IP Cameras

May 3, 2018 Off By sarvajeet

IP Camera Systems

We are the experts in network attached surveillance cameras and security systems.

IP camera security systemWhether you need one IP camera or a completely integrated security system, we provide excellent pricing and support. This includes everything from the camera lens to the network switch and computer systems for recording the video. We provide technical advice and consulting that assures that you purchase exactly the right IP camera system you need.

What do you need?  Remember that the IP camera system consists of many items that need to work together.  It’s important to make sure that everything is compatible.  IP camera systems include not only the cameras, they also include the video recording system, camera lenses, enclosures, network switches and PoE injectors, surge protectors, and analytic software.  They may also integrate with IP door access control and IP Intercoms. Take a look at the components below, and then contact us for assistance. We will be happy to help assure you get everything you need. Not only do we provide a complete IP security solution, we also include free IP camera consulting services.

IP Cameras

Select the IP CameraIP Dome Camera

The chart compares IP cameras from a number of manufacturers such as Axis, IQinvision, Canon, Hikvision, Samsung, Sony and others. We provide a review of the IP Camera performance and compare pricing to assure you get the best camera for your application.

Select the Wireless Camera. The comparison compares the options available for wireless connection of the IP cameras.  The chart reviews the two ways to provide a wireless connection.  We also provide solar power solutions for wireless cameras that are in remote locations.

Network attached PTZ cameras can be used in a variety of applications. We provided a comparison of the IP PTZ cameras available from Samsung, and Sony, as well as special long-range cameras with IR illumination.

Add the Camera Video Recording System

IP Video Recording SystemDo you need Video Management Software, an NVR or Cloud Services? The comparison table and Buyers guide for IP video recording systems reviews which recording system is best for you.

IP Video Management Software

The video software (VMS) runs on your computer and controls video display, video recording, retrieval, motion detection, alarms, etc. There are many IP camera software products available. The information we provide helps you purchase the right product for your application.

network video recorderNetwork Video Recorder (NVR) System

The Network Video Recorder System is a complete system that includes the computer, storage, and VMS software. This complete system allows you to view and manage video on the network. It is an alternative to using the VMS software on your own computer.

We provide a choice of open NVR systems or proprietary recording systems from Hikvision, Samsung, and other manufacturers.



IP Camera AccesoriesCamera accessories are part of the complete IP camera system. You can select an alternative lens, wall brackets, IR illuminators, microphones, speakers, or even a network extension system.

Camera Enclosures Environmental enclosures that are made for all types of cameras protect your cameras from the weather. There are also special enclosures for explosion-proof environments.

Lenses for Megapixel IP Cameras

Choose a variable, fixed, megapixel, or standard lens that is compatible with high resolution and Day/night cameras.

Video Encoders or Camera Encoders

IP video encoderDo you have older analog CCTV cameras that you would like to upgrade?   You can use a video encoder to attach the old camera to the network.

You can select a single-channel or multi-channel encoders from Axis, Hanwha (Samsung), Hikvision, Sony, and others.

Add door access control to create a complete security system

Door ControlIP Door Access Control systems can integrate with IP camera systems to increase your safety and security by controlling door access.  Now it’s easier than ever to install a door access control system using your existing Ethernet network. It can be easily integrated with an IP video surveillance security system. Take a look at the latest integration using C2P convergence software.

IP Intercoms for Manual Door Control
Intercoms attach to IP cameras or directly to the network. There are network attached video intercoms that provide a completely integrated solution for manually unlocking the door.


Long Range and Night Vision Cameras

Thermal and optical secuirty ptz cameraLong range PTZ cameras that work day or night are available with optical cameras and thermal imaging cameras. These two types of systems can view objects that are miles away in total darkness. There are also PTZ cameras with built-in IR illumination that can be used to see about 600 ft. away.

Long Range Optical PTZ cameras with IR

This very long range optical camera system is a night vision PTZ IP camera system that includes a high-resolution IP camera, very long zoom lens, and special laser IR illuminator to allow you to see details that are over 2 miles away. It attaches to your network and can be integrated into a complete security system.

Thermal Imaging Cameras

Select from military or commercial grade cameras that can see even when there’s no light. Thermal imaging cameras detect energy emitted from objects so intruders can be seen night or day. Objects can be seen through fog, smoke, sand, rain, and snow.

Night Vision IR PTZ cameras

Night Vision IR PTZ cameras allow you to see in the dark. These networked PTZ cameras with IR illuminator allow you to see over 180 meters (600 feet) away.


Analytic and Specialized Surveillance Systems

LPR license plate recognitionCamera systems are getting more intelligent every day.  There are systems that can read license plate numbers so you can match them to a database, there are analytic camera functions that can create an alarm when someone leaves a package in the bus station or lobby, and others that automatically recognize a person’s face.

License Plate Recognition System (LPR)
license plate capture, it includes the sophisticated conversion to computer data that can be compared to a database.

Specialized CCTV Analog Cameras

Special cameras for very low light or no light conditions are described. We compare hidden cameras, covert cameras, thermal imaging cameras, IR cameras, etc.

Complete City Surveillance System

This complete police, city surveillance system includes fixed or Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) IP cameras, NVR computer system with up to 1 TB of storage all in stainless steel environmental enclosure with blue light. Select from day/night, megapixel cameras or a variety of PTZ network cameras.


Network Attached Cameras

IP Camera system integrationThere are many different products available and it can be confusing. The complete IP camera system includes not only the cameras, it also includes Video Management Software or NVRs, lenses, enclosures, network switches, and even analytic software. A complete security system can also include door access control, intercoms, and network attached emergency paging.

Take a look at the list of IP cameras below, and then contact us for assistance. We will be happy to help assure you get everything you need.  For more information, look at our article, What is the Best Price to Pay for your Camera? 

Samsung (Hanwha)

Samsung is now known as Hanwha Techwin, but it’s the same great camera company.  They have a full line IP megapixel cameras that attach to your network. They have been making quite an impression in the security and surveillance market because they have excellent performance and pricing.  You will find that their IP cameras have much better cost-performance than Axis or Sony.

Box Cameras
Samsung IP Box CameraThe Hanwha box IP cameras are great for applications that require special lenses and enclosures. The high-performance models include remote focus and wide dynamic range.

Bullet Cameras
Bullet cameras with IR illuminators are easy to install and have many advanced functions such as remote zoom and focus lenses. All these IP cameras are powered using PoE.

Dome Cameras
Hanwha dome IP cameraDome IP cameras are unobtrusive and nice looking. They are easy to install. The high-end models include remote zoom and focus lenses.  IP cameras that support two-way audio, and have input and output connections, are the best choice when you need to add an intercom for remote door access control.

PTZ Cameras
SNP-6320RH PTZ CamerasSamsung’s new 2-megapixel PTZ IP camera provides amazing long range viewing. It far surpasses the similar Axis 2 megapixel camera which only has a 20X zoom lens versus the 32X zoom lens provided by the Samsung camera.

Full line of Samsung Hanwha IP Cameras



HikVision-bullet IP CameraWhen Hikvision IP cameras were introduced in the USA, their mission was to replace Axis as the dominant camera provider.  Today they are the largest manufacturer of IP cameras in the world.

Hikvision has continued to improve their camera performance, and are now comparable to Samsung (Hanwha) and Sony cameras.  We tested their new cameras and were impressed by their performance. They added wide dynamic range and remote zoom and auto-focus lenses that dramatically improved their overall capability.

There are a wide selection of cameras including, box, dome, bullet and PTZ IP cameras. The cameras range in price from under $250 for the “Value Series” to the high-performance 4K, 8.8-megapixel outdoor camera with a remotely adjustable lens at under $1,200.

Hikvision also has some very nice Network Video Recorders (NVR) systems. The recorders also support some other camera manufacturers such as Axis, Canon, Sony and other cameras that are compatible with ONVIF.

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Outdoor IQeye IP CameraIQinvision merged with Vicon to create a new company that offers a larger variety of products.   IQinvision was the original place to go for high-resolution cameras.  Now there are many other camera manufacturers that provide higher resolution cameras.  Take a look at Hanwha (Samsung) and Sony cameras.  High-resolution IP cameras allow you to identify a person’s face or license plate number in a field of view up to 50 ft.  IQinvision still has a number of good indoor and outdoor-ready box and dome cameras available that are powered over Ethernet (PoE).  Pricing starts at under $350. Contact us for pricing on all the models available.

These IQeye cameras provide up to 5 MPixel resolution. The cameras are available with a selection of megapixel lenses. Cameras have very good low light performance.

See the full line of IQinvision Cameras



Panasonic box IP cameraPanasonic has been expanding their range of IP products. See the full line of Panasonic cameras and contact us for pricing. Panasonic provides a wide selection of hybrid cameras that have both analog and network connections. They also have a number of dome and PTZ cameras that provide very good performance.

More Panasonic cameras



Sony dome IP camerasSony has very high-performance IP cameras that include box, bullet, dome and PTZ cameras. They all feature excellent low light performance and wide dynamic range.  It is one of the best cameras to use in challenging lighting situations.

Fixed cameras include megapixel resolution and outdoor rated bullet cameras with IR illuminators.  The cameras feature remote back focus.

Dome cameras include megapixel resolution and IR illuminators.  They feature remote zoom and remote back focus that makes installation and set up very easy.

Sony IP PTZ cameraPTZ IP camera systems have megapixel resolution, with up to 30X zoom. These cameras have excellent wide dynamic range.

More Sony IP cameras. Sony has a complete line of excellent cameras for many different applications.



Fixed Dome IP Cameras

m32 series dome cameraDome cameras are available for indoor and outdoor applications. These cameras look nice, are protected from damage (especially the vandal resistant versions), and some have remote control lens adjustment making them very easy to install. The latest P33 series of cameras include improved light handling capability that includes wide dynamic range and very low light sensitivity.

Box Cameras

Axis box cameraBox cameras provide the flexibility of using different lenses. There are models for just indoor applications and others that can be used outdoors.

The outdoor-ready models have the ability to operate in a wide range of lighting because they include auto-iris lenses.

Pricing ranges from under  depending on performance, resolution, and functions. The new outdoor-ready cameras are available in enclosures that are powered over Ethernet (PoE)

PTZ Cameras

q6032e PTZ IP CameraThere is a choice of economical or high performance Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) IP cameras to choose from. PTZ cameras are available with up to 2 megapixel resolution.

High-performance PTZ are outdoor-ready, powered by PoE, and provide up to 36X optical zoom with image stabilization.  AXIS is one of the largest manufacturers of IP cameras and systems. They provide excellent technical support and have a wide selection of cameras.

Take a look at the full line of Axis cameras.

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