Am newbie to this forum so excuse any non tech terms and the length of this post.
We have a 22 camera (3 PTZs, 1 NPR and the rest IR) CCTV network in our village with a Dahau 32 Chanel (8 TB HDD storage) DVR in our local police station. The cameras are all hard wired mainly by Cat 5 black external cable. The max distance is about 150 meters (it is a small CBD!). We are fortunate to have a network of 100mm and 50mm underground ducts throu ghout so we are very future proofed.
The network has been installed mainly by volunteers and has worked very well since the first camera was installed about 8 years ago. OK some of the wiring to you professionals may look a bit rough (even exposed in some cases over rooftops!).
We have a low crime rate but a very popular tourist area and no permanent local police. The local Council (20km away) use 2 cameras to remotely monitor and enforce our 2 mobility parks.
OK that is the background and now for some forum help please.
Should we be looking to covert to an IP Network?
If so what technology can we use to covert out current analog cameras to IP?