Analog security camera systems have been in existence for several years now. Some of the individuals and businesses that invested in these early Video Surveillance Systems have been using their systems for all this time without any major problems. However, other users have not been so lucky since their CCTV Systems have been developing problems from time to time. In addition, emerging security threats and a variety of other challenges that cannot be addressed by these old camera systems have many home and business owners wondering if they need to have their CCTV cameras replaced.
Why Replace Analog CCTV Cameras With IP Camera Systems?
1. Changing Needs
Analog CCTV cameras work well in small facilities owing to their limited resolution. However, as security needs evolve such as when businesses need to move into larger facilities or open up multiple facilities, the number and size of the areas that have to be secured increase. This poses two major challenges:
- CCTV Network: A facility that is too large creates problems when setting up the CCTV network for analog camera systems owing to the intrinsic restrictions of coaxial cabling. Coaxial cable runs in complex facilities such as corporate campuses and office towers is quite expensive.
- Camera Resolution: Analog cameras offer low quality image resolution, which cannot be used to effectively monitor large areas.
2. Obsolete technology
Surveillance technology has come a long way. Initially, there was only analog technology, which some of the early adopters are still using. However, major breakthroughs over the years have seen the introduction of a more robust and cost-effective technology - IP surveillance technology. IP camera systems are low maintenance since they do not require the bulky and maintenance-intensive equipment such as tape recorders.
3. Powerful Functionality
Security threats keep evolving, leaving many home and business owners wondering what to do in order to keep up with the threats. Switching from analog to IP security camera systems introduces a variety of powerful functionality to help deal with some of the emerging challenges. Some of the new features include Megapixel resolution, remote access, integration with other security systems, and integration with other home and business automation systems.