What is an IP Security Camera?

IP technology has revolutionised the use of CCTV systems for the home. That’s because an IP camera works differently to a traditional analogue camera.

An IP security camera can transfer surveillance footage through a network, with footage able to be stored on a Network Video Recorder as well as being uploaded to a secure cloud. The cloud is the name for an internet-based network where data can be stored.

Analogue cameras can only transfer and store images directly to recording hardware in your home.

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Key features of an ip camera

  • High Definition (HD) image resolution
  • Infared (IR) for clear images at night and in low-light conditions
  • Your home IP camera system can be accessed on the go via your smartphone or tablet
  • Zooming and the ability to adjust image settings

Common types of IP camera

  • Outdoor IP camera - weather-proof and built to be vandal resistant, an outdoor IP camera can keep an eye on external areas around the home
  • Indoor IP camera - for use within the home to monitor daily activity
  • Wireless IP camera - a wireless IP camera is powered by batteries, taking away the need to run cables throughout your home and making them simpler to install
  • Hidden IP camera - a covert/hidden camera can be used to capture footage in areas where a potential burglar would not expect to be seen


We understand it can be hard to adapt to using new technology. That’s why we recommend getting professional advice from one of our home security surveyors. They’ll be able to discuss your requirements and recommend IP solutions that are best suited to you.

If you are interested in discussing a CCTV system for your home, please contact us to arrange your free-of-charge surveyor visit.

To discuss your home security, call 01452 372626

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