When people think of security cameras, they often imagine one of the worn out devices like the one above. While these mounted cameras have dominated the market for decades, they have limitations—such as portability and costs. These limitations prevent law enforcement agencies and others from getting valuable footage that would otherwise make their communities safer. The NOMAD, the next stage in mounted surveillance technology, is a fully integrated system that tears down those barriers. Read below to understand why traditional mounted surveillance cameras will make way for the NOMAD.
NOMAD Mobile Camera
Traditional versus Modern
Mounted surveillance cameras have long been a staple in security plans. But like any technology, advancements are phasing out older models in place of powerful, more efficient options. New cameras like the NOMAD are slowly entering the market space as a flexible and more functional alternative.
It’s impossible to have mounted surveillance cameras in every location, but traditional cameras don’t make it any easier. Because these cameras are generally permanent, officials have to spend potentially thousands of dollars just to install new cameras. This problem is further compounded by local events (like parades and festivals), which only require temporary surveillance.
The NOMAD is a truly mobile surveillance camera; all components (including the camera, server, and more) are stored internally, which allows it to be relocated in just moments. Also unlike its predecessors, the NOMAD uses a wide range of brackets that allow it to be mounted to any infrastructure—even a tree!
Surveillance cameras are already costly but add installation, servers, and other costs, and you’ll spend a small fortune. Pole-mounted cameras, for example, require proper authorization (and fees), waiting on the utility company, and renting a bucket truck. This is time and money that are separate from purchasing the actual camera.
While the NOMAD might incur some additional fees (though not always), it mitigates overall costs. Because it’s sold as a single package, all necessary components (such as the server, mounts, and camera) are included in a one-time payment. And in case you want to mount it on a pole, you generally only have to pay for a convenience tap since it’s considered a temporary mount.
Future of Mounted Surveillance Cameras
Surveillance cameras aim to make our communities safer, so the end goal is to make it easier for law enforcement and similar professions. Mounted surveillance cameras are here to stay, but the current models are making way for the next stage. Future cameras will likely focus on improving mobility, establishing an open platform, and increasing functionality.
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