Analog vs. IP Cameras
Before we begin to look into video surveillance solutions it is best to understand the difference between analog CCTV cameras and IP camera solutions.
The CCTV industry is all abuzz with talk of an IP ("Internet Protocol") camera takeover. Yet reports of the death of analog cameras are premature. While IP cameras can deliver high definition megapixel images, analog CCTV cameras offer lower cost and use less hard drive storage.
Before deciding on IP cameras versus analog, it is advisable to first understand the differences in both camera technologies. It should be noted as providers of both IP and analog cameras, DVRs and NVRs, I have no bias. Businesses that are looking to implement surveillance camera systems have to select between the analog cameras and IP security cameras. In making a choice, one must consider the benefits of each system, such as its functionality and price. This also helps in determining the suitability of a system, with regard to the individual business needs.. It is not a matter of one over the other, rather use each camera appropriately as needed. They both have their place.