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IP camera

IP camera

(also Network camera)

IP camera definition

An IP camera is a digital video camera that can transmit data over the internet or a local network. IP cameras are widely used in personal security systems because they allow users to monitor their homes or businesses remotely. They are also useful for traffic management and ensuring public safety. IP cameras can be used together with access control and alarm systems to create a comprehensive security solution.

See also: CCTV, Bullet camera

Advantages of IP cameras

  • High resolution. IP cameras can provide high-resolution images, up to 4K, resulting in clearer and more detailed images than analog cameras.
  • Remote accessibility. IP cameras can be accessed remotely over the internet, allowing you to monitor your home or business from anywhere in the world using a computer, smartphone, or tablet.
  • Scalability. IP cameras can be easily added or removed from a network, making it easy to expand or modify your surveillance system as your needs change.
  • Advanced features. IP cameras offer advanced features like motion detection, facial recognition, and object tracking that make it easier to track the security situation on your property.
  • Easy installation. IP cameras are easy to install and set up: Often, all that you need is a dedicated app and a Wi-Fi connection.
  • Cost-effective. In the long run, IP cameras are more cost-effective than analog cameras due to their scalability and remote accessibility, making them a good investment for businesses or homeowners.

Further reading

Ultimate digital security