How are A.i.Cameras different from CCTV cameras?

June 6, 2023

The primary difference between direct-to-cloud a.i. cameras and CCTV (Closed-Circuit Television) cameras lies in how they handle data storage and accessibility. In this blog, we will try to address some key aspects where the two differ:

Data storage

Direct-to-cloud cameras store their video footage and data directly in the cloud, utilizing cloud-based storage services. In contrast, CCTV cameras typically store footage locally on physical devices such as DVRs (Digital Video Recorders) or NVRs (Network Video Recorders).


Direct-to-cloud cameras connect directly to the internet or a local network to transmit video data to the cloud. CCTV cameras, on the other hand, typically require physical wiring for transmitting video signals to the connected recording device.


With direct-to-cloud cameras, users can access their video footage and control camera settings from anywhere using a mobile app or a web-based interface. The cloud storage allows for remote access and monitoring. In contrast, CCTV cameras generally require physical access to the local recording device to view or retrieve recorded footage.


Direct-to-cloud cameras offer greater scalability as additional cameras can be easily added to the system without significant infrastructure changes. On the other hand, expanding a CCTV system may require additional wiring and hardware installations.


Direct-to-cloud cameras require minimal on-site maintenance as the cloud storage providers handle the infrastructure and software updates. In contrast, CCTV systems may require periodic maintenance, including hard drive replacements, firmware updates, and physical repairs.


It's important to note that both direct-to-cloud cameras and CCTV cameras have their own advantages and are suitable for different use cases. Direct-to-cloud cameras offer the convenience of remote access and scalability, while CCTV cameras may be preferred in situations where on-site storage and physical control are prioritized.

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