Hanwha Techwin America CCTV Digital Video Recorders (DVRs)(83)
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
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
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
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
4 channels, Real Time / Timelapse / Event recording, 1, Inbuilt Multiplexer, 4 in, 1 out, Triplex, 250 GB storage, 120 over all cameras fps storage rate, MPEG, 704 x 480 (N), 704 x 576 (P) resolution, PAL, NTSC, USB, CD-RW, 4 in, 1 out, HDD, 4 in, 1 out, RJ-45 (10/100 Base-T), 430 x 88.8 x 362, 8.9, 100 ~ 240 V AC, 60 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, 480 over all cams fps storage rate, MPEG, 704 x 480 (N), 704 x 576 (P) resolution, 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
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
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
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
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
16 channels, Real Time / Timelapse / Event recording, 2, Inbuilt Multiplexer, 16 in, 4 out, Triplex, 250 GB storage, 480 over all cams fps storage rate, MPEG, 704 x 480 (N), 704 x 576 (P) resolution, PAL, NTSC, USB, CD-RW, 4 in, 2 out, HDD, 16 in, 2 out, RJ-45 10/100 Base-T, 430 x 88 x 465, 8.9, 100 ~ 240 V AC, 75 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, 480 fps fps storage rate, MPEG, 704 x 480 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 412, 11, 100 ~ 240 V AC, 66 W, 5 ~ 40, 0 ~ 60Add to Compare
9 channels, Real Time / Timelapse / Event recording, 2, Inbuilt Multiplexer, 9 in, 4 out, Triplex, 8 TB GB storage, 225 fps fps storage rate, MPEG-4, JPEG, 704 x 480 (N), 704 x 576 (P) resolution, PAL, NTSC, USB, CD-RW, 9 in, 1 out, HDD, 9 in, 2 out, RJ-45 (10/100 Base-T), 445 x 88 x 412, 5, 100 ~ 240 V AC, 65 W, 5 ~ 40, 0 ~ 60Add to Compare
16 channels, Real Time / Timelapse / Event recording, 5, Inbuilt Multiplexer, 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, 5 out, RJ-45 10/100 Base-T, 440 x 88 x 430, 7.8, 100 ~ 230 V AC, 75 W, 0 ~ 40, 20 ~ 85Add to Compare
4 channels, Real Time / Timelapse / Event recording, 2, Inbuilt Multiplexer, 4 in, 2 out, Triplex, 750 GB storage, 480 fps storage rate, MPEG-4, 704 x 480 resolution, USB, CD-RW, DVD-R, 4 in, 1 out, HDD, 4 in, 2 out, RJ-45 10/100 Base-T, 215 x 88 x 352, 4.0, 100 ~ 230 VAC, 75 W, 0 ~ 40, 20 ~ 85Add to Compare
8 channels, Real Time / Timelapse / Event recording, 2, Inbuilt Multiplexer, 8 in, 4 out, Triplex, MPEG-4, 1280 x 1024 resolution, PAL, NTSC, USB, CD-RW, DVD-R, 4 in, 1 out, HDD, 8 in, 2 out, RJ-45 10/100 Base-T, 440 x 88 x 430, 7.3, 100 ~ 230 V AC, 75 W, 0 ~ 40, 20 ~ 85Add to Compare
Samsung has added four new models to its SRD series of H.264 DVRs which are equipped with 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 via a digital video recorder, from the convenience of a control room.Coaxial control offers convenience as well as cost savings, allowing both video and telemetry control to be transmitted via conventional analogue coaxial cabling. As well as a reduction in cabling costs, there is also the opportunity for existing equipment to be upgraded quickly and easily. The SRD-850DC and SRD-1650DC are eight and sixteen channel DVRs which can simultaneously record real-time CIF images across all channels and selectable channels up to 4CIF, whilst the SRD-870DC and the SRD-1670DC can simultaneously record real-time images across all channels at 4CIF.As a result of the introduction of these four new models, there are now twenty network friendly DVRs in the SRD series, all of which capitalise on Samsung's high level H.264 compression to ensure superb picture quality, whilst minimising hard drive space and bandwidth requirements. The SRD series provides customers with the choice of four-, eight- and sixteen-channel DVRs which are available with or without built-in DVD drives. All twenty models feature Virtual Progressive Scan (VPS) which eliminates the problem of blurred edges on moving objects to provide picture-perfect still frames and selected models come complete with an HDMI output able to upscale images to 1080P. Additional installer and operator friendly features include a fully removable back panel so that hard drives can be swapped and upgraded without having to unplug all the cables and a multiple language on screen display. 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. Dual codec operation delivers different streams for both high performance recording and optimised transmission, whilst a built-in web-server allows live and playback viewing options with the ability to back up incidents via a web browser. For advanced network operation, SRD series DVRs are all fully compatibility with Samsung's Centralised Management Software (CMS) which provides enhanced functionality as part of a complete integrated security system. They also share the same intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI) menu structure to make it easy for operators, for example, to set up each channel to record at different frames rates or resolutions. Available from all Samsung distributors, the SRD series of DVRs 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
The Samsung H.264 SRD series of DVRs have been upgraded to provide compatibility with the recently introduced selected 2TB hard disk drives manufactured by Seagate and Western Digital. For models featuring built-in DVD drives this allows up to 8TB of onboard storage and up to a massive 10TB for models without built-in DVD drives."The SRD series of DVRs have always been price competitive but they now offer even better value with the introduction of the 2TB hard disk drive compatibility," said Peter Ainsworth, Senior Product Manager at Samsung Techwin Europe Ltd. "On medium to large size CCTV projects where there are a large number of cameras to be installed, the new potential storage capacity of each of model, combined with H.264 compression, means that far fewer units will have to be purchased than previously."Samsung SVS series hard disk expansion units have also been upgraded to offer up to 8TB storage per unit. When used in conjunction with the range topping SRD-1670 DVR, users can achieve over 31 days real-time recording across 16 channels at full 4-CIF resolution, benefitting from a total of 24TB storage.To make it easy to choose the correct hard disk, Samsung offers an upgrade kits that comes complete with everything needed to successfully replace or install new hard disks to SRD series DVRs or SVS series expansion units.Available from all Samsung distributors, the SRD series of DVRs and SVS series of hard disk expansion units are offered with full support services from Samsung Techwin Europe Ltd, including free system design, free technical support and a full three-year warranty.For further information please email STEsecurity@samsung.com or telephone +44 (0) 1932 45 5308 or www.samsungcctv.comAdd to Compare
The Samsung SRD-442 DVR is designed to provide an economic and space saving recording solution for retail, office and residential type environments. The compact SRD-442 is a four channel DVR with a built-in 4.3” touch-screen LCD monitor for convenient viewing of live or recorded video. It can record at CIF resolution in real time across all its four channels and in the event of an alarm, selected channels can switch to 4CIF resolution recording. If required, the SRD-442 can output video to an external monitor but the built in 4.3” LCD touch-screen, which is a similar size to a Galaxy S SmartPhone, is big enough to discretely monitor any suspicious activity, as well as navigate through the DVR’s 22 language on-screen menu. “Although the SRD-442 is attractively priced, we have not compromised on quality and this DVR is packed full of useful and technically advanced features,” said Peter Ainsworth, Senior Product Manager for Samsung Techwin Europe Ltd. “For example, it utilises H.264 compression to maximise the amount of video which can be stored on one of its internal SATA HDDs and users can remotely view live images, or retrieve previously recorded video, via a smartphone using the free Samsung iPOLiS mobile app. The SRD-442 also has the ability to provide RS-485 control of PTZ domes using various protocols, including Panasonic and Pelco D&P”. The SRD-442, which measures just 215mm x 88mm x 350mm, offers the option to record audio on any one of its four channels and has two USB ports for back-up and the export of video evidence. The SRD-442 is part of the Samsung SRD series which comprises over 20 different models and collectively offers the choice of four, eight or sixteen channel versions, all of which utilise bandwidth-friendly H.264 compression. All models share the same intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) menu structure which makes it easy for operators to set up each channel to record at different frame rates or resolutions and are supported by Samsung’s remote viewing NET-I Viewer software. As is the case with all Samsung professional security products, the SRD-442 is supplied with full support services from Samsung Techwin Europe Ltd, including free system design, free technical support and a full three-year warranty. For further information please email STEsecurity@samsung.com or telephone +44 (0)1932 45 5308 or visit www.samsungsecurity.comAdd to Compare
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In today’s market, efficient use of bandwidth and storage is an essential part of maintaining an effective video surveillance system. A video management system’s ability to provide analysis, real time event notifications and crucial image detail is only as a good as the speed and bandwidth of a surveillance network. In the physical security industry, H.264 is the video compression format used by most companies. Some companies also employ H.264 enhancements to compress areas of an image that are irrelevant to the user at a higher ratio within a video stream in order to preserve image quality for more important details like faces, license plates or buildings. The H.265, H.264’s successor, will be increasingly used for compression in the future. Some companies are already using H.265 in their cameras and video management systems, while a host of other manufacturers are certainly preparing for its broader adoption in the years to come. Video compression technologies Reduced bandwidth and storage requirements are the primary benefits of video compression technologies Reduced bandwidth and storage requirements are the primary benefits of video compression technologies. In some cases, H.265 can double the data compression ratio of H.264, while retaining the same quality. Increased compression rate translates into decreased storage requirements on hard drives, less bandwidth usage and fewer switches – all of which reduce overall costs of system ownership. H.265 compression delivers a lower bitrate than H.264, which is relevant to end users and integrators because the lower bitrate reduces strain on hardware and can reduce playback issues. It’s very important that the compression format that is used is supported in all of the different components of a system: cameras, desktop computers on which the VMS is running and the VMS itself. It is also good for end users and integrators to understand the basics of video compression. Having a basic understanding of compression allows users to tweak settings to reduce bandwidth usage even more. Many cameras come with default settings that can be changed to ultimately reduce costs. ONVIF physical security In the physical security industry, ONVIF is working to incorporate into its specifications the use of new formats such as H.265 but is not directly involved in developing the compression standards themselves. With Profile T, the new ONVIF video profile released will employ a new media service that is compression agnostic. This means that it can support new video compression formats, including H.265, as well as new audio compression formats, with the ability to include new video and audio codecs as needed in the future without having to redesign its media service. In the physical security industry, ONVIF is working to incorporate into its specifications the use of new formats such as H.265 Standardisation organisations that are directly addressing new compression standards include the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) and a joint commission of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)/International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), which is addressing the coding of audio, picture, multimedia and hypermedia information. Other compression formats on par with H.264 and H.265 are being developed by companies such as Google. H.265 compression formats Using products that employ H.265 compression will reduce costs through bandwidth reduction, as will changing default settings on cameras, which are often conservative. Having a basic understanding of compression formats and how to tweak camera factory default settings also gives integrators the ability to further reduce bandwidth for added costs savings and increased system performance. These enhancements will analyse which parts of an image are most important and adjust local levels of compressions accordingly It is also worth noting that H.265 enhancements will likely be developed by camera manufacturers to further reduce bandwidth, as was the case with H.264. These enhancements will analyze which parts of an image are most important and adjust local levels of compressions accordingly. While H.265 itself is ready for prime time, its value as a tool for IP-based surveillance systems is dependent on support for the codec in all parts of the system – the VMS, server hardware, graphics cards and camera. Though widespread H.265 adoption is predicted, providers of these components are jumping on the H.265 bandwagon at different rates of speed. ONVIF is including support for H.265 in its new video profile, Profile T, because it believes it will become the most widely used compression format and ONVIF recognises the need to anticipate that migration as a future need of the industry. The new media service, which will be implemented with Profile T, will be future-proof in that when new compression formats are released in the future, ONVIF can adopt them very quickly. That flexibility will definitely help integrators.
According to IHS Market, it is estimated that there are over 60 million security cameras in the United States, and other reports say these cameras capture more than four billion hours of footage per week. Over the last decade, IP camera technology has dominated the conversation as it has provided users with a broad offering of enhanced image quality and features. With a large percentage of existing security systems relying on analogue, many end users looking for high definition (HD) video quality have been forced to take on a complete system overhaul. Infrastructure overhaul for HD video To make the switch, customers would need to change everything, from cameras to hardware to wiring– not to mention the lengthy installation process that would ensue. IP cameras also require higher Internet speeds and more cloud space. Whether constrained by budget, bandwidth or storage, many end users have been unable to adopt this new video surveillance method.Thanks to technological advancements within the security industry, HD over Coax offers a viable solution for integrators and end users alike Thanks to technological advancements within the security industry, HD over Coax offers a viable solution for integrators and end users alike. By utilising the current Coaxial cables, this offering yields high definition video, while requiring minimal infrastructure changes and is an optimal surveillance choice for security customers. Plus, with new advancements and updates being made frequently to this technology, there is a solution for every security need. The enhanced alternative of HD over Coax has been warmly welcomed in the security industry, thanks to its simple solutions and ever-evolving features. Many new analogue HD cameras are “plug and play,” able to connect directly to existing Coaxial cables. This eliminates the need for a complete system change, creating cost-savings for the end user and an enhanced video quality offering. Easy solutions for HD video As a result, integrators can cost-effectively upgrade their customer’s surveillance solution while using their legacy infrastructure, making it an attractive option for end users and an easy sell for dealers. Latency in video is another common issue with network-based camera systems, where even the slightest delay in video surveillance can hinder security response HD over Coax cameras themselves are always expanding and evolving to meet a wide array of security needs. With the introduction of fisheye and multi-sensor cameras, users now have a multitude of coverage options, not to mention the introduction of 4K bringing resolution options to the same level as IP. Some newer technologies are even touting 4K cameras paired with 4K digital video recorders (DVRs) made specifically for analogue systems. Longer cables grant transmission for up to 1600 feet, double the distance of standard analogue solutions, and triple that of IP systems. This single cable is able to transmit both HD video and audio. Recently, broadcast quality audio over Coax has become available in limited models, a substantial improvement over older analogue technology, which was unable to transmit audio. Stopping video delay Latency in video is another common issue with network-based camera systems. Even the slightest delay in video surveillance can hinder security response. IP cameras are forced to compress and packetise their video for transmission. The outcome of this is a reduced number of images per video, which in turn causes delay. HD over Coax on the other hand, delivers an unlimited amount of HD images in real time, with smooth motion and impressive clarity. Additionally, the point-to-point transmission delivers uncompressed video free of lag. Another touted benefit is that, unlike IP networked cameras, analogue systems provide a more secure video transmission. With so much sensitive information housed on a businesses’ network, adding another point of network access through an IP camera can create concerns for cyber security risks. HD over Coax delivers an unlimited amount of HD images in real time, with smooth motion and impressive clarity Preventing network hacking With HD over Coax, the physical connections between the camera and DVR prevent network hacking. By keeping the video surveillance system offline, security professionals are able to direct their attention to the physical threats at hand, rather than having to focus on deterring cyber security risks. One of the primary difficulties of deploying HD video solutions is the fact that many older systems utilise a wide variety of HD standards and platforms. To make matters more complicated, after HD over Coax was brought to market, manufacturers raced to create their own version of this technology. Today, the most popular proprietary standards are HD-CVI, HD-TVI and AHD. However, integrators and customers found that attempting to manage multiple HD technologies proved to be near impossible.Integrators and customers found that attempting to manage multiple HD technologies proved to be near impossible Diversifying surveillance through one DVR To combat these issues, manufacturers have introduced products with more flexibility to their portfolios. One example of this is the penta-brid DVR which grants the ability to seamlessly integrate multiple technologies deployed across one application. This means that systems with diverse camera brands and technologies, such as a mix of HD-CVI, HD-TVI, AHD, analogue or IP, can be connected through one DVR. For many end users with legacy analogue systems, penta-brid DVRs give them greater freedom to choose between a variety of solutions, rather than being limited to one option. With video resolution increasing, the space needed to store the footage is similarly rising. Penta-brid technology has been able to adapt to these evolving needs, giving users ample storage space to house the HD and 4K surveillance video with some of the newest models including H.265 compression. HD casino surveillance made simple For casinos, HD images are critical for identifying unauthorised personnel and unlawful behaviours to create a safe environment for guests and staff While HD over Coax is beneficial to many end users and integrators, those in the casino and hospitality markets find it crucial. With a combination of high profile guests, large amounts of cash on hand, constant crowds and strict industry regulations, reliable video surveillance is a must. Deploying new IP systems comes at a stiff price. When looking to upgrade their video surveillance, casinos must also be mindful of the installation process. When moving to an IP-based system, ripping out old wires and replacing them with new is the standard practice. This practice can be both disruptive and costly, not to mention gaming regulations require casino activities be monitored at all times so a complete system shutdown would result in revenue loss. This cost can be hard to justify, especially when the current legacy analogue system remains in working condition with only the lower image resolution to date it. For these scenarios, the most cost-effective option is to leverage the legacy infrastructure, replace the existing cameras with new devices, and reap the benefits that HD video has to offer without any lapse in security. For casinos, HD images are critical for identifying unauthorised personnel and unlawful behaviours to create a safe environment for guests and staff. HD over Coax cameras now offer the same resolution as IP cameras with a plug and play approach, that cuts down on expense without sacrificing quality. For businesses and applications that are unable to adopt IP technology, whether it be cost or time prohibitive, HD over Coax now features most of the same benefits IP has to offer without breaking the bank. By providing clear images in real time, maximising existing infrastructure, and affording cyber security benefits, HD over Coax provides an attractive solution for many end users and integrators.
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.
In today’s technology-driven markets, a platform is a business model that connects producers and consumers in an interactive ecosystem. Some examples of platforms are Uber and Airbnb, which have disrupted and transformed traditional markets. Isn’t it time to deploy the platform model in the physical security industry? That’s the goal of the Open Security & Safety Alliance (OSSA), a non-profit organisation. Interactions and exchange The book ‘Platform Revolution’ defines a platform as ‘a business based on enabling value-creating interactions between external producers and consumers.’ The description continues: ‘The platform provides an open, participatory infrastructure for these interactions and sets governance conditions for them. The platform’s overarching purpose is to consummate matches among users and facilitate the exchange of goods, services, or social currency, thereby enabling value creation for all participants.’ Platform for security and safety solutions OSSA’s plan is to build a common standardised platform for security and safety solutions. Founding members are Bosch Building Technologies, Hanwha Techwin, Milestone Systems, Pelco and VIVOTEK. Anyone can join the alliance, which is growing rapidly and gaining traction as the Internet of Things (IoT) expands. OSSA’s plan is to build a common standardised platform for security and safety solutions OSSA members could be found throughout the recent ISC West show in Las Vegas, and a social event after hours at the show brought them together and set the tone for development to come. A Technology Stack “We want to create an ecosystem, define a common market approach and open new market opportunities,” says Johan Jubbega, OSSA President. “We want to go from a product business to a platform business. It’s better for us and better for the end-users.” OSSA seeks to develop a specification for a common Technology Stack to cater to innovation and reduce fragmentation within the security and safety market, according to OSSA. Its mission is complementary to organisations like ONVIF. Video information and low friction The video surveillance industry creates vast amounts of information in the form of video, but typically less than 1 percent of that data is used by today’s video surveillance systems – think about that one or two frames of video among thousands that might be used to solve a crime, for example. The rest of the data remains unused, and yet the potential value of the data is huge. OSSA seeks to create a platform to leverage the value of the data. “If we don’t unlock that value in our industry, someone will do it for us,” says Jubbega. OSSA is developing a vendor-agnostic operating system that simplifies low-level device integration and standardises elements such as cybersecurity and security update patches Among the important elements in developing the platform are to create a level of trust among all the stakeholders involved, and to lower the ‘friction’ involved in participating in the platform. “We want to make it easy and fun to do business with anyone who joins the platform,” says Jubbega. “By taking away the friction, we will create scalability.” System-on-chip Development of customisable system-on-chip (SoC) components in today’s video cameras provide the capacity to host a variety of ‘apps’ to expand system functionality and leverage the value of data. OSSA is developing a vendor-agnostic operating system that simplifies low-level device integration and standardises elements such as cybersecurity and security update patches. Building on top of that operating system, vendors can create new levels of differentiation. “Our purpose is to start from a common business model to spur innovation and add value for users,” according to OSSA. Cybersecurity and data protection SAST is creating the operating system and setting up the IoT infrastructure to make apps available Simply speaking, app developers can use the standard operating system to build new functionalities that can easily be ‘loaded’ on cameras and sold in an ‘app store’ scenario. Security and Safety Things (SAST), a Bosch startup and member of OSSA, is creating the operating system and setting up the IoT infrastructure to make the apps available. Development of these elements is happening concurrently with the evolution of OSSA. “We offer you an opportunity to come with us on this journey,” Jubbega told attendees at the ISC West social event. “We want to have a common approach to tackling cybersecurity and data protection – to raise the bar in the industry. You can still differentiate, but from a higher base.” OSSA members who exhibited at ISC West included Anixter Inc., Bosch Building Technologies, Hanwha Techwin, Milestone Systems, NetApp Inc., Pelco, SAST, Socionext Inc., United Technologies and VIVOTEK Inc.
Delivering on high expectations, the first day of ISC West 2019 kicked off with a crowded Sands Expo Center and exhibitors putting forward their best new technologies. Developments seemed more evolutionary than revolutionary, but attendees quickly found plenty of interest. Thermal cameras Hanwha Techwin also showed off a new Android camera that can deploy new apps The largest booth at ISC West, Hanwha Techwin, remained crowded throughout the first day as attendees checked out the company’s eight new thermal cameras offering features such as pan-tilt-zoom, H.265 encoding to minimise storage needs, VGA resolution and detection of temperature changes, all built on Hanwha Techwin’s Wisenet chip. There is also a new 5-megapixel version of Hanwha’s popular 2-megapixel multi-sensor camera, and a new panoramic camera; multi-sensor panoramic cameras ‘stitch’ the images together rather than just aligning them. Hanwha Techwin also showed off a new Android camera that can deploy new apps developed as part of the Korean company’s role as a founding member of Open Security & Safety Alliance (OSSA). Avigilon's H5 series Avigilon is introducing a new line of cameras — the H5 series — with improved imaging and designed to provide deep learning/neural network processing at the edge. Improvements to video analytics will enable the cameras to track multiple moving objects simultaneously in a field of view and to track objects more accurately. More granularity enables better differentiation among types of vehicles, and the cameras enable more detailed data to be pulled from video. The improved analytics engine will also support better face detection and recognition. Operators can view the dashboard and react to information provided in a more digestible format The new version of Avigilon Control Center 7 (ACC7) software will apply principles of AI to enhance an operator’s ‘Focus of Attention’ when monitoring live video. Video is fed into an AI engine that determines which events in the live footage are most worthy of an operator’s attention. Monitoring live video can be a challenge for human operators, whose short attention spans undermine the best surveillance systems. Automation helps to direct that limited attention span to events most worthy of attention. A ‘dashboard’ displays clusters of cameras that are colour-coded to reflect the types of activity that are detected. Rather than watching video, operators can view the dashboard and react to information provided in a more digestible format. Clicking brings up the live video. Quantum Cloud Storage Platform Video storage is another area of innovation at ISC West. The Quantum Cloud Storage Platform is flexible for video surveillance and industrial IoT applications. The architecture is built from the ground up for video surveillance applications and can scale from five cameras to millions of cameras in a simple deployment model — no settings or configurations needed. Products range from a small ‘mini-tower’ configuration for a retail store or gas station up to rack-mount servers that can accommodate thousands of cameras. We make the storage piece so simple that you don’t have to think about it" Quantum introduced the VS-Series in a range of server choices at ISC West. The hyperconverged and software-defined environment will support a combination of video management systems (VMS), along with access control, HVAC and lighting controls. Quantum worked with Johnson Controls to develop the products. “It’s designed for an installer, not for an IT guru,” says Jamie Lerner, Quantum’s CEO, President and Chairman of the Board. “We make the storage piece so simple that you don’t have to think about it.” Quantum is showing its VS-Series publicly for the risk time at ISC West. S2’s Magic Monitor LenelS2 is a newly coined name in the industry — resulting from a recent acquisition. The combination of Lenel and the acquired S2 is playing out to the benefit of both product lines. For example, Lenel’s Blue Diamond mobile credentialing system can now be used along with the S2 Netbox hardware. Lenel’s OnGuard is being combined into S2’s Magic Monitor unified solution that combines video, access control, and digital messaging. OnGuard is also benefitting from Magic Monitor’s graphics maps. The S2 Cumulus cloud-based service, focused on system health monitoring, is being applied to OnGuard. LenelS2 is also developing a full commercial access control as a service (ACaaS) offering The combined LenelS2 is stepping up with new solutions for frictionless access control, too. A ‘phone as a badge’ approach enables a door to be unlocked by a smart phone, even if it is in a pocket, locked and/or the app has not been opened. Another alternative is a ‘shake to open’ action that sends the credential to the nearest reader. LenelS2 is also developing a full commercial access control as a service (ACaaS) offering, which is being previewed at ISC Show and will be released commercially later in the year. Video surveillance product line Mobotix is expanding its MOVE video surveillance product line with six new models announced at the show and broadening its reach into new vertical markets. A solutions approach offers both end-to-end Mobotix systems and other systems offered in conjunction with technology partnerships displayed in the Mobotix booth. Top of the list of new verticals is education, and Mobotix’s edge-based approach includes programmable logic built in so that ‘technology can take over when the human element is the weakest.’ Automated response is faster and ‘seconds equal lives’ during an emergency. In an education scenario, the Mobotix system acts as an Internet of Things (IoT) device that offers more functionality than other manufacturers’ ‘cameras.’ There are 22 steps involved to ensure the cybersecurity of Mobotix products, reflecting a higher level of cybersecurity commitment Mobotix has thermal products that are also finding uses in a variety of verticals, from oil and gas to manufacturing process control. Mobotix systems that can detect defects in products in the manufacturing process are expanding usage in applications beyond the traditional ‘security’ industry. Cybersecurity Commitment Mobotix is looking at the market in a completely different way, redefining how their products can fit into a variety of scenarios, and with a focus on cybersecurity. There are 22 steps involved to ensure the cybersecurity of Mobotix products, reflecting a higher level of cybersecurity commitment than some other manufacturers. “There are so many features within our solutions, and we want to get the word out to the end users, so they understand the features,” says Thomas Lausten, Mobotix CEO. “There is untapped potential.”
Safety and Security Things GmbH (SAST) will be both a first-time exhibitor at ISC West and also feature a larger booth – 1,800 square feet. The Bosch startup is looking to make a big splash in its first-time appearance at the largest security trade show in the United States. The International Security Conference & Exposition (ISC West) will be held April 10-12 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. Founded in September 2018 and based in Munich, Germany, SAST is building a new Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem for the security and safety industry, including an app store, an open and secure camera operating system, a software developer environment, and a portal for providing knowledge and functionalities tailored to integrators. SAST’s open IoT platform The open IoT platform is based on an open standardised operating system for video security cameras The open IoT platform is based on an open standardised operating system for video security cameras that creates a common basis for innovation and growth for the security industry. Apps built on SAST will enable airports, restaurants, stadiums and other facilities to transform security cameras into smart devices. The first partners are already developing apps based on the SAST ecosystem. “We will bring all the partners of our platform together and will showcase the first applications already realised on the platform,” says Nikolas Mangold-Takao, SAST Vice President of Marketing and Product Management. “In order to showcase this effectively at ISC West, we will create a space to demonstrate solutions effectively. At the same time, we are using the booth as our meeting space and will create a collaborative environment for our partners and all participants.” IoT and access control “We want to ensure that all visitors of our booth (No. 10073) are getting to see first-hand solutions which are already realised based on first apps and cameras using our Operating System,” he adds. “We also want to demonstrate the benefits of the SAST platform for solution developers, integrators and manufacturers.” SAST is about bringing different players from the industry together in order to deliver better solutions" SAST will be looking for measurable results at ISC West. “On the one hand, we measure results by hard facts, such as the number of new partners who will join us and how satisfied our current ones are with the output,” says Mangold-Takao. “On the other hand, direct feedback from visitors at the booth, especially professionals from our industry and end-customers, is also extremely important to us, and we will measure it. SAST is about bringing different players from the industry together in order to deliver better solutions.” Openpath Access solution Another new exhibitor with a relatively large booth is Openpath, whose booth (No. 23051) will be 1,200 square feet. Openpath Access combines cloud-based software and sleek hardware with an app to enable hands-free access to an office using a smartphone that doesn’t need to leave your pocket. Although large for first-time exhibitors, the Openpath and SAST booths fall squarely in the “medium range” of overall exhibit sizes at ISC West – larger than the smallest 100-square-feet exhibits typical for many first-time exhibitors, but still smaller than the largest booths such as Hanwha Techwin America (5,500 square feet). In addition to the new exhibitors on the main show floor, the Emerging Technology Zone, located in the Venetian Ballroom, will welcome new startups in the security marketplace.
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