Integrators Review of Real-World IP Camera Performance

Author: John Honovich, Published on Jan 25, 2010

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"
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