What’s the Difference Between CCTV and IP Camera Systems?

Installing and monitoring security cameras is a fantastic way to not only catch criminals after the fact, but also to help prevent the crimes from happening in the first place. Combined with their low cost and ease of use, it comes as no surprise then that businesses everywhere use them to help protect their employees and their business. Not all security cameras are created equal, however. Here are two common types of security cameras and the differences between the two.

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What is a CCTV Security Camera System?

Closed circuit television (CCTV) security camera systems work by transmitting a signal from a camera by a wire to a television and VCR or other device to record the video stream on a tape. By installing CCTV security camera systems, business owners are able to watch recordings of the day`s events after they happen, including any thefts or other incidents that may have taken place.

CCTV security camera systems are very easy to operate and affordable. They deter crime, provide a safer workplace, and greatly reduce the threat of fraudulent insurance claims.

What is a IP Security Camera System?

With IP security camera systems, the image feed is sent not to a tape, but across a LAN to a television, computer or the Internet where it can be viewed in real time. IP security camera systems not only let police and business owners see events as they happen, but they can also come with features such as flagging or image manipulation.

IP security camera systems are easy to use and cost effective. They can be placed anywhere, the feed is of a much higher quality and the data doesn`t degrade over time. IP security camera systems are especially useful for monitoring and managing tragic events as they happen, such as robberies and shootings.

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Whatever your security system needs, CCS Midwest has a solution that meets your needs. Our expert team has many years of industry experience, letting us also assist with problems with existing security systems, no matter what they are or who installed them.

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