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IP CCTV System Benefits

In this short article, we discuss five of the key benefits and advantages of IP CCTV systems.

IP CCTV systems are fast becoming more and more popular among businesses, compared to traditional analogue systems. Here at Safeguard Systems, where possible, we always recommend IP over analogue.

When it comes to commercial and business security, companies invest in CCTV for a wide variety of reasons. This can include:

  • Deterring criminals – thieves, vandals and fly-tippers
  • Catching and prosecuting criminals
  • Monitoring staff for time, attendance, and productivity
  • Managing on-site security threats such as anti-social behaviour and theft
  • Keeping staff safe
  • Protecting the businesses property and assets

What Are the Benefits & Advantages of IP CCTV Systems

With this in mind, the five benefits and advantages of IP CCTV systems we’ll run through in this article are:

  • Resolution
  • Analytics
  • Security
  • Ease of installation
  • Coverage

1. Resolution

IP-based CCTV cameras can capture and transmit higher quality images than standard analogue systems.

Furthermore, with IP cameras you can zoom in on your footage with greater clarity.

In context, this is highly valuable to a business, particularly when looking to identify an individual, specific characteristics, car number plates and more.

2. Analytics and Integrations

With the ongoing advancement of technology, IP CCTV systems can be integrated with various analytics systems to optimise system performance.

Your security camera systems can be set up to detect:

  • Smoke
  • Fire
  • Movement of people
  • Change in temperature

For example, if your security cameras are fitted with movement sensors, you can be alerted if the system detects a threat and your security team can view the footage in real-time.

If a security threat is spotted, the relevant action can be taken.

If your CCTV system is monitored remotely, your off-site security team will take charge of the situation.

3. Security

The majority of IP cameras come with built-in encryption. This helps to keep your data safer when it is transmitted and stored.

Cyber attacks are becoming more of a threat to businesses, month by month, year by year.

Securing your data will help protect it from ending up in the wrong hands.

4. Ease of Installation (Less Cabling)   

Where analogue cameras require two cables, one for the camera and one for power, IP CCTV systems only require one.

IP security camera systems use Power Over Ethernet (PoE).

This means the power source for the cameras is via the ethernet cable.

This simple setup also means these systems are easily scalable. When you add cameras to the network, power is driven from the nearest network switch and a new power source isn’t required.

5. Coverage

IP cameras contain multiple sensors.

This means each camera can cover a wider area than traditional analogue CCTV systems.

Where IP cameras are usually a little more expensive than their analogue counterparts, you probably won’t require as many.

Less cameras mean a reduction in the cost of hardware for the project.

Looking For an IP CCTV System For Your Business?

If you’re in the process of finding a new security system you can learn more about IP CCTV systems for businesses here.

Alternatively, pick up the phone and call us on 0800 689 1835.