Are you in a dilemma to choose between 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz (5.8 GHz) wireless security cameras? Now dual band wireless security cameras can solve your problem. Let's get to know this kind of hottest and newest wireless security cameras.

What Are Dual Band Wireless Security Cameras?

A dual band wireless security camera is an IP camera that transmits radio signal and video over the air via the WiFi 2.4 GHz or 5 (5.8 GHz) band/frequency. With advanced 802.11ac protocol, this two-mode WiFi IP security camera contains a transmitter that sends a signal to a receiver, which can be connected to a monitor to view or a DVR/NVR to record.

You may notice that there are two popular wireless (WiFi) security IP cameras on the market: 2. 4 GHz and 5 GHz (5.8 GHz) wireless security cameras. However, the newest and best wireless security cameras are dual-band wireless security cameras. One of the biggest hits of this kind of IP security cameras is that you can switch freely between 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz (5.8 GHz) frequency bands.

Wireless Bullet Security Camera

Dual Band Wireless Security Camera Highlights

Why are dual-band wireless security cameras outstanding among other wireless security products? You will get answers below.

1. Two frequency band options. Nowadays, most routers on the market are dual-band. If you find out that either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz (5.8 GHz) is crowded, then you can change to the other frequency band to get higher data transmission rates.

2. Away from signal interference/loss. Your phones, tablets and microwave ovens all transmit 2.4 GHz frequency, which can hinder your 2.4 GHz security camera live video/feed. Under this situation, you should shift to 5 (5.8 GHz) band immediately. (If you only have 2.4 GHz single-band security cameras, it is impossible for to do that.)

3. More installation flexibility. Usually, 2.4 GHz security cameras are ideal for long-range while 5 GHz (5.8 GHz) counterparts are optimal for shorter range. With dual band wireless security cameras, you can install this camera wherever you like as long as the WiFi signal range allows.

Some of you may ask: Why not just go for a 5 GHz (5.8 GHz) security camera since 2.4 GHz frequency band is congested?

Well, if everyone uses 5 GHz frequency band, this band will become crowded soon just like 2.4 GHz band now. Under this situation, should you just abandon your 5 GHz security cameras and go back to 2.4 GHz wireless security cameras? At this point, dual band WiFi security cameras should be your most ideal option.

Dual Band WiFi Security Cameras — Your Best Wireless Security Camera Choice

Dual band wireless security cameras, with the newest 802.11ac technology, combining the advantages of 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz (5.8 GHz) security cameras, are your best wireless security camera choice.

When it comes to dual band WiFi security cameras, Reolink leads the way. Reolink developed the first dual band security camera: RLC-511W wireless security cameras. This kind of dual band WiFi security cameras have become the newest trend of wireless security camera type.

Reolink RLC-511W

5MP Dual-Band WiFi 4X Optical Zoom Camera

5-Megapixel Super HD; Outdoor/Indoor Protection; Dual-Band WiFi 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz; 4X Optical Zoom; Built-in Micro SD Card Slot.

Two band WiFi security cameras are now available on security camera online shop. No matter where you are, security camera company staff ensures that all security camera products will be delivered to you with the fastest express companies. Keep it in mind that not every security camera company offers these excellent delivery services. That's why you need to find a top security camera brand is a good option.

Buying a dual-band wireless security camera is not necessarily costly. If you need to consider your budget on two band WiFi security cameras, then you can get some saving tips on this post: How to Save Your Money When Buying a Security Camera (System).

  • ZelPal Rush

    I need to send signal about 500 foot. Is this possible?

  • Reolink

    Hello ZelPal, currently it's a little bit difficult for dual band WiFi security cameras to send signal in 500ft.
    Could you please tell me what areas you need to monitor with a dual band wireless IP cameras? So I can give you some suggestions.

    You can take a look at RLC-411WS, the 2T2R MIMO antennas enable much stronger network signal, and the WiFi signal will stay strong in 250ft (in open areas):

  • connie_hoskins

    Why did you discontinue the C1 & C2

  • Reolink

    Hello Connie, you can take a look at our C1 Pro. It's also a dual-band WiFi camera with pan tilt. The functions are similar to our previous C1 & C2.

    Check C1 Pro here:

  • craddlerobber

    Do these have effects on clock radios? My radio runs 60hz, since bldg put in sec.cams, my clock speeds up asap after i reset the time. I never had a problem til sec cams put in. If so, what do i need to look for in another clock radio. I ha e many apptmts, and it wont keep right time! Thks. I hope someone can help.



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