As a business owner, you have to protect your assets from intruders and theft. A wireless security camera system is an excellent way to deter criminals and prevent loss of property. A wireless security camera system offers advantages like ease of installation without trenching and cabling, remote access through smartphone apps and other platforms, and cloud-based storage and access.
With so many options on the market today, choosing the right wireless security camera system for your business can be a daunting task. Making the right choice depends on several factors such as the type of business or property you are protecting, the amount of storage you need, the camera features you desire, and your price range.
In this article, we will look at the top 5 wireless security camera systems for business including the best option for farms, parking lots, offices, construction sites, and small-or home-based businesses.
Agriculture- Hikvision Solar
If you run a family farm, tree nursery, or other agriculture-related business, you have specific security-camera needs that may differ from an office setting. Hikvision offers solar-powered security-camera setups that are ideal for securing farms, fields, and forests.
Hikvision’s solar cameras are designed to work in areas without power supplies. A solar panel transforms solar power into electricity and charges the battery, which can last up to 7 days without sunlight. The cameras are easy to set up and connect wirelessly to the internet. Hikvision offers a Value Series, a Smart Series, and a Performance Series, depending upon your price range.
One available model is the DS-2XS2T47G0-LD(W)H/4G/C18S40. Features include the following:
- 4MP ColorVu Solar-powered Security Camera Setup
- High quality imaging with 4 MP resolution
- Standalone with solar panel and built-in battery
- 24/7 colorful imaging
- Provides real-time security via built-in two-way audio
- Supports 4G (LTE-TDD/LTE-FDD/TD-SCDMA/EVDO) communication
Parking Lots- Ubiquiti NanoBeam
Another wireless security camera for business is the Ubiquiti NanoBeam. NanoBeam technology is an exciting innovation in the wireless security camera industry that works well when securing parking lots and outdoor businesses. Ubiquiti produces top-quality, reliable systems utilizing this relatively new technology. This technology uses radio frequency signals to transmit data between two access points, a “point-to-point” connection.
If your parking lot already has light poles, mounting your wireless cameras on them is a convenient way to set up the NanoBeam system. The wireless point-to-point system requires the two access points to have an unobstructed path in order to communicate. Ubiquiti offers a variety of options that can be mounted on a pole, wall, or ceiling.
Ubiquiti security systems are controlled by UniFi Controller Software. This web-based software is easy to set up and allows you to control your system in one convenient platform. The UniFi Controller streamlines adding new system users, monitors device health, and sends alerts if a device is offline.
One model is the Ubiquiti Networks UniFi nanoHD 4×4 MU-MIMO 802.11ac Wave-2 Access Point.
- operates on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies
- nanoHD supports the intuitive UniFi Controller Software
- UniFi comes bundled with a non-dedicated software controller that can be deployed on an on-site PC, Mac, or Linux machine; in a private cloud; or using a public cloud service
- compact design delivers a cost-effective combination of value and performance-site PC, Mac, or Linux machine; in a private cloud; or using a public cloud service
Offices- Alarm.com Wifi
To protect your business’s offices with a wireless security camera system, it’s hard to beat Alarm.com. They have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and millions of customers. They offer a variety of cost-effective business security solutions. Their wireless security camera systems utilize cloud-based technology and have an intuitive interface.
Alarm.com systems provide high-definition, continuous recording with the Stream Video Recorder (SVR). The SVR uses optimized bandwidth, so it won’t slow your internet connection. The upfront cost can vary depending on the system you select— from $100-$1000. A monthly monitoring fee is usually between $40-$70.
The Alarm.com Pro Series cameras feature 4MP HDR video, IR night vision, access to Business Activity Analytics and more. Your Alarm.com camera system will alert you to unexpected visitors, anyone entering a prohibited area, or anyone accessing the building after hours. The Alarm.com app connects with your smart phone or watch.
One model is the ADC V523 Alarm.com 1080p Indoor Wi-fi Camera With HDR and 2-Way Audio.
- 117 degree field of view
- 1080p HD resolution
- two-way audio
- ethernet and WI-FI capable so you can use either method to connect the camera to the internet
- camera will operate on either the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz wireless frequencies
Construction Sites- Videofied XTO640
Videofied offers battery-operated wireless security camera systems suitable for monitoring construction sites and other large outdoor commercial spaces that have adequate cellular reception. These systems are not only wireless, but cordless and weather-proof.
When the camera’s motion sensor is activated, the Videofied system sends a short video to the system monitor. Since the files are small, they will not affect your business’s wifi speed and performance.
The Videofied XTO640 system is portable, so it can be moved to new locations and job sites. The device can be managed by a keypad, a prox key, or a keyfob.
The Videofied XTO-Series kit includes the following features:
- wireless outdoor control panel (XTO640)
- wireless vertical alpha alarm keypad (XMA621)
- wireless indoor MotionViewer camera (IMV601)
- a weather resistant enclosure
- LTE communicator
- 2-way encrypted wireless support for indoor and outdoor motion viewers
Small and Home-Based Businesses- Google Nest
Google Nest battery-operated cameras are a popular and reliable wireless security camera option for small and home-based businesses. Usable both indoors and outdoors, the Nest Cam is a smart product able to tell the difference between a person, a vehicle, and an animal, so you will only receive the alerts that you want. HDR and night vision provide security in low light or darkness.
Wireless installation is easy and convenient. The expected battery life of the Nest Cam in a typical environment is about 3 months. It takes around 5 hours to fully charge the battery using the 7.5 W AC adapter and charger cable provided.
The Google Nest wireless security camera system delivers alerts to your phone. Connected to the Google Home app, you can respond to alerts right away.
Google Nest Features:
- 1/2.8-inch, 2-megapixel sensor
- 130° diagonal field of view
- 6x digital zoom
- 24/7 live view
- Night vision with HDR
- High-quality speaker and microphone
- Full-duplex 2-way audio with noise cancellation
- Single motion sensor
- 110° horizontal field of view
- Up to 25 ft (7.5 m)