In very simple terms, IP Video Surveillance is a security system which provides users with the ability to monitor and record an event or series of actions by using the technologies such as local area networks (LANs), Internet Protocol (IP), Ethernet, etc. IP Video Surveillance involves the use of network switch, network camera, video management software and a computer to view, manage and store the video/content. The write-up focuses on the factors that make IP Video Surveillance ideal for several establishments and households alike.
High Picture Quality
High picture quality is indispensable for any video security surveillance purpose. With IP Cameras that have networked video system, the quality of the picture is far better and can more easily be retrieved as compared to an analog surveillance system. With the analog video system, the images are rather corrupted due to the cabling distance and the more the signals of an analog video travel, the weaker they get. In a completely digital IP-based Surveillance system, picture from a networked camera is digitized at once and it remains digital without needing any sort of conversion.
With IP Cameras, the video – whether live or recorded can be accessed anytime and from almost any networked place in the world. In fact, multiple authorized individuals at diverse locations can get access to the recorded or live video. This makes IP Video Surveillance advantageous, especially if a third-party like a security firm is required to have access to the video. On the other hand, in a conventional analog CCTV system, the location has to be specific in order to view and manage the video.
Scalable & Flexible
An IP-based Video Surveillance system can be tailored to the diverse surveillance needs. One can easily include as many networked video stuff to the system as desired that too without any major or costly alterations to network infrastructure. In fact, the video stuff can be placed and networked from nearly any place, and the entire system can be as open or as closed as desired.