IP CCTV video surveillance solutions (also known as networked cameras, IP CCTV cameras, Network Cameras, Internet-enabled security cameras or web cameras) are the future of video monitoring installations, as they deliver superior HD-grade image quality and ease of use at a very affordable price point.
Networked cameras convert video and audio feeds into data, which is then streamed over a network or an Internet connection to just about anywhere around the world. Since they often use existing network points and cabling for faster and easier setup, IP cameras are also a most cost-effective and easily scalable solution than analogue CCTV systems.
Beside supporting a superior level of flexibility in terms of installation options, IP CCTV cameras also deliver a significantly higher image quality than analogue solutions, with megapixel HD-grade models recording evidence-grade footage that can be easily and rapidly stored onto a standalone network video recorder or on dedicated network storage and retrieved.
Furthermore, IP CCTV solutions can be integrated in a much more seamless fashion with other existing IT systems, in order to deliver centralised control and monitoring. Data from other security devices and from business systems can be associated with IP CCTV images and recordings to provide full ‘situational awareness’, while cameras can be easily controlled and monitored even from a web browser, due to the built-in remote operation capabilities.
CCTV Surveillance supplies a full range of IP CCTV cameras and network solutions, designed to meet and exceed and customer’s requirements, regardless of the site’s size, location or particular features.
IP CCTV Surveillance Cameras – Key benefits:
- Superior Flexibility – IP CCTV systems can broadcast images across LANs (Local Area Networks), WANs (Wide Area Networks) or the Internet to a central location, where they can be recorded, viewed and managed.
- Evidence-Grade Camera Performance – IP CCTV solutions have no theoretical limit to resolution. The range of IP surveillance cameras supplied by CCTV Surveillance offer megapixel resolution, at least 3x better quality than standard analogue cameras, within a very affordable budget. Plus, unlike analog CCTV systems, where the quality of the recorded video can degrade when copies are made, with IP CCTV, there is no loss of image quality on playback or recording.
- Faster and Easier System Deployment – IP CCTV systems run across existing IP networks, wired or wireless, which speeds up the deployment process and causes less disruption to a company’s daily operations, reducing the time required to install them and minimizing unsightly cables. Plus, extending your surveillance system is a fast and easy process – you just add more cameras to your existing network.
- Superior System Integration Options – IP CCTV systems can be easily integrated and co-exist on the same network/cabling as other IP-based systems, such as Access Control or Time and Attendance solutions. Integration also means that these different systems can work together and also allow the direct use of IP-based services as standard such as e-mail or image sending via FTP for alerts.
- Multiple site and camera access – By using an IP-based CCTV system, you will be able to literally view, review, record and store images wherever you might be, as long as you have access to an Internet connection. You can easily enable multiple users in various locations to access a single camera’s video stream, while in the same time being able to monitor multiple camera from a single unit.
- Better Value – The cost of IP CCTV equipment has decreased over the past few years. Coupled with significantly reduced installation costs (easy to integrate with existing IP networks), IP CCTV systems can work out to be far more economical than traditional Analogue solutions. Plus, IP CCTV solutions can be easily used alongside analogue CCTV systems, so you can migrate your system depending on your available budget . Additionally, you don’t have to support the cost of local recording devices at each of your properties, while the higher resolution images provided by IP cameras mean that fewer cameras are needed to cover the same area that traditional cameras could cover.