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What is IP Camera? The best security recommendations

What is IP camera? It is an abbreviation for an Internet Protocol Camera, which also means a digital video camera similar to a webcam, designed to transmit and receive data over a local network or the Internet. A standalone IP camera has its IP address. It needs a network connection to transfer images. Connecting an IP camera to a network is not similar to connecting other network devices such as a computer, a printer, or a tablet.

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Before you decide what type of surveillance system you may need, we need to answer the question: what is an IP camera. The simple answer: it is an abbreviation for an Internet Protocol Camera. But it also means a digital video camera similar to a webcam, designed to transmit and receive data over a local network or the Internet. A standalone IP camera has its IP address. It needs a network connection to transfer images. Connecting an IP camera to a network is similar to connecting other network devices such as a computer, a printer, or a tablet.

How does an IP Camera work?

Once we answer the question, what is IP camera, we need to understand how it works. Camius IP cameras capture video images and audio and, using the latest compression standards, transmit those files over the network. Suppose it is a standalone wired IP camera, then you’d require to connect it with an ethernet cable to your network modem or a router. If it is a WiFi IP camera, then it connects to a network over WiFi. Camius PoE IP camera installed with a Camius PoE NVR – 8 or 16 channel – is one of the best and easiest setups that don’t require a complicated network configuration. Camius PoE NVR automatically assigns an IP address to the IP camera.

IP camera setup

Setting up a Camius IP Camera is quite simple. Camius device tool helps you find your IP camera, NVR, DVR connected to your local network. You can configure it using Camius IP camera web viewer. 

Why do you need an IP camera for your home or business security?

IP cameras provide a live view, recording continuous, scheduled, or triggered by specific events. You can access your Camius IP camera online from anywhere globally via the Internet, using a web viewer, a free PC and Mac compatible IP camera software (CMS), or Camius View IP camera Android or iOS app. You can see video footage and listen to the audio.

IP camera vs. Analog

IP Cameras are a versatile security solution. While analog cameras connected using coaxial cables to a digital video recorder also require wired electricity. IP cameras can work standalone as a temporary or permanent solution. All Camius IP cameras are PoE enabled, allowing them to power over a network using a single ethernet wire.