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What Are the Advantages of IP Cameras in a Security System?

Published April 5th, 2023 by Secure IT Securities Corp

What Are the Advantages of IP Cameras in a Security System?

You already know the importance of protecting your employees, customers, and property. This is why you invested in a security system for your business to begin with. 

It's also why the security industry continues to grow in the small business sector. As a business, you not only want and need to be secure, you want the best avenue to achieve that security.

So, you should consider IP cameras as part of your current security system. Read on to learn more about the many advantages of IP cameras to your security system. 

What Is IP Video Surveillance?

Many businesses already use closed-circuit television (CCTV) as part of their security protocol. 

Some currently use analog cameras to collect data. The best security technology uses digital IP cameras instead of analog. 

IP or 'internet-protocol' CCTV cameras don't collect information on a tape or recording device. Instead, they use the internet to gather information digitally.

Benefits of Digital IP Camera Systems

While it may require an upgrade in camera equipment, there are a host of benefits that make IP camera systems a better choice for your security system. 

Let's take a look at the benefits of IP cameras

Wider Coverage Area

You know the importance of ensuring your cameras provide the coverage you need. 

An IP camera provides a much wider coverage area. In fact, in many instances, you might need as many as four times the number of analog cameras compared to the digital version for the same coverage. 

Search Function

While the security system is an insurance policy against something going wrong, you want it to give the best information possible when you need it. 

If something goes wrong, an IP camera offers the best playback and search functionality to get information. 

Expansion and Wireless Opportunities

IP-based cameras easily connect right to your current digital network. You don't need a new network infrastructure for this technology. 

This makes switching to IP cameras easy and the opportunity to expand your coverage easy too. 

Forward Technology

You want your security system to offer the most accurate information available if you need it. IP cameras are the technology of the future. 

This forward technology is a smart choice for accuracy and simplicity. 

Resolution

A digital system produces much higher-quality images than an analog system. You can expect images with better resolution. 

The limited details you get from an analog system can often prove useless should you need to access information. At the same time, the IP system is so much more precise and more detailed. 

Simpler Storage

Analog systems often come with some form of tape or disk to record the information they gather. An IP system collects data and stores it directly on your hard drive. 

This simpler storage eliminates the need to save and store tapes or disks. Depending on how you direct your system, you can store it on a hard drive or in cloud storage. 

Limited Maintenance Needs

A security system using IP cameras requires less equipment and therefore has fewer maintenance needs. With less maintenance comes less cost. 

Get the Multi-Functionality from IP Cameras

IP cameras offer many benefits for enhanced security for your business. You hope you never need information from your security system, but if you do, you want it to be easily accessible and detailed. 

Are you interested in learning about switching to an IP system for your security needs? Contact us today for an estimate to learn more. 


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