Claimed: All Surveillance Manufacturers Are Proprietary

Author: John Honovich, Published on Nov 12, 2014

Are all surveillance manufacturers proprietary?

Is proprietary a good thing?

Mobotix's magazine, MxInstaller, makes that case.

In this note, we examine what makes surveillance manufacturers proprietary and what factors differentiate them as being open.

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