What is an IP Camera?
An IP camera is a combination of a camera and a computer. The camera can be connected directly to the network. It has built-in software for a web server, FTP server and e-mail client. Some advanced versions support motion detection and alarm input/output ports.
What is the difference between an IP and a CCTV camera?
- Analog CCTV systems connect to a DVR (digital video recorder) using coax cables and BNC connectors (not networked).
- IP Cameras connect directly to an existing Ethernet network. This connection could be wired or wireless and they can be accessed from anywhere after following the proper setup procedures.
What is the difference between an IP and a WEB camera.
- WEB cameras must be plugged to a computer to be used (USB connection). They have to use the resources of the computer they’re connected to.
- IP cameras are independent networking devices that can be shared and accessed from anywhere.
IP camera image resolutions
- Digital image resolution is measured in Pixels (typically, 640 x 480, 320 x 240)
- The more detailed an image, the more pixels and the larger the file size
- Detailed images require more space on a hard disk and more bandwidth for transmission
What are some specific network IP camera applications/uses?
» Security surveillance for Banks, Shops, Offices, Warehouses……
» Remote monitoring of the house, garage, driveways, doors, daycare or schools
Can I monitor my IP camera from anywhere?
If on the same network, you need the camera’s IP address.
If on the Internet, you need the WAN IP of the router or a domain name registered with a dynamic DNS provider. (Router must be configured for port forwarding). For MORE information about this setup procedure > CLICK HERE!