Cameras/IP/CCTV

IP CCTV Surveillance Systems

Cable Solutions is a licensed installer whose staff has many years of experience in the IP CCTV industry. Our quality installations are performed by highly trained technicians, with goals to surpass the expectations of our customers. Studies have shown that 90% of IP camera system failures are the result of cabling problems. CS uses the most tested and time proven cabling techniques to assure the highest performance reliability for our customers. In addition to supply, support and configuration we offer design, installation and commissioning services with user training and ongoing maintenance. Our team of installation engineers, network technicians and IP security specialists offers the comprehensive skill set and experience required to deliver solutions that work reliably and are suited to your needs. We work with our customers in a transparent way and closely collaborate to cut unnecessary cost.

IP Pros:
  • Better wireless support: Analog wireless has more problems with interference then network based cameras. The 802.11x standards have encryption built into them.
  • IP cameras can take advantage of already existing wiring.
  • Adding one or two cameras at a remote site can be easier.
  • IP cameras support imaging quality of up to 1900x1200 pixels (High Definition)

IP Cons:
  • High bandwidth use: It varies by camera but 500kbps to 1.5 Mbps is a common range.
  • Cost: Because of the cost of the hardware that is moved onto the camera, IP cameras cost more then comparable analog cameras.
  • Vendor lock-in: Many third part applications support more then one type of camera but most vendors only support their cameras. Given that not all brands support all features, it can make selecting the right brand hard unless you turn to a third party.

Analog CCTV Surveillance Systems

Cable Solutions is a licensed installer whose staff has many years of experience in the CCTV industry. Our quality installations are performed by highly trained technicians, with goals to surpass the expectations of our customers. Studies have shown that 90% of CCTV system failures are the result of cabling problems. CS uses the most tested and time proven cabling techniques to assure the highest performance reliability for our customers. In addition to supply, support and configuration we offer design, installation and commissioning services with user training and ongoing maintenance. Our team of installation engineers, network technicians and IP security specialists offers the comprehensive skill set and experience required to deliver solutions that work reliably and are suited to your needs. We work with our customers in a transparent way and closely collaborate to cut unnecessary cost.

Analog Pros:
  • Cost: Analog cameras generally have a better price to performance ratio than IP.
  • Flexibility of design: There are many varieties of camera types, from small covert cameras to large PTZs to indoor domes with IR. This can make fulfilling certain goals easier by using a camera designed for your needs.
  • Compatibility: Analog cameras put out either NTSC or PAL signals. In North America, almost any camera you buy will be NTSC. This makes it easy to use existing cameras, or mix and match vendors for equipment.
  • Maturity: Many of the teething problems have been worked out. Things like privacy masks (blacking out an area for privacy on a PTZ) and back light compensation exist from lessons learned in the past.

Analog Cons:
  • Analog cameras don't have some of the features (like built in digital zoom) that IP have, except at the highest price points.
  • Wireless Analog cameras have problems with interference and are unencrypted. Anyone can view the signal.
  • Analog cameras can be harder to deal with over long distances.