Here we are replacing an old surveillance system with a new 1.3 megapixel hd dvr system using the existing wires.By using the existing wires it cuts down on the labor and wire costs.
FLIR MPX™ is a revolutionary video surveillance format powered by HD-CVI technology. MPX delivers megapixel picture quality over coax, meaning you can upgrade your existing analog systems to HD resolution (1MP & 2.1MP) over a single coax cable (existing RG59 & RG6 compatible).If a new system is installed we run cat5e or cat6 wire to take advantage of the higher megapixel surveillance cameras that keep getting better each year.The higher the pixels the clearer the image when zoomed in.If the camera is to cover a small area like a small room or hallway a 1.3 megapixel will work fine.When trying to cover a larger area, the higher 3 megapixel surveillance camera would be the better fit or adding another camera at another section of the area that you need covered.One option is to get a 1 camera and dvr and then add to the system later whenever it meets your budget.
Ideal for retrofit, MPX makes upgrading to HD easier than ever without the expense of re-cabling. MPX facilitates powerful functionality previously unattainable over coax with duplex communication, enabling full Up The Coax (UTC) PTZ control and audio transmission without running additional cabling