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Upgrading Your Analog System to IP

Posted on May 9, 2012 by 123administrator There have been 0 comments

Switching from analog to IP video usually means replacing a VCR/DVR with a networked recorder and cameras. The switch from analog to IP can be difficult. Here are some guidelines to help make the transition easier. Our staff is eager to assist you any step of the way.

Investigate the DVR in the current system. Does it have IP camera recording capability? Some recorders are “hybrid” recorders and have the ability to record both analog and IP cameras. If the recorder does not have IP camera support for recording the decision must be made to purchase IP recording hardware (NVR=Network Video Recorder), a hybrid security recorder (HVR= ANALOG+IP) or a software based solution such as Milestone or Onssi products. This software would be installed on your own hardware server or pc.

It is important that once the desired network recorder is selected that you obtain the manufacturer list of approved and compatible cameras. This will ensure proper functioning and control of the network cameras from the NVR software. There is usually a compatibility list provided by manufacturers. We can provide you with the appropriate list and offer suggestions based on your application.

Analog cameras can also be integrated into the new system with the use of encoders/decoders or if the recorder has on board analog support.

For assistance in planning, purchasing or set up of your network camera system our technical team can assist you and make the transition and installation an easy one.

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