Re: CU-SeeMe - anyone using/considering use for security?

Ben Millard (bmillard@interaccess.com)
Wed, 26 Oct 1994 18:58:42 -0400


>>Is anyone doing/thinking about any applications of CU-SeeMe technology
>>for institutional security monnitoring?

>Heh..I use it to monitor my apartment when I'm at work..
>
>I have a dedicated 28.8 SLIP to my house....I can watch my couch from work.. :P
>
>Seriously tho, I think the security applications for CU-SeeMe are
>great....you only need a couple frames a second to notice something's
>amiss....

With all due respect, cu-SeeMe for security apps would be only applicable
in situations where there is no formal security department or "system." My
employers are (and have been for quite a while) using a /multi-channel/
video-over-dry-pair monitor system. It runs at a full 30 fps, we can send
full frame color NTSC over a pair with command signals returning to the
pan/tilt head. With up to 8 cameras on the transmitter, and the ability to
switch between them _or_ feed sub-screen sized images of 4, it is a really
neat sytem in a 100 year old building.

With regards to the on-going bandwidth debates, the "empty office"
conundrum, etc. I think security monitoring might be better left to other
commercial systems.

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