Debunking Arecont's PTZ Elimination Claim

Author: John Honovich, Published on Jun 23, 2011

Arecont Vision, manufacturer of only megapixel cameras, is contending that megapixel cameras 'virtually eliminate the need for mechanical PTZ cameras.' In this note, we debunk this prepostoerous claim and explain why this is a dangerous approach to designing real world surveillance systems.

Here is the full Arecont Vision MP vs PTZ claim:

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