Both Clinton and Taylor argue strongly that using monitors designed for video surveillance is critical to a well-designed system. Too often, installers try to save a few dollars by purchasing monitors from an electronics super discount store, Taylor says. Those monitors are not designed for 24/7 operation, and in many cases do not boast the resolution or contrast required for video surveillance. In addition, the power supply is not designed for constant use. “Why purchase high-resolution video cameras and a DVR able to record D1 resolution – and then purchase a cheap monitor?” he asks.
The Latest Look
Agreeing on LCD’s growing dominance is Mark Tracy, product management and business development director for Middle Atlantic Products, Fairfield, N.J. CRT monitors are being supplanted by LCD monitors, Tracy says, because the latter offer better resolution, superior interfacing with CPUs, less heat generation and greater compactness.
Public View Monitors & Their Role in Security
Because only security dealers or integrators sell and install public view monitors, they represent a tremendous selling opportunity, Clinton believes.