Panoramic: Fisheye vs Multi-Imager Usage

Author: Ari Erenthal, Published on Jun 09, 2017

Panoramic cameras are a growing trend within video surveillance. The two main options are fisheye cameras using a single imager with an ultra-wide angle lens and multi-imager cameras using (typically) 4 imagers in a single housing / unit.

Both received strong support from 150 integrator respondents but one had a clear edge on the other:

Inside, we examine the three factors that cause integrators to choose fisheye, the two factors that cause integrators to choose multi-imager, and the least trusted camera manufacturer.

********* ******* *** * ******* *********** ***** ************. *** *** **** ******* *** ******* ******* using * ****** ****** **** ** *****-**** ***** **** *** multi-imager ******* ***** (*********) * ******* ** * ****** ******* / ****.

**** ******** ****** ******* **** *** ********** *********** *** *** had * ***** **** ** *** *****:

******, ** ******* *** ***** ******* **** ***** *********** ** choose *******, *** *** ******* **** ***** *********** ** ****** multi-imager, *** *** ***** ******* ****** ************.

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  • ******** ****** *** ********** ** ******** ****

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  • ******** ****** *** ********** ** ******** ****
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* ******** ** *********** **** **** **** ******* ** **** number ** ******* *** *****-****** *******.

*******, ******** *********** ********* ******** **** ******* *******.

Note - ******* ** *********

***** *********** ********* *** **** ** **** ****** **** **** 2 **********, *********** ******* ** ******* *** ********* ****** ** to *** ********, *********** ***** *** *********** ****** **********, **** the ********, ******* *** ********* ******* **** *******. *** **** on ********* **********, *** ************ ****** *****.

Fisheye - *****

*** ****** *** ****** *********** **** ** **** ********* ****** fisheye ** *****.

  • "******* ** **** **** ** ** ******* ****** *** **** expensive **** *****."
  • "******* ******* ** *** ***** ******."
  • "******* **** **** *** *******. ***** **** *** *********."
  • "***** ** * ***** ********* *** **** **** ********* ********* using ******* ******* ** ******* ** *****-******."
  • "********* ****** **** *******. ********* **** ** *** ** * combination ** ****, ********* ********* ************."
  • "* ***** *** ***** *** **** ******* ******* ***** ********. One ****** ** ** ****** ****."
  • "*******. ******* *** ******* ** ******, *** ***** ****"
  • "*******. ***** ************ ** *** ******** ****** *** *** *********."

******* - ***** *******

**** *********** ********* ******* *******' ******* ** ***** **** ****** environments.

  • "******* *** ** *** ************* ** ********* *** ******* ********* landings ***"
  • "**** *** **** ******* **** *** * **** *** ******* camera *** ****** *****."
  • "*******. ** ****** **** ** ******* ****** ***** **** ** elevator *******, ********* *****."
  • "******* ********* ******* *** ******* *** ***** ******* *****"
  • "*** ******** ******* **** ** ********* ****** ********* **** ****."

******* - ******** ****** ****** **** ******* ******

******* *********** ********* **** **** ******** ******** ****** ** ******* images.

  • "*** ***** **** *** **** ** ** ******** ******** ** have **** *****."
  • "*** *** *** *** ****** *********."
  • "**** ***, ******* ** ***** ***."
  • "*****-****** ******* ***'* **** ** **** ******* *** *** *** the ****** *********."

*****-****** - ******** ****** ****** **** ******** ******

*** ****** *** ****** *********** **** ** **** ********* ****** multi-imager ******* *** ***** ******* ** ******** ******.

  • "*****-*****. ****** ***** ** **** ******** **** ****-***. ***** ****** during *********."
  • "******* ** ***-********. ********* ****** ************* *** ********** **** ****** dewarping ** ********* ****. ** **** ****** ** **** *** customer * ***** ******** - * *****-****** ****** **** ********* itself ** * * *** *** ******** ** ******* *********** with. ** ******* ******** ********."
  • "**** ********* ** *** **** *** ****** ******* ****. * lot ** ****** ******* ***** ** **** ******* ** *** de-warping, **** ***** ***** ** **** ****** *** ****** *** edges."
  • "**'** *** ****** **** ********* ** **** ** ***** *********** at *****."
  • "**** **** * ********, ******* **** *** ******* * ******* image."
  • "*****-****** *** *** ******* *** *** *** *****'* ** *********."
  • "******* *** ************ **** *** ***** **** ********** ** ****** at *** **** ** *** ******, **** **** *** **** dewarping."

*****-****** - ******** ***** *******

**** *********** ********* *** ******* ***** ******* ** *****-****** *******.

  • "*****-****** ******* ***** ******* ** ******."
  • "***** ******. ******* *** ******* *** ***** *** ******* ** be ****** ******, ****** *** ***** ************."
  • "**** ********* **** **** ******* (*** *** ***** ** **** options) ******** ***** **** *** ** **** ******* ***** **** actually *** ********* *** *** **** ***. **** *** ******** wants ** **-******** *****-****** **** ****** **** **** ****."
  • "*****-****** *** *** ****. ******* ******* *** *** * ***** solution *** ** *** **** **** *** *** ******* *** pixels **** * **** ****** ****, ******** **** ***** ******* and ********* * ******** *******."
  • "*** *****-****** ******* ******* *** ******* **** * ******* ***** of ****** ****** *** *****."
  • "**** *** *****-****** *** *** **** ****** ******."

**** *****

******* *********** **** ** **** ******* ******* ******* ******* ** fisheye *** *****-****** *******, ****** ***** ******* ******* ******* *** to ***** ***** ***** *** *****-****** ******* ******** *** ** cover ***** *****.

  • "****, ****** ****** *******, ******* ************* * ****** *****-****** *******."
  • "******* ***********, ****** *******"
  • "*** *******, ***** ** *********, ** ********* *****-****** **********. *** interior ******* **** ** ********* ****** ********* **** ****."
  • "** *** ****** ****** ***** ******* ******* *** *****-******."
  • "** *** ******* **** ******* **** ******** *** *****-****** *** outdoor ** ***** ******** *****."
  • "******* ********* ******* *** ******* *** ***** ******* *****. *** multi-imager ********* ******* *** ****** ** ****** ******* *****. *** general ******** *** ******* ***** *** ******* ******* ******* ********** coverage, *** ** ******* ****** *** ****** **** ******** ** needed *** ******* ******* ********** ** *** ******. ** ***** cases * *****-****** ** ******** ****** ******** ** *********."
  • "**/** ******* **** *** ******* ******* ***° ***** (****** ******) and ***** ****** *** **** ** **** ******* ***° ***** (inside *** *******) ** *** **** ***° ******** *******, *** pixels *** **** ** ***** ****** *** ***** * ***. Using * ******* *** * ***° ********* ****, ***** ****** on ***** **** *** *** ****** *.*. *** *** ** ceiling."

*******

******* *********** **** **** *** ******* *** *****-****** ***** ****** out ******* ** **** ** ******* ** ************ ******* ******.

  • "****** ******* *** ********** **** **** *** ***********."
  • "*** *** *****-****** **** **** *******, *** ******* ** *** failures **** ** ***********, ** *** **** **** *** ** install ****."
  • "** **** **** ****** *** **** ******* ** *** *** Arecont. ******** ********** **** **** *******."
  • "** **** ** *** * *** ** ******* *******, *** the *********** ******* ******** ** *****."
  • "*'* *** ******* ** *****-******, *** *** **** **** * have ********** **** *** *******, *** * ******'* **** **** on *******."

Comments (41)

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*** ***** ****'* *** ***** ** * **** ********** (**** up ** ****) ***** ********** **** ** ****** **** *** area/size *** ******* *********** **** ************* ****** ** * ****** fixed **********. **** ** ******* **** *** ******* ****** ****. I **** **** **** **** **** ***** *** ********** ** a *** ********** ******* ** * ******* ******* ** *** workstation ********** ***** ***. *** *******'* **** ** *** *********** concern...

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* **** * ****** **** ***** *** ***** ** *************. I **** *** ******* **** ****** **** ****** **********, *** are *** *********** ****? **** ***** **** ** ** *********.

** #* **** *** *** ***** ****** ***** ***** ****?

******* ******** ******

** **** ** ** * ************ ******* ** ******* (*** dewarped **** **********) *** ** ******* ** *** *** ** a ****** *** **********, ********* **** ******* ** *** *** to ******** ****** **** ** ****** **** ***** ****** ********/******** tab, ***** *** **** *******. * **** *** **** ** was ***** ** *.* *** ** **** ** **** ** this ********** ** ***** *** ********* ********** *** **** *****.

********* ***** *** **** **** *** ******* ***** * **** went ***** ** * *.* ****** *** ***'* *** *** option *******, ** * ***** *** ** ******* ** **** use *** **** ***** ********** ***** * *****'* ******* **** either.

**'** *** ******* *******. ** ********* ***** **** * ***** in * **** ** ******* ******* ************* *** **** ******* windows, *** **** ***** ********* ** ******* **** *** **** wide ***** ***** ******.

** ******* ***** ** ************ #*'* ********, *** *** *** not *******. * *** ********** ****** ** *** *** ** the ******* ******.

*** **** *** *********** **** ******* ** *** ***?

* **** ***** **** **** ** **** ********* ******* ******* for *** ***** **** **** ****** **** **** ** **** them. **** * ***** *** **** ** **** **** *** the **-******* ***** *** *** ****, ******** *** ******** ***** the ****** ** ****. * **** *** ** **** * complaint **** *** ********* ***** ** ******* **** *** ** fact, ***** ** *** * ****** ********* **** ********* **** us *** ***** ****. *******, *********, ******, *** ******/******* **** been **** ********** ** ******* *******.

* *** *** ****. ** **** ********* **** ** * hospital *** *** ****** ***** ********** *** ********* ********* *** they **** ** **** **. *** ** ************* *** ***********, they **** *** **** *********.

** ********* ** ** *** **** *** ****** *** ** use **** *** *** ****; ****'* **** * **********.

*** ********* *** ******* *** ***** **** ******** **** ** blind ***** ***** ******** ** **** **** *** * *** of ***** ****** *** ****** ***** ***** *** **** **** 2 ** **** ***-******* ******* ** ***** *** *****. ** typically ******* *** ***-******* ****** **** *** ** **** ***** the ***** *** ** **** *** *** ******* ** ***** of ******** **** ****** *** **** *** **** **** *** use *** ******* ******* ** ****** ****** ***** **** **** go.

* **** **** ***** **** ********* **** ******** **** **** get * **** *** ** ******** *** **** ** **** through ******* ** **** *** *****. **** ******* *******, *** can *** *** ***** **** ******* ****** ** **** ******* many ******* ** *** ** **** ** **** ** ***** on. ******** **** ** ****** *** **** ** *** **** on *** *********.

** *#* ***** *** *** ******* ****** *** *** *****?

*******

**** ** ******** ** ***** ********* ** ******* ** * point *******, **** *** *** * ******* *** ********* ** a ******* ****** ******** ***/** **** *** ******* ****** ******* the *********, **** ** * ********** ********* ********** **** ***** one ** *** ***** **** ** ****** **** ******(*) ******* either ***** ******/****** (** **** ** ******** **** *** ******).

*** **** *** **** *** ****** ****** *** **-******* **** only ********* **** *** *** ******* **. **** ******* *** of *** ***** ********** **** ******* ******* **** ***.

**** ******* ******* *** *** ************ *** **** *** *** best ** ****. *** ****** *** **** ********** ******* *****. This ****** *** ** ******** ** **** ** ** *** video ********.

*** **** ****, *** * ***** ********** ****** **** **** camera-based *********. **** ****** *** ** **** * ********, ***., and ** *** **** ** ** ***, ***., *** ****** performs **.

**** ** **** ****** ** ***** *** ** **** ********* since **** ******* **** ******* **** *** ****** *******?

** *******, ***, *** **** ********** ****** ** ******* **** smaller **** * ****-********** ****** ***** *** ** **** ******* stream **** ******** ** *** ******'* *********** **** *** **** a ********* ******** ******* ****** *** *** ******'* ***********.

*** *** ***** **-**** *** ******** *** ******** *****? **** VMS ******** **** ***?

********** *** ******* *** *** * **** ** **** *** de-warp ******** *** **** ******** *****. (***** ***** *******, ** course.) *'* ***** *** ***** *** ***** ****** ** **** to.

****, *** ******* *** *** ***** ********* ** *** ****** side (***** ******) **** *** **** * "*******" ***** ****** for **** *** *** **** * ****** *** ** ******* Media ******.

*** **** ** **** **** *** ******-***** ********* ** *** coming *** ****. ** ******** * *** ** ********** ***** on ****** *** ** ****** *** ****** **** **** ** operate ** "***** *********** ****" (*** *******, ***** **** ******* of ***** ******* *********).

**'* *** ***** ******* *** *********. **** ** *** ********* of *** ******?

*** ********* *** *********, *** ****-*** ****** **** *******. *** are **** ** ******* ***** ** ********** ** ****** ****, across * ***** ***** ** ****.

*** **** ******** ************ **** *********** ** ************** ** ***********, or ***** **** ****** ** ****** *********** ** *** *** from **** ************ ******** (*.*. ********, *******, ***** ******* ***, etc.), *** *****-****** ********** *** *** *** ****. ********** ** when *** *** ************ ****** ***** ****** ** *** *****.

*'** ******** * ****** ** ******** ***** * **** *** of **** *****.

- *********** **********!

**** **/*** **** ********* ***/***** ** * *** ***?

******* ** *** ****** *** *** ***********, *** *** **** common ************** ******* *******, **, ********, *****, ** *******.

*** ****** ***** *****, *multi ****** ******** ** ****** ** ** *******. But, it's hard to make the comparison because of all the variables.

*****, **** *** ********* **** ****** *** * ******* *** a ******* ***** *** **** *** * ******* **** *** each ****** **** ***** ******. **** ** ******** *** **** competition.

******, ****** *** ****** ************ ******** ********* ***'** ** ***** looking ** * ****** ******* ******. **** ************* **** ************ also ***** ********* *****. ** *** **** * ** ********* fisheye *** *** ******* **** **** ********* ***** *** ****** saved *****. *** **** ***** ** ******* *** **** *** 12 ********* ****** *** ***** **** * ** * ********* cameras. **** **** ******* *********.

****, ** ** *** ***** * *** ****** *** ***** comparison ******* ** *** **** ** *********** **** ******** ************* the ***** ****** ****** *** ****** *********** *** **** *******. Of ****** *** *** ***** ** *** **** *** * multi ****** **** *** *** *** * ****** ****** ******.

******, ****** *** ****** ************ ******** ********* ***'** ** ***** looking ** * ****** ******* ******.

*****, *** *** ******* **** *** ****** ************ *** ** do **** ********* (***** ** * **** ** *** ****** side ******** ************)?

*** ***** ****** ****** *** ****** ***********

*** *** **** ******* **** *** ******* **** ***** *** "performance" ****? *********, * *** *** ** ** ******* ******** way.

** ******,

********* *** ******** ******* ******* ** ** *** ****** ********** and *** ** *** *** ****** **** ***********.

** ****** *********** * *** ********* ** **** ******* **** mentioned ** *****. **** ******* ******* **** ******* *********** **** they *** ********. ***** * ******* **** ** ****** ***** is ***** * ****** ****** **** ********* *** ****** ******.

** *****,

** ** ** *********.

** *** ** * ***** ********* ** ****** ****** **** that ****** **** ****** * "******" (****) ***** *** ***** is ** ********* ** *** ****** ****. *******, *** ******** of ******* ** *** **** ******* *** ******-**** ********* ** it ******** * *** ** ********** ***** ** * ****** itself.

** *** ** *** ** ********* ** ****** ****** *** camera ******* * ******* ***** **** *** **** ** ** dewarping ** *** ******-**** *** ** **** *** ****** **** it ** - *** ******, ****** *** ****, ***. ** has ** ****** ** *** ******-**** *** *** ** ******.

*** *********** ****** ******* ** ********* **** ** ********* ** the **** ***** *********. ** **** ******** ** ******** ******* the *********** ***** ******* ** *** ******-**** ************ ******* *** dewarping ** ******* **** ** *** ******-****.

********* ********® ** *******

** ********** - * **** *** *** *********** **** ***** Dallmeier ** *** **

*********** **** **** **** **** ***?

********* *****: **** ******* ****** ****** **** ******* ******* ******** and *********** ******, ***** *** ****** ******* "[***]" ** ** know *** ********* ***** ** ********* ******* *** *** ********* errors ** *******?

-*** ***** * ******* ****

*** ********* ****** ** *******?

*** ** ***** ****** ******? ** ********* **** *** ***** from *** ****** *********. *** ****** *** **** *** ****** responding, ** ***** ** **********, ******** ** *******.

** **, *********, *** ******* ******** ******** *** ** ********* strive ** ********* ******* **** ****** ****.

** ********** /*** **** - * ********** ****** *** *****-*******. They *** ****** *** ********* ** ***, ******** ******* - easier ** **** ******** ****. ******** **** ***** *** ***, but ** **** *** ** *** **** ** ***** **** though **** *** **** *** ******* ****** - ***** ****, lower *******, ***. ******** ** **** ** ** * *** by *********** - ** *** **** ******** **** *** *** reasons *********. ****** *** *** *******.

** ********* *********** ** ****** ******* **** ******** **** *** best *** *** ***********. *** ****** ** *********** *** *****-****** cameras ******** ** ****'* ******** *** ***** ** **** **** we ****, *** *** **** ****** ** ****** *** **** the ***** ***** ** *** ******** *********** *** *** ******.

**** * *********** ****** ** **** *** *** ***********, ****** take *** **** ** ******* *** ******* ** *** ***** and *** ****** ** ****** ********** **** *** *** *****.

**** *** ********** *********** ***** *****-****** *******, ****** ******** **** frame-rate *******.

**, * ***'* ****** *** ******** ***** ***** ********** ******** and ***** ********* *******. ** *** **** *** ***** ** Spectrum *****, *** ***** **** **** ***** *** **** *********' lives ****** *** **** ******* ***** ******** ****** ******* ** multi-sensor ******* ***** ** ***-********.

*********** ** ******** **** *** **** ****** **** ** ******* ******* *** ***********, *** ** *** **** *** *** *** ****, * years, *** ********** ***** ** ***** ** **** ******'* ***** easier ** ******* ***** ******.

*****, * ******'* ****** **** *******.

****** *** ************* ** ********! **** ** *********!

** ** *** *********, *** ** ** **** **** **** when ******* ** ******* ** ** ******** **** **** *** not ********* ** *** **** ** *** *** *** ******** way ** ******* *****.

**** ******* ** **** *****. ** ******* ******** *** ********** backing, ** ***** ***** *** ***** **** ** ******** *********. As ** **, ** **** ****** ******* ************, ********* ** some ******* *** ****** *** ******* ******** ***** ********. ********** comes *** *********** ** * ****.

******* **** **** ** **, ** ******** ** ****** *****. Our ******* ******* ** **** *** *********** **** ********, **** are **** *** ******** ** ***** ** ******* ******** ** an ****** *******. ***, ***** *****, *** ******* ** ****** can ***** ********* ** * ******* ** *** ******* ** IP.

**** *** ***** ** ****, *** **** **** ** ******* IP, ** **** ********-******* ********:

  • ** ******** ***** **** ******** ** *** ******** *** ******* what ** ******* ********** *********** *** *********. ****** ***, ** other *** ******* ***** *** *** ** ******** ***** ******* video. *** *** ******* ********* ** ****** *******.
  • **** ******** ******** *** ******* ** ********* *****-****** ******. *** general ************, ** ** ******* **** (********* ***** ********** *** frame-rate).
  • ******* ******** ********** *** ***** *****-****** ****** **** **.
  • ******* ******** ****** *** ******* *********** ******* **** ********** **** to **** *******. ** ******** ******* **** * ***** *****.
  • ********* *-**** ******* *** ******* **** *** **** **** ** Spectrum ********* ********.
  • ******* ******** ********* *** ********** ** ****** **** ********* ** over **** **** *** ** **** **** *******, ********* *** world's ***** *****-****** **-****** *******.

** ******** **** *** ***** ***** ****** (**** **** ******* exist?), *** ** ******* * *** ** **** ** **** user-friendly ****. ****** ** ******* ** *** **** ********** *** free.

*** ** *** ***, *** *** *** *** **** **** personal ********** **** ** ******** *** *** ********. ** ********** that ***** *********** *** ******* ********* ** ** ******** *****, other ******* ** **** *** ***** ****** *********. *** **** is ** ** ******** ** **** *** **** ** *** conversations.

***** *** ****** *** ****** ******* ******** ****** *** ***** is ******* ******* ***** ** ********. **** *********\***** ***** *** nothing ** ** **** *** ********** ***** *** ** ** basically *********.

** ******** ** ** *** **** **. * ****** *** long ** ******** **** *** ****** ** *** ******** ** soon ** * *** ** ** ** *** ** * will **** * *** ** **.

******* ********** *** *** ** * **** *****, *** ***** you **** ******* ** **...

** ** **** **** **** **** ******* ** ******* ** DW ******** **** **** *** *** ********* ** *** **** of *** *** *** ******** *** ** ******* *****.

** **. *** * ******* *** ***** **** **** *&* on *********, **** **** ** *** *******, *** ****** ******* when **** *** *****. ****'* ***** ** **********.

** ******* ******** *** ********** *******, ** ***** ***** *** world **** ** ******** *********

*****, ******* *** ********* ***'* **** *** ***** ** ********** backing * ***** ***'** ******** ***, *** **** **** *** top * ****** *** ****** ** *** *** ******* * linked. *'* *** ******, ********, ** ** ***** ** *******, but *** ****** ****** ******** **** *** ***** ** ******* and ********** ** ******* *** ** ******** ***.

******* **** **** ** **, ** ******** ** ****** *****

*** ** **, *** * *** *** ****** * "****", as *** ***** **. ** ******** *** ****** *** ** your ****** *********** **** ****** ****** ******* ******** ***** **** hangups ***-********. *'** *** **** ** **** ** *** ******.

*** ******* ******* ** **** *** *********** **** ********, **** are **** *** ******** ** ***** ** ******* ******** ** an ****** *******.

***** ***** ***********. *** **. *** **** ***** ** ********** there. ***** * ****? **, *'** **** *** *** ******* of *** *****. ***'* *** *** ******* ** *** ********* and ************ **** *** ******** ********* *********. *** *** *** intend ******** ******** ***** **, *** * ***'* **** ** negatively.

***, ***** *****, *** ******* ** ****** *** ***** ********* be * ******* ** *** ******* ** **.

*** **? ******* *** *** **** ********* **** *** ****** side ** *** ******** **** *** ** ****? ******* *** analog **** ***** ****** **** *** ** ****? *'* *** trying ** ***** *** ** ***** *******, * **** **** to ** ***** ** **** *** ***** ** ** *** "why" ** *** ******* ** ****** *** **** *********** ** your ** ********?

** ******** **** *** ***** ***** ****** (**** **** ******* exist?)

***, ** *****'*, ***'** *****. *** ***'* **** **** ** your *********...

** *** **** *** ***** ** ******** *****, *** ***** make **** ***** *** **** *********' ***** ****** *** **** hangups ***** ******** ****** ******* ** *****-****** ******* ***** *****-********.

"***-********" * ***** ***** *** *** **** ****. *** ***** you ***** **** **** ****-*** ** ******* *** *****.

*** ** *** ***, *** *** *** *** **** **** personal ********** **** ** ******** *** *** ********.

****, *** ****** ** *****, ** *****, **** ** **** deal **** ******. ***** **** ****'* **** *********, *** ** not, **** * ********* *** *** ******** **************.

** ***** ** ******** ** ** **** *********, *** **** competitive *** **'* *****. *** ** **** ****** ******* *** panos ****** ******. *** ***** ** **** ** * *** and **** ** ***** ** **** * **** ******* *********. It ***** ***** ****. **, **'* *** *******, *** ** you **** ** ******* **.

*** **** * ****** **** *******, * **** * *****. You ******* **** ******* **** ********, * ******* **** ***** with *********** ** ****. **** **** ** *** **** * comment ** **** ****** ** *****, * ***'* **** ** sidetrack **** **** * **** ************ ***** ********, *** ***'** free ** ********.

**** ****, *** ** ******, **'** ******** ******* ** *** on ********.

***** *** ** ***** ** *** *** **** *** ****** who ******* **** ** ********* ********. ***** ***, ******* ****** and ****** ********.

  1. ** *** *** ****** ** ** **** ******** ***** ********* very *********. ***** ** ** ******* ******** ***** **** ***** product ** ** ***********, ** ****** *** ** * ******** (it ****** ** ********) **** ** ******** ** ** ******** development ** ** *******, ******, ********* ********. *** ** *********** and *** ******* ********** ****** ** *** ******* ******* ***** everyone ** ** ********* ********* *** *********. * ** ***** that *** **** *** ******. * ****** ********* *** ** try *.* **** ** ** ********. ** ** * ***** development ** **** *******.
  2. **** *** * ***** ****. * ********* ** *** *********** here *** ******. *******, **** *** **** ******** * *********** camera ** ** ********? **** *** ******** ******** *** ********* of **** ********** *****-****** ******* ** ** ********? "*** ********** at * ****." * ***** ********* ** ******* *** ***** of **** ****** -- *** ** *** *** ******** *** multi-sensor *******, ** **** ************, *** ***'* ***?
  3. ** ** *********** **** *** ***'* ***** **** ** ********, but *** ******* ** ****** ***** ************ **** ***** ****** challenges *** ** ** ***** ******** ** ** ***** ************.
  4. * ** * ********* ***. "***-********" ** *** **** ** hyperbole *** ****** **** **. * ****** **** ****, "****** non-existent."
  5. * ***** ***** *** *** ********** ** ** ******** *** especially *** ***** ** *************. ** **** ** *** *** win *** **** *** **** **** ****** ** ****** ** comparison ** *** *** **** *** *********.

* *** **** * ****. * ** *** *** ** this ******. ******* ************'* ************** **** *** ******* ** ******** himself *** **** ****** **** *** ************!

* **** ****. *********. * **.

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Hikvision PanoVu Mini Tested (Multi-imager + PTZ For ~$500) on Aug 07, 2018
Hikvision has released their first PanoVu Mini multi imager, the PanoVu DS-2PT3326IZ-DE3, with four 1080p imagers, including a PTZ and integrated...
RealNetworks Free School Facial Recognition on Aug 03, 2018
The company that created RealPlayer is moving beyond media delivery and into the security space with a new facial recognition platform they have...
Panasonic 9MP Panoramic Fisheye Tested (WV-X4571L) on Aug 02, 2018
Panasonic has released their latest fisheye camera, the WV-X4571L, with 12MP sensor and 9MP resolution, claiming "extreme image quality" under...

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Alexa Guard Expands Amazon's Security Offerings, Boosts ADT's Stock on Sep 21, 2018
Amazon is expanding their security offerings yet again, this time with Alexa Guard that delivers security audio analytics and a virtual "Fake...
UTC, Owner of Lenel, Acquires S2 on Sep 20, 2018
UTC now owns two of the biggest access control providers, one of integrator's most hated access control platforms, Lenel, and one of their...
BluePoint Aims To Bring Life-Safety Mind-Set To Police Pull Stations on Sep 20, 2018
Fire alarm pull stations are commonplace but police ones are not. A self-funded startup, BluePoint Alert Solutions is aiming to make police pull...
SIA Plays Dumb On OEMs And Hikua Ban on Sep 20, 2018
OEMs widely pretend to be 'manufacturers', deceiving their customers and putting them at risk for cybersecurity attacks and, soon, violation of US...
Axis Vs. Hikvision IR PTZ Shootout on Sep 20, 2018
Hikvision has their high-end dual-sensor DarkfighterX. Axis has their high-end concealed IR Q6125-LE. Which is better? We bought both and tested...
Avigilon Announces AI-Powered H5 Camera Development on Sep 19, 2018
Avigilon will be showcasing "next-generation AI" at next week's ASIS GSX. In an atypical move, the company is not actually releasing these...
Favorite Request-to-Exit (RTE) Manufacturers 2018 on Sep 19, 2018
Request To Exit devices like motion sensors and lock releasing push-buttons are a part of almost every access install, but who makes the equipment...
25% China Tariffs Finalized For 2019, 10% Start Now, Includes Select Video Surveillance on Sep 18, 2018
A surprise move: In July, when the most recent tariff round was first announced, the tariffs were only scheduled for 10%. However, now, the US...
Central Stations Face Off Against NFPA On Fire Monitoring on Sep 18, 2018
Central stations are facing off against the NFPA over what they call anti-competitive language in NFPA 72, the standard that covers fire alarms....
Hikvision USA Starts Layoffs on Sep 18, 2018
Hikvision USA has started layoffs, just weeks after the US government ban was passed into law. Inside this note, we examine: The important...

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