IP MEGAPIXEL CAMERA
IP camera usually means Internet protocol camera. It is a digital camera which is essentially used for surveillance. Therefore, it sends and receives data through computer and internet. Most of the camera use webcam but internet protocol camera are only for the surveillance users.
Two types of IP cameras are there namely Centralized IP camera and Decentralized IP camera. Centralized IP camera requires a network video recorder (video, alarm) and decentralized IP camera does not need network recorder (flash drives, hard disk drives).
The largest trend in video surveillance today is the move from analogue cameras to IP cameras. While all surveillance cameras are digitized to view and record on computers, only IP cameras digitize the video inside the camera. More importantly, IP supports megapixel while analogue does not. This is rapidly driving the adoption of IP within the professional market.
ADVANTAGES OF IP CAMERA
- IP cameras offer higher resolution than analogue cameras. IP cameras are digital end to end. Megapixel IP cameras give you high resolutions 1.3MP to 20MP images at up to 30 frames per second (real-time video).
- Two-way audio via a single network cable allows users to communicate with what they are seeing
- Transmission of commands for PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) cameras via a single network cable.
- PoE – Power over Ethernet: Modern IP cameras have the ability to operate without an additional power supply. They can work with the PoE-protocol which gives power via the Ethernet cable.
- Flexibility: IP cameras can be moved around anywhere on an IP network (including wireless).
- Distributed intelligence: with IP cameras, video analytics can be placed in the camera itself allowing scalability in analytics solutions
- Remote accessibility: live video from selected cameras can be viewed from any computer, anywhere, and also from many mobile smartphones and other devices. Remote accessibility also prevents police officers from confiscating video and audio evidence that you can use against them
- IP cameras are easy to use. Can you use a computer mouse/keyboard? If so, then you can manage IP camera software.
- Cable cost for IP cameras is lower than that for analogue cameras. Analogue cameras can require up to 4 cables – video, audio, power, and/or data for each camera. IP cameras however can use single CAT5 cable for all 4. In most cases, network cable is probably already wired throughout your building (for the existing network that is in place).
- IP video systems can be easily set up to store video at multiple remote locations for security against disasters and/or theft.
IP video provides crisp resolution for every frame enabling effective recorded video/images for investigative purposes.