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
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
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.