Subscriber Discussion

Wireless Camera Design In A Finished House

Hi, I have customer with a large house, just finished the renovation so opening the walls is a no go....

He needs 4 cameras on 4 sides of the house - its a huge house and there's no easy way to go with wires.

I was thinking: axis + indoor access point (wifi server ?) on/in the wall per camera (i can do some work inside) he already has a wireless network indoor.

Any hardware recommendations? Thanks

Sice there is only 4 cameras Sonos BRIDGE units may do the trick. A separate 5Ghz WiFI network using Uniquity UniFi is another setup we have tried that works well.

What kind of framerates and resolutions are required?

Try to avoid the customer's home WiFi network if you can - because the cameras will slow down there WiFi network significantly.

who chose to use 4 cameras to cover a 'large' (or huge) house?

seems like coverage would not be optimal (not enough cameras), depending on what he expects to be able to see.

Undisclosed, do you have a preference for IP cameras with integrated wireless or connecting IP cameras to a separate wireless bridge/router?

Obviously, you'll need to run wires for power. To the extent you do that, you could run network cable back inside somewhat?

In a huge house, a big risk is the wireless signal being attenuated by internal walls / objects. To that end, I second Bohan's suggestions above.

Undisclosed, try the CCtv camera over existing house electrical wiring like D-Link powerline adapter.

Arie, thanks, powerline is worth considering as an alternative. For those interested in more, see our tutorial on powerline networking for surveillance.