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The Essential Guide to Understanding IP Cameras: What You Need to Know

Updated: Apr 12

An IP camera, also known as a network camera, is a digital video camera that can send and receive data over a computer network or the internet. Unlike traditional analog CCTV cameras, which require a separate video recorder (DVR) to process and store footage, IP cameras have built-in processors and memory to capture and transmit video directly to a network storage device or a remote server.

IP cameras offer several advantages over analog cameras, including:

  1. Higher resolution: IP cameras can capture high-definition video footage, providing greater clarity and detail compared to analog cameras.

  2. Remote accessibility: Users can access live or recorded video footage from IP cameras over the internet using a web browser or dedicated software application.

  3. Scalability: IP camera systems can easily be expanded by adding additional cameras to the network, without the need for additional cabling.

  4. Advanced features: Many IP cameras come with advanced features such as motion detection, night vision, pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) capabilities, and two-way audio communication.

  5. Integration with other systems: IP cameras can be integrated with other security systems, such as access control and alarm systems, to provide a comprehensive security solution.

Overall, IP cameras offer a flexible and scalable solution for video surveillance in a wide range of applications, including home security, businesses, public spaces, and government facilities.


When to choose IP camera over Analog setup ?

Ans: As per our last few years of sales & service support experience in the market we have found customer selects IP cameras over Analog on below factors.

  1. 24/7 Live feed without any technical issues

  2. To get best camera clarity

  3. To get latest technology

  4. Less maintenance cost after installation

  5. Would like to expand their camera setup without increasing much cost

  6. Ready to bear higher cost compared to Analog CCTV

  7. Would like to go with Two way audio option in WIFI camera

  8. 4G enabled cameras

  9. Solar based IP cameras For any clarification please write back to us at help@secureserviceplus.com/ secureserviceplus@gmail.com

What is WiFi camera ?

Ans: WiFi camera is a type of IP camera which requires Power point and Internet wifi connection to work on mobile app. You can watch from mobile from any where when camera is connected with wifi network.

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What is Analog camera ?

Ans: People call as cc camera , cctv camera. It is budget friendly setup. Suitable for small shop, office, home etc. It requires more maintenance compared to IP camera.


An analog CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) camera is a type of surveillance camera that captures video footage and transmits it via analog signals. These cameras are the traditional form of CCTV cameras and have been in use for many years.

The camera captures video in analog format and sends the signal through coaxial cables to a recording device such as a DVR (Digital Video Recorder) or a monitor for live viewing.


Despite the rise of digital IP cameras in recent years, analog CCTV cameras are still in use, particularly in budget-conscious applications or in legacy systems where upgrading to digital technology may be impractical or cost-prohibitive.

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What all components are required for Analog setup camera ?

Ans:

  1. DVR - 4/8/16/32 /64 Channel DVR as per number of camera requirement

  2. Dome camera or Bullet camera - Dome for Indoor purpose and Bullet for outdoor use

  3. SMPS - Power supply to power the camera 5 amps, 10 amps , 16 amps etc

  4. Hard disk - 1 TB, 2 TB , 4 TB etc as per your recording usage

  5. CCTV connectors i.e. BNC & DC

  6. PVC Box 4/4 to mount the camera

  7. DVR Network rack to safe guard the DVR inside metal box

  8. CCTV Cable - Coaxial cable (3+1)- Good to take branded cables like dlink, Hikvision etc.

  9. Monitor - optional - Hikvision or any good brand

  10. Router connection - optional for mobile or remote viewing


In Analog CCTV setup to add an extra camera we need to do a complete separate wiring for that camera. Existing Infrastructure is not scalable easily.

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What all components are required for IP cameras ?

Ans:

  1. NVR - 4/8/16/32 /64 Channel DVR as per number of camera requirement

  2. IP Dome camera or IP Bullet camera - Dome for Indoor purpose and Bullet for outdoor use

  3. POE Switch - 4 Port / 8 Port / 16 Port / 24 Port

  4. Hard disk - 1 TB, 2 TB , 4 TB etc as per your recording usage

  5. RJ 45 Jack

  6. PVC Box 5/5 to mount the camera

  7. NVR Network rack to safe guard the NVR inside metal box

  8. CAT 6 Cable - Dlink, Hikvision, phoenix cable

  9. Monitor - optional - Hikvision or any good brand

  10. Router connection - optional for mobile or remote viewing For any clarification please write back to us at help@secureserviceplus.com/ secureserviceplus@gmail.com

IP camera Network Diagram

IP camera setup is build on IT network infrastructure. We can easily add extra camera to nearest POE in the existing network without doing much cabling.







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