Can Samsung Extend the Future of Analog CCTV?

Author: John Honovich, Published on Jun 09, 2009

Samsung GVI is talking to the trade magazine about their A1 chip and analog cctv camera advances (listen to a podcast on A1 from SIW). The 4 key claimed benefits of these new analog cameras are (1) higher resolution (600 TV lines), (2) built-in video analytics, (3) WDR and (4) up the coax camera control. See the Samsung A1 product page for details. Online pricing for the box camera version is about $350 USD.

While Samsung should be able to sell this to its large customer base, I do not see this as widely attractive or the start of a trend. Specifically, the increase in resolution is unlikely to make a major difference (it certainly won't come close to matching HD). Secondly, the video analytics are likely to be very basic and incapable of providing enterprise level performance (if it did, it would be a revolutionary breakthrough at the price points they are charging). Finally, to get analytic alerts back or do any remote configurations, up the coax control will have to be used. This is unlikely to be interoperable or supported by 3rd party DVRs. While it may be a nice up-sell for Samsung's customers, it's unlikely that it will be appealing broadly.

[Update 2011: GVI is out of business.]

Comments : PRO Members only. Login. or Join.

Most Recent Industry Reports

Startup SafePass Profile on Oct 19, 2018
A major problem with visitor management is that the systems mostly require adhesive printed paper labels and paper logs, creating waste and an...
China Is Not A Security Megatrend, Says SIA on Oct 19, 2018
The US Security Industry Association has released its 10 "Security Megatrends" for 2019. SIA declares that these megatrends, such as "Advanced...
Hanwha Dual Imager Dome Camera Tested (PNM-7000VD) on Oct 18, 2018
Hanwha has introduced their first dual-imager model, the PNM-7000VD, a twin 1080p model featuring independently positionable sensors and a snap-in...
Camera Height / Blind Spot Added to IPVM Camera Calculator on Oct 18, 2018
IPVM has added camera height and blind spot estimation to the Camera Calculator. This is especially helpful for those who need to mount cameras up...
Axis Strong US Growth, Flat EMEA - Q3 2018 Financials on Oct 18, 2018
This spring, Axis had its best financials in many years (see Axis Strong Q2 2018 Results). However, over the summer, Axis had many products sold...
Best Alternatives to Banned Dahua and Hikvision on Oct 17, 2018
With the US government ban and a growing number of users banning Dahua and Hikvision, one key question is what to use for low cost? While Dahua and...
Video Quality / Compression Tutorial on Oct 17, 2018
While CODECs, like H.264, H.265, and MJPEG, get a lot of attention, a camera's 'quality' or compression setting has a big impact on overall...
Knightscope Winning Investors, Struggling With Growth on Oct 16, 2018
While Knightscope's new financials show the company only winning 11 new customers in the past 12 months, the company continues to win new...
Integrator Laptop Guide on Oct 16, 2018
This 18-page guide provides guidance and statistics about integrator laptop use. 150 integrators explained to IPVM in detail about their laptops,...
Huawei Admits AI "Bubble" on Oct 16, 2018
A fascinating article from the Chinese government's Global Times: Huawei’s AI ambition to reshape industries. While the Global Times talks about...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact