Analog security cameras have long been the standard type of camera used in surveillance systems, but IP cameras have surged in popularity over the last five years.
As the technology has become more readily available and more surveillance companies have invested in developing this technology, IP cameras have dramatically increased in quality and decreased in price which has made them more affordable than ever!
Higher Resolution and HD Video
Megapixel IP cameras can capture High Definition Video (HD Video) and provide greater detail improving identification. A 2 megapixel camera is an excellent choice for capturing license plates and can cover a 24 foot wide point of entry or exit.
IP Camera popularity is on the rise and it is estimated that over 60% of all security camera systems sold over the next few years will be IP based. The advantages of IP cameras over analog cameras are below.
When monitoring an area, a megapixel camera provides superior image quality compared to analog cameras. We illustrate this below by comparing an analog, 1.3MP, and 2MP image, the license plate in the 2MP image can be easily identified when zoomed into, but this is not the case at an analog resolution.
When you need a clear shot of what a person looks like, a megapixel camera image can provide a level of detail that can’t be matched by an analog camera. The improved pixel count also allows for the use of ePTZ technology.