Statistics: Is Megapixel Replacing PTZ Cameras?

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Jan 02, 2012

PTZ cameras have been a staple of the industry for years, often being installed as the only means to cover large fields of view. However, with megapixel cameras becoming an everyday occurance, their ability to cover larger fields of view in more detail should theoretically lead to less PTZ usage. In order to find out what integrators are really deploying, we asked 84 integrators how often they are deploying PTZs compared to 3 years ago:

The Responses

** *** ***********, *** ******* ***** ******** **** **** **** deploying *** **** ****** ** **** ** ******, ** **%. 28% ******** **** **** ********* ******** ***** ****, *** **% answered **** **** ********* ************* ***** ****. ******, **% ******** that **** **** *** ********* **** ****.

********* *** *** "****" *******, ** *** **** * ***** of **% ** *********** *** ********* ***** **** **** **** were ***** ***** ***, ***** * *********** ******. *** ****** one ****** ***** *** **** ********* *** *** ******** ** megapixel ****** *****.

  • "**** ***** **** ** ********* *******, * *** ****** **** cameras ********* * ***** **** ** **** ******** **** ** using ***'*."
  • "**** ** ****** ***** * *** ** ***** ******* */* in ****** **** *** *** ** *** ********* * *** more ********* ***** *******"
  • "********* *** ********** ** **** **********. ******* ** ****** **** located ***** *******."
  • "** ***'* *** ** **** ***'* ** ******, ***** ** be * ******** **** **** ***'* ****** **** ***** ***/** IP ********* *******."
  • "** ******* **** ********* ******* *** **** ***'*. ** **** to ******** *** ****** ** ** *******; *** *** * few ***'* ** ********** *** ** ******* ***** ******."
  • "** ****. ** *** *** ***** ** *******, *** ******* upsell ** *********. **** ********'* ***'* **** ******** ****** ******** the ******, ** * ** ****** ** **** **** *********."
  • "**** ******** ***********. **'** ******** **** ********* **** **** **** multi-megapixel ** ****."

***- *** ***-****** ********* *******, **** ** *******'* ************ **** also ******** **** ******** ********:

  • "*** ****** ** *****. ********* *******, ************ *** ********** *** replace ***'* *********, ****** *** *** *** ****."
  • "**** ** **** ********* ** ****** **** *** *** *** and *** *******."
  • "***** ********* *** *** ****** ******* **** ******* ******* *** need *** **** ** *****."
  • "* *** ********* ** **** *** *** ******* ** ** the ****** *** ****** *** *** ** *** ********."

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Multi-Megapixel ************

********* *** ******* ** **** ******** ** ***** *** *** often ********* *****-********* ******* (******* ******** *****) ****** ***** *** rarely ** ***** ****** *****-********* *******, *** ********* ***** ** light:

***** ********* *****-********* ******* ***** *** **** **** ***** ** likely ** ** ********* ***** **** *** (**.**% **. **.**%). Conversely, ***** ****** ** ***** ********* *****-********* ******* *** **** than ***** ** ****** ** ** ********** **** **** (**% vs. *.**%). 

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Budget **** ******** *********

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  • "****** **** *** *********** **** ** *** ****** *** **** to *** *** ******* ****."
  • "*** *********** *** **** ******** *** ******* ***** **** ***** intervention ** ********* ******. **** ***** ************ ** ********* ** forensic ** ******, *** ****** ****** ********* *** ******* ** utilize *** *************, ** ******* *** ** ****** ***** ******* into *******."
  • "********* ***** **********, *** **** ******* *** ***** ***** ***** station *****."
  • "**** ********* ***'* **** ******** ****** ******** *** ******, ** a ** ****** ** **** **** *********."

Future *****

***** **** *** ******* **** ***** '********' *******, *** ***** is ******* ******** **** **** ***** ****. ***** ** ***** numbers ** ********** * ****** ******* ** *** *** ***** PTZs *** **** **** *** ******* ***** **** ********** ** required / *********.

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