Newsletter | October 7, 2013

10.07.13 -- 360-Degree IP Camera Product Review

Business Solutions
360-Degree IP Camera Product Review
By Mike Monocello, editor in chief
For this review, we partnered with integrator American Integrated Security Group to leverage the company’s video surveillance experience. To determine which cameras to test, we gathered intel on all the vendors that manufacture 360-degree cameras, ran it against a panel of experienced security integrators, and confirmed the major players by working with ScanSource’s physical security gurus.
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ACTi KCM3911: 360-Degree IP Camera Product Review
One of the cameras we wanted to test came from ACTi. To test its KCM3911, we used Wavestore VMS as our software platform due to the software’s ability to de-warp 360-degree camera video. Learn more.

Axis M3007-PV: 360-Degree IP Camera Product Review
Many IP video cameras have followed the lead of cell phone and digital photography cameras by adding memory card slots. Additionally, many IP video cameras also have mini computers on board with integrated DVR and video management capabilities. The Axis M3007-PV has such capabilities. Learn more.

Geovision FE420: 360-Degree IP Camera Product Review
Generally speaking, IP cameras today can be powered using PoE (Power over Ethernet) or using good old-fashioned DC/AC wiring. All of the cameras tested support PoE, while the GeoVision camera also supports traditional electrical wiring. Learn more.

Mobotix Q24: 360-Degree IP Camera Product Review
If storing video on a 64GB SD card won’t cut it, and you don’t want to go the full-blown separate DVR/VMS route, some of the cameras can be configured to record to network shares or network-attached storage devices. The Mobotix camera is capable of such a configuration. Learn more.

Panasonic WV-SW458: 360-Degree IP Camera Product Review
A very important aspect of video surveillance is performing site surveys. These allow you to identify the exact needs of your customer and avoid embarrassing mistakes. If cold temperatures are a factor, the WV-SW458 can handle temperatures as low as -40 degrees. When it comes to heat, the camera can handle up to 122 degrees. Learn more.

Vivotek FE8172: 360-Degree IP Camera Product Review
The Vivotek FE8172 is ONVIF compliant. This could be seen in the testing. The Wavestore VMS software AISG used has built-in ONVIF discovery, so the ONVIF cameras were able to be configured quickly. Learn more.

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