Analogue vs. IP Cameras Is It Time To Upgrade?
23 Jun 2017
We live in a world where technology is constantly evolving. Security hardware, or the world of “CCTV” surveillance is no exception. CCTV used to be synonymous with analogue surveillance cameras, but nowadays, the term envelopes the world of IP Camera systems.
What’s the difference?
Analogue Security Cameras
It is a well known fact that IP camera resolution is far superior to that of analogue resolutions. Probably the reason there is such a big movement towards IP cameras is exactly due to this reason, our desire to keep improving visual quality and to push the technological boundaries that is possible with digital technology. Also astounding is the fact that IP cameras have a wider field of view, meaning that one IP camera could potentially do the work of two or three analogue cameras.
IP Camera Systems come equipped with Video Analytics
Video analytics includes motion detection, facial recognition, detection of missing objects, tracking objects of interest, people counting, alarm triggering, and camera tampering notification. These cameras can record and save footage where there is motion detected, increasing efficiency and saving you time in locating the evidence. This is known as video synopsis or video summarization, a condensed clip of all the motion for a selected time frame which is continuously generated and stored. It allows for an instant review and it is possible to summarize a 24-hour period of motion triggered entries in as little as 15 minutes.
IP cameras can also detect items such as license plates and keep a log. Many video analytics features are customizable for the needs at hand.
IP cameras send video to an NVR through internet protocol (IP). Being connected to your internet server also allows for receiving email and text alerts. You can also check in on your security system from anywhere in the world, such as from your phone, tablet, or laptop.
Finally, there are a lot of different sleek and modern designs that are available with IP Cameras, such as the ones from IC Realtime.
So, with either choice, whether an analogue or an IP system, whether for your home or business, you know you can sleep a little better like this bunny with one installed.