IP Video Systems
IP video systems provide a host of benefits and advanced functions that cannot be provided by an analog video surveillance system. Some of these features include:
- Remote accessibility using a mobile device
- Superior image qualities
- Simple installation and integration
- Distributed intelligent video capabilities
- Cost effectiveness
Image quality is one of the most important features of any camera, as better images enable the user to follow details more closely and notice any changes. This makes it easier to safeguard people and property, and it ensures greater accuracy for alarm tools and automated analysis. These systems provide high quality video. If the IP surveillance system is completely digital, images from a network camera can be digitized once without resorting to unnecessary conversions. There is no image degradation because of distance travel over a network, and digital systems can be easily stored and retrieved.
A network video system can be placed just about anywhere. These systems have the capacity to provide a high level of integration with other equipment and functions. This makes is a continually developing system that can be used for a multitude of applications at the same time. Some examples of include building management, access control, ATM surveillance, intrusion detection, visitor management, point of sales systems and fire alarms.
Video IP systems can also grow with a user’s needs. IP based systems can provide a means for network video products and other kinds of applications to share the same wireless or wired network for communicating information. Audio, video, I/O commands, PTZ, power and other information can all be carried over the same cable. Any number of network video products can be added to the system without costly or significant modifications to the network infrastructure.
Network video products can also be placed and networked from any location. They can be as open or as closed as desired, as a network video system is based on standard IT protocols and equipment. Product owners can benefit from those technologies as the system grows. Video can be stored on redundant servers for later use, and these servers can be placed in separate locations to increase dependability. There are tools for automatic load sharing, system maintenance and network management that can also be used.