Here IP Comes

IP-network surveillance systems are moving forward, and while this technology may still be in the early adopter mode, the push is really starting to be felt

Of course, if booth giveaways of Ethernet cables and related promotional brochures are any indication, IP-based surveillance is the mark of the future, especially if the price continues to drop and more features are added. Our advice: If you haven't taken the time to look at this technology for whatever reason -- unfamiliarity, cost or from misunderstandings of what this is -- please check in with your preferred vendors and get a feel for what's available. I'm sure it will grab your attention, even if you're years away from adopting this technology.

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