How the Conversion Process from Analog Cameras to IP Cameras Works

Today, IP cameras are all the rave in business security and surveillance technology. However, many business owners and security directors may not be ready to part ways with their CCTV surveillance system and the investment they made into it. Fortunately, there are ways to effectively convert analog cameras into IP cameras with video encoders. Continue reading to learn how video encoders work and can offer users all of the benefits of IP camera systems.

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How do IP Cameras Work?

Video surveillance is here to stay, and business owners and other consumers can take advantage of the technological developments of IP cameras for their security needs. Because of the relatively inexpensive cost and enhanced image capabilities of these types of systems, they are fast becoming ubiquitous in commercial facilities.

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The Difference Between IP Cameras and License Plate Cameras

With today’s advances in technology, a bevy of security cameras designed to thwart criminal activity have flooded the market. While these security cameras offer users more options, much confusion still surrounds the products themselves. As a result, business owners are often unsure whether to invest in IP cameras or license plate cameras. The following information defines each surveillance option and the differences between the two.

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Understanding 4K Security Cameras

4K security cameras have been said to be the next big thing in surveillance industry. They are ultra-high definition cameras with four times more pixels than the normal 1080 HD cameras. They have been gradually gaining popularity in the market with more security firms releasing their 4K cameras. Their crisp clear images and ability to zoom part of the image without losing details is their best selling point. 

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Understanding Your Security Storage Needs

There are a number of considerations one needs to make when choosing a security storage solution. These considerations range from the format of the recording you intend to make to the quality of video you cameras will record. Other factors include the scene complexity, frames per second, amount of motion, duration of recording, image resolution and the ratio of the type of compression.

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Important Questions to Ask Your IT Department before Upgrading Your Security Camera System

A well designed security camera system is critical for the protection of one’s business. Technology is constantly changing and to maximize the effectiveness, systems need to be upgraded to meet the standards of modern technology. With so many options available, the involvement of your IT department is critical in this regard. Here are some of the questions that one should ask their IT team before upgrading to a new security camera system:

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What’s next for Office Security?

Security remains a major challenge in the current office. Companies and organizations continue to lose critical information to cyber theft and dishonest employees. While some office security options including use of passwords, backing up data, and physically protecting storage devices have worked fairly well, there is need for better intervention especially in detecting and preventing an attack.

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