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What's the difference between HD analog and HD IP cameras?

Published by Marie on May 7, 2015 8:41 AM

If you want to use surveillance video for license plate reading, facial recognition, or evidence of a crime, you'll want a camera with high definition. But with such a wide range of cameras available, how do you know which one is right for you?

Analog cameras have been used in surveillance systems for over 30 years. The surveillance industry is moving away from CCTV and toward IP, but many businesses are still using analog systems. If you want to continue using your analog equipment but want the HD resolution of newer cameras, you'll want to switch to HD analog cameras.

HD analog cameras measure resolution in pixels instead of TVL, which older cameras use. Benefits of HD analog include lower costs than IP cameras and easy installation like any other CCTV camera. Learn more about HD analog.

IP cameras are the newest development in surveillance, coming into popularity in the last few years. These cameras use your network to connect to your system and share data. This allows the system to grow and change with better flexibility - less reliance on cables and power outlets gives you more control over where cameras are placed.

IP cameras are more expensive than their analog counterparts, but include advanced features not available with older technology. Learn more about HD resolution.

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