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CCTV Security

IMMIX Systems provide IP CCTV System or Network Video Management System (NVMS) uses a standard IP network to transmit digitally encoded video, audio and other data. Unlike in a traditional analogue system the IP CCTV System uses standard IP network switching and routing technology to manage the connection of live or recorded video sources to one or more destinations, resulting in a ‘Virtual Matrix’.

Features & Benefits of IP CCTV

While IP CCTV isn’t necessarily the answer to every problem, it does provide some real benefits over traditional analogue CCTV technology. Some of these benefits can be quantified and deliver measurable cost benefits, while others are more difficult to measure but are convincing nonetheless.

Lower Cabling Costs – while traditional analogue CCTV systems typically require a dedicated fibre-optic or copper cable for each camera with additional cables required for power and camera control, IP cameras can use standard Cat-5/6 structured network cabling. With PoE (Power over Ethernet) the same cable can be used for video, audio, data, camera control and power, and the network infrastructure can be shared with other network services to achieve IP network convergence.

Increased Scalability – the use of a standard network infrastructure means that it is relatively easy to add additional devices to the system – cameras, workstations, storage, etc. Adding a new camera just requires connecting the camera to the network, configuring the network settings on the camera, and configuring the NVR or NVMS so that it knows about the new camera. The camera or other device may be on the same physical site, or may be on the other side of the world.

Future Proof – IP CCTV is based on international IT standards so that there is a clear evolution path from current technology to future developments. As new technology is developed for PC hardware, operating systems, data storage, network transmission and video encoding then IP CCTV will be able to ride on the crest of the wave and take advantage of these developments.

Integration – another advantage of using standard IT technology is that it makes it easier to integrate IP CCTV with other applications. CCTV is no longer a separate application, but can be integrated with standard IT systems to provide centralized control and monitoring. Data from other security devices and from business systems can be associated with IP CCTV images and recordings to provide full ‘situational awareness’.

Transmission – the exponential growth of the Internet has fuelled enormous development in IP transmission technology, and IP video data can be easily and securely transmitted between two devices within the same building or between continents, using any combination of wired and wireless networks. Unlike traditional analogue video signals which lost some quality during transmission, IP video data can be re-transmitted and re-recorded as often as required without any change in quality.