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High Definition MegaPixel IP Cameras

Medium-sized enterprises owners will install surveillance cameras, because they know that no matter what they do will experience some kind of loss. Business losses generally include theft or vandalism by employees, customers or sometimes both. When it comes to selecting an IP camera system, it has traditionally been a difficult process of weighing resolution and quality versus cost. Business security camera systems come in two major varieties, IP camera NVR systems and traditional standard definition PTZ Video Conference Camera. The IP Camera systems have traditionally been more expensive, and only some of the IP cams will deliver high definition quality. Standard definition CCTV security camera systems have generally provided a more affordable option.


IP systems come in several varieties, delivering a wide range of resolutions, from standard VGA to High Definition MegaPixel resolution. The VGA resolution IP cams deliver 640×480 resolution, below the NTSC resolution of traditional High Definition Security Camera. Even though the resolution of these cameras is inferior to the traditional security cameras, they are often more expensive, because each IP camera has an image sensor, video processor and network card to communicate with a PC and NVR software directly over the network. These cameras are the equivalent of a small computer that sits on your business network, sending video over the Ethernet cable to a PC running an NVR (Network Video Recorder) software. The NVR PC will also deliver capabilities to remotely view the cameras over the internet from a PC, Laptop, iPhone, Android or BlackBerry PDA phone in many cases, so that you can view the IP cameras from anywhere in the world. The common misconception is that you should plug an IP cam directly into an internet connection and then view it remotely. This is not advisable, because these cameras will consume a great amount of bandwidth, using up the majority of most internet connections with just a single camera.

These high def cameras use the true benefit of IP cameras, being able to break through the NTSC resolution standard, and deliver 5 to 25 times the resolution of a standard traditional Ir IP Bullet Camera, or more. Because the video is sent over an Ethernet cable instead of traditional coaxial cable with NTSC, these higher video resolutions can be achieved. With HD resolution cameras, business owners can record from multiple cameras at high definition TV resolutions, delivering greater clarity with fewer cameras. These cameras can also help reduce the cost of cabling, by requiring only a single CAT-5 or CAT-6 Ethernet cable for each camera, and all cameras can connect to a PoE switch (with PoE compliant cameras), so that only 1 cable will have to run back to the NVR recorder. One limitation of these MegaPixel IP cameras has traditionally been the cost. Even though they have been available for years, many business owners have opted to select traditional CCTV cameras instead, because MegaPixel IP cameras can often cost $1000/camera or more. Now, advances in the MegaPixel IP camera technology has made these high definition IP cameras available even to smaller businesses with smaller budgets.

Our new Platinum CCTV™ brand MegaPixel IP Cameras provide 2.0 MegaPixel high definition resolutions, delivering up to 25 times the resolution of traditional CIF resolution security cameras, but deliver this at a budget that suits even small business owners. Our business IP Camera Systems are pre-assembled camera systems that include high definition MegaPixel IP cameras, NVR software and PoE switches, so that business owners have everything they need to begin recording high definition IP cameras onto their PC or Laptop and viewing them remotely from an iPhone, Android or other PDA phone. Platinum CCTV is proud to provide a full range of business security camera systems to meet any budget.

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