Surely you are aware of the constant arguments going on about whether CCTV actually works or not? The truth is - It does not! It does not work in most current installations throughout the UK, because proper installation standards have been neglected and a long out-dated technology is still in wide spread use.
Analogue CCTV is an aged technology - dating back to 1942 (and 1968 first use in public)
The technology of Analogue Closed Circuit Tele-Vision C.C.T.V dates back to 1942. Since then coaxial cabled cctv cameras are limited to D1 PAL or NTSC resolution and have long reached their absolute max. of developement. It seems the established manufacturing industry is working hard to supress the inevitable migration to the far superior technology of Megapixel CCTV Cameras.
Who has not seen the frequently so unclear and blurry low resolution of CCTV footage shown on the news and wondered? How often does the police pick up evidence from video recorders and nothing ever comes of it? Ideal CCTV has been among the first few companies to establish themselves in the future proof investment technology of Megapixel CCTV and Megapixel enabled Network Video Recorders (NVR).
The entire entertainment industry has moved on to High Definition (HD) - Surely it is in the interest of our customers to invest into the technology of tomorrow and not of yesterday.
Isn't Megapixel CCTV far more expensive than analogue?
When compared as a one to one replacement with analogue cameras, then yes. This calculation is irelevant though, as one single Megapixel IP Cameras can replace several analogue models, sometimes even up to six. Most traditional cctv systems in the UK currently record CIF Resolution. Even Modern IP DVR (Network enabled Digital Video Recorders) are limited to D1 Resolution. Megapixel Resolution is far superior. In a car park scenario for example; two 3.1 High Definition IP Cameras might cover the to be monitored area better than eight standard analogue models.
In other situations a Megapixel Camera will replace an analogue version one to one, but deliver such sharp and detailed evidence footage, that the police will not come in vain as often in the past.