How does IP monitoring work?
IP monitoring, also known as network monitoring, is a system based on the Internet Protocol (IP) that governs the format of data transmitted over the internet or a local network. The IP addresses of cameras and recorders serve as identifiers that enable the exchange of information between devices in the network, providing location information and facilitating device communication. The communication takes place through a computer network with its entire infrastructure. WiFi monitoring is also an integral part of IP monitoring.
How does an IP camera work?
An IP camera, also referred to as an internet camera, is a type of digital camera connected to a computer network. It can be controlled by a computer or other compatible devices, such as a mobile phone. Unlike traditional analog cameras, an IP camera does not require a separate recorder for storing images and audio. It can be powered through Power over Ethernet (PoE) switch. IP cameras can have advanced image analysis features based on artificial intelligence. They offer extensive remote configuration and parameter adjustment capabilities.
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How does an IP recorder work?
An IP recorder is a network device that works in conjunction with an IP camera to record the video and audio stream sent from the IP camera. It can control the cameras and manage their parameters.
How does a PoE switch work?
A PoE (Power over Ethernet) switch is a network switch that connects IP cameras and IP recorders. It allows the cameras to use a shared power source, eliminating the need for individual power adapters. With a single Ethernet cable, both the video and audio can be transmitted from the camera while simultaneously providing power to the camera.
Where is IP monitoring used?
IP monitoring, as a visual monitoring system, is used for surveillance in public places, shopping centers, airports, warehouses, train stations, customer and employee monitoring, and many other applications. IP monitoring offers significant advantages over traditional CCTV surveillance, including easier configuration, greater camera control, enhanced image analysis capabilities, and the integration of WiFi cameras.