When you are in the market for a new video surveillance system, the first thing you need to decide is, do you want to install traditional analog cameras, or the newer IP cameras. The following will analyze the pros and cons of the IP and analog cameras.
Analog cameras have been available and successfully installed for many years. Initially, analog cameras were recorded to video tapes, however with the invention of disk based DVR's, analog cameras were captured to hard drives.
Over the last few years, many leading camera manufacturer's including Sony, Panasonic, Mobotix, Axis and others started manufacturing IP cameras.
The cost for IP cameras are a bit higher than their traditional analog counterparts; however they have many added benefits.