Guest Column | June 11, 2013

Beginner's Guide To Selecting The Right IP Camera

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By Steve Gorski, GM of Americas, Mobotix

There are many advantages to choosing IP cameras over standard devices. Megapixel cameras provide high-resolution images, and the higher the resolution, the more accurate the detail of the image. Therefore, megapixel images are much more valuable from a forensic standpoint than lower-resolution images. With analog technology, a recorded image has around 0.3 megapixel, but a network camera with 3.1 megapixels records 10 times more detail. Also, because specialized high-resolution cameras — such as 360-degree cameras — provide more coverage, fewer cameras are needed to cover a particular area, delivering immediate value in infrastructure savings to the end customer. Here we look at the other benefits of IP video systems and how today’s valued-added resellers can specify the optimal systems for their customers.

The Decentralized Concept

Surveillance systems that incorporate a decentralized approach to surveillance are suitable for many installations. In a decentralized system, each camera incorporates its own high-speed computer and long-term memory card to provide several days of recording time. The PC and the video control center therefore serve only to view and control the cameras because computer-intensive functions are already integrated into the cameras. The decentralized concept also reduces bandwidth consumption.

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