IP video surveillance devices use the same communication medium and protocol that most computer networks use, that being Cat5 cabling and the IP protocol, which is the same protocol as the ‘internet’ uses.
A video codec in the form of a bitstream is encapsulated into IP packets and sent down this medium to an NVR (Network Video Recorder) to record the video and to Users who wish to monitor this video stream.
An IP based surveillance system also allows for better centralized management of the entire CCTV network and the versatility to integrate access control and building management into one unified security solution.
Benefits of IP-CCTV
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