Comparison Guide to Surveillance Solutions
Whether you are evaluating vendors for your organization or researching cameras out of curiosity, delving into the state of modern surveillance technology is no small feat. From video storage to camera types, there are a plethora of security solutions available on the market today. Despite the breadth of work required to research features and compare options, this is perhaps the most important step in finding the right surveillance system to meet your current and future needs. A thorough exploration of the solutions landscape may be daunting, but will ultimately reveal hidden costs and opportunities to benefit you in the long run.
To help you in your research, side-by-side overviews of commonly compared systems are listed below. Comparisons include an audit of the specifications and requirements needed for each system, as well as an analysis of the pros, cons, differences, and trade-offs. The hope is to provide you with a clear understanding of trade-offs in order to shorten and simplify the decision-making process.
- DVR vs. NVR
- Bullet vs. Dome Camera
- Wired vs. WiFi vs. Wireless Security Cameras
- PTZ vs. Fisheye vs. Multi-Sensor Cameras
- Door Entry Methods for Access Control
DVR vs. NVRWhat are the differences between setting up a digital video recorder (DVR) vs. network video recorder (NVR)? Here are the pros, cons, and differences between them.Learn More
Bullet vs. Dome CameraWhen is it best to use a bullet vs. a dome camera? Discover the use cases and distinctions between the two most popular types of security cameras deployed in large-scale surveillance systems.Learn More
Wired vs. WiFi vs. Wireless Security CamerasWhat are the pros, cons, and differences between WiFi, wireless, and traditional wired security cameras? Learn the challenges and advantages of each.Learn More
PTZ vs. Fisheye vs. Multi-Sensor CamerasWhat are the differences between pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ), fisheye, and multi-sensor security cameras? Here are the pros, cons, and distinctions between the three types of cameras.Learn More
Door Entry Methods for Access ControlDiscover the pros and cons of different types of door entry methods for access control: key cards and FOBs, keypad and PIN readers, smartphone mobile credentials, keyless smart locks, and biometrics.Learn More