CCTV Camera Vs IP Camera

CCTV Camera Vs IP Camera

Today I gonna explain you the main difference between  CCTV Camera and IP Camera. Also, Advantages and Disadvantages of CCTV Camera and IP Camera.

You might be already aware of these basic terms like CCTV Camera, IP Camera, DVR and NVR But before starting, I would like to explain these terms.

Here we go, CCTV Camera basically stands for Closed Circuit Television (CCTV).  A CCTV Camera is a TV system in which signals are not publicly distributed but are monitored and stored locally, primarily for surveillance and security purposes.

While IP Camera means An Internet Protocol Camera, is a type of digital video camera commonly employed for surveillance. Unlike CCTV Cameras, IP Camera can be used for remote video surveillance from anywhere through Mobile App. A DVR (digital video recorder) is an electronic device that records video in a digital format to a disk drive, Usually in hard-disk.


IP Camera – 

Due to ease of accessing the video surveillance remotely, IP camera has a wide range of application. Some IP cameras offer Alarm input and output, motion detection and many other related features in it.


Scene-1:  Suppose you are in the Office and you leave your child at home, you will want to find out what’s going on in your home and If your house has IP camera installed, you can view the real-time video through a smartphone.


In Comparison to a normal cctv camera, some IP camera come with two-way audio communication.



CCTV Camera

A recent study by the Scottish Centre for Criminology shows that virtually all claims of crime prevention are false. In fact, the report says the incidence of violence and disorder in the areas covered by the cameras is on the increase. Actually, CCTV is used for show off only not for the actual security.


Now, I will compare CCTV Camera and IP Camera Using following Points:

  1. Unnecessary Wiring – It can be difficult to route the necessary cabling in CCTV Camera to the planned location of an outdoor security camera. Both the Internet cable and power supply requires extra cost. While IP camera is wireless and no wiring required other than the power supply.
  2. Ease of Installation –  An IP Camera is very easy to Install and It can be Installed within 10 minutes. But Installing CCTV camera may take a whole day.
  3.  Hardware Requirement – CCTV Camera requires additional hardware like DVR, Hard-disk and Desktop Screen while an IP Camera does not.
  4. Problem Solving –  CCTV Camera is used only for show off not for actual security while IP camera provides real-time video surveillance. Some IP camera like SharpNode 3s IP camera provides real-time notification alert with video and Image snapshots.
  5. Picture Quality – Picture quality in IP Camera is always better than CCTV Camera.
  6. Camera Operator – CCTV Camera requires an additional person(Operator) to monitor the surveillance.
  7. Real-time Recording – If you require real-time video footage, you can record videos on your smartphone through the App using IP Camera.
  8. Remote View – CCTV Camera does not allow a user remote view but an IP Camera allow a user to view remotely.
  9. Manageability  – The ability to access and view video files from any location in the world via mobile apps and remote clouds (assuming an Internet connection) is an obvious benefit of an IP-based video surveillance storage solution.
  10. Value For Money – We purchase security gadgets for security purpose but CCTV does not provide the actual security. Using an IP Camera like SharpNode 3S Smart IP Camera have the actual value for the money and problem-solving.


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