Use Video Surveillance to gain control over theft, liability claims, productivity and the list goes on.
Just mounting cameras provides a strong visual deterrent, but as you consider solutions, you must consider the types of cameras available and how you will store and view the video.
All cameras are not created equal. Even within the traditional good, better, and best categories capabilities vary widely. Cameras use analog or IP technology, even wireless – but which is best for your facility, your budget, the future? Which solution provides the best return on investment? Which design will provide video results that you can actually use? The types of camera depend on the application. Let us help you make an informed choice.
Video can be viewed directly from the DVR and NVR, over the network or even over the internet from any location. Users can view live or stored video right from their desktop. Custom screens can be set up to view only certain cameras. Video can be transferred to CD, DVD or other media for sharing or archiving. Our software gives you the tools you need to find the video you need right now and access images when and where it is convenient for you. Before you choose the model of the security camera you want for your video surveillance system, you will first have to decide whether you’re getting an analog camera or an IP network camera.
For you to make the right choice, it is important that you first understand the important differences between the two.
The first notable difference is seen in the camera’s interlacing. The IP network surveillance camera is at an advantage in this criteria as analog cameras have significant problems with interlacing. High resolution analog cameras are not able to capture fast-moving objects and keep the quality of the image because, with in an analog video signal, images are made of lines and all images are created from two interlaced fields. While the analog camera produces blurry images of fast-moving objects, the IP network camera provides crystal clear images because the whole image is captured at one time.
Power Over Ethernet
Getting power to an analog camera means hurdling a major obstacle and shelling out a major amount of cash. With the IP network camera, you have an IEEE 802.3af standard PoE (Power over Ethernet), which means that your networking devices get its power from an PoE-enabled switch over a standard cable that transmits data and video. The device offers major savings to IP camera users as the standard in place means all models or equipment are compatible with the device. PoE also gives the camera centralized backup power, so they continue to work even with a power failure.
The analog camera follows the NTSC/PAl specifications, which corresponds to 0.4 megapixels at 4CIF. The newer IP Network cameras have a 1 to 8 megapixel range. The higher the resolution of the camera, the more detailed the coverage of large areas. The camera’s higher resolution also enables essential surveillance functions such as tilt, pan, and zoom. These are just a few of the reasons IP Cameras are a better solution. Call or contact us today to learn more about IP Cameras and other Video Security Products.