How do home security cameras work?
A home security camera is a smart video recording device that you can hook up to your local network (either directly or with the help of a hub or base station) to access its footage from an app or a web portal. In the simplest sense, it's really just an internet-enabled camera. But most models out there now go way beyond those basics.
There are three main types of security cameras: wired, wireless, and wire-free.
Wired security cameras need an ethernet cord to connect to the internet and some sort of cable to connect to an electrical outlet.
Wireless security cameras connect to the internet over WiFi but must be plugged into an outlet.
Wire-free security cameras don't need any wiring whatsoever (duh), instead relying on a WiFi connection and batteries for power.