The history of video surveillance often begins with the advent of closed-circuit television (CCTV) technology. In the beginning, CCTVs were major security equipment for banks, warehouses, and government headquarters – way before the retail industry joined the trend. However, today, due to several drawbacks and the rising need for more responsive technologies, internet-based video surveillance is making waves while the analog CCTVs are fading fast.
IP (Internet Protocol)-based CCTV systems have been around for well over a decade, but they have evolved to become a mainstream technology in the security industry only recently because of their huge benefits. If you’re still unsure about upgrading your analog CCTV, here are the benefits of migrating to an IP based surveillance system;
Thanks to cutting-edge imaging technologies and several other amazing features, IP cameras have relatively improved performance over earlier CCTV models. These high-performance features include optical zoom lenses, advanced digital signal processing, wide dynamic range, on-board analytics, and auto image stabilizers which enhance the robustness and functionality of the surveillance system.
Another major edge IP-based video surveillance systems have over earlier analog models is the high picture quality. A typical analog camera has a resolution of 0.4 MP (megapixels), whereas a standard IP camera offers 2 MP, and some IP cameras offer up to 10MP resolution. IP cameras also offer detailed images in HD 1080p format and even 4K resolution which is available in live or archived format at any time to any point on the network. That means, with internet-based CCTVs, grainy and blurry videos are bygones! The high-resolution cameras cover wider areas and also allow for unbelievable zoom-in capabilities useful in forensic analysis for more accurate identification of individuals and objects.
Another huge advantage of IP-based surveillance solutions is that they are very scalable. The system can be configured for current requirements and can be easily expanded or reconfigured to accommodate future needs. More cameras can be added to the network as desired without additional cabling or power requirements, and industry-standard storage can be added as needed. Most importantly, one can implement these changes without losing the investment in the original system
With IP-based CCTV solutions, distance is no barrier. You can log in to a secure server remotely, using a web-based interface to view real-time footage on your computer, as well as on your mobile devices. Besides, you can also share the footage with anyone anywhere in the world.
IP cameras can be powered by various methods. The existing power source for analog CCTVs may be reused. Alternatively, Category 5e or 6 (Ethernet) cables which allow for Power over Ethernet (PoE) can be deployed to eliminate the need for an additional power supply.
Generally, IP-based video surveillance solutions are cost-effective and convenient. The overall cost of ownership (TCO) and maintenance are relatively lower, and it is easier to deploy. It is possible to get everything configured and running in minutes. Much better, IP CCTVs are more reliable and durable too. So, what else are you waiting for?
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