I have installed several facilities with analog cameras in the past along with monitors on the wall at entrances to show subjects that they are being watched as a deterrent, either using an active splitter or the through output of the monitor to feed the DVR.
I am doing another site, but they want ip cameras, which bring up the issue of how to feed analog to the monitor. Are there any dual output ip cameras with analog? I know there are some with analog test ports for aiming which I was told lose the data output when the video port is being used ( which doesn't quite make sense to me). Installing a server at each location would be ridiculous to say the least and I would like to avoiding staying with analog and encoding, although this may be my only choice.