Hardwired vs Wireless Cameras

People interested in Surveillance Camera Systems are always asking us,

  • "Whats the price difference between hardwired and wireless cameras?"

We tell them that the difference is not so much in price, but quality too. Going wireless is appealing at first mention. No more wires around your foundation, lower installation cost, minimizing the aesthetic footprint, etc.

The truth, however, is that there are hidden costs and drawbacks of going wireless that consumers don't realize until post-purchase. 

  1.  "Wireless" in most cases applies to wireless data transfer. In this scenario, the camera is still required to be wired to power. Unless a battery pack (and a lot of extra $$$) is incorporated with the device, wires still need to persist. 
  2. Wireless Data Transfer is as reliable as your WiFi. Increased internet activity and other network impediments can slow your video feed down to a halt. The real kicker in this situation is that the camera is unable to connect to the DVR, and thus record, if the network fails. 
  3. 'Camera packs' from Amazon or Costco have all the drawbacks associated above, but also lack in image quality, durability, and privacy. In most cases, there is no DVR included in the pack. Therefore, there is no way to record any footage. Recording is then outsourced to the camera manufacturer's "Cloud" for a monthly fee, giving this 3rd party access to footage of your home or business that you may consider sensitive.

Bottom line is: if you want a system that will last for years without maintenance, go hardwired. We at ADSC offer wireless, but we recommend in almost every situation to go hardwired. With this recommendation we take great care in securing wires, hidden to avoid sight or tamper. Wire is cheap, and we optimize our labor time to save you money whenever we can. 

Most importantly, we provide the quality image that we've become known for at The American Direct Security Co. 


Protecting You and Yours


Creative Solutions

Almost every Surveillance Camera Project comes with its own set of challenges and obstacles. 

That is when the job gets interesting.

At ADSC - The American Direct Security Co., we excel at generating creative solutions to produce the quality product that our customers have come to expect from us. 

Our friend RM had a very challenging home to work around. There was no direct route to wire the cameras to get the angles she wanted. The easy option would be to wire along the exterior of the house and along her perimeter fence; but that would prove to be both vulnerable and aesthetically unappealing. 

Therefore, since we could not run above ground, we ran below. 

By burying the wire and running PVC pipe, we were able to secure the connection and produce the images requested by our customer. 

As you can see by the images below, the camera is completely inconspicuous with no penalty to the picture! 


You guys did a really good job. I’ll let you know if I want a few more cameras soon!
— RM

College Student - Professional Security


Independance Day, Fireworks, Vacations and Happy Summer Days.

Our customers do not throw caution to the wind when leaving town. Our friend Tucker, 21 years old and a student at the University of Akron, worked hard for the home he earned and maintained. Along with being a full-time student, Tucker works full-time at Swenson's Drive-In Restaurant. 

Being 21, one would think summer would be all about fun and games. Not for Tucker. For him, security of his property outweighed other options. 

When he approached us, he wondered how someone on his budget would be able to afford cameras. 

I told him not to worry about it. We'd take care of him. 

Tucker got his cameras, and his summer with peace of mind, paid for by 3/4 of his paycheck. 

Wow, that’s amazing.
— Tucker B
Model:BC1209IROD/AHB --- 1080P AHD Day/Night Indoor/ Outdoor Dome Camera

Model:BC1209IROD/AHB --- 1080P AHD Day/Night Indoor/ Outdoor Dome Camera