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.
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.
Higher megapixel cameras and advanced analytics allow security personnel to transfer significant responsibility from onsite security operators to unmanned cameras which would result in a lower total cost of ownership.
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
There are many benefits of having CCTV cameras and security lighting installed, as they can both deter intruders and offer high security through remote monitoring. CCTV cameras can obtain high quality images and recordings of suspects that may have taken part in a criminal activity within the monitored area. These can be used as evidence in the case of a criminal investigation.
Licence plate capturing is extremely important to some customers. It is the process of recording the image of a licence plate while licence plate recognition is the use of the image in order to help identify and search for the plate in a database. Licence plate recognition is intended to associate a vehicle with its owner, by law enforcement and private security agencies. Read more
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
In order to have appropriate security in place, you may require specific cameras for day/night time, as CCTV cameras require light to see and therefore when the sun is away they may be unable to form a picture. However, cameras that are built for night time viewing may have trouble forming a clear image throughout the day. Read more
There are many different benefits of Video Surveillance. For example, IP cameras with people counting capabilities can help business owners make operations decisions more efficiently. Read more
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