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FAQs - IP CAMERAS

Here are the most frequently asked questions when it comes to IP cameras

FAQ -IP CAMERASFAQ – IP CAMERAS
Here are the most frequently asked questions when it comes to IP cameras.

Q: WHAT MAKES THE IP CAMERA DIFFERENT FROM AN ANALOG CCTV VIDEO CAMERA?
A: CCTV analog cameras connect to a video monitor or DVR using a coax connection, while IP cameras connect directly to the network using an RJ45 connector and have their own IP address.

Q: WHAT IS A 4K CAMERA?
A: 4K cameras are defined as having at least 4,000 (4K) horizontal pixels or 8-megapixel resolution. Typical high-resolution 4K cameras provide over 4,000 pixels but operate best with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
Q: Does the IP camera device have its own IP address?
A: Yes, it acts as a standalone web server.

Q: CAN I USE AN IP NETWORK CAMERA FOR  A VIDEO CONFERENCE
A: Yes, but it’s not as good as general video conferencing solutions because there is some delay in the signals through the camera and network. if the cameras use MPEG4 or H.264 compression and support audio then they can be used for two-way communications.

Q: IS THERE ANY SPECIFIC SOFTWARE NEEDED FOR ACCESS TO IP CAMERAS?
A: To display the IP camera, all that is needed is the computer installed with Internet Explorer. Using internet explorer, you can access the IP camera to watch what is happening at remote sites (your home or warehouse, factory).

Q: IS IT POSSIBLE TO CONFIGURE IP CAMERAS REMOTELY?
A: Yes. IP cameras and Video Servers only need to connect directly to a PC via a cable “crossover” network when first installed.

Q: HOW MANY USERS CAN CONNECT SIMULTANEOUSLY TO IP CAMERAS?
A: For IP cameras and video servers, the number of simultaneous users that are supported is generally between 10 and 20.

Q: IS IT POSSIBLE TO TRANSMIT AUDIO FROM IP CAMERAS?
A: Yes. Most IP cameras feature high sensitivity microphones built into the camera itself, to transmit audio via UDP protocol connection

Q: WHAT IS REQUIRED TO USE IP CAMERAS?
A: IP cameras can be installed anywhere that has an internet connection via ADSL or xDSL Router (with fixed IP address, also some models allow dynamic IP). They can be connected to a local network (LAN) for local remote surveillance.

Q: DO THEY COME WITH PASSWORDS?
No, they don’t come with default passwords.

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