It is estimated that Internet Protocol (IP) CCTV systems, which can transmit quality images to anywhere in the world, now outsell analogue cameras and system.
A complete IP security solution that combines video management, access control, video analytics, intrusion alerts and other systems and devices onto a single networked platform that can be accessed from anywhere and at any time through a web browser is the way forward. The automatically interrelated data from these network devices is reported in real time, providing a comprehensive view of security operations to ensure the appropriate actions are immediately taken. This technology has come a long way since the days of analogue and the limitations this imposed on both system configuration and user implementation.
Freed from the constraints of traditional technology, a network-based system can be easily customised with a variety of devices from different manufacturers and expanded or up-graded either system-wide or on a door-by-door basis. There are IP access control products suitable for installations of all sizes while the versatile technological mix of the most up-to-date and robust components, with no need for hardwiring, can provide a very cost-effective, value added solution.
IP systems also facilitate installations that are flexible and scalable with the ability for growth, changes and additions, ensuring maximum security and delivering future-proof investments.
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