IP CCTV Surveillance Systems are increasingly offering greater functionality when compared with the traditional analogue systems.
Within the security industry, IP based Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) is being developed to utilise the benefits of sharing corporate computer network infrastructure and with the development of megapixel cameras, provide very high resolution images.
The IP CCTV website provides a resource that explores the benefits of deploying sophisticated IP Based digital CCTV systems for public safety, loss prevention, disaster management, Homeland Security and traffic monitoring.
Carrying professional CCTV video over IP networks has special challenges compared to most non-time-critical IP traffic. Many of these problems are similar to those encountered in voice over IP (VoIP), but to a much higher level of engineering requirements. In particular, there are very strict quality of service requirements which must be fulfilled for use in professional broadcast environments.
The information included in the web site offer a guide to some of the design challenges and benefits available when using IP based CCTV systems.