Maxor design Custom IP-based video surveillance
solutions for a variety of digital security
applications including wireless CCTV systems.
IP-Surveillance, also called Networked Video, is now
fully digital. Digital IP cameras have replaced
analog cameras, and the analog coax network from
camera to recorder has been replaced with IP based,
wired or wireless Ethernet networks. The recording
medium is now a digital “computer” storage device or
format, and the monitor is a standard PC monitor.
are now seeing the rise of this IP-Surveillance
technology. Its impact on the security industry is
just now being felt. We evolved from feet (actually
eyes) on the street, to security personnel seated at
monitors (CCTV and CCTV + DVR), to the ability to
automate intelligent surveillance.
of the base technologies for IP-Surveillance are
standards-based, stable, and subject to Moore’s Law.
As such, we can expect the cost of the
IP-Surveillance to continue to decrease over time.
Compared to VCRs, DVRs do provide a few of the
benefits associated with IP-Surveillance. In
addition to eliminating the problems and expense
associated with video tapes, DVRs provide easy
retrieval of stored images. Many DVRs look to the IP
network like an appliance, so access to live and
recorded video can be gained via the Local Area
Network and, providing the proper network
management, via the Internet. However, the DVR is an
interim step on the road to an IP-Surveillance
system. Besides the number of advantages listed in
the next section, IPSurveillance provides the
highest quality images with the highest frame-rates,
eliminating the compromises of the DVR.