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Author Topic: IP Cameras vs. Analog Cameras. Advantages and Disadvantages  (Read 3377 times)

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IP Cameras vs. Analog Cameras. Advantages and Disadvantages
« on: December 25, 2012, 08:43:42 PM »
    Within the last several year, everyone’s talking about the most obvious trend in the security surveillance market; the transition from analog security cameras and hardware to IP camera equipment. Today, security surveillance systems are built on open platforms, using a wide variety of security hardware. As a result, most security dealers, integrators and Do It Yourselfers are turning to IP Cameras to ensure compatibility and performance for all security needs.

    If you are looking to install a security surveillance system in your home or
    Business, one of the decisions you have to make is whether to go with an IP or Analog Cameras. Deciding on IP versus analog cameras is not necessarily a simple decision. There are many factors that have to be taken into account when choosing which technology to pursue.

    Before deciding on IP cameras versus analog, it is advisable to first understand how the technologies work. The differences in both camera technologies and method of video transmission are critical to developing a well planned CCTV solution.
    Analog cameras:
    • Analog cameras generally cost less
    • Wireless analog is unreliable
    • Analog cameras often come in a larger variety of designs
    • It is much easier to mix and match Analog camera brands
    • Analog cameras have potential interference problems
    • Analog cameras generally accommodate long distance wire runs

    IP cameras:
    • Better wireless reception
    • Can utilize existing network wiring
    • Remote access can be easier. IP cameras can be viewed on nearly any PC, Tablet, iPhone and Android phone
    • Higher cost
    • Higher bandwidth required
    • Higher resolution as Analog cameras
    • 6 to 20 time’s higher resolution
    • IP cameras can use Power over Ethernet wire
    • Can be installed by less sophisticated installers
    • IP cameras require more bandwidth than analog cameras

    Your input would be greatly appreciated and I would like to thank you in advance for your time.[/list][/list]
    « Last Edit: December 25, 2012, 09:03:19 PM by admin »

     

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