Many CCTV projects these days require camera installations in locations where running cables is not desirable due to a range of factors:
- Heritage listed buildings, meaning no visible conduit or modification to the building is allowed.
- Multi-tenanted buildings where strata approval for work is required on common property.
- Physically running the cable could be too expensive (e.g. digging trenches or mount poles for wires).
- Connect multiple buildings together that are further than the maximum run length of available cable technologies.
In these cases, utilising wireless transmission can significantly reduce time and expense. Of course, wireless transmission is not a silver bullet. There is always the risk that a wireless signal is susceptible to jamming, which may exclude it’s use in high risk installations. Analogue video transmissions were easily jammed and not encrypted so anyone with the right receiver could view the feed. Wireless IP transmission resolves these issues and not only can it transmit CCTV video feeds safely but can also connect whole network systems together. These products, such as the Ubiquiti range, are built on well tested, highly reliable technology.