Analog, Analog HD and HD TVI
Many old installations are made with coax cables. Therefore, there are many who do not replace its system because it is too cumbersome to replace all the cables, but there are actually several options to get your system upgraded to something new and smart in high quality anyway.
1. Keep the old cables and replace the cameras and DVR.
HD TVI are analog cameras in FULL HD and ULTRA HD. The cameras are available in up to 8MegaPixel, so it is no problem to get a high resolution on the old cables.
The cameras are also available in UltraLow light and ColorVU, which means that they keep the color image much longer or all night. If you want to get an alarm when a people or a car arrives, it is also an option with the cameras. Here the software is not in the cameras, but in the DVR recorder you choose.
They are made so smart now that if you choose cameras and a DVR running PoC (Power Over Coax), you will completely avoid power supplies! It is the same principle as PoE when running IP.
2. Keep the old cables and convert to IP with converters.
There is no doubt that IP monitoring has many more options an analog. The cameras are typically better. There are many more options for analysis, such as. license plate scanning, person counting, fever screening and more. That is why it is always more interesting to replace your cameras with IP when you still have to invest in a new system.
You put converters on your coax cables, which then convert the cables to network cables.
You must be aware that the quality of the cables is of great importance for how high a resolution they can handle. We would always recommend replacing the cables rather than using converters.
3. Hybrid recorder that can take both analog and IP
This solution is ideal for you who want to replace your cables. A hybrid recorder can run with both Analog and IP at the same time!
Do you have e.g. an installation with 8 cameras, where you can easily pull new cables for the 4 of them, it allows for a partial upgrade that can be extended completely along the way.
4. Switch it all out to IP
This solution is clearly the one we recommend. If you have any opportunity to pull new cables, this is the system you get the most out of!
The cool thing about an IP system is that they are flexible. For coax installations, you had to unplug all cables from the camera all the way to the recorder. This is not the case with IP. It is network-based and can therefore be connected anywhere on the network.
Do you have e.g. a house with a camera in each corner, you have the option of a PoE switch centrally in the attic. Here the cables only have to be pulled from the corners and into the switch and then only one network cable has to go down to the router and recorder.
If it's a commercial property where there are network outlets around, you can connect them through them so you do not have to run cables across the building.
That's why it's so easy to pull cables out to its IP system and then they run PoE, so you only have to pull one cable.
If you have the slightest doubt about which solution is best for you, give us a call - we are ready to guide you :-)