Integrators Review of Real-World IP Camera Performance

Published Jan 26, 2010 00:00 AM
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In the Cisco physical security LinkedIn group, integrators provide feedback on the performance on the Cisco 2500 and 4000 IP cameras.

Key comments include:

  • From an integrator who has deployed hundreds of Cisco IP cameras: "I would say the HD camera is a bit too bandwidth heavy to be used in a non-QoS environment like the internet. I am using the cameras across an MPLS and am prioritizing RTSP traffic."
  • From an integrator who has "deployed 250 HD cameras at 1920 by 1080 dual stream, Recording at high res but live stream is low resolutioin, 2CIF. I have no issues with the productivity however, VSOM is not a security interface. There are many other interfaces out there which plug into Cisco infrastructure and gives more if the interface requirements that operators and security control rooms are after."
  • From a CCDP/CCNP engineer: "I have deployed lots of them in school districts. Their lens sucks. The field of view for the wide angle sucks. The VSOM is plague by bugs. Other than that, I like cute Cisco logo on it"