One of the most difficult challenges when designing a new security video surveillance system is the decision making process that goes into choosing the cameras. Anyone who has developed a camera system before is familiar with the myriad trade offs that make up the solution. High camera resolution leads to higher quality images, but larger storage and bandwidth needs. This can be offset by compression and frame rate adjustments, but leads to a lower image quality over all. Don’t forget about field of view and lens focal length. Now tie in light sensitivity and sources of illumination. All this makes for one pretty complicated set of variables.