IP Cameras Inside Light Bulbs: A New Market?

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jan 07, 2015

Poor lighting is a common problem for video surveillance.

To solve this, a big trend in the past few years is to add IR lighting inside the camera but how about the other way?

What if 'smart' light bulbs added cameras inside? This is an emerging niche we examine inside this post, looking at the logistical and operational tradeoffs of such an approach.

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