As the world transitioned from Analog High Definition (AHD) systems to Internet Protocol (IP) systems, a new challenge emergedvideo lag and latency. This latency occurs primarily due to frame buffering, a technique employed to enhance the reliability of video transmission. Frame buffering ensures that in case of packet losses during transmission, the video feed does not suffer significant disruption. However, this added reliability comes at the cost of real-time video transmission, introducing a delay between the actual event and its appearance on the monitoring system.
This latency can pose significant challenges, especially when real-time responses are crucial. For example, in security-sensitive areas, a delay in capturing an intruders movements can mean the difference between prevention and a security breach.