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Tyco Security Products, part of Tyco, the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company, announces a new range of IP cameras and NVRs that meets the budget of small to medium sized businesses, while satisfying their need for high-quality video surveillance. Illustra Essentials, which features 1 and 2MP resolution variants, including bullet cameras and mini-domes with IR LEDs and an indoor mini-dome option, is the latest addition to Tyco’s extensive Illustra camera portfolio, All Essentials versions offer H.264 and MJPEG dual-stream, a 3.6mm fixed lens, 30 images per second at 1080p or 720p for crisp, clear images and IR illumination up to 20m. The Essentials outdoor mini-dome and bullet cameras are equipped with IR illuminators, true day/night filter and wide dynamic range to capture quality video in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings. The wide dynamic range capabilities of the Essentials indoor mini-dome also captures video in challenging lighting conditions, making it ideal for a range of indoor applications. The second part of the low-cost IP surveillance equation, is Tyco Security Products’ new Holis range of 4 and 8 channel NVRs featuring 1080p resolution, video search and export functions. With PoE support on all ports, a start-up wizard that includes automatic camera discovery, and simple installation, Holis NVRs greatly reduce the total cost of ownership and minimise labour costs and time on site. The Holis range have been specifically designed to support small camera count installations in an economical and efficient manner, such as independent retailers, small offices and restaurants, providing the dependable recording solution they rely upon. “There’s a growing segment within the commercial community, ranging from corner shops to doctors’ surgeries, that want to embrace security for their premises, but they need products that are inherently trustworthy, easy to operate and budget friendly,” said Julian Inman, Product Marketing Manager, Video, EMEA, Tyco Security Products. “With the affordable addition to the Illustra IP camera portfolio and new Holis NVRs, we’ve struck the right balance between high-quality features and a truly affordable price.”Add to Compare
Solid yet affordable, the Illustra Flex Bullet Camera is a True Day/Night network camera that provides 1MP or 3MP full HD resolution for high quality images. H.264video compression provides excellent image clarity and efficient bandwidth and video storage for a cost-effective video solution. Featuring a tough exterior, the Illustra ADCi800F-B521 Bullet Camera is ideal for exterior applications of small to medium size offices, retail boutiques, K-12 schools and small bank branches looking for a rugged camera that can withstand harsh environments. The integrated 9-22mm varifocal lens delivers an excellent field of view over longer distances providing the video resolution needed for most outdoor installations. With a sleek IP66-rated enclosure to protect against dust and water damage, this camera is perfect for parking lots and garages, loading docks and any exterior entrances where it is exposed to the elements. The Illustra Flex Bullet Camera comes complete with built-in IR illuminators for clear video images at up to 82 feet for extreme low light or zero illumination conditions providing crisp, clear video quality both day and night. And, with an integrated mount, installation is a breeze. Illustra ADCi800F-B521 IP bullet camera features: 1MP or 3MP resolution for true HD quality images 9-22mm varifocal megapixel lens True Day/Night (TDN) functionality for a true colour image 3D noise reduction for sharper images and lower bandwidth use in low light IR illuminators for clear images in low light conditions Motion detection for instant alerts of intruders IP66-rated enclosure to protect against dust and water damage Integrated mount for quick and easy installation ONVIF 2.2 profile S compliantAdd to Compare
IntelliSight is a complete video management solution providing users with convenient, intelligent, real-time, and secure surveillance services. The system consists of edge AI camera, NVR&AI Server, Cloud Server, Desktop Management Software and Mobile APP. IntelliSight is the best choices for small and medium office buildings, retail shops, supermarkets, schools and other private and public area. The IntelliSight consists of 5 major modules, auto-find and quick config all terminals, multiple-windows' preview, 4 channels playback, e-map function and smart event center.
exacqVision open platform VMS software is intuitive, able to be centrally managed and integrates easily into third-party technologies including more than 5,000 cameras. If you are interested in learning more about this update, sign-up for access to the recorded webinar: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/7716757850369436934 The exacqVision 21.09 software update includes newly added support for object classification analytics with the Illustra ProGen4 and Axis camera lines. This update also includes removeable privacy windows for industries such as law enforcement agencies, prisons, and rail companies that require additional privacy controls for sensitive video.
System Overview Pro Series is a perfect choice for SMB solutions and projects where both high reliability and flexibility are required. All cameras are equipped with Starlight feature, 120dB true WDR and 3DNR, and are able to provide clear images and rich details even under tough lighting conditions. Functions Full-colorFull-color camera adopts large aperture lens and high performance sensor. With higher amount of absorbed light and advanced image processing algorithm, the camera provides 24/7 color monitoring that collects clear and vivid information,significantly increasing probability of gathering valid human, vehicle, and event evidence that can be used for further intelligent analysis. Broadcast-quality AudioAudio information is used as supplementary evidence in video surveillance applications. The HDCVI camera supports audio signal transmission over coaxial cable. In addition, it adopts unique audio processing and transmission technology that best restores source audio and eliminates noise, guaranteeing the quality and effectiveness of collected audio information.*This function is available for select models. Wide Dynamic RangeWith advanced Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) technology, Dahua HDCVI camera provides clear details in the environment of strong brightness contrast. The bright and dark area can get clear video even in high brightness environment or with backlight shadow. Advanced 3DNR3DNR 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 band width and saves the storage space. Warm Supplemental lightsWith warm supplemental LED lights, the camera is able to provide a coloful and vivid image even in total darkness. By default, the camera is set to smart light mode, in which the camera can automatically adjust the exposure time and light sensitivity simultaneously to avoid overexposureing of the objects in the image center. 4 Signals over 1 Coaxial CableHDCVI 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 XVR, 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 TransmissionHDCVI technology guarantees real-time transmission at long distance without any loss. It supports up to 700m transmission for 2MP/5MP/8MP HD video via coaxial cable, and up to 300m via UTP cable.*Actual results verified by real-scene testing in Dahua's test laboratory. Protection (IP67, wide voltage)IP67: The camera passes a series of strict test on dust and soak. It has dust-proof function, and the enclosure can works normal after soaking in 1 m deep water for 30 minutes.Wide voltage: The camera allows ±30% (for some power supplies) input voltage tolerance (wide voltage range), and it is widely applied to outdoor environment with instable voltage.
Decrease Reaction Time. Increase Awareness. Improve Your Security. The victor Video Management System (VMS) and VideoEdge Network Video Recorder (NVR) platforms allow users to see and prevent more events before they occur. Save administrator resources with powerful features like person-based intelligent search, narrowing down search time from minutes to seconds and gain the upper hand against potential threats. Leveraging high-performance smart video searching, video intelligence, and case management along with an extensive feature set, users gain greater situational awareness. VideoEdge network video recorders are available with a full range of purpose-built appliances to manage surveillance in comprehensive environments both onsite and remotely. Maintain dozens of cameras per network video recorder with capabilities for both IP and hybrid installations. The flexibility of VideoEdge provides users with powerful analytics to gather employee and consumer information that aid in forensic investigation or business intelligence. Mix and match hundreds of VideoEdge IP or hybrid NVRs to accommodate thousands of cameras into one cohesive victor VMS ecosystem. Designed with a scalable portfolio of clients, customizing a victor solution for any business is simple. From the easy-to-use victor Express to the command and control of victor Professional, the VMS allows your company to use smarter technologies that include tools to reduce bandwidth costs. Combine deployments into victor Enterprise to manage a robust infrastructure in support of thousands of VideoEdge network video recorders. Bring together access control, intrusion, and fire systems correlated with video into one powerful, intuitive interface that operates in seamless harmony. victor is your always on, always available, secure video surveillance solution.
With its own device certificate issuing system, Root CA, the Wisenet camera lineup offers the highest levels of cybersecurity possible. Secure by Default, Hanwha Techwin’s cybersecurity policy, embeds unique certificates into all products during each step of the development and manufacturing process. This results in a cybersecurity policy that satisfies stringent UL CAP standards as well as our own requirements for product reliability and design innovation.
System Overview Driven by advanced smart H.265 encoding technology, Dahua Smart Dual Illuminators Camera combines precision and reliability into one powerful camera, achieving high encoding efficiency, producing seamless videos and reducing cost on transmission and storage. To meet a wide range of shooting situations, this series of high-performant cameras features functions such as infrared and warm light smart illumination, human shape detection, and siren and light active deterrence. It also achieves the application of retrospect, intervention and precaution, delivering the convenience needed in a modern camera. Functions Smart Dual IlluminatorsDahua Smart Dual Illuminators technology adopts smart algorithm to detect targets. Usually, the IR illuminator is on at night; when the target appears in the monitoring area, the white light is on, and the camera records the full-color video and information of key events. That is, the camera links snapshot and video with full-color image. When the target is out of the monitoring area, the white light is off and the IR illuminator is on, which reduces light pollution efficiently. Siren and Light Active DeterrenceThe camera supports the white light alarm and voice alarm when perimeter event occurs, to realize the deterrence and effective intervention. The camera is built in the alarm voice, and supports customized voice importing. IVSWith advanced video algorithm, Dahua IVS technology supports intelligent functions, such as tripwire and intrusion. Wide Dynamic RangeThe camera achieves vivid images, even in the most intense contrast lighting conditions, using industry-leading wide dynamic range (WDR) technology. For applications with both bright and low lighting conditions that change quickly, WDR optimizes both the bright and dark areas of a scene at the same time to provide usable video. Smart H.265+Smart H.265+ is the optimized implementation of the H.265 codec 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 H.265+ technology reduces bit rate and storage requirements by up to 70% when compared to standard H.265 video compression. SceneIt is suitable for use by families and in fish ponds, orchards, rural courtyards, small factories, supermarkets and other similar locations.Add to Compare
Security breaches are not governed by the seasons, by the weather, and certainly not by the time of day. They can occur at any time, and often under the cover of darkness when traditional, black-and-white security cameras with infrared lighting are unable to capture events clearly enough to collect clear evidence or respond effectively. Hikvision has expanded its full-colour camera range with ColorVu technology. This offers a much better visual experience than traditional cameras, providing accurately rendered colour images with balanced brightness at all times of the day or night. The camera range with ColorVu technology includes 4k cameras for UHD experience and varifocal cameras for unparalleled clarity. These innovations allow organisations and local authorities to monitor outdoor or indoor spaces, identify breaches as soon as they occur, and react in real-time to protect staff, employees, and members of the public. Boosting security with leading-edge technology Cameras with ColorVu technology can capture high-definition, full-colour images in low light conditions because of two key technology breakthroughs: advanced F1.0 large apertures, and high-performance imaging sensors. The cameras also use a new 3D dynamic noise reduction (DNR) algorithm to increase clarity at long range, and a soft and warm supplemental light guarantees colourful images even in zero-light environments. The expanded camera range with ColorVu satisfies different needs of customers, from high-performance products to budget-friendly choices, as well as smart solutions. For example, the range now includes a 4K camera that offers ultra-high-definition colour imaging during the day and at night. With better image quality and richer details, 4K cameras with ColorVu can be applied in wider scenarios such as stadiums, airports, harbours, and parking lots, where clear and high-resolution images are necessary. The cameras with ColorVu can also integrate Hikvision AcuSense technology to distinguish between people, vehicles, and other moving targets such as rain, leaves, and animals. Alarms are only triggered when preset intrusion types are detected, allowing security teams to take action. 4 key applications for the cameras with ColorVu The ability to capture clear, full-colour images 24x7 is useful for a wide range of indoor and outdoor scenarios. Examples include: Security for outdoor spaces – especially streets and parks Lighting on streets and in parks is rarely uniform, and dark areas can increase the risk of crime and make people feel unsafe. Cameras with ColorVu technology enable local authorities to record high-resolution, full colour video footage even in low-light conditions, which helps to increase security and enables much faster responses to incidents. Improved perimeter protection for retail and logistics parks Perimeter protection is always a challenge for large retail and logistics parks. With ColorVu technology, security teams can monitor the perimeter 24x7 and react quickly to any breaches before assets or people are put at risk. Cameras with ColorVu can also be combined with other smart video technologies from Hikvision – including AcuSense vehicle and license-plate recognition – to trigger automated alerts for suspected security breaches. Asset protection for small businesses Small businesses around the world need to protect their assets, including vehicles left in driveways or on the street. Because cameras with ColorVu technology can capture high-resolution, full-colour images 24x7, security breaches can be recorded, and evidence passed on to the authorities increasing the chance that assets can be recovered and that perpetrators will be brought to justice. Increased security at building entrances High-resolution, full colour images can greatly enhance security at building entrances, which are sometimes unlit, or dimly lit. Even though cameras with ColorVu can record footage in extremely low light conditions, teams often choose to turn on the cameras’ supplementary light as an additional deterrent to a break in or another security incident. These examples are the tip of the iceberg in terms of how and where cameras with ColorVu technology can be deployed to boost security and protect people and assets. For more information about the ColorVu technology, visit Hikvision’s website.Add to Compare
With starlight solution and deep learning algorithm, Dahua WizMind 5 Series network camera has various intelligent functions, including face capture, perimeter protection and people counting, which greatly improve the accuracy of video analysis. The series camera supports dustproof function, waterproof function and vandal-proof function, complying with the standards of IP67 and IK10 (Supported by some select models).Add to Compare
System OverviewActive Deterrence Series provides multi-dimensional system that links video with audio, information and alarm to verify potential risks. Active deterrence camera can actively warn off intruders with light and speaker, alert users in real-time with alarm-over-coax, and provide visual verification with HDCVI video. Functions Active DeterrenceActive deterrence is to warn off intruders actively with white light and speaker even before users are aware of the incidence. Once an intrusion is detected, the white light will turn on and the speaker will buzzer to alert the intruder. The white light can be set to normally on or flash, the content of speaker is configurable. SimplicityHDCVI 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 high definition video surveillance without the hassle of configuring a network. Smart IlluminationThe camera is designed with 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. 4 Signals over 1 Coaxial CableHDCVI 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 XVR, 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 TransmissionHDCVI technology guarantees real-time transmission at long distance without any loss. It supports up to 700m transmission for 2MP/5MP/8MP HD video via coaxial cable, and up to 300m via UTP cable. * *Actual results verified by real-scene testing in Dahua's test laboratory. Protection (IP67, wide voltage)IP67: The camera passes a series of strict test on dust and soak. It has dust-proof function, and the enclosure can works normal after soaking in 1 m deep water for 30 minutes. Wide voltage: The camera allows ±30% (for some power supplies) input voltage tolerance (wide voltage range), and it is widely applied to outdoor environment with instable voltage.
Hikvision launched newly updated HikCentral Professional 2.0 security software (“HCP 2.0”), which blends feeds from multiple systems onto a single platform. HCP 2.0 can be configured to link video security devices, alarm and access control systems, and more, including third-party systems through the OpenAPI – for easy centralized management of a variety of security and business applications. Frank Zhang, President of Hikvision’s International Product and Solution Center, said, “This is an important release for us, and a significant leap forward in our security management software offerings. HikCentral Professional 2.0 will help our customers manage a variety of activities seamlessly on one platform. We’re excited to see the value it delivers.” Nine key applications for numerous business needs HikCentral Professional 2.0 integrates multiple business and security systems with nine key applications, making it valuable to a wide variety of common security and business scenarios seen in buildings, factories, stores, apartments, and the like. Among them, video cameras and security alarms are integrated into the platform to deliver fluid live viewing and timely alarm notifications. Furthermore, access control can be included to assign a variety of access permissions using multiple methods including facial recognition, ID cards, fingerprints, QR codes, and more. HCP 2.0 also allows various personnel such as HR managers to set flexible attendance rules, including schedules for shift work, while delivering full reporting facilities. Additionally, site managers can also employ vehicle management and visitor management applications to streamline entrance management as well as on-site parking. Users can further rely on HCP 2.0 with intelligent analysis and reporting – an application that collects data and transforms it into easy-to-understand reports and dashboards. This includes flow status, people density and more. For systems management teams, HCP 2.0’s system maintenance application visualizes alarm and device notifications, as well as the full network and device topology for rapid, targeted action in unusual events. Last but not least, HCP 2.0 lets users deploy digital signage systems to display advertisements and announcements. The software comes with eight pre-installed templates for users to present content optimally. This can be crowd numbers and temperature status in a supermarket scenario, for example. Creating truly unified systems with enhanced security and greater operational efficiency With HCP 2.0, users will flexibly unite applications and build a tailored system to match their security and business needs. The unified approach not only creates greater situational awareness of their security environment, it also reduces real day-to-day management resources previously required by disparate systems. For example, users can integrate visitor management with vehicle management to enhance daily operational efficiency for building facilities. Facility managers can register visitor information into the HCP 2.0 system, and – by linking to an ANPR system – can set visitors to be automatically permitted into on-site parking. Similarly, the system can also pre-authorize visitor access to specific areas of an organization’s premises. Personalized user experience HikCentral Professional 2.0 can be tailored to deliver specific information to assigned users. The system comes with three pre-configured roles: “system installation and management,” “security control and management,” and “attendance management.” In this way, HR staff can customize their feed to show employee attendance status, for example, while management staff can monitor security of the facilities. There is also one custom role, which can be tailored to specific needs. Perhaps most importantly, HikCentral Professional 2.0 features an improved user interface. Users can customize the control panel to suit their viewing preferences, simply dragging and dropping key video and device feeds into the dashboard, adjusting where they sit and how they look. Dynamic and intuitive user interface HCP 2.0 also incorporates multiple visualized dashboards that display key security and business insights generated from various applications, facilitating decision-making processes with more accuracy and efficiency. What’s more, users apply 3D E-maps that vividly demonstrate device monitoring statuses in different locations, and manage instant alerts interactively by clicking and watching associated live videos and other integrated system information. Easy setup and maintenance HikCentral Professional 2.0 is easy to deploy and quick to set up for a multitude of projects with single applications. Customers with minimum system requirement of Intel i3-CPU and 8 GB RAM can get up and running with a one-click installation procedure that makes HCP 2.0 setup a breeze. Operations guidance wizards are conspicuously displayed to support users in configuring key applications. In addition, the visualized health monitoring dashboards enable more focused and efficient IT maintenance.
System OverviewLeveraging the latest in thermal technology, the thermal network hybrid bullet camera features visual and thermal channels providing you with an all-in-one video monitoring solution. It supports 18 color palettes and is applicable for use in indoor and outdoor scenarios such as factories, substations and machine rooms Functions Uncooled Vox TechnologyBlends a vanadium oxide uncooled focal plane detector with compact volume and high thermal sensitivity (NETD) to accurately capture image details and detect temperature differences. Fire Detection & AlarmHarnesses a self-developed, core fire detection technology to maintain high accuracy levels and a low false alarm rate. It is widely used for fire detection in various industries. Temperature MeasurementUses a self-developed, temperature measurement technology to maintain highly accurate temperature measurements in windless indoor conditions with relatively stable temperatures. AI IntelligenceAdopts smart dual illuminators technology, to accurately detect violations such as calling and smoking. Intelligent Video System (IVS)IVS is a built-in video analytics algorithm that delivers intelligent functions to monitor a scene for tripwire violations, intrusion detection, and abandoned or missing objects. Sound and Light AlarmWhen an abnormal event is detected by a thermal or visible-light channel, the white light and loudspeaker will switch on to release a visual or voice prompt, then it will begin recording and take snapshots. SceneApplicable for use in scenarios that need to measure device temperatures such as factories, stations, substations and machine rooms.Add to Compare
Razberi Monitor is a software platform that provides a top-down view of the physical security network and ecosystem without IT resources. Purpose-built for security professionals, it monitors and manages all the system components for cybersecurity and system health and can be deployed from the cloud or on-premise. It provides secure visibility into the availability, performance, and cyber posture of servers, storage, cameras, and other networked security devices. It also predicts and prevents problems while providing a centralized location for IT departments to view video data. What is Monitor’s key USP? A vital benefit of Monitor is that it protects against the multiple commonly cited cyberattack vulnerabilities. These include weak passwords, the failure to update software or firmware, the lack of best practices for routine maintenance, and not aligning with network IT policy. The benefit of having Monitor ensures shorter response times to cybersecurity events along with real-time alerts and logs to proactively notify users of active threats. It can detect cyber posture and problems with servers, cameras, and other IoT devices in real-time. You can track security devices by location and get deep visibility into configurations, operating systems, and firmware status. This means that without IT resources, you can still know what devices need updates and patches. Why choose Monitor? Monitor can be offered to enterprises as a managed service with a monthly subscription. This means no significant upfront costs and the ability to free up cash flow. The Monitor software will optimize and secures networks, reducing costs, time, and manpower required to install and manage an enterprise network. Users can create custom views and alerts by location, device, and problem type. They can use these reports to demonstrate system performance and compliance, share access to these reports with their service provider for proactive support, and reduce service calls. Monitor in Action Monitor enables proactive maintenance by offering problem resolutions before they become more significant issues. It does this by ensuring that the system is working as expected through continuous checks on the system’s health and cybersecurity and prevents service outages with early warning indicators. Identifying issues before they fail and become an outage is key to system availability and, moreover, is a considerable OPEX cost saving. For example, if there is an incident in a supermarket and a client wanted to review their cameras, only to realize that they had stopped recording some weeks before. With Monitor, if the client’s cameras are failing or are in any way beginning to compromise, this would be immediately detected by Monitor and flagged in advance of it failing. Thus, when an incident does occur that requires video verification, clients can be assured that the video data will be available to review the incident.
Launched by Dahua Technology, Dahua WizMind is a full portfolio of solutions composed of project-oriented products including IPC, NVR, PTZ, XVR, Thermal and software platform which adopts industry-leading deep learning algorithms. Focusing on customer’s requirements, WizMind provides precise, reliable and comprehensive AI solutions for verticals. Series Overview Dahua IVSS goes beyond the ordinary NVR products. It is an Intelligent Video Surveillance Server that combines video management features with traditional video storage functions in one device. Besides the basic functions as a network video recorder, IVSS is integrated with features such as face detection and face recognition for different business and industrial applications. With the build-in deep learning module, IVSS series products adopt video image metadata technology based on deep learning algorithms, offering high-precision human face recognition and perimeter protection. By applying deep learning artificial intelligence, IVSS allows users to focus on what matters most, to improve event response time and help make video actionable. An all new UI design supports device operation and maintenance management, improving the value and experience of surveillance view, and serving the era of security big data. Functions Face RecognitionSupports recording faces by metadata and real-time crosscheck with incredible accuracy to figure out the face with target features. With the Regular and Stranger face mode, IVSS triggers various kinds of alarm actions for different applications. AI IVSWith deep learning algorithm, AI IVS technology can recognize human and vehicle accurately. In restricted area (such as pedestrian area and vehicle area), the false alarms of intelligent detection based on target type (such as tripwire, intrusion, parking detection, loitering detection and crowd gathering estimation) are largely reduced. Video MetadataMetadata is feature attribute information extracted from a target object which can be used for data retrieval. Currently, there are four main kinds of metadata in the security industry: Human face, human body, and motor vehicle and non-motor vehicle metadata. AI SearchSupports search by metadata of human and vehicles. Supports uploading face pictures to IVSS and compare them with recorded faces in IVSS by similarity. IVSS enables operators to quickly and easily search through multiple channels and long duration, to efficiently find out when and where a person of interest appeared. ANPRAutomatic Number Plate Recognition available for convenient entrance/exit management. This feature provides number plate recognition (working with Dahua ITC camera), number plate comparison with blocklist/allowlist, vehicle database management, and vehicle record search. N+M Hot StandbyThe highly reliable redundancy N+M Hot Standby design provides a secure failover technique to ensure immediate backup. In the event of a system failure, the sub device instantly takes over the main device to ensure no data loss. Smart TrackingThe automatic tracking PTZ feature automatically tracks a moving target throughout the camera's field of view. This function is ideal for following an object as it moves through airports, parking lots, city centers, or other scenes
320 x 240 resolution, Digital (DSP), Thermal, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 12 V DC, PoE, 19, 320 x 240, 9 fps, Inclusion DVR/ Web Server, >50, NTSC, CVBS (NTSC), 1 Vpp, SMB, 75 Ohm (surge protected), H.264 (MP); M-JPEG, RJ45, 10/100 Base-T, IPv4, IPv6, UDP, TCP, HTTP, HTTPS, RTP/RTCP, IGMP V2/V3, ICMP, ICMPv6, RTSP, FTP, ARP, DHCP, APIPA (Auto-IP, link local address), NTP (SNTP), SNMP (V1, V3, MIB-II), 802.1x, DNS, DNSv6, DDNS (DynDNS.org, selfHOST.de, no-ip.com), SMTP, iSCSI, UPnP (SSDP), D, 5.4 ~ 5.6 W, 610, 59 x 80 x 157, 10 ~ 50 C (50 ~ 122 F), 5 ~ 95Add to Compare
1/1.8 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 4MP resolution, Digital (DSP), Network, 0.0004 ~ 0.004 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 12 V DC, POE, 2.5, Wide Dynamic Range, 2688 x 1520, 25 fps ~ 30 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/3 s ~ 1/100000 s, NTSC, PAL, Zoom, H.265; H.264; H.264H; H.264B; MJPEG, RJ-45 (10/100 Base-T), IPv4; IPv6; HTTP; TCP; UDP; ARP; RTP; RTSP; RTCP; RTMP; SMTP; FTP; SFTP; DHCP; DNS; DDNS; QoS;UPnP; NTP; Multicast; ICMP; IGMP; NFS; SAMBA; PPPoE; SNMP, 3 W, 209 x 212 x 103, 1,365, IP67, IK10, -30 ~ 60 C (-22 ~ 140 F), 0 ~ 95, HDAdd to Compare
1/2.8 inch, True Day / Night, 720p resolution, Digital (DSP), Network, 0.05 ~ 0.25 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, CS mount, 12 V DC, 48 V DC, PoE, Motion Activated, 3.3 ~ 12, Wide Dynamic Range, 1280 x 720, 25 fps / 30 fps, Inclusion DVR/ Web Server, Back Light Compensation, White Balance, 1/25 ~ 1/15000, Mini or Compact, CVBS, 1 Vpp, 2.5 mm jack, 75 Ohm Selectable standard, H.264 (MP); M-JPEG, 10/100 Base-T, IPv4, IPv6, UDP, TCP, HTTP, HTTPS, RTP/ RTCP, IGMP V2/V3, ICMP, ICMPv6, RTSP, FTP, Telnet, ARP, DHCP, APIPA (Auto-IP, link local address), NTP (SNTP), SNMP (V1, MIBII), 802.1x, DNS, DNSv6, DDNS (DynDNS.org, selfHOST.de, no-ip.com), SMTP, iSCSI, UPnP (SSDP, 3.2 W, -30 ~ 50 C (-22 ~ 122 F), 0 ~ 90, HDAdd to Compare
1/2.8 inch, True Day / Night, 1.5 MP resolution, Digital (DSP), Infrared, 0.0 ~ 0.3 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 12 V DC, 48 V DC, PoE, 24 V AC, Motion Activated, 2, Corner, 1440 x 1080, 30 fps, Inclusion DVR/ Web Server, Back Light Compensation, White Balance, 1/30 (1/25) ~ 1/15000, NTSC, 1 Vpp CVBS, NTSC, H.264 MP (Main Profile); M-JPEG, RJ45, 10/100 Base-T, IPv4, IPv6, UDP, TCP, HTTP, HTTPS, RTP/RTCP, IGMP V2/V3, ICMP, ICMPv6, RTSP, FTP, Telnet, ARP, DHCP, SNTP, SNMP (V1, MIB‑II), 802.1x, DNS, DNSv6, DDNS, SMTP, iSCSI, UPnP (SSDP), DiffServ (QoS), LLDP, SOAP, Dropbox, CHAP, Digest Authentication, 8.4 W, 240 x 146 x 169, 1,840, IP65, IK10, -10 ~ 50 C (14 ~ 122 F), 20 ~ 90Add to Compare
Hikvision, an IoT solution provider with video as its core competency, announced the launch of HeatPro, a new thermal series of cameras designed to provide affordable all-weather deterrent and alerts. It is especially useful in perimeter protection and fire prevention applications. The HeatPro Series Cameras feature deep-learning thermal video analytics for perimeter protection, and object temperature measurement and fire detection with real-time alarms. Features like accurate human/vehicle classification, visual and auditory alarms for perimeter protection, and speedy temperature exception alarms for fire prevention make them ideal for SMB (small and midsize business) applications. Perimeter defense with AIWhen securing a perimeter, higher accuracy and a low false alarm rate can help reduce operation costs. The HeatPro Series achieves this by developing powerful video analytics based on Deep Learning algorithms, radically reducing false alarms. The cameras focus on short-range perimeter protection (0-50meters), where they deliver target detection and classification. The use of AI means that the cameras can distinguish between a person and a vehicle. This comes in especially useful when the two targets are close together. Traditionally, they can only be recognised as one ‘target’, but intelligent algorithms mean that they can be detected separately, increasing accuracy. Thermal cameras are also able to easily locate potential threats in zero visibility conditions, where a conventional camera could not. They do this by detecting the latent radiation emissivity of an object, so not relying on visible light. This means they can operate in all-weather conditions and the darkest night. They also don’t emit light, which means their presence is not obvious, making them useful in scenarios where they need to be hidden. The HeatPro Series is also designed to be efficiently and quickly installed, with a simple, three-step deployment, bringing setup time down to 30 seconds. Traditionally thermal cameras require specialist engineers to configure and double check, takes both extra time and energy. HeatPro cameras have been designed with installation time and effort in mind – they are simpler to install and so installers can spend more time correctly configuring for optimum operations, and the lowest false alarm rate possible. Temperature measurement for fire preventionThe HeatPro Series is also equipped with the ability to measure temperature. This process is very useful in a scenario where overheating could lead to fires. The camera can provide non-contact temperature measurement for fast and visible detection. This means that action can be taken earlier, potentially preventing a fire from the very beginning. The camera can trigger a fire alarm faster than a smoke sensor. The temperature measurement function can also be used to help check any potential overheating issue and troubleshoot problems. The series contains a number of different models and options, with bullet and turret forms, and Bi-spectrum or single lenses. The cameras can be built into a number of solutions, for instance seamlessly working with NVRs, AX PRO alarm systems, and even Hik-Connect for real-time mobile alerts by phone. They can be used in various scenarios – not least: residential buildings, offices, construction sites, car parks, retail outlets and warehouses. “Dedicated to bringing professional protection solutions to the mass market, these cameras provide perimeter protection with unparalleled accuracy, and fire detection with superlative sensitivity”, says Stefan Li, Director of Thermal Products at Hikvision. “Hikvision HeatPro Series provides professional protection made simple.”Add to Compare
1/2.8 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 4 MP resolution, Digital (DSP), Infrared, 0 ~ 0.01 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 12 V DC, PoE, 2.8, Wide Dynamic Range, 2592 x 1520, 25 fps / 30 fps, Inclusion DVR/ Web Server, Back Light Compensation, 1/5s ~ 1/20000s, Mini or Compact, Built-in CVBS output, H.265, H.264, and MJPEG, RJ-45 Female 10/100 Base-T, 3.5 ~ 8 W, 500, IP67, -30 ~ 50 C (-22 ~ 122 F), 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/2.8 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 4 MP resolution, Digital (DSP), Infrared, 0 ~ 0.01 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 12 V DC, PoE, 2.7 ~ 13.5, Wide Dynamic Range, 2592 x 1520, 25 fps / 30 fps, Inclusion DVR/ Web Server, Back Light Compensation, 1/5s ~ 1/20000s, Built-in CVBS output, H.265, H.264, and MJPEG, RJ-45 Female 10/100 Base-T, 3.5 ~ 8 W, 700, 232 x 75 x 80, IP67, -30 ~ 50 C (-22 ~ 122 F), 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/1.8 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 4MP resolution, Digital (DSP), Network, 0.002 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 12 V DC, POE, 2.8 ~ 6, Wide Dynamic Range, 2688 x 1520, 25 fps ~ 60 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, /3 s ~ 1/100000 s, NTSC, PAL, H.265,H.264,H.264B,H.264H,MJPEG, RJ-45 (10/100 Base-T), IPv4;IPv6;HTTP;HTTPS;TCP;UDP;ARP;RTP;RTSP;RTCP;RTMP;SMTP;FTP;SFTP;DHCP;DNS;DDNS;QoS;UPnP;NTP;Multicast;ICMP;IGMP;NFS;PPPoE;802.1x;SNMP, 7.2 W, 550, 106 x 99, IP67, -30 ~ +60 C (-22 ~ +140 F), IE (versions newer than IE8), Chrome, Firefox, Safari (versions newer than Safari 12), 0 ~ 95, HDAdd to Compare
1/1.8 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 2MP resolution, Digital (DSP), Network, 0.0002 ~ 0.001 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 36 V DC, 5.6 ~ 223, Wide Dynamic Range, 4096 x 1800, 25 fps ~ 30 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/1 s ~ 1/300,000 s, 53.6 dB, H.265; H.264; H.264H; H.264B; MJPEG, RJ-45 (10/100/1000 Base-T), HTTP; TCP; ARP; RTSP; RTP; UDP; RTCP; SMTP; FTP; DHCP; DNS; DDNS; PPPOE;IPv4/v6; SNMP; QoS; UPnP; NTP, 50.7 W, 383 x 390, 14,300, IP66, -40 ~ +70 C (-40 ~ +158 F), E: IE7 and earlierChrome: 42 and earlierFirefox: 52 and earlierSafari: 11 and earlier, 0 ~ 95, HDAdd to Compare
1/1.8 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 4MP resolution, Digital (DSP), Network, 0.0002 ~ 0.001 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 36 V DC, 5.6 ~ 223, Wide Dynamic Range, 2560 × 1440, 25 fps ~ 30 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/1 s ~ 1/300,000 s, 53.6 dB, Zoom, H.265; H.264; H.264H; H.264B; MJPEG, RJ-45 (10/100/1000 Base-T), HTTP; TCP; ARP; RTSP; RTP; UDP; RTCP; SMTP; FTP; DHCP; DNS; DDNS; PPPOE;IPv4/v6; SNMP; QoS; UPnP; NTP, 58.7 W, 383 x 390, 14,700, IP66, -40 ~ +70 C (-40 ~ +158 F), IE: IE7 and earlierChrome: 42 and earlierFirefox: 52 and earlierSafari: 11 and earlier, 0 ~ 95, HDAdd to Compare
1/1.8 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 4MP resolution, Digital (DSP), Network, 0.0002 ~ 0.001 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, C/CS mount, 12 V DC, 24 V AC, POE, Wide Dynamic Range, 2688 x 1520, 25 fps ~ 50 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/3 s ~ 1/100000 s, >56, NTSC, PAL, Zoom, H.265, H.264, H.264H, H.264B, MJPEG, RJ-45 (10/100/1000 Base-T), IPv4; IPv6; HTTP; HTTPS; TCP; UDP; ARP; RTP; RTSP; RTCP; RTMP; SMTP; FTP; SFTP; DHCP; DNS; DDNS; QoS; UPnP; NTP; Multicast; ICMP; IGMP; NFS; SAMBA; PPPoE; 802.1x; SNMP; Bonjour, 6.5 W, 86 x 74 x 150, 800, IP67, -30 ~ 60 C (-22 ~ 140 F), IE: IE9 and laterChrome: Chrome 42 and laterFirefox: Firefox 48.0.2 and later, 0 ~ 95, HDAdd to Compare
1/2.8 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 2MP resolution, Digital (DSP), Network, 0.002 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 12 V DC, POE, 2.7 ~ 13.5, Wide Dynamic Range, 1920 x 1080, 25 fps ~ 30 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/3 s ~ 1/100000 s, >56, NTSC, PAL, H.265; H.264; H.264B; MJPEG, RJ-45 (10/100 Base-T, IPv4; IPv6; HTTP; TCP; UDP; ARP; RTP ; RTSP; RTCP; RTMP; SMTP; FTP; SFTP; DHCP; DNS; DDNS; QoS; UPnP; NTP; Multicast; ICMP; IGMP; NFS; PPPoE; Bonjour, 6.4 W, 690, 108 x 122, IP67, -30 ~ 60 C (-22 ~ 140 F), IE, Chrome, Firefox, 0 ~ 95, HDAdd to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 4MP resolution, Digital (DSP), Network, 0.008 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 12 V DC, POE, 2.8 ~ 3.6, Wide Dynamic Range, 2688 x 1520, 20 fps ~ 30 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, /3 s ~ 1/100000 s, >56, NTSC, PAL, Zoom, H.265; H.264; H.264H; H.264B; MJPEG, RJ-45 (10/100 Base-T), IPv4; IPv6; HTTP; TCP; UDP; ARP; RTP ; RTSP; RTCP; RTMP; SMTP; FTP; SFTP; DHCP; DNS; DDNS; QoS; UPnP; NTP; Multicast; ICMP; IGMP; NFS; PPPoE; Bonjour, 2.1 W, 390, 101 x 110, IP67, -40 ~ +60 C (-40 ~ +140 F), IE, Google, Firefox, 0 ~ 95, HDAdd to Compare
Colour / Monochrome, 8 MP resolution, Digital (DSP), Infrared, 0 ~ 0.01 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 12 V DC, PoE, 2.8, Wide Dynamic Range, 3840 x 2160, 25 fps / 30 fps, Inclusion DVR/ Web Server, Back Light Compensation, 1/5s ~ 1/20000s, Mini or Compact, Built-in CVBS output, H.265, H.264, and MJPEG, RJ-45 Female 10/100 Base-T, 3.5 ~ 8 W, 500, 194 x 63 x 63, IP67, -30 ~ 50 C (-22 ~ 122 F), 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
Colour / Monochrome, 8 MP resolution, Digital (DSP), Infrared, 0 ~ 0.01 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 12 V DC, PoE, 3.3 ~ 12, Wide Dynamic Range, 3840 x 2160, 25 fps / 30 fps, Inclusion DVR/ Web Server, Back Light Compensation, 1/5s ~ 1/20000s, Built-in CVBS output, H.265, H.264, and MJPEG, RJ-45 Female 10/100 Base-T, 3.5 ~ 8 W, 700, 232 x 75 x 80, IP67, -30 ~ 50 C (-22 ~ 122 F), 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/2.8 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 2 MP resolution, Digital (DSP), Megapixel, 0.0001 ~ 0.001 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 12 V DC, 3.7, Wide Dynamic Range, 1920 x 1080, 25 fps / 30 fps, Inclusion DVR/ Web Server, Back Light Compensation, 1/5s ~ 1/20000s, Mini or Compact, H.265, H.264, and MJPEG, RJ-45 Female 10/100 Base-T, 3 W, 38 x 47, 180, IP66, -20 ~ 50 C (-4 ~ 122 F), 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 4 MP resolution, Digital (DSP), Infrared, 0 ~ 0.165 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 12 V DC, 2.8, Wide Dynamic Range, 2560 x 1440, 25 fps, Inclusion DVR/ Web Server, Back Light Compensation, 1/3s ~ 1/100,000s, H.265, H.264, and MJPEG, RJ-45 Female 10/100 Base-T, 2.56 ~ 3.3 W, 79 x 91 x 128, 360, -10 ~ 45 C (14 ~ 113 F), ≤95Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 4MP resolution, Digital (DSP), Network, 0.008 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 12 V DC, POE, 2.7 ~ 13.5, Wide Dynamic Range, 2688 x 1520, 20 ~ 30 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/3 s ~ 1/100000 s, >56, NTSC, PAL, Zoom, H.265; H.264; H.264B; MJPEG, RJ-45 (10/100 Base-T), IPv4; IPv6; HTTP; TCP; UDP; ARP; RTP ; RTSP; RTCP; RTMP; SMTP; FTP; SFTP; DHCP; DNS; DDNS; QoS; UPnP; NTP; Multicast; ICMP; IGMP; NFS; PPPoE; Bonjour, 6.4 W, 690, 108 x 122, IP67, -30 ~ 60 C (-22 ~ 140 F), IE, Chrome, Firefox, 0 ~ 95, HDAdd to Compare
1/2.7 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 2MP resolution, Digital (DSP), Network, 0.005 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 12 V DC, POE, 2.8 ~ 3.6, Wide Dynamic Range, 1920 x 1080, 25 fps ~ 30 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/3 s ~ 1/100000 s, >56, NTSC, PAL, Zoom, H.265; H.264; H.264B; MJPEG, RJ-45 (10/100 Base-T), IPv4; IPv6; HTTP; HTTPS; TCP; UDP; ARP; RTP ; RTSP; RTCP; RTMP; SMTP; FTP; SFTP; DHCP; DNS; DDNS; QoS; UPnP; NTP; Multicast; ICMP; IGMP; NFS; PPPoE; 802.1x; Bonjour, 4.6 W, 480, 166 x 70, IP67, -40 ~ +60 C (-40 ~ +140 F), IE, Chrome, Firefox, 0 ~ 95, HDAdd to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 4MP resolution, Digital (DSP), Network, 0.008 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 12 V DC, POE, 2.8 ~ 3.6, Wide Dynamic Range, 2688 x 1520, 25 fps ~ 30 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/3 s ~ 1/100000 s, >56, NTSC, PAL, Zoom, H.265; H.264; H.264B; MJPEG, RJ-45 (10/100 Base-T), IPv4; IPv6; HTTP; HTTPS; TCP; UDP; ARP; RTP ; RTSP; RTCP; RTMP; SMTP; FTP; SFTP; DHCP; DNS; DDNS; QoS; UPnP; NTP; Multicast; ICMP; IGMP; NFS; PPPoE; 802.1x; Bonjour, 5 W, 480, 166 x 70, IP67, -40 ~ +60 C (-40 ~ +140 F), IE, Chrome, Firefox, 0 ~ 95, HDAdd to Compare
1/2.8 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 2MP resolution, Digital (DSP), Network, 0.002 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 12 V DC, POE, 2.8 ~ 3.6, Wide Dynamic Range, 1920 x 1080, 25 fps ~ 30 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/3 s ~ 1/100000 s, >56, NTSC, PAL, Zoom, H.265; H.264; H.264B; MJPEG, RJ-45 (10/100 Base-T), IPv4; IPv6; HTTP; TCP; UDP; ARP; RTP ; RTSP; RTCP; RTMP; SMTP; FTP; SFTP; DHCP; DNS; DDNS; QoS; UPnP; NTP; Multicast; ICMP; IGMP; NFS; PPPoE; Bonjour, 6.5 W, 390, 101 x 110, IP67, -40 ~ +60 C (-40 ~ +140 F), IE, Chrome, Firefox, 0 ~ 95, HDAdd to Compare
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In the past decade, we’ve seen an unfortunate increase in gun-related incidents on school campuses, making security and policy efforts a top priority for educational facilities nationwide. While the causes for this increase are hotly debated in and around the education community, the facts remain that specific steps can be taken to mitigate risks. To tackle this issue, officials from campus stakeholders, law enforcement officials, architects, and security personnel, have met to find solutions for protecting educational facilities. Further complicating matters, educational campuses are again tasked with mitigating health risks associated with COVID-19, as we head into the third pandemic school year. Video communication tools To safely reopen, new technologies and policies in many K-12 and higher education institutions have been released, with many searching for a way to leverage existing security infrastructure. Achieving both health safety and physical security requires an integrated approach—from all-around best practices, to video communication tools and enhanced security infrastructure. The simple intercom has been a security staple in the education market for many years A holistic approach is best to ensure the safety of students, staff, and visitors. The simple intercom has been a security staple in the education market for many years, but now in a pandemic-centric world, these devices provide a new set of required capabilities. Intercoms, once thought to be a basic security tool, can now be combined with video, offering users the ability to solve multiple pain points associated with COVID-19. Controlled access points In this article, we’ll discuss some best practices for educational decision-makers, as well as how video intercoms can enhance overall security architecture. A school’s first opportunity to mitigate threats lies in its ability to deter threats entering in the first place. This begins with ensuring policies, procedures, and equipment are all up to standard. Most campus shootings and other violent acts occur once the individual has made it through the front door of a building; putting the emphasis on controlled access points at key entries to add an extra barrier of safety between threats and students. While written policies help staff understand how visitors are approved for entry, they should also be informed of more simple items, such as why doors can’t be left propped open, when to lockdown, or how to evacuate during an emergency. Physical security solutions The security industry has also created effective physical security solutions for protecting a campus Another best practice would be training staff to spot signs of distressed and potentially violent students, while providing ways to get help for them. When it comes to campus security, there is no one-size-fits-all approach, which is why security integrators should also be included in planning processes to tailor a custom solution for each campus to address its unique security needs. While best practices, including mental health screenings, stricter discipline codes, and faster law enforcement responses are all crucial to campus safety, the security industry has also created effective physical security solutions for protecting a campus—which includes enhanced two-way video and audio/visual communication solutions such as a video intercom. For years educational facilities have utilised intercoms to manage access, but now, it’s more important than ever to ensure the safety of students and staff by thoroughly vetting all those who enter a building. Providing visual verification Long gone are the days of asking visitors to check in manually using a sign-in book, or simply walking into a school. Best practices now require the presence of a visitor management system (VMS), which is a more accurate and seamless way to manage access. Using a VMS, a campus could add its own custom watch list, which when properly implemented, can provide protection from abuse orders, custodial issues, and offer names and pictures of disgruntled former employees and students. Using a VMS, a campus could add its own custom watch list, which when properly implemented As security technology has become more sophisticated, so have intercom capabilities—extending far beyond what they used to be. Going further than a simple button and speaker system, when used in conjunction with an IP video system, intercoms provide visual verification that the person requesting access into a school building does indeed belong there. Contact tracing solutions Whether it’s a student, parent, or staff member, verifying a person’s identity and ensuring that the individual has proper credentials is key. Pairing an intercom with a camera allows for this important, real-time visual and audio communication between the front office and those requesting access. Additionally, intercoms can be used as contact tracing solutions by leveraging an audit trail in case of an outbreak. For example, if a number of students at a college or university all use a mobile app to gain access to a dormitory through an intercom system, in the event that someone tests positive for COVID-19, they are able to contact all students, staff, or visitors who frequent that building. IP video intercoms can assist in pandemic related and security use cases by limiting unnecessary human-to-human interaction and replacing that with remote management capabilities. Remote monitoring station Remote monitoring allows for eyes on a facility while personnel are not physically present There is increased flexibility when working from a mobile app, or remote monitoring station, especially for security directors or officers on educational campuses. For example, if a campus is not able to staff a lobby of a building or a dormitory, they can remotely manage access from a mobile device. This enables security personnel to access video feeds and directly communicate with students or staff requesting access into a building. Remote monitoring allows for eyes on a facility while personnel are not physically present, thus increasing overall security. It can also give the appearance of the building being occupied at all times, even when it’s not. Another way an educational facility can leverage their video intercom system is to shift to mobile applications that offer a touchless way to gain access. Mobile application credential A mobile application removes the need for a physical key card and eliminates the potential of loss or theft of that access credential. It also allows for easy updating to credential status. For example, if a student, staff member or visitor is added to an ‘access denied’ list, security personnel can simply revoke a mobile application credential, versus having to track down a physical key and run the risk of copies or other issues. The importance of visual confirmation cannot be stressed enough when it comes to educational campuses The importance of visual confirmation cannot be stressed enough when it comes to educational campuses. Not only for security purposes to visually confirm identity, or screen for suspicious behaviours or other anomalies, simply having the ability to have a conversation with someone requesting access is vital. Better audio feedback There’s been a shift in recent years, in some cases spurred by the pandemic, to focus on how existing technologies can meet the unique needs of students, staff and visitors. For example, intercoms allow for two-way video which is crucial for an individual who is deaf, or hearing impaired, who needs to communicate using sign language. Additionally, intercoms can be integrated with t-coil features, to allow for better audio feedback for those with hearing aids. The past few years have taught us that while best practices, attention to the mental wellbeing of students, enhanced security at main entry points, and exits are all important focuses, educational security needs to be holistic and comprehensive. From physical security risks, to potential pandemic-related outbreaks, to the regular day-to-day communication needs of all individuals, decision-makers recognise intercom systems easily address each unique need.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has accentuated our digital dependency, on a global scale. Data centres have become even more critical to modern society. The processing and storage of information underpin the economy, characterised by a consistent increase in the volume of data and applications, and reliance upon the internet and IT services. Data centres classed as CNI As such, they are now classed as Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) and sit under the protection of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI). As land continues to surge in value, data centre operators are often limited for choice, on where they place their sites and are increasingly forced to consider developed areas, close to other infrastructures, such as housing or industrial sites. Complex security needs One misconception when it comes to data centres is that physical security is straightforward One misconception when it comes to data centres is that physical security is straightforward. However, in practice, things are far more complex. On top of protecting the external perimeter, thought must also be given to factors, such as access control, hostile vehicle mitigation (HVM), protecting power infrastructure, as well as standby generators and localising security devices to operate independently of the main data centre. Face value How a site looks is more important than you may think. Specify security that appears too hostile risks blatantly advertising that you’re protecting a valuable target, ironically making it more interesting to opportunistic intruders. The heightened security that we recommend to clients for these types of sites, include 4 m high-security fences, coils of razor wire, CCTV, and floodlighting. When used together in an integrated approach, it’s easy to see how they make the site appear hostile against its surroundings. However, it must appear secure enough to give the client peace of mind that the site is adequately protected. Getting the balance right is crucial. So, how do you balance security, acoustics and aesthetics harmoniously? Security comes first These are essential facilities and as a result, they require appropriate security investment. Cutting corners leads to a greater long-term expense and increases the likelihood of highly disruptive attacks. Checkpoints Fortunately, guidance is available through independent accreditations and certifications, such as the Loss Prevention Certification Board’s (LPCB) LPS 1175 ratings, the PAS 68 HVM rating, CPNI approval, and the police initiative - Secured by Design (SBD). Thorough technical evaluation and quality audit These bodies employ thorough technical evaluation work and rigorous quality audit processes to ensure products deliver proven levels of protection. With untested security measures, you will not know whether a product works until an attack occurs. Specifying products accredited by established bodies removes this concern. High maintenance Simply installing security measures and hoping for the best will not guarantee 24/7 protection. Just as you would keep computer software and hardware updated, to provide the best level of protection for the data, physical security also needs to be well-maintained, in order to ensure it is providing optimum performance. Importance of testing physical security parameters Inspecting the fence line may seem obvious and straightforward, but it needs to be done regularly. From our experience, this is something that is frequently overlooked. The research we conducted revealed that 63% of companies never test their physical security. They should check the perimeter on both sides and look for any attempted breaches. Foliage, weather conditions or topography changes can also affect security integrity. Companies should also check all fixtures and fittings, looking for damage and corrosion, and clear any litter and debris away. Accessibility When considering access control, speed gates offer an excellent solution for data centres. How quickly a gate can open and close is essential, especially when access to the site is restricted. The consequences of access control equipment failing can be extremely serious, far over a minor irritation or inconvenience. Vehicle and pedestrian barriers, especially if automated, require special attention to maintain effective security and efficiency. Volume control Data centres don’t generally make the best neighbours. The noise created from their 24-hour operation can be considerable. HVAC systems, event-triggered security and fire alarms, HV substations, and vehicle traffic can quickly become unbearable for residents. Secure and soundproof perimeter As well as having excellent noise-reducing properties, timber is also a robust material for security fencing So, how do you create a secure and soundproof perimeter? Fortunately, through LPS 1175 certification and CPNI approval, it is possible to combine high-security performance and up to 28dB of noise reduction capabilities. As well as having excellent noise-reducing properties, timber is also a robust material for security fencing. Seamlessly locking thick timber boards create a flat face, making climbing difficult and the solid boards prevent lines of sight into the facility. For extra protection, steel mesh can either be added to one side of the fence or sandwiched between the timber boards, making it extremely difficult to break through. A fair façade A high-security timber fence can be both, aesthetically pleasing and disguise its security credentials. Its pleasant natural façade provides a foil to the stern steel bars and mesh, often seen with other high-security solutions. Of course, it’s still important that fencing serves its primary purposes, so make sure you refer to certifications, to establish a product’s security and acoustic performance. Better protected The value of data cannot be overstated. A breach can have severe consequences for public safety and the economy, leading to serious national security implications. Countering varied security threats Data centres are faced with an incredibly diverse range of threats, including activism, sabotage, trespass, and terrorism on a daily basis. It’s no wonder the government has taken an active role in assisting with their protection through the medium of the CPNI and NCSC. By working with government bodies such as the CPNI and certification boards like the LPCB, specifiers can access a vault of useful knowledge and advice. This will guide them to effective and quality products that are appropriate for their specific site in question, ensuring it’s kept safe and secure.
The evolution of smart video technology continues at pace. As in many other industries, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic expedited timelines and the artificial intelligence (AI) video world is continuing its rapid evolution in 2021. As video demand and the use of AI to make sense of the visual data increase, the number of cameras and subsequent data produced are growing rapidly, and these are forcing the creation of new edge architectures. Cameras and AI in traffic management ‘Smart factories’ can leverage AI to detect flaws or deviations in the production line in real time In addition, a new generation of ‘smart’ use cases has developed. For example, in ‘smart cities’, cameras and AI analyse traffic patterns and adjust traffic lights, in order to improve vehicle flow, reduce congestion and pollution, and increase pedestrian safety. ‘Smart factories’ can leverage AI to detect flaws or deviations in the production line in real time, adjusting to reduce errors and implement effective quality assurance measures. As a result, costs can be greatly reduced through automation and earlier fault detection. Evolution of smart video The evolution of smart video is also happening alongside other technological and data infrastructure advancements, such as 5G. As these technologies come together, they’re impacting how we architect the edge. And, they’re driving a demand for specialised storage. Listed below are some of the biggest trends that we’re seeing: Greater volume means greater quality The volume and variety of cameras continue to increase with each new advancement, bringing new capabilities. Having more cameras allow more to be seen and captured. This could mean having more coverage or more angles. It also means more real-time video can be captured and used to train AI. Quality also continues to improve with higher resolutions (4K video and above) Quality also continues to improve with higher resolutions (4K video and above). The more detailed the video, the more insights can be extracted from it. And, the more effective the AI algorithms can become. In addition, new cameras transmit not just one video stream, but also additional low-bitrate streams used for low-bandwidth monitoring and AI pattern matching. Smart cameras operate 24/7 Whether used for traffic management, security or manufacturing, many of these smart cameras operate 24/7, 365 days a year, which poses a unique challenge. Storage technology must be able to keep up. For one thing, storage has evolved to deliver high-performance data transfer speeds and data writing speeds, to ensure high quality video capture. And, actual on-camera storage technology must deliver longevity and reliability, critical to any workflow. Real world context is vital to understanding endpoints Whether used for business, in scientific research or in our personal lives, we’re seeing new types of cameras that can capture new types of data. With the potential benefits of utilising and analysing this data, the importance of reliable data storage has never been more apparent. Considering context when designing storage technology As we design storage technology, we must take the context into consideration, such as location and form factor. We need to think of the accessibility of cameras (or lack thereof), are they atop a tall building or maybe amid a remote jungle? Such locations might also need to withstand extreme temperature variations. All of these possibilities need to be taken into account, so as to ensure long-lasting, reliable continuous recording of critical video data. Chipsets are improving artificial intelligence (AI) capability Improved compute capabilities in cameras means processing happens at the device level, enabling real-time decisions at the edge. New camera chipsets deliver enhanced AI capability We’re seeing new chipsets arrive for cameras that deliver improved AI capability, and more advanced chipsets add deep neural network processing for on-camera deep learning analytics. AI keeps getting smarter and more capable. Cloud must support deep learning technology Just as camera and recorder chipsets are coming with more compute power, in today’s smart video solutions most of the video analytics and deep learning is still done with discrete video analytics appliances or in the Cloud. To support these new AI workloads, the Cloud has gone through some transformation. Neural network processors within the Cloud have adopted the use of massive GPU clusters or custom FPGAs. They’re being fed thousands of hours of training video, and petabytes of data. These workloads depend on the high-capacity capabilities of enterprise-class hard drives (HDDs), which can already support 20TB per drive and high-performance enterprise SSD flash devices, platforms or arrays. Reliance on the network Wired and wireless internet have enabled the scalability and ease of installation that has fuelled the explosive adoption of security cameras, but it could only do so where LAN and WAN infrastructures already exist. 5G technology aids camera installations Emerging cameras that are 5G-ready are being designed to load and run 3rd party applications 5G removes many barriers to deployment, allowing expansive options for placement and ease of installation of cameras at a metropolitan level. With this ease of deployment comes new greater scalability, which drives use cases and further advancements in both camera and cloud design. For example, cameras can now be standalone, with direct connectivity to a centralised cloud, as they’re no longer dependent on a local network. Emerging cameras that are 5G-ready are being designed to load and run 3rd party applications, which can bring broader capabilities. Yet with greater autonomy, these cameras will need even more dynamic storage. They will require new combinations of endurance, capacity, performance, and power efficiency, to be able to optimally handle the variability of new app-driven functions. Paving the way for the edge storage revolution It’s a brave new world for smart video, and it is as complex as it is exciting. Architectural changes are being made to handle new workloads and prepare for even more dynamic capabilities at the edge and at end points. At the same time, deep learning analytics continue to evolve at the back end and the Cloud. Understanding workload changes, whether at the camera, recorder, or the Cloud level, is critical to ensuring that new architectural changes are augmented by continuous innovation in storage technology.
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