IP CCTV Cameras

If you are concerned about crime in your area then you may be considering having CCTV fitted. You’re presented with a wealth of options as soon as you start looking into CCTV cameras from analogue CCTV cameras to HD cameras. But if you really want the best CCTV cameras on the market then you really only have one choice, and that is IP CCTV Cameras.

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4 Reasons To Buy IP CCTV Cameras

  • Image Resolution – The fact is that there are simply no better cameras on the market than IP CCTV cameras. Far better than analogue systems and offering better image resolution than HD cameras, if you want crisp and clear CCTV pictures then IP cameras are the way to go.
  • Ease of Installation – Despite being the most hi-tech cameras on the market, IP CCTV cameras are no more difficult to install than HD or analogue cameras. In fact, most of them these days are plug and play but for insurance purposes and to ensure they are working properly, we recommend that you do use a qualified and experienced CCTV installer to ensure everything is working properly.
  • Analytics – The potential of IP cameras is fantastic, and if you are prepared to invest the money, there is a range of analytical software out there that can provide facial recognition and other interesting and useful features. This makes IP closed circuit television cameras very flexible in terms of the technology they can exploit.
  • Future Proof – As the most advanced cameras on the market, if you wish to future proof yourself as much as possible, then IP CCTV cameras are the only choice as these systems can ‘grow’ with your needs as time goes on. Whilst they may be more expensive than HD and analogue cameras, this future proofing actually makes them a very cost effective choice of CCTV camera in the long term.

Types of IP CCTV System

Bullet IP Cameras:
These types of IP CCTV camera are very popular and very flexible, being suitable for use indoor and outdoor. They can come with a host of options such as variable focal lengths and infra red imaging and they perform well as a camera. However, they can be vulnerable to vandalism which means they are best used high up and in inaccessible places.

Dome IP CCTV Cameras: 
Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, they are very vandal resistant too. Very flexible like the bullet camera, they come in a range of sizes and options and you can have the choice of fixed or moveable cameras.

How do IP Cameras work?

In the modern day, security is increasingly important. Many homes and businesses require the use of CCTV cameras to keep an eye on their properties and gather evidence should a break in occur. It’s essential that security conscious people keep up-to-date and have the latest technologies available for maximum effect. There are many factors to take into account when deciding on the right CCTV option for you, such as video quality, reliability and accessibility.

Internet Protocol (IP) cameras are a popular choice for modern security measures as they have a number of advantages. They are commonly used for a wide range of security purposes in homes, offices and in public places. IP cameras, also known as webcams, are named as such because they transmit directly over the internet.

IP cameras come in a wide range of specifications, shapes and sizes. They work by connecting to a network and transmitting directly to the electrical devices that share the network. This is a major advantage as it means they can connect and transmit without the reliance of any other device, such as a computer. They work very much in the same way any other digital video camera does, by capturing images in high resolution then compressing and transmitting them in real time.

Amongst the many benefits of IP Cameras are improved video resolution. Often you will see that surveillance footage is useless should the worst occur as it’s almost impossible to make an identification from grainy, unclear footage. It’s possible to gather HD quality footage using an IP camera that would be much more useful in the event of a break in or another security breach that may occur.

With a professional setup, it’s also possible to add new IP cameras to the network whenever required. It’s also worth having expert help to strategically place your cameras for maximum coverage. It’s even possible to view the footage from your camera off-site in real time once set up correctly, meaning you can keep an eye on your property even when you’re not there, although you will require an internet connection to do so.

Not only that, but IP cameras often have superior storage capabilities to ensure that you don’t run out of memory when you need it most. This also means that you can store your footage for longer without the need to delete for new images.

Interested in setting up IP cameras in your home or business? We can help! Get the benefit of our professional CCTV installation services and rest assured that you’re covered should the worst happen. Contact us today and take the first step towards a safer, more secure property.

Get IP CCTV Cameras Installed Now

Call us now on 0800 211 8310 or complete our contact form and we can arrange the installation of IP CCTV cameras at your property. Whether domestic or commercial, our installers are highly experienced and will have your IP CCTV system up and running and protecting you, your family and your property. Don’t delay, call our IP closed circuit television installers today!

IP (Internet Protocol) CCTV systems are gaining in popularity because of the advantages they offer over their analogue equivalents.

Probably the most obvious advantage is that, while CCTV cameras transmit internally, directly to a recording device, IP cameras connect via a network, so that the images they produce can be viewed by means of the Internet. Therefore you can monitor what is happening while you are away from your home or business, which results in a quicker response should there be any suspicious activity.

IP  technology also enables you to have a larger, clearer picture because of its high megapixel resolution, which means that a larger area is covered, the image is clearer and you can see more details, not to mention the fact that you can also zoom in if necessary.

Another advantage is that, while CCTV cameras connect to a device which converts and compresses analogue signals to digital format for recording, IP cameras capture pure digital information, which is then recorded via computer or other digital recording device.

Finally, analogue cameras capture images by means of inter-laced scanning where the camera breaks the image into odd and even lines and alternates between them when it refreshes the image.  Using this method a fast-moving object will be blurred and distorted, whereas IP cameras utilise progressive screening, constantly scanning the area and producing a clearer and much more detailed image regardless of any object’s speed.

Our team can help you find the best priced IP system in the UK – our national reach means we can install in your property wherever you are! Call 0800 211 8310 for a free quotation today.

What Are The Advantages Of An IP CCTV Camera?

Picture Quality

By using IP CCTV cameras, you are ensuring that you get the very best picture quality of CCTV. Even the very best analogue CCTV camera cannot compete with even the cheapest IP CCTV camera. IP  cameras also are able to capture a wider field of view than traditional analogue CCTV cameras. This means that in many instances, IP CCTV camera systems, even though more expensive can be more cost effective thanks to the fact you may be able to use less cameras than a traditional analogue CCTV camera system.

Video Analytics

This is the ability of IP CCTV cameras to ‘flag’ events that happen in their field of vision. This can be one of a whole host of things such as an object being removed or motion being detected. Instead of you having to sit for hours trawling through footage, instead the system makes these events and you can go straight to them.


You can connect IP CCTV cameras in close proximity to each other through a single switch which reduces the amount of cabling needed and allows you to connect more cameras than an analogue setup. This is because with an IP CCTV camera system you’re not limited to the number of ports on your DVR.

What is the Difference Between a CCTV Camera and an IP Camera?

The difference between a CCTV camera and an IP camera is quite distinct. IP cameras work with an ethernet cable and they transmit a digital signal. They are networked usually within a LAN (Local Area Network) and send a signal to an NVR (Network Video Recorder) on a remote or local network.

Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras work as their name suggests on their own closed circuit, so technically the term CCTV camera refers to either an analogue or HD CCTV camera on their own closed circuit.

However, these are technical distinctions and to the general public, an IP camera is simply regarded as a type of CCTV camera.