homes. WiFi, or Wireless networking, is now used by most smartphones, tablets and laptops. It shares many similar features with the Wireless transmission we use with our CCTV cameras, but is ultimately a very different animal. In this post I hope to clear up some of the differences between the two systems.

All of our Wi-Fi enabled devices will be indicated by this logo
All of our Wi-Fi enabled devices will be indicated by this logo

The vast majority of our cameras use Wireless transmission to send video to a receiver, but we do have some IP cameras that can connect to a network using WiFi. This lets you log in from anywhere in the world over the internet in order to view live footage. These cameras have a much more complex set up, but are incredibly useful security tools once up and running.

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