Surveillance Camera RI

The Advantages of IP Surveillance Cameras

Surveillance cameras add safety and peace of mind to a home or business. Traditionally analog CCTV cameras have been cheaper than the digital cameras, but the balance is rapidly shifting, and IP-capable cameras that connect to the Internet offer many advantages.

IP cameras offer better resolution, higher sensitivity in low light, and a greater field of view. This means clearer pictures of anything the camera picks up. A smaller number of IP cameras than analog cameras may be able to cover an area.

A CCTV camera requires a DVR on the premises to record video. If intruders steal or destroy it, the record is gone. Some IP cameras can record to cloud servers, so even if a burglar smashes the camera, everything up to that point is safely recorded. This generally requires a monthly subscription fee.

IP cameras can use wireless connections, eliminating the need to run cables that make them more visible to intruders.

They can alert you when they detect motion or a face. Some have facial recognition technology and will alert you only when they see someone they don’t know.

One issue with IP security cameras is … well, security. Some models are so poorly designed that it’s possible to take control of them or intercept their signals over the Internet. From there, remote attackers could get access to the rest of the local network. Check for any reports of Internet security issues on a camera model, and be sure to set a strong password for it.

That caution aside, Internet-connected cameras have become the clear way to go when setting up a surveillance system. They’re economical and versatile, and the available features give you more protection than the old analog cameras.

At Onsite Techs, we can help you with all your IT needs from surveillance cameras to server optimization. Please contact us to learn more.

Surveillance cameras add safety and peace of mind to a home or business. Traditionally analog CCTV cameras have been cheaper than the digital cameras, but the balance is rapidly shifting, and IP-capable cameras that connect to the Internet offer many advantages.

IP cameras offer better resolution, higher sensitivity in low light, and a greater field of view. This means clearer pictures of anything the camera picks up. A smaller number of IP cameras than analog cameras may be able to cover an area.

A CCTV camera requires a DVR on the premises to record video. If intruders steal or destroy it, the record is gone. Some IP cameras can record to cloud servers, so even if a burglar smashes the camera, everything up to that point is safely recorded. This generally requires a monthly subscription fee.

IP cameras can use wireless connections, eliminating the need to run cables that make them more visible to intruders.

They can alert you when they detect motion or a face. Some have facial recognition technology and will alert you only when they see someone they don’t know.

One issue with IP security cameras is … well, security. Some models are so poorly designed that it’s possible to take control of them or intercept their signals over the Internet. From there, remote attackers could get access to the rest of the local network. Check for any reports of Internet security issues on a camera model, and be sure to set a strong password for it.

That caution aside, Internet-connected cameras have become the clear way to go when setting up a surveillance system. They’re economical and versatile, and the available features give you more protection than the old analog cameras.

At Onsite Techs, we can help you with all your IT needs from surveillance cameras to server optimization. Please contact us to learn more.