Each network camera has its own IP address, data processing, and embedded application software, it can act as network server, FTP server, FTP client and mail client. Many advanced IP network camera also includes other special features, such as motion detection, alarm signal output/input devices and e-mail support network camera, it not only supports all standard analog CCTV camera functions, and also provide the user with more system functions and can reduce more costs.
Network camera uses the most advanced camera technology and network technology, with powerful features. Built-in system software enables true plug and play, allowing users to remove a complex network configuration; built-in high capacity memory storage of images before the alarm is triggered; built-in I/O ports and external communication port to facilitate the expansion peripheral equipment such as: access control systems, infrared sensors, full head and so on. Provide user-friendly software package to quickly develop their own applications.
Compared to other analog CCTV or other surveillance DVR, network camera’s advantages are:
Cost savings: So far, ordinary network imaging solutions usually require a complex system, it also involve the PC, additional software, hardware, and workstations, sometimes need video cable systems. But the network camera systems often do not require unnecessary investment in equipment and installation, the system can be directly connected through the network for remote monitoring, eliminating the need for closed-circuit television, cable and significantly reduces labor costs, reducing costs.
High performance: setting the system screen is flexible, can follow a different application and user preferences set their own screen size, resolution and monitoring of the site, to multi-point network control purposes. Such as support for the NCS W74GM network camera software, multiple users can simultaneously access a network camera, when the alarm is triggered, it can automatically store the alarm after a certain period of time of moving images, with many features.
Easy to use: It is based on global industry standards, so can be seamlessly with all types of Ethernet devices to connect. In a sense, network camera is a standard network equipment. And a network device, however, a single network in the world today, easy to use, inexpensive and so is the network camera features.
Flexible Integration: The system can be easily linked other security devices, such as humidity, temperature, smoke intrusion alarm; while even moving lights, alarm, locks and other action devices, which makes it easy to form a set of functions powerful security system. I believe the network camera which is basis of CCTV will be dominant in the near future.