Analogue, Analogue HD and HD-TVI
Many old installations are made with coax cables. That's why many people don't replace their system because it's too difficult to replace all the cables, but there are actually several options to have 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 analogue 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 a color image for much longer or all night. If you want to receive an alarm when a person or a car approaches, that 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 smartly now that if you choose cameras and a DVR that runs PoC (Power Over Coax), you don't need power supplies at all! 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 surveillance has many more options than analogue. The cameras are typically better. There are many more options for analysis, such as license plate scanning, census, fever screening and much more. Therefore, it is always more interesting to replace your cameras with IP when you have to invest in a new system anyway.
You put converters on your coax cables, which then convert the cables into 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 changing the cables rather than using converters.
3. Hybrid recorder that can record both analogue and IP
This solution is ideal for you who want to replace your cables. A hybrid recorder can both run with Analog and IP at the same time!
Do you have e.g. an installation with 8 cameras, where you can easily run new cables to the 4 of them, it allows for a partial upgrade that can be fully expanded down the road.
4. Change everything to IP
This solution is clearly the one we recommend. If you are in any way able to run new cables, this is the system you will get the most out of!
The great thing about an IP system is that they are flexible. With coax installations, you had to run all the cables from the camera all the way to the recorder. Not so with IP. It is network-based and can therefore be connected anywhere on the network.
Do you have e.g. a house where there is a camera in every corner, you have the option of placing a PoE switch centrally in the ceiling. Here, the cables only need to be pulled from the corners to the switch and then only one network cable needs 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 don't have to run cables across the building.
That's why it's so easy to pull cables out to your 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, call us - we are ready to guide you :-)