Surveillance Camera Demo Directory (IP, MP, CCTV)By: John Honovich, Published on Mar 21, 2009
This directory collects and presents webcasts from leading IP and Megapixel surveillance cameras. The goal is to help professionals to more easily understand the various product offerings on the market.
Included are webcasts from Axis, Pelco, IQinVision, Vivotek, ACTi, Avigilon, Mobotix, Cisco, Pixim, StarDot, JVC and Dallmeier. [Note: Those new to the site or video surveillance should download the free video surveillance book and review the tutorials]
Axis is the largest seller of IP cameras globally. They focus on premium products and early commercialization of new technologies.
Pelco is the largest manufacturer of surveillance cameras. Pelco's new product launch is a line of IP/megapixel cameras - Sarix (see our Sarix review). In this webcast, the benefits of Sarix are explained.
IQinVision [link no longer available] is a leading megapixel camera manufacturer. They provide the largest range of megapixel cameras on the market.
Vivotek is one of the leading providers of budget IP camera manufacturers.
Avigilon is a specialist in megapixel / high-definition video surveillance. They manufacturer both megapixel cameras and VMS software (see our Avigilon review). The webcast overviews Avigilon's offerings and strengths.
Mobotix is the largest megapixel manufacturer in the world. While their cameras are supported by many 3rd party VMS providers, they focus on all Mobotix solution using their camers and their free VMS (see our Mobotix review). In this webcast, the advantages of Mobotix's decentralized architecture are examined.
Cisco is the global leader in networking equipment and is attempting to succeed in IP video surveillance solution (see our review on Cisco's struggles). In this webcast, Cisco describes one of its two camera models offered.
Pixim [link no longer available] is the leader in Wide Dynamic Range chipsets that enable cameras to provide quality images in extreme lighting conditions. They OEM their chips to numerous camera manufacturers.
StarDot is a megapixel camera specialist, relatively new to the security market, but with extensive experience in deploying megapixel for construction and web attractions. In this video, they explain how to setup their cameras for 24/7 license plate capture.
JVC PoE PTZ
JVC is a manufacturer of video surveillance equipment. They have recently released a PoE capable PTZ that uses a direct drive motor. This video provides a comparison in the speed and abilities of their direct drive PTZ to traditional PTZs.
Dallmeier [link no longer available] is a video surveillance manufacturer specialist. In the video series below, Dallmeier provides a dozen lessons on general CCTV technology and their product line. The series includes discussion and commentary from global CCTV guru Vlado Damjanovski.