How do Wireless CCTV Systems work?

Did you know that global wireless security market is set to reach $18.3 billion by 2030? Since its invention, the wireless CCTV systems have been widely used and is only gaining more popularity with the advancement in technology, and user convenience. 

How does the CCTV system work?

A CCTV system is a video system that displays real-time viewing as well as footage playback by strategically placing video cameras around a specific area. CCTV Cameras work by capturing a constant sequence of images that are then transmitted by cable or wirelessly to a display monitor where the sequence of images is demonstrated as video footage.

The two main types of CCTV system    

Wired: Cameras and the rest of the system is hard-wired.

Wireless:  There are no wires required as the system works on an internet connection

How do Wireless CCTV Cameras work?    

CCTV’s work on the principle as any other wireless device. They don’t connect with a wire, but use a short-range signal to connect to a hub or a device.

A wireless camera must maintain a signal connected to your network to record and capture footage, after which it is sent to a receiver that is connected to a built-in storage device or through cloud storage, and offers you 24/7 viewing access no matter where you are.

Benefits and Limitations of Wireless CCTV System    


  • Easy to install
  • Budget-friendly
  • Portable
  • Easy Accessibility


  • Always need an internet connection.
  • A disrupted signal connection will force the Wireless cameras to retire.
  • They still need to be plugged into a power socket
  • Always need to be kept within the range of a central network.


CCTV systems work based on capturing a sequence of images and displaying them as Real-time videos. The two types of CCTV systems are wired and wireless systems. Wireless systems work on the concept of connecting to a signal hub connection and giving you 24/7 viewing.

These systems are best for security, affordability, portability, and accessibility. Therefore, when you are purchasing wireless security systems, go for those that are built to handle your safety concerns and can last for years.