SNC-ER580.gifThis year, for the first time ever sales of HD/network cameras overtook the sales of analogue cameras. By 2014 we expect to see networked surveillance seriously out performing analogue camera sales.

There are a number of factors influencing this trend:

*Analogue CCTV cameras have reached their peak offering low resolution and clarity compared to their HD/Network camera counterparts.
* HD/Network cameras offer added technology benefit is like edge based analytics; edge based recording and superb clarity with features like View-DR and visibility enhancer for dealing with severe backlighting.
* Large enterprises and government projects are migrating over to networked video surveillance to perform live monitoring in multiple locations.
* Increasing price competitiveness of network cameras and the ability to use less HD cameras to cover the same area under surveillance makes HD/network cameras much more cost effective.  

What are the benefits of migrating from analogue to IP?:

Every surveillance install is different; everyone has different requirements and can probably benefit from different features. Here are a few key reasons to choose IP over analogue:

* Wider areas of surveillance
* Work better when strong backlighting is present
* Higher resolution cameras
* Better sensitivity in low lighting
* Remote or multi-site monitoring
* Edge based recording
* Flexibility
* Scalability
* Automated surveillance with edge based analytics
* Integrate surveillance with access control, building management and/or burglar alarm systems

This list is not exhaustive, there are many more. The important point here is to clearly define what is required and pick the best migration paths based on those requirements.

What options are available to migrate from Analogue to IP?

There are a number of migration paths available to anyone looking to upgrade a site from analogue to IP. Some sites may benefit from being a mixture of these different migration paths. 

To read the entire White Paper please click on the link below:

Migrating_from_Analogue_to_IP_White_Paper.pdf