Advantages of IP Security Cameras Over Analog

Advantages of IP Security Cameras Over Analog

IP security cameras are digital systems that receive and send data via an Internet protocol network, unlike analog closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras which require a local recording device. At EAS, we have helped numerous businesses in Puerto Rico leave analog systems behind and make the move to IP—opening up their systems to tons of features! 

[Fun fact: The first IP camera was invented by our partners at Axis Communications in 1996!]

Are you thinking about upgrading? Let’s look at the main benefits of IP security cameras:

✓ Better image resolution

The image resolution of IP security cameras far exceeds that from analog systems, including unbelievable zoom-in capabilities.

✓ Easier to install

IP cameras require only one cable for both power and data, while analog systems need two. Plus, there’s no need for encoders/decoders.

✓ More secure

Video transmission is encrypted and authenticated.

✓ Accessibility

You can view footage and control the system anytime and anywhere, from any device.

✓ Open platform

IP cameras can be easily integrated to other security systems and web-based applications.

✓ Convenient storage

No need for disks or tapes. Footage goes straight to the cloud-based server or local network attached server, which also allows for search functions and faster data access.

✓ Scalability

IP systems give you more flexibility to scale up to meet your evolving needs.

✓ Analytics

People counting, object tracking, tamper detection, automatic number plate recognition and so much more!

✓ Cost effective

The costs of IP systems are going down. Plus, in some cases, a single IP camera can provide an alternative to purchasing and placing multiple cameras.

Making the switch

If you already have an analog system, no worries! Managed switches can make the modernization to IP simple, secure and cost-effective. These network solutions deliver fast Ethernet and PoE+ (Power over Ethernet) over coax, so no need for costly new Ethernet cabling, no business disruptions and considerably less waste. (Check out how we do it.)

Want to talk about our IP security cameras and other video surveillance solutions?

Contact us! We partner with Pelco, Axis, Hanwha and other great brands for fixed and panoramic IP cameras, PTZs, thermal imaging, explosion-proof systems and more. At EAS we’re experts at designing, implementing and maintaining a wide variety of security and IT solutions that work for you and we’re committed to protect your most valuable assets.

[Related reading: Pelco’s Panoramic IP Cameras: Better Performance With Less Equipment]

EAS Security + IT is a technology integration company with 25+ years of experience serving industrial, commercial and government clients in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Our services include Video Surveillance, Access Control, Data Security, Structured Cabling, Perimeter Intrusion Detection, Key Control & Management, Intercom & Public Address + more.


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