An analog camera connects to its network through a BNC cable. The image transfer is instant because this type of camera does not process footage (only captures it), so you will experience no delay when watching in live view. But analog cameras have lower resolution capabilities than their IP peers because of their older form of technology.
Normally, cable connection for analog cameras can run up to 1500 feet; However, if you are looking to cover very large spaces/distances across multiple buildings, analog cameras may not be your best bet as underground cables are vulnerable to damage and interference.
In general, analog cameras tend to be much less expensive than their IP counterparts, so if you’re on a budget, analog cameras are the solid tried-and-true security option that’s been around the longest.
A standard IP camera connects to a Network Video Recorder or its network through an Ethernet cable. Once it is physically hooked up to the network (cabling can run up to 1500 feet), it can be accessed and used remotely from anywhere in the world as long as one has the IP address/password for the camera.
The camera itself can have image processing capabilities, and newer models often have advanced image refining features such as WDR (wide dynamic range), VCA (video content analysis), and ROI (region of interest). If you are looking for an IP camera with these features, see Anpviz's 4MP IP Camera Poe, 2688x1520 HD Indoor Outdoor, Poe Camera Motion Detection with Night Vision,Works with Hikvision NVR, Onvif Camera, 3.6mm H.265
Because the camera has to process the image however, there is going to be a slight (1-2 sec) delay in the transfer of the footage to your monitor. Unless you have an explicit need to watch things at the precise second they happen, this should not be an issue at all. Along with all the perks of built-in image processing, IP cameras can have up to 4k resolution.
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