IP Security Camera Systems - Ethernet Based PoE Compliant Systems
IP Security Camera Systems provide superior quality and resolution. If you are buying a brand new system and you would like to stay at the edge of technology, IP security systems are the way to go. We provide an all-in-one package that will provide the cameras, NVR, and ethernet cables!
WHY CHOOSE IP SECURITY CAMERA SYSTEMS OVER HD-CCTV (HD-TVI) camera systems?
IP Security Camera Systems have been around since 2008. IP Security Systems consist of Network Video Recoder (NVR) for storage and Network Security Cameras (AKA: IP Security Cameras). These systems work on ethernet cable. This technology allows you to give IP address to every IP security camera and make them accessible by any device in your network.
PROS OF IP SECURITY CAMERA SYSTEMS:
- Power Over Ethernet (PoE) compliant. Power Over Ethernet allows you to provide power through ethernet cable so you don't have to have power supply or run a power adapter to the camera. All our NVRs in our pre-designed security camera systems support PoE.
- Highest resolution in video surveillance industry. HD-CCTV is currently limited with 2 Megapixel (1080P) resolution. IP Security camera systems can go as high as 12 Megapixel.
- Ethernet Based Technology. These days every company have network infrastructure and most IT Executives and System Administrators prefer everything to be addressable and accessible in their network. With HD-CCTV systems, you would only have the IP address of the recorder. All the HD-CCTV security cameras would be accessed through DVR.
CONS OF IP SECURITY CAMERA SYSTEMS:
- IP Security Systems are More expensive Compared to HD-CCTV Systems. You can get a similar security system with almost all the bells and whistles except the advantages above. If you do not need resolutions higher than 2 Megapixel, HD-CCTV security camera systems will provide pretty much the same thing at about 40-50% less price.
- More complicated compared to HD-CCTV Systems if you don't have IT background or IT personnel. IP security systems require network configuration for each camera and you need to use more software tools to configure all the new IP security cameras.
- Not Compliant with Old Analog CCTV Security Systems If you have an existing system that uses Coax cable and old CCTV security cameras. IP Security Systems are not compliant with those systems. You will have to install new ethernet cable.
HOW CAN A1 SECURITY CAMERAS HELP YOU?
We have designed hundreds if not thousands of IP Security systems. A1 Security Cameras has a team of experts with years of hands on experience. When we mean "hands on experience", we mean climbing up the ladder, running cables, testing security cameras of all sorts and designing all sorts of security systems for different scenarios. In layman's terms, we are more like Home Depot when it comes to security cameras. We have the expertise to help you make decision between brands, technologies, products.
Please do not hesitate to give us a call and we will do everything to design the right security camera system for you.
The most advanced security camera in the market is a PTZ security camera. PTZ acronym stands for pan, tilt, and zoom. These cameras are equipped with motors for panning, tilting, and optically zooming the camera's lens. A PTZ security camera gives users 360 degree coverage from a remote location using a joystick or mouse. Panning allows a camera to rotate 360 degrees. By tilting, a PTZ camera can move the imaging sensor straight down to capture objects directly below the camera.
Some of the PTZ security cameras come equipped with long distance lenses which allow users to safely zoom in on distant objects without having to manually adjust a lens like a traditional camera.
- Indoor PTZ cameras can be used in conference rooms to hold virtual meetings and move from one speaker to another. Others can be used in specialized applications like oil rigs where it might be exposed to the elements.
- Explosion proof PTZ cameras let users zoom in on dangerous machinery without risking their safety.
There is a perception that PTZ security cameras would be ineffective without a user controlling the camera. Nowadays these cameras can be be configured to rotate without user input. This function is called a tour guard or location presets. Some PTZ cameras have sensor inputs which allow for the integration of external sensors which can trigger movement to a preset location. This means the camera can be moved to a predefined location like a gate or entrance when movement is detected.
In certain applications, one PTZ camera can replace several fixed cameras. They can be mounted from the ceiling using a pendant mount to maximize the coverage area around the camera. Other mounting options are available. Horizon PTZ cameras sit at the top of a pole with a pivoting head which allows the camera to view above the horizon. These types of cameras are typically used on an airport runway where a camera might need to view above eye level. Horizon cameras can also point down but unlike a traditional motorized camera, it is limited by the pole its mounted on.
Selecting the correct PTZ security camera for your application can be difficult. Please feel free to call on of our security camera experts today so we can help you find the right camera for you.