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The Key Elements of CCTV & IP Systems

Analog cameras illustration         Digital cameras illustration


What is the difference between CCTV and IP Surveillance? The fundamental equipment and wiring of the two systems are very different.

A CCTV System basically includes the following things:

  1. Analog cameras
  2. DVR
  3. Coaxial Cable
  4. TV or LCD Monitor
  5. Matrix

The IP Surveillance system includes:

  1. IP Cameras
  2. PC with management software commonly called an NVR
  3. Cat 5 Cable
  4. Switch and/or router
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