Types Of Surveillance Cameras: IP, HD, Analog

Choosing the right surveillance cameras will go a long way in ensuring that your premises is properly secured. There are many types of such cameras hence, it is important for you to get a professional opinion before you settle on one. Surveillance cameras normally differ in terms of the technologies used to create them. The quality of video output also plays a great role in differentiating the types of cameras. The most popular types of surveillance cameras include:

IP Surveillance Cameras

IP surveillance cameras are also known as Network Cameras. They are security cameras that come with the ability of transmitting images via the internet. They normally do this by compressing bandwidth to reduce strain on the web. These cameras are much easier to install compared to analog surveillance cameras as they do not need a power boost or even a separate cable to transmit images. They come in two variants: Wireless and wired. IP cameras are the newest and most advanced surveillance cameras on the market. Although both analog and IP surveillance cameras serve the same purpose, that of transmitting signals, IP cameras can use hubs, switches and routers to have expanded range. With IP based cameras the network is safe from interference. In addition, they have a built-in encryption to ensure the security of signals during transmission.

HD Surveillance Cameras

HD cameras are the preferred type for various niche markets that include large retailers. They provide operators with the ability to zoom in on images with clarity that cannot be obtained using other surveillance cameras. This type of surveillance camera came as a replacement to the older analog camera which also has the ability of transmitting images through digital video recorders. HD cameras are simply cameras with higher resolutions or high definition. Compared to traditional analog CCTV cameras, HD cameras are able to provide more detail and have wider coverage. This makes them perfect for surveillance purposes. When choosing a surveillance camera, its resolution is an important factor to consider and HD cameras provide a resolution at least 3 times better than that of analog CCTV video cameras. Furthermore cameras with higher resolution will provide clearer signals.

Analog Surveillance Cameras

These are surveillance cameras that have the ability of working with video capture cards and are the most commonly employed surveillance cameras due to the fact that they are cheaper compared to their high definition counterparts. They involve the use of cables, both for power and video output. Analog cameras are the oldest of surveillance cameras. The only benefits of having analog cameras are that they are more affordable. The cost of acquisition and installation is low compared to that of IP and HD cameras. Another reason a customer might choose to buy analog cameras is for compatibility reasons should he or she have existing ones already installed.

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2019-01-28T13:46:21-05:00 December 16th, 2017|Surveillance Systems|0 Comments
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