Search

What's the difference between IP CCTV and Analogue CCTV?

Let’s keep this simple


#IP Cameras - IP cameras send their #video as a #digital stream; this is over a #network using network cable, the video will be #compressed at the camera then be sent directly to the #NVR, where it is then compressed again before being recorded onto the hard drives. Compression is key when utilising the hard drive, in turn, providing longer recording and more storage.


IP cameras have plenty of benefits, including an onboard #micro-SD slot for local #recording, higher #FPS (framerate per seconds) able to receive video, power and commands down one cable and as mentioned before, onboard video compression.


#Analogue cameras - Analogue cameras require (in most instances) two cables, one to power the camera and one for video transmission. The cameras do not compress the video but if used with the correct #DVR, preferably a #Hybrid or turbo HD DVR, it will compress the video at H265 and above, so although it’s not as much as IP compression, it’s not far off.


Analogue cameras do not have built in micro-SD slots and cannot produce as high FPS as IP cameras, depending on the #MP (megapixel) of camera, the FPS can range from 8fps - 20fps, whereas IP cameras normally range from 20fps - 30fps for a smoother live view and recordings.


With any #technology company, improvements will always been made and with that comes changes. #POC (power over coax) has now been introduced to the analogue market providing all the benefits of analogue but through one cable. Both IP and analogue cameras can now produce #24/7 #colour #images.


So, with that information comes the Pro’s and Con’s


IP Pro’s - onboard video compression, Micro SD slots, #audio capture, #2-way speech, one cable, #smart functions for false alarm filtering, #sirens, #strobes and 24/7 colour


IP Con’s - More configuration, cost/price is considerably more than analogue, higher maintenance on service.


Analogue Pro’s - audio capture, two or one cable, smart functions with false alarm filtering if paired with the correct DVR, lower price/cost and 24/7 colour.


Analogue cons - lower FPS, may need two cables and/or converters, less smart functions.


We hope this information has proven helpful with your decision making.


Remember, #CCTV is a massive #deterrent, especially with IR lights and warm white lights on the cameras to show they are real, accompanied with a “CCTV IN OPERATION” sign, you maybe preventing a potential #burglary, whatever your budget we will be happy to assist you.


This is designed to help and support you with regards the difference between IP and analogue cameras. If you still find you have more questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Stay safe and stay secure. #jssecuritysolutions