When we install wifi cameras we do not use the customers WAP, we use our own, that does not broadcast SSID and is encrypted. Typical home security installation includes hardwired cameras for outside permitter security and indoor wifi cameras for viewing pets, elderly/kids/nanny…etc. Some of our customers have hardwired indoor cameras, but typically they're looking to have the freedom to move them from room to room depending on what they need it for that day. Most of our customers are in rural areas, if a neighbors signal interferes with ours, they must have some seriously powerful equipment.
Our customers understand the downfalls of using wifi cameras, they understand when the power is out the camera is down. For indoor cameras, they're more concerned with a low price point and ease of installation than anything else. They invest their money on exterior cameras and add indoor cameras as a bonus. All of my customer who purchased wifi cameras have comeback for more. It’s an easy sell for me, I preconfigure it at the office to connect to their system. Ship it to them, login to their system remotely to configure recording and I am done.
Consumers would rather have some security than no security. Of course there’s problems with wifi cameras, but when hardwiring cameras isn’t in the budget and wifi cameras are. They’re going to either buy them from you or someone else. Personally I would rather sell it to them.
In all of the wifi cameras we have installed, we have had zero problems, no service calls or long technical support calls.
The majority of home burglars are intoxicated, I doubt their coming equipped with wireless jamming devices (Could they? Absolutely, thats why we have exterior hardwired cameras). The majority of home burglars come in through the front door. So let’s say they do bring jamming equipment that destroys the wifi signal on indoor cameras, no problem. Front door cams got them. If they get in to the house, they’re going to hear the siren from the alarm system as well.
If they do jam the cameras, the customer will also get a notification of video loss and can view exterior cameras from the app and be at the ready to verify an alarm on the intrusion system app if someone is breaking in. If there is a power loss at the house, the alarm app will send a push notification for that too.
If an intruder has the equipment necessary to disable all security systems theres a pretty good chance their smart. If they’re smart there not breaking in to a small home where the budget didn’t allow for hardwired cameras. Low budget homes attract stupid criminals not Danny Ocean.
I’m on a plane now so I apologize of this is disorganized, just wanted to get my opinion out there.
Whether we like it or now, there are millions of homes in America using wifi cameras. Why not be the one selling them?