Knowing The CCTV Camera System

Knowing The CCTV Camera System

We will try to explain the difference of camera system on CCTV installation. This we consider quite important, because it is a basic knowledge (basic knowledge) that must be owned. Without knowing the basic principles, sometimes we have difficulty in explaining to the lay client, in addition we will give an idea of ​​what the advantages and disadvantages of each system that will be a grip for the client in determining the camera equipment in accordance with the wishes and needs. As for what we mean here is the camera system below:

  • Analog Camera.
  • IP Camera.
  • Single Coaxial Camera.
  • Video Balun.
  • PTZ Camera.
  • Speed ​​Dome Camera.
  • Wireless Camera.
  • WiFi Camera.

Well, can you distinguish and explain the advantages and disadvantages of each system? If not, then follow our next serial post around this issue. So stay with us, because we will create a series of discussions that are easy to understand by the client so that it can provide a basic description of the CCTV Jakarta camera system.

Analog Camera and IP Camera

On CCTV Jakarta, the term analog camera is only used when we discuss IP Camera in order to be distinguished from each other. Analog camera is an ordinary CCTV camera that uses coaxial cable, while IP Camera is analog camera using Cat UTP cable 5. Although use the same cable, that is UTP Cat 5, but please note IP Camera is not included in the subject of Balun Video material. IP Cam is a camera that uses Internet Protocol technology (also called TCP / IP protocol), while Video Balun is a Coaxial cable converter to UTP cable. Both use the same type of cable, the UTP Category 5 (Unshielded Twisted Pair).

Advantages of analog camera systems, including:

  • It does not require complicated knowledge in learning it.
  • Product variations are numerous, ranging from Camera, DVR and other support equipment.
  • The price is cheaper than the IP Camera of the same class.
  • Configuring equipment and settings is easier.
  • The picture quality is very good and the object movement looks real.
  • Further video propagation, so cable can be longer.

The shortcomings of analog cameras are:

  • Cable installation is a bit more “heavy” than IP Cam.
  • The price of coaxial cable and BNC connector is more expensive than UTP and RJ-45 cable.
  • Requires more cables for power, data and video.
  • More easily influenced by noise and interference.
  • The tools needed to integrate the system more.

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