Megapixel IP Security Cameras
IP surveillance camera systems rely on megapixel resolution to provide higher-quality images than CCTV cameras, which can be important when trying to decipher individuals or items in surveillance recordings. The most common megapixel resolutions are 1MP and 2 MP. There are also megapixel security cameras available with pixel counts over 20MP. The higher the megapixels, the higher the resolution of the video will be. Megapixel resolution is not used with analog CCTV security cameras.
Depending on your specific surveillance camera needs, the resolution on the megapixel ip cameras you use can be critical. With common 1MP and 2MP cameras, also available as 720P and 1080P cameras, a full frame rate of 30 Frames Per Second is standard. However, for very high megapixel camera counts (5MP and higher) the user must plan for lower frames per second and an increase in network usage because of the high bandwidth which is required to transmit information to the camera. For this reason, it is important to have a clear understanding of what resolution you need on a megapixel IP camera used in your surveillance system.
Ideally you want to install your megapixel IP cameras in a location where activity occurs as well as in locations where you may not expect activity. Cameras should be positioned to allow for the monitoring of a general area. Since only PTZ cameras allow remote repositioning such as panning and tilting, it is important to have your megapixel ip cameras properly positioned during installation for accurate viewing.
For areas where the general image is all you need of a location, a lower megapixel security camera can be employed to capture the general activity. When there is a need to gather specific information about people or objects in a frame, a higher megapixel IP camera should be installed in the proper location. For instance, a camera monitoring the counter of a bank should be able to focus in on the customer area of the counter where individuals can be captured clearly for later identification. The higher resolution images can be essential in identifying a perpetrator’s face clearly. If a lower megapixel camera is employed in such a location, subjects may not be displayed clearly, making them much more difficult to identify.