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CCTV has come a long way. From using videotapes to saving digital video images on hard disks, the new range of recorders can store images for a longer time without compromising image quality.
More than just keeping video records, the new range of Network Video Recorders incorporates smart features that allow the system to detect movement and let you see what you need.
CCTV Manufacturers have abandoned analogue cameras and DVRs and moved on to IP Network Cameras. Like Kodak film and 2G phones, analogue technology have gone the way of the dinosaurs.
So what should you do if you need to replace a camera?
You can either upgrade and change the entire system including running cables, or you can change your analogue DVR to HD Analog DVR. (Click here to find out the difference between Analogue and IP Network Cameras)
Which is better? It depends on how many cameras, your budget and if your house or building is up for renovation.
The cost of cameras and recorders have come down tremendously and often the main consideration is the hassle and cost of running new cables. Going HD Analog may be the better way to go if that is the case.
But if budget permits or there is an upcoming plan to renovate, it is best to bite the bullet and move to IP Network CCTV.
Upgrading to HD Analog can be performed in stages.
The first step is to change the DVR (Digital Video Recorder) to an HD DVR. The HD-DVR can support both HD Analog Camera and your old Analog Cameras. You can change the DVR without changing any cameras if you wish.
And as the cameras fail, you can remove the old analogue camera and replace them with an HD Analog Camera.
Upgrading to IP Network requires the running of network cables. If your office or home is already networked, it may make the switch much easier. Being network-based, the cameras can be plugged into any switches or hubs that you may have. Or in the worst case, the cameras can be connected via wifi.
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