Surveillance Video Wall Guide

By: Brian Rhodes, Published on Oct 01, 2013

Relic, Eye Candy, or Critical? All three labels may describe surveillance videowalls - vast arrays of monitors used to display hundreds of camera outputs and other security information. They provide an efficient way to display video for large groups of people. However, the numbers of end users adopting traditional video walls is shrinking. Are they finding smarter ways to display video, or are they giving up a critical tool? In this note, we take a look at videowalls and find out.

Traditional Videowall Design

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Comments (4)

I would like to see different products comparison because there are LCD based video wall and projection based video wall. One of most challenging aspect is the bezel width and the ideal scenario is to have 100% seamless video wall. Thanks

Great report, Brian! Could you mention some well-known manufacturers of controllers?

What about software based (IP) video wall controllers?

We’ve tested the Hiperwall, i believe it has a cost advantage for larger video walls installations, besides the flexibility in distance and running multiple video walls; with no proprietary hardware.

As one of the resident Genetec supporters... I like that both stock photos of the command and control centers are running Genetec; maybe just a coincidence that they had some photos readily available, or not.

I've been involved with setting up both in the past - I'm not generally a fan of true videos (Barco in my experience), partially because Genetec has had good software built-in solutions for years, but mostly because of cost and having to support them. Unless your business is striclty digital signage, command and control centers i.e. Audio Visual companies, personally I think they can be more of a headache than theyre worth in the initial sale.

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