Critiquing Mobotix's Video / Access Integration Claims

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Apr 18, 2012

Now more than ever, Mobotix is touting the benefits of integrating access control and video surveillance with their T24 IP door station. This is especially important as this line is a cornerstone of Mobotix's growth strategy and expansion. In an SD&I promotional article, Mobotix makes the case for this integration.

We think the case is significantly flawed. The following two points madeare the most objectionable:

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