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IP Camera Competitive Guide 2013

by John Honovich, IPVM posted on Jan 13, 2013 About John Contact John

IP cameras remain the main growth and competitive driver within the surveillance industry. Indeed, IP camera advances clearly led 2012 major events across the industry. In this report, we examine 4 key drivers and how they are changing the market:

  • Cost - Commoditization or Aggressive Competitors?
  • Image Quality - WDR and Low Light
  • VMS Enabled Cameras - Replacing VMS Server Software?
  • Panoramic Cameras - Replacing PTZs?

Additionally, we also examine video analytics on cameras and super high resolution cameras, which are secondary drivers.

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Inside, we break down each of the 4 key drivers and the 2 secondary ones. In the comments, we give direct advice to members on their personal choices and needs.


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