The CCTV industry is abuzz with talk of an IP (internet protocol) camera takeover. Yet reports of the death of analog cameras are premature. While some IP (or network cameras as they are sometimes called) versions can potentially deliver higher resolution images, analog CCTV cameras continue to offer greater efficiency, lower cost and reliability overall. Before deciding on IP cameras versus analog, it is advisable to first understand exactly what an IP camera is, and is not.
June 09, 2009
Gang way, the Megapixel Revolution is upon us! No, it’s not the latest “Transformer” movie blockbuster but rather the coined phrase signifying the arrival of superior video surveillance technology. This, the first of a four-part series, has been designed to transform you into an expert on the topic.
By Bob Wimmer · June 07, 2009
Every part of an IP system interacts with all system components, affecting its quality and performance. Understanding bandwidth restrictions and shared power requirements is critical when deploying a successful IP video security system.
May 25, 2009
Axis Communications of Chelmsford, Mass., introduces a network camera with true HDTV performance in compliance with the SMPTE standard in resolution, color representation and frame rate. The AXIS Q1755 network camera provides crisp and clear images at full frame rate.
SSI Staff · May 20, 2009
AMAG Technology's Symmetry Security Management System now integrates with Bosch Security Systems' IP cameras.
May 18, 2009
Northern California Native American casino deploys latest in surveillance technology from Genetec to add an advanced layer of protection for its guests and employees.
May 12, 2009
The Virginia municipality Newport News is installing several Sony video surveillance systems that will eventually employ more than 850 IP network security cameras to monitor the city's public facilities.
April 28, 2009
There is nothing more frustrating than having a video surveillance system capture footage of an incident, only to find that the images are unusable due them being too dark, too light or having too much glare. When this occurs, the culprits are most often the lighting, the wrong type of camera being deployed or the improper placement of a camera.
April 23, 2009
Arecont Vision announces the domestic debut of four H.264 MegaDome cameras. Available in color or day/night versions and with 1.3-, 2-, 3- or 5-megapixel sensors, the dome cameras incorporate H.264 (MPEG 4, Part 10) compression that uses an average of up to 10 times less bandwidth and storage compared to megapixel counterparts using MJPEG compression.
SSI Staff · April 15, 2009
Several of Pelco's IP-based camera solutions have been certified by Lenel Systems Int'l for use with OnGuard security management software and network video recorders (NVR).
April 15, 2009