IP Surveillance

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Enterprise Switching Technology for IP Surveillance

As the security surveillance industry continues to migrate from traditional analogue technology Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) to IP or convergence-based technology more businesses are looking to add IP surveillance to their core network infrastructure. Today, ZyXEL has established alliances with leading CCTV manufacturers to deliver solutions that guarantee interoperability, quality of service (QoS), remote accessibility as well as simplified installation and management.

The Challenges

An IP surveillance system differs from the analogue CCTV network by combining many or all of the elements of the traditional analogue security network. The IP network put into place plays an important role in the performance of the video monitoring and capture quality by providing the connectivity, network bandwidth, security and bandwidth optimisation for good quality video traffic transmission. All of which are important to the performance of the solution to the end user.

To offer superior surveillance solutions testing and certification of all interoperable parts of the network is essential. Successful certification gives resellers and installers confidence. A tried and tested solution will deliver the reliability and quality of the video camera streams to ensure the customer has complete confidence on the IP surveillance installation.

Solution Benefits

With a broad range of PoE switches in the portfolio, ZyXEL offers Gigabit or Ethernet PoE switches to deliver full convergence within IP networks. Combined with the latest high-definition camera and surveillance monitoring solutions, these IP-based surveillance systems offer the resellers a number of advantages:

  • Reduced Installation Cost
  • Operation
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Future-Proof
  • Flexible, Scalable Solutions

Quick solution finder

The following table shows various deployment scenarios using ZyXEL Switches and explains the capabilities and benefits of each solution.

IP Surveillance | ZyXEL

Today, Ethernet is the de facto standard of most business networks. The first benefit of IP surveillance is the utilization of IP based network topology instead of laying coaxial cables; in addition, the IP-based surveillance solution can be easily installed, expanded and re-located if necessary. With comprehensive ZyXEL PoE solutions businesses can
easily embrace the advantages of IP surveillance.

Performance Features of the Solution:

  • Suitable for single site
  • Standard-based PoE, IEEE 802.3af and -at compliant
  • Flexible PoE solution — PoE switches and PoE injector
  • Power outlet locations are irrelevant in most cases since CAT-5 Ethernet cabling of up to 100m can be used to provide electricity on the data cabling to a PoE IP Camera.
  • Less installation, deployment costs and time


While migrating from traditional analogue CCTV to IP-based video surveillance system, operators and users can benefit from reduced installation costs, guaranteed video quality, flexible deployment and scalability, as well as intelligent content analysis.