Analog cameras are an older generation of security cameras that usually transmit their data over coaxial cable at standard definition (SD) video quality.
What are analog cameras?
Analog cameras can be considered older technology when compared to newer Internet protocol (IP) cameras, but they are still available. Compared to IP cameras, analog security cameras are usually capped to standard definition (SD) video quality and require a coaxial cable to transmit data in addition to a dedicated power cord. However, they tend to be reliable and have been the mainstay of video surveillance for decades.
When purchasing new security cameras most companies should purchase IP cameras. However, that doesn’t mean you need to replace current analog security cameras as Solink can work with most IP and analog cameras.
We have a separate article that discusses everything you need to know about business security camera systems, including analog cameras.
Why are analog cameras important?
Analog cameras have been the backbone of video surveillance systems for decades. For that reason, there are millions of analog cameras still operating today. This is why the Solink platform is designed to be compatible with both analog and digital security infrastructure.