Electronic Camera vs. Solar Camera


Security of the house would be the top priority for any house owner. They would implement several home security system to protect his or her home from incidents such as burglaries or unauthorized intrusion. Installing a network of a security camera system is one example of such security of measures.

Presently in the market, you would be able to find various types of security cameras with various features. But there are only two basic types of camera systems which would be a wireless camera and hard-wired camera system. All forms of solar cameras would fall under the wireless category, and all electronic cameras would fall under wired camera category. Mentioned below are some of the basic differences between these two types of camera.

Power supply

An electronic camera would depend on the power supply from the house to remain functional. Therefore, this wired camera would increase the rating of electricity usage. The increase in the usage of energy would result in an increase in the expenses for the electricity bill.

But in the case of the wireless solar camera, power is generated with the help of solar panel attached with the camera. The panel would increase harness the solar energy so that the camera would remain functional. These solar panels would also charge all rechargeable batteries which are necessary for the night time.

Price Comparison

The price of a wireless solar camera system is higher when compared to the price of a wired electronic camera. The buyer would be able to find several cheap camera parts under wired digital camera category. But the final expense for the wired camera would be much higher than the final costs for the wireless camera system.

Flexibility and Installation Process

The installation processes of both solar and digital camera system are very different. These differences regarding installation processes directly would also affect the flexibility of these cameras.

For the electronic camera system, the user would have to make significant changes to the house for installing these cameras. The camera would require Ethernet and power supply at the point of the installation. This would restrict the flexibility of these types of surveillance cameras.

But for the solar camera system, the buyer would have to drill some holes on the walls to install them. Thus, the process of installing a solar camera system is pretty simple. During the day, it would operate on solar power and during the night it would power from its high power battery to remain operational.

The easy installation would increase the flexibility of these solar cameras. The user would have to select a place that would have enough exposure to the sun. The usage of clean energy would make it an environmental-friendly camera system.

Structure of the Camera

The buyer would be able to find several waterproof cameras under both categories. Especially Soliom solar cameras would be certified with an IP67 and IP68 rating which makes them more weather resistant than an electronic camera. Structural designs of these solar cameras give more emphasis on being shockproof. This would mean that the camera would not be affected by any external shocks and would continue to record the footage.

We can say that both electronic camera and solar camera have their differences; both could provide security to your home. You should understand the advantages and disadvantages of these security systems before you would buy them for your house.  

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