For some who may be oblivious, ‘CCTV’ is an acronym for ‘Closed Circuit Television’. It simply implies that you have a system of cameras that are interconnected with the sole purpose of taking video records of activities within the coverage area of the CCTV system.

If you have a CCTV system covering your premises, you are one of the few who have embraced this interesting technology. The smart security industry is increasing with a geometrical progression and each day presents one new advancement or the other.

The IP camera represents one of the most recent advancements in this industry. Most analogue cameras today are good, but IP cameras are indeed better. They offer a myriad of features that make them better and efficient for use.

The ‘IP’ stands for ‘Internet Protocol’. This simply entails that IP cameras are connected wirelessly to the internet, unlike the analogue cameras which require a wired connection to a DVR to perform its function. The IP camera works by transmitting video feeds for you to watch or download, even on your mobile device. The flexibility of the IP camera affords a lot of advantages.

  1. Intelligence: The latest IP cameras boast of quite a lot of intelligent features that will blow your mind. Such features include face detection, intelligent motion detection and even voice recognition. These cameras help protect people and asset. They can notify you of theft, prevent acts of terrorism or even tell you the number of persons who entered your premises.
  2. Flexibility: The fact that the IP camera is digital allows for more flexibility. Video records can be stored in memory cards, servers or even emailed. This feature gives the IP camera more advantage over other forms of cameras. Certain software are also available that will give you more impressive features. For example, you could set up your CCTV system with motion detection, such that it only records when motion is detected. This means you don’t have to go through a length of blank footage whenever an investigation is being carried out. You could even go further to set it up to be sensitive not just to any kind of motion, but human motion.
  3. Picture Quality: It is also not surprising that IP cameras have better resolutions than their analogue counterparts. You get very clear video feeds, depending on the pixel size of the camera. The higher the pixel size, the clearer the image you get.

These features and more are the reason why you need IP cameras for your CCTV system. It may interest you to know they are not as expensive as they may seem.

At A6GNL™, we have quality IP cameras of various sizes and resolutions to cater for all your smart security needs. Contact us today and all your security issues will only be history!

Author: Emmanuel Oyibo