4G/5G redeployable security cameras: what are the benefits & differences?

With the onset of 5G telecommunications, the world gained access to higher internet speed with lower latency for countless IoT devices simultaneously. Suddenly, the same content can be downloaded 10 to 60 times faster, the same size network can accommodate thousands more devices than 4G could, and latency is 50 times lower. But what does this mean for businesses who own 4G security cameras, and should they switch to 5G cameras instead? Let’s look at the performance differences between 4G and 5G-enabled security hardware:



Gartner predict that 5G IoT endpoint device sales will rise to 49 million units by 2023, and a third of these will be for outdoor surveillance cameras. The reason that outdoor surveillance cameras are set to become the largest market for 5G IoT is the fact that 5G security cameras can be installed anywhere. Unlike 4G camera systems, they don’t rely on the mains supply, and their internet connection is clear and stable in any location.


The beauty of 5G security cameras is that they offer all the stability and reliability of wired cameras, but without the costly infrastructure. As they are fully removable and reusable without specialist equipment, they also do away with the need to buy or rent posts, columns, ladders, lifting trucks, street light cranes, etc. Another advantage is that 5G cameras are easier to maintain and their upkeep costs are lower than what it would cost to carry out regular check-ups on a 4G camera system.

Quick set-up:

Not only are 5G re-deployable security cameras cheap to set up, but they are also remarkably fast and easy to install. With minimal effort, your 5G security camera can go from unboxing to surveillance within 5 minutes. Featuring an intuitive design and user-friendly software, these set-and-forget devices only need a battery and a vantage point.

Image quality:

As 5G speed values are 10 times higher than those of its predecessor, 5G cameras offer a much clearer image, with greater definition and detail. Coupled with a 5-fold larger bandwidth, this speed also means that 5G cameras can broadcast content 24/7 in real time for live streaming. With 4G, you would struggle with lag and buffering.

Keeping up:

The best thing about 5G by far is the fact that it’s future-proof. Our 5G cameras feature state-of-the-art technology that’s compatible with the latest network standards and will be compatible with next-generation networks as well. This means that IC2Distribution customers can continue to enjoy our 5G cameras for many years to come before replacing any of the equipment, upgrading storage capacity as needed.

Next steps

To find out more about 5G security cameras and how the latest surveillance hardware can improve safety and security for your business and its customers, please get in touch today for a free assessment of your needs.

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