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Tri-Ed's Terrible Advice

Tri-Ed / Northern Video is not exactly known for being the highest end or most sophisticated distributor. However, even for them, their recent advice to analog holdouts [link no longer available] is quite bad. In this note, we examine their advice...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Powerline Networking for Surveillance Overview

Providing network connectivity to cameras in remote locations is a constant issue in the surveillance industry. Wireless gear can handle many applications, but line of sight and aesthetics may still be issues. Powerline networking has been in use ...

By Ethan Ace - over 8 years ago

Top 5 Disruptive Surveillance Companies 2012

What companies are driving changes in the video surveillance industry? What companies are the toughest competitors? In this new report, we answer these questions by looking at the top 5 most disruptive companies we see in the market.Phantom Forces...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Using Fiber Optics for Surveillance

In using fiber for surveillance applications, there are typically two scenarios that users must address: backbone between two switches and directly to the camera. In this update, we'll address the separate concerns of each, and provide our recomme...

By Ethan Ace - over 8 years ago

IP Video Network Deployment Survey Results

One of the great promises of IP video surveillance systems is network convergence - Using the company's IT network to carry data, voice and IP video surveillance together. Claimed benefits included reduced costs, greater reliability and simpler ma...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Ubiquiti is Killing the Wireless Networking Market

Most surveillance people think first of Firetide when considering wireless but Firetide is, in reality, a fairly small player that gets attention primarily from their relentless, VC fueled, PR campaigns. However, the true emerging gorilla is Ubiqu...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Cisco Surveillance Strategy Shift

Where is Cisco going in the physical security market? In this note, we provide answers both to their overall strategy and to their specific announcements at the ASIS 2011 show.Cisco held a major presentation this morning. Here is a slide from the ...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) Comparison 2010

This report provides the most comprehensive analysis available of the growing video surveillance as a service (VSaaS) market, examining the benefits, challenges and impact of these offerings including 22 leading providers. This is the second versi...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

Small Business Surveillance Challenges Examined

For small businesses, deploying the right surveillance can be challenging. Usually, they do not have a lot of money available nor do they benefit from government grants. Plus, they do not have the scale to justify becoming experts in surveillance....

By Marty Major - over 9 years ago

Testing: Axis P1347 5MP Camera

Up until 2 years ago, a common criticism of Axis was a relatively weak megapixel camera line. Since then, Axis has rapidly and broadly expanded their megapixel offerings. One of their most interesting and controversial approaches was their emphasi...

By Benros Emata - over 9 years ago

Alarm Dealer's Expansion to Surveillance

We examine the challenges faced by a medium sized alarm company that exapnded their core alarm business by offering video surveillance.  This can be a difficult situation as it involves new technology, new skills and potentially new suppliers. Whi...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Airport PSIM / VMS RFP Examined

Airports security and surveillance systems are some of the most complex and expensive projects anywhere. In this report, we examine a recently released RFP for the San Francisco Airport. The Airport seeks to deploy a PSIM system to integrate thei...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Cisco MediaNet for IP Video Surveillance Examined

Now more than 4 years from Cisco's first foray into the video surveillance market, the industry waits for Cisco's big move or key advantage to be revealed (beyond their obvious channel strength). Indeed, many of their surveillance offerings have b...

By Antony Look - over 9 years ago

Survey: Hardened PoE Switches for IP Video

Deploying IP cameras in environmentally demanding applications such as utilities, public safety, transportation, marine, manufacturing, railway, etc. are increasingly common. In these environments switches with the proper regulatory approvals to w...

By Antony Look - over 9 years ago

Testing Cisco-Linksys Switch for IP Video (SRW208P)

Switch selection for IP video surveillance is a key consideration in overall design. Unfortunately, it is often less scrutinized than the 'stars' of the solution (i.e., VMS and cameras). Moreover, sufficient due diligence in evaluating switches ma...

By Benros Emata - almost 10 years ago

Training: IP Networks for Video Surveillance

Deploying IP video surveillance requires understanding the key devices and technologies used in IP networks. Unlike analog video surveillance, 'connecting' IP cameras has far more options and nuances. In the pro section, we provide a 39 minute sc...

By John Honovich - about 10 years ago

Training: IP Addressing for Video Surveillance

If you are going to deploy video surveillance, you will need to use IP addresses. This becomes even more important when you move to IP cameras as you will require far more IP addresses (compared to traditional combinations of analog cameras + netw...

By John Honovich - about 10 years ago

Training: Bandwidth Basics for Video Surveillance

Bandwidth is a critical, yet under-emphasized aspect of video surveillance. While some suggest bandwidth is free and unlimited, real world IP video systems deal with bandwidth constraints regularly. If you are going to deploy a solution that is re...

By John Honovich - about 10 years ago

Training: IP Network Basics for Video Surveillance

Understanding IP networks is increasingly critical to designing and deploying video surveillance. In this special report, we provide nearly 2 hours of video training on the key issues, technologies and choices in using IP networks for video survei...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Vue Home IP Video Cameras Examined (Avaak)

Many new products are being introduced for the home IP video market. One that is drawing significant interest is Avaak's Vue. Overview of Avaak's Vue Avaak [link no longer available] pitches super simple setup as the Vue requires no cables for p...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

What is the Future of Trade Magazines?

The publication industry is struggling. The recession and growth of the web is shrinking advertising revenues and increasing fears about the future of printed publications. On-line advertising such as craigslist continues to undermine the newspape...

By John Honovich - over 11 years ago

Axis on Network Camera Trends

This report summarizes a presentation made by Axis GM Fredrik Nilsson on the progress and future of IP cameras (presented at the Milestone Partners Conference). As the market leader in IP cameras, knowing Axis' outlook is important to analyzing in...

By John Honovich - over 11 years ago

Should I use Cisco's Video Surveillance in my Router (ISR)?

Cisco offers a DVR/NVR to be plugged into their office routers. Despite the appealing concept, Cisco's IP Video in a router solution will be uncompetitive and unattractive to most customers. The offering has serious flaws in features, applicabilit...

By John Honovich - over 11 years ago

How to Migrate from Analog to IP Cameras

Migrating from analog to IP can be tricky, mainly because most everyone has existing infrastructure in place. You rarely can simply throw out that infrastructure and start anew - the economics usually do not support it. Because of that, you need t...

By John Honovich - almost 12 years ago

How does Cisco Video Surveillance affect me?

For 2 years now, speculation has been high on Cisco's video surveillance play. The Harrah's announcement magnifies this fear and excitement. To help assess the impact, this article reviews Cisco's video surveillance products, positioning and pric...

By John Honovich - about 12 years ago

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