IP Video Cameras
By Business Solutions magazine
Most Significant Trends
HD Means Fewer Cameras — “The most important development in IP video is megapixel resolution. Megapixel allows systems integrators to design systems that cover more area with fewer cameras and higher resolution to zoom in for details (virtual PTZ [pan-tilt-zoom]). This reduces total cost of ownership and delivers better return on investment for the end-user customer.” Mark Espenschied, director of marketing communications, Arecont Vision
Edge Recording — “Surveillance systems that incorporate a decentralized approach to surveillance tend to be ideal for various installs, as they provide immediate value to both small and enterprise-scale deployments. In a decentralized system, every camera incorporates a computer and memory card to provide several days of recording time. The PC and the video control center now serve only for viewing and controlling the cameras, not for analysis or recording. This makes it unnecessary to purchase video management software, as the most important and computer-intensive functions are already integrated within the cameras. The decentralized concept also reduces bandwidth consumption. Overall, this approach provides significant ROI to the end user.” Steve Gorski, general manager, Americas, MOBOTIX Corp.