Elevators have become a ubiquitous amenity in modern establishments, ranging from towering skyscrapers to sprawling industries. The passage of time coupled with technological advancement has helped us achieve sophistication in terms of the features of the elevators, and the incorporation of surveillance systems has been a welcome enhancement.
Analog CCTV surveillance systems have been in the vogue for decades now and are quite commonly found in many residential, private and business establishments, and are primarily in place to deter vandals and miscreants. Today, IP based cameras and Hybrid HD cameras have also emerged as worthy alternatives to the analog system.
A variety of reasons make an IP based surveillance system better for your elevator than the conventional analog CCTV surveillance system:
– Image resolution: IP Cameras offer better video and image resolution and highly detailed imagery, which lend it an obvious advantage over analog CCTVs. In addition to that, IP cameras may also offer enhanced zooming, and night vision facilities.
– Easy installation: The latest IP based surveillance systems are quite simple to install as many of them offer plug and play camera recognition, making the NVR installation straightforward and simple. This is in contradiction to the popular thought that the DVR-based analog surveillance is easier to install.
– Integration with existing infrastructure: An IP surveillance setup can be integrated with your existing surveillance infrastructure as network based IP cameras can be incorporated by using the in-use analog cameras, thereby saving you the trouble of uprooting your entire system.
– Remote access: A clear advantage which IP based surveillance system has over the analog system is the ability to access the system and the stored footage remotely, via a mobile or computer application.
– System longevity: As the IP based cameras operate over the internet they’re a better choice as far as system longevity is concerned, as the internet will remain an integral part of our lives for the foreseeable future.
Upgrading to a wireless IP surveillance system makes further sense due to the fact that a wireless system can help you evade the inevitable ‘wear and tear’ damages which come hand in hand with a wired system. Also, experts recommend that a wireless surveillance system is installed by establishments which have more than 18 storeys. The working of a wireless IP surveillance system is often considered as ‘too complex’, but in reality its functioning can be summed up in 3 steps:
a.The IP based camera is connected to a power source and a wireless transmitter which is located at the base of the elevator.
b.The wireless transmitter transmits the captured video signal to a wireless receiver which is usually affixed at the base of the elevator.
c.The surveillance NVR receives and stores the captured video signal from the wireless receiver.
Therefore a wireless IP based surveillance system offers higher flexibility and is a logical upgrade from the analog surveillance system.