By John Grabowski, National Sales and Marketing Manager, JVC Security Division
Given the sheer number and variety of cameras and recorders on the market, there are a lot of choices — some might say too many — when it comes to video surveillance technologies. To say that the task of evaluating these technologies to find the right fit for an application is daunting may be an understatement.
While reviewing different manufacturers’ spec sheets may seem like it would ease the process, sometimes it only serves to further complicate things. A spec sheet may tell you what a camera or recorder will do, but it doesn’t necessarily translate that into what will be required to support those features or, more importantly, what the overall system cost will be.
To ease the complexity, there are six main factors you should be looking at when evaluating surveillance technologies. These will help you better understand the underlying requirements of a system and should provide a clearer picture of overall cost.
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