High Definition CCTV vs. Analog Network
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Press release date: October 22, 2013
Cost-Effective and Smart
If you currently have an analog infrastructure you can have megapixel CCTV without the high cost of switching to an IP network. HD-SDI cameras and HD-DVRs can provide high definition video surveillance and recording over your standard coaxial cable. No need for IT managers or costly software/upgrade license fees.
What is HD-SDI CCTV?
HD stands for High Definition. SDI is Serial Digital Interface, which is a quality of video used by broadcasting networks through BNC connectors. SDI technology is now available to consumers making it a great alternative because it’s based on current technology. This can give you video quality, up to 1080p, without having to switch over to a entirely new system.
Why Choose HD-SDI Over IP?
IP is still a very immature technology and opens you up to unnecessary risk. BBC recently ran an article about how some IP network cameras were easily hacked over the internet. This is one of the major weaknesses with an IP system, if the network malfunctions then your whole system is compromised. In comparison, an HD-DVR does not require a network but can utilize one to provide IP accessability via WAN and LAN networks, giving it the features and scalability of an IP system with the reliability of an analog system.
Full HD-SDI vs. Hybrid
It’s not necessary to buy all new equipment to upgrade. HD cameras can be placed in key areas in order to provide high resolution where needed. One HD camera can provide the same detail as two or three standard analog cameras. With either a full or hybrid system an HD-DVR is required. Either way, HD surveillance is available without involving IT managers and expensive software.
What do you need for an HD-SDI system?
Infiniti Electro optics.