|If your video surveillance system is a few years old, chances are that it is an analog system running over an infrastructure of coaxial cables.|
|Even though it has become a generic term, what you have is truly CCTV.|
|You may look around and think two things:
1. I wish my cameras had more resolution.
2. Maybe I should get an IP video surveillance system.
|Your investment in a video surveillance system is a significant cost. It could be that you spent as much for the coaxial cables as you did for the recorder and cameras (or more).|
|Wouldn’t it be great to discover hidden ROI in your system?|
|You can. And it might be easier than your think.|
|Today, you have the option for HD video over coax (HD over Coax™) — up to 5MP resolution and higher is coming. HDoC™ cameras and recorders take advantage of your existing coaxial cable infrastructure by adding high resolution cameras and swapping your recorder for a new one that supports all your analog cameras. A DW® VMAX® A1™ DVR will record all of your existing analog cameras and HD analog cameras up to 5MP. These recorders are Universal HD over Coax®, meaning that they accommodate HD-Analog, HD-TVI and HD-CVI signals.|
|Hybrid Systems: Analog and IP|
|When you need to expand your system, now you know that you can add HD cameras (as long as you swap your recorder).|
|What if you want to keep your analog system while you add an IP system?|
|You can. It’s called a hybrid system.|
|You can use an encoder to bring your analog cameras into an IP system.
|For example, a DW® Compressor™ HD Analog to IP Encoder makes it easy to view and record your analog cameras in DW Spectrum™ IPVMS. You will see all of your cameras — analog and IP — in a single user interface. View the hybrid system with the DW Spectrum® client software on your desktop computer, with DW Cloud™ on any web browser and on the DW Spectrum™ Mobile app for iOS® and Android®. You can even bring up the system on your Apple TV with the DW Site Viewer™ app.
|Please consider asking your professional integrator about DW® HD over Coax™ cameras, recorders and encoders.|