There are many examples within the technology industry of proprietary being considered better than standards-based systems. This certainly is the case within the Wireless Mesh Network (WMN) industry. These providers tend to be small and niche-based network manufacturers servicing specific industries.
The security industry is chock full of acronyms, especially in the field of video recording, and determining the correct choice for your enterprise can be confusing. These five areas of comparison can help security leaders ask the right questions about their potential purchases.
In the middle of the physical security convergence industry are the open platform software providers making significant contributions toward the adoption of IP-based physical security solutions. These companies aren’t the largest in the industry, yet by providing innovative software features they meet the customer’s needs and unlock the innovation of the hardware manufacturers. Without these software features and integration services, customers would not likely adopt IP cameras over analog security video systems. This innovation is the fuel of the new physical security economy.
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