When visiting a potential client I often get asked “what makes Mobotix better than (the other system they are considering)?
There are a number of reasons however I usually just key on a few and one of them is that Mobotix uses a decentralized system not a centralized one. What that means is that each Mobotix camera does all the functions of a security system from capturing video to processing video to storing data to allowing authorized remote access. Each camera is a system unto itself. How does that make it better than a centralized system? A centralized system requires a DVR/NVR to record to, that expensive big black box that hums, takes up space and often requires licence fees. Cameras capture video and send the raw data to the box which processes it and stores the data. This raw data uses lots of bandwidth, most centralized systems require their own network as the bandwidth usage would interfere with other users of the network. This also means you have a “single point of failure”; if the box fails you have no video.
Decentralized means you have less equipment to maintain which reduces operating costs as well. DVR/NVR have limitations to how many cameras they can record from, usually 4, 8, 16, 32, or 64. Decentralized systems have no limits, 1 camera or a thousand+ they each operate independently with the ability to use the MxManagementcenter to view any and/or all cameras.