How It Works

Using existing IT infrastructure, IP video is also cost-effective

Utilising existing IP networks

Central to any solution is your existing IP network and the general connectivity of devices. IP cameras can simply be added to your existing network, extending its functionality to include the capture and distribution of high quality video information.

Diagram of IP video system

Video monitoring

IP cameras and recorded video footage can be viewed using computers on the local network, or remotely via the Internet. User access can be limited by using passwords and IP filtering, and video can be encrypted for additional security.

Video encoders

Existing analogue CCTV cameras do not have to be wasted. The analogue output of CCTV cameras can be digitised using video encoders, enabling the video signals to be sent over IP networks.


Using video management software (VMS), video can be recorded and stored on computers that are part of the network. The footage can be viewed by authorised users, either locally or remotely.

As an alternative to using video management software, recording and video management can also be done using a dedicated network video recorder (NVR). This is added to the network in the same way a PC or server would be added.

Video decoders

Existing analogue monitoring equipment does not have to be discarded either. If video monitoring is required on an existing CCTV monitors, video decoders can be used to convert IP signals back to analogue.