The definition of “IP Camera” can sometimes be confusing.
Although webcams are technically IP Cameras (Internet Protocol), the quality and price between these and megapixel IP cameras that we use in our systems is vastly different.
Although initially a large investment, megapixel IP cameras can allow you many options in terms of the areas of your premises that can be viewed, the quality of the image and where you can be view your images.
As there are many options to choose from that can impact the complexity and cost of the design it is important to talk through with a surveyor what it is that you want to achieve from your system.
Most quality, security IP cameras give high quality images with megapixel resolution. The Mobotix range can provide a 3.1 million pixel image that far out performs conventional CCTV cameras.
When looking at a new system the building a system around analogue devices is more cost efficient but in terms of quality of image and future-proofing then the solution would tend to be an ip camera system. Installing HD quality cameras allows your greater image detail and more up-to-date technology.