Mobotix has recently launched two new megapixel panoramic IP cameras, designed to integrate with their various home/building automation modules to create customized IP video door stations. The T24M-Sec-D11 is a 3 MP color IP camera while the T24M-Sec-N11 is a
1.3 MP b/w IP camera with additional low-light sensitivity. The new door station modules are representative of Mobotix's efforts to expand into manufacturing access control systems, cited in a recent update on Mobotix's 2010 Financial Status and Growth Examined.
The Mobotix bundle is priced at MSRP $1712. The comparable Aiphone KC series analog solution involves a total hardware
cost of $1480. The solution requires at least one door station KC-DAR
(MSRP $592), one master KC-1GRD (MSRP $786), and one PS242UL ($120) power supply unit. The analog system requires extensive wiring which increases installation cost and complexity. Additional monitoring stations require KC-1HRD (MSRP $760), and are subject to the same wiring complexities and distance limitations.