Compare FD7131 with SD8121-SS  (2)

Chip Inch Size
Colour Type
Colour / Monochrome
Colour / Monochrome
Resolution TVL
640 x 480
Sensitivity lux
1.5 @F1.4
Dome Type
Fixed Focus
12 VDC, PoE
12 V DC
Focal length
2 ~ 4
3.8 ~ 45.6 mm
H.264, MJPEG & MPEG-4
Auto Gain Control
White Balance
Electronic Shutter range
1/5 ~ 1/15,000
1/1.5 ~ 1/30,000s
Built-in IR LED
Pan Speed o/ sec
0.1 ~ 300
Tilt Speed o/ sec
0.1 ~ 120
Digital (DSP)
Back Light Compensation

Related Videos

'5 Minutes With' Video Interview with Joe Young from G4S

'5 Minutes With' Video Interview with Thomas Cook from Hanwha Techwin America

Vaion vcore video management system with embedded video analytics

Latest IP Dome camera case studies

VIVOTEK cameras ensure complete security and safety of India’s oldest library collection
VIVOTEK cameras ensure complete security and safety of India’s oldest library collection

116 VIVOTEK cameras were utilised to design the surveillance solution for the library Background Goa Central Library, located in the State of Goa, West of India, is the oldest library in the country. Since the Library opened its door in 1832, the facility has maintained a collection of nearly 200,000 books in Goa’s official language of Konkani, as well as many other languages. The book section carries Goan newspapers dating back 130 years as well as a collection of literature printed in Goa of the 17th century. The Library also houses a number of rare collections documenting Goa’s past as a Portuguese colony and other items of historical importance. Challenges While the Library owns many valuable items, its most recurrent security issue has been visitors thoughtlessly tearing pages out of books or otherwise damaging them. Lost and stolen books, disturbances resulting from loud conversations, and theft of stationery were other problems that administrators hoped an effective monitoring regime could help alleviate. Solution Goa Library’s facilities encompass a wide variety of environments – from dimly lit stacks with long narrow aisles to brightly illuminated reading rooms with broad unbroken spaces – posing a challenge for system integrators aiming to provide a robust surveillance solution while keeping administration simple. Ultimately, Reconnoitre Systems, in association with AUTOCOP, developed a solution adopting a total of 116 pieces of VIVOTEK cameras – 78 pieces of FD7131s, 30 pieces of SD8121s and eight SD7323 units, in addition to VIVOTEK in-house ST7501 software. Benefits The new surveillance solution offered greater coverage and excellent image quality VIVOTEK FD7131 is a fixed dome network camera designed for indoor surveillance. Its wide-angle vari-focus lens provides maximum coverage, while a sophisticated 3-axis mechanical design enables simple, flexible installations on either a ceiling or a wall. The FD7131 fields not only a rich feature set but also advanced technologies like a passive infrared sensor for motion detection and built-in white-light illuminators for situations where light levels are low. The FD7131 can even transmit dual streams of video at different resolutions, allowing simultaneous real-time viewing on separate devices—for example, on an on-site administrator’s PC and on a mobile phone, thanks to 3GPP support. VIVOTEK SD8121 speed dome network cameras, which are now in use at the Library, is like an icing on a cake to FD7131’s baseline of features by adding powerful 12x optical zoom, enabling administrators to obtain sharp details even at considerable distances. With sophisticated remote pan/tilt capabilities, the camera offers a full 360° pan and 90° tilt, controllable via a mouse or joystick, with up to 128 preset positions available for patrolling set-ups. Moreover, the SD8121 generates excellent image quality even in challenging lighting conditions, thanks to its Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) technology. When a camera attempts to capture footage in a high-contrast, backlight, glare or light-reflective environment, subjects may be unrecognizable. WDR compensates for the unbalanced lighting, restoring the details throughout the field of view. Furthermore, the implementation of an auto-iris lens allows the SD8121 to adapt to changing levels of light without intervention from an operator. VIVOTEK SD7323 is another high-performance speed dome network camera with a 35x zoom lens. In addition to going beyond the SD8121’s ability to obtain crisply detailed images from afar, the SD7323 features ground-breaking technology such as electronic image stabilization to mitigate the effect of vibration and other camera movement, and a 3D privacy mask that allows the Library to prevent designated areas in the field of view from being filmed, even when the remote PTZ functionality is used to pan, tilt or zoom the camera. Customer Feedback After deployment of the Library‘s new surveillance was completed in June 2011 came the real test: how would it perform in actual use? Fortunately, the system has not only met the Library‘s requirements, but surpassed expectations, bringing benefits like greater convenience to the staff, ability to monitor more of the Library‘s indoor environment than ever before, and excellent image quality far surpassing what Library had anticipated. According to VIVOTEK‘s valued partners, Reconnoitre Systems and AUTOCOP, the installation has helped the Library resolve security issues, calling VIVOTEK hardware and software "a great investment". The Curator of the State Central Library Goa is the Head of State Central Library and it is under the administrative control of Government of Goa, Directorate of Education.

VIVOTEK’s IP cameras and video recording solutions secure Al-Qusoor stores
VIVOTEK’s IP cameras and video recording solutions secure Al-Qusoor stores

VIVOTEK's IP7138 incorporates a 1.3-megapixel CMOS sensor and incorporates Compact Flash storageAl-Qusoor is one of Saudi Arabia's leading manufacturers and retailers of candy and other snack foods. Last year, at the recommendation of security solutions provider International Edaat, Al-Qusoor had VIVOTEK network security cameras installed at its main manufacturing complex in the city of Makkah. It was so pleased with the results that it subsequently adopted VIVOTEK cameras for security applications at its retail outlets.Demanding requirements met:Al-Qusoor was looking to upgrade the security infrastructure at its factory, which operates 24 hours a day. The company hoped to be able to effectively monitor the work of production staff, as well as secure valuable equipment and supplies at the site.According to International Edaat's Kamal Hamidoi, the Al-Qusoor manufacturing facility presented several challenges. Foremost was the open layout of the very expansive main production floor. Kamal explains: "To simplify management of the security system and stay within their budget, Al-Qusoor wanted to minimise the number of cameras installed."Therefore, Kamal recommended that Al-Qusoor use VIVOTEK's PZ7111, which can provide full coverage of large areas by drawing on its ability to pan 300 degrees and tilt 135 degrees, as well as its built-in motorised 10x optical zoom. For sensitive locations where very high-resolution video was desired, Kamal suggested VIVOTEK's IP7138, which incorporates a 1.3-megapixel CMOS sensor and incorporates Compact Flash storage, which can serve as a fail-safe for preserving video in case of network issues.Making it easy:"One of the great things about VIVOTEK's network cameras is how easy they are to install and manage," exclaims Kamal. He is particularly enthused about how easy it was to integrate the VIVOTEK hardware and software into Al-Qusoor's existing network. Administrators at Al-Qusoor marvelled at the ST7501 video recording application's sophisticated functionality and ease of use as well.Kamal says that another feature of both the VIVOTEK camera models that Al-Qusoor praises is their ability to provide simultaneous streams in both MJPEG and MPEG-4 formats. This feature allows video to be viewed from a variety of client devices, such as computers and mobile phones. Al-Qusoor managers and production foremen are taking advantage of the feature to monitor operations when off-site.Beyond expectations:With the new VIVOTEK-based security system in place at its manufacturing facility, Al-Qusoor soon began reaping its benefits not only in the enhanced effectiveness of its monitoring and security operations, but also in improved ease of use and reliability.In fact, Al-Qusoor was so delighted with the new setup that it decided to install VIVOTEK security cameras at its retail stores as well. It has since deployed more IP7138 cameras at these outlets, along with fixed-dome FD7131 models. Kamal concludes: "The VIVOTEK cameras have exceeded Al-Qusoor's expectations, so we are looking forward to providing them with more as their business expands."

VIVOTEK fisheye network cameras help Bialystok update municipal traffic monitoring system
VIVOTEK fisheye network cameras help Bialystok update municipal traffic monitoring system

Bialystok, a beautiful historic city of 300,000 in the northeast of Poland, is one of the nation’s major population centres. Devastated in World War II and languishing for a long period afterward, the city has seen a renaissance in recent years, with restoration of its beautiful architecture and modernisation of infrastructure as the Polish economy has boomed. One particular change that has come upon this serene city with unexpected rapidity is the increase in car ownership, which has more than tripled in Poland since 2005. Over the last decade, the growing need for an up-to-date, comprehensive traffic monitoring system has become increasingly apparent. Surveillance enhancement for traffic surges The growing need for an up-to-date, comprehensive traffic monitoring system has become increasingly apparent Cameras were the most costly item within the traditional traffic surveillance system originally deployed in Bialystok. To capture as many angles as possible, large numbers of cameras were required, often several at each intersection. As well as being an eyesore, this also meant that the cost of linking and synchronising the array of cameras to the central surveillance system was exorbitant. To avoid impacting traffic, which is heavy during the daylight hours, installation and construction work was usually carried out at night. The restricted hours for installation caused long delays in camera setups. Worse, the system itself no longer met the needs of the rapidly developing city. Despite the large numbers of cameras, the field of view of individual cameras was too narrow and when accidents happened it was difficult to try to piece together footage from several cameras in an attempt to reconstruct the incident. Often, there was no way to determine from the footage just who was at fault. A better solution was needed. Seamless collaboration to seamless implementation Zarzad Dróg Miejskich (ZDM), the municipal unit responsible for the road system in Bialystok needed to revamp, simplify, and upgrade their inefficient traffic camera system, so they worked with systems software manager Siemens and engaged VIVOTEK’s local distributor Suma Solutions to come up with an answer that would meet their needs. Siemens developed the system software around technology provided by VIVOTEK, a provider of IP surveillance solutions, offers dedicated traffic surveillance and management solutions, and has recently released its remarkable FE8174V H.264 5-megapixel fisheye network camera.The hemispherical images captured on camera can be automatically retooled to conventional projection specifications for easy viewing  The FE8174V is VIVOTEK’s fisheye network camera. This vandal-proof, WDR-enhanced, day/night camera features a detailed 5-megapixel resolution sensor with superior image quality. Its fisheye lens captures a 180° panoramic view when wall-mounted, and a stunning 360° surround view with no blind spots when mounted overhead. With its choice of display layouts—surround view, panoramic view, and regional view—it is the perfect solution for those who need coverage of wide, open areas as well as a high degree of flexibility. With the advanced image processing capabilities, the hemispherical images captured on camera can be automatically retooled to conventional projection specifications for easy viewing. As the camera’s primary application is outdoors and demands reliability in all conditions, a weather-proof IP66-rated and vandal-proof IK10-rated housing keeps the camera body clear of rain and dust and maintains functionality in all types of weather. The VIVOTEK FE8174V features a removable IR-cut filter, which is unquestionably the best choice for those who need a hardy, all-weather, 24/7 system with a full range of coverage. Enhanced resolution means better traffic safety ZDM installed 130 VIVOTEK FE8174V cameras at intersections throughout Bialystok. Now, with far fewer cameras, traffic controllers can get a clear, sharp overview of the whole field without any blind spots. VIVOTEK’s fisheye camera dewarping capabilities allow monitors to adopt different presentation modes A single VIVOTEK FE8174V provides the coverage of four outdoor bullet cameras in one image, and has resulted in cost savings at the same time as providing more complete coverage. Fewer cameras has also meant a decrease in costs associated with the backend management platform, network communications equipment, and storage equipment; it has also protected the aesthetic properties of the city by decluttering the skyline. Further, VIVOTEK’s fisheye camera dewarping capabilities allow monitors to adopt different presentation modes. Now, Management Center operators can easily monitor and verify traffic incidents and use the image recognition software to increase traffic control efficiency. The city of Bialystok has finally achieved a traffic management and surveillance system that can keep pace with its rapid growth while remaining in harmony with the local culture and architecture.