Now’s the Time to Make the Switch from Analog to IP Security Cameras
If you’re looking to install a new business security system or make the switch from an aging analog system to a cloud-based internet protocol (IP) system, then you’re in the right place.
Business News Daily reports that “IP cameras are far more powerful than analog cameras, usually shooting footage of between 1 megapixel and 5 megapixels. That makes for incredibly clear image quality, especially compared to the more grainy analog footage, which runs around one-half of a megapixel. IP cameras generally have a larger field of vision than analog cameras.”
Today’s sophisticated IP cameras have features that analog cameras simply can’t offer, like video analytics, mobile notifications, and one-touch connection to your local law enforcement agencies.
While the initial costs of IP security cameras may be off-putting for some business owners, the long-term benefits are significant and the potential for cost-optimization is great.
Top Reasons to Upgrade to an IP or Hybrid Security System:
Your Analog Security System has Reached its End
While the fictional world of “Stop! Zoom in on that. Enhance it,” may still be alive and well on the small screen, real life doesn’t work that way. A grainy analog image is just a grainy image, no matter how much enhancing you do. In contrast, High-definition IP (internet protocol) security cameras offer far greater image resolution than analog cameras.
And if, like an aging vehicle, your existing analog business security system is showing signs of wear and tear, and the costly efforts made by your security team to patch the holes are failing, there’s simply no question: IP is the way to go. New, reasonably priced HD IP cameras are the go-to solutions for businesses and corporations around the world.
IP Security Systems are Easy to Install
While it may seem counterintuitive for those outside of the commercial security realm these technologically advanced business security systems are actually easier to install than many analog systems. Top manufacturers have introduced universal plug-and-play camera recognition that makes installation a breeze.
Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds
If you have a functioning analog system in place and are hesitant to pull the plug, many manufacturers have created solutions that incorporate existing, analog security systems into an IP system, creating a hybrid environment. This allows businesses the flexibility to upgrade equipment one component at a time, as upgrades become unavoidable or as budgets allow.
IP Security Systems Grow with your Company
Cloud-hosted scalability is a wonderful thing. If you find you need to add cameras to an existing video surveillance system, no problem!
Modern IP Video Surveillance Systems are Reliable and Durable
Let us put your fears of reliability to rest: if reliability and backup are your concerns, most IP cameras and Network Video Recorders (NVRs) have multiple, redundant backups. According to Business Solutions, Network Attached Storage-based (NAS) IP video surveillance systems are faster and more reliable than ever before and are as durable as older systems that rely on DVRs and dated analog cameras.
IP Business Security Systems are Flexible
This is a big one. With a cloud-based system, you can view your security footage anywhere, anytime from the palm of your hand. This kind of flexibility is simply not an option with CCTV security cameras.
Increased Regulatory Compliance and Legal Accountability
As regulations tighten, IP security systems are a great way to not only protect your business from intruders, but they can also help you train employees, increase accountability, securely host large amounts of archival footage, and in case of legal action, demonstrate corporate innocence.
To learn more about IP Security and Hybrid Security systems for your business or industry, contact Herring Technology today.