Network IP Cameras

An IP Camera (Internet Protocol) is one that sends and receives data via a computer network and the Internet (hence its name). These types of cameras are typically used for surveillance monitoring and are either “centralized” (meaning they require a central network video recorder to handle the recording, video, and alarm management) or “decentralized” (meaning no NVR is necessary and the footage can be recorded and managed from any local or remote storage media). Though a webcam is essentially an internet-based camera, the term “IP” is typically reserved for surveillance equipment.