IP CCTV and IP cameras now provide a cost effective alternative to traditional analogue CCTV camera systems.
Until recently, a cost/ benefit comparison between an analogue system and IP CCTV system would have been weighted in favour of the analogue system against the IP CCTV system. However, the IP CCTV system and IP cameras now come out on top.
How can a IP Network Camera make my life easier and what are the advantages?
With a network camera, you can track every person that passes through a high security entrance, or check for false alarms at your store from the comfort of your own home. These and thousands of other revolutionary applications are now possible with the arrival of the network camera.
The advantages of using cat 5 cables and power over Ethernet now significantly reduces the cost of installation by reducing labour and material costs. We have examined many of our previous analogue CCTV camera installations and redesigned them utilising IP cameras and the IP CCTV system is generally around 20% cheaper.The introduction of mega pixel IP cameras in 2008 has further enhanced IP CCTV systems and the image quality is now far superior to any produced by an analogue CCTV camera. Standard features within some of the IP cameras we install now include activity detection and a comprehensive video analytics package.
The most significant feature of the IP camera is that each camera can have its own integral DVR with Hi-Res video recording.This facility, coupled with the activity detection and video analytics package means that you only need record events that you wish to record. This greatly reduces the bandwidth and storage requirements of your IP CCTV system and ensures that relevant events are easily found without viewing hours of irrelevant footage. IP cameras are also capable of providing 2 way audio and sending event alarms to your PC, mobile phone or PDA. Proactive security alerts can prevent crime and minimise damage or disruption caused by vandalism.
Why use a IP Network Camera and where?
Recent advances make it possible to connect cameras directly to an IP-based computer network. Network camera technology enables a user to have a camera at one location and view live video at another location over the Network/Internet. Access can be restricted so only authorised persons can view the images, or live video can be posted on a company’s web site for all the world to see.
Applications for IP Network Cameras
Network camera technology can be used for literally thousands of high-value, professional security and non-security applications. Uses range from offices and retail to casinos, and extend into monitoring manufacturing processes and web attraction. Here are a few of the many cost-effective and highly productive applications for network cameras:
- Security Surveillance
- Access Control
- Remote Monitoring
- Web Attraction
- Office / Commercial Environments
If you would like to learn more about the IP cameras and IP CCTV systems we install, please contact us.
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