We have many surveillance solutions, chief among these are Cctv and Ip cameras. Cloud cameras are the next generation of such surveillance devices. Cctv based solutions are well understood. When it comes to a choice between Ip cameras and Cloud cameras, that things become bit hazy. Let us look at what these systems are before comparing them.
An Internet protocol camera, or IP camera, is a type of digital video camera commonly employed for surveillance, and which, unlike analog closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras, can send and receive data via a computer network and the Internet. These cameras connect to the internet and you can generally reach them at a fixed IP and port. The video and other surveillance data will be stored locally mostly on an add-on sd-card.
Cloud cameras are also able to connect to the internet. They stream video via cloud servers and can be reached via an online account and this does not require a static IP or port forwarding. The surveillance data is stored on secure servers. Most of the Cloud cameras will provide intelligence on stored data as well as smart alerting mechanisms.