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Everything You Need to Know About Cellular Surveillance Cameras

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A cellular surveillance camera is an ideal solution for locations where fixed power and internet connectivity is not available. Learn all you need to know here.

The Complete Guide to Cellular Surveillance Cameras

Every WCCTV surveillance unit is optimized for video delivery via cellular networks. This short article breaks down everything there is to know about cellular surveillance cameras. 

For over 20 years, WCCTV has been at the forefront of combining cellular transmission with video surveillance systems. We were the first and only company to have a surveillance system certified for Verizon networks

Our experience in delivering video via cellular networks is unrivaled, and the insight below covers everything there is to know about cellular surveillance cameras.

What Are Cellular Surveillance Cameras?

Cellular surveillance cameras are a type of security camera. They do not require an Internet connection, cabling, or WiFi access - instead, they connect to a cellular network for data transfer.

They operate similarly to a cell phone: a cellular modem is built into the cameras, allowing video to be wirelessly transmitted to the operator or a remote monitoring center.

As these surveillance cameras operate over the cellular network, a SIM card is required for their operation, and this SIM card similarly uses data to your cell phone when it connects to the internet. 

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What are the Typical Use Cases For Cellular Surveillance Cameras?

Cellular surveillance cameras are ideal for security and monitoring applications where installing a fixed security camera network is either impractical or impossible. 

Such examples include construction sites, where the project will only last for a number of months. Installing permanent security cameras at these locations makes no sense, and using security guards is often expensive and inefficient. 

Cellular cameras have become the new 'must-have' for construction job site security based on their cost-effectiveness, convenience, and reliability.

Cellular surveillance cameras are also often provided with solar-powering options, which makes them ideal for locations with no fixed power or internet connection.

Other key use cases include:

  • Parking lot security 

  • Temporary law enforcement applications 

  • Events security 

  • Vehicle storage facility security 

  • Oil, gas, and energy site security 

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What are the Benefits of Cellular Surveillance Cameras?

Cellular surveillance cameras have many unique benefits; the three key ones we have chosen to highlight are:

Deployment Flexibility

As cellular surveillance cameras are typically completely wire-free systems, they can be installed at practically any location.

The only limitation of where a cellular camera can be deployed is the availability of a 5G/4G network, which is becoming a smaller and smaller portion of the US every day. 

WCCTV's cellular-based surveillance units are plug-and-play systems, so they can be installed and ready to stream in minutes. 

They are also incredibly easy to move from location to location should your monitoring requirements change.

Remote Viewing Anytime for Anywhere

When utilizing a mobile surveillance unit from WCCTV, you get license-free access to our mobile app and desktop software. 

This means you can view live or archived footage from your cameras no matter where you are, at any time of day. 

Having on-demand remote access to your cameras can significantly reduce your requirements for site visits and dramatically improve situation awareness. 

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Secure and Reliable

Traditional wired surveillance cameras are a popular target for malicious hackers.

A wireless camera can be hacked through their Internet connection, and traditional security camera networks can be manually deactivated by removing their power source.

WCCTV's cellular surveillance cameras remove these risks as cellular cameras are nearly impossible to hack, and, as they are power autonomous, they will continue to operate during a power outage.

Ready to learn more about how WCCTV Mobile Video Surveillance Cameras can assist with your applications? Contact our team today on 877 805-9475



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