Retail Surveillance Bandwidth Solution?

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on May 20, 2014

Watching video surveillance from retail stores remotely is both essential and problematic.

Bandwidth is frequently limited and prioritized for transactions, not surveillance. But investigations and remote live viewing can be crippled by this.

One company, USS is claiming its solution is 'the next big thing in physical security' that solves this problem. However, do they truly have a good solution, or is it just marketing bravado?

We take a closer look at the features, pricing, advantages and weaknesses inside.

******** ***** ************ **** ****** ****** ******** ** **** ********* and ***********.

********* ** ********** ******* *** *********** *** ************, *** ************. But investigations *** ****** **** ******* *** ** ******** ** ****.

*** *******, *** ** ******** *** ******** ** '*** **** *** ***** ** ******** ********' **** ****** **** *******. *******, ** **** ***** **** a **** ********, ** ** ** **** ********* *******?

** **** * ****** **** ** *** ********, *******, ********** and ********** ******.

[***************]

Classic Bandwidth *******

***'* '******* ******** ********' ******** **  ** ******** ******* ************ *** ********* ********** *********, ************ ***** ** *** ****** or ********** *********. ******* ***** ********** *** ***** ** **** *************** ***********, *** ********* ** ******** ******** **** ***** ************, *** **********, and ****** ******* ** ***** *******.

*** ********* ***** *** ** * ********* ***** ** ***** surveillance, ***** *********** ****** ********** *** ********* ** **** ********** ****** or **** ***** *****. *** **** ** ********* ********* ** often ** ****, ** ** * ****** ** ********* '****** ***' *******  of ** ****** ******* ********* ** ***** *** ********* ** chosen ** ******, ******* *** ************ ** ** ******* ** other *******.

****** ****** ***** ***** ***** ******* ********* ** ****** ** justify ****** **** *****, ********** *** ********* ******** ** ***** locations, ** **** ******, ** ***** *********:

  • ***** ******** ***********: **** ***** ********* ***** **** ********* ****. ******** **** ********* adds ******** ****, *** **** ********* *** **** **** *********** will **** ********* ******* *** ****** ** ** ****** *** ****** accounts..
  • ************** *******: ****** ********* *** **** ********* ** ******* ***** *** lengthy ******* ********* *** **** **** ****** ***** ******* ** *****. 

Dynamic ******** ********

*** ** ******** **** ******* ** * ***** ***** ******* ************ for ******** ******** ******* **** ***** ************, ******, ** **** remote ***** ******** *******. *** ******* *** ** ********* *** use ** ***-******** ******** ********* ******** ** ********** ****** ** ***'* **** ****** *** *** ******** *******.  

*******

***'* **** ******** ** * ***/***** **** **** ***** ~$**, but ****** ***** ** ********* ****. *** *******, * ****/***** for * ****** ***** ******** *** ** ~$***/*****. ******** **** prime ********, **** ** *******% - **% ********** ********** ******** **** ******.

*** **** ******** * ******* ******* ********, **** ******* ***** on ******** ******. ****** **** ******** ********* * ******* * year ********, *** ******* **** '******* ******** ********' ** ** ******. 

Biggest **********

***** ***** ** **** ******** *** ******** ******* ***** ** an **** *** *** ******* ******** ***********, ** ** *** difficult ** *** *** ********* ******* ** ***'* ********. ******* with *** ****** **** **** ****** **** ***, ** ***** the ******* "*** *** **** **** *** *** *** * '***********' **** carrier?"  **** ***** *** *******:

******* *******: *** ******* **** ****** **** *** ***** *** *** a ******* ******* **** ********* *********** ** *** *******, *** ** *** **** ** *** 'general' ******* ******** ****** **** *******. **** ****:

"**** ***** *** ******** **** ****** , ******, *** **** reliable. *** ****** ******* **** *** ******** *** ****** ********, in ******** ** *** ******** ****** *********; **** ****** ** not on *** **** ******* ** ******** ****. [*** * ****** **** network] ** **** ****** *** *** ******* ******** ** **********. [But **** ******* ******** ********], ** ****** ******* ** *** private ******** ****** **, ** **** ********** ******* *******.  *** customers then **** ***** *** ******* *** ***** ******** *******."

******** *** ******* *******: *** ******* ****** *** ** *** ******* ******** ** not *********, *** **************. **** ****** *** **** ******* *** local ********, *** ******* *** '*** ****** ** *****' *** customers **** ********** ******:

** *** **** ** ******* *** ***** ******* *** *** right ******** ****** **** *** ***** ******** *** ******* ************. To ** **** ** *** *** **** ******* ** *** retailers **** **** ***** **** ** **** * ************ **** each ******* *** ****** *** ******* *** ******** ************* ** each ******** ******* ** *** ********* ******** ********** ****** *******.

**** ***'* ********, * ******** **** *** ******* **** *** all connections ** *** *******, ********** ** ***** ***** ******* ** used.

Killed ** ****?

**************, *** ******* ******** ** *** **** ****. ***** *** '*** throat ** *****' *********** ** **** ******* ***** ** ***** for ****, ****-********* ********* *** ****** ** ******* ** ***** $70 - $***/***** *** * ******** ******** *******.

********** ***** **** **** ****** ***** ** ********* ****, *********** ** *** ******** ********** ** ******** ********* ** ** a **** ************ ******* ****** ** ***** *** **********, * huge **** *** ** *** **.

****, * *** ********** ******* ******** ******** ***** ** **** sufficient ** ******* ** **** ********* ** *** ******* ** the ********** ********. ***** *** ******** **** ** ** ******* has ***** ** ***** **** ***** ***** ***** (***** ****** retail ******** ***** **** *********), ***** ** ***** *** **** this ******* ****** **** *** ****.

 

 

Comments (3)

***** ** (**** * **** ****) *** **** ****** ****** speeds **** *********** ********* ********, ***** **** ** ** **********, I ***'* ***** ** ** ** ********, ****** *** ******** is **** ***** ** * *****. **** ***** ** ****** for ****, *** *** *** **** *** * ****** ********* connection ********* ** *** ******** ********? * ***** *** $** you ***** *** ** ********* ***** ********* **********, **** ** the ****** ***** ** **** ***** ** *** ***** ** more **** ** ******.

*****, ****** *** *** ******. *** ******* ** ******** ** retail ***** ****** ********* ** *** ********. **** (********** ******* companies) **** *** *** ******* * **** ***** *** ********** supplied ******** ** ***** ***** ***. ****** (********** ****** *********) may **** * **** ********** ******** ** ********** *** **** provision ******** ********* *** ********* ** ****** ***** ****** **** what **** **** ** *******. ********* ** **** ******* *** being ****** **** ******* ********* ************ *** ** ****** **** cloud-based ***, ******* *******, *** ****** **********/********. *** ** ******* video ************.

** ** *** ********* **** **** ****** ****** ****** ******* of **** ***** ***. ***-**** ** *** ********. ***** **'** all ****** ** **** *****, **'** ***** ** **** ** live **** ***** ***** ** ****** **** * ***** ********** of *** ****** *******. * **** ******** (*** *****) ** to ****** **-****, **** ********* *** **-*** ****** ********* ** well ** ******* ****** *** **** ********* *** **** ***-**** retrieval. ********* ***** ** ***** ********* ******* ** *** **** to ***** ******* ***** ******** ************ **** ***. ** **** that ** ******** ***** *** ** ********** ** ***** *********** at **** **** ******* *** * ****** ********* ** ******* surprisingly **** ***** ** *** ***** ** *** ***** ** 200K. ***** ******* *** **** *** ****** **** ***** ** the ********'* ******* ** *** *** ********* ** ******* **. The **** **, * **** *********** ******** ** * **** way ** **** ******* *** *** ***** ** *** ****** site.

** *** ** ******** ** *********, ** *** **** **** case ******** *** ***** **** ******** ************ ** *** **** couple ** *****. ************* ************ ** ***** *** ** **** demanding ** ******** ***** (**** ** **** ******** ********** ** stream *****). ** *****'* * *** ********** ******* **** *** rates *** ***********, ******** *******. ******** ***** ******* **** ****(**) packet ****, ****** *******, *** ************* *** ***** *** ** congestion ** *** ***** **** ** ****** *** ** ********. I'm **** *** **** ** **** *** *** **** ** another ********* ********** ** *** **** ** ******** ********* ************ for *****.

(**** **********, * **** *** ********* ********)

*** ********** ****** ****

***** ** (**** * **** ****) *** **** ****** ****** speeds **** *********** ********* ********, ***** **** ** ** **********,

***** **** *** ** ***'* **********, **** ***** **** **** upload ****** *** ************ ****** **** ******** ******, ******* ** 2X. ** ** *** * *********** *******. *** *** *******:

****://***.*********.***/***/***-********

****** ** ** *** *********** *******, *** ****** ******* ********. This ** ********. *** ********* **** ** ******** ******* ** the ***** ****** *******, *** ***** ********. ******* ******** **** cellular ******** ***** ***** ** **** ***** ** **** ***** on ***********.

******* *** **** ******* *** ** ********** ******** **, *******, a *****-*** *******. ******* *** *** ******** **-******, ** ** possible *** **** ** **** * **** **********. *** ** is ****** *** * ******* ******** ** **** *** **** service ** * ****** ****. ** ** **** ******** ** use ** ******** ******* ** ******* ***********. ******** **** ** part ** *** *******, **** ***** ** * **** ***. Still, * **** *** **** ** *** ******. ** ***** like * ****** **** **** ****** * ********* ******* **** for **** ******* ** * ***-**** *******.

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

H.265 / HEVC Codec Tutorial 2017 on Jun 30, 2017
For years, video surveillance professionals have talked about the potential for H.265. Now, in 2017, H.265 is starting to gain mainstream...
NRF 2017 Exhibits Traffic Weak on Jun 28, 2017
The 'retail apocalypse' is not sparing the security industry. The National Retail Federation's Protect 2017's exhibit traffic is weak, notably...
Hikvision H.265+ Tested on Jun 27, 2017
Hikvision, which in the past few years released H.264+ (see test results) has now released H.265+, that claims even greater bandwidth savings. We...
QSR Video Surveillance Best Practices on Jun 21, 2017
Fast food restaurants or QSRs (quick service restaurants), are frequent victims of crime and fraud. Because they are open late, deal with cash, and...
Axis 20MP Q1659 Camera Tested on Jun 13, 2017
Axis has joined the super high resolution camera trend with their Q1659, a 20MP model equipped with Canon's APS-C sensor. We tested the Q1659...
48MP 180 Camera (Digital Watchdog) Test on May 10, 2017
Camera resolution continues to advance, with Digital Watchdog offering the MegaPIX PANO 48MP 180° camera, the highest resolution mainstream camera...
Varifocal Vs Fixed Lens Statistics 2017 on May 04, 2017
Varifocal camera lenses provide more flexibility at installation time, but come at a higher cost. Fixed lens cameras reduce hardware costs, but can...
Last Day - IP Networking Course May 2017 on Apr 26, 2017
Today is the last day to register for the May IP Networking Course. This is the only networking course designed specifically for video...
Hanwha Lowest Cost WiseNet X Camera (XND-6010) Tested on Apr 13, 2017
IPVM bought and tested the lowest-cost WiseNet X model, the indoor 2MP fixed focal XND-6010 dome, continuing our testing of Hanwha's new WiseNet X...
Pelco Surevision 3 Tested on Apr 12, 2017
Pelco has released generation 3 of its Surevision cameras, claiming improved performance in both super low light and WDR performance. We bought...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Anixter - Falling Video Prices on Jul 26, 2017
Falling video prices are such a concern that it has become a notable topic for Anixter's financial results and Anixter's executives. In this...
Bosch G-Series Intrusion Tested on Jul 26, 2017
Bosch is one of the biggest names in intrusion, and the company's G-Series panels are their most advanced commercial and high-security panels. But...
Healthy Skepticism for Deep Learning Is Prudent on Jul 26, 2017
The hype for deep learning in video surveillance is accelerating. Between the race to the bottom and dearth of a 'next big thing', certainly pent...
$28M Drone Detection Startup Examined (Dedrone) on Jul 25, 2017
Dedrone has received ~$28M in funding to build what they call an "automatic anti-drone solution", a system to detect drones, and then automatically...
Dahua Suffers Second Major Vulnerability, Silent [Finally Acknowledges] on Jul 25, 2017
Less than 3 months ago, Dahua received DHS ICS-CERT's worst score of 10.0 for their backdoor. Now, Dahua has received another 10.0 score for a new...
Hikvision H.265+ Bullet Tested (2035) on Jul 24, 2017
Continuing our tests of Hikvision's new low cost Value Plus line, we bought and tested the 3MP DS-2CD2035FWD-I, now including H.265+. We shot the...
Sports Stadium Security Design Recommendations on Jul 24, 2017
Sports stadiums pose many challenges for designing security systems. The facilities vary from being mostly vacant, to packed with tens of thousands...
Competing Against Convergint on Jul 24, 2017
No integrator is more aggressively expanding than Convergint Technologies. Owned and funded by private equity firm KRG, Convergint has acquired...
Security Robots Are Just Entertainment on Jul 21, 2017
Great entertainment, no real security value.  That is the happy (or sad) state of security robots in 2017. Knightscope robot's drowning, the...
Wireless Burglar Alarm Sensors Guide on Jul 21, 2017
Wireless sensors for burglar alarm sensors are an increasingly common option for the historical labor intensive wired alarm systems. However,...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact