Comparing Analog and IP

Gone are the days of blurry convenience store footage. Using the latest digital ip camera technology you can go beyond 4k resolution from a single camera. Legacy analog camera wiring can be reused with HD over analog cameras to get high quality video without the cost of updating wiring. Read below to learn more about the differences between each technology and to find which one is best for you.

Comparing Analog and IP Technologies

CCTV Cameras

A CCTV, or closed-circuit television, surveillance system transmits the feed of its connected security cameras to a specific location. The network of security cameras makes up a complete system and the signals are not publicly distributed to outside receivers.

  • Send Video via coax or UTP cabling
  • Video Is Recorded On A Physical DVR
  • All Have To Be In One Location
  • Typical Offer Lower Resolution
  • Uses television broadcast signals

IP Cameras

IP, or internet protocol, cameras are digital video cameras that transmit video footage via computer network. IP cameras typically feature better picture quality, advanced recording features, and the capability of connecting a larger number of cameras to the system, when compared with the older CCTV systems.

  • Use POE (Power Over Ethernet)
  • Sends Video Via The Internet
  • Do Not All Need To Kept In One Location
  • Increased Resolution Of 4096×2160
  • Broadcasts Video As A Digital Stream

What is a CCTV Surveillance System?

A CCTV system functions with strategically-placed security cameras and human monitoring of the cameras’ video feeds on an internal system of monitors. Video feeds may also be recorded on a separate digital video recorder, or DVR. If the DVR is connected to the internet, remote viewing of video footage may also be available. CCTV is an older system that has developed and modernized, adding new features throughout the years.

What are IP Cameras?

Videos are stored digitally using a network video recorder, or NVR, rather than a physical DVR. Additionally, IP cameras are easy to install and have flexible expansion capabilities in terms of connecting additional cameras, other systems, and storage applications. IP cameras can be used in conjunction with CCTV systems to cover blind spots or have cameras where they are less likely to be seen and discovered.

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