Top Requested IP Camera Features

Author: John Honovich, Published on Dec 13, 2013

Based on our reader statistics, surveys and requests, IPVM sees the top requested new / upcoming IP features for IP cameras. We have filtered them based on our test results and technological feasibility / benefits.

Hot

Here are 'hot' features that are requested and we see value in:

  • Advanced Motion Detection
  • License Plate Capture
  • Long Range IR
  • Multi-imager Cameras

Not

Here are the 'not' so hot features that are talked about but have real barriers or issues:

  • Fast Frame Rates
  • Facial Detection
  • Single Imager Super Megapixel

Others

Inside, we will also analyze other features - like panoramics, WDR, motorized zoom - that are in between, for a number of reasons. Plus, we look ahead to H.265 and 4K.

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Comments (3)

I wonder if the ONVIF group and camera manufacturers are discussing what should be the simple process of passing text data back and forth.

For example, some cameras systems such as Axis with ipConfigure's LPR app can read license plates, but there is not a standardized way for the camera to send the text data read from the plate to the VMS' event log.

Or what if I have a motion detection enabled camera to look at a scene with a door and a window. I should be able to draw two detection boxes in the camera and label them accordingly, one as "Door" and one as "Window", and depending on which detection box goes off, have the text title passed to the VMS' event log, so when I review the event log I can see if it was the "Door" or the "Window" that had motion.

For the most part I only see that possible with specially written integrations, but there should be a standardized way of doing it.

Luis, here is ONVIF's response:

"ONVIF has a really well defined Metadata specification that allows for any information to be streamed to a client. You can find the details at:

Ahh, thnak you.

So the methodology is there, but not all manufacturers have taken advantage of it yet.......

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