You bought a security system. Good idea. So, you go to recover that footage of the shop lifter or an employee stealing from the cash drawer… doh! You go back to recover the video but it’s not there. Or it is there, but you can’t seem to figure out how to find it. And just because there are cameras does not mean they are working. The recording device may not even be recording. You many not even have enough space to record. Even worse, the camera is recording, but the quality sucks and images are useless.
Not all video security systems are alike.
This article is about choosing one camera system that does work. Yes, there is one that beat them all in performance and zero reoccurring cost or hassle. Google “MOBOTIX,” and you’ll see these are very different than what you might be used to. I will say up front, these are more expensive than what you’ll find in a big box store but well worth it. You only need two things with the Mobotix system – the camera and an existing network. Done. Local businesses in Bend use these including the Sheriff’s Department and that says something. Just read the following specs from the company’s website.
MOBOTIX offers superior Security Vision Systems.
Beside the professional VMS and video analysis software, MOBOTIX is known as an innovative producer of smart and autonomous IP cameras since the year 2000. From the beginning, cameras were equipped with CMOS sensors without any moving parts to improve backlight situations and long-term reliability. The camera itself runs the software for automatic event detection, alarm messaging, video analysis, direct NAS ring buﬀer storage and remote functions. Two-way audio with VoIP messaging and phone connectivity using the SIP standard is included in all MOBOTIX cameras. From the ﬁrst day, MOBOTIX cameras are produced weatherproof and IP66 protected with one of the highest quality standards. In 2015, a new range of competitive 6-megapixel indoor cameras for ﬂexible ceiling and wall-mount installations was launched.
MOBOTIX is a software company with own IP camera products, all made in Germany.
In 2005, MOBOTIX launched its ﬁrst professional video management system which is still being used in thousands of installations around the globe. These even include high-security applications like prisons, airports or soccer stadiums because MOBOTIX systems have no restrictions in terms of number of users or cameras. The professional VMS and the video analysis are parts of the system oﬀering and free of charge without any license fees. In addition, software updates are free via download and transform every MOBOTIX product into a future-proof investment with one of the highest returns on investment. Since 2015, all MOBOTIX cameras have used 6MP “Moonlight Sensor Technology,” which is very light sensitive and produces brilliant videos even in diﬃcult low-light conditions without any motion blur.
Decentralized architecture increases reliability and reduces system costs.
Since 2000, MOBOTIX IP cameras have been known for their high-quality video performance and low bandwidth consumption thanks to their “decentralized architecture”. The cameras themselves execute video analysis & event detection internally, and manage their video ring buﬀer on a NAS or server by themselves. This reduces the workload of the VMS workstation and network dramatically. Network ﬂuctuations or longer interruptions are compensated by an onboard video buﬀer (SD card). As a result, MOBOTIX video systems are very reliable and need fewer servers, fewer workstations and less network infrastructure than other brands. This reduces the overall system costs as well as power consumption and the total energy bill. Encrypted recording by the camera itself guarantees data security and privacy.
Truly, not all video security systems are alike.
In order to avoid pitfalls and plan for the right video security systems, choose relevant hardware like MOBOTIX Security Camera Systems.
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Tony, the AV guy