Wireless Camera Systems as Powerful Tools for Theft Deterrence

Wireless security systems provide flexible, scalable, and advanced theft deterrence without the high costs and complexity of wired systems.

Last Updated:
June 7, 2024
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Nikki Siegel
Marketing Writer

Security systems protect your business, your employees, your customers, your product, your property, and even your image.

It’s pretty clear that security systems are ideal for every business, but not every business’s property has the ideal setup for a traditional security system. (And in the case of parking lots or construction sites, most don’t have any existing setup at all.)

Traditional wired security systems require extensive infrastructure, and once they’re in place, they’re difficult—and costly—to adjust.

Fortunately, there’s an easy solution to this wired-in problem: wireless security systems.

Wireless security systems offer the same powerful theft-deterrence as traditional wired systems, but with several additional upsides.

The Benefits of Wireless Camera Systems

Wireless security camera systems for theft deterrence offer three distinct advantages over their wired counterparts.

1. Flexibility

One of the best features of wireless camera systems is their flexibility. You don’t need to install costly infrastructure, and the actual installation process takes very little time, saving you even more time and money.

If you don’t like the placement of a camera or your monitoring needs change, you can relocate cameras without tearing out walls or worrying about cabling; simply take down the wireless camera and put it where it needs to go.

Mobile security units take the flexibility aspect of wireless cameras to the next level by incorporating wheels into their design, making it so relocation takes only minutes. This is of particular value for businesses with constantly shifting inventory and surveillance needs such as auto dealerships and shipping yards.  

2. Scalability

The same flexibility that makes wireless camera systems so easy to install also makes these systems incredibly easy to scale. Whether your surveillance needs grow (due to business expansion, renovations, or even temporary adjustments) or shrink, it’s simple to add or remove cameras since you don’t have any wires to worry about.

With video management platforms such as the LVT Platform, you can even go so far as linking multiple locations in one convenient monitoring space.

3. Connectivity

By their very nature, wireless cameras need to be more technologically advanced than their traditional wired CCTV counterparts. Because of this, most wireless cameras have the ability to connect more readily to other advancements and features, such as video management platforms, cloud storage, and remote monitoring.

Remote video surveillance in particular gives you the ability to make your security measures proactive, allowing you to see and respond to any incidents in real time.

Wireless Theft Deterrence

While thieves might want your product or equipment, one thing they don’t want is to be caught. This is a big reason cameras are so effective as deterrents: Wrongdoers don’t want the evidence connecting them to the crime.

The Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) developed the See-Get-Fear model to explain the reasoning behind cameras as effective deterrents. The idea behind it is simple: wrongdoers need to be able to see the camera, get that the camera is there to catch them in the act (or at least provide evidence to convict them of the crime later), and fear the consequences of being caught.

The most effective theft deterrents therefore are cameras in plain view that leave no room for doubt about their crime-catching purposes.

Wireless cameras, particularly those on big, obvious mobile security units, are able to fit this deterrent-centered model perfectly, helping you stop crime before it happens.

Key Points to Consider: Choosing Your System

Wireless systems certainly have their advantages, but every business and situation is unique. Here are some factors to consider when choosing the security system that’s right for you.


Using wireless cameras can save you from costly infrastructure and installation, though this is going to be less of an issue if you already have working infrastructure in place. Wireless cameras powered by solar panels have the added benefit of not adding to your monthly power bill. Keep in mind, however, that some of these wireless cameras may have higher month-to-month costs (this often includes subscription costs for services such as cloud storage).

Whether your system is wired or wireless, contact your insurance provider to see if the security coverage can lower your premiums.

Infrastructure and Power Sources

If your building already has the infrastructure in place for a security system that meets your needs, you might want to take advantage of that. If it doesn’t, it can be a time-intensive, costly, and inconvenient road to get the infrastructure where it needs to be if you choose to use a wired-in system.

Wireless solar security systems are particularly useful when considering security for a parking lot or new construction site where there isn’t already easy infrastructure available to tap into.

Wireless cameras have the added bonus of staying on during a power outage.

Business Needs

If your business is going to stay in the same building with the same setup for the foreseeable future, it could make sense to use a traditional wired system.

If, however, your business is likely to expand or adjust, wireless cameras could give you the flexibility you need to accommodate that growth and any changes.

Some businesses have change built into the core of what they do, making adaptable wireless cameras significantly more appealing. (Examples include construction sites, auto dealerships, and shipping yards.)

Storage and Accessibility

Different businesses are going to have different video storage needs, especially as some are required to have footage from the last 30, 60, or 90 days accessible. When choosing your system, make sure it has the storage capacity available to meet those requirements. Access to cloud storage can certainly help in those situations as cloud storage is virtually limitless.

Cloud storage and live remote accessibility enable you to retrieve and view your footage from any place at any time. This accessibility makes a world of difference when it comes to monitoring and investigating.

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