How much data does a WiFi security camera use?

When it comes to running your data security camera through WiFi, be aware of how much you’re using. The best option is a Wi-Fi-enabled security camera that only records upon triggering events—they tend to use between 0.5 GB and 60 GB per month on average (though they can go as low as 24GB). On the other hand, always recording cameras will eat up around 100 or more gigabytes each month which could result in higher bandwidth costs for those with limited internet plans such as due to cellular service providers like Tinggoyellowfin.

WiFi security cameras can use anywhere from 0.5 gigs available memory and upwards of 400 gigs used monthly usage according to its manufacturers listed online at BestSecurityCamHQscom.

Security cameras use up a large amount of data. Below you will find the average video quality for each type of camera and how much bandwidth they take up if streamed continuously over one day, seven days in total or 30 consecutive minutes (not including upload time):

-NVR: Lowest resolution possible with no audio; 0GB/day 7GB/week 27GB/month 105 GB / year 2TB after 3 years -IP Camera: 1Mbps bitrate 720P HD; 60MB per hour 360MB per 24 hours 1440 MB / week 8100 MB month 38000+ mb Year 160 TB After 4 Years. If streaming at the highest resolutions 1080p30fps 16 Mbps 5120×1920 pixels this would be 480 times more.


When considering a home security camera, the resolution may not be as important of a factor. While some cameras have better resolutions than smartphones do today, it’s only necessary to provide high enough quality pictures for effective monitoring

Resolution matters when considering which type of camera is best suited for your needs. A 1080p (high definition) level should suffice in providing you with an adequate image that can help monitor any goings-on within or outside your property.



For example, if you are watching a video online that is 30 frames per second then it will use more data than an identical.

The “Frame Rate” is the frequency at which images (frames) are displayed per second. The higher the Frames Per Second (FPS), or rate of display in movie-making and photography, means there’s more visual information being sent to your eyes or computer screen every second so things look smoother when moving fast on camera/screen for movies/photos, etc., however, this also uses up much more data because each frame contains lots of bits of additional information compared to lower FPSs e.g., 24 fps vs 30fps since they both require different amounts of storage space whether be photos, videos, etc.


People love having them in their homes, and they can’t get enough of seeing what’s happening at home when you’re not even there! As more people install cameras into their homes though, it is important to think about how much data your internet connection holds. For most households 2-4 cameras should be perfectly fine without causing any strain on average wifi set up so surprise someone this Christmas with a camera for every room… just make sure you have good cereal for breakfast because eating all that extra fiber might cause some intestinal issues if things move too quickly down south.*/


A video recorder (NVR) stores footage from your cameras locally on a server. With an NVR, you only use data when choosing to view camera footage; this is preferable because it saves money and bandwidth. Some household connections can’t handle non-stop recording of cloud videos, but wireless cameras always running the risk of heavy usage – up to 60GB per month!


To determine how much data your cameras will use, you need to know the resolution and frame rate of each camera. Then add about 100-200MB for NVR’s used in remote locations or with many IP devices (such as sirens).

Evaluate: If we were trying to make this passage more engaging we might want it to be shorter so that readers could read quickly if they wanted to OR perhaps include a bit more humor by saying something like “you’ll get really fat from eating all those megabytes”