Personal Uses for Cellular Security
Wireless security seems like a no-brainer. 76% of American households already have, and depend on, WiFi. And with WiFi-enabled security cameras, you can easily move cameras to different locations, store video in the cloud, and record high-quality footage.
But, this doesn’t change that fact that using the wireless network available is not always the ideal solution. If WiFi isn’t available in a remote location, or if bypassing the existing network is preferred for security reasons, there is now another option: cellular security!
What is Cellular Security?
Cellular security devices – cameras and other equipment – are used for surveillance in areas where an internet connection is not available or ideal. These devices operate via a dedicated cellular channel rather than connecting to a local or external network. All wireless signals are sent to a Monitoring Center or an app through encrypted transmissions. In general, cellular signals encrypt all data while protecting and authenticating the identity of the user or device sending the information. Risk of vulnerability is minimal.
With cellular security, you aren’t susceptible to outages of any kind, which means 24/7 surveillance. You also don’t have to be concerned about signal obstruction. Additionally, these devices are just as easy to install, and you can use your smartphone to access footage, set alarms, and complete numerous other security functions.
Personal Uses for Cellular Security
Of course, cellular security has many advantages for your home as it provides you with uninterrupted, round-the-clock surveillance, but the benefit of this kind of security it is that it can also be used in portable applications since it’s not dependant upon your WiFi connection.
Let’s say you’re staying in an Airbnb rental during your vacation. You’re unfamiliar with your surroundings and you want to protect yourself, your family, and your belongings from any suspicious activity. If you’re abroad or in a rural area, you may not have internet access. Or, you may not want to expose your camera to an untrusted WiFi network, or one where your surveillance will be easily discovered. With a cellular security device, you can still maintain surveillance of the area without depending on a WiFi network. And, you have peace of mind while you’re out exploring a new city or destination.
The same goes for a shared workspace, in which you want to protect your belongings or company assets, but you don’t have access to, or trust, the WiFi connection.
Outdoor cellular security cameras are also great for monitoring large, outdoor spaces that are remotely located, like open farm lands or fields where internet connections aren’t possible. Cellular security is even applicable in monitoring the furthest sides of large properties, which are out of range and difficult to reach, such as farm or agricultural fields or livestock pastures. This security option is also ideal for wildlife cameras, which are critical in a wide range of activities from identifying bugs and animals to spotting the starts of wildfires.
And these personal uses aren’t limited to stationary properties or objects. You can use cellular security cameras on the go. Dash cams are crucial in capturing driver behavior in accidents and disputes, and they’ve become an essential tool in assessing the effectiveness of driverless cars. In March 2018, dash cam footage was used to determine the cause of a fatal crash involving one of Uber’s self-driving cars.
In short, cellular security is the most reliable way to protect your property regardless of your location or your access to a network. Contact BrickHouse Security today to find the cellular security option that best fits your needs.