CCTV in the spotlight
1st August 2014
Does your surveillance system need to be updated?
Many schools and businesses have an existing analogue CCTV system that has evolved over many years.
It is frequently feared that it will be too costly and complex to change, even though the current products fail to deliver adequate levels of coverage and quality.
Benefits of IP
Ease of expansion = utilise existing computer network infrastructure
Quality = improved clarity of images, especially in lower light conditions
Storage = flexible storage options for the data
Availability = enhanced access to information, with reporting options
There are 3 main options to achieve the benefits of IP based solutions
Complete system replacement = all new IP products
Hybrid = existing cameras are integrated onto a new IP platform with IP cameras
Separate systems = retain existing system and start with a separate new IP system
All the initial costs are greater, a complete replacement will deliver all of the desired functionality, with increased ease of management.
Overall this solution will lower longer term expenditure.
Existing cameras (when considered suitable) may be integrated into a new IP based system using either adapters (encoders) or controllers with analogue & digital functionality.
Often the IP based coding of the images allows them to be stored with greater resolution for picture clarity.
Operating two independent systems, frequently provides the lowest initial outlay costs, however normally increases overall expenditure.
This also frequently reduces the effectiveness of the solution due to the complexity and lower quality analogue elements.
Topological Limited offers a wide range of services, even a support contract for your current system, that are customised to your requirements and budgets.
The systems use products from leading manufacturers, to provide the best long term solutions.