IP surveillance cameras, or Internet Protocol cameras, are digital video cameras used for surveillance that can send and receive data via a network and the Internet. These cameras are a pivotal component of modern security systems, both for home and business environments. Unlike traditional analog CCTV cameras, IP cameras capture images that are digitized and processed within the camera itself, then transmitted over a network to a computer, server, or cloud-based system where they can be stored, viewed, and managed.