American Safe gives you the ability to create and maintain an effective and reliable IP Surveillance System. Utilizing state-of-the-art IP Network Cameras, users can build a completely scaleable, high performance wired or wireless IP Surveillance System that can effectively monitor and protect valuable assets.
With the installation of a networked surveillance system, you can locally or remotely monitor the safety and security of people and property anywhere, anytime. Networked surveillance makes it possible to send live images and audio for remote monitoring, learning, troubleshooting, web broadcasting, and any other activity requiring a remote presence.
Advanced codec technology allows you to easily view, control, and manage all networked cameras using any standard web browser or our surveillance management software from any networked computer. There are many camera styles and models to chose from up to 5 megapixel.
IP cameras or network cameras are analog or digital video cameras, plus an embedded video server having an IP address, capable of streaming the video (and even audio).
Due to the fact that network cameras are embedded devices, and do not need to output an analogue signal, resolutions higher than CCTV analogue cameras are possible. A typical analogue CCTV camera has a PAL (768x576 pixels) or NTSC (720x480 pixels), whereas network cameras may have VGA (640x480 pixels), SVGA (800x600 pixels) or quad-VGA (1280x960 pixels, also referred to as 'megapixel') resolutions.
An analogue or digital camera connected to a video server acts as a network camera, but the image size is restricted to that of the video standard of the camera. However, optics (lenses and image sensors), not video resolution, are the components that determine the image quality.
Network cameras can be used for very cheap surveillance solutions (requiring one network camera, some Ethernet cabling, and one PC), or to replace entire CCTV installations (cameras become network cameras, tape recorders become DVRs, and CCTV monitors become computers with TFT screens and specialized software. Digital video manufacturers claim that turning CCTV installations into digital video installations is inherently better).