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Analog Cameras vs IP Megapixel

If you are looking to buy surveillance cameras, the terms analog cameras, digital, and IP Megapixel will come up. What do they mean?

First, answer the following questions: What do I need my surveillance cameras to do? Are they going to monitor employees that I already know and can recognize on footage? or Do I need to monitor multiple faces in a crowded bar or parking lot?

Consider the differences between analog and IP Megapixel cameras.

Picture Quality/Resolution
Megapixel IP cameras have a resolution of up to 11 megapixels compared to analog at 0.3-0.4 megapixels. A higher resolution is imperative to identify faces features, items, and license plates. All of these features are forensic detail for loss prevention. Additionally, you will have the ability to zoom and enlarge an image far better than an analog camera.

Cost Effective and Efficient
A single Megapixel IP camera can replace the surveillance capacity of up to 24 analog cameras. These cameras have wider angles, clarity, and zoom capabilities. Furthermore, fewer cameras will require lower set-up costs and a faster installation. Less equipment will also mean decreasing maintenance costs. These lower costs include less hardware updates and lower costs for cable CAT5.

Technology Advancements
Nowadays, data is sent and received through a computer network. Because of this, users are now able to view surveillance system remotely. Furthermore, IP Cameras have an increased motion detection and sharper image quality even in poor lighting. Additionally, these cameras have progressive scanning capabilities. This feature eliminates the “flicker effect”. This is especially crucial for observing fast movement such as a criminal running.

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