Anyone considering IP cameras
for their surveillance system is faced with a dizzying array of letters. First off, there’s the obvious – IP
. It stands for Internet Protocol
which is part of the name of a protocol called TCP/IP. This actually stands for Transmission Control Protocol/ Internet Protocol. A network protocol is the set of rules and conventions that allow computers to communicate on a network. As part of the rules there is an IP address that allows each computer to be addressed on the network.
But how about HD, PoE, IR, PTZ? Does your application call for these features? First, let’s decode this alphabet soup of terms one at a time - in alphabetical order of course.