CCTV Cameras or IP for Your Business?
What are CCTV Cameras?
Closed-circuit television, or CCTV, has been around for decades. Technically, CCTV refers to camera systems that are on a "closed circuit", in other words, that are not viewable except from a monitor attached directly to the video recorder. However, CCTV is commonly used to refer to all types of security cameras, not just cameras systems specifically designed for on-site surveillance only.
IP cameras are digital cameras compatible with the TCP/IP protocol, meaning that they can send and receive data over the internet. This enables the user to view their cameras remotely, as long as the video recorder and the viewing device are both connected to the internet. We provide this feature to you free of any ongoing monthly fees.
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Some businesses prefer CCTV camera systems primarily for privacy. The site being monitored may be private or sensitive, and the business just can't afford the risk of someone off-site gaining access to the video footage. In these cases, the surveillance cameras are typically used as an aid to on-site physical security, so there is no benefit to off-site access.
IP cameras as CCTV systems
IP cameras really are the best of both worlds. If you want to see your cameras off-site, connect them to the internet. If you need the privacy, and only want them to be viewed on-site, disconnect the internet cable. You don't even need to have a monitor permanently connected to the NVR, your NVR could be stowed away in a locked cabinet and the footage only accessed for incident investigation. In essence, an IP camera system that is not connected to the internet is a CCTV system. Fortunately for you, our IP cameras and NVRs come with all the advances in technology and software that we have seen with IP devices.
IP PTZ cameras
Since IP cameras and network video recorders (NVR) can also receive data, some cameras like pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras can be controlled remotely. Many PTZ cameras offer complete 360 degree rotation, and optical zoom of up to 30x is common, meaning you can have a complete view of your site from anywhere with an internet connection.read more about PTZ cameras
Geovision IP Cameras
Geovision NVRs are also capable of sending alerts on motion, or when certain events are detected, such as when a specified object leaves or enters the frame. Geovision software is one of the great advancements that has come with the development of IP cameras, and also integrates with access control and doorbell cameras. You can even use Geovision products to see who is as your front door, and lock or unlock your door, from your smartphone!read more about Geovision
We have been installing security cameras since 1998, so we know a thing or two about CCTV, analog and coax cameras, and IP cameras. If you do need a true CCTV camera system, or have an existing system that you need to have serviced or repaired, we have you covered. When you're ready to see all the benefits an IP system can offer, we'll be glad to help.
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