HOW DO CCTV IP CAMERAS WORK?
What is an IP Camera?
An Internet Protocol Camera, commonly referred to as an IP camera, is a digital video camera much like a webcam. It transmits and receives data over a network or the internet. Unlike an ordinary webcam, it is a standalone unit with its own IP address that requires nothing more than a network connection in order to transfer images. The IP camera connects to a network in exactly the same way as any other standard network device such as a laptop, tablet or printer.
What are the benefits of an IP Camera?
The images captured by an IP camera may be viewed from anywhere in the world via the internet, whether via pc, laptop or mobile phone. In many cases, as well as being able to view video footage, the camera may also be controlled remotely.
IP Cameras are a versatile security solution, requiring nothing more than a network connection. There is no need for co axial cables, a computer station or even wired electricity. They can be used as a temporary or permanent solution, and relocated as and when required.
IP cameras are available for both indoor and outdoor use, with both day and night functionality, and with the ability to pan or zoom either remotely or via operator command. Whether you require overt or covert security, there is an IP camera to suit.
- Improved security – Video is encrypted and authenticated
- Enhanced performance – New features and enhancements
- Access from anywhere – Access anywhere that has Internet
- Real-time backups – Continuous data protection
Entirely cloud based – CCTV can be accessed via the Internet
Any number of devices – You can use your computer, phone or tablet
In IP system you can use fewer cameras, less cabling, you’ll need less maintenance, and you don’t have to invest as heavily in DVRs. You’ll also save substantial amounts of time when looking for particular events in the footage as well.An IP system can be a high initial cost, but it can save money in the long-term