Surveillance Recording Mode Statistics 2011

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Nov 28, 2011

The question of what recording mode to use is an ongoing debate in the surveillance industry. Some maintain that motion based recording is the only way to go, as continuous recording is a waste of hard disk space, and can add significantly to investigation time. Others are skeptical of using motion based recording, because of incidents where motion recording missed important events.

To see how integrators are actually deploying systems, we asked "For recording type, what do you use most often?" Here's the breakdown:

recording mode stats

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