Should Video Analytics be Bundled with VMS?

Author: John Honovich, Published on Sep 16, 2009

Despite lip service manufacturers give to open systems, the clear preferred path is selling end to end packages. Last year, we debated this approach and the risks of it. At the time, I cited a half dozen significant vendors. Since then, you can add ACTi, Sony, Mobotix and Genetec.

What confuses this issue is that packages can be somewhat open. Indeed, rarely are sysems truly entirely open or entirely closed. The most common occurence is favoritism of the manufacturer's sales team to their internal product offerings.

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