Advantages of IP CCTV Megapixel Systems
Drastic Increase in Image Resolution and Detail
Below you see the convincing comparison of a standard Analogue snap-shot and one of a 1.3 Mega Pixel IP Camera. After all, CCTV is about recording video and images as evidence. So increasing the detail, or the to be monitored area by up to thirty times (!) is an advantage that cannot be ignored.
In many applications like banks and petrol-stations, one Mega Pixel Camera can now replace up to six previous analogue models and still produce a better recording of registration plates and faces.
(Above: D1 CCTV Recording - This is the highest resolution possible in Standard CCTV Systems - 4 X CIF)
(Below: 1.3 Mega-Pixel Ip CCTV Recording. Utilising 3 Mega-Pixel Mobotix we can even increase the resolution another 4 X )
Progressive Scan - No Interlace Distortion of Moving Objects
Standard DVRs (Digital Video Recorders) often face problems when recording fast moving objects like cars etc., which are caused by the interlaced recording mechanism. Modern IP CCTV Cameras use a technology called : Progressive Scan. Any snaphsot of a moving scene, even in traffic surveillance, will display as clear as a Digital Camera Snap-Shot.
Use of existing Network Infrastructure
Do your premises have existing Computer Networks (LAN Local Area Network) installed? If yes - then the installation of an IP Security Camera System might work out even more affordable. Instead of running long distances of coaxial and power-cable, only very short runs of affordable Cat V or Cat VI to the closest Network-Data-Points are necessary. Even the power for those cameras can be induced into the existing data network, using PoE Power Supplies (Power over Ethernet) - saving the installation of fused power outlets at all camera locations.
Reduced Cabling Costs
Even if the installation of a LAN should be needed at your projects location, the installation is in-expensive compared to massive coaxial runs.
Sometimes many IP Cameras are in one general area. These can all be connected to a Network-Switch. The Switch only requires one (!) Cat V Cable connection to your Recording Device. Previous Analogue CCTV Systems required a coaxial connection from every single CCTV Camera back to the DVR.
Seamless Future Expansion
Ideal CCTV provide License-Free Professional CCTV Software Solutions, which means that there will not be any future software expansion costs. With multiple-sites projects of more than 64 cameras this might change, depending on IP-Equipment-Range installed.
Convert Analog CCTV to IP CCTV - Hybrid CCTV Systems
Moving away from your current fully installed standard CCTV System on to IP Security Cameras might be most cost-effectivly accomplished, utilising a Hybrid CCTV System. These can host a multitude of IP Cameras and provide advanced features like Megapixel recording, video analytics and camera intelligence. At the same time Hybrid CCTV Systems will also provide ports to connect your existing analogue cameras.