The following will briefly explain the difference between CCTV and IP CAM:
CCTV stands for: Close Circuit Television is a system consisting of a surveillance camera or surveillance camera that is connected to a recording device that functions to monitor / spy in an area / room at a certain location.
IP Camera or sometimes called Network Camera is a camera that is used in networks based on TCP or IP (Internet Protocol).
The difference in age between the two:
- CCTV cameras are known as analog cameras, while IP cameras are known as digital cameras.
- IP cameras have an embedded IP address, can function like a computer in a LAN network, while CCTV cameras do not.
- CCTV cameras for cable connections use Coaxial cables, while IP cameras for cable connections use UTP or STP cables
- CCTV cameras use a DVR (Digital Video Recording) recording device, while IP cameras use an NVR (Network Video Recording) recording device for IP Cameras, recording devices can use a PC (Computer), only by installing the appropriate recording software.
In terms of price, IP cameras are more expensive when compared to CCTV because of the technology they use.