IONU HD CCTV Camera Installers Manchester. Technological advances in CCTV have enabled vast increases in the level of security available to businesses and private owners. IP (internet protocol) surveillance is a digitised and networked version of CCTV that allows you to observe in real-time what your cameras are seeing. The modern IP cameras that IonU install provide a superior image quality compared to traditional analogue cameras, and they are rapidly becoming the industry standard in the surveillance and security field. Hi-resolution IP cameras can capture up to eight times more detail than analogue, ensuring that people and objects are successfully identified and in focus. Typically analogue cameras only provide a resolution of 0.4 megapixels, compared to IP cameras that can range from 1 to 29 megapixels. This increase in image quality also provides the user with a cost-efficient and easy to use solution to monitoring larger areas by reducing the number of CCTV cameras that are needed. IP cameras provide much larger viewing angles; analogue cameras usually have a field of no more than 60°, whereas 90° is typical for IP cameras (with some cameras offering 130°, 180° and even 360°).
Installing hi-resolution IP cameras onto an existing network is simple and without limits. As most organisations already have existing IP-based computer networks connected to the internet, IonU can utilise these to integrate video cameras into the IT network. IP systems allow data to be stored in any geographic location, on or off-site, and the network provides greater ease of distribution online. For instance, captured images of any trespasser or suspected criminal can be immediately sent to the appropriate official authorities. IP CCTV systems allow a greater degree of freedom when it comes to scaling up. Older DVRs (digital video recorders) are available in four, eight, sixteen and thirty-two channel set-ups. Another advantage IP systems have here is that at any time new cameras can be added to the NVR (network video recorder), whereas with the analogue systems you’re restricted by the number of free channels on the DVR. Adding another DVR to an analogue system results in additional monitors, making reviewing recorded footage a more expensive and time-consuming process. The flexibility of IP CCTV means that if your security specifications change, IonU can easily upgrade the IP system to suit your needs.
But what if you already have analogue cameras in place? Not a problem; existing analogue CCTV cameras don’t need to be discarded when upgrading to an IP security system. The output of analogue CCTV cameras already in place can be digitally sent to the IP system via video encoders.
IP camera feeds can be viewed remotely from any computer or mobile device, anytime, anywhere. If the user has internet connectivity they can access all of their cameras and monitor their home or workplace live in high-definition. You could have an alert issued to your mobile phone when a security perimeter is breached, or remotely open a traffic barrier from the palm of your hand. The practical uses of this service are numerous, all increasing the effectiveness of your security system. More information on mobile CCTV viewing can be found here.
Analogue CCTV cameras have their uses when it comes to security monitoring, but IP goes above and beyond this. As well as providing high-quality images, video analytics can be performed on the generated data at both the camera and network level. A whole host of functions can be applied within the video surveillance; some of the popular applications include facial recognition, loitering detection, people counting, ANPR (automatic number plate recognition), auto-tracking, motion detection, loitering detection, virtual tripwires and perimeter monitoring. These functions enable the user to get more out of their CCTV systems than just basic security surveillance. You can read more about intelligent video systems here. There are strong incentives for businesses to install or upgrade to IP video surveillance. Installation of IP systems through IonU is cheaper and of a higher quality than analogue systems, and the reduction in operating and maintenance costs ensures a higher return on investments that have already been made by the customer. Even if your business is particularly large the saving through reduced cable costs makes IP CCTV an affordable choice, especially with technologies such as PoE (power over-ethernet) cables and wireless installation.