Analog CCTV Cameras

What is the difference between Analogue CCTV Surveillance Systems and IP CCTV Surveillance Systems?

An analog CCTV surveillance system uses a CCD image sensor to convert images into a digital form to allow them to be processed and then transmits the videos it needs to convert back in an analog form to allow analog devices such as a video recorder and monitor, to be able to receive the videos. An IP CCTV surveillance system broadcasts video as a digital stream over an IP network such as a WAN, LAN, Internet or Intranet. IP CCTV cameras seamlessly combine the capabilities of CCTV cameras and some PC functionality which eliminates the need to have a direct connection to a PC to operate. This provides much greater flexibility and allows you to place them anywhere within a network.

Because network video technology has improved significantly over the past decade or so we have witnessed high resolution and faster CCTV security cameras and video recorders or DVR recorders enter the market. With a much higher resolution, faster transfer rates, and easier connectivity than ever before businesses are able to manage their security and CCTV surveillance needs easier than ever.

Analog CCTV Cameras or IP Based CCTV Cameras

Even with the increased functionality and flexibility that IP-based CCTV surveillance systems offer, you may question if you really need to upgrade your analog CCTV surveillance system to an IP-based CCTV surveillance solution?

So what’s so amazing about IP CCTV Cameras?

IP (network) CCTV cameras offer a number of exciting features and benefits that make them enticing for businesses to use. For example, an IP CCTV camera offers a much higher resolution and video and image quality, improved and more advanced file and storage options, remote access and viewing capabilities,  power-over-Ethernet connection capabilities, and substantially less hassle when integrating into most business networks. In addition to these obvious benefits, with major advances and improvements in wireless technology available for home and business use, suppliers such as Samsung, are also constantly developing increasingly improved wireless surveillance solutions and cost effective business options to suit a range of CCTV surveillance uses.

Your choice of an Analogue CCTV surveillance system ver. an IP Based CCTV Surveillance System depends on whether you need the improved quality and resolution of IP cameras for your CCTV surveillance needs. Some of the new IP CCTV cameras offer a range of features. Some of which include:

  • CCTV Cameras to provide quality assured security using anti-blur technology to identify bar codes and number plates and store them accurately
  • CCTV Camera Systems to monitor tough environments with vandalism resistant cameras
  • CCTV Surveillance to monitor Goods Inwards and Outwards using movement sensing CCTV Cameras
  • CCTV Systems for Access Control and CCTV Systems Alarm Monitoring
  • CCTV Camera Systems with Max three meters (2048 x 1536), Full HD (1080p) Resolution and H.264 & MJPEG dual Codec
  • CCTV Cameras with various viewing composition –  360 ° view, single panorama, double panorama, Single panorama + 3 Rectangle, 360 ° view + 3 Rectangle, quad view, Single panorama + 2 Rectangle, and  360 ° view + 8 Rectangle
  • CCTV Surveillance Systems with Improved Network bandwidth, Digital Pan / Tilt / Zoom, advanced WDR (120dB) / 20fps @ 3MP WDR, Bi-direction audio, Tampering alarms, Defog, Day & Night (S / W) and Micro SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory slot, PoE

If you are satisfied with the recorded images being produced by your existing analog CCTV cameras and are confident that your CCTV surveillance system is meeting your home or business security and surveillance needs, then that probably answers your questions for you.
The choice of Analogue CCTV Camera and Surveillance System versus an IP Based CCTV surveillance system really all depends on your individual situation and what is working, or not working for you now!