Analog surveillance cameras have a sensor to capture video images, which they convert into a format that displays on other viewing devices like a DVR or monitor. They have a high compatibility rate with other devices and offer a greater variety of models. This makes them very convenient if you want to integrate an analog camera into an existing system, or if you have a hybrid that bridges the gap between analog and IP-based cameras.
IP cameras have distinct advantages. Compared to analog cameras, they offer increased flexibility and higher resolution (up to 7K). When they capture images, that data is immediately digitized, which means no further conversions are needed. Since image quality typically decreases with each conversion, digitization, or when the signal must travel too far, an IP surveillance camera provides better images than other options.
At Activo we offer a variety of storage solutions, including on-site commercial hard drives and off-site cloud storage. Different analytics tools and options also give you a better sense of what’s happening (motion detection, people counting, facial recognition, etc.) and help you respond appropriately (detecting intruders, informing customers about promotions, prompting recording, etc.).