Can you Make a Wired Security Camera Wireless?

Many homeowners and security enthusiasts do not know that they can convert their wired security camera into a wireless security camera by following the steps outlined below.

This does require a bit of technical know-how, but it’s pretty easy to do. If you want to use a wireless system, you do not have to buy a new camera right away.

Instead, with the help of a transmitter and a wireless receiver, you can convert a wired camera into a wireless camera in a matter of minutes.

You should be able to connect your wired security camera to your wireless network without too much difficulty, at least in theory. However, when it comes to wireless security cameras, things become a little more tricky.

In order to send video, wireless security cameras typically rely on the signal from Wi-Fi, and many of them are not capable of switching to a wired connection.

When you decide to buy a new surveillance camera, you have a few options. One of the most popular is the wired security camera, but it is convenient for many. Not only does it require a power source, but it also needs to be connected to a monitor or DVR.

Wireless security cameras eliminate the need for this wiring and give you a more convenient option for your home or business.

How to Convert a Wired Security Camera to a Wireless one

Anyone who has or has used a wired security camera has probably wondered how to make it wireless. If you have looked into wireless security cameras, you have probably found them to be prohibitively expensive. However, you can make your wired security camera wireless yourself at a fraction of the cost that a professional installation would cost. Here is how to convert a wired security camera into a wireless security camera.

You will need a digital wireless converter to convert your wired security camera into a wireless security camera.

The converter consists of two parts – a transmitter and a receiver – that allow an analog wired security camera to transmit video and audio (optional; an audio camera is required) wirelessly, eliminating the need for a separate transmitter and receiver.

You can wirelessly monitor and record video on your DVR thanks to the transmitter transferring data from the camera to the receiver device. In addition, with the wireless converter, you can quickly place your wired camera in places where running video cables would be difficult or impossible.

Install your wired camera on a freestanding structure, such as a garage, shed, or carriage house, to avoid having to run extensive cables into the ground. You do not always have to place your camera in the same location; you can relocate it as needed.

The converter uses SignalGuard technology to ensure that the radio transmission is always trustworthy. It continuously analyzes the radio signal and re-establishes the connection when it detects that the signal strength has dropped below a certain threshold.

In addition to reducing signal interference, next-generation FHSS technology ( Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum ) also ensures that the radio signal is always secure.

To record video wirelessly or on a TV, you need to connect the receiver to your security DVR or the TV. This unique offering includes all the necessary adapters to give you wireless convenience without sacrificing quality.

The Digital Wireless Converter, on the other hand, is compatible with analog, wired security cameras. Unfortunately, there are no HD -SDI, HD -CVI, or IP cameras compatible with it.

  • Step 1: Check the back of the camera and look for the “video out” connection. It should be covered with a yellow ring for easy identification.
  • Step 2: Connect one end of one of the video cables to the video output on the camera and the other end to the video input on the wireless transmitter. It should also be clearly labeled and colored yellow.
  • Step 3: Turn on the camera and transmitter. The camera must send its video signal and images to the transmitter, which must transmit the signals over a radio frequency to be received by the receiver.

How to connect the wireless receiver to a monitor

  • Step 1:  Connect the “video out” jack on the wireless receiver to the “video in” jack. The location of the connector on the receiver depends on the manufacturer, but it is likely on the back. For example, if you use a standard TV as a monitor, the “video in” jack will likely be on the back. If it is a real monitor, it will usually be on the side.
  • Step 2: Turn on the receiver and monitor. And set the monitor to the correct video channel. This is usually referred to as “VIDEO” or “INPUT.”
  • Step 3: Tune the wireless receiver according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Until it is in sync with the wireless video transmitter, the images from the camera should appear on the screen.

Although the video signal sent from the camera to the receiver and monitor is wireless, each device (camera, receiver, and monitor) still requires a power source. A completely “wireless” surveillance camera setup is not possible at this time.

Surveillance cameras should be placed near power outlets.

Wrapping Up… 

In summary, all you need to convert a Non-Wireless Camera into a wireless security camera is a transmitter and a receiver, as in the case of the Lorex LW2290B Digital Wireless Converter for Wired Security Camera, which transmits images via radio signals picked up by a receiver and then sent to a monitor, eliminating the need for cumbersome cables.