Video Surveillance Systems are quite flexible with regard to the variety of designs, type of applications, and the scale of deployment. This flexibility allows different types of users to implement surveillance applications that cater to their unique needs and budgets.
The need for remote surveillance
Designing an ideal CCTV surveillance application is not an easy task. It requires the input of a security expert such as I-Tech Security. This security specialist conducts a security audit on your premises in order to determine the kind of surveillance application that will cater to your individual needs.
In order to deal with the modern security challenges more effectively, both home and business owners need to be able to access their security cameras remotely. However, many users shy away from remote video surveillance applications owing to the perception that it might be too costly.
How much does it cost to implement remote video surveillance?
Analog camera systems are limited in many ways. First, the number of cameras that can be incorporated in the system is restricted to the number of channels available in the DVRs or tape recorders. In addition, analog technology is relatively inferior and thus cannot support advanced functionality such as remote access. For a user to achieve such advanced functionality, he/she needs to invest in pricey CCTV equipment such as encoders and switches. This is the reason some people view remote surveillance as an expensive undertaking.
IP surveillance systems, on the other hand, offer remote access functionality by default. IP technology allows users to connect to their home or business networks remotely, and in effect gives them the ability to login to their security cameras. As such, it is possible to view security footage in real time, regardless of your geographical location. In addition, users can view their security footage using their smartphones, tablets, laptops, or any other mobile device with Internet connectivity.
The bottom line is that IP CCTV Systems offer remote video surveillance capability at no additional cost. As such, IP camera systems offer an affordable solution for home and business owners to protect their homes, even when they are not physically present.