An IP (Internet Protocol) camera is a networked digital video camera that transmits data over a Fast Ethernet link.
FEATURES THAT YOU SHOULD CHECK
- Readily available upto 12 megapixels. Crisper and more true to color image as compared to HDCVI
Camera Frame Rates
- Accessible with frame rates as high as sixty frames per second (FPS) which gives excellent real-time recording
Cable Type and Cable Run
- Cat5e or Cat6 network cable can be used.
- Since most IP cameras are now PoE (power over Ethernet), only RJ45 connectors are required to attach the cameras to network/power supply. IP cameras that are not PoE, run with additional DC cable and power terminals at one or both ends depending on the power supply.
- Non-PoE camera will be limited to 328 feet for video and 300 feet for power. PoE IP cameras will be limited to 328 feet for both video and power, but that can be augmented with maximum two PoE extenders to extend this distance to nearly 1000 feet.
- Non-PoE IP cameras will require either an individual power supply, or power distribution box.
- IP Cameras with PoE capability will be powered via single length of Cat5e/Cat6 cable by a PoE network switch which will also connect cameras to the network.
- IP is paired with the NVR. IP camera systems can be hardwired to NVR if it possesses PoE ports. Or the cameras and NVR can be connected to a network switch before connecting it to network (router / modem). Cameras will then have to be manually added to the NVR using the graphic user interface (GUI). And IP configuration tool will be needed to pre-configure each IP camera.