Digital network video surveillance systems provide a host of benefits and advanced functionalities that cannot be provided by an analog video surveillance system. The advantages include superior image quality, remote accessibility, distributed intelligent video capabilities, streamlined installation and integration, and better scalability, flexibility and cost-effectiveness.
Superior image quality
Image quality is clearly one of the most important features of any camera, if not the most important. Superior image quality enables the user to more closely follow details and changes in images, making way for better and faster decisions to more effectively safeguard people and property. It also ensures greater accuracy for automated analysis and alarm tools. Our IP Cameras provide high-quality video images, and megapixel (From 1.3 MP to 2.1 MP) and HD IP network cameras are available to provide even more image details.
In a fully digital IP surveillance system, images from a network camera are digitized once and they stay digital with no unnecessary conversions and no image degradation due to distance traveled over a network. Additionally, digital images can be more easily stored and retrieved than in cases where analog systems are used.
There are almost no limitations as to where an IP camera can be placed. As long as a camera can be connected to the network, it can be in the system. An analog system, on the other hand, would have to have coax cable back to the head end.
Scalability and flexibility
An IP video system can grow with a user’s needs—one camera at a time, while analog systems can often only grow in steps of four or 16 at a time. IP based systems provide a means for network video products and other types of applications to share the same wired or wireless network for communicating data. Video, audio, PTZ and I/O commands, power and other data can be carried over the same cable and any number of network video products can be added to the system without significant or costly changes to the network infrastructure. This is not the case with an analog system. In an analog video system, a dedicated coax cable must run directly from each camera to a viewing/ recording station. Separate pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) and audio cables may also be required.
Network video products can also be placed and networked from virtually any location, and the system can be as open or as closed as desired.
Based on open standards, our IP products run on IP networks. Using standard PC server hardware rather than proprietary equipment such as DVRs radically reduces management and equipment costs, particularly for larger systems where storage and servers are a significant portion of the total solution cost. Additional cost savings come from the infrastructure used. IP-based networks such as LANs and the Internet can be leveraged for other applications across the organization.
An IP video system may also provide insights into ways of improving a business. For example, in retail applications, network video analytics may help improve customer flow and enhance sales.
These days, a massive amount video is being recorded, but never watched or reviewed due to lack of time. As a result, events and activities are missed, and suspicious behaviors remain unnoticed. With IP video, intelligence has been brought into the camera itself.
Our IP systems have built-in features such as video motion detection, audio detection alarm, active tampering alarm, I/O (input/output) connections, and alarm and event management functionalities. These features enable the network cameras and video encoders to constantly analyze inputs to detect an event and to automatically respond to an event with actions such as video recording and sending notifications.
With network video, users can access real-time video at any time from any authorized computer anywhere. Our IP products provide an easy way to capture and distribute high quality video over any kind of IP network or the Internet. The video can be stored at remote locations for convenience and security, and the information can be transported over the LAN or Internet.
An IP surveillance system is in ways easier to install than traditional analog Cameras. IP cameras offer Power over Ethernet support (PoE), which simplifies installation since only one cable is needed for power and video. Products that are vandal-resistant and outdoor-ready further speed up installation and ensure excellent video images even in the toughest conditions. Digital pan/tilt/zoom, remote zoom and remote focus enable convenient adjustment of the camera’s angle of view and focus over the network from a computer.
Call us for your free quote. We have negotiated with our vendors to provide the best price in town for your IP Camera needs. 2.1 Megapixel (1080p HD) Cameras start at just $199.