As part of wider industry regulation IP is the future for CCTV

January 13, 2010

It would seem that more regulation / standardisation is heading to the CCTV market and I would say that those tasked with this challenge need to look to the future and embrace the new technologies to ensure that CCTV is seen as a key tool in the fight against crime; and ensure that it can meet the requirements not only of today but of the future. Embracing new technologies is also for those that wish to continue to survive and prosper in this marketplace. Four key market research organisations have stated that while CCTV will grow by between 2 – 4 % in 2010 – IP will grow by between 10 – 20% in the same period.

Please click here to read the complete article. To find out more about the new Government Oversight Body or if you would like to discuss the OR / Functionality / Budget triangle – visit the Linkedin CCTV discussion forum or email me at video@controlware.co.uk.

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CCTV images need to be good quality

January 11, 2010

Controlware Country Manager Mark Harraway comments on the news that the UK Government has announced the creation of a CCTV Oversight body and interim CCTV regulator.

The last article on budget v OR has sparked a number of comments in the discussion forums. We’ve had input from a number of consultants who are trying to steer their customers to building systems that meet a fit for purpose OR, and also a number of CCTV vendors saying they are confused and frustrated that the market in general seems happy to accept low resolution / highly compressed images on the one hand as it meets their budget, but then complains when they are not of a good enough quality to meet a legal purpose.

Please click here to read the complete article. To find out more about the new Government Oversight Body or if you would like to discuss the OR / Functionality / Budget triangle – visit the Linkedin CCTV discussion forum or email me at video@controlware.co.uk.