‘IP’ or ‘networked solutions’ is the latest buzz in the security sector. Quite simply, IP (Internet Protocol) is a method of transmitting data over a network (a network, in its simplest form, being two or more devices interconnected). Each computer (or host) on the Internet has at least one address that uniquely identifies it from others. IP technology itself isn’t new, but it is now being used on a wider range of applications – for home, business and leisure use – than ever before.
IP CCTV operates on existing wired and wireless TCP/IP computer networks and removes the need for running separate cables for the CCTV system, making installation quick, convenient and inexpensive. As the CCTV system operates over a network the cameras can be accessed by anyone on the same network or via the Internet and recorded on a PC on the network. Another advantage of IP CCTV cameras is that they can connect directly to the network or ADSL (broadband) connection (router required), so no PC is required (although a PC is required for viewing images). The cameras are self contained and supplied ready for connection. Because they have few moving parts, IP cameras tend to be much more reliable over time.
In a corporate environment IP surveillance shows cost savings for companies in several areas. In many cases, security equipment can be added to the existing IT infrastructure. They can also be run on a separate VPN (Virtual Private Network) if required.
The strength of IP technology is its ability to allow large numbers of devices to communicate with one another on an ever increasing scale. Expansion of these systems is possible with the minimum of effort (although there are a number of design issues that must be considered as the network grows).
A total IP solution may not be practical for all organisations. Existing cameras may not require replacement, or cabling is already installed and operational. IP systems can form part of the overall solution, known as a hybrid solution.
The flexibility and versatility of IP-based systems mean they are particularly suited to a wide range of applications in security. IP products (such as CCTV cameras) can be addressed and accessed from anywhere in the world with a connection to the Internet, delivering a myriad of commercial and operational benefits.
ICU2 security Ltd, designs, installs, and maintains this kind of HD cctv equipment in Doncaster, Barnsley, Sheffield, Rotherham, Leeds, Worksop, Scunthorpe, Chesterfield and surrounding areas
At ICU2 Security all our engineers are fully trained in IP systems.
New Product Launch by Vista
Vista Graphica Sabre
Graphica Sabre’s unique design simplifies the viewing, recording and management of IP cameras and encoders.
Automatic device discovery and wizard driven configuration makes system setup quick and easy. Graphica Sabre supports cameras resolutions up to true HD (1080p), and will provide crystal clear real time (25ips) viewing for up to 16 D1 resolution cameras.
Graphica Sabre supports IP cameras from multiple manufacturers, included are Vista’s extensive and proven range of VIP2 cameras. The VIP2 range includes the VK2-600PTZ camera which gives the user the benefi ts of a fully functional PTZ dome with true day/night operation.
An intuitively designed, mouse-driven interface provides navigation through features like camera selection, screen views and playback, among others. Multi-format intelligence provides an open platform to integrate third party IP devices based on H.264, MPEG-4, MJPEG and MxPeg. Graphica Sabre also provides the fl exibility of having continuous or event-based recording, depending on user needs.
Installation/user aids like wizards for device configuration, recording management, video export, and quick search timeline for easy retrieval and display of recorded images make system setup truly revolutionary and simple to use.