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Importance of Intelligent Video for Retailers

As online shopping becomes highly popular, retailers which sell in-store only find it challenging to compete against their virtual counterparts, and are looking for any advantage which they can find in order to help them grow revenues while still addressing security challenges such as inventory loss due to shoplifting or internal thievery. Intelligent video surveillance solutions can help business owners drive sales, optimise results and improve customer satisfaction, by introducing new technologies and analytics which helps retailers to easily tailor the solutions to fit their business and security requirements, and helps business owners gain more insight.

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Choosing the Best Lens

Mostly all security cameras used nowadays have an integrated, matched lens, yet integrated-lens cameras still require interpretation of conditions specific to the security application, as well as an understanding of the camera’s capabilities.

The horizontal Field of View (FOV) is dictated by the distance of the lens from the image sensor, therefore before deciding how many megapixels you need, you must consider what the FOV should be and once you’ve determined where to install the camera and figured out what the FOV is, you should consider the resolution which you require, based on the distance from the subjects.

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What is WDR?

What is WDR?

A dynamic range is the the ratio between the largest and smallest measurable quantities of something. In the case of video surveillance, the dynamic range is the ratio between the lightest and darkest elements of the image. WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) technology is great for high contrast scenes, which balances the brightness and shaded areas simultaneously so that an image doesn’t appear blown out or too dark.

Decibels (dB) are the value in which dynamic range is measured. IHS defines WDR at 60 dB or greater, though it’s not uncommon to see WDR cameras with capabilities of 120 dB or more. While comparing product datasheets, it is possible that a camera with a lower ratio outperforms a competitor with a higher dB ratio. Read more

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How CCTV Keeps Businesses Safe in the Dark

Night vision cameras are extremely useful for business security. They can help with crimes which occur in the dark such as break-ins and burglaries at night time. Night vision CCTV cameras and motion-sensitive lighting definitely would help you sleep peacefully at night knowing they can prevent crimes from taking place!

Motion-sensitive cameras have the ability to send alerts whenever a movement is detected and you would be instantly aware that someone is trying to access your premises without your permission. Normal CCTV cameras however, don’t see well in the dark therefore don’t provide a clear image nor pick up motion whenever a break in may be about to happen. This happening, would also mean that you wouldn’t receive a notification through your phone, therefore night vision CCTV cameras may be something worth considering to have installed. Read more

What is HDCVI?

HDCVI was first introduced in 2012 with the purpose to provide high definition video over coaxial cable. This line of cameras and recorders has expanded since then in order to include a host of cutting-edge technologies.

HDCVI cameras are available in fisheye, PTZ, multi-sensor and covert options as well as traditional fixed models. Some also include options such as Starlight technology, True Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) and 4K resolution. Certain hybrid HDCVI recorders have Smart H.265+ which allows more data to be captured with a lower impact to the unit storage.  Penta-brid technology makes HDCVI recorders compatible with the five most commonly used video formats which are HDCVI, TVI, AHD, CVBS and IP, which provides added flexibility. The latest innovations in HDCVI products are Smart Motion Detection and Night Colour. Read more

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