With today’s technology, IP cameras and recorders can offer some of the latest features and advances in security technology. Despite this, IP video has not been widely adopted due to misconceptions regarding difficulty or costliness. Fortunately, these misconceptions are no longer valid.
In reality, IP video offers a multitude of advantages over traditional analog technology that many fail to consider:
- Simple to Use
Many people assume that the equipment is difficult to use when in reality it can be as simple as using a computer mouse. IP video systems have easy-to-use menus that can make even beginners look like professionals.
- Cost Efficiency
Much like computers and other network devices, IP gear can be easily updated allowing for new capabilities and compatibility. Along with upgradability, IP cameras can transmit video, audio, and power on a single network cable. This is beneficial to users, as cable is affordable and likely already wired throughout their building, resulting in significant savings.
- High Resolution
With progressive scanning and a digital end-to-end, IP cameras can provide up to 25% more resolution than analog cameras. IP is also available with Megapixel cameras, delivering super-high resolution videos in real-time.
- Smart Alerts
IP video systems are equipped with on-board processors that analyze events in real-time. This allows the system to alert you about suspicious activity while overlooking non-pressing matters.
Alerts will include live video sent to your computer or cell phone for immediate review. The same functionality can be used in non-security applications for monitoring work-flow monitoring, customer service, deliveries, and more.
- Secure Transmissions
Your data is encrypted to ensure complete privacy, eliminating the need for fiber optic cable.
- System Integration
IP video systems can be easily integrated with your current alarm systems, lighting, environmental and access controls. As technology advances, the IP systems become more and more compatible across manufacturers.
- Works Remotely
IP cameras can be accessed, managed, and recorded from across the room or the world via the Internet. The video systems can even be set up to store video at multiple remote locations for an extra level of security against disasters and theft.