By running your CCTV over an IP based network, you’ll be reducing cost, making connectivity simpler and making it easier for multiple camera systems to work together. The advantages don’t stop there. There’s larger capacity storage, simple retrieval, export and onwards transmission, plus the ability to get up and running rapidly if you choose one of our wireless CCTV solutions.
As technology evolves, Intelligent Building solutions have proven to ease the facilities burden and pave the way for IT and Estates to bridge the gap between departmental responsibilities. IP CCTV provides rich, detailed footage with intelligent analytics, all on a common platform that can be transmitted quickly and cost effectively to multiple users whilst integrating with other services such as access control, intruder alarm and fire safety systems.
Additionally, higher resolution means fewer cameras. Increased pixel count improves performance whilst wider field of view reduces the camera count and therefore cost.
IP CCTV cameras can be deployed and redeployed quickly and efficiently, which is the polar opposite to traditional analogue cameras that require a dig solution.
Indisputably, an IP camera can deliver better image quality and higher resolution than an analogue CCTV camera.
Megapixel and HDTV network cameras provide high quality detailed footage and can employ progressive scan for superior image quality even in scenes with a high degree of motion. In addition HDTV video can be streamed reliably over a wireless or IP network.
In a fully digital surveillance system, images from a network camera are digitised once and they stay digital with no unnecessary conversions and no image degradation. In addition, digital images are stored and retrieved much more effectively (in terms of cost and space) than in cases where analogue video tapes are used.
IP surveillance solutions can also support two-way audio with, allowing users to listen in on an area as well as playback a recorded audio clip to visitors or intruders remotely. Audio detection can also be used as an event trigger, which for example can be used to direct a PTZ network camera or initiate recording of video; all automated and managed centrally.
Intelligence between cameras allows dynamic context based performance of the whole system based on events with no user intervention, reducing both operator time and cost.
Enhanced and Edge storage
Efficient storage delivers obvious benefits in terms of hardware requirements. In addition smart storage is also flexibility in video format, with wireless and IP cameras offering more than one video compression format including include Motion JPEG, MPEG-4 Part 2 and H.264.
H.264 is the latest addition and it offers substantial savings by reducing storage costs and increasing the overall efficiency. Without compromising image quality, H.264 can reduce the size of a video file by 80% compared with Motion JPEG and up to 50% compared with MPEG-4.
Edge storage allows an IP camera to record video directly to a storage device such as an SD/SDHC card, thereby creating a more robust, reliable and flexible video surveillance system. The cameras can record video locally when the central system is not available, or continuously record in parallel
Having hours or even days of footage from multiple cameras doesn’t help if you can’t access and analyse the footage quickly and efficiently. Open standards IP CCTV systems allow you to search, find, view and export footage rapidly in a stable, secure user interface that takes hours, not days of training to master.
Scalability and flexibility
An IPCCTV system can change and grow as situations and requirements dictate. Cameras can be added and/or moved to the system without significant or costly changes to the infrastructure and no service interruption.
Intelligent Video Forensics
Imagine having to sift through hours of footage. Imagine having to do this for 80 cameras. Not only does this take time and money but presumes your operator knows exactly what to look for and can remain focused. What if you could do it all in just a few minutes?
When you are looking for that ‘something’ and you need it now, our intelligent video forensics service provides real time, speedy analysis of footage of your estate and condenses hours of recordings into minutes.