IP networked Video Systems, Access Control, Communications, Security, Life Safety and/or AV Automation and Integration all offer a number of advantages over traditional systems. Convenience, cost effectiveness and overall efficiency of IP networked systems all play a part in the decision to make the change to an IP based system.
As the market strives to reduce the amount of staff needed to operate security systems, IP networks allow further centralization. Anyone can monitor their remote cameras, access control, security system, lighting and/or HVAC systems from anywhere on the network, and remotely as well.
Rather than requiring extensive coax or low voltage cabling like analog systems, IP networked systems can connect through CAT-5 or wireless communication systems that already exist in many buildings.
IP uses the benefits of Internet technology to create a more reliable and manageable system leveraging existing network infrastructure throughout a corporate WAN, local campus, building, or even a single family home.
IP networks offer improved flexibility for enlarging a system. It is easy to add equipment and devices and distribute them across the network. Plus, IP networks are uniquely able to support multiple systems over a shared infrastructure.