Murder on Video - The Value of PTZs

Author: John Honovich, Published on Mar 03, 2012

While many argue for the end of PTZs, a recent murder demonstrates the value of using PTZs versus multimegapixel fixed cameras for monitoring large high crime areas. Inside this note, we show why through a series of real world surveillance video clips and an analysis of the system's use.

The Raw Video

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