What is an IP Surveillance System?
VIDEO SURVEILLANCE PROVIDES PROTECTION AND PEACE OF MIND.
A reliable video surveillance system is important for any business. Protecting your assets helps protect your profits. Video surveillance goes by many names, including but not limited to, CCTV, security cameras, network video, video management systems and IP surveillance system.
Video surveillance goes beyond fixed security cameras. New technology allows your system to perform as miniature computers. Some of the new features include motion sensors, mobile notifications and automatically contacting law enforcement. Managing and storing recordings have become more efficient, allowing business owners easy access to past videos.
Small business owners can now procure powerful video management systems at an affordable price. On average, business systems costs start at $1500. Prices vary depending on the type of system, number of cameras based on building size and other custom features.
Once you’ve made the decision to buy and implement a new video surveillance system for your business, most vendors can accommodate tailoring your system to fit your business needs. For example, if you need to cover multiple buildings or just a couple of cameras, there’s solution fit for you
THE BENEFITS OF NETWORK VIDEO
- The two typical camera types that can be wired into a network video system are internet protocol (IP) and traditional analog cameras. IP cameras tend to be more expensive than analog cameras, but they have many features that analog does not.
Here is a comparison of features of the two camera types.
- IP cameras traditionally shoot footage of 1MP- 5MP (megapixels). This offers clearer image quality when compared to the grainy footage from an analog camera, which offer one-half of a megapixel. IP cameras also offer a larger field of vision than that of an analog camera.
Network Video Recorders:
- IP cameras are compatible with network video recorders (NVRs). Analog cameras use the older digital video recorders (DVRs). NVRs provide higher quality and allow for ease in system scale up than DVRs.
- The higher the frame rate, the smoother the video. The lower the frame rate, the choppier the footage. “Real time” is usually 30 frames per second (fps).
- Built-in Infrared (IR) gives you clear images in low light or darkness.