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Examining Video Surveillance Storage Clusters

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In the next few years, we will see a significant transition away from storing video inside DVR/NVR servers. This 'on-board' storage will be replaced by clustered storage that communicates with servers over an IP network. The economics are becoming...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

Top 5 IP Camera Problems

The overwhelming majority of people buying cameras today do not choose IP cameras. While most people see the move to be inevitable, serious debate exists on how long it will take to get there. Recently a number of analysts have even slid back proj...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

Why Centralized NVR Recording Does Not Work

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Centrally recording video from remote sites is as frequently claimed as it is wrong. It is an exciting concept that fails due to basic technical details. Vendors claiming their system eliminates local recording are almost invariably wrong. The ...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Avigilon's Megapixel Surveillance Offering Examined

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[NOTE: This report is FAR out of date and is left here simply for historical purposes. See our recent Avigilon coverage.] While megapixel cameras are a 'hot' technology, a number of factors including cost, complexity and usability undermine its u...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

The Value of Hybrid NVR/DVRs in IP Video Systems

Hybrid NVR/DVRs are appliances (purposed built computers) that can simultaneously support IP cameras and directly connected analog cameras. This provides simplicity and flexibility. Customers can start with their existing analog cameras and slow...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Introduction to Video CODECs : MJPEG, MPEG-4, H.264

CODECs are a critical element of choosing, designing and using video surveillance systems. CODECs can lower the price of overall systems and increase the usability of systems. As such, having a basic understanding of what a CODEC is and why CODECs...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

H.264 is Hot: What are the Potential Problems and Risks?

[UPDATE: This article is deprecated. The H.264 has now been widely accepted for years and is the surveillance market de facto standard. In 2013, the focus is when the move to H.265 will occur.] Examination of H.264 risk has been far less thoroug...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

How to Optimize NVR / DVR Storage

Megapixel cameras have brought renewed interest in measures to maximize NVR/DVR storage duration and use. Cost is a big factor as the potential storage needed could increase by 10x or more than historical standards. Understanding what options an...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Security Managers are Not Demanding Higher Image Quality

This statement may appear absurd because obviously security managers are buying higher resolution cameras, encoders and recorders. I do not doubt that. However, supplier's lower costs, rather than higher demand, is driving the purchase and use of...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

H.264 makes Megapixel go Mainstream

ArecontVision's upcoming release of H.264 megapixel cameras will spur adoption of megapixel cameras for mainstream security organizations. Until now, bandwidth and storage costs were big problems so even if you were willing to pay the premium for...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

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