Axis's tripwire app worked well in our test and your choice of an integrated IR camera will help in the one key difficulty we found (low light).
Also, Samsung's VMD worked well in our tests.
I'd start with considering those 2 as they are also the least expensive and complex ones to add.
...if the customer hears something outside
Sounds like in addition to VMD you may want some type of rudimentary audio analytic to determine what camera to look at when there is no video event. In my personal experience, having the minimum capability of being able to easily replay audio triggers and to know at least what cameras to look at is key to peace of mind, esp. in the absence of video triggers. Exacqvision 5.8 apparently has some audio searching capabilities shown here:
If you need more capabilities, actual audio analytics (window break, aggresion detection) are discussed here, also Axis cameras apparently can run audio analytics on the camera side, though I have not used them personally.
Thank you for the suggestion an audio analytic would be a nice feature to look into for this. I will look into discussions.
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I would recommend using some good mics from sennheiser, eg ME-102. They are a little bit expensive but quality is key.
.......and then he runs outside to protect his home and they own him......
A VideoIQ Rialto unit, or R1 series, can be used with just about any camera you choose. It will identify movement and create an alert, then send a short preview clip of whatever caused the event. It can distinguish between vehicles and people and does a pretty good job of eliminating false alerts from animals and moving branches etc.
That might work for you.
Yes, the cost of the tech is 2k to 2.5k per 2 to 4 cameras depending on the resolution you're going to run them at. Given he was speaking of executive protection, I wasn't sure how much of a factor price would really be. The analytics work well, and that seemed to be the focus of the question.
As to the end of life issue, accoring to our conversations with Avigilon this morning, the encoders will still be available in some re-branded form. The cameras are going to go away, but the encoders will not we're told.
Depending on what you're trying to accomplish, it may not be your best option. It is an option though.