IP vs Closed Circuit Security Systems?

Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this. I'm looking at pricing a security system for a client (new construction) and I'm seeing a lot of companies offering IP based systems and controlling everything from the cameras to lights with it. It all sounds nice and convenient but is it really worth it? How reliable are these types of systems? If you lose power or if you get a virus while you're connected to the internet, does your whole system fail? Is it better to stick with a more "old fashioned" closed circuit system for reliability? It's a beautiful new home and I don't want to make it seem ugly or outdated with an older system but I want what's going to deliver the best in terms of reliability. Does anyone have any thoughts on these system and/or maybe have some good suggestions for systems I should look into? I'm not opposed to IP, but just want to be sure that their safety won't be compromised for the sake of looks.

Asked By: Nika - 11/26/2011
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Nika, it sounds like you're really looking out for your client- Good for you! You have several concerns... More
Answered By: Lee - 11/27/2011
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