WiFi 6 security cameras work similarly to traditional security cameras, but utilise WiFi 6 technology to provide a faster and more reliable wireless connection. Here’s how WiFi 6 security cameras work.
The WiFi 6 security camera connects to a router or base station via a wireless network. It can communicate using either or both of the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. WiFi 6 technology provides higher data transfer speeds and lower latency for smoother and higher quality video transmission.
Multi-User Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MU-MIMO)
WiFi 6 supports MU-MIMO technology, which allows the camera to communicate with multiple devices at the same time and transmit multiple streams of data in the same time period. This means that even if there are multiple devices connected to the same WiFi network at the same time, the quality and stability of the video stream will not be affected.
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) is a new technology introduced in WiFi 6. It divides the spectrum into small chunks, each of which can be independently assigned to different devices for data transmission. This approach can handle data transmission between multiple devices at the same time and can provide more efficient, low-power communication.
WiFi 6 also introduces more advanced beamforming technology. Whereas traditional WiFi signals are sent as a broadcast to the entire area, beamforming technology can focus the signal on specific devices, providing a more stable and reliable connection. This is especially important for security cameras, which need to maintain a stable connection to the network at all times.
Overall, WiFi 6 security cameras provide users with more stable, high-quality and efficient video surveillance by taking advantage of the high-speed transmission, low-latency, multi-user support and beamforming features in WiFi 6 technology.