Each network camera has its own IP address, data processing function, and built-in application software, which can act as a network server, FTP server, FTP client and mailbox client. Many advanced IP network cameras also have other special functions, such as motion detection, alarm signal output/input devices and mail support functions. The network cameras, made by security camera vendors, not only support all standard CCTV camera functions, but also provide users with more system functions and can reduce more costs.
The network camera is a type of high end CCTV cameras that adopts the most advanced camera technology and network technology, embracing powerful functions. The network camera has all the components needed to establish a remote monitoring system. The network camera has a built-in Web server function. Connect the network camera to the Ethernet and assign an address, and you can directly realize remote monitoring through the network, and use the browser to observe the remotely transmitted images at any time. The built-in system software of the network camera realizes the instant use after it is connected, so that users can avoid complicated network configuration. The built-in large-capacity memory stores the images before the alarm is triggered; the built-in I/O ports and communication ports facilitate the expansion of external peripheral equipment such as access control systems, infrared sensors, omni-directional pan-tilts. A software package is provided for users to quickly develop application software by themselves.
In addition to remote monitoring through the Internet in any corner of the world, network cameras can also effectively reduce costs through network monitoring. Its "instant use after connected to network" function eliminates the need to install coaxial cables like analog cameras, as long as the existing network is available. And this is the advantage of network cameras.