UPDATE: This has been replaced by Camera Application Selection Guide 2017.
Entrances, hallways, rooms and parking lots are perhaps the 4 most common areas where surveillance is deployed. But what is the best type of camera for each? What resolution, form factors and FoV are best? Where do special features like WDR, integrated IR, super low light fit? Where is the best place to position the cameras?
In this report, we share test findings and recommendations showing tradeoffs of different camera options in each of these 4 fundamental spots - entrance, hallways, rooms and parking lots.
Below is an image of the FOVs used in our four different scenes.
Inside, we have more than 20 comparisons. Here's a free example:
This comparison demonstrates the difference between mounting a single imager panoramic in the center of the room vs. a super wide angle camera at one end.
Below is that same scene, just zoomed in on our subject.
More than 20 others inside.