While surveillance video keeps growing, it's a continuing source of amazement that so few standards exist. The biggest brands of turnkey surveillance systems benefit from proprietary standards that help lock out would-be competitors, partly explaining the predicament. There are many IP cameras available, but compatibility between brands is perennially problematic. Fortunately for companies looking to enter or expand in this market, help is on the way, in the form of two new open standards for the security video market. While these two new security video standards are not technically in conflict with each other, they do reflect very different visions of the future of security video.
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