What are the standard features of an IP system?
An IP video surveillance system is made from several standard components. While the specific cameras or software may change, your system will almost always include:
- One or more IP surveillance cameras
- Video management software
- NVR, or other storage device
You should also receive all power cables, Cat5 Ethernet cables, and power supplies for your equipment. You may choose to add wireless antennas for long-distance surveillance on large campuses or advanced third-party analytics software, but all of that will build off the basic system.
When you are researching your IP system options, keep in mind two key features you may want to prioritize:
- High definition resolution
- Remote & mobile access from a smart phone or tablet
HD resolution is quickly become the standard in IP cameras, with most featuring 720p or 1080p resolution. With HD cameras you can monitor a larger area with fewer cameras because the video is wider, and you can see details more clearly than with a standard camera.
Remote and mobile access is essential if you want to stay connected to you surveillance system when you're out of the office. You can set up email or text alerts to be notified when your cameras detect something and instantly log into the system from your phone to view live or recorded video.
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