Built-in Audio: With a CCTV camera, very few have built in audio. It requires a separate cable, and a DVR that can accept an audio file. With a network camera, audio is usually built in, and is captured at the camera. You can integrate it with the video feed, or keep separate. You can also have two way audio, to and from the camera.
This allows you many possibilities like ease of installation, cost savings, synchronized audio with video, and two-way audio; duplex, half duplex, simplex.BEST WIRELESS TRAIL CAMERAS
With integrated audio, you can have remote dialog and allow gate or door access, as well as listen in on the location. This is a great way to help with surveillance scenes.
7. Your Communications Are Secure: CCTV video cameras are easy to tap into the video and replace it with a signal from another source. In the film, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Brad Pitt changed the video in an elevator camera before it was destroyed.
With IP cameras, they require authentication, and with their encryption, you cannot tap into the signal, giving you complete privacy, secure image capture and transmission, and an evidence trail.
8. Flexible And Cost Effective Infrastructure Choices: With CCTV cameras, you have expensive coax cable, fiber, and unreliable wireless installations. The further you go from your DVR, the worse the images. When you add power or audio, it just makes things harder.
With a network camera you have an established IP address, giving you clear digital pictures with no loss of quality. You can send many streams of video from dozens of cameras at one time, giving you a single wire network that allows hundreds of simultaneous full frame video streams.
This gives you better image quality, flexibility and scalability in a lower cost to operate than traditional CCTV cameras.
9. A True Digital Solution: A network video surveillance system will give you much clearer video due to the images being digitized on the spot. With a CCTV camera, you loose image quality every time you transfer the video from the analog signal when it is digitized in the cameras Digital Signal Processor, which is then converted back to analog to run up the coax cable, which is again digitized at the DVR for recording.
With a network camera, the images are digitized once, and they stay digital with no more conversions, resulting in the clearest video you can get from a video camera.
10. The Lowest Total Cost Of Ownership: When you compare the cost per camera, and the flexibility and performance a network camera gives you, it makes sense to go with the Network IP camera.
Things to consider are the back end applications and storage costs, as well as using open-system based servers, vs. proprietary hardware like a DVR. The software that comes with the camera is usually functional enough for basic viewing, though control center software allows you to watch multiple locations at one time.
Also, you are using your current network infrastructure, which can save you money in the long run.
It’s clear that the future of video surveillance is with network cameras, let’s sum up the benefits:
- Remote accessibility
- Easy and future proof integration
- Scalability and flexibility
- Clear video with no interlacing problems
- Cost-effective • Lower installation costs
- Distributed intelligence
- Proven technology
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