Are IP Surveillance Systems the Future?
Surveillance systems have improved so much over the last decade. With the technology available, you’re now able to keep an eye on your home or business in the highest resolution in just about real time. The connectivity is faster, the availability is there… the question then becomes: how necessary is it to upgrade your analog system to an IP solution?
The short answer is that it’s up to you.
IP cameras are flashy and their features are attractive to buyers. Overall, their quality is higher, the file and storage options are more advanced, remote access is available, and it’s a fairly painless integration with less hardware.
So then what’s the problem? Price is usually the number one answer. Though the improvements are vast, they’re also costly. It also becomes pricey to completely replace your analog system, and the storage space needed can require even more money.
Additionally, analog doesn’t not work. Why fix something that isn’t broken? Essentially, the choice is yours. If you feel like you need a higher resolution camera and you can foot the bill, go for the IP surveillance systems. If you feel like your analog is getting the job done, then stick with that.
Also as the IP systems become more prevalent, analog systems are becoming more and more cheap. That said, IP surveillance systems will be cheaper in a few years, so if you can wait it out, then that might be your best option.
Overall, it depends on your situation. Analog might be better for small businesses and homes, but IP might be better for medium to large businesses. It all depends on what you want out of your security system.
At Community Commercial Security, we want to make sure you have the right system to suit your needs. If you aren’t sure which system to go with, give us a call at (714) 777-6132 or contact us for a free risk assessment. We’re always happy to give you all the information you need before installing your security system.