- What does IP CCTV mean?
- How does an IP Camera work?
- What is an IP CCTV Camera?
- Is an IP CCTV camera Analogue or Digital?
- How easy are they to setup?
- Where can I record the IP CCTV camera footage?
- How much CCTV footage can I record on my computer?
- How many IP CCTV cameras can I connect to my computer?
- What is the maximum distance of viewing an IP CCTV camera?
- What is wireless IP CCTV Camera?
- How do I set up remote CCTV recording?
- What is Remote Viewing (CCTV)?
- How does remote CCTV work?
- What kind of receiver do I need?
- And if I already have a CCTV system?
- But I don’t have any CCTV cameras?
- Can this be used with my current broadband connection?
- Do I have to have broadband?
- Can this be integrated into my Home Network?
- Can you install a Home Network at the same time?
- What do I need?
1. What does IP CCTV mean?
Put simply IP cameras are the future for closed circuit television. They turn your images into data and pass this through a network or internet connection allowing you to view it wherever you can connect to the internet and on any internet-enabled device. You can view your CCTV feed through a computer, a tablet such as an iPad or even your mobile phone.
2. How does an IP Camera work?
Instead of transmitting video over a video cable to a monitor or DVR a network camera transmits digital video over a data connection; ethernet, USB, WiFi, etc. Everything required to transfer images over the network is built into the unit. It is connected directly to the network, just like any other network device, like a printer or scanner. Depending on what type of camera it is, it may save video to an attached memory source, connect to another device on the network for storage, or stream captured video to the internet.
3. What is an IP CCTV Camera?
IP CCTV cameras are a new range of cameras, which offer high quality images over computer type networks. You can record on a local computer or over the internet to a remote location.
4. Is an IP CCTV camera Analogue or Digital?
An IP CCTV camera is Digital.
5. How easy are they to setup?
IP CCTV cameras are easy to install. You can easily take an IP CCTV camera, plug it into your home internet hub, and view the images on it through your computer. (You may need port forwarding.)
6. Where can I record the IP CCTV camera footage?
IP CCTV camera footage can be recorded onto any computer. Anywhere where there is an internet connection you can record. Alternatively IP CCTV camera footage can be recored on a dedicated server. This will ensure a 99.5% server uptime and your internet speed will not be consumed for recording.
7. How much CCTV footage can I record on my computer?
It all depends on how high quality the recording is, and the size of your hard disk. You may need to buy an additional hard drive if you want to do lots of recording. You can record for years depending on your storage capacity.
8. How many IP CCTV cameras can I connect to my computer?
Our IP CCTV software supports upto 256 IP cameras. You only require a computer which has the right specifications with the right software.
9. What is the maximum distance of viewing an IP CCTV camera?
You can view the CCTV footage anywhere in the world if set up correctly. Anywhere you have internet access you can view and record. For example if you have a home in another country, you can monitor your overseas home from your office for free.
10. What is wireless IP CCTV Camera?
Wireless IP CCTV cameras work by connecting to your home broadband wireless connection. So anywhere within range of your home wireless you can place a camera.
11. How do I set up remote CCTV recording?
Firstly you will need to install the relevant software on the recording computer.
You may need to perform some routing actions such as, setting up port forwarding.
12. What is Remote Viewing (CCTV)?
Remote Viewing or Remote CCTV allows you to view CCTV cameras from anywhere in the world via your home broadband connection. You can view the images though your mobile phone or via a laptop or PC.
13. How does remote CCTV work?
In simple terms you have the Sender (your house) and the Receiver (your laptop/phone etc.) The Sender comprises of one or more cameras connected to a video streamer. The video streamer literarily streams the video signals over either a local network or the internet. In order for the receiver to be able to find the Sender it is allocated a unique IP address (126.96.36.199) or a URL (web address) e.g.http://www.grosvenor-watch.net.
14. What kind of receiver do I need?
The receiver comprises either a laptop PC (connected to the internet) or a mobile phone with a small program installed. The user enters the allocated IP or URL address and if required, a user name and password.
15. And if I already have a CCTV system?
This system can easily be integrated into any current CCTV setup! Because of the way this system works all it needs is a video signal; this is normally split off from your current wiring located between your CCTV recorder (Video multiplexer DVR) and monitor.
16. But I don’t have any CCTV cameras?
We can provide a whole CCTV system for you! Including covert Cameras around the exterior of your property with night vision, to covert cameras to keep an eye on your babysitter or au pair!
17. Can this be used with my current broadband connection?
This system will normally work with any type of broadband connection. If you have a fixed IP address and a compatible router then the system should work with little fuss.
18. Do I have to have broadband?
We can set up all this for you! We can arrange to have broadband installed on your phone line. This can normally be done remotely.
Broadband costs less than £25-30 per month often with no setup fee.
19. Can this be integrated into my Home Network?
This should not be a problem; our experienced IT Professionals can integrate the remote viewing system into your current setup.
20. Can you install a Home Network at the same time?
Our IT Professionals can install a Home network either wired or wireless to fit your exact needs, whether it is just sharing an internet connection or printer though to remote storage and home entertainment systems.
21. What do I need?
For a basic system you only need a few pieces of equipment:
- Internet Connection – (Ideally ADSL(broadband)
- ADSL router
- CCTV cameras