IP cameras are Closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras that use Internet Protocol to transmit image data and control signals over a Fast Ethernet link. As such, IP cameras are also commonly referred to as network cameras. IP cameras are primarily used for surveillance in the same manner as analog closed-circuit television. A number of IP cameras are normally deployed together with a digital video recorder (DVR) or a network video recorder (NVR) to form a video surveillance system.
A growing branch in CCTV is Internet Protocol Cameras (IP Cameras). IP cameras allow homeowners and businesses to view their camera(s) through any internet connection available through a computer or a 3G phone.
Internet Protocol is a protocol used for communicating data across a packet-switched network using the Internet Protocol Suite, also referred to as TCP/IP.
2 way audio allow users to communicate what they are seeing (e.g. Gas station clerk assisting a customer on how to use the prepay pumps).
LED lighting which is used for night vision. This feature gives users the ability to view low light areas, known as Night Vision.
Ability to view at a streaming rate, some IP cameras have a resolution of 640x480 and are able to record at 30 frames per second.
IP cameras are also able to function on a wireless network. Initial configuration has to be done through a router, however after the IP camera is installed it can then be used on the wireless network. ip camera help make iptv more enhanced (e.g. the video call and video chat through your ipchatting)