You might have heard of an IP CCTV system but aren’t very clear about what this means and why it is a good choice. There are several advantages when compared to analogue CCTV, so we are going to explain a few to help you understand more about these.
What is IP CCTV?
IP CCTV stands for Internet Protocol Closed Circuit Television. Unlike analogue CCTV cameras, which transmits analogue video signal via a one-way cable system, an IP camera transmits video signal in digital format to a network video recorder. This video recorder has an IP address attributed to it and means that communication of data is two-way.
Next, we can take a closer look at the key advantages this type of system has over traditional analogue systems.
Since IP CCTV is hosted on a secure server-based system, it is possible for the user to log in remotely using a web interface. This means that you can view real-time footage on devices such as iPhones, iPads, Macs, PCs and Android devices.
When compared to an analogue camera, a standard IP camera delivers a picture resolution which is up to five times clearer, making it easier to identify intruders or activity on your site. This also means that you can actually get away with less cameras, since they will still cover more ground than a pan, tilt and zoom camera, for instance.
It is possible to review footage on multiple zoom playback. This means that there is no deterioration in image quality, which is a real problem with analogue cameras when the image is compressed.
With IP CCTV, it is possible to integrate a number of intelligent features to the video management system. These might include software that is able to read the number plates of cars, can detect motion or can count the number of people within a certain space.
Unlike analogue, it is really easy to scale up an IP CCTV system without upgrading the main hardware.
Often, when our team fits an IP CCTV system, we also install Edge storage, which effectively backs up CCTV footage, even if the path to a server fails in a power cut. This means the camera continues to record and footage isn’t lost.
If you would like to discuss IP CCTV with the team at Kore Solutions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01224 228952.