IP Dome cameras Comparison: VIVOTEK, Hikvision  (4)

 
Colour Type
Colour / Monochrome
Colour / Monochrome
Colour / Monochrome
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Resolution TVL
1080
7.3 MP
2 MP
1.3 MP
Dome Type
Continuous Rotation
Static
Static
PTZ
Indoor/Outdoor
Outdoor
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Indoor
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Voltage
24 V AC
12 V DC / 24 V AC
12 V DC
12 V DC, PoE
Rotation Angleso
360 pan, 90 tilt
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355
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Presets
128
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Compression
H.264, M-JPEG, MPEG-4
H.264/ MJPEG
H.264/ MJPEG
H.264 / MJPEG
Chip Inch Size
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1/3
1/3
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Sensitivity lux
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0.002
0
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Digital (DSP)
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Back Light Compensation
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--
Auto Gain Control
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Electronic Shutter range
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1/25s ~ 1/100,000s
1/3 ~ 1/100,000s
1/25s ~ 1/100,000s
Mount Type
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Wall, Ceiling
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Focal length
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4mm
4 mm
Built-in IR LED
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Hikvision DS-2CD2112-I and DS-2CD2012-I surveillance cameras secure Uka Tarsadia University's Maliba campus in India
Hikvision DS-2CD2112-I and DS-2CD2012-I surveillance cameras secure Uka Tarsadia University's Maliba campus in India

Hikvision DS-2CD2112-I network dome and DS-2CD2012-I IR bullet cameras were installed at new campus Recently, Hikvision's assistance was enlisted to secure Uka Tarsadia University's newer Maliba Campus in India. This solution was notable for a number of reasons. However, first and foremost, providing a secure environment for the 4200 students and 200 faculty members on this campus was paramount. Uka Tarsadia University is located in India's northwestern coastal state of Gujarat. Due to the location, historical footnotes, and other environmental factors, Gujarat is one of India's primary economic hubs. Since Uka Tarsadia University is considered one of this state's elite centres of learning, it was vital for this facility to be safe. In this vein, Indian-based installer Master's Mind Technologies was contacted to help the university: Build a state-of-the-art CCTV system Future-proof the solution Provide an easy learning curve for university IT administrators Provide top-shelf support for the solution No existing CCTV solution Ketan Patel, owner of Master's Mind Technologies noted, "This solution was unique in the sense that the Maliba Campus was a blank slate - the campus did not have any existing CCTV solution when we began." Mr. Patel explained that generally in large-scale projects such as this, it is often a case of upgrading an existing solution - not building one from scratch. "This presented both opportunities in the calibre of solution we could offer, as well as potential drawbacks. Namely, the costs associated with building a solution from the ground-up and cost of hardware provided,"  furthered Mr. Patel. Ultimately, both Mr. Patel and the university's IT department determined that, despite the size, instead of a more economical analogue CCTV system, an IP solution would better serve the university's overall needs. Additionally, it would help future proof the solution in coming years. This was due to a number of factors. High-tech components and performance Due to the massive distances between academic departments and outdoor surveillance points, fibre-optics were run between these locations and connected to each other using PoE switches. While fibre-optics are expensive, multiple PoE switches helped reduce the costs associated with installation. Importantly, this setup allows state-of-the-art video transmission, as well as providing an easy platform for any future upgrades that the university may request. Citing a need to both reduce the learning curve for the university's IT department (the operators of the CCTV system), as well as reduce costs, Mr. Patel used Hikvision's iVMS software to create a PC-based solution However, the lynchpin of the solution is a pair of Hikvision camera models: the DS-2CD2112-I 1.3MP IP66 network mini dome camera and the DS-2CD2012-I 1.3MP IR mini bullet camera. The DS-2CD2112-I IP66 network mini dome camera was primarily tasked with the interior of the campus. Mr. Patel stated, "This camera's 720p real-time video is much better than analogue, which obviously serves the school's security goals to a higher degree. Furthermore, Hikvision's support really allowed us to customise this camera to our specific needs." Mr. Patel was referring to Hikvision's ability to help modify the camera's lens. Out-of-the-box, the DS-2CD2112-I is equipped with a 4mm standard lens. This 4mm lens provides 75° of coverage. However, due to the specific dynamics of many of the school's classrooms, a wider field of coverage was needed. In conjunction with Hikvision engineers, Mr. Patel instead placed a 2.8 lens on the DS-2CD2112 to provide 90° of coverage - enough for the entire classroom. Furthermore, while some indoor facilities are lighted overnight, the majority of classrooms are not. In this instance, "the up-to 30m of IR visibility is invaluable for proper surveillance in off-hours," added Mr. Patel. Ironically, outdoors, the vast majority of the environment is lighted, thus reducing the need for the DS-2CD2012-I 1.3MP IR mini bullet camera's identical 30m IR range. However, the unit's 1.3 megapixel high resolution is vital for university IT personnel to quickly identify a possible threat, regardless of time of day. Additionally, the DS-2CD2012-I's IP66 rating is critical to withstand India's notoriously punishing weather conditions. PC-based observation system Citing a need to both reduce the learning curve for the university's IT department (the operators of the CCTV system), as well as reduce costs, Mr. Patel used Hikvision's iVMS software to create a PC-based solution. Instead of NVRs, IT administrators are able to view up-to 135 cameras per PC, allowing the entire network to be fully viewed on 4 PCs. Mr. Patel again cited Hikvision's exemplary product support as a boon for the growth of his company. With Hikvision engineers quickly and efficiently addressing any issues that arise, Mr. Patel is excited for the future of this solution and the prospects of his own company.

VIVOTEK IP CCTV system installed at Siam Paragon shopping centre in Thailand
VIVOTEK IP CCTV system installed at Siam Paragon shopping centre in Thailand

Siam Paragon, the eponymous shopping centre built by Siam Paragon Development Co. Ltd., opened its doors to the public in 2005. The complex was well received and has since enjoyed eight years of steady fanfare, enough time and growth to warrant a comprehensive CCTV system upgrade. Moving toward the Intelligence Overhauling the eight-year-old CCTV system involved a delicate process of replacing the original coaxial cable with a new UTP cable. Both systems had to be fully operational for the entire duration of the swap, running parallel to each other until the new cable was successfully in place. Only once the new CCTV system was completely installed could the old system be disengaged. Aside from the tricky hands-on aspect of the upgrade, time pressure further presented a twofold problem. First of all, the project had to be completed within four months. Even under normal circumstances that is a relatively tight deadline, but there was yet a second catch: work could only commence after shopping hours. When the Siam Paragon closed its doors for the night, a new wave of activity was set in motion on the inside. Thankfully the team was able to pull off the project in due time, and the migration to VIVOTEK’s new system proved fruitful. The project served as a testament to the nature of VIVOTEK’s clientele. The discerning customers in Thailand have an eye for quality, which was the only factor they had to consider given their flexible budget. They compared VIVOTEK products to those of the industry’s top 5 leading brands and decided on upgrading to VIVOTEK’s full IP CCTV system. VIVOTEK’s Supreme Series products come with an impressive host of features, including Full HD, WDR sensors, IR illuminators, and top of the line Day/Night cameras. For VIVOTEK’s distributor TSOLUTIONS, who won the bid for this project, the choice was obvious. Siam Paragon installed a total of 700 cameras ranging from five of our models: FD8161, FD8162, SD8362E, IP8362, and MD8562. TSOLUTIONS proposed VIVOTEK’s Supreme Series for this project to maximise customer benefit. VIVOTEK’s cameras, coupled with intelligent video system NVR, provide the option of full function analytics: People Counting evaluates the number of visitors per given period of time; Point-of-sales integration assists in Loss Prevention, allowing desired footage to be accessed almost instantaneously; Face Detection captures the face images and indexes them for easy investigation, should the need arise. Using this technology any suspicious activity or alarm triggering events can be analysed with ease. The integration of this system with VIVOTEK’s cameras not only provides great image quality, but also ensures that customers at Siam Paragon have a safe and secure shopping environment. Advanced security, enhanced safety After Siam Paragon migrated to the new IP CCTV system, the upgrade exceeded Mr. Wornphom Kerdniyom’s expectation. Wonphom, who is the BAS Manager of Siam Paragon, commented on the new system, “We can see major improvements in the image quality, especially during strong sunlight. The increase in resolution from D1 to Full HD is also remarkable, now we can get clear visuals of customers’ faces from 15 meters away.”" The system utilises a comprehensive networking design as a module, meaning there is no single point of failure, a brilliant safety feature to which Wonphom remarked, “the system comes with a brain that accurately triggers the alarm, and it does so right upon setup, it’s very intuitive. If we have an intruder entering a hot zone, the alarm is set off and our operators can respond in real time. Besides, we provide the back-up storage inside SD Card of the camera itself to ensure that in case of network congestion problem, we still got the video footage, together with NVR Failover system, when some NVR got problem, we can move that NVR to record in Failover Server Instead. We thank TSOLUTIONS that bring the great VIVOTEK IP CCTV system to Siam Paragon.” With the new system in place, Thailand’s top shopping center just got a little bit better.

VIVOTEK’s security surveillance solution deployed at Sama College, Iran
VIVOTEK’s security surveillance solution deployed at Sama College, Iran

Sama College has deployed high-performance security network cameras from VIVOTEK Background Founded in 2004, Sama Technical and Vocational Training College is affiliated with Islamic Azad University, one of Iran’s premier institutions of higher learning. As part of the University‘s branch spreads throughout the cities on the west side of Kermanshah, there has been a pressing need for the College to expand and enhance its infrastructure as rapidly as possible in order to satisfy the students, the faculty members, the staff and other stakeholders. This expansion has led Sama College to embark on a multi-year project to deploy and extend a surveillance solution provided by VIVOTEK. Solution Pouya Fara Negar (PFN), a highly esteemed distributor of VIVOTEK in Iran, has worked with system integrator Gostaresh Informatics to implement the project, which relies on a range of VIVOTEK cameras and its in-house ST7501 software. According to PFN, the project commenced at Sama College Building No. 1 in 2006 with the installation of a combination of VIVOTEK IP7131s and FD7132s. In later years, additional VIVOTEK cameras were deployed to extend the security system to Building No. 2. In the latest phase of the project, which rolled out over the past year or so, Sama College has extended the security system to the newly constructed Building No. 3 and a workshop facility, outfitting each with an ST7501 server along with high-performance network cameras from VIVOTEK, while strengthening the existing security system at Building No. 2. Cameras installed during this phase include the FD8134, the IP8332 and the SD8362E. Even at night, with IR illuminators effective up to 15M, the bullet camera guarantees superior image quality around the clock According to Sahar Hadian from PFN, the FD8134 is chosen for monitoring indoor areas, mainly hallways. With the 3-axis mechanical design for ceiling/wall mount installation, the compact, user-friendly fixed dome has always been a favourite among system integrators and installers. As for outdoor areas, the IP8332 is selected for large outdoor public spaces, such as student lounges, court yards and hangout spots on campus. Even at night, with IR illuminators effective up to 15M, the bullet camera guarantees superior image quality around the clock. Last, but not least, the SUPREME, full HD SD8362E plays a vital role in watching over the grounds around the buildings, as the 20x zoom lens enable the speed dome to capture sharp details at an extensive distance. The device also incorporates Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) technology, allowing the device to be able to capture clear footages even under challenging lighting conditions. Customer Feedback Hadian indicates that excellent quality and reasonable cost are the reasons why the management members of Sama College have put trust in products from VIVOTEK. She also reports that their actual performance in operation, as well as the robustness of the ST7501 management, makes it an easy choice for the College to continue working with VIVOTEK for the remaining part of the project. Hadian notes that with the level of complexity and difficulty of this project, the fact that the decision makers at the College have maintained their favour of VIVOTEK products is a testament to the ability of VIVOTEK teams to satisfy the requirements of demanding applications.