There are several types of IP cameras. While the indoor IP camera is the most basic of network cameras, they include a wide range of useful features. An indoor IP camera’s main responsibility is capturing high resolution images. These days, IP cameras have features which can fit almost any surveillance application. Although some states require a notification, some indoor network camera have built in or external microphone inputs. This allows users to both capture stunning video and crystal clear audio using the same device. A traditional CCTV security camera system would use two devices with two types of cable creating clutter. With the use of PoE (powering devices through an ethernet cable) an indoor network camera can record audio, transmit video, and draw electricity from a single cable. An indoor camera can be configured to upload still photos to a remote location while recording high definition locally. Some cameras have built in memory slots for an added level of redundancy. Advanced configuration can ask an indoor IP camera to send text messages, emails, and even phone calls. Some IP cameras even have built in speakers! A user can record a message to be played if the camera detects motion alerting an intruder that video is being stored remotely for example. Infrared illuminators and a wide range of lens options makes an indoor network camera a must have for high resolution camera systems. Low millimeter lenses are recommended for areas needing wide coverage. Areas requiring long distance recording should have high millimeter lenses. Cameras with lower lens numbers produce wider shots. The higher the number, the farther it can see. For small applications, a single IP camera can be used with a laptop for a single camera high definition security system. Indoor IP cameras do not require monthly costs. The features are included with the purchase of the camera. For dark spaces, infrared is recommended.