What is an IP Camera.
An IP – which stands for “Internet Protocol” – security system is essentially a Network system on which the footage can be streamed directly from the camera to the recording device over a Local Area Network (LAN) or other internet connection. IP networks are becoming more and more popular as users begin to realize just how easy it is to install and utilize an IP system.
Like a computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet, internet protocol equipment can be connected to a network and placed wherever there is an Internet connection. Not to be confused with a web cam, which only works when it is connected to another device such as a laptop, a network camera has its own web server. Network systems can be used for live viewing and/or set to record, and can be scheduled to start monitoring at any given time or during specific events. In addition to capturing footage, these tools can also be set to detect motion and audio, as well as alert you when anything is “amiss.” The definition of “amiss” can be set and changed by you as you see fit.
Types of IP Cameras and the Benefits of Each
There are several different CCTV equipment options available for you to choose from, but what type you ultimately decide on all depends on your needs and which features can meet them. Below are the seven major types of IP cameras available to choose from and the various features of each:
Wired & Wireless IP
Day & Night IP
Decentralized & Centralized IP
Centralized IP cameras, on the other hand, are linked to external recording devices, which handles both the recording and playback of your footage. Even if your recording device is stolen or vandalized, your footage will be safely stored in another device.
Installation of Your IP Security System
When it comes time to install your surveillance system, you should work with a professional who understands the best spots to place your equipment, what type(s) of cameras you would benefit most from and how to set up the most comprehensive system while working within the confines of your budget. At Mammoth Security, we hire only the most qualified individuals and train them to become the expert installers you’re looking for. Our team of professionals will guide you toward the best surveillance solutions for your businessand ensure that when our job is done, your business is wholly protected from theft, vandalism and other types of harm.
Don’t take a chance on your business and try to install your system yourself. A DIY security system might save you money up front, but it could cost you in the long run. Err on the side of caution and hire a team of expert security system installers to get your surveillance network up and running today. Call Mammoth Surveillance in Connecticut for your free consultation now!