Video Security and Surveillance Hardware and Accessories
Video security systems can be used for security, remote monitoring of dangerous areas (often found in mining operations), or analysis of shopping patterns within a store. A video surveillance system is comprised of two primary components: a camera for capturing video and a recorder for recording the video. Other components such as camera lenses, camera housings, infrared illuminators, and wireless transmitter/receivers help create a system designed for your exact needs.
A recent trend in video surveillance is the popularity of network or IP video cameras. Network/IP cameras capture images digitally and transmit video using standard Internet protocols. Network/IP video security systems are easier to install, have more features, and can be monitored or configured from anywhere in the world.
Network Security Cameras
Network IP security cameras can connect to the Internet or a local area network using standard Ethernet cables. Network security cameras can transmit their M-JPEG or MPEG4 video streams via TCP/IP to any networked computer with a web browser. Many models are designed to use Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) so that the security camera does not even require additional wiring for power.