Our modern world has provided us with tools and equipment that allow us to literally keep an eye on everything at home, work, and everywhere else.
Security cameras have come a long way since the days when they only produced grainy images and required you to remember to change out the video tape if you wanted to record!
Security cameras can now produce clear images, some have infrared for night vision, and there are complex and high-tech options for swivel, pan, and tilt cameras that can zoom you into impossible levels even from half a world away.
What Exactly Are Ethernet Cameras?
Ethernet cameras are those that use a single power and communications / networking cable. This simplifies installation and reduces cabling costs while still providing all of the bells and whistles and features you desire from your security system.
The main advantage of this type of system is that it helps to ensure that your cameras are always connected and that your security system is never down.
Monitoring and recording digitally
Unlike older systems that produced analog images on video, all security cameras today are designed to record in digital formats.
In addition to your high-definition ethernet cameras, you’ll need some computer-based hardware and software to capture and store the data. Many of these now include the ability to log in remotely from a computer or smart phone, and the majority include some kind of recording system, whether it’s a large hard disk drive or a DVR unit.
Upgrades for Older Systems
If you’ve never had cameras before, it’s best to start with high-definition ethernet cameras. These are the most adaptable and scalable options available today, as well as the most cost-effective solution.
If you already have a camera system that does not work with ethernet cabling, you may be able to install ethernet splitters to upgrade your wiring to an ethernet cable without having to replace the camera unit. PCtronics got you covered