CCTV Installation

IP CCTV Systems

We provide a wide range of cost-effective, high quality surveillance systems for securing people and property. Unlike traditional CCTV companies, we use the latest IP cameras to provide high quality digital images which are stored to hard disc rather than video tape or DVR and can be viewed remotely via the Internet if required. We provide a complete service, from design to installation.

Why Is IP Better?

IP network cameras far surpass the performance of analogue or Semi Digital cameras, by offering a number of advanced functions. Take a quick look at a comparison of true IP cameras.

Benefits of IP Surveillance

IP technology and the move to open video systems - combined with the benefits of networking, digital imaging, and camera intelligence - constitutes a far more effective means of security surveillance and remote monitoring than has ever been reached before. Network video provides everything that analogue video offers, plus a wide range of innovative functions and features which are only possible with digital technology.

What Is Network Video?

Network video, often referred to as IP-Surveillance, is a system which gives users the ability to monitor and record video over a standard computer network. Unlike analogue video systems, network video uses the network, rather than dedicated point-to-point cabling as the backbone for transporting information. The term network video refers to both the video and audio sources available throughout the system. In a network video application, digitised video streams can be transferred to any location in the world via a wired or wireless IP network, enabling video monitoring and recording from anywhere on the network. Network video can be used in an almost unlimited number of applications; however, most of its uses fall into one of the following two categories.

What Is Network Camera?

A network camera can be described as a camera and computer combined in one unit. It captures and transmits live images directly over an IP network, enabling authorized users to locally or remotely view, store, and manage video over standard IP-based network infrastructure. A network camera has its own IP address. It is connected to the network and has a built-in web server, FTP server, FTP client, e-mail client, alarm management, programmability, and much more. A network camera does not need to be connected to a PC - it operates independently and can be placed wherever there is an IP network connection.

A Web camera, on the other hand, requires connection to a PC via a USB or IEEE1394 port and a PC to operate. In addition to video, a network camera also includes other functionalities and information being transported over the same network connection, i.e. video motion detection, audio, digital inputs and outputs (which can be used, for example, to trigger alarms or turn on lights), serial port(s) for serial data or control of pan/tilt/zoom mechanisms. Image buffers within a network camera can also save and send images that were collected before an alarm occurred.