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2011 Mid Year Video Surveillance Review

The first half of 2011 featured a number of important shifts within the video surveillance industry. In this report, we provide an overview of the key elements and share the 2011 Mid Year Video Surveillance Guide - a 265 page PDF report - with our...

By John Honovich - about 8 years ago

Lens Selection Standards for Camera Testing

With surveillance cameras, deciding what lenses to use for testing can be a difficult decision. We see two basic yet fundamentally opposing approaches: Use the same lens on every camera tested: This approach ensures that no camera has an unfair le...

By John Honovich - about 8 years ago

New Surveillance Products Spring 2011 Final

In this report, we provide a single source listing new video surveillance products announced in Spring 2011 and in conjunction with ISC West.For each product, where applicable, we provide a link to the manufacturer's announcement on their site and...

By John Honovich - about 8 years ago

Can Multiple IP Camera Standards Co-Exist?

3 years ago, when IP camera standard groups emerged, we naively claimed that two 'standards' could co-exist. Now based on the last 6 months testing and working with these standards, we believe they cannot reasonably co-exist due to the cost for on...

By John Honovich - about 8 years ago

Testing ONVIF Integration 2011

The IP Video market has come a long way since 2008 when 'standards' were first proposed by 2 industry trade groups. Now, 'standards' are widely supported in production, primarily through ONVIF. However, an important question remains: How well does...

By Benros Emata - over 8 years ago

PSIA Standards Progress Examined

In our 2010 IP Camera Standards State of the Market report, we examined how far behind PSIA was and some of their deficiencies. In this update, we examine what progress PSIA has made in the month since and how they have resolved limitations on VMS...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

2011 Video Surveillance Guide Released

We are excited to release our 194 page, 2011 Video Surveillance Guide. This Guide brings together the best of our reports and updates analyzing the current state and future of video surveillance. Inside, Corporate members can request a PDF copy of...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

PSIM Market Size and Projections Examined

In this 5 page note, we examine 4 projections for the PSIM market, providing guidance on the key issues and factors impacting adoption, growth and size. This is an especially interesting case as the projections are widely divergent based on compet...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

2010 IP Camera Sales Surge, 2011 Even Stronger

2010 has been a landmark year for IP camera adoption, with surging sales and widespread mainstream adoption. We forecast 2011 growth will be even stronger. The key driver has and will continue to be the maturation of megapixel IP cameras. Throttl...

By John Honovich - over 8 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 8 years ago

IP Cameras Standards - ONVIF Won

In just over 2 years, IP camera 'standards' have made impressive strides. In 2008, when the efforts commenced, major questions existed as to when they would go 'live' and who would win. Now, entering 2011, two things have become clear to us: S...

By John Honovich - over 8 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 8 years ago

Surveillance Manufacturer Trends 2010

Trends and strategies in the video surveillance market are shifting. In this report, we examine the top trends and the most interesting moves by surveillance manufacturers.Market TrendsStarting with the 'big picture', we see 4 key trends coming ou...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Security Essen 2010 Review

This report provides observations from the Security Essen 2010 show held in Germany. The show, held every other year, is almost certainly larger (in square footage and number of booths) than either ISC West or ASIS. Unlike most exhibit floors, Sec...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Camera Standards Endorsement and Support Grow

In this update, we examine the growing and nearly ubiqutious level of camera standards support developing in the industry. We look specifically at the positioning and announcements made at the Security Essen show.We estimate 75% or more of IP came...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

VMS Support Search Released

You may find the perfect camera for your needs but you must make sure that the camera works with your VMS. This can be challenging as many cameras do not work with many VMS systems. Indeed, in our study below, we found more than half of MP network...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Is the HDcctv Alliance Shooting Itself in the Foot?

We believe that the HDcctv Alliance's uniquely combative PR strategy is hurting their cause. The Alliance is the first industry group to aggressively use social media and guerrilla marketing to share their message. However, their approach focuses ...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

The State of the VMS Market 2010

Video Management Software is undergoing a violent transformation. Evolving from its niche beginnings, VMS has matured into a core component of video surveillance. However, the current shifts are stronger and faster than the market has ever experie...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

IP Camera Standards Battle?

While we all speak lovingly about the goodness of standards, the fights to set and control standards can be severe. Indeed, a battle may be emerging in the road to setting IP camera standards. [UPDATE November 2010: We believe IP Camera Standards...

By John Honovich - almost 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 9 years ago

'Standards' Production Support: ONVIF Outpaces PSIA

ONVIF adoption is far outpacing PSIA in almost 1 year of manufacturer announcements for 'standards' production support. As of July 2010, according to the 2 group's conformant product lists, ONVIF reports 33 manufacturers supporting their 'standard...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

2010 Mid-Year Video Surveillance Review

At the halfway point of the year, a few trends stand out from a relatively quiet 6 months in the video surveillance industry. In this article, we overview key developments and provide a 170 page PDF report for our corporate members. Preview of 17...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

Implementing ONVIF for Axis Cameras

From our testing and review with Axis, an important and non-obvious procedure is necessary to ensure ONVIF support is implemented directly. As Axis describes: "If an Axis camera with ONVIF support is first used in an ONVIF environment, the ONVIF ...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

No Silver Bullet for Terrorist Tracking

Every time a terrorist event or attempt happens, numerous vendors flood the market with claims that they can solve or prevent them. Preventing is pretty much an impossibility for video surveillance or analytic solutions. There is simply not enough...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

What Products are Ready for PSIA / ONVIF IP Camera 'Standards'?

Lots of press releases and happy talk but major questions remain about what specific products are ready for real-world use of IP camera standards. [Update 2014: This article is from 2010 and is left only for historical purposes. ONVIF production ...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

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