Guest Column | April 7, 2014

IP Video Provides Multiple Benefits For SMB Customers

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IP Video Benefits To SMBs

By Chris Sessa, Director of Sales, Eastern North America and Canada, Arecont Vision

There are specific benefits SMBs can achieve by migrating from a conventional analog video system to an IP video surveillance platform using megapixel cameras. The top four benefits for SMB users across every vertical market are: lower total cost of ownership (TCO), increased image quality, ease of installation, and reduced maintenance.

Lower Total Cost Of Ownership (TCO)

TCO is determined by numerous factors and their effects over time begin with the purchase of system components and include system design, site preparation, installation, commissioning, training, and maintenance. IP surveillance systems using megapixel cameras significantly lower TCO in each of these areas. The fact is single or multi sensor megapixel cameras deliver far greater area of coverage in varying lighting conditions than conventional IP, VGA, or analog cameras. Reducing the number of cameras in a system also decreases the need to purchase related accessories and additional network and storage capacity, which also contributes to lower overall costs. In addition, using fewer cameras decreases installation time and material which reduces TCO even further.

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