The Risk of Skewed IP Camera Comparisons

Author: John Honovich, Published on Oct 11, 2009

One of the most misleading and common problems in evaluating IP cameras is drawing comparisons to less functional alternatives. This results in the evaluator saying that the IP camera is just as good or as inexpensive as the alternative.

Take 2 examples:

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