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Glossary: Network Video

Network Video, when used in security surveillance applications (IP CCTV), refers to a system which allows live motion video to be broadcast over IP-based networks, such as a Local Area Network (LAN) or the Internet, for the purposes of live monitoring or recording.

Network video uses a computer network as the means of transporting video and audio data rather than the traditional point-to-point cabling you would associate with analogue CCTV. This allows your digitized video and audio streams to pass through the same Ethernet cables which may already will be run throughout your organisation and business.

Furthermore, because network video is digitized to travel along IP based networks it can be viewed remotely from any computer in the world which has access to the Internet. This allows 24 hour surveillance of your property or business. Being purely digital also means the data is stored digitally and will retain its quality, color and will not be degrade over time in the same way as analogue recordings.

Published on October 22nd, 2008 by Greg

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