IP CCTV networks

For CCTV, the use of IP networks enables many improvements in the functionality of your CCTV system. These include easy to access remote viewing as well as a wide range of video analytics and alerts.

Not all IP systems are the same – bandwidth is an important factor for consideration.

What is an IP CCTV system?

An IP (Internet Protocol) network is a networked system that uses primarily Cat5 data cables instead of the old, obsolete video coax cables.

IP CCTV cameras (network cameras)

An IP CCTV camera is a camera that is configured for use within a data network environment. Each camera has its own IP address and functions as part of the system, giving users control flexibility in using their CCTV system.

They tend to be several megapixels rather than the lower resolution of the previous generation of analogue cameras.

Wireless CCTV systems

IP CCTV systems can be said to be ‘wireless’ although of course many of the devices such as cameras, monitors and recorders do require their own power supplies.