Are you looking to set up a new surveillance and security system?
IP security cameras may be the way to go for you.
Or, do you already have a security system in place but you want to add new cameras or increase surveillance capabilities?
A hybrid system combining the use of analog and IP technology could be an option.
However, “analog” is quickly becoming synonymous with “outdated”.
It’s certainly something to think about – maybe it’s time for you to step into the future!
As highlighted in a recent article in Business Solutions Magazine, here are 10 reasons we believe you should look at IP security cameras for your security and surveillance requirements…
- Analog = End of Life — Low-definition analog camera systems and Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) are beginning to reach their end of life. This is largely because of competitively priced HD IP security cameras and Network Video Recorders (NVRs) that use advanced hard drives designed for professional use.
- Ease Of Installation — A common misconception is that network IP installations are much more complex than DVR-based. While that may have been true in the past, manufacturers have recently promoted features like universal plug-and-play camera recognition to make NVR installations as simple as possible. In addition, as manufacturers design new IP cameras, ease of installation is a primary feature.
- Existing Infrastructure Use During Switch — Because a lot of companies already have an analog system in place and want to maximize their existing investments, manufacturers have created solutions, like encoders, to support hybrid environments. As analog/DVR components start to fail or reach end of life, users can switch out components one at a time to begin the upgrade to an IP camera and NVR installation. This hybrid environment technique maximises companies’ initial investments and provides them the flexibility of funding their video surveillance upgrade over time.
- Cost-effectiveness — Another misconception is that IP security cameras and NVR deployments are prohibitively expensive. NVRs not only can manage the video surveillance requirements of a company, they also can operate as the foundation for the overall storage and data management needs of a work group, remote location, or stand-alone business. And as prices of IP cameras continue to drop, HD cameras bring significantly improved capabilities.
- Scalability — As you start adding cameras to an existing video surveillance system, the migration to IP cameras is the most logical choice. Network-IP cameras can be added to an installation using existing analog cameras, thereby allowing a company to migrate over time to today’s HD standard rather than staying with yesterday’s outdated solutions.
- Reliability/Durability — IP-video surveillance systems have proven to be faster, more reliable, and every bit as durable as older systems utilizing DVRs and analog cameras.
- Manageability — The ability to access and view video files from any location in the world via mobile apps and remote clouds (assuming an Internet connection) is an obvious benefit of an IP-based video surveillance storage solutions.
- Image Quality Enhancements — More and more affordable high-definition IP security cameras are available in the market. These cameras provide better resolution, expanded surveillance environments, and highly detailed images.
- Regulatory Compliance — Due to security concerns and a higher compliance environment on a global level, tighter regulations have been imposed on a variety of industries. Depending on an industry’s regulatory standards, a company may face considerable surveillance video retention demands. That can be costly and danger-prone with yesterday’s onsite analog approach to video surveillance. It’s easier than you think to utilise local and remote network storage for retention requirements and peace of mind.
- Expanding Capabilities/Features— Video surveillance features are continuing to expand, enabled by private cloud, remote video apps, and analytics to enhance solutions. IP security cameras can offer a range of functions from basic to advanced analytics in almost any way imaginable.
Video surveillance technology is rapidly expanding and now is the time to find your way out of analog and into the promised land of IP security cameras.
The move will help optimise your business efficiency, reduce costs, and increase your customers’ satisfaction.
And also not forgetting what I think is the absolute biggest advantage for IP security cameras systems. You can access and view your camera footage from anywhere via your Smartphone – zoom in, go to a specific day and time to see what is going on.
These days it is all about working remotely and keeping in touch. An IP based camera system allows you have visibility of what is going on in your business wherever you have mobile coverage.
Our experienced technicians are happy to take you through what IP security camera solution would best suit your requirements and budget.