The early adopters of Video Surveillance Systems implemented analog security camera systems to help them secure their assets and keep people safe - they had no other options. A few decades later, these users are faced with the challenges of evolving security threats that require them to deploy more advanced surveillance systems. However, most are unsure whether switching from analog to IP Cameras is a wise decision, with most questioning the costly and ease of implementing.
What are the options for switching to IP Cameras?
1. Upgrading from Analog To IP Cameras
Home and business owners who feel that replacing their entire analog security camera system with an IP surveillance system is a bit costly may instead choose to upgrade their old system. Upgrading is simply a matter of installing encoders between the cameras and the video recording system. The encoders are devices that convert raw video from the analog cameras into digital video formats. Upgrading allows users to install new IP Cameras on their old analog surveillance network. As such, users don't have to spend money laying down a new network. In addition, it is possible to upgrade the system gradually, whereby, users can replace a few cameras at a time.
2. Installing a new IP camera system
Sometimes, it might not be practical to upgrade from analog to IP security cameras. This is particularly the case when the switch to IP technology has been necessitated by either evolving security needs or the need to redesign the existing system to fit a new purpose. As such, users have no option but to do away with their old analog system and install a new IP surveillance system. A newly designed and installed IP camera system is ideal since it won't suffer from any flaws from the old installation.
The Choice of Security Camera Company
Switching to IP Cameras is an easy process provided you engage a professional home and business security company such as I-Tech Security to help you. A competent security provider will advise you on the best way to go about implementing the new surveillance system and ensure that it matches your needs.