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China to Block Out Western Manufacturers?

Fueled by massive Chinese government spending, Chinese video surveillance is one of the fastest growing markets in our industry. With its already formidable size and potential rapid growth, many manufacturers woud love to get a piece of that actio...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Z-Wave Automation Guide

The smart home automation segment has exploded.  Now with Axis releasing a camera integrated with Z-Wave, the technology is taking on a new wrinkle in extending I/O features with a whole category of wireless sensors. But is this a sign of things ...

By Brian Rhodes - over 8 years ago

Fast vs. Gigabit Ethernet for Surveillance

This guide is intended to help users decide when to use 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet vs 1 Gbps Ethernet in surveillance deployements. It covers: The basics of Ethernet, Fast vs. Gigabit Power over Ethernet support Cost differences  When to use Fas...

By Ethan Ace - over 8 years ago

UL / Safety Approvals

If your surveillance equipment is not UL listed, it can be ripped out. Often this feels completely random (as discussed in a member's exchange [link no longer available]). Understanding UL listings can avoid these issues and their related high cos...

By Ethan Ace - over 8 years ago

ONVIF Profile S Reviewed

More than 1500 products are now ONVIF compliant [link no longer available] but users cannot easily determine which features are supported by any given product. Features which many users would consider vital, such as PTZ control, the ability to cha...

By Ethan Ace - over 8 years ago

Estimating IP Camera Cabling Costs

Cabling is a fundamental, yet often overlooked, component of any surveillance project. Indeed, often estimating cabling costs can be more difficult than camera pricing as cabling frequently faces difficult to detect challenges. In this report, we ...

By Ethan Ace - over 8 years ago

'Standards' for Access and Intrusion in 2012?

In November 2011, the Physical Security Interoperability Alliance released version 1.0 of its Area Control Specifications [link no longer available]. These specifications aim to standardize the way access control and intrusion detection systems co...

By Ethan Ace - almost 9 years ago

New Surveillance Products Directory Fall 2011

This report provides a summary of key announcements and news being made related to or around the ASIS 2011 show.For each product or change, where applicable, we provide a link to the manufacturer's announcement on their site and then a link to our...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

Long IP Camera Run Options: Fiber, PoE Extenders and EoC Examined

A common question in IP surveillance is: What are the best ways to extend power and Ethernet past the typical 100 Meter limitation of UTP cable? Indeed, this is often cited as a weakness of IP relative to analog cameras. This is a controversial cr...

By Ethan Ace - about 9 years ago

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 - over 9 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 - over 9 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 - over 9 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 - over 9 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 9 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 - almost 10 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 - almost 10 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 - almost 10 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 - almost 10 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 - almost 10 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 - almost 10 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 - almost 10 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 - almost 10 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 - almost 10 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 - almost 10 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 - almost 10 years ago

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