Hybrid (Analogue + IP) CCTV Systems
A hybrid CCTV system can help you expand your existing analogue CCTV system while using latest-generation IP cameras and software, without having to overhaul your entire infrastructure at a considerable cost.
If replacing the entire infrastructure is not a viable solution, the company is left with one of three choices:
- Keep the existing analogue CCTV cameras, but install a hybrid digital recording solution;
- Opt for dual-output IP cameras (both analogue and digital), and keep their original recording solution;
- Go for hybrid products at both ends.
Hybrid digital recording solution
A company that decides to go for a hybrid digital recording solution will be able to keep their existing analogue CCTV camera network and also enjoy the superior management and control options provided by a digital recording solution.
Dual-output IP cameras
If the company opts for installing dual-output IP cameras, they’ll be investing a bit more when buying the cameras, but they’ll get to keep their existing infrastructure. Furthermore, they’ll also future-proof their surveillance system, as they’ll be able to easily connect the new IP cameras to a more modern infrastructure and digital recorder at any time in the future.
Hybrid products at both ends
The most cost-effective solution is to use both a hybrid, dual-output IP camera and a hybrid recorder. In this way, the original IT infrastructure will stay in place, thus minimizing costs and installation-related disruptions, while the company will still manage to benefit from all the benefits provided by an IP high-definition solution.
Hybrid systems are an excellent solution for the strategic migration from analogue CCTV to the benefits of IP-network CCTV. The system can be scaled up and reconfigured at any time, allowing you to add new network cameras – or move them around – with a minimum of fuss.
CCTV Surveillance delivers consultancy, concept, design, procurement, manufacturing, installation, maintenance, training and monitoring services, meaning that we can help you through every step of the process of installing or upgrading a CCTV surveillance system and still keep costs within the set budget.
Our highly experienced Project Managers and Integration Engineers will first assess the existing infrastructure and will advise you on the optimum upgrade solution, providing a comprehensive analysis on the Pros and Cons of every type of available installation.