Total IP solutions, or solutions combining IP products with analog cameras and hybrid DVRs are optimal when a video surveillance project includes difficult-to-wire buildings, multiple buildings on one site, multiple sites and/or locations that cannot be cabled or mains powered. In addition, mega-pixel IP cameras are particularly useful when recorded video needs to be zoomed in order to better see details. The greater pixel density of mega-pixel camera images allows a higher degree of zoom to be applied before the image loses resolution. If specialty analog cameras are needed (such as ultra wide dynamic range or auto-tracking/auto-zooming PTZs), they can be either directly cabled into the BNC analog input ports of a Sentry Hybrid DVR or connected through a Video Server into the network input (wired or wireless) of a Hybrid DVR or NVR.
The display, recording, playback and remote access software is highly compatible in function, operation, appearance and feature set within each Series of DVRs, NVRs and Video Servers. It is this software that provides the features, functions, usability and stability of both the RP and V Series of products and which sets them apart from other IP products.