With the crime rate rising all around the world, everyone wants to upgrade the security in their properties. People have sturdy iron gates and electronic locks to CCTV camera installations. They leave no stone left unturned to make the premises safe. The most crucial feature of any security system is the CCTV surveillance systems. But just getting a CCTV installation is not enough to get you a secure space. A CCTV installation needs a lot more consideration than just a thought. Each space needs varying amounts of security and for varying objectives.

Out of all the option in selecting the camera system for CCTV security system. An analogue camera is the best option out there. Basically, it is the first type of camera system that came but after the advancement in technology and new IP cameras in the market. It still holds a strong ground. Following are some of the benefits of Analogue Camera in security systems.

Analogue Camera in Surveillance Systems

1. Less Expensive:

Analogue Cameras are at this point in time still cheaper than their IP counterparts. NVRs can be twice as expensive as a DVR for example. As compared to other surveillance systems, installing a security system with an analogue camera is less expensive. It is because of it’s easy to install and setting up doesn’t take time. However, in some situations a single IP camera can be installed in the place of a number of standard analogue cameras. So we always recommend looking at both options before making a final decision.

2. Easy to Maintain:

Overall standard analogue camera security systems need little maintenance once installed. Maintaining an analogue camera is really easy, a normal check once a week to check whether the camera is recording properly or not is enough and the footage is retrievable from DVR or not. One of the biggest advantages of using analogue CCTV system is that it doesn’t depend on the mercy of network, so network issues can’t affect its working.

Some of the common issues with IP camera surveillance system is a transfer of large size files to its storage servers, bandwidth problem, or too many devices trying to use the network are some of the problems faced by IP systems.

3. Real-Time Footage:

One can view real-time footage because the image from an analogue camera is processed and compressed at the DVR it can be viewed live with no delay. IP cameras can experience ‘lag’ for up to 2-seconds as it uses the internet and other mediums to connect to the system.

4. Cable Length:

IP camera cable distances are limited to 100 meters between the camera and network switch by structured cabling regulations. It is possible to set cabling system that will allow analogue cameras to be mounted up to two kilometers away from the DVR. This can’t be possible with the IP cameras as they can’t be wired for such a long distance.

Analogue Camera in Surveillance Systems

5. Versatile:

Upgrading an analogue CCTV camera system is really easy, you can simply connect it into any DVR which makes your task of upgrading easy. Now, IP camera system is specifically designed to work with specific network protocols thus making it more rigid when it comes to upgrading it. Thus, this makes an analogue camera CCTV system more viable option due to its compatibility with other brands and systems.

6. Performs Better in Different Environments:

One of the most important benefits of having an analogue camera security system is that it works perfectly in almost all the environment whether it is low light, in darkness and in fluorescent lighting. It will work just fine and without any hiccup.

By Punit