Compare – Which Type of Security System is Right for You?


Use our comparison chart to easily choose the best security system – wire-free, powered wireless, or wired.

Wire-Free Powered Wireless Wired
Smart Security Camera Pan & Tilt Powered Wi-Fi Wired CCTV
What do you want to do?
Securely monitor home or business
Get alerted when activity is detected
Stay connected to family, pets, and possessions when away
Continually record video
Monitor audio Hear Hear & Talk Hear Hear (NVRs)
Mount camera(s) outside
View & play back on your smartphone
How do you want to connect?
No cables or wires: runs on rechargeable battery
No drilling. Easily move camera location(s)
Reliable Wi-Fi signal at the camera location
Wi-Fi video, but cameras plug into power
Professional level security that’s always on. Cables required.
Have you also thought about?
High capacity local storage
Local storage & cloud backup Local only

Learn more about the differences between Wired, Wireless, and Wire-free security systems.