Why Choose IP over Analog?

The primary difference between the IP camera and the analog camera is the way in which the video signal is delivered. Analog cameras turn the video signal into a format that can be received by a television or other receiver such as a VCR or monitor. An IP based camera, also known as an IP network camera, digitizes the video signal using a specialized encoder that contains an onboard web serve which allows the IP camera to act as a network device, thus allowing captured video images to be viewed not only through an existing network, but also through a web browser that can be accessed through the Internet. Based on this, let’s see why the IP cameras have become more and more popular in recent years.


The first, and perhaps most useful feature of IP camera is the ability to access the video from anywhere with an internet connection. You can monitor the area with ease from a computer at home or at work, or even on your smart phone when you outside. This is such a convenience compared to the analog camera. By moving the monitoring field though a simple click, you will also be able to observe a wider range. Thus an IP camera can replace multiple analog cameras covering the same range of space.

Also, the IP cameras excel in capturing high definition, megapixel images which provides more detail and clarity compared to analog cameras as analog cameras apply CCD as the image sensor thus image quality is limited by certain technical bottlenecks. The maximum image quality is 700 TVL for general analog cameras. Whereas IP cameras equipped with CMOS image sensor can produce better megapixels quality. That is 1-2 megapixels for IP cameras on the current market. With the advancement of technology, 5 or 8 megapixels IP cameras will be launched on the market soon.

Moreover, the analog cameras cannot be analyzed by management software neither can its functions be user-defined. In real life, we usually do not have the time or does not need to monitor the video all day and IP camera can offer you a few different options to help you simplify your life. By setting up a schedule to define which period of time to alert you via email or other means, you can save much time.

So whether you’re looking for a camera to monitor your home and keep an eye on pets or you need to monitor your retail location, IP camera is a terrific solution and TENVIS are among the best models.

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