The latest generation of CCTV allows us to transmit video and audio images over the internet to anywhere in the world. With an extensive background in CCTV installations, Gateway Alarms are well placed to provide our customers with the expertise required in this field. IP based cameras are the future. They work by turning images and audio into data then transmitting this data over a network or internet connection. With IP installations there is no need for separate coax and power cables. IP cameras are connected using standard CAT 5e network cable.The ultimate benefit of IP over analogue CCTV systems is greater flexibility, better performance, high resolution images, better system installation and better system integration.

With mega pixel IP cameras it is possible to zoom in on a recorded image and identify a level of detail not achievable with analogue camera systems. The degree of detail that an IP camera can capture is measured in pixels. The more pixels a camera has, the more detail it can capture and the better the picture quality. Gateway Alarms can provide end to end solutions for your IP networked video requirements. This is a market that we are continually monitoring to ensure that we bring the right solutions to our clients.

Benefits of IP CCTV

  • Resolution: A standard IP camera of 2 mega pixel is the equivalent of 5 times a standard 540tvl analogue camera; with some IP cameras ranging up to 10 mega pixels.
  • Analytics: The dramatic improvement in hardware has been matched by powerful analytics software. Video management systems (VMS) can be combined with other software to allow for applications such as license plate recognition, people counting and motion detection.
  • Power: IP cameras utilise Ethernet cables which allow for power over Ethernet (PoE), meaning only one cable per camera is required to carry both power and data. Furthermore if re-wiring would prove too costly, it is possible to install a device such as a Veracitys highwire which can allow data and (PoE) over coaxial cable.
  • Scalability: Utilising edge processing, and individual camera licensing, it is possible to scale from a single camera up to thousands.
  • Hybrid: High end network video recorders (NVRs), allow existing CCTV (analogue) cameras be   incorporated into the IP system. This can significantly reduce the initial costs, and allow a phased approach towards a complete IP surveillance solution.