IP-Based Video Surveillance, IP-Surveillance, or sometimes called Network video uses a wired or wireless IP network as the backbone for transporting digital video, audio and other data. When Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology is applied, the network can also be used to carry power to network video products.
An IP-Based Video Surveillance system allows video to be monitored and recorded from anywhere on the network, whether it’s on your local area network (LAN) or across your wide area network (WAN).
The core components of a IP-Based Video Surveillance system are:
- • Network Video Recorder (NVR) (Server)
- • IP Cameras
- • Network (LAN, WAN, etc.)
- • Video Management Software
- • Cabling from IP Cameras to Switch Ports for Network Access
The Network, Storage, and Servers can all be Standard IT Equipment.
IP-Based Video Surveillance systems provide many benefits and advanced functionalities that cannot be achieved with an analog video surveillance system. The advantages include superior image quality, remote accessibility, easy installation, easy integration, better scalability, flexibility and cost-effectiveness.
In an IP-Based Video Surveillance system, images from a network camera are digitized once and stay digital with no unnecessary conversions and no image degradation due to distance traveled over a network. In addition, digital images can be more easily stored and retrieved than where analog systems are used.
Using standard PC server hardware can reduce management and equipment costs, particularly for larger systems where storage and servers are a significant portion of the total solution cost. Additional cost savings may come from the infrastructure used. IP networks such as LANs, WANs, and the Internet can be leveraged for other applications across an organization.
With an IP-Based Video Surveillance system, users can access video real-time from any authorized computer anywhere, at any time.
ECS is an IP-Based Video Surveillance Vendor located in Seattle, WA & Portland, OR.
ECS provides local technicians for on-site work installing and servicing a variety of voice/data equipment, ie; Avaya Aura Servers, Gateways, Messaging, Telephones, Firewalls, Ethernet Switches, Low Voltage Cabling, WiFi, CCTV, POS, Paging, etc.
ECS provides services in the states of Washington & Oregon, primarily in the greater Seattle & Portland areas.