As the market share of IP camera increases year by year, the idea of pursuing high-definition resolution has been popularized and a complete solution has been formed. However, with the development of smart intelligence, high-definition technology and platform-oriented strategy, end-to-end high-definition platform has begun to take shape, and the era of smart IP camera has come.
What is HD IP Camera?
High-definition IP camera refers to security camera that applies digital and network transmission technology. Resolution of the recorded video should be at least 1280*720 (commonly referred to as 720P), and those lower than that are not HD camera.
Market-oriented HD Camera
At present, the resolution of HD IP camera varies from 1mp to 10mp. From the perspective of video surveillance application, low or high resolution will directly affect the user experience, construction cost, bandwidth, storage and other aspects. Therefore, considering the price, clarity and other factors, the 2mp CMOS sensor high-definition IP camera will be more cost-effective and capable to meet actual needs of the majority of users.
Software and Hardware Features of the Camera
In general, a high-performance or cost-effective HD IP camera faces the diverse market demands. In terms of hardware, it needs basic features like voice recording, two-way audio, alarm notification and 7/24 continuous recording. It can access application modules such as POE, WIFI, and 3G to meet the needs of various application environments. In terms of software, it should have a user-friendly setting, management, and operation platform, which is convenient and easy to use. At the same time, the features of the software can meet the application requirements of general large-scale security system.
Compatibility and Inter-connectivity
ONVIF compatibility protocol is widely used among most of the security camera systems and it is expected to become the standard platform for unified management of IP cameras. The HD IP cameras provided by the manufacturers should be able to support the latest version of the ONVIF protocol, which is compatible with the use of more products and unified management to achieve interconnection and data sharing.
Future Development Trend of IP Camera
Firstly, it should have simple-to-use features. There are various options for choosing an IP camera. Most people do not have to over pay for those cameras with complicated and fancy features. It is the primary task to resolve some practical problems for the common users.
Secondly, it should have easier settings. Due to the need to access the network, smart IP cameras generally require more complex processes for both setting and operation. The development process should reduce unnecessary processes.
Finally, it should be budget-friendly. Most people are unlikely to over pay the products with unnecessary and redundant features. Therefore, the smart IP camera needs to be designed to satisfy market demand with cost-effective features. It does not have to be fancy and eye-catching. The key is simple and practical.