CCTV, or closed-circuit television, has been a mainstay of security systems for decades. However, today’s CCTV security systems have significant advantages as compared to previous years. As technology improves, so, too, does CCTV’s capabilities.
IP video security
Today’s security systems utilize CCTV security cameras that utilize Internet protocol technologies. IP CCTV video security systems have better resolution than traditional analog systems do, more flexible installation, and easier to use features.
Marry analog technology and CCTV security systems’ technology
It can be expensive to completely replace old analog CCTV systems with new IP-based ones, but fortunately, you don’t have to. You can integrate analog systems with new IP technology by utilizing a hybrid platform. This gives you all of the benefits of the newer technology and is a more cost effective option as compared to completely “starting over” with new equipment.
Advantages of CCTV security systems technology
Whether you decide to completely replace your old analog CCTV systems with new completely IP-based CCTV systems or simply do an integration of old and new technology, you’ll find significant advantages:
· Inexpensive, easy to set up and maintain
Today, it’s easy to buy and set up CCTV security cameras and related systems, and very easy to maintain, as well. Because today’s CCTV security systems are digital in nature, they’re much easier to manage. The information received from them is much more easily stored, and much less corruptible. Information is recorded on a DVR recorder with CCTV security cameras, instead of on tapes that can be easily damaged. You can also download the information from the recorder to a computer, and if you need to save the data long-term, you can burn it to a CD.
While technology for analog TGV security systems remained relatively high-priced and the recording equipment bulky and hard to manage, today’s CCTV cameras and other equipment have shrunk in size and price while expanding in capability, meaning that you can have very sophisticated equipment at a very modest price. Although you may want cameras clearly in view for security reasons, the cameras themselves are also very small, meaning that they can be placed just about anywhere for complete coverage.
· Continuous recording from all cameras
While older analog systems that used tape generally only did time lapse recording, newer CCTV security cameras can record continuously, and the information can be captured and saved from all cameras. This allows business owners, for example, to track data from all sources and to keep historical records; analog tapes, by contrast, were usually ultimately taped over, sometimes causing loss of valuable information.
Because today’s CCTV security systems and CCTV security cameras can be bought in in an endless variety of configurations, sizes, and functions, you can choose your system based on your needs. In addition, as your business grows, it’s easy to expand your system for more coverage as you need it. And because this technology is so inexpensive, you can grow your system as you need to, without the worries about expense, flexibility, or storage space traditional systems might give you.