Easy to install, OK maybe.
No ONVIF, terrible low-light, no WDR, fixed focus, indoor only, MUST be flush mounted, NO surface mount or wall mount....
Need I say more?
IPVMU Certified | 02/18/15 06:42pm
I forgot about that Arecont claim!
I'll bet the Ubiquiti is 'easier' to install:
- Tile thickness doesn't matter with the UVC Dome.
- No screwdriver is needed for a setscrew with the UVC Dome. (However, people could complain the UVC doesn't HAVE a setscrew)
- Ubiquiti stiffens the hole and reinforces it with a bushing. Arecont has 3 legs that can be inserted wrong causing the hole damage or cause uneven mounting.
Temperature and humidity effects can cause sagging, spalling and breakage to ceiling tiles. The added weight of the camera can accelerate this process. Pressed fiber or gypsum tiles are very susceptible to environment. They may look fine at first, but then appear ragged within months. Also, camera may be forcibly separated from the tile if the dome is low enough to be slapped from the ground. :)
IPVMU Certified | 02/21/15 11:02pm
There is now a new contender...
IndigoVision BX 3MP Microdome
takes less than one minute according to the website...
had to use a link since I can't figure out how to embed the video...
I'm 1000% sure that dome won't fill up with dust and dirt!
The in-ceiling Avigilon microdome is the easiest camera we have ever installed unlike its surface mount counterpart which can be frustrating. It's even easier than the uvc domes.
*** WORD OF CAUTION - Just hope there are no bugs in the ceiling - they will end up in the dome partially or almost completely covering your view depending on the bug size and viewing angle - also dust, Etc get in the dome easily***
At what point does install time no longer matter?
Clearly a camera that takes an hour for the physical mounting could be improved on. But does a camera that mounts in 5 minutes really trump one that takes 12 minutes?
The cabling, termination, etc. is all pretty much the same (and a much longer time component). And there seem to be enough other variables that even with 20 cameras I don't know that saving 10 theoretical minutes per camera would really add up to 200 minutes of overall labor saving.
It also seems like the other component to this is the time it takes to add and configure the camera in the VMS.
Maybe it's just me, but marketing on "install time" for little indor cams like this seems a little bit boring.