Lies You Tell Yourself About IP Video
By Mike Monocello, editor-in-chief, Business Solutions magazine
Unless you're new to Business Solutions magazine, you know we've been on a crusade the past 18 months or so educating VARs and integrators on the great opportunity that is IP video surveillance. Some have embraced our recommendation, others have been skeptical and are holding off.
When I encounter readers in that skeptical camp, one of the first things I uncover is that they really don't have enough information to hold back on adding IP cameras to their line cards. In short, they don't know what they don't know.
What doesn't help is that many readers have looked at IP in the past so they have some preconceived notions about it. Too expensive. Too complex. High bandwidth requirements. The problem is that -- since there's been so much advancement in this space in recent years (year, even) -- much of what people think they know is no longer true.
Last week I recorded the below video blog, which due to illness I was unable to post in a timely fashion. So, here today is my look at one preconceived notion about IP video and how it's not necessarily true today.