What You Should Know About Cellular Security Cameras

Wi-Fi is an amazing modern convenience. It allows us to access unlimited information at the click of a button from just about anywhere, as long as you’re in range of a router of course. While it definitely makes life easier than being tethered to one location, it can be a pain. How many times has your work day come to a screeching halt because the internet suddenly goes out? This can be a real problem if you’re relying on Wi-Fi for your business’s security cameras. What if something happens while the Wi-Fi is down? You’re out of luck. Fortunately there is a solution. Cellular security cameras provide all of the benefits of an online security system without the drawbacks and risks associated with Wi-Fi systems.


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What Are Cellular Security Cameras?

Cellular security cameras are a great alternative for traditional wireless security cameras. Instead of using the internet to transmit data, they use mobile networks, 3G/4G/5G. On top of that, they run off of batteries or solar power. This makes them ideal for locations without internet or a power source, such as outdoor locations. 

They’re great for these locations, but are also ideal for indoor spaces like your business as well. If you can make mobile phone calls and receive texts from a location, a cellular security camera will work from there. 

Because they use mobile networks, a cellular data plan and sim card is necessary. Luckily most major mobile carriers offer these plans. 


Setting up these cameras isn’t rocket science. Select your camera’s location, install it, power it up, and slide in a sim card. Once you’ve done all of that, just download your camera’s app and you’re all set. 

Remote Viewing

Gone are the days of standing in front of a specific monitor linked to your camera’s DVR. With a cellular security camera you can see what’s going on from anywhere! Whether you’re in the office or at the beach, as long as you have cell phone service, you’re in business. Just use your camera’s app to review motion detection or see a live stream from all of your cameras. 

Secure Security

Over the past few years, there have been countless stories in the news about cameras such as Ring devices being hacked. Wi-Fi unfortunately is easily hackable if somebody knows what they’re doing. Because cellular security systems use mobile networks, they are much harder to interfere with. 

Is it Time to Upgrade to Cellular Security Cameras? Contact Us Today to Learn More and Get a Free Estimate!

If it’s time for you to upgrade your security system, contact Smartshield Solutions at (866) 891-9183 or email us at info@smartshield.solutions.  Our trained personnel will take the time to answer your questions and help you choose the best security system for you and your business.