Where to install your new wireless ip camera?
Determining where to install your camera in your home or business will greatly be determined by a few different factors:

1] Where is most of the activity going to occur that you will need to observe?
2] Which area will cover the most amount of area without any type of blockage?
3] What is your wireless signal strength for that area?  (many electronic stores sell a wireless signal detector)

Installation Tips:
You will need to have a few tools handy.
1] Screwdriver and/or flat head
2] Ladder in some cases
3] Power outlet to unit that is accessible
4] Internet Service if your wanting external networking capabilities

Determining which camera is right for you before you buy:
Depending on what/where you need to view with your wireless ip camera will greatly determine the camera type that is necessary to purchase.

If you’re needing to view an outdoor element then you will need to be sure that the camera is water proof.
If your needing to view an indoor element that doesn't always have lighting then you need a camera that offers night vision

These are just a few of the items that you should site down and determine before you select a camera as not all options are really needed for all requirements and you could end up spending more money on options not needed.

Take a few minutes and asses the area and look around the location and jot down the basic items similar to listed above to give you a ball park idea of the type of camera that you are going to need.

What is focal length and why should I determine this?
The focal length is length that the camera can focus into clearly without distortion. If you needing to film down into a location that is several feet down then you will need to determine your focal length from the bottom the area to the to of the camera location.

How much resolution do I really need?
This is really a luxury item and isn't something that is exactly necessary for all cameras. Depending on your needs for clarity will require you to purchase a camera of higher or lower resolution.

If you own a commercial location and optionally you may need to prosecute a thief or something illegal then clarity is an essential item and should be higher to get a vivid picture of whatever you are needing to record.

Why is wireless better than a wired camera?

1] Wireless ip camera is better than a wired camera is for one the installation of the camera. For a wired camera the video/audio wires must be ran from the camera to the location of viewing. A wireless camera only needs to be mounted to the outside surface (optional) of the area you are needing to view.

2] Most wired cameras are also not http based so you cannot view them from a location outside of the network. Wireless cameras can be sent wirelessly to a router which can then be viewed externally from anywhere in the world that has an internet connection

3] A wired camera is stationary meaning that once it's mounted it's there and isn't portable. In order to move a wired camera it must be dismounted and relocated and rewired to be properly installed. A wireless ip camera if mounted can be simply un mounted and moved elsewhere and remounted. If the camera wasn't mounted you can simply pick up the camera and place it elsewhere.

Do I need a camera with night vision?
This is greatly determined by the amount of constant light that will be available for viewing. Many customers will purchase the night vision because they can view their location while the lights are out when the are away from the location.

Should I purchase a water proof camera?
This is determined greatly by the environment that your camera will be installed. If you camera will come into contact with any type of water or moisture then you will need to be sure this option is included in your camera. Many people forget that steam is also a form of water and will effect the camera's lens and protection.

Is the camera going to require a professional to install?
Not at all. A wireless camera doesn't even have to be mounted to work properly. If you need to mount the camera to a wall or higher elevation a simple ladder and three to four screws will be all that you need to use to install majority of today's wireless ip cameras.