This post was originally published on July 31, 2018 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

Consider the apps you use on your phone daily. From banking to online shopping, your life revolves around being connected, which is why a mobile security app can make your life easier.

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.

They are not wired—instead, they connect to a cellular network for data transfer. Because of their wireless connectivity, cellular cameras are an easily accessible way of keeping tabs on your home at all times.

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

A Safer System

While traditional surveillance systems, such as wired systems, provide peace of mind, it’s important to acknowledge they can be easily hacked.

Wireless cameras can be hacked through their Internet connection and wired cameras can easily be deactivated by an intruder with one easy snip—so both options have major drawbacks. Homeowners can eliminate these risks by using cellular security cameras. Here are some of the reasons they are useful:

  • Cellular security cameras run on the same network as your cell phone.
  • 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. Whether you’re on vacation or just running errands for the day, mobile security solutions keep you in the loop.

Viewing a security feed (without the need for Wi-Fi) can become one of many tasks you complete via cell phone.

When looking for a mobile solution, look for a security provider whose mobile app is password protected. This will ensure 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. Cameras can also be moved from place to place so there’s no need to worry about damaging paint or walls. Such flexibility makes it easier to put cameras in exactly the right locations to catch intruders.

To learn more about what options are available for your security system, check out our free resource and find what solution is best for your home.