For many years, CCTV surveillance and related applications have primarily relied on analog technology. Many end users find the analog systems relatively affordable, as well as user-friendly. However, the systems have many shortcomings such as:

  • High cost of maintenance
  • Difficulty in integrating with other systems 
  • Lack of remote access capabilities

IP surveillance cameras were first developed to address some of thesurveillance cameras nyc shortcomings of analog camera systems. With time, IP technology has developed to offer low-cost and high-performance surveillance and monitoring solutions.

Businesses that wish to upgrade may choose to abandon the entire analog CCTV system and implement a new IP-based surveillance system from scratch. On the other hand, they may choose to undertake the upgrade progressively, by reconfiguring the existing analog system to support both analog and IP surveillance cameras and equipment - this creates a hybrid CCTV solution.

Analog Cameras vs. IP Surveillance Cameras

Analog cameras capture raw video and transmit it to the video recorder for storage, without any encoding. The more recent analog systems come with a DVR, which encodes the video into digital format before storage. IP Cameras on the other hand, come with internal video processing capabilities, which enable the cameras to capture and encode video, and then send it as a digital stream to the recording or monitoring device. Therefore, to convert your old analog cameras into digital surveillance cameras, you need a device to convert the raw video into digital video format - an analog-to-IP converter!

The Transition from Analog to Digital Surveillance - Analog-to-IP Converter

The coaxial or Siamese wiring that is used in analog CCTV Systems is very different from the UTP5 or UTP6 wiring used in IP technology. The analog-to-IP converter comes with set of BNC input adapters on one side, and UTP output slots on the other. To convert an analog camera into an IP camera, you simply connect the BNC connector at the end of the coax wire, running from your camera into the input of the converter. Connect a UTP cable running from the network router or server into the UTP output slot of the converter.

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