What You Need to Know About Networked Video

Learn about essential technologies to step clients through the IP video upgrade process, be it baby steps, significant migration tactics or a complete forklift overhaul.

While the tectonic shift from analog to IP continues to steadily hasten in the security industry, companies of all sizes remain hesitant to make a head-long leap into a full networked video surveillance installation.

Why ditch legacy infrastructures that can still get the job done, many cost-conscious and budget-strapped customers resolve. Hence, the vast opportunity that exists for installing security contractors to create a migration path for customers and achieve the benefits of IP video as an alternative to forklift overhauls.

There are a number of migration paths available to upgrade a site from analog to IP. These solutions are providing end users with several network functionalities, including audio detection and video motion detection, remote pan/tilt/zoom (p/t/z) and Power over Ethernet (PoE). All the while user expectations are being met and exceeded for image quality, recording capabilities, reliability, fiscal requirements and other essential needs.

Let’s take a look at some of the fundamental technology being harnessed to provide end customers with multiple migration options, as well as some practical application examples by an integrator that specializes in this arena.