10 Reasons You Should Consider Using IP Technology
While IP cameras and recorders offer some of the latest features and advances in security technology, IP video has yet to be widely adopted. Why? The two most common reasons cited by our customers are that it is either too expensive, or that it's just too hard to use. Fortunately, neither argument is valid today.
Additionally, IP video offers many advantages over traditional analog technology that many fail to consider when looking ofr IP Technology:
1. Easy to Use
Can you use a computer mouse? If so, then you can use IP video. IP video systems have easy to use menus that can make first-timers look like experts.
2. Higher Resolution
IP cameras are digital end to end, and use progressive scanning to make full use of camera imagers - providing up to 25% more resolution than analog cameras with similar imagers. IP is also available with Megapixel cameras, delivering super-high resolution real-time video.
3. Lower Cable Cost
IP cameras can transmit video, audio, and power on a single network cable. Even better - cable is less expensive, and network cable is probably already wired throughout your building. That results in significant savings.
4. Future Proof
Like computers and other network devices, IP gear is easily updated for new capabilities and compatibility as technology advances.
5. Creates Efficiencies
IP systems can easily alert you by sending live video to laptops or even cell phones for immediate review. This functionality can also be used for non-security applications, such as customer service, deliveries, work-flow monitoring and more.
IP video systems are equipped with on-board processors to analyze events in real-time, alerting you about suspicious activity while overlooking benign matters.
7. Secure Transmissions
IP video systems encrypt your data to ensure your complete privacy, eliminating the need for expensive fiber optic cable.
8. Reliable and Redundant
IP systems leverage decades of technical evolution to deliver proven reliability. IP video systems can be easily set up to store video at multiple remote locations for security against disasters and theft.
9. System Integration
IP video systems can easily integrate with your alarm systems, lighting, environmental and access controls. Additionally, IP video systems are increasingly compatible across manufacturers.
10. Infinite distance
IP cameras can be accessed, managed and recorded from across the room or across the world via the Internet.
As with any new technology, there is a learning curve to taking the leap to IP. As prices continue to become more competitive, we highly recommend that you take the time to learn this new technology, and start to leverage the many advantages of IP.