Cellular/4G for IP Cameras

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Apr 17, 2012

4G wireless networks are on the rise, with cellular providers building out their networks and heavily marketing increases in speed and availability. As we discussed in a previous update, the City of Dallas has even released an RFP calling for 300 cameras to use 4G as backhaul, despite having an existing mesh network in place. In this overview, we aim to cover the equipment needed for 4G video backhaul, and general recommendations on when each should be used.

For the purposes of surveillance, there are three main product categories by which cellular can be used for backhaul:

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