The Next Era
Respected industry analysts J.P. Freeman and Co. have forecasted that network cameras are the fastest growing segment in surveillance and will pass the sales of analog cameras in 2008. As security management over the IP network expands in understanding and implementation, it represents the next era in advanced security management. The analog camera represents a lack of flexibility and performance that does not meet the demands of this new era. As network cameras move the frame-grabbing and intelligence capabilities out and away from the DVRs, systems can scale much more easily. Customers will be able to use cost-effective industry standard servers for recording and storage, and they will be able to choose from a wide variety of video management and analytics software. This move towards open systems and away from proprietary DVRs, combined with the benefits of networking, digital imaging, and camera intelligence will constitute a strong impetus to the market's rapid adoption of the network camera and its many advantages.
About the Author: As the general manager for Axis Communications, Fredrik Nilsson oversees the company's operations in North America. Mr. Nilsson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.