I use cloud AI and it’s just so ridiculously expensive. We’re going into 2020, these companies need to put real AI right in the Cameras...not the Mickey Mouse crap. There is absolutely no reason why companies should be charging $10/cam/mo for AI or $300-700 per channel for onsite analytics when there’s companies like monitoreal rolling out devices to do it onsite for a very reasonable price.
they can all pitch that the money is needed for “development”, But lets be real- crowdfunding will overtake these expensive companies by creating better, cheaper solutions.
This is the challenge of an early stage market. To be clear, analytics has obviously been around for nearly decades, but this generation of AI / deep learning / analytics is fairly new.
The problem with startups like Monitoreal and Camect is that you have to get a new platform that is unconnected with your existing VMS. Most users will prefer to get from their own existing offerings and as #1 alludes, most don't have AI in most cameras.
Buy a 360 Camera with Client-side Dewarp...You'll thank me later
Pixel density drops off over distance very rapidly with all the 360s (not just Vivotek). More than 10'-20' away from the imager and they are of limited use. I stopped selling 360s unless a customer specifically asks or if it is a small, confined space like a vestibule.
Aside from terrible pixel density, lack of low light use, and warped image at the edges, many end-users just dont like the spherical look and dont want to have to dewarp anything. Client side dewarping also limits the VMS you can use. Fisheyes have their place, maybe in square rooms smaller than 450 sq ft with plenty of light or used as a cheap 180 on a wall or 270 corner.
multi-sensor technology wasn't mentioned. Has this trend seen it's day?
It is mature these days. Its usage and sales are certainly increasing, much higher than overall industry growth, but I think this reflects that there will not be major shifts in mutli-imager offerings in 2020 where there is a reasonable expectation for a big expansion in quality analytics offerings next year.