The security cameras y IP cameras they allow you to maintain a system of CCTV inaccessible under the structure of a closed circuit to have your business or home guarded at any time. Now you can also do it wirelessly with the Wifi IP cameras. In addition to having the ONVIF standard.

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If you are considering installing a security system for your home or business that includes video surveillance, you will have to understand how an IP camera works and how it differs from a CCTV camera.

What is and how does an IP camera work?

An IP camera is a network camera, and consists of a camera and a micro-computer. They work just like a computer, with its own IP address, which connects to the network, without connecting to a computer. But if you wonder exactly how an IP camera works, then IP cameras show in real time what happens in your location, wherever you are, since they connect to the internet to store and transmit.

An IP camera can:

  • Broadcast video in real time
  • Compress video and send it
  • Send emails with images
  • It is activated with the total or partial movement of the image
  • Remote control to move the camera to one side or another
  • Automatic Updates
  • Access to your automatic image recording systems
  • Onvif protocol

But what happens if the light goes out or the internet doesn't work? Well, your IP camera will stop working and the security of your home or business will be totally compromised. Another drawback of IP cameras is that if there is not good coverage, the quality of the image or video will not be good either and they can easily be sabotaged by frequency inhibition. That is why it is advisable to have video surveillance cameras that detect sabotage, have encryption protocols, frequency hopping to avoid interference and even batteries to avoid power outages.

Differences between an IP camera and a CCTV camera

Although they have several differences between them, such as that they can store data locally or in the cloud, they also have one thing in common and that is that both are very dissuasive with thieves because images or recordings are crucial when it comes to recognizing and capture the suspects.

IP cameras are cheaper than CCTV cameras and are easy to install and maintain. In contrast, CCTV cameras, those that are connected to a closed circuit television, have a more complex and expensive installation. But between the two, the most secure, with protection against sabotage or inhibition, are CCTV cameras. In addition, CCTV video surveillance has higher image quality, greater security when connected to an alarm receiving center, connection with security forces, two-way audio between the camera and the alarm system operators

Thanks to video surveillance cameras, security increases, new functionalities such as security backup, license plate recognition system, among others, provide a higher level of protection of people, goods or merchandise, proactively, quickly and with cost reduction, among other advantages.


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