Continuous Recording Statistics 2022

By Sean Patton, Published Jul 06, 2022, 09:06am EDT (Info+)

Storage costs are decreasing while H.265 and smart codec usage are increasing, making continuous recording less expensive but how much is this being used now?

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In this report we examine responses from 175+ integrators, examining their reasons for using or not using continuous recording.

Use *****, ** ********** ***** ****

****** **** ** *** *********** *** continuous ********* ****** **** * ****** skew ******* *********** ***** **** ********** recording:

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**** ** ** ********** **** **************** ********* **** **********, ***** ********* **.*% ** *********** used ********** ***/** ********** **** ***** on ******/***** *********:

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Missing/Undetected ******

*** **** ****** ****** *** ***** continuous ********* *** ******** ***** ****** detection *** ********** ********* **** ***** was ** *********/******** *****:

  • "***** *** ****** ************ ** *** camera ***** ************ ******** ********* *** storage(H.265, ***** ******, ***) ** ****** recommend ********** ********* **** **** ** the **** *** ***-**** **** ** record ** ******. **** **** ********** the ***** **** *** ****** ********* misses ** ********. "
  • "**** ** * ******** **** ** have ****** ** ** **** ** a *******. **'* ** *** ****** plate ***** ** **** *** *** calculations *** **** ***** ** ********** recording. **** *** ***** ** ******* coming **** ** **** *** *** strong ****** ** *** **** ******** we **** **** *** ****** **********"
  • "** ******* ******* *** ******** ******* view ******* (*.*. *** ******* ** a ******** ****) ** ****** **/* because ******* ** ****** ********* ***** the *** ** *** ***. ********* is ****** ********** *** ****** ** the ******* ****** **** ****** ************ anyway"
  • "** **** ** ******** ********, ****** detection ******** *** **** **** ** adjust *** *** ***********."
  • "********* ***'* **** ** **** *** chance ** ******* ******** *******. ********* on ****** *** **** ******** ******* motion ******** *** ******** *****"
  • "** ****** ********** ********* *** ** missing ***** ***** ******* ***** *** not ** ******** ******* ******* ** slow ********.
  • "****** ********* *** *** ******, ** will *** **** ******* ** ***** by **** ********* ******."
  • "*** ****** ******* ** *** ******* we *** ** **** ****** **** continuous ** *** *********"
  • "***** ******* *** ****** **** ******** storage, ********** *********, *** ***** *********. Ubiquiti ******** ** ********** ********* *** their *** ** **** ****** ** use **** **********"
  • "**** ***'* ***** ******-***** ** *********-***** triggering, ************ ********* ********** ***'** ***** to *** ********* ** ****"
  • "******** ***** ***** ********* ** *** want ** **** ******* **** *** to *** ****** *************"
  • "****** ** *** ***% ******** *** at ***** **** *** *******."
  • "******* ** ***** *** ********* ****** is ******"
  • "**** ****** ********* ** ***"

**** ***** *********** ***** ***** *****-** recording, ****** *** *** ******** ** continuous (** **** ** *********); ********* frame **** ***/** ********** **** ******* savings ******** ** ****** *********:

  • "**** ****** ** *** ******* ** detect ****** *** ** *********, ** always *** **** ** ** ****** 24/7. **** **** *** *** ***** cheaply ********* ** ****** **** **** extra *********"
  • "** ****** ********** ** * ***** frame ****. ****** ***** **** ** motion. ** *********** ** ********* ***** in *** ******* ***** ****** *** attempt *** ******* ***** **** **** moving ***** ** ****** **** *** entry *****"
  • "** **** *** ** ********** ********* when *** ******** ******* ** ** it's * ********** ***********. ** ********* try ** ********** **** ********** ********* at * ****** **********/*** *** **** bump ** ** ** ******/***** ***"
  • "***** ** **** *** ** *** the ********. **** ******* * *** stream ** *** *** *** **** and *.*** **** ****** **** *********** makes *** *** ******* ******. ******/****** trigger **** ***/*** *********"
  • "** ******* ** ****** *** ****** or ***** ****** ************, *** ****** only ** ** ****** ** **** resolution. ******* ********* ******* ********** ********* in **** ********** ** * ******"
  • "**** **** ** **********, ** *** the ****** ********* ** ****** * tick ** *** **** ****. ** will ********* *** ** ********** ** be *** ***** **** ***** ******. Typically *** ***** **** ** **** a ******."
  • "** ** ********* ** ***** * negative ** ********** ********* ** * low ***** **** (****) *** ***** up ***** ** ** ***** ******** a ***-**** ***** ** *** ******. Many ********* ****** **** **** ** want *** ******* ** ***** ********* didn't ******"
  • "*** ******* ************* ** ********** ********* at ***-***/*** ***** **** ******* ****** and **** **-*** *** *** ******/***** recording *** **-** ***"
  • "** **** *** ******* ******* ** continuous ********* & ***** *** ****** activation ** **** **** *****"
  • "** **** ** **** **** **** we ******* *** ******. *** ******* are *** ** ************ ****** ** 1 ***** * *** *** ****-** to **** ***** ** ******"
  • "** ********* *** *** **** ** max ********** **-** *** ** ****** and *** *** ********* ** **** 1 ***** *** *-* ***"
  • "*** **** ****** ** ****** *** analytics *** ****** ********** ** ******* with ****** ********** *******"
  • "********** ********* ** ** ****** ****** unless **** ******* **** ********** *******, clients *** ******** ******* ***** ****** to **** ********** *********. ** **** record * *** ********** **** ** continuous.
  • "*** *** ******** **** ****** ********* and ****** *** ****** ********** *********. We **** **** ** * **** safe ** *** ***** **** *** AI ** *********** *** ******** *** low"

Con - ********** ******* ***** *****

*** **** ****** ****** ***** *** not ***** ********** ********* *** *** cost ** ********* ******* ***** ******** to ****** *********:

  • "** ****** *** ************ *** ******* cameras *** *** ** ****** ************ while ****** ******* *** ** *** to ****** ** ** * ******** depending ** *** ***********. **** ** done ****** ** ******** ******** ******* space ******* **** ******* ******** **** expensive ** *** ********* *** ******* 24/7 ** **** ************."
  • "** **** ******* ** **********. **** rarely **** ** ***** **** ********* didn't ******"
  • "* ********* "******** ******** *********" ** all ** *********. **** *** ***** codecs ********* *** ** ******* ** roughly **% **** ******* ************. ****** all ** ********* ********* ** ***"
  • "*** ** *** ****** ** **** space ******** *** **** **** ********** cameras ******* **** ***********"
  • "******* *****. *** ** ******* ***** or ******* ** ** ****** **** to *** *** **** **/* *** then **** *** ** ******"
  • "******* ** ********* ****** - **** of **** *****"
  • "** ********* ** ****** **** ** most ** ** ****** ** *** want ** **** ******* * ***** of ******* ***** ******* ******** ** find ** ********. ****, ******* *****"
  • "**** *** **** *******. * *** a *** *** **** ********* ****"
  • "****** ***** ** * ********* ****, why ***** *** ***** *** *********"
  • "******* ***** ** *** ******* ****** against"
  • "**** ** ****** **** ****** ** space"
  • "**** ***** *****, ****"

Pro - ********** ******* ***** *****

*******, **** ******** ***** *********** ***** that ******* ** ****, ***** ****** and ********** ******* *****, **** **** primarily ***** ********** *********:

  • "**** ****, ******** *****, *** ******* boosting, *'** ***** * *** ****** meet ******** ************ ** ******* ****** vs ******* ***** ******* ******* ********* continuously"
  • "**** ****** *** ** ***** ***** is **** ****** ***** ** *** recording ************ *** ** ** **** enough **** ** **** **** *** the ****** **** ***** **** **** recorded ** ******** ****** ******"
  • "******* *** ****** ******* **** ***** ago *** **** ******** **** ******* GOP *** *** ******** ** **** major ************* ******* ** ***** *****"
  • "*** ********** ***** ***** ** **** trigger ****** ***% ** *** ****, we ***’* ***** **** ***** ***** with ********** *********"
  • "** ********* ** *** *** ********** recording ** ***** ** ******** ****/******* space"
  • "***** ** ******* ***** *** ***** it ****** ** **** *********"
  • "** * **** ** *** ** to ****** ** ****** ********* ** increase ******* ****.
  • "* ** *** *** ********** ****** to **** ** **** ***** *****
  • "****** ** ******** ***** ********* ******* the ****** ********."
  • "** *** ****** ****** ** ******** hard ***** *****."
  • "**** **** ***** ***** *** **** of ********* **** ********** ** *** used"
  • "** **** ** ********'* **** ***** to ******** *** ********* ************"
  • "** **** *******, *** **** ****** is ** **** **** ****** ****** are ********"
  • "**** **** ***** *** ** ******** in *** *****"
  • "**** ** **** ***** *****"

Depends ** ********

*** *********** **** ********* **** **** continuous *** ****** ********* **** ****, the ******** *** *** ******** ******, mostly ********* ********** *********:

  • "**** ***** *** ********, **** **** registers ** **** ******* *****. ** can't **** *** ****** ** ***** or ** ***** ** ** ******. other *****, **** *****-***** ******* ************ have ** **** *** ********** ****** and *** ** *** ** ******/*** record"
  • "****** *** ** *** ******* ****** continuously ****** ******** ***** (*** ****** otherwise) ***** ** ******** **********. *** customers *** ***'* **** ** **** to **** ******* ****** ** *** day ***** *** ******** *** *** biggest **** *** ******* ** *** miss ******** ********* *** ** **** do ********** ********* ****** ***** *****."
  • "******** *********. **** **** **********, ****** we *** ** ****** **** * continuous ********* ** *** *** ******"
  • "** ****** ******* **** *** *** to ****** ************ **** **** *** customer ****** **** **** ** **** way"
  • "*** ******* ******** ********* ****** ** variations (*********, **** ********) ******* ****** information."
  • "********* ** *** ****** *** *** requirements ** ***** **** *** ** motion ******. **** ******* **** ** easy ** **** ********** *** ****** and ****** *** ** ****"
  • "*********, **** **** ******* ********* ******* to ****** ************ *** ******** ** motion."
  • "** ****** ******* ******-***** ********* *** do **** * ****** ** ***** customers **** ****** ** ********** *********"
  • "******** ************ *** *** **** ****** we *** ********** ********* *** ***"
  • "********* ** *** ******** *** ** always *** ** **** ****** ** event-based *********"
  • "** ****** **/* ********* ** ******** areas **** ** *******."
  • "******* ** *** *** **** *** storage ******** ** ***."
  • "******* ********* ** ******** ****"
  • "** ******* ** ******** *****"
  • "**'* ****** ** ******** ************

******* ****** ****** **** ******* ** continuous ********* *** **** *** ******** or ********** ***********:

  • "******* ********** ********** *** ******** ** be **/* ********. **** ** **** units **** *** ******* ************ ** a ***** **** (**** *******) ***** sometimes ******** **** *** ******* ******** and ** ****** ** ******** ** missed"
  • "**** ************ ******* ********** *********, ***** others *** ********** *** ****** *********. For *******, * ****** ** * server **** *** ** *** *** motion ********* ******* *** **** ** come ******* *** **** ** ***** to ****** *** *********, *** * camera ******* * ******* **** ** the ***** ***** ** * ****** department ***** ******* ********** *********."
  • "******** **********. **** ** ****** ******, they ***** **** *** ******* *********. In **** *****, ** ******* ********* requirements, **** *** ***** ** **** footage **** * ********** ****** ** a ********** ****"
  • "**** ** *** ********* **** ********* their ******* ****** ************. **** ** those ******** *** *** ** ***** or ******* ********, *.*. *** ******** regulations. **** ******** ******** *** ********* government *********, ********* ************, ******* **** providers, *** ******** *********** **********"
  • "**** ** *** ******* *** *************-***** clients ********* ***** ******** *********** ** record ************ **** ** **** ******"
  • "******** *** ****** **** ***** *** altered ** *******"
  • "**** ** ***** ******** ** ******** requirements. ** **** *** ********* **** require ********* *********. ***** **** ** are ******** ** **** ********** ** law"
  • "*** **** ********** ****** ** **** to ****** ************, **** ** *** typical ******"
  • "**** **** *** ******** ** ********** requires **. ***** **** **** ** don't ******* ** ****** ** ******* costs"
  • "**** **** ******** ********** ********* ** we ****** **, *****, ******, **** Sites ***"
  • "** ******* ** *** *********. *** government *** ********** ***** **** ** are ******* ***, **** ******* ********** recording"
  • "** **** ***** ** ****** ************ in * **** ************* ********"
  • "** **** ** ********** **** ********* or ******** *.*. ********* **********"
  • "**** ********** ******* **** **** (******* production ****, ***)"
  • "********** ******* ****, *** ** **** is * **** ******** ********"
  • "** **********"

***** ************ **** *************, *** ** addition ** ********** ********* ************, **** impact ********* *******. *** ********* ************ ******* ********* **** ********.

Clients ** *** ****, ******/********* **** ******

*********** **** ********* *** ***** ********** recording ******** ***** **** ***** ******* do *** **** ********** *********, ** motion/analytics ****** ****** "**** ******" ** trigger ********* ******* ******* ******** ******:

  • "********** *********** *** ** ******* ***** would ***** ** *** **** ** the ****** ************ **** ** **** benefit."
  • "********** ********* *** **** ******* ************ which ********* ***'* ***** ** ** clients
  • "**** ********* **** **** ******, *** continuous *********. *** **** **** ****. Motion ***** **** ** *** ** our ********'* ************"
  • "** *** ****** ********* ****** *** customer ************ ******** ******* ** ****** continuously"
  • "** ************ **** *** ********. ****** detection ****** ** *** ******* ** intrusions"
  • "*** ** **** ** *** ******* we ******* **** ********* ** ***’* need ** ************ ******. ******* ********* a ******** ****** ** *****’* **** to *********** ******"
  • "** **** *** ********** ********* **** good ****** *********"
  • "********** ****** ***** ** ** * waste ** ******* ***** *** ****. Continuous ********* **** ***** ********* *** video ****-*********"
  • "**** ****** ** ** *** ****-**** recording. ****** ***** **** ****** *** most ********"
  • "****** ****** **** ***-**** ****** ** good ******"
  • "*** ****** - ****** ** *****"

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