With the advent of IP Security Camera Systems and its increased popularity over Analogue CCTV Systems, it has now become inevitable for the Camera Manufacturers/System Integrators to focus more on the data compression to maintain the quality of image as well as save on transmission bandwidth and hard disc storage space.
There has been an unending debate over the efficiency and utility of IP Security Cameras over Analogue Security Cameras. On one hand Analogue Cameras are cheaper than IP and are simple to install, where RG Cable is simply connected from a camera output to a proprietary recording and viewing device traditionally called DVR. On the other hand IP Cameras, although expensive but promises to be eventually cheaper than the former when number of cameras and viewing stations are high. Apart from it IP Cameras offers some more features & benefits that can compel anybody to go for them even if they seem to be costlier.