The Proxim Advantage Video Security via Wireless

Video security requirements

With the need and growth for video surveillance, and in particular wireless video surveillance established, what are the specific requirements for this application? What requirements must a viable video security solution provide? These requirements can be broken down into those that apply to the cameras themselves, and those that apply to the wireless network component providing the connectivity.proxim

Video security requirements for wireless networks

With the need and growth for video surveillance, and in particular wireless video surveillance established, what are the specific requirements for this application? What requirements must a viable video security solution provide? These requirements can be broken down into those that apply to the cameras themselves, and those that apply to the wireless network component providing the connectivity.

Video security requirements for wireless networks

  •  High capacity – up to 25 Mbps per cameras.
  •  Reliable video communications – the network must have high availability (as much as 99.999%) and be secure.
  •  Mobility.
  • Water- and dust-proof (IP67-rated).
  •  Wide operating temperature range -40° to 55°C.

Video security requirements for the cameras

  • Complex and constantly changing lighting.
  • Complex picture composition, backlighting.
  • Large area overview.
  • High level of detail needed.
  • Vibration.
  • Clear images of rapidly moving objects and persons.

When it comes to throughput or capacity requirements, these can vary a great deal based on resolution, frame rate and even the device being used to view the video streams. In this case the device is typically a large monitor in a central location. Table below gives some idea of capacity per camera requirements.

From the table it can be seen that to provide an HD video stream at 720p, a common resolution, the network must support at least 2Mbps and ideally 8Mbps. When this is multiplied out it can be seen that a good security camera will require on the order 700Gb per day.

Wireless video security and Proxim

When looking at each of the wireless network requirements, it is clear that the Proxim Wireless Tsunami® product line delivers on all of these, and does so with features and functionality that meet and exceed the needs described here.


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