Installing the ideal security camera is key to having an effective wireless security system. The cameras must be able to cover any area of concern and while at the same time produce video of a reasonable quality. While installing multiple stationary cameras may be necessary to provide full coverage, it may be more cost effective to install pan/tilt/zoom cameras that can be moved around to focus on areas of concern when the need arises, especially if the video feeds will be monitored.
If the video feeds aren’t being monitored, it may be necessary to purchase enough stationary cameras to provide full video coverage if the security requirements demand such. Also consider if installing a system with audio capability will help your cause – audio makes it possible to hear what is going on just outside of the cameras line of sight.
Also consider the wireless range that the cameras can cover before you make a purchase. The last thing you want is to purchase cameras that have less than adequate range and would require the use of wireless repeaters when a another solution would have done the job without the additional expense.
It is easy enough to setup a security system to capture video 24/7, but that would mean burning more electricity, and undergo more wear and tear than would obtain if a intermittent recording solution, such as a motion detection, were used, not to mention the cost of purchasing tapes for an analog setup or enough hard drive space for a PC based security system. Ensure that the cameras you choose have motion detection as well as pan/tilt/zoom and strong wireless capabilities.