One of the main challenges of converting analogue systems to HD is the variety of platforms which are found in older coax systems. Integrating IP cameras can be a difficulty with an existing cabled system. Not all DVRs suit all the difference platforms and it is important to find the right recording device, however configuring it can be another struggle.
The Ultra and Pro DVRs offer Penta-brid compatibility and deliver a streamlined, open-source recording solution and explore five additional reasons to embrace the newest additions to the HDCVI 3.0 group.
Many organisations consider implementing new video surveillance systems or even upgrading their outdated systems to make use of the recent technical improvements. There is a wide variety of security threats which businesses and other facilities have to face including theft by employees or visitors, violence, threats from outsiders and many other types of crimes. Each installation presents a unique coverage challenge in order to ensure that cameras are capable of providing useful images across all possible areas which require coverage. Multi sensor panoramic cameras provide many different benefits which can help organisations meet any unique challenges.
Small and medium businesses (SMBs) are an area of opportunity for security resellers, especially in video surveillance.
Surveillance systems for SMBs are more straightforward than for larger companies, however no matter how many employees or buildings there is, each successful installation would start with designing a system which is appropriate for the business.
It is not complicated to decide what camera resolution is right for you, however it can be confusing if you aren’t familiar with best practices. How to make sure your video surveillance system is capturing the needed detail in a scene, without incorporating high-level megapixel cameras which your customer may not require?
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
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
Clear video images in low-light scenarios are a must for many security installations. With the abundance of options on the market however, it can be confusing to figure out which kind of technology is the best to use for night time. Read more