IP, Internet Protocol, being a digitally transmitted signal allows camera feeds to be sent straight over any data service such as your home/office network or the internet. This now means a user can monitor surveillance cameras from anywhere in the world. Multiple remote camera locations all viewed from one location.

This means cameras do not require a central CCTV recorder stored in a security office like you do with traditional CCTV camera systems. They can go back to the local data switch saving on time and installation cost when adding a new camera.

As a true IP decentralised system, like the architecture the Mobotix cameras are built on, do not require a central recording unit with an allocated port this means their scalability is only limited by the throughput of the data storage. So adding a few additional cameras doesn’t have to require a new server to be installed. You could simply adjust the compression ratios, FPS and resolution to allow the server to maintain optimum performance, therefore adding more flexibility.

If you do require additional storage this doesn’t mean additional monitors and other equipment is required. The user of the CCTV system is completely unaware of the number of storage devices and how the security cameras return their footage.