IP cameras and recorders offer some of the latest features and advances in security technology, but wide adoption may be hampered by two common reasons cited by our customers: 1) too expensive; and 2) 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:

1. Easy to Use

CIP video security systems have easy-to-use menus that can make first-timers look like experts. There is also a convenient plug-and-play feature in IP recorders that enables a seamless connection with IP cameras.

2. Higher Resolution

IP cameras reach higher resolutions, such as 4K and 12MP, which allows you to digitally zoom in on a specific area, with minimal loss of definition, to capture important details such as facial features or a license plate.

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.

6. Intelligence

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 are equipped with the ability to encrypt your data to ensure your complete privacy.

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.