If your company is using analog cameras instead of IP cameras for analytics, here’s some reasons why making a switch is a good idea and why IP is better.
ANALOG IS FADING TECH
Analog systems are on the way out. Soon, getting maintenance and repair on analog will impossible, except from old tech specialists who enjoy tinkering with antiquated systems. If you must have cameras in place, you’re likely not going to be able to wait weeks or months for the hobby technician to find time to repair your system.
PLUG & PLAY
IP cameras are easy to install. Plug them in and look for the hardware on the network. Instructions are usually easy to follow and don’t require IT support to install.
Camera companies know that businesses may have a significant investment in an analog system. So, they make bridges and encoders that let IP cameras run on analog systems. When the analog system has to be replaced, get the new system and keep your existing monitoring cameras.
IP cameras are just as durable as analog but bring a much greater ability to record through RAID (redundant array of independent disks) and dedicated network video recorders (NVRs). More recordings in more places mean more security, better surveillance and more records. IP cameras are also faster and can adapt to changing light conditions faster and better than analog.
Think of the multiple recording locations as multiple back-ups. If one system goes down, others don’t have to be affected. IP cameras also provide a higher definition than analog. When zooming in on part of the scene is important, higher resolution is mandatory.
These are just a few of the advantages of IP cameras over analog cameras. If your company uses cameras for any reason and has not made the switch, think about it now. For more information and even more reasons why IP trumps analog, contact us