If you are looking to install a security camera system, one of the most important decisions you have to make is whether to choose analog or IP cameras. There are advantages to each type of camera. The decision depends on your requirements, application, and budget. Please give us a call toll free at 866-424-9070 for a live demo of our surveillance solutions.
We offer a large selection of both IP cameras with NVRs and analog cameras with DVRs as well as Hybrid systems that works with both analog and IP cameras. Our expert technical sales staff can help you make the right decision based on your requirements. Give us a call today at 866-424-9070 so we may help you select the right security cameras for your application.
IP Security Cameras vs. Analog Security Cameras Why You Should Consider IP Cameras
IP Camera Pros
- High Definition - Megapixel IP cameras offer unmatched resolution and details. A single megapixel IP camera can usually replace several analog cameras. Prices starting at $209.00
- Proximity - Adding one or two cameras at a remote site can be easier as IP cameras do not require an NVR in close proximity and can send the video signal over any network (LAN, WAN or Internet) for recoding.
- Higher cost - Because of the additional technology that is built into each camera, the cost is generally higher than analog versions.
- Compatibility - Integrating IP cameras from different manufacturers could be challenging as each manufacturer has its own proprietary protocols. Furthermore, most NVR software will not work with all brands and camera models.
Analog Camera Pros
- Lower cost - Analog cameras are generally less expensive than IP cameras. Prices starting at $44.00
- Compatibility - You can easily mix and match analog cameras from different manufacturers. If you already have existing analog cameras with a DVR and want to add more cameras, you do not have to worry about camera compatibility.
- Availability & Form Factor - Analog cameras have been available since the 1950s and they come in a larger variety of designs. If you have unique surveillance needs, you may find it easier to find the style of camera you need in an analog model. For example, finding a covert IP camera is almost impossible while there are many choices for covert analog cameras.
- Lack certain features - Many of the basic analog cameras lack some of the more advance features such high definition or megapixel feature.
- Proximity - Analog cameras must be in close proximity of a DVR, usually no more than 1,000 feet.
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