Northeast Remote Surveillance and Alarm, LLC. Do I need IP security Cameras? Choosing a security camera technology is a tough decision for a business owner. Everybody is using the term IP security camera, IP security (internet protocol) was the first technology used to transport High Definition surveillance camera video feeds to video recorders. Today IP security cameras remain the holy grail of Video Surveillance with Industry leaders like Avigilon, Axis, Cannon, Bosch and others marketing video surveillance cameras up to 250 Megapixels.
IP security cameras use cat 5, cat 6 wire, with special adapters IP cameras will also transmit video and audio signals across coaxial cable and twisted pair cables. IP security cameras are also the preferred technology for wireless installations. Cameras available include (PTZ) pan tilt zoom, License Plate Capture Cameras, fixed cameras, covert cameras disguised as clocks or other devices, pinhole security cameras, panoramic cameras with multiple imaging devices in one housing.
IP security cameras provide images from .3-250 Megapixels with today’s standard being 2 megapixels. 5-megapixel cameras are becoming more popular as the lower cost of technology is allowing lower end user installation cost.
Analog security cameras were the first video surveillance technology available known in the early days as Closed Circuit Television (CCTV). Today analog cameras have evolved with new HD analog technology. The HD technologies available are HD-SDI, SDI, TVI, CVI, and AHD. TVI seems to be the largest segment of theses analog technologies mostly do the fact it was developed by the biggest security manufacturer in the world. Like IP security cameras you can get HD analog security cameras in all styles except multi-imager panoramic.
Analog CCTV has evolved a long way. However, analog HD cameras have limits. Like IP security cameras the standard for Analog HD has become come 2 megapixels. I have also seen some 3 megapixels. For most small business owners a 2-megapixel system will adequately fulfill your video surveillance needs. If you have larger areas to cover or the need for wireless cameras on out building or other structures, you may want to consider a Hybrid system that uses multiple technologies on one recorder.
Ask yourself Do I need IP security cameras? Call today to set up a site visit with one of our Security Camera System design professionals to chose a system that fits both your needs and budget.
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