IP camera or Internet Protocol camera is a kind of digital video camera which is used for surveillance and by this data can be send/ receive through Internet. There are two kinds of IP cameras:
(i)Centralized IP cameras-It requires central Network Video Recorder (NVR) for handling recording, video and alarm management.
(ii)Decentralized IP cameras-It does not require a central NVR, as the cameras have built-in recording functionality which is stored in SD cards.
Benefits of IP camera:
- Remote access
- Zooming feature
- Images and videos can be send by an Internet connection
- For moving targets, better quality images can be extracted from video
- Frame rates and resolution are adjustable to meet specific needs
- If suspicious activity is detected alerts can be send
- Cabling requirements are lower
- Communication is two-way