Video surveillance is one of those huge markets where standards aren't used enough. Though I am not an expert in video surveillance, I have been on the edges of this market and its requirements in the past several years.
During this time, I have seen only two types of surveillance systems:
- The closed proprietary ones, where everything is done with some obscure protocol.
- The hybrid ones, where camera links use proprietary protocols, but some gateway along the way is capable of converting it to a standard protocol.
The standard protocol of choice in this industry is RTSP - Real Time Streaming Protocol.Continue Reading...