CCTV Digital Video Recorders (DVRs)(2,080)
The Contera Bullet outdoor-ready megapixel camera features 1080p and 5-megapixel (MP) resolution for optimum performance. The Contera Bullet combines a day/night mechanical IR cut filter with an integrated motorized 2.7–12mm varifocal remote focus and zoom precision iris (P-iris) lens. Regardless of the time of day, the Contera Bullet is prepared for any lighting condition. For applications with poor lighting conditions, Enhanced WDR™ (wide dynamic range) at 120dB provides the best visual balance to shaded and bright light conditions. For clear colour images in low-light, NightView™ offers strong low-light sensitivity for capturing details in extremely poor-lit scenes, and is further enhanced by built-in Smart IR LED illumination that automatically adjusts output in response to the distance of an object in view to prevent over-exposure when the object is very close to the camera. The Contera Bullet is ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) Profile S and G compliant, providing interoperability between network video products regardless of manufacturer.
MOBOTIX’s AllroundDual camera balances flexibility and features continuing the trend of modular system design. The MOBOTIX M16 AllroundDual features exchangeable image sensors for day, night and thermal use along with flash memory, microphone, speaker, PIR and optional feature modules. Housed within a weatherproof (IP66) chassis along with a comprehensive set of built-in cyber security controls, the camera offers powerful new application and integration options for both system integrators and end customers. The M16 also proves that standards and innovation can truly co-exist as the MOBOTIX video surveillance camera that brings together the MxPEG video codec specifically developed for security applications and the H.264 industry standard within an ONVIF-ready camera system. For added flexibility, the built-in RTSP/Multicast capability allows simultaneous streaming of MxPEG, M-JPEG and H.264 video to multiple clients without performance loss. Benefitting from an upgraded processor and software, the M16 delivers the highest frame rate of any MOBOTIX camera along with intelligent 3D motion detection and more capacity for on-board software applications. The M16, in common with all MOBOTIX models, benefits from regular software updates to ensure reliability while adding additional feature enhancements that make the M16 one of the most intelligent yet flexible camera systems on the market.
System overview Experience 1080P full HD video and the simplicity of reusing existing coaxial infrastructure with HDCVI. The Starlight HDCVI camera with 120dB true WDR presents a high quality image with rich details even in extreme low-light conditions. This model is a PoC camera which can be powered by PoC XVR or PoC transmitter over a single coaxial cable with video, requiring no separate power supplies. PoC reduces installation time and costs, making it an ideal choice for applications with complex deployment but a tight budget. Functions 4 signals over 1 coaxial cable HDCVI technology supports 4 signals to be transmitted over 1 coaxial cable simultaneously, i.e. video, audio*, data and power. Dual-way data transmission allows the HDCVI camera to interact with the HCVR, such as sending control signal or triggering alarm. Moreover, HDCVI technology supports PoC for construction flexibility. * Audio input is available for some models of HDCVI cameras. Long distance transmission HDCVI technology guarantees long-distance and real-time transmission without any loss. It supports up to 800m for 1080P Full HD video via coaxial cable, and up to 300m via UTP cable. PoC power supply supports transmission distance up to 400m for 1080P via coaxial cable.* *Actual results verified by real-scene testing in Dahua's test laboratory. Simplicity HDCVI technology inherits the born feature of simplicity from traditional analogue surveillance system, making itself a best choice for investment protection. HDCVI system can seamlessly upgrade the traditional analogue system without replacing existing coaxial cabling. The plug and play approach enables full HD video surveillance without the hassle of configuring a network. Starlight With the adoption of high performance sensor, the camera is able to provide incomparable performance even under extreme lowlight environment. The starlight feature allows more details to be captured and accurate colour to be recognised at night or in scenes with limited illumination. Wide dynamic range Embedded with industry leading wide dynamic range (WDR) technology, vivid pictures are achieved even in the most intense contrast lighting conditions. True WDR (120dB) optimises both the bright and dark areas of a scene at the same time to provide usable video. Advanced 3DNR 3DNR is noise reduction technology that detects and eliminates random noises by comparing two sequential frames. Dahua’s advanced 3DNR technology allows remarkable noise reduction with little impact to sharpness, especially under limited lighting condition. Besides, the advanced 3DNR effectively decreases the bandwidth and saves the storage space. Multi-formats The camera supports multiple video formats including HDCVI, CVBS and other two common HD analog formats in the market. The four formats can be switched over through OSD menu or by PFM820 (UTC controller). This feature makes the camera to be compatible with not only HCVRs but also most end users’ existing HD/SD DVRs. Please note that PoC can be supported only in the HDCVI video format. Smart IR The camera is designed with array LED IR illumination for best lowlight performance. Smart IR is a technology to ensure brightness uniformity in B/W image under low illumination. Dahua’s unique Smart IR adjusts to the intensity of camera's infrared LEDs to compensate for the distance of an object, and prevents IR LEDs from overexposing images as the object come closer to the camera. Large aperture lens The camera adopts high-end F1.3 large aperture lens. With higher amount of absorbed light, the camera presents an impressive lowlight performance. Protection The camera's outstanding reliability is unsurpassed due to its rugged design. The camera is protected against water and dust with IP67, making it suitable for indoor or outdoor environments. The camera complies with an IK10 vandal resistance rating making it capable of withstanding the equivalent of 5 kg (11.02 lbs) of force dropped from a height of 40 cm (15.75 in). Supporting ±25% input voltage tolerance, this camera suits even the most unstable power supply conditions. Its 4KV lightning rating provides protection against the camera and its structure from the effects of lightning.
VIVOTEK’s FE9391-EV is the next generation of market-leading 12-Megapixel 360° panomorph network camera, featuring a detailed 12-Megapixel CMOS sensor which guarantees superb image quality. Utilising the latest in panomorph lens technology for 180° panoramic view (wall mount) or 360° surround view (ceiling/wall/floor mount) with zero blind spots, the camera is able to provide comprehensive coverage of open areas such as airports, shopping malls, parking lots, retail stores, offices and more. The FE9391-EV (IP66, IK10 rated) is the successor to FE8391-V in the VIVOTEK 360° surround view family. The new model is equipped with a removable IR-cut filter and WDR Enhancement technology, allowing the camera to maintain optimal image quality around the clock for unparalleled visibility under high-contrast lighting environments. 3D Noise Reduction technology enables the camera to capture clear, polished video under low-light conditions. The FE9391-EV's use of the latest in panomorph lens technology has led to much improved image quality with a huge drop in edge distortion. The FE9391-EV is also updated with the latest in IR illumination, VIVOTEK's Smart IR II technology with Adaptive IR. Adaptive IR enables the FE9391-EV's IR illuminators to adjust to the scene together or individually to provide the best possible IR image, reducing glaring hotspots and/or underexposed dark spots. The FE9391-EV is also be the first to include a new wave of advanced Video Content Analysis (VCA). Available in 4Q 2017, this includes better object detection in order to reduce false alarms. Through advanced Video Content Analysis functions including crowd detection features the FE9391-EV is the next steps in elevating surveillance cameras from image capturing devices to advanced notification instruments, allowing users to see more in smarter ways.
In Mirasys VMS Version 8 particular attention has been paid to security and privacy. Also, pre-existing familiar product features such as audit trail and versatile material management and search functionality brings significant benefits, for example, for the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements. Mirasys V8.4 is also a foundation for totally new opportunities related to this; what comes to system management and usage reporting, for example. Functional effectiveness Mirasys VMS is quick and easy to install, and especially effective in networked, IP-based CCTV systems and their operational and management needs, such as centralised management and upgrading/updating of servers, drivers and client applications without requiring on-site travel to remote locations. User profiles are easy to create and change. Servers can be pre-installed and pre-configured before delivering to the deployment location. The Mirasys VMS V8 modern Spotter for Windows user interface can be adapted to individual and specific needs and preferences and provides more visual space for videos without sacrificing any functionality. The new HTML5 (Hypertext Markup Language, Version 5) based user interface in V8.4 offers easy access to the Mirasys system from anywhere; PCs, tablets or smartphones. Integration with other systems Video management systems are also more and more frequently integrated with other systems such as building management or access control. Video feeds will in the future also often be a replacement for on-site visits or tours by personnel. This reduces operational costs for security and building maintenance. User interfaces Video surveillance camera features are consistently improving. Image quality can be exceptionally good compared to what it used to be only a few years ago. The newest cameras also require much less network bandwidth due to more effective encoding formats, such as H.265/HEVC (from 40% up to 60% of bandwidth and storage space savings, depending on the footage and device without any loss of quality, or increased quality at the same level with the H.264/AVC encoding) that many IP camera manufacturers have started to support. Individual servers can handle more simultaneously connected cameras than before, and the entire system no longer has an actual upper limit. Mirasys VMS V8 is the answer to the scalability and performance needs of new camera technologies from any manufacturer. Thus, the video management system can be designed freely using the best equipment for the customer-specific requirements, and can also support all future needs. User-specific requirements As video management evolves, traditional command and control (monitoring) services also change. In addition to security monitoring, this will also involve monitoring other systems (building management, access control, fire alarms, or even manufacturing, logistics and operational systems or processes). More and more often these are done by a service provider, and not the organisation whose premises, systems or processes are monitored and/or managed. Further, systems today have more and more different types of users; and variation in user skills or access rights can be significant. This leads to individual, user-specific requirements for system access and use, while simultaneously requiring that the users must be able to access the system from different locations and using different devices. Versatile possibilities and efficiency of management For systems integrations and management, Mirasys VMS Version 8.4 brings new and more versatile possibilities with its new HTTP based Application Programming Interface (API). A particularly significant benefit is that the HTTP API allows also for automation of the system configuration and management. The new HTTP API provides modern REST-compliant (Representational State Transfer, or ”RESTful”) web services which allow requesting systems to access and manipulate textual representations of web resources using a uniform and predefined set of stateless operations from any platform (almost any operating system and practically any programming language). Version 8.4 also brings a new software licensing model that brings remarkable simplification, effectiveness and cost savings, because from V8.4 onwards every server no longer requires its own server-specific software license, but all the software and licence features and limits (such as number of cameras, number of servers, number of simultaneously logged in users or any other functions) can, in any size system, be managed through a single system-wide software licence controlled via the system’s Management servers. The new V8.4 licences are also no longer dependent on the server’s MAC (Media Access Control) address, but uses a multi-factor “License Protection Key” that remains valid even if the hardware system has to be changed (e.g., new or replacement NIC, Network Interface Card, or new or replacement graphics controller, etc.).
New Wisenet Multi-sensor Cameras Hanwha Techwin has expanded its multi-sensor camera line with two new Wisenet multi-sensor cameras. The Wisenet PNM-7000VD (2-head) and PNM-9000VQ (4-head) combine powerful performance in a small form factor at an affordable price. For maximum adaptability, configurable fixed-focus lens/CMOS sensor modules are available in multiple fields of view which can be easily installed onsite. With high frame-rates (60/30fps), true WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) and a powerful suite of analytics built in, the cameras bring a new level of quality and value to the multi-directional camera market. Utilising a single IP address over one cat5 cable requires only one VMS license further reducing the cost to install, service, and support. New Wisenet WAVE VMS Wisenet WAVE VMS is a highly customisable IP video management platform that lets users create tailored network video solutions for any type of project, on any device. With a user-friendly intuitive interface requiring little to no training, WAVE empowers new and existing Hanwha users to make the most of their cameras’ advanced features and onboard advanced analytics such as intelligent video analytics (appear, disappear, loitering, line crossing, enter, exit), and sound classification (explosion, glass breakage, gun shot and scream detection). WAVE is ONVIF compliant, which allows it to support many other ONVIF compliant devices. New Wisenet Stainless Steel Cameras The Wisenet stainless steel cameras are built for harsh environments such as marine locations or areas where aggressive chemicals are used. They utilise the Wisenet 5 chipset featuring high frame-rates, day & night (ICR), advanced WDR (150dB), H.265/H.264/MJPEG multiple streaming codecs, and powerful video analytics (including loitering, directional detection, fog detection, tampering, motion detection handover, and objects entering or exiting an area). Audio analytics are included for sound classification and notification. New Wisenet Thermal Cameras Hanwha Techwin is broadening its line of solutions by introducing thermal cameras capable of long range detection. With selectable 13/19/35mm lenses, the new thermal cameras are available in both bullet and PT mounts. The TNO-4040T presents a clear, full frame 30fps thermal image at 640x480 resolution using either H.265 or H.264 based WiseStream II compression technology.
ConteraCMR® is a full line of cloud managed recorders, with four customisable platform choices. The base NVR Appliance supports a maximum of 8 or 16 POE ports and up to 20TB of onboard video-optimised storage. The online Arecont Vision SysCon System Configurator™ simplifies selecting the best ConteraCMR platform for specific project requirements. All ConteraCMR platforms include a three-year manufacturer’s warranty. Tying the ConteraVMS®, an advanced video management system that can support up to 128 cameras, and Contera CMR platforms together over the cloud is ConteraWS® (web services). ConteraWS enables recording to occur locally on a ConteraCMR platform (or 3rd party compliant server running ConteraVMS software). Local recording eliminates the pitfalls of resolution and framerate restrictions that can limit other solutions. User profiles and cloud information is all stored in the cloud for convenient, remote access and management. Local administration is not required, reducing complexity and staffing needs. Therefore, the NVR Appliance can be accessed remotely over the local area network just as in a traditional video surveillance solution. The system can be securely reached from anywhere via choice of a full-featured thick client, mobile apps, Apple TV app, and a multi-browser web client. Video also can be stored in the cloud for important clips, then shared as needed. Management is simplified with access to all ConteraCMR platforms via a single sign-on capability. Instant notification of alarm, motion, or system health events are sent to any authorised recipient via smartphone or computer. Software updates can be applied remotely, reducing time and cost to deploy. There is no need for port forwarding or use of a Dynamic Domain Name Service (DDNS). ConteraWS also brings advanced cybersecurity, offering multi-factor authentication, NIST-compliant data encryption, transport layer security, and requiring no open inbound ports. The complete Contera video surveillance solution offers the performance and reliability of local recording with the convenience and flexibility of a cloud application.
System Overview Ultra series adopts high performance DSP and Sony advanced image sensor technology, which can provide excellent image effects for users. With Dahua advanced software algorithm, the series is able to support people counting and heat map which brings extra business analysis value for customers. In addition, IP67, IK10 and heater compliance ensure the series can be applied in a harsher environment. Functions ePoE technologyThe ePoE technology of Dahua, designed internally, adopts advanced 2D-PAM3 coding modulation from physical layer, and realises full duplex transmission over 800 metres at the speed of 10Mbps, or 300 metres at the speed of 100Mbps via Cat 5 or coaxial cable media. It supports PoE and PoC power supply technology which has greatly simplified construction and wiring. Dahua ePoE technology offers a new way to accomplish long distance transmission between IP cameras and network switches. It allows more flexible surveillance system design, improves reliability and saves construction and wiring cost. 4K technology4K resolution is a revolutionary breakthrough in image processing technology. 4K delivers four times the resolution of standard HDTV 1080p cameras and offers superior picture quality and image details. 4K resolution improves the clarity of a magnified scene to view or record crisp forensic video from large areas. E-PTZ functionE-PTZ (electronic-PTZ (Pan-Tilt Zoom)) is a virtual technology. E-PTZ function can be utilised on the local area. Mostly it appears in megapixel or other cameras. Business intelligent analysis (People counting, Heatmap)This Dahua camera also supports more advanced intelligent features such as people counting and heat map, besides basic IVS functions. These two functions can be applied to business intelligence and bring extra values to customers. It is available to acquire daily, weekly, monthly and yearly people flow via people counting and output data report. Heat map can be based on a moving object in time of space movement for analysis, find the most active area and output the report, which is to provide valuable data support for commercial applications. Smart Codec (H.265+ & H.264+)Smart Codec is the optimised implementation of standard video compression (H.265 & H.264) that uses a scene-adaptive encodingstrategy, dynamic GOP, dynamic ROI, flexible multi-frame reference structure and intelligent noise reduction to deliver high-quality video without straining the network. Smart Codec technology reduces bitrate and storage requirements by up to 70% when compared to the standard video compression. Environmental & protectionWith a temperature range of -40 °C to +60 °C (-40 °F to +140 °F), the camera is designed for extreme temperature environments. Supporting ±25% input voltage tolerance, this camera suits even the most unstable conditions for outdoor applications. Its 6KV lightning rating provides effective protection for both the camera and its structure against lightning. Subjected and certified to rigorous dust and immersion tests (IP67) and impact tests (IK10), The camera complies with an IK10 impact rating making it capable of withstanding the equivalent of 5 kg (11.02 lbs) of force dropped from a height of 40 cm (15.75 in.)
Videotec is launching DELUX, the new imaging and encoding technology for outdoor surveillance that generates incredibly vivid and clear colour video images day or night. In particular, thanks to the camera’s increased light sensitivity, the DELUX technology can obtain bright images with well-defined colours in very low light conditions – even typical night-time conditions to 0.006 lux (0.0006 lux in black and white). The technology offers significant advantages for video surveillance in sensitive outdoor areas where it is necessary to identify people, objects, moving vehicles and abnormal events with the highest levels of detail possible at all times, even at night. Developed end to end by Videotec’s R&D team, the new DELUX technology has now been integrated into the ULISSE COMPACT PTZ, the worldwide benchmark for the surveillance of urban and industrial areas, critical infrastructures, transportation, perimeters and borders. The ULISSE COMPACT is a Day/Night, FullHD 1080p camera with a 30x optical zoom and a frame rate of 60fps. It is capable of accurately pinpoint details in any scene – even dynamic, rapidly changing situations. In addition to improved light sensitivity, with outstanding colour rendering and greater noise reduction, the DELUX technology has brought new advanced performances to the ULISSE COMPACT, namely in the control of speed proportional to zoom and management of Privacy Masking. ULISSE COMPACT’s robust mechanical construction guarantees unbeatable performance in all weather conditions, – from -40°C to + 60°C – with a rotation speed of up to 200°/s, highly accurate preset positioning, a wiper and an integrated LED illuminator. Thanks to the meticulous care taken in all of the DELUX technology design stages, significant reductions have been made to the costs of this new ULISSE COMPACT model. In addition to the improved performance, this has increased the model’s competitiveness thus responding to customer’s needs and an increasingly selective market.
Contera® Panoramic megapixel IP cameras provide an all-in-one solution for wide-area video surveillance. Four sensors and lenses are housed in an outdoor-rated IP66 and IK-10 impact-resistant dome enclosure. The cameras are available in a 180° configuration and resolutions of 8- and 20-megapixel (MP). A single Contera Panoramic camera can replace multiple conventional cameras with the ability to zoom into multiple regions of interest. Their return on investment is easily measured any way you view it. Regardless of the time of day, the Contera Panoramic is prepared for any lighting condition. For applications with poor lighting conditions, Enhanced WDR™ (wide dynamic range) at 120dB provides the best visual balance to shaded and bright light conditions. For clear colour images in low-light, NightView™ offers strong low-light sensitivity for capturing details in extremely poor-lit scenes, which is further enhanced by LED illumination built into each sensor gimbal. Arecont Vision was the first to bring H.264 to the mainstream market and recently-developed SNAPstream™ (Smart Noise Adaptation and Processing) technology for reducing bandwidth without impacting image quality. Today, we are proud to offer our next generation H.265 with SNAPstream+™ smart codec capable of delivering high quality video while saving over 50% of the data rate to reduce or prevent strain on the network. The camera’s power can be supplied via a Power over-Ethernet (PoE - IEEE 802.3af) compliant network cable connection. The Contera Panoramic is ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) Profile S and G compliant, providing interoperability between network video products regardless of manufacturer.
System overview The IR Megapixel Vari-focal camera delivers 2MP resolution with a 2.7~13.5mm varifocal lens. The camera's elegant blend of aesthetics combined with a range of easy mounting solutions provides an excellent choice for a variety of small to mid-size applications at an affordable price. Functions Smart Codec (H.265+ & H.264+)Smart Codec is the optimised implementation of standard video compression (H.265 & H.264) that uses a scene-adaptive encoding strategy, dynamic GOP, dynamic ROI, flexible multi-frame reference structure and intelligent noise reduction to deliver high-quality video without straining the network. Smart Codec technology reduces bit rate and storage requirements by up to 70% when compared to the standard video compression. Starlight TechnologyFor challenging low-light applications, Dahua’s Starlight Ultra-Low Light Technology offers best-in-class light sensitivity, capturing colour details in low light down to 0.006lux. The camera uses a set of optical features to balance light throughout the scene, resulting in clear images in dark environments. Intelligent video analysis (IVS)The Dahua camera is equipped with a built-in intelligent analytic algorithm based on video, which can realise intelligent functions like Tripwire and Intrusion, to quickly and accurately respond to monitoring events in specific area. It can enhance monitoring efficiency. In addition, the camera supports intelligent tamper detection, which generates a warning message when detecting a dramatic scene change, guaranteeing effective video surveillance. Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) The camera achieves vivid images, even in the most intense contrast lighting conditions, using industry-leading WDR technology. For applications with both bright and low lighting conditions that change quickly, true WDR (120 dB) optimises both the bright and dark areas of a scene at the same time to provide usable video. Smart IR technologyWith IR illumination, detailed images can be captured in low light or total darkness. The camera's Smart IR technology adjusts the intensity of camera's infrared LEDs to compensate the distance of an object. Smart IR technology prevents IR LEDs from whitening out images as they come closer to the camera. The camera's integrated infrared illumination provides high performance in extreme low-light environments up to 50m (164ft). Protection (IP67, wide voltage)The camera allows for ±25% input voltage tolerance, suitable for the most unstable conditions for outdoor applications. Its 2KV lightning rating provides effective protection for both the camera and its structure against lightning. Subjected and certified to rigorous dust and immersion tests (IP67), the camera is the choice for installation in even the most unforgiving environments. EnvironmentalDahua cameras operate in extreme temperature environments, rated for use in temperatures from -30° C to +60° C (-22° F to +140° F) with 95% humidity. InteroperabilityThe camera conforms to the ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) specifications, ensuring interoperability between network video products regardless of manufacturer.
The Evolution 180 Outdoor Camera is built upon Oncam’s expertise and heritage on 360-degree technology. It is specifically designed for applications that require a dewarped panoramic view of an outdoor scene, without blind spots, from a single sensor camera. The 12MP high-resolution sensor and the built-in 3D dewarped panoramic video provides industry leading Panoramic+ views. The true day/night functionality allows images to be produced in all lighting conditions, including additional IR lighting. The camera is IP66, IP67, IP68, IP69K and IK10+ rated, making it a robust design. Its versatile enclosure enables wall and pendant mounting, while the integrated adjustable mounting allows for an angling of up to 45°. When angled, Oncam’s Angle Compensation Technology (ACT) corrects the view, straightening vertical lines in the scene.
Hikvision PanoVu series DS-2DP1636Z-D panoramic + PTZ cameras, with integration design, are able to capture panoramic images as well as close-up images to give consideration to both panorama and details. The panoramic images are captured by eight sensors, which could realise 360° panorama monitoring. The design of integration model and high speed PTZ offers the function of fast detail positioning over a panoramic area. Furthermore, with its advanced video analysis and multiple targets tracking algorithm, PanoVu cameras also feature a wide range of smart functions for multiple targets within the panoramic view field, including intrusion detection, line crossing detection, region entrance detection, and region exiting detection. The cameras could also output alarm signals to link the PTZ for tracking, benefitting users with great improvements in security efficiency. Camera features 1/1.9" Progressive Scan CMOS 360° view angle Up to 2 × 4096 × 1800@30fps 36X Optical Zoom Ultra-low illumination WDR 3D intelligent positioning function IP66
The IB9365 series is the new flagship outdoor bullet network camera from VIVOTEK, equipped with a full HD sensor capable of 1920x1080 resolution at 60 fps. With the most updated VIVOTEK SNV and WDR Pro technology, the IB9365 series is capable of capturing the highest quality images in both low light and high contrast environments. Night time surveillance technology The IB9365 series also offers the best in night time surveillance technology. By adopting Smart IR II technology from VIVOTEK speed domes, the IB9365 IR illuminators now align with the remote focus lens' focus angle to provide the best IR image quality at any lens setting. This feature optimises IR intensity, reduces IR hotspots, and increases the IR effective range up to 50 meters. Video compression Additionally, the IB9365 series employs VIVOTEK's Smart Stream III technology and H.265 compression codec, reducing bandwidth more than 90% while still maintaining excellent image quality compared to traditional H.264 without smart streaming. Furthermore, the VIVOTEK VADP (VIVOTEK Application Development Platform) allows users to add customised programs for various applications and user scenarios. Protecting all these features is the IB9365's IP66, IP67 and IK10 rated housing, capable of operating from -50°C to 50°C. Cybersecurity Lastly but most importantly, the series of cameras are embedded Trend Micro’s anti-intrusion software, empowering them to automatically detect and prevent credential-based attack as well as block suspicious events, and enabling users to enjoy higher levels of network security.
Arecont Vision has unveiled the newest member of the MegaDome® feature-rich camera series. The new MegaDome UltraHD adds Tri-Mode capability, offering the user the choice of 12MP at 20fps, 4K at 30fps, or 1080p at 60fps, enabling delivery of outstanding video for a wide range of requirements. The true day/night indoor/outdoor MegaDome UltraHD dome camera is loaded with features, including a motorised remote focus/zoom P-Iris lens mounted in a 3-axis gimbal. The installer-friendly, IP66 environmental-rated and IK-10 impact-resistant housing encloses integrated IR LEDs with adjustable beam angle and LED intensity, SDHC onboard storage card slot, and mechanical IR cut filter. Wide dynamic range (WDR), NightView™ low light technology, binning mode for strong low light performance, SNAPstream™ (Smart Noise Adaptation and Processing) technology for reduced bandwidth without impacting image quality, and dual encoder H.264/MJPEG capabilities are built in as with other members of the MegaDome series. Features include privacy mask, motion detection, flexible cropping, bit rate control, multi-streaming, multicasting, forensic viewing, and non-integer scaling. The camera offers network protocols for security and management including SNMP, HTTPS, 802.1x, IPv4, and DHCP. Power requirements are met entirely via PoE (Power over Ethernet) or optionally via 12-24V DC. At the heart of all Arecont Vision-brand cameras is the in-house developed Massively Parallel Image Processing (MPIP) architecture, leveraging a built-in FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) integrated circuit. The architecture enables Arecont Vision cameras to be field upgraded with new advanced features and capabilities as they become available, while providing unmatched cybersecurity capabilities. All Arecont Vision cameras are integrated and tested with the industry’s leading VMS, video analytics, networking, storage, and other software and hardware through the company’s Technology Partner Program™ and subsidiary MegaLab™ technology centre.
32 channels, Real Time / Timelapse / Event recording, 2, Inbuilt Multiplexer, 16 in, 4 out, Triplex, 16 TB GB storage, 960 over all cams fps storage rate, MPEG, 704 x 480 (N), 704 x 576 (P) resolution, PAL, NTSC, USB, CD-RW, 16 in, 1out, HDD, 32 in, 2 out, RJ-45 10/100 Base-T, 445 x 88 x 388, 10, 100 ~ 240 V AC, 65 W, 5 ~ 40, 0 ~ 60Add to Compare
16 channels, Real Time / Timelapse / Event recording, 2, Inbuilt Multiplexer, 16 in, 4 out, Triplex, 16 TB GB storage, 400 over all cameras fps storage rate, MPEG, 704 x 480 (N), 704 x 576 (P) resolution, PAL, NTSC, USB, CD-RW, 16 in, 1 out, HDD, 16 in, 2 out, RJ-45 (10/100 Base-T), 445 x 88 x 388, 10, 100 ~ 240 V AC, 60 W, 5 ~ 40, 0 ~ 60Add to Compare
Features: Up to 4/8/16 Effio cameras with 1080p real-time preview H.264 dual-stream video compression Full channel@960H(960×576/960×480) real-time recording HDMI / VGA / TV / Spot simultaneous video output All channel synchronous real-time playback, GRID interface & smart search 3D intelligent positioning with Dahua PTZ dome camera Support 2 SATA HDDs up to 8TB, 2 USB2.0 Multiple network monitoring: Web viewer, CMS(DSS/PSS) & DMSSAdd to Compare
Samsung has taken positive action in response to the worldwide shortage of 1TB HDDs by introducing new models to its H.264 SRD series of DVRs. "The immediate availability of these new models will ensure continuity of supply to our customers during a time when all market sectors, and not just the security industry, are affected by the severe shortage of 1TB HDDs," said Peter Ainsworth, Senior Product Manager for Samsung Techwin Europe Ltd. "A new 500GB storage version, which shares the same features as the other DVRs in the SRD series, offers an easily upgradable and cost-effective solution for those looking for the best quality digital video recording." Samsung has also introduced models which are being supplied without HDDs to give customers the flexibility to purchase additional approved HDDs by way of one of its HDD upgrade kits, which can be easily installed on-site without voiding the warranty of the DVR. These are available as 500GB upgrades and there are currently limited stocks of 1TB or 2TB upgrade kits also available.The eight and sixteen channel models all have built-in DVD drives featuring Virtual Progressive Scan (VPS) which eliminates the problem of blurred edges on moving objects, to provide picture-perfect still frames whilst a built-in web-server allows live and playback viewing options with the ability to back up incidents via a web browser. A dual codec operation delivers different streams for both high performance recording and optimised transmission, and selected models offer both Pelco Coaxitron and Samsung SSVC coaxial control protocols to provide users with full control of camera functions, as well as access to set-up menus from the convenience of a control room.Additional installer and operator friendly features include a multiple language on-screen display and a fully removable back panel so that hard drives can be swapped and upgraded without having to unplug all the cables. Data from ATM, POS or access control devices can be captured with the text data saved along with associated images to be played back if required at a later date.Available from all Samsung distributors, the new DVRs are offered with full support services from Samsung Techwin Europe Ltd, including free system design, free technical support and a full three-year warranty.Add to Compare
Dahua Technology DH-HCVR7816S 16-channel HDCVI digital video recorder has the following features: Tribrid: Each channel supports HDCVI/Analog/IP Video input 1HDMI/VGA/TV simultaneous video output,1 HDMI separate output HCVR7816S:All channel Max 1080P Up to 1080p realtime live view H.264 dual-stream video compression 8 channel synchronous realtime playback, GRID interface & smart search Support Multi-brand network cameras: Dahua, Arecont Vision, AXIS, Bosch, Brickcom, Canon, CP Plus, Dynacolor, Honeywell, Panasonic, Pelco, Samsung, Sanyo, Sony, Videosec, Vivotech, and etc. ONVIF Version 2.2 conformance 3D intelligent positioning with Dahua PTZ camera Support 8 SATA HDDs up to 32TB, 1 eSATA up to 16TB,4 USB2.0 Multiple network monitoring: Web viewer, CMS(DSS/PSS) & DMSSAdd to Compare
HIKVISION DS-9016HFI-S Intelligent Hybrid DVR supports H.264 video codec, offering real-time viewing and playback with the resolution up to 1280X720, as well as 1280X1024 resolution in VGA displays. The unique feature of the product is its intelligent video analytics and seamless joint of analogue and IP solution.Besides, DS-9016HFI-S supports self-diagnosis, reporting and processing once malfunctions occur. The user-friendly GUI of DS-9016HFI-S comes with Windows-style interface and an aesthetic, efficient operating panel.Key Features:Support IP camera with resolution up to HD 720p (1280X720), as well as support analogue cameras and IP cameras simultaneously in two ways: sixteen analogue cameras plus eight 4CIF IP cameras, and sixteen analogue cameras plus four mega pixel IP cameras.High resolution VGA displays (1280X1024).Support Digital Zoom in preview and playback mode.Mouse control PTZ movement.Support maximum Hard Disk Drives capacity (more than 2 TB). Recorded file can be locked in order to prevent the data from being overwritten. Locked file can also be unlocked.HDD can flexibly be set in redundant mode, read-only mode, or read and write mode.Easy to manage backup device by formatting, creating folder, and playing recorded files in backup device.Support remote downloading with resuming capability.Manage and configure IP camera (ex. compression parameters, motion detection, and sensor alarm) locally on DS-9016HFI-S Intelligent Hybrid DVR.Add to Compare
Dahua Technology, a manufacturer and supplier of video surveillance products headquartered in Hangzhou, China, recently announced the launch of XVR which is a true Penta-bird video recorder. Dahua XVR is ideal for all recorders, supporting 4 mainstream analogue camera types in the market as well as IP cameras. It offers compatibility as well as storage flexibility. Penta-brid Dahua XVR is a newly developed HD Video Recorder based on industry leading open structure to be compatible with multiple access technologies. It is the perfect solution to upgrade existing video surveillance systems. XVR supports 4 mainstream analogue camera types in the market, not only traditional CVBS (analogue) camera, but also HDCVI, AHD and TVI, as well as IP camera. Moreover, XVR recognises the signal formats from cameras automatically, including both Dahua cameras and third party cameras. True plug & play makes operation more user friendly and convenient. All these features make XVR a true Penta-brid video recorder. Compatibility POC (power over coaxial) helps XVR to simplify users’ network cable construction, eases the wiring of power cable and maximises users’ benefits. In addition, users can switch video channel type in OSD menu or HDCVI UTC controller. High performance Dahua XVR changes to a newly designed chassis with low-noise fan and hive structure heat dissipation. Smart H.264+ Codec is applied to XVR to save up to 50% bandwidth and storage. The upgrade of power electronics components and interface protection enhances XVR’s quality in terms of anti-crosstalk, anti-ESD and anti-surge.Add to Compare
16 channels, Real Time / Timelapse / Event recording, 2, Inbuilt Multiplexer, 16 in, 4 out, Triplex, 16 TB GB storage, 480 fps storage rate, MPEG-4, 800 x 600 resolution, PAL, NTSC, USB, CD-RW, DVD-R, 4 in, 1 out, HDD, 16 in, 2 out, RJ-45 10/100 Base-T, 440 x 88 x 430, 7.3Add to Compare
Verint's Nextiva® EdgeVR™ is an enterprise-class, IP-based Network Video Recorder designed for large-scale, geographically distributed operations. Available with hybrid IP/analogue capabilities, this true IP video solution more readily scales to IP video operations than analogue-based, hybrid NVRs, for greater long-term value and lower migration costs. And with all of the features that you've come to expect in a Verint® Network Video Recorder - high-quality imagery, optimised bandwidth utilisation, a secure embedded operating system, and industry-leading system interfaces - EdgeVR delivers superior performance and unsurpassed value. Hybrid system and superior H.264 performance EdgeVR delivers high-resolution images for both recording and live video viewing. Built with an innovative and powerful H.264 video compression engine, EdgeVR provides superior video quality at significantly lower bit rates, reducing storage and bandwidth requirements. Available with a hybrid analogue/IP video option, this intelligent NVR can support up to 64 IP and analogue video cameras. And EdgeVR is fully integrated with Verint's industry-leading Nextiva multi-port video encoders, wireless edge devices, and IP cameras, so it can be easily incorporated in almost any security surveillance system. Ideal for large-scale video operations Built on Verint expertise from more than 80,000 DVR implementations, EdgeVR provides the reliability, scalability, and flexibility that large-scale operations need. EdgeVR features RAID1 support, an embedded operating system for superior security, redundancy, and reliability. This high-performance NVR also provides powerful programming capabilities, flexible storage options, and the ability to set different resolutions, frame rates, and image retention for general surveillance, motion detection, transactions, and alarms. EdgeVR supports VGA, composite or DVI outputs, with one monitor used for quad or full-screen display and the other for full-screen sequencing. Users can search for and view video by time, date, transaction, or event. And day-at-a-glance, week-at-a-glance, and motion-based searches help users quickly pinpoint video of interest. EdgeVR operated with Nextiva Op-Center for centralised, enterprise-wide NVR management and Vid-Center for remote, enterprise-wide NVR viewing.Add to Compare
Support HDCVI/Analogue/IP Video input H.264 dual-stream encoding HCVR7816S-URH:All channel 1080P real time recording 8 channel synchronous real time playback, GRID interface & smart search 2HDMI/VGA/TV simultaneous video output Support 8 SATA HDDs up to 32TB, 1 eSATA up to 16TB, 4 USB2.0 3D intelligent positioning with Dahua PTZ dome camera ONVIF Version 2.4 conformance Support Multi-brand network cameras: Dahua, Arecont Vision, AXIS, Bosch, Brickcom, Canon, CP Plus, Dynacolor, Honeywell, Panasonic, Pelco, Samsung, Sanyo, Sony, Videosec, Vivotek , and etc. Support RAID0,RAID1,RAID5,RAID10 Support hot-swap HDD Multiple network monitoring: Web viewer, CMS(DSS/Smart PSS) &Smart Phone(DMSS)Add to Compare
16 channels, Real Time / Timelapse / Event recording, Inbuilt Multiplexer, 16 in, 6 out, 32768 GB storage, H.264 / MJPEG(IP) , 1920 × 1080 resolution, PAL / NTSC, USB, G.711, HDD, Playback, Recording & Viewing, 30, Hybrid and IP ready, 440 x 460 x 89, 6.5, 100 ~ 240 V AC, 40 W, -10 ~ +55 C (14 ~ 131 F), 10 ~ 90Add to Compare
The SVR-440 is a smart looking cost effective 4 channel DVR that would not look out of place in any residential property or retail application. With its easy to use buttons to guiding you through the simplistic menus and the option of remote control, the SVR-440 is fast becoming a winner for installers for use in smaller applications. MPEG-4 compression delivers high quality recorded images and now with larger memory sticks available on the market removal of information could not be easier.Compact in size and refined in appearanceMPEG-4 compression delivers high quality recordingsChoice of recording modesTime, date and event search modes enables fast retrieval of imagesTwo directional audio transmissionAdd to Compare
The internal recording capacity of Samsung Techwin's DVRs and NVRs has doubled with the introduction of approved 2TB hard disk drives (HDDs).Compatibility with 2TB hard disk drives means that up to a total of 8TB can be stored internally on Samsung Techwin's DVR and NVR ranges for far greater flexibility either in terms of recording and storing a larger quantity of video or to record the same quantity at a higher image quality level.What's more, with Samsung Techwin's SVS series of external storage devices, a total of 24TB storage can now be recorded from the SVR series of DVRs and up to 40TB from the SNR series of NVRs, making them suitable for enterprise level recording solutions.2TB HDD upgrade kits are also available to allow easy to implement on-site upgrades of units that form part of existing CCTV projects.The list of Samsung Techwin DVR and NVR models which have 2TB HDD compatibility is as follows:ModelVideo Inputs CD/DVD Drive Images per second recording @ D1 resolutionMaximum No. internal HDDsMaximum No. of external storage unitsSNR-6400 (NVR)64N/A115244SNR-3200 (NVR)32N/A48044SVR-320032-40042SVR-168016-40042SVR-166016-10042SVR-164516-10021SVR-9609-10021SVR-9459N/A10021SVR-9409CD1002N/ASVR-4804-10021SVR-4504CD251N/AAdd to Compare
Honeywell has announced new mobile remote access capability to its popular HRDP H.264 digital video recorder (DVR). The new Remote -View app allows users to view live video on their Apple iPhone® from CCTV surveillance systems that use Honeywell's HRDP H.264 DVR.Users download the free Remote-View app from the Apple iTunes store and set up connection parameters. Then, they simply select the DVR from a drop-down list and click Connect to see live video on their iPhone device. Instead of using a computer in order to bring up a GUI or web browser where they can dial in, the functionality is completely mobile."Today, almost everyone is carrying a wireless device of some sort," said Bill Durno, global product marketing manager, Honeywell. "This new app allows anyone with an HRDP H.264 DVR, Internet connectivity, and an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to see their office or home anytime, anywhere within the coverage area for their mobile device. We also expect to support additional mobile platforms to increase remote access capability in the near," added Durno.The HRDP H.264 DVR, part of Honeywell's cost effective Performance Series portfolio of video surveillance products, supports a feature set comparable to many high-end embedded DVRs but at a much lower price. The DVR offers H.264 video compression for clear crisp video and extended storage times. It also supports a user-friendly front panel control, mouse operation, and IR remote control, wizards for fast and easy setup, and graphical search engines to help operators find evidence video quickly. An internal DVD-RW and two USB ports make it easy for users to copy evidence video to portable media.The HRDP records at a rate of up to 200 ips PAL. When it detects motion, the HRDP can automatically boost the recording rate to capture additional details of the scene. It is ideal for a wide variety of surveillance applications requiring high image per second recording or for capturing maximum detail of activity through building entrances and exits, such as small to medium-sized retail, financial, warehouse, and educational facilities.For more information visit www.honeywell.com/security/uk/performance.Apple, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.Add to Compare
16 channels, Real Time / Timelapse / Event recording, 2, Inbuilt Multiplexer, 16 in, 4 out, Triplex, 2.5 TB GB storage, 480 fps storage rate, MPEG-4, 1280 x 1024 resolution, PAL, NTSC, USB, CD-RW, DVD-R, 16 in, 1 out, HDD, 16 in, 2 out, RJ-45 10/100 Base-T, 440 x 88 x 430, 7.7, 100 ~ 230 V AC, 75 W, 0 ~ 40, 20 ~ 85Add to Compare
4 channels, Real Time / Timelapse / Event recording, Inbuilt Multiplexer, 4,096 GB storage, H.264, 1920× 1080 resolution, PAL / NTSC, USB, G.711, HDD, 30 fps, 260 x 220 x 40, 0.75, 12 V DC, 10 W, -10 ~ +55 C (14 ~ 131 F), 10 ~ 90Add to Compare
The SRD-440 is fully compatible with the free Samsung iPOLiS MOBILE app which can be downloaded from iTunes and the Android market. It supersedes the SRD-450 and is likely to be equally popular with installers who are looking to recommend an economically priced recording solution for small retail and office environments, and particularly so where the user wishes to keep a watchful eye on their premises out of business hours. “Although priced as an entry-level DVR, the SRD-440 certainly does not compromise on quality,” said Peter Ainsworth, Senior Product Manager for Samsung Techwin Europe Ltd. “It is equipped with a range of impressive features including the ability to record high quality CIF video in real time across all channels, as well as single channel audio recording, whilst there is the option to record up to 4-CIF over selected channels.” The SRD-440 also provides users with the option to remotely view live or recorded video over the Internet via a browser and is supported by Samsung’s license free NET-i Viewer software which enables the centralised monitoring, control and administration of Samsung DVRs and iPOLiS network devices, even when the client has multiple sites and is using a mix of analogue and IP equipment. The utilisation of ‘network-friendly’ H.264 compression ensures the SRD-440 makes the most of available bandwidth whilst also maximising the amount of video, which can be stored on the SRD-440’s 500GB internal hard disk drive. A built-in USB slot provides a quick and easy way to extract recorded video of any important incidents. A 22 language graphical user interface has been designed to make it easy for users with minimal training to configure and control the SRD-440 and when needed, to take advantage of the wide range of search and playback options. Available from all Samsung distributors, the SRD-440 is offered with full support services from Samsung Techwin Europe Ltd., including free system design, free technical support and a full three-year warranty.Add to Compare
Samsung has introduced an entry level 4-channel Digital Video Recorder (DVR) for small retail, office and domestic environments. The SRD-450 provides users with the option to remotely view live or recorded video over the Internet via a browser, even on a smart phone, and thanks to the utilisation of ‘network-friendly' H.264 compression, which is far more efficient than other compression methods; the SRD-450 makes the most of available bandwidth to display quick and clear video. The use of H.264 compression also maximises the amount of video which can be stored on the SRD-450's expandable 500GB internal hard disk drive. To further make best use of the internal hard disk drive, the SRD-450 can be programmed to only record if activity is detected by its Motion Detection feature, whilst recorded video of any important incidents can be easily backed up via a USB output using an easy to operate search facility. Although offered at a budget price point, the compact SRD-450 does not compromise on quality and is equipped with a range of impressive features including the ability to record high quality CIF video in real time across all channels, with the options to record up to 4-CIF over selected channels, and single channel audio recording. With only five sets of buttons on the front panel and a simple to understand on screen display menu, the SRD-450 has been designed for ease of use. Remotely accessing video over the Internet, for example, is as simple as inputting the DVR's IP address onto a web browser and then entering a user name and password. The SRD-450 features a cool running design that negates the need for a fan resulting in completely silent operation, which makes the SRD-450 ideal for domestic applications where any noise might inconvenience the customer. As is the case with all Samsung professional security products, the SRD-450 is offered with full support services from Samsung Techwin Europe Ltd, including free system design, free technical support and a full three-year warranty.Add to Compare
16 channels, Real Time / Timelapse / Event recording, Inbuilt Multiplexer, 16 in, 3 out, 8,192 GB storage, H.264, 1920× 1080 resolution, PAL / NTSC, USB, G.711, 30 fps, 375 x 285 x 55, 2.35, 12 V DC, 15 W, -10 ~ +55 C (14 ~ 131 F), 10 ~ 90Add to Compare
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Dollars spent by video surveillance customers must go towards ensuring high-availability capture, storage and on-demand access to live and archived video. Reaching this goal mandates high-availability of independent components – camera, network, storage (edge, external), internet connectivity, display, all Video Management Software (VMS) components and an architecture that can take advantage of this. In this note, we focus on seeing our way through to a video surveillance architecture, that provides high availability storage, access to live and stored video content. Of all options available to store recorded video, edge recording is the only one that is unaffected by network failure Edge recording Of all options available to store recorded video, edge recording is the only one that is unaffected by network failure. This makes edge storage a must-have. But, this has some limitations at present: Edge storage capacity is limited. Edge media has a short lifetime, rated only for thousands of hours of continuous recording. Most cameras are not secure and physical damage to the camera could lead to catastrophic loss of edge stored content. As storage and compression technology evolve, the constraints imposed by (1) and (2) could go away. However, securing cameras will continue to be a barrier for most installations. Secure external storage It is thus imperative to also store video in secure external storage. Such an architecture uses edge storage to fill in content gaps created by network, external storage outages. As edge storage technology improves, larger gaps can be filled in, but one will always need external storage. By our definition, ‘external storage’ is a solution stack that includes storage media and all software (including VMS) that provide access to this storage. Access to live and archived video Access to live video can either be met by external storage or directly by the camera Every surveillance solution needs to provide access to live and archived video. Access to live video can either be met by external storage or (and) directly by the camera. All things being equal, having the camera directly provide live video access, is a higher-availability solution. There is dependence on fewer components in the chain. Solutions in the market use one of the above two approaches for access to live video. Due to limited capacity and low physical security of edge storage, it makes sense at present, to have external storage meet all requests for archive video. Thus, we are led to an architecture that has heavy dependence on external storage. Dual-recording For high-availability, external storage must be architected with redundancy. Ideally, independent components that make up external storage – storage media, associated hardware and software (including VMS components), should be individually redundant and have smart interconnectivity. However, solutions in the market rigidly tie these components together. Failure of a single component causes failure of external storage. For e.g. hardware failure of a server causes VMS component failure AND storage failure. DR provides a smart way to provide high-availability for external storage For these solutions in the market, high-availability is achieved by having additional external storage units that step-in during outages of primary units. If these additional units continuously duplicate primary units, access gaps are minimised, and archive access is un-affected during primary unit outages. This is the idea behind Dual-Recording (DR). To meet cost budgets, these additional units can be configured to store subsampled (framerate, resolution) video content. A small number of additional units can support concurrent outages of all primary units. A few-to-many redundancy. Rising need for dual-recording Most cameras cannot be physically secured, and video content produced by a camera must be stored externally. Many VMS solutions use external storage to service live video access requests. Edge storage limitations impose restrictions on edge archive access at present. So, external storage is used to service requests for archive access too. Thus, a surveillance system ends up being over-dependent on external storage. DR provides a smart way to provide high-availability for external storage. As edge storage improves, it will be able to service archive access requests. VMS software will need to evolve, to use this capability smartly.
Over the course of the past few months, I have discussed a myriad of topics, from Big Data, the Internet of Things and emerging video surveillance-use cases, to analytics, storage complexities and IT technologies like virtualisation and hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI). All of these trends have a significant effect on the security market, and in April they were highlighted in spades at ISC West. It’s great to talk about these trends but it’s far better to see how they are being leveraged in real-world applications. That’s really where we can all see the true value of new solutions and concepts. We’re lucky enough to work with some leading organisations that want others to benefit from their experience and I’m happy to have the opportunity to share two of these applications with you. Protecting educational facilities UCF has adopted advancements in technology, particularly video surveillance solutions, to help ensure stronger security on campus Educational institutions face an increasingly complex risk environment. Recent high-profile incidents emphasise these risks and magnify the vulnerabilities that educational facilities face. These incidents have led to more public demand for improved security solutions across campuses. The primary mission of these organisations is to deliver quality education to students, and they face the challenge of balancing between a highly secure facility and one that supports open interaction. The University of Central Florida is no different. This organisation, one of the largest universities in the country, has adopted advancements in technology, particularly video surveillance solutions, to help ensure stronger security on campus. Active shooter incidents In March 2013, UCF faced an active shooter situation in which a former student planned to pull the fire alarm in a residence hall and then attack his classmates as the building was evacuated. However, the shooter’s gun jammed, and as officers were closing in on the gunman, he took his own life. During the university’s response to the incident, accessibility to critical video data was a major issue. Educational institutions face an increasingly complex risk environment UCF had cameras in the area where the incident took place, but first responders had no way of viewing the footage without being at the physical location of the video recorder. At the time, UCF had a wide variety of standalone systems in place, including non-integrated video surveillance, access control and intrusion systems. As a result, there was no way to centralise video management, viewing and analysis. Upgrading from analogue systems Altogether, its security system consisted of older analogue platforms that were reaching end of life, 58 standalone servers, 12,000 access points and a wide variety of DVRs — all being managed in a siloed manner. UCF needed a solution that would allow officials to centralise system management, store video data more effectively and reliably, and enable the security team to deliver situational awareness to responders when needed. Security leaders sought a way to further modernise its security, surveillance, access control and IT infrastructure The university deployed an HCI solution, one that is optimised for demanding, data-intensive workloads like video surveillance. Using standard off-the-shelf server hardware, the system aggregates the storage and compute resources from multiple servers into a single unified pool that all cameras can access, which maximises performance and storage capacity utilisation. The platform also hosts the university’s video management solution, which serves as a centralised source to manage video and effectively protect its security data. Because of the growing demand for video across UCF's campuses — for both safety and business purposes — the HCI solution’s ability to eliminate the opportunity for data loss and easily scale were key components in its selection. Protecting air travel and airports In 2012, Charleston International Airport embarked on an ambitious upgrade project dubbed the Terminal Redevelopment and Improvement Program. The $200 million initiative was designed to modernise and expand the facility to meet increased passenger demand. While the aesthetics and amenities of the airport were under construction, security leaders sought a way to further modernise its security, surveillance, access control and IT infrastructure. The IT and security teams needed to address the challenges of their existing standalone server environment, which included siloed systems, management complexity and high administrative and equipment costs. Charleston International Airport embarked on an ambitious upgrade project dubbed the Terminal Redevelopment and Improvement Program Considering the high value of the airport’s video, security and IT data, it required a solution that could deliver reliable data protection, system resiliency and fault tolerance. The airport is required to store video for 30 days, but it seeks to expand its retention time to 60 days. Therefore, technology that can scale simply was key in the selection process. Storage system updates It also required a storage platform that could manage the demanding and write-intensive nature of its nearly 250 IP surveillance cameras — a challenging task for traditional video recorders. The airport deployed HCI appliances to better manage captured video data and expand its archive capability for video surveillance. Users rely on video to validate whether something did or did not happen - and this is essential in airports HCI surveillance solutions are designed to provide industry-leading resiliency. Even if multiple hardware failures occur, including an entire appliance, video management servers will remain online and recording, and any previously recorded video will continue to be protected and accessible. Reducing expenses and costs The solution also reduced total cost of operations by consolidating servers, storage and client workstations into one enterprise-class solution that is easily managed from a single user interface, without the need for specialised IT skills. These use cases demonstrate the value emerging technologies bring to these types of modern environments. And they show that solutions like HCI are no longer simply much-talked about technology trends. Video, IT and security data is critical to organisations of all types and they need to ensure their investment in capturing this data is protected. From a security standpoint, users rely on video to validate whether something did or did not happen. If that video data isn’t protected, they lose a very valuable investigative tool. That isn’t an option in today’s complex environment. That’s is why it is paramount to understand how new technologies can help expand current capabilities and evolve security operations. This can’t be left to chance.
Video surveillance as a service (VSaaS) is not just for commercial organisations. Federal, state and local governments can also realise benefits from the technology—and use it to deliver an integrated video surveillance system that addresses some of their unique security needs. Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) What is VSaaS? Simply stated, it’s a cloud-based video surveillance solution that is packaged and delivered as a service over the internet. The price varies depending on the features of your plan (i.e. number of cameras, amount of storage, software features, etc.), and you pay a monthly subscription price to use it. How does it work? Internet Protocol (IP) cameras are installed at site locations, and the video is captured and streamed to a service provider’s data center via an internet connection. The video management software (VMS) runs on backend infrastructure provided by the service provider’s cloud. All video processing is done in the cloud, and all that is required to view the footage is an internet-connected device and a web browser. Retail, health care, education, and transportation all benefit from the flexibility and architecture of VSaas Growing VSaaS providers Solution providers such as Axis Communications, Genetec, and G4S among many others offer VSaaS solutions, and the market is growing. According to IHS Markit, the market is expected to reach $2.3 billion in 2021. VSaaS is a solution with cross-industry appeal. Retail, health care, education, and transportation all benefit from the flexibility and architecture of the solution. But how does VSaaS address the surveillance needs of government institutions? Geographic coverage and access To protect cities and towns, law enforcement must watch over widespread geographic areas. Their work involves monitoring and policing many different neighborhoods, buildings, garages, parks, and walking paths—basically anywhere there is property or people to protect. They rely on video surveillance to help them keep these environments safe. But it’s more than local law enforcement officers who use video footage. From local city officials to federal and state law enforcement agencies, many other people, at times, need access to video footage captured by city surveillance cameras. Centralised remote monitoring How does VSaaS help? VSaaS enables the installation of cameras throughout cities and communities and stream footage to a central location via the Internet. Because the system is centralised, it eliminates the need to manage a lot of different standalone DVRs or NVRs, which enables organisations to monitor a large area from a remote command center. VSaaS enables the installation of cameras throughout cities and communities and stream footage to a central location via the Internet Plus, anyone with proper credentials can access the footage from an Internet-connected device—whether that be a smartphone, laptop, desktop, or tablet. That makes it easier for multiple agencies to work together, which in turn can improve communication and response time to incidents. Budget concerns and flexibility Tight budgets are normal in government. As a result, it’s often a challenge to procure capital for new technology purchases—and that sometimes leads to underfunded projects and difficulty upgrading old technology. VSaaS changes the expense model. It allows you to shift from a capital expenditure (CapEx) model, where large capital funding is required to purchase equipment, to an operational expenditure (OpEx) model, where the costs of the solution become an operating expense. Since the cameras, installation, storage, and software are packaged into a service, you don’t need a large capital outlay up front—you simply pay a predictable expense every month. VSaaS provides the capability for you to increase storage capacity when you need it Feature and storage capacity upgrade features VSaaS also makes it easier to upgrade old technology. When new technology becomes available, you can upgrade to it as part of the service. You no longer have to stick with old technology because of capital budget restrictions. Instead, you can upgrade to better cameras and management software features as they become available. The same is true for storage capacity. As camera resolution increases, the amount of data captured also increases. In addition, with the evolution of smart city technology and big data analytics, video data has become more valuable. As a result, there is a need not only to store more data but also to keep that data accessible for a longer period of time. VSaaS provides the capability for you to increase storage capacity when you need it. You can scale to accommodate growth, and since the storage is delivered as part of the service, you can leverage the “pay for use” model to manage your costs. On-premise storage or hybrid Where should surveillance video be stored? It’s an important question. After all, government entities must always comply with data privacy laws and handle data properly to ensure it can be used as evidence if needed. As a result, officials may prefer to be selective about where they store video data. In fact, the concern over regulatory requirements and security and privacy issues, according to Gartner, will lead governments to implement private cloud at twice the rate of public cloud through 2021. The provider’s ability to store large amounts of data cost-effectively makes VSaaS possible That’s not necessarily a show-stopper when it comes to video surveillance. Some VSaaS providers offer hybrid options. Plus, one of the things that makes VSaaS possible is the provider’s ability to store large amounts of data cost-effectively. Because service providers can manage their storage infrastructures economically, they can offer their service at an attractive price. Multi-tier storage infrastructure In a way, government institutions (as well as commercial organisations) can do the same thing. If a government entity—for example, a small municipality—wanted to store their data on-premise or implement a hybrid configuration, they could solve some of their video storage challenges by implementing a multi-tier storage infrastructure similar to what a VSaaS provider might use to provide the actual service. A multi-tier storage infrastructure uses different storage media—disk, object storage, tape, and cloud—and combines them to deliver the total capacity needed while balancing performance and cost. The diagram below is an illustration of a multi-tier infrastructure: As the diagram shows, storage capacity grows using lower cost forms of media as volume and long-term retention requirements change. Files are moved between tiers based on user-defined policies. When the policies are met, the files are moved to a lower cost tier. Some file systems allow for multiple copies be written at ingest which not only minimises the traffic of moving files across the network, but also provides much needed data protection through a second copy on a lower-cost tier. This scenario enables you to optimise the amount of high-performance media in your infrastructure and lower the long-term cost of retaining files. VSaaS offers many benefits for government institutions and commercial organisations alike Choice of implementations VSaaS offers many benefits for government institutions and commercial organisations alike. But not every implementation has the same needs or requirements. The good news is, when it comes to video surveillance solutions, you have options. You can leverage the benefits of VSaaS, in either a public cloud or hybrid scenario, depending on the service provider. Or if your needs dictate, you can achieve some of the same capacity and cost-saving benefits you would get from a VSaaS solution by implementing an on-premise solution based on a centralised VMS system and multi-tier storage. The choice is yours.
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- Pulse Secure's advanced network access control system safeguards Entegrus
- ASSA ABLOY UK aids Silverstone CE Primary School with doorset design