Every year 2,000,000 burglaries take place in the United States. Thirty percent of these burglaries involve entry through the front door or an open window. Research also shows that homes that do not have security systems are more susceptible to break-ins.

Security cameras are useful in this regard. They deter criminals from entering your property. In case of a break in, CCTV footage serves as an important piece of evidence for the police.

Like any other industry, there are different types of security cameras that homeowners can select. Two of the most common types of cameras include IP and HD-TVI cameras.

Here are some of the things you need to know about the two cameras:

The process of setting up

The procedure of setting up an IP camera is quite different from that of a HD-TVI camera. IP camera requires connection with the network video recorder over the same network. These cameras do not require any kind of additional cables for power supply.

On the other hand, you require electrical cables to connect the HD-TVI cameras with your DVR. You also need electric wires to supply power to HD-TVI cameras.

Compatibility with analog cameras

Like analog cameras, HD-TVI cameras also need to be connected to HD-TVI cameras. Although you should know that, there is a huge difference in the image quality.

Due to their backwards compatibility, businesses opt for HD-TVI cameras when they make the decision to upgrade their surveillance systems.

IP cameras, on the other hand, are not backward compatible.

Video quality

IP cameras are known for their exceptional image quality. They also allow you to store and transfer the video over the internet without any kind of decline in the quality of the image.

Much like IP cameras, HD-TVI cameras offer much better quality of footage than analog cameras at a resolution of 720 and 1080p.


A major advantage of IP cameras is that you can connect them directly to the internet and access the CCTV footage. You can connect to your IP cameras from any part of the world.

However, this also means that unauthorized personnel can gain access to your security feed through a public network.

HD-TVI cameras do not connect directly to the internet. If you want to connect your HD-TVI camera to the internet, you will need to connect the DVR to the internet first.

Compatibility with other software

Security cameras these days are not just limited to capturing footage. There are cameras, which also use software like facial recognition systems in order to prevent unauthorized access. These softwares usually rely on IP cameras as opposed to HD-TVI cameras.

Overall, when it comes to quality of the images, these are the most sought-after cameras. If you want to get either one of the two, for your home or business, get in touch with us.

Protection4Less offers surveillance system installation services in Long Beach, CA. Our team can conduct a security assessment of your home and identify the ideal location for installation of home security cameras. Contact us at (562) 556-7545.

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