Advantages of an IP Surveillance system are many and while there are a lot of common functionalities each customer and site is different but with a networked solution no longer are you the customer held to costly installs and painful maintenance contracts below are some of the key messages to look at IP as your solution moving forward.
Easy, future-proof integration
There are almost no limitations as to where a network video product can be placed. IP cameras have the capacity to provide a high level of integration with other equipment and functions, making it a continually developing system. A fully integrated IP network video system can be used for a multitude of applications simultaneously: for instance, access control, building management, point-of-sales systems, ATMs, as well as fire alarms, intruder and visitor management.
Superior image quality
Superior image quality enables the user to more closely follow details and changes in images, making way for better and faster decisions to more effectively safeguard people and property. It also ensures greater accuracy for automated analysis and alarm tools. IP network cameras provide high-quality video images, and mega-pixel and HDTV network cameras are available to provide even more image details.
Based on open standards, IP network video products run on IP networks using standard PC server hardware rather than proprietary equipment such as DVRs radically reduces management and equipment costs, particularly for larger systems where storage and servers are a significant portion of the total solution cost. A network video system may also provide insights into ways of improving a business. For example, in retail applications, implementing network video analytic may help improve customer flow and enhance sales.
Scalability and flexibility
A network video system can grow with a user’s needs - one camera at a time, IP-based systems provide a means for network video products and other types of applications to share the same wired or wireless network for communicating data. Video, audio, PTZ and I/O commands, power and other data can be carried over the same cable and any number of network video products can be added to the system without significant or costly changes to the network infrastructure. Network video products can also be placed and networked from virtually any location, and the system can be as open or as closed as desired. Since a network video system is based on standard IT equipment and protocols, it can benefit from those technologies as the system grows. For instance, video can be stored on redundant servers placed in separate locations to increase reliability, and tools for automatic load sharing, network management and system maintenance can be used.
These days, a massive amount video is being recorded, but never watched or reviewed due to lack of time
As a result, events and activities are missed, and suspicious behaviours remain unnoticed. With network video, intelligence has been brought into the camera itself. IP network cameras and video encoders have built-in features such as video motion detection, audio detection alarm, active tampering alarm, I/O (input/output) connections, and alarm and event management functionalities. These features enable the network cameras and video encoders to constantly analyse inputs to detect an event and to automatically respond to an event with actions such as video recording and sending alarm notifications. Other unique features include audio detection and active tampering alarm. IP network video products also offer IP Camera Application Platform which allows download and installation of third-party applications such as people counting and heat mapping.