Advantages of IP Surveillance camera

Dear readers, are you looking to invest to secure your business or personal goods? Video surveillance has evolved a great deal over the last few years. Two surveillance technologies are available: analog video surveillance technology and IP surveillance technology. What’s more, the wide range of cameras and intelligent data processing options available are likely to make your decision more difficult. We feel that it’s important for you to have an overview of the possibilities available before you make a decision. We’ve thus taken the time to explain a few of these concepts in the following texts. We hope that when you finish reading, you’ll have a better idea of what is available on the market, and feel confident that you’re making the right investment for the future of your business. Happy reading!

Please note: if you currently have an analog video surveillance technology and would like to upgrade to an IP technology, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE!




IP Video: Today’s Efficient Solution

Smaller, more efficient, and more financially accessible—digitization has taken on an important role in our everyday lives. The technical progress of networks that maximize data transfer, and the optimization of recording storage mediums, make digitization a must for professional video surveillance.

This is why, in today’s world, IP technology (digital video surveillance) is replacing analog surveillance systems more and more. In fact, the market now features more attractive prices, and IP surveillance-related products are much more diverse: it is now easier to meet client’s specific needs with the wide range of IP cameras available. As such, IP technology holds an important place in the surveillance system market. Whether for small, medium or large businesses, for large-scale surveillance projects, or for the installation of a simple surveillance system, IP technology is now accessible to everyone and every budget.

But what does “IP” stand for?

IP stands for Internet Protocol. Established in the 1960s, these are rules on the exchange of information between the countless numbers of computers that are always switched on (Interconnection Network).

In an analogue surveillance system, each camera needs to be plugged into a server. For example, Camera 1 must be connected to the server via a coaxial cable, likewise for Camera 2, and so on.

In an IP surveillance system, each camera is connected to the network in order to transmit its data to the server (as a printer for example). IP cameras do not need to be physically plugged into the server. Furthermore, with the PoE option (Power over Ethernet), available on almost all IP cameras, the power is supplied with the same cable as the transfer of data. This cable is connected to a switch (divider), to which several cameras may be connected. Only the switch requires a power supply. The power is then redistributed to the cameras. This greatly facilitates the installation and reduces installation costs.

Welcome to the new world of IP video surveillance—the sky is the limit!