Distinguishing the Difference Between Security Camera Types
Analog security cameras have been around for a long time, which makes one wonder if an IP security camera is going to be worth the investment.
Let’s look at the analog camera:
On crime dramas, you see a group of officers gathered around the department techie, watching him as he goes through the footage. Suddenly, one of the main characters of the show stops the techie and tells him to zoom in on a specific area of the screen. In seconds, the extremely grainy image is as clear as a photo taken by an iPhone 7 on a sunny day.
And that’s not how it works.
Grainy analog video footage stays grainy and police struggle to make sense of what makes the person in the footage look like who they are. That is why some people get away with crimes despite the presence of security cameras.
IP Cameras Are Changing Everything
Fortunately, the days of grainy footage are becoming a thing of the past. Gone are the days of poor quality or narrowly focused images. Instead, you get clearer images that are more likely to lead to a criminal’s capture.
This does come at a higher cost than analog, but not as bad as you may think. It is well worth the security and the peace of mind you receive because you have a security camera that is going to have decipherable footage.
How are IP Cameras Different?
These internet protocol cameras are different in a number of ways. Those ways include:
- Much better picture quality due to higher resolution
- Video analytics that allow you to flag specific events that happen within the camera’s view
- Lots of flexibility that allows you to connect to a DVR or even monitor your home or watch footage on your smartphone
- Scalability allows you to have an extensive wireless camera system
- You can keep track of what is happening inside and outside of your home
- Cameras come in different styles and sizes so you can properly monitor certain areas of your property
- You can make your cameras as obvious or discreet as you want
It doesn’t even stop here. There are so many benefits and features that it is best to review them all with a professional so the features can be matched with your needs and wants, making finding the right fit a lot easier.
Contact Our Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse IP Camera Installer
So, is it all worth it? It is very worth it. Imagine being on vacation and looking at your phone to see what’s happening at home. If this sounds good to you, SPS Fire & Security can help you. Call us at 585-770-0348 to get a free quote or fill out the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.