Cellular security cameras are a type of surveillance system that can be implemented in homes and businesses. They’re unique from other types of surveillance because they do not require Internet or electricity.

Thus, they are not wired—instead, they connect to a cellular network for data transfer. Because of this functionality, some people refer to them as 3G/4G/5G LTE cameras.

Read on to learn how cellular security cameras can improve your home security.

A Safer System

Surveillance systems can help make homeowners feel safer, but intruders have methods of disrupting the feed. Wireless cameras can be hacked through their internet connection, and wired cameras can become useless if an intruder snips the wire. A homeowner can remedy the issue by making wires inaccessible, but another option is to use cellular security cameras. Here are some of the reasons they are useful:

  • Cellular security cameras run on the same network as your cell phone.
  • They are usually battery-operated, but some use small solar panels.
  • These features allow cellular security cameras to be both wireless and difficult to hack.
  • Because they’re battery-powered, they’re usable during a power outage.

Remote Viewing Made Easy

Home automation and mobile security apps are two helpful security innovations. Fortunately, cellular security cameras integrate well with these technologies. Because the cameras use cell service—like your phone—it is easy to stream a live feed from anywhere on your mobile device.

Viewing a security feed (without the need for WiFi) can become one of many tasks you can complete via cell phone. Consider a security provider whose mobile app is password protected, so that the connection to your cameras is secure.

Location Flexibility

With no need for electrical outlets, cellular security cameras can be placed anywhere on the property. Such flexibility makes it easier to put cameras in exactly the right locations to catch intruders.

Discuss the placement of your cameras with a security provider, who will have knowledge on which vantage points are best.

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