Feature

What-Happened.com

TOP WATCH

PC-based webcams

On-site DVR

Benefit

Administration

 

 

 

 

·        Simple software setup and configuration (5 minutes)

Yes

N/A

 

·        Reduced administration costs

·        Internet-based single point-of-control and monitoring for any number of cameras (worldwide)

Yes

 

 

·        Cost reduction enables the simplified administration of a large number of global cameras;

·        Useful for security, entertainment and remote support applications

·        Eliminates disk space/image management

Yes

N/A

 

·        Ability to keep infinite history with no administration

·        No time spent on tedious disk space management

·        Timezone-adjusted data for worldwide cameras

Yes

N/A

 

·        Simplifies administration and monitoring of global sites in many timezones

·        Extraction of images from existing webcam site, as if the camera were directly connected to TOP WATCH

Yes

N/A

 

·        Your existing investment can be preserved

·        Additional functionality to an existing infrastructure can be instantly expanded

·        Configurable thumbnail size specific to each camera

Yes

 

Yes

·        Easy viewing of multiple cameras saves substantial time

 

 

 

 

 

Archiving

 

 

 

 

·        Online history is easily configurable to any number of days

Yes

N/A

N/A

·        Immediate access to recent events

·        Optical archive service for long-term image retention

Yes

N/A

Optional

·        Long-term access to all recorded events

 

 

 

 

 

Motion Detection

 

 

 

 

·        Before and after context

Yes

 

Yes

·        Increased understanding of events

·        Exclude detection from defined zone

Yes

 

 

·        Minimizes wasted storage and time

·        Include detection from defined zone

Yes

 

 

·        Minimizes wasted storage and time

·        Night mode (darkness-sensitive motion detection) can be adjusted based on hour-of-day

Yes

 

 

·        Minimizes wasted storage and time

·        Automated phone call if motion or no motion

Yes

 

 

·        Real-time physical security linked with video equipment investment

·        255 levels of motion sensitivity

Yes

Varies

Varies

·        Ensures only desired events are captured

·        Control over placement of date/time stamp

Yes

Yes

Yes

·        Avoids occlusion of relevant data

·        20 fonts for date/time stamp

Yes

Yes

 

·        Enables optimal viewing of date/time for each frame

·        Frames stamped with motion indication

Yes

 

 

·        Increased understanding of events

 

 

 

 

 

Animation

 

 

 

 

·        Animated video generation from static frames

Yes

N/A

N/A

·        Ability to create live-action activity without the substantial cost and overhead of “streaming”

·        Configurable size for animations

Yes

N/A

N/A

·        Video frames are tailored for your environment based on network bandwidth and image quality requirements

·        Control over compression quality (31 levels) and resulting video file/stream size

Yes

N/A

N/A

·        Permits the ability to optimize for speed or quality

·        Variable rate playback control

Yes

 

Yes

·        Saves time finding events

·        Recent activity  window (configurable time)

Yes

 

 

·        Ability to quickly determine event context

·        Live-action window with configurable size

Yes

 

Yes

·        Near real-time viewing of current activity with ability to support low-speed connections

·        Limit on live-action window refresh

Yes

 

 

·        Reduces overhead when viewers are not present

·        Ability to list frame times for each online day

Yes

 

Yes

·        Saves time in locating desired events/frames

·        Single-stepping

Yes

 

Yes

·        Saves time in locating desired events/frames

·        Emailing of single frame images (large or small)

Yes

 

Yes

·        Avoid having to save video files; enables convenient printing of desired images

·        Automated, configurable scaling of images upon upload

Yes

 

N/A

·        Simultaneous high-resolution “live” image, but lower archived image size resulting in reduced cost

·        Configurable brightness/contrast adjustment as images are uploaded

Yes

Yes

Yes

·        Simplifies administration when remote cameras need image adjustment

·        Optimization for frequent uploads

Yes

N/A

N/A

·        Ability to view events that occur quickly

·        Ability to locally save animations

Yes

N/A

Yes

·        Relevant clips can be emailed and saved for later use or conversion to other media

·        Optional conversion of color to grayscale upon upload

Yes

Yes

N/A

·        Reduces cost associated with storing large color images

 

 

 

 

 

Security

 

 

 

 

·        Encrypted Internet-based communications

Yes

N/A 

 

·        Ensures privacy of content

·        Username/password for each camera

Yes

N/A

Yes

·        Protection from specious uploads

·        IP address validation for uploads

Yes

 N/A

N/A

·        Protection from specious uploads

·        Encryption of images on server disk

Yes

 

N/A

·        Ensures privacy of content

·        “Knowtify” feature if uploads stop

Yes

 

 

·        Physical security enabled by existing cameras

·        “View-only” and Administrator users

Yes

Yes

Yes

·        Administration and usage are separated by authority/job function

 

 

 

 

 

Pricing/Cost

 

 

 

 

·        Very low initial capital investment costs

Yes

N/A

 

·        Up to one-tenth the cost of other alternatives

·        Enables a greater number of cameras with greater utility at lower cost

·        Expandable in small, low-cost increments

Yes

N/A

 

·        Cost reduction; grow as your needs expand

·        Flexible pricing model based on usage/features

Yes

N/A

 

·        Pay only for desired features

·        Designed for low-cost solution

Yes

N/A

 

·        Expands opportunity for small businesses to benefit from innovative security

 

 

 

 

 

Service, Support and Consulting

 

 

 

 

·        Highest level of service and customer support

Yes

 

Yes

·        Maximum utility of investment

·        What-Happened.com is a business partner, not just a service provider

·        Reliable, knowledgeable and friendly staff

Yes

 

Yes

·        Maximum uptime and availability