Pro’s and Cons for IP vs. Analog Video Surveillance

If you’re thinking about upgrading your analog cameras to IP, there are a variety of factors to think about. While the price gap between the two is getting smaller, there are advantages and disadvantages to both and what you choose ultimately depends on your organization’s specific needs.

That said, IP cameras are clearly dominating the market. “It’s one thing if you’re in analog and it meets your needs and you’re going to light up the life of the system you have, but to throw new money into analog would be a hard justification,” says Christopher Lanni, president and founder of Secure Residential and corporate risk adviser for Barkan Management.