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CCTV is out. IP Surveillance is in!

How Netgear PoE and PoE+ Switches can solve your IP surveillance needs


IP Surveillance

If your business uses any recording equipment to monitor buildings or areas, then having a reliable system is paramount. IP surveillance has entered the scene and with it came some fantastic improvements: high-quality images, fast processing, and easy monitoring.

This is where Netgear’s PoE and PoE+ switches come in. Fast, reliable and easy to install, Netgear’s PoE Switches are a sure-fire way to help boost your IP surveillance network and transfer high amounts of data.

What is IP Surveillance?

IP (Internet Protocol) surveillance is similar to CCTV but uses an internet connection to transfer data, rather than as a voltage. Switching over to IP surveillance can be costly, depending on the size of your network. However, changing to an IP surveillance system or even expanding your existing network is worth it, both short term and long term.

IP surveillance has numerous benefits over CCTV:

  • Easier to use
  • Higher image quality
  • Can automatically highlight events for easy searching
  • Smaller file sizes
  • Can connect to existing networks and servers
  • Flexible and easy to scale
  • Future-proof
  • Can set up remote access for all parts of the network
  • Easier to power
  • Stored and accessed anywhere in the world
  • Low barrier to entry for simple setups

As IP Surveillance runs on networks, it means that the equipment can plug straight into your existing network, if needed.


What does an IP Surveillance set up consist of?

IP surveillance systems will differ from business to business. Each company will have its own needs, requirements and technology budgets. But there are some common elements to consider.

IP Cameras
An obvious point for an IP Surveillance Network. An IP Camera is a video recording device which can send data over the internet. Most of these cameras use PoE connections to power them and transfer data.

Some cameras offer features beyond just recording video. Some higher-end cameras can offer two-way audio, which can be used to listen and speak to the subject being recorded. Other cameras can be remotely controlled to track an area. Many can analyse data to automatically detect instances which may be of interest to security management.

Video Servers
Once your cameras have been set up, they will need somewhere to record, aggregate, process, and broadcast video streams. These video servers can allow multiple people to access recordings in real time. But they can also pass the video through to the network.

Clients/Monitoring Station
You will also need a way to monitor your video from your IP Surveillance. This is usually a PC equipped with dedicated surveillance software to enable real-time viewing and review of the stored video.

Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Once you’ve got your video recorded, you’ll need to store it somewhere. For huge IP Surveillance Networks, you may want to use a dedicated server. For smaller surveillance, a NAS device will be perfect.

Netgear ReadyNAS is a fantastic way to store your videos.

Network Switches
You’ll need some PoE Switches to manage the network traffic. When buying your Network Switch, you’ll need to check which features will suit your needs. Make sure your switch has the right bandwidth and features that you need to manage your network.

Netgear have a wide range of PoE and PoE+ Switches that will cover all your IP Surveillance needs.

You will need to cable up your network. You will need high-quality Ethernet Cables to ensure your network doesn’t lose any power. We recommend CAT5 cables/wires or above. Aim for the best cable/wires you can afford.

Considerations when building an IP Surveillance network


The Benefits of Deploying PoE

Lower Infrastructure and Installation Costs

Fewer, seperate power adapters are needed and only one cable run is required, rather than two

No Need for Electricians

Uses existing IT networking infastructure

Overcomes hard to wire environments

Including old or ‘protected’ buildings

Centralises Control

Manage power to devices from a centralised switch. Power down/up devices as required for energy and cost savings

Extends Wired and Wireless Network Reach

Not limited to fixed power outlet placements


Redundant Power Supply (RPS) backups options helps keep devices running even in the event of a power outage. Important for business critical services, such as IP Telephony based Call Centres.


The Key to a Successful Surveillance Network

Adequate Bandwith

Allow enough bandwidth for high quality footage capture. You’ll need to ensure your network can provide a high enough bandwidth to ensure that high-quality footage can be passed through without causing problems. A strong internet connection, high-quality router and good switch will all help keep bandwidth high.


Provide a secondary power source in case of power failure. You don’t want your IP surveillance to drop if the power goes out. Ensure you have a backup plan in case the power goes out. Uninterrupted Power Supplies can help keep you going even when the power is out.


Prevention from digital and physical hacking. You’ll need to ensure your network is secure. Use strong passwords, firewalls and avoid using public WiFi on your network. There are plenty of other factors in Network Security which you should aim to cover.


NETGEAR PoE/PoE+ Switches

Netgear FS108P
8 Port 10/100 Unmanaged Switch With 4 Port PoE

Netgear FS116P
16 Port 10/100 Unmanaged Switch With 8 Port PoE

Netgear GS105PE
5 Port Gigabit Smart Managed Plus Switch with 2x PoE Ports

Netgear GS108PE
8 Port Gigabit Smart Managed Plus Switch with 4x PoE Ports

Netgear GS110TP
8 Port Gigabit PoE Smart ProSAFE Switch with 2 Gigabit SFP

Netgear JGS524PE
24 Port Gigabit Smart Managed Plus Switch with 12x PoE Ports

Netgear FS728TPv2
24 Port 10/100 Smart Managed Switch with POE on all Ports

Netgear FS728TLP
24 Port 10/100 ProSAFE Smart Switch with 12 Ports PoE and 4 Gig Uplinks

Netgear GS728TP
24 Port Gigabit PoE+ Smart ProSAFE Switch With 4 x SFP Ports

Netgear GS728TPP
24 Port Gigabit PoE+ Smart ProSAFE Switch with 4 x SFP

Netgear GS728TXP (S3300-28X-PoE+)
28 Port Gigabit PoE+ Stackable Smart ProSAFE Switch c/w 2x SFP & 2x RJ45 10G Ports

Netgear GS752TP
48 Port Gigabit POE Smart ProSAFE Switch with 4 x SFP

Netgear GS752TPSB
48 Port Gigabit PoE Stackable Smart ProSAFE Switch with 6 x SFP Ports

Netgear GS752TXP (S3300-52X-PoE+)
52 Port Gigabit PoE+ Stackable Smart ProSAFE Switch c/w 2x SFP & 2x RJ45 10G Ports

Netgear GSM7212F (M4100-12GF)
12 Port RJ45/SFP Layer 2 Gigabit PoE+ Switch

Netgear GS308P
8-Port SOHO Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch with 4-Ports PoE

Netgear GSM7224P (M4100-24G-POE+)
24 Port Layer 2 Gigabit PoE+ Switch

Netgear GSM7226LP (M4100-26G-POE)
24 ports Gigabit PoE 802.3af, Layer 2+ software package

Netgear GSM7248P (M4100-50G-POE+)
48 ports Gigabit PoE+ 802.3at, Layer 2+ software package

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