Choosing a video surveillance system: Part 1

This video discusses what to look for in a security camera system (part 1). See part 2 here: www.youtube.com Learn what the difference is between a centralized and decentralized video surveillance systems. For detailed information please refer to the following articles: Article 1. Decentralization: moving the DVR to the camera www.theipacademy.com Article 2. The hidden cost of H.264 www.theipacademy.com

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This entry was posted on Thursday, March 11th, 2010 at 1:53 am and is filed under Surveillance cameras. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Choosing a video surveillance system: Part 1”

  1. John Scott Says:

    Hi jayndev

    No separate log is not required for configuring or managing cameras or the video/storage. MOBOTIX cameras can be configured using the free client software MxControlCenter individually or in large batches, remotely or locally. With this decentralized system you are not locked into a central server topology, you can record to – SAN, NAS, PC/Server, or at the camera (SD, USB, Ethernet). All of this can be done without the need for a central NVR with licensed video management s/ware.

  2. John Scott Says:

    Hi Mr. Mobotix,
    How easy is it to manage 10 or more cameras if you need to change FPS, res. or motion parameters? I would venture to guess that you would need to seperately log into them individually to do this, that’s a nightmare for an end user? Wouldn’t it be better to have a central mgmt system and have it direct the streams to a centralized storage array? That way, video can be protected in a locked room, you can take advantage of industry standard storage, and globally manage the cams.

 

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