Today more analog technologies, like intrusion and fire alarms are going digital for numerous reasons, not the least of which is the sunsetting of POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) lines. Alarm communicators use IP for fast, low-latency communication back to a central monitoring station. IP also allows for the inexpensive transfer of other data used for reporting, alerts and upgrades
IP is the Best Solution for IoT
This transformation in the security industry is blending IP network infrastructure and physical security, requiring one-source solution providers. The continuing growth of IoT (Internet of Things) means more devices to secure and increased stress on the network, sometimes resulting in deployment of a secondary network. We can unlock the Internet of Things by creating a mesh of technologies capable of speaking to one another with limitless access to analytics and other benefits.
IP Leaves Analog in the Past
Analog-based cameras were once the default choice, and only over the last decade, IP-based cameras have begun to overtake analog-based video designs. The advantages of an IP-based solution include:
· lower cost of ownership,
· easier connection,
· comprehensive management of the system, and
· integration with other technologies, such as access control and alarms.
This connectivity allows for more analytics and automation to take place across multiple platforms, reducing end-user actions.
VoIP Offers Similar Benefits
Similar advantages are linked to the adoption of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) technology. VoIP eliminates the need for separate systems, which equates to less support, increased flexibility and lower costs.
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