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Alarm.com Examined

Alarm.com is expanding into the video surveillance market with a hosted video offering similar to Axis STS. With 200,000 current customers and 800 dealers, Alarm.com is leveraging its foothold in the security monitoring market to expand into video...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

IP Camera 2009 Mid Year Review

Megapixel was the most dominant trend in IP cameras over the first half of 2009. So dominant was megapixel, that not only did most manufacturers release new megapixel cameras but a new non-IP megapixel standard was proposed. Not surprisingly, indu...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

VMS / NVR / DVR 2009 Mid-Year Market Review

Over the first half of 2009, improvements in deployment simplicity was the strongest theme for video management systems. While few to no groundbreaking features were introduced, more than a dozen manufacturers took steps to reduce the complexity o...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

Top 5 IP Camera Problems: 2009

In the last year, IP cameras have made great strides and while there are still important barriers that constrain broader use, problems are dimishing. Last year, we examined the top 5 problems of IP cameras. In it, we cited: (1) IP cameras being t...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

Top 5 Problems of Managed Video Surveillance / SaaS

Today in 2009, Managed video is becoming one of the most overhyped trends in the video surveillance industry. A number of factors drive interest. The concept of reducing on-site setup and eliminating deployment of DVR/NVRs is quite attractive. Fu...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

Genetec, Milestone and OnSSI NVR Appliances Launched

The big IP video software providers have historically been software only - meaning that you could install their software on regular computers (COTS) but you could not get the software pre-loaded on hardware (appliances). This is changing with Int...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

Testing Vivotek IP7161 - 2MP MPEG-4 Camera

Vivotek's new 2MP camera (the IP7161) expands low-cost product options in multi-megapixel cameras. The IP7161's specification include support for MPEG-4 (but not H.264) and has a maximum frame rate of 10fps at 1600 x 1200. The test results show t...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

How Costly are Hard Drive Failures?

Storage tends to be one of the more costly and problematic parts of video surveillance systems. Most video surveillance systems, even today, do not employ storage redundancy. When drives break, systems can fail and evidence can be lost. This fo...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

MJPEG vs. H.264

Recently, IQinVision releaed an article advocating benefits of MJPEG.[Update Dec 2010: We conducted extensive testing comparing MJPEG and H.264. Read our Test Results of MJPEG vs H.264.]While I found the article technically accurate, well written ...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

2009 Best New Video Surveillance Products

This 16 page premium report explains why and how new video surveillance products offer value. The goal is to help industry professionals quickly identify the products with highest potential. It can be used as a general resource and as a tool to pr...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Should You Use Video Encoders?

Many people want to go IP but 95% of deployed cameras are analog. Encoders are the most common solution but is that the best approach?  What are Encoders? Encoders are appliances that convert analog video feeds to digital so that the video can b...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Energy Savings

Pivot3 has added a datasheet on their storage array and a brochure claiming energy savings from using their storage system. Over a 3 year period, they estimate saving $110,000 on a 400TB storage system that I estimate costs $600,00 to $800,000 to ...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

IQinVision On-Board Storage/Recording

Certain IQinVision cameras can record locally without the need for network bandwidth or a third party management system. Their Event Recording System solution is offered as a kit with storage and software license bundled together. It will be a mod...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Extended Storage for DVRs Examined

Intransa and Pivot3 continue to market aggressively their storage solutions. One major positioning difference is that Intransa is focusing more heavily on small camera count deployments and upgrading DVRs. Specifically, they have a relatively new ...

By John Honovich - over 9 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 9 years ago

2009 Megapixel Camera Comparison Released

This 20 page report helps you decide amongst the leading megapixel camera products in the market. If you are evaluating megapixel cameras or moving to IP, this report will help you understand the best product for your needs. [Update: The 2010 meg...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Top 5 Problems in Video Surveillance Storage

Storage is one of the most confusing and debated aspects of video surveillance solutions. Continuously rising expectations for TV or HD quality combined with falling storage prices only makes the issue more challenging. While I think the future f...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Mobotix's Megapixel Offering Examined

While Mobotix sells the most megapixel cameras in the world, Mobotix's product strategy is significantly different from other well known megapixel manufacturers such as IQinVision, Arecont Vision, Lumenera and Axis (who is expanding their megapixe...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Casino Video Surveillance Design Case Study

Distributed architecture is the key concept behind casino system designs. All encoding and recording is done on the single channel (blade) DVRs, before such devices are connected to the main CCTV network. The advantage of such a concept is that ve...

By Ben Wood - over 9 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 - almost 10 years ago

SVC - A Better H.264 Coming For Video Surveillance

SVC will solve a key problem of H.264: While H.264 generates a fixed quality and sized video stream, video surveillance users can benefit greatly from the dynamic re-sizing that SVC allows. The two main benefits of this are improved remote viewing...

By IPVM - almost 10 years ago

ASIS 2008 Announcements Review

Megapixel cameras, storage solutions and managed video are the 3 areas with the greatest momentum of new product annoncements. A brief review of each follows after 2 general observations: Traffic was light as I wrote earlier.  I am interested to ...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Video Analytic's Greatest Value - Storage Reduction

While video analytic promotion focuses on stopping and solving crime, the greatest value for video analytics historically and for the immediate future is reducing the cost and amount of storage. This report analyzes the top 4 potential impacts of ...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Top 3 Emerging Technologies in Video Surveillance 2008

Emerging technologies can significantly improve security operations. At ASIS, I encourage you to learn more about 3 particular technologies and to speak with leading providers to learn more.  Even if you cannot use these technologies today, in the...

By John Honovich - almost 10 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 10 years ago

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