Surveillance – if IP is the future, Analog dominates landscape

15 09 2010

 Todd Rockoff believes there is a choice overlooked.   As Chairman and Executive Director of HDcctv Alliance, his recent postings on numerous LinkedIn Groups bring to light not just an alternative but a solution directed at the confusion manufactures have laid out in promoting the development of IP.  

IMS predicted in 2004 that IP cameras would out-sell analog cameras by 2006 or so. It seems like that horizon moves out about one year every year. Similarly John Honovich predicted in November of 2009 that IP camera sales would exceed analog camera sales by 2012. I wonder how that’s going? If we continue to ignore the fundamentals, such predictions will continue to prove overly optimistic. While it is possible to fool some of the people some of the time, no amount of “education” is going to overwhelm the common sense of a predominance of end buyers.

As to alternatives for megapixel IP cameras: At least one HDcctv – IP encoder was demonstrated at IFSEC. This kind of device makes it possible to readily upgrade CCTV cameras, even those sitting 300m away from a control room, to deliver 2MP IP video into the surveillance network. Why extend the LAN all the way to the camera if you don’t have to?

Unlike other organizations the tend to address industries in general, HDcctv is actually focusing on some key issues that many still label “as un-proven technology”.   The question – when moving from analog to IP (an infrastructure investment) is this the only path when addressing better captured images.  No 



ADT is in Korea – Media ad

7 08 2010

Notice how the Korea approach is Pro-Active

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ADT Caps TV cf, posted with vodpod


Louisiana Police – it better be yours!

20 08 2009


Investigators with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office say an automated license plate recognition system (“ALPR”) alerted officers to a stolen vehicle in Harvey today.


Unlike others that cram the cyber world as Big Brother theorist, this is a step in the right direction, for my safety and that of the officer.   Atleast now they will have a more legimate reason to pulling someone over.

This posting was generated by a earlier conversation with Jill Konrath who’s blog: Selling to Big Companies caught my attention after she successfully hosted a Webinar in which over 800 people signed up, success indeed for a Social Network. 

At which I sent Congrats!  
Thanks John! It was fun to do. I try to make people think.

<Gosh, you don’t ask much. When your able to propel them to accept responsibility please let me know the secret.>

Jill’s response – Asking people to THINK and ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY is simply too much for one human being to accomplish.   (Is this Environment of Big Companies?)

Readers know I had to follow that…….

That I believe is the challenge of Today.   Not just in business or Sales but everyday life and what it demands.   We cannot as a society continue to promote non-accountablity. This is one message the next (current) generation needs to get straight. To Think without Accepting Responsibility is not Thinking – it’s role playing an following a script. You end-up in a cycle of dis-satisfaction.

And the connection to Camera’s?  Stops that process dead in it’s track.   Understand your responsibility BEFORE you THINK?  If you cannot you don’t belong behind the wheel of a vehicle….

Texting While Driving Banned in California

20 01 2009 Effective Jan. 1, texting while driving is banned in the State of California.

Though some see this a blow to the mobile industry, is should be a rally cry.  Hands-Free manufactures must be rejoiceing with “it’s about time”, yet our public officials (Law Enforcement) still wonder, how do we enforce it.

Either way, Telematics will lead the way in Safety Issues facing the Auto Industry.   By replacing the terminology of “tracking” with “safety” we can move forward developing a new era.   But that is getting a little ahead of ourselves.

People’s habit’s have to change and California being the most “Liberal” state in our union at times is not the example I care to follow.   Why?  I have yet to see a “Law” they inspire that doesn’t have a hugh back-lash, reminder when they de-regulated the power Utilities.    

How do they plan on addressing the coming new trend of CAR Vehicle Surveillance Cameras?


Chicago’s Plan – Connect Private Surveillance Cameras, 911 Center

28 07 2008
WMAQ NBC 5, Chicago ran a story on July 24th about Chicago's plan to embrace the business
community and sign-up additional Private Surveillance Camera's to enhance the network.

So obviously I'm not alone in this thinking.  Aware of the Privacy Issue many like to kling to,
a focused approach to 911 Centers an basically "supplementing" the total cost, Chicago is
preparing itself to be this country's leading example of Surveillance.  

The leadership needed to overcome the massive obstacles in achieving this, can only lead to ground
breaking support of citizens (business owners) getting involved with community efforts to create
a safer environment and add additional resources to public safety authorities.

To many times Fire and Police responding to calls are ill-prepared.  This technology provides the
tools needed to prevent situations from getting out of control and further complications from

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