Are Cloud-based Multi(Video) Conference Units (MCU), a good idea?

While consumers have cloud-based services like Google + hangouts, Skype, etc. to initiate multi-point video calls, why don’t we commonly hear of cloud-based multi (video) conference units (MCU) for enterprise/corporate customers, instead of dedicated MCU’s for each company? Well, the enterprise video conferencing scenario is slightly more complicated, that’s why!…

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What is a PTZ IP Camera?

Certain IP Cameras come with PTZ functions – Pan Tilt & Zoom, for better control over the video footage one is watching/recording. In this post, let us see what is a PTZ IP Camera and some useful PTZ features offered by IP surveillance cameras. PTZ IP Surveillance Camera Video Demonstration:…

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Bandwidth Considerations for IP Surveillance Cameras & How to reduce the bandwidth occupied by them

While there are a lot of advantages of IP Surveillance over Analog Surveillance, bandwidth occupied by IP Surveillance Cameras are an important consideration before implementing an IP surveillance project. In this article, let us look at the factors affecting the bandwidth occupied by each video stream of IP Surveillance Cameras and certain measures that help reduce the bandwidth occupied by them.

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How about Solar powered Wireless IP Surveillance Cameras?

There are certain sites where one cannot carry cables, but still wants to monitor using surveillance cameras. Wireless cameras could be used, but they still need to be powered using an electrical cable. If an electrical cable can be carried to the camera, a data cable can also be carried! So, Solar powerd wireless IP surveillance cameras could be employed in situations where one cannot lay any cable till the cameras.

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Applications of Intelligent Video Analytics in IP Cameras

Intelligent Video Analytics, Video Content Analytics or Video Analytics refer to the intelligent capture and analysis of video footage and it enables the Video Surveillance system to initiate further actions based on video analytics results. In this article, let us look at some of the applications of Intelligent Video Analytics functions in IP Surveillance systems (IP Cameras) and how they could be useful in everyday situations.

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Advantages & Dis-advantages of Wireless IP Surveillance Cameras

By now, you should be familiar with the advantages of IP Video Surveillance over Analog/DVR Video Surveillance. Basically, IP Video Surveillance uses IP Cameras / Management Software to capture, transmit and view video surveillance footage over the computer network and even across the Internet. One of the biggest advantages of IP Networks is the ability to use wireless medium to transmit information, including video. So, in this post let us have a look at some of the main advantages and disadvantages of wireless IP Surveillance Cameras.

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Night Vision in IP Surveillance Cameras

Day-Night IP Surveillance Cameras are quite common today and can display images based on reflection from near-infrared spectrum. There are even Thermal IP Surveillance cameras that can display images using reflected heat (thermal radiation), in total darkness. So if you want to monitor your warehouse at night, you can do it with IP Surveillance Cameras!

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