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HD analogue versus HD IP CCTV


Has HD Analogue postponed the demise of Analogue CCTV?

The CCTV industry has long told of the death of analogue CCTV with IP ("Internet Protocol") CCTV takeover. Now these reports seem to be premature. Most major brands have now released HD analogue cameras and recorders some 720P now being upgraded to 1080P which proves there is life in the old dog yet. While some IP or ‘network’ cameras can potentially deliver high definition megapixel images, analogue CCTV cameras continue to offer greater efficiency, lower cost and higher overall reliability. Upgrading to HD analogue CCTV can be relatively cost effective as much of the existing cable infrastructure can be reused without the need to re-cable and without the added expense of creating a standalone CCTV network. Before deciding on IP cameras versus analogue, it is advisable to first understand how the technologies work. The differences in both camera technologies and method of video transmission are critical to developing a well-planned CCTV solution. It should be noted as installers of both IP and analogue cameras, DVRs and NVRs we have no bias. It is not a matter of either or, rather use each camera appropriately as needed. They both have their place. In a lot of cases you can make a gradual step from analogue to IP by installing Hybrid recorders so you can get the best of both worlds.

Published on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 (04:32pm)
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