An IP camera, also called a network camera, is a camera with an IP network connection. It can also be described as a camera and computer combined into one unit. Captured video is transported over an IP network via network switches and is recorded to a PC server with video management software.
That sounds simple enough but when you’re trying to choose the right IP camera you’ll begin to notice how many different types of cameras there are:
- Fixed IP Cameras
- Dome IP Cameras
- Wireless IP Cameras
- Indoor IP Cameras / Outdoor IP Cameras
- PTZ IP Cameras (Pan/Tilt/Zoom )
That list can be even further segmented but you get the idea. It can be a dizzying process to wade through the available choices. But, there’s …