IP Cameras Are Rarely Used?

What if I said?

"A few years ago IP cameras were the future trend, but they are rarely used, and no company is yet shipping a large number of IP Cameras. Why do people keep speculating that this market segment will grow?"

Does that sound about right to you?

Well, the self proclaimed Galileo of the security industry recently trumpeted this. There was only one, well, minor problem. The quote is from 5 years ago - 2008.

Indeed, when Rockoff realized this, he did not miss a beat, exclaiming, "I just noticed the dates on these posts: late 2008! So much has changed, yet their points remain valid."

It's truly amazing how facts do not phase him.

The world is far different from 2008, when the statement had some truth, especially in China, where the speaker is from. However, the situation has flipped by 2013, not only are IP cameras used nearly everywhere, they are so broadly used, that they are on the tail end of wiping out analog cameras in the professional market.

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