Security Cameras 2016 Review

Author: John Honovich, Published on Dec 23, 2015

In 10 minutes, this note explains the current state of security / surveillance cameras in 2016, reflecting new technology changes and market shifts. This will help you to avoid mistakes based on out of date information.

We cover:

  • Resolution - SD, SD+, 720p, 1080p, 4MP, 4K, Higher
  • IP vs HD analog
  • Image quality - WDR, Low Light, Integrated IR
  • Video analytics
  • Cost Falling

At the end of this article, you should have a solid appreciation of those options / issues.

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Comments (8)

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**** ****, ***** *** **** *** ******* **** *** ***** used **** *** ***** *** ******. *** *******, ******** ***** *** ***** ******* * *** ******.

* *** *** ******* *** ******* / ******* ***** **** are * ***** *** ***** **** *** **** *** ********* this **** **** **** *** * ****** ** **** *** core **** ***** *****.

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