Avigilon's Megapixel Surveillance Offering Examined

Author: John Honovich, Published on Jun 20, 2008

[NOTE: This report is FAR out of date and is left here simply for historical purposes. See our recent Avigilon coverage.]

While megapixel cameras are a 'hot' technology, a number of factors including cost, complexity and usability undermine its uptake. Megapixel cameras still represents less than 1 or 2% of the total security cameras deployed despite its accelerating growth. As such, for megapixel cameras to go mainstream, a number of issues need to be resolved.

While Avigilon is best known for its super high definition cameras, its most important impact may be in solving critical problems that constrain megapixel cameras from being used in the mainstream market. 

Summary of Recommendations

  • If you are a security manager evaluating a new DVR/NVR and are interested in megapixel cameras, you should seriously consider Avigilon.
  • If you are an integrator looking for a differentiated offering, Avigilon is a strong choice.
  • Large enterprises with requirements for third party application integration and advanced domain specific functionalities may not be met by Avigilon.

In this report we will be examining the advantages and risks of the Avigilon offering to explain the recommendations we offer.

[NOTE: This report is FAR out of date and is left here simply for historical purposes. See our recent Avigilon coverage.]

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