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IP (internet protocol) cameras are digital cameras that are mostly used for surveillance. Unlike the more commonly known and used CCTV cameras, IP cameras have the capability to send and receive data via a computer network and the internet. Guard Pro Protection Systems is one of few companies in Tucson, Phoenix, and Prescott, Arizona to offer the installation of IP cameras. They use IP cameras largely to prevent theft and break-in for commercial businesses, though they are sometimes also used to protect residential properties from the same. The two main types of IP cameras are centralized IP cameras and decentralized IP cameras. Centralized IP cameras require a central Network Video Recorder (NVR) to handle recording the management of video and alarms. Decentralized IP cameras have the capacity to record without a central NVR and they can record directly to digital storage media like flash drives, hard disk drives, and network attached storage.
? IP cameras record with a resolution of at least 640×480 and they can provide HDTV image quality at a speed of 30 frames per second.
? They are much more flexible that CCTV cameras and they can be moved anywhere on an IP network.
? The video analytics from an IP camera can be stored in the camera itself which allows scalability (the ability to change in size or volume) in analytics solutions.
? IP cameras have the ability to transmit commands via a single network cable is available for PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) cameras.
? IP cameras also provide secure transmission of data through encryption and authentication methods including WEP, WPA, WPA2, KKIP, AES, etc.
AXIS Communications and ACTi Corporation are among the top in supplying and developing IP technology. Guard Pro Protection Systems in Tucson, Phoenix, and Prescott, Arizona is a certified AXIS communications installer for IP Camera systems and security. Guard Pro is also a Preferred Partner of ACTi Corporation as well. Contact Guard Pro if you are located in the Tucson, Phoenix, Prescott, or surrounding areas have commercial or home security needs.