Internet Protocol Cameras

How Do IP Cameras Work?

An IP camera (Internet Protocol Camera) is a type of digital video camera that receives control data and sends image data wirelessly via the Internet. They are commonly used for surveillance, but unlike analogue closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras, they work on a local area network reducing the number of wires required and enhancing the distance available.

Are IP Cameras PoE (Power Over the Internet)?

Most IP cameras nowadays also use PoE (Power Over Ethernet), which allows power to the camera and the network connection to be run down one cable. This reduces the number of cables needs to power the device and transmit data. 

Connecting Cameras to an NVR

These cameras require the support of a central Network Video recorder (NVR) to handle the recording, video and alarm management.

Indoor cameras are widely used both residentially and commercially. Depending on their functionality, they’re classified as a fixed camera or a PTZ camera. Fixed cameras are generally used to monitor an set area, whereas a PTZ camera can be used to either track motion or manually adjust the monitoring area.

Outdoor wired cameras, also known as AC-powered cameras, are placed in outdoor environments. They are designed to survive weather conditions, such as heat, cold, and rain, and are generally capable of capturing video in low light conditions. They are often rated IP65/IP67 standards to withstand the outdoor environment.

Our team can discuss your IP Camera options and how they can help your CCTV choice. Contact us today to discuss exactly what you want on 01787 220202 or email info@i-ht.co.uk to book a free no-obligation CCTV demonstration.