About Battery-Operated Home-Security Cameras

by Alan Donahue

Technological advances have changed how everyday life operates and also how that life is monitored. Using batteries to power security cameras has evolved the monitoring options in order to ensure safety and protection for home owners.


Battery-operated home security cameras use rechargeable battery. Some cameras can plug directly into a USB and charge, while others charge through an AC outlet. Some cameras operate on standard AA or AAA batteries as well. The cameras typically run Wi-Fi technology in order to program to a receiver, but cameras can also be automatically assigned an IP address and are allowed access through an Internet network.


Wireless home security cameras can come equipped as a standard lens and antenna, or be disguised as something else so that intruders and guests do not know it is there. Some of the more popular designs include a boom box, VCR, alarm clock, table lamp, tissue box and a coffee maker.


Battery-operated home security cameras have flexible features depending on each situation. Simple cameras feature black and white footage, average quality and a short wireless span. More advanced cameras feature wireless capabilities, color options and night vision. Expensive cameras can transmit data through multiple walls and over the Internet.


The use of wireless home security cameras has many benefits for the home. The cameras offer surveillance in case of an intruder and if there is one, the video footage is used as evidence in capturing the intruder. The cameras can also be used with suspicion, either with spouses, a nanny, or another member of the home. The cameras last long and they can be placed virtually anywhere because they are wireless.


The use of batteries in a wireless camera can limit the camera's use. A dead battery can result in the loss of recording time and potential footage. Most of the cameras have a back-up port in case they need to be plugged in and charged. In some cases, the WiFi connection may interfere with other wireless devices, but improvements have eliminated many of these shortcomings.

About the Author

Alan Donahue started writing professionally in 2003. He has been published in the Norwich Free Academy "Red & White," UNLV's "Rebel Yell" and on various websites. He is an expert on wrestling, movies and television. He placed second in the NFO Screenwriting Contest and received filmmaking awards from Manchester Community College and Norwich Free Academy. He currently attends Academy of Art University.

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