Advantages of Internet Protocol (IP) Cameras and H.264 Compression for Security and Surveillance Video

By: Piero Bianco

Abstract: This application note discusses the advantages Internet protocol (IP) cameras have in security and surveillance video systems over analog cameras. Unlike their predecessors, IP cameras support high-definition (HD) images, local data storage, video analytics, and remote control functionality. The application note also details the benefits of using H.264 video compression technology for IP camera networks, and presents Maxim's Mobicam3 IP camera reference design kit.