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Standard CCTV Camera vs. Network IP Camera Comparison

May 26, 2019
Standard CCTV Camera vs. Network IP Camera Comparison

Whether you are looking to safeguard your home, farm or business, enhance your health and safety measures, reduce fraudulent claims, add a visual theft deterrent or any behavior that warrants monitoring on your land, home or business, you always have a type of security camera that fits your needs. The very popular types of cameras that we have in the market include Standard Analog CCTV cameras and Network IP (Internet Protocol) Cameras. These two camera’s functions in such a way that they meet the security needs of their users. When the decision to pick the most suited camera comes, there is a number of things to consider:

  • The purpose it is needed for
  • Cost
  • Video quality
  • Remote monitoring
  • Ease to operate, and many more.

Analog cameras have been used in surveillance systems for over 30 years. The surveillance industry is moving away from CCTV and toward IP, but many businesses are still using analog systems.  In this article, we will be comparing traditional CCTV Cameras vs IP cameras, it will help you make the decision on how to monitor your business or property.


A closed-circuit television, also known as CCTV, is a type of surveillance system that relays the feeds from a connected security camera to a targeted location. CCTV uses coax and a power cable. All CCTV Footage is recorded on a DVR (Digital Video Recorder).  Benefits of standard cameras include lower costs than IP cameras and easier installation.

  1. Helps to curb crime, increasing the protection of properties and businesses.
  2. To monitor activities, at home or at the place of work.
  3. Generally cheaper than IP to install
  4. CCTV can also be used to keep records and collect evidence.
  5. With the reduced crime rates, CCTV helps to improve the insurance rate of your home.


Network IP cameras are the newest development in surveillance, coming into popularity in the last few years. These cameras use your network to connect to your system and share data. This allows the system to grow and change with better flexibility - less reliance on cables and power outlets gives you more control over where cameras are placed. IP Camera networks are equipped with a multi-user system. Which means several users can have access to the cameras via multiple electronic devices.

Network IP cameras are digital video cameras that relay video feeds through a computer network. Unlike the CCTV cameras. IP cameras are equipped with a better quality of pictures, more features on the recording, and the ability to connect a vast number of cameras to the system.

  1. They provide enhanced images and feeds.
  2. IP cameras today have a much higher resolution than CCTV cameras.
  3. The higher resolution of IP cameras results in a much larger field of view when compared to standard cameras.
  4. They can be viewed by multiple devices and PC's when connected to a network.
  5. IP surveillance systems can be further enhanced to improve its features.

Do you find the security of your property and business important? If so, have them installed into your home and offices today to enjoy the benefits that come with the complete monitoring of your belongings.  

At Power Right Fire Energy and Security, we provide stress-free homes and offices security systems nationwide, including areas like Sligo, Donegal, Leitrim, Roscommon, Galway, and Mayo to name a few.

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