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American Dynamics' new Illustra 600 Series High-Definition IP cameras deliver four essential qualities in an HD camera: exceptional video quality, easy installation, differentiating features, and reduced cost. Both the indoor and outdoor models come in resolutions of either 720p (1MP) or 1080p (2MP), and are available in white or black. Each camera has an IR illuminator with anti-reflection technology. This technology keeps the light from shooting into the lens where visual distortions occur. The patented Theia lens avoids "barrel" distortion, providing clear views and delivering superior video quality even at the farthest angles of an image. With superior low-light performance, the Illustra 600 Series cameras provide images clearly at .04 lux, especially at night or dawn when events are more likely to occur. Installation is simple and easy. The cameras include three integrated mounting options: hard surface, electrical box and recessed mounts (indoor mini-domes only), ensuring fast installation with no additional cost or hardware. The Illustra 600 Series offers superior low light performance, face detection, and onboard motion-detection. With unique face detection functionality, the Illustra 600 Series cameras provide clear facial images, while reducing the bit rate in the rest of the scene. This reduces bandwidth and storage costs, and provides a powerful tool for applications such as stairwells, ATMs and POS cash registers. All cameras come with the free Illustra Connect software tool, offering time-saving camera configuration. The Illustra 600s work with the American Dynamics VideoEdge NVR and HDVR as well as with other ONVIF-compliant NVRs and hybrid recorders.Add to Compare
Tyco Security Products, part of Tyco, the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company, introduces the easy to install and configure high-definition Illustra Pro IP Mini-Dome cameras in 3- and 5-megapixel resolutions that deliver exceptional video quality and performance in various lighting situations. The new Illustra Pro vandal-resistant IP Mini-Domes provide high-definition, real-time video images (3MP). Whether in bright sunlight, or in near or total darkness, important details such vehicle number plates, merchandise labels, faces and even blurred objects, can clearly be seen. As part of the high performance Pro range, the domes use the highest performance-critical components, sensors and system platforms available to meet the most demanding specification requirements in professional level installations. Delivering crisp and clear high-definition video at full frame rates, the Illustra Pro Mini-Domes offer premium performance and category-leading wide dynamic range in the 5MP Series and true wide dynamic range in the 3MP Series. On-board motion-detection and advanced integrated analytics, such as Region of Interest (ROI) and face detection, help reduce storage/bandwidth requirements and costs. With support for the addition of exacqVision Edge VMS technology, the Illustra Pro Mini-Domes offer a complete, IP surveillance system solution without the need to configure and maintain additional VMS server hardware. Designed for challenging lighting conditions “Challenging lighting conditions require high-performance cameras that provide superior, detailed video quality 24/7, under all environmental conditions. This is the foundation of our Illustra range of IP cameras,” said Peter Ainsworth, Director of EMEA Marketing, Tyco Security Products. “The Illustra Pro Mini-Domes answer that call whilst, at the same time, offer end users a return on their investment with reduced setup and configuration and the enhanced feature integration on VideoEdge and exacqVision VMS platforms - a must for today’s busy integrators and end users. The new Pro Mini-Domes are a significant step forward in addressing the primary needs of and feedback from our customers.” The Illustra Pro Mini-Domes are easily configured using almost any web browser to access the camera interface for feature control, including one-touch focus and motorised zoom. Illustra Connect, a powerful remote management and configuration software tool, further simplifies the set up and installation of multiple cameras using web browsers on smart-phones and tablets, a first in the Illustra camera product portfolio. With multiple varifocal motorised lenses, housings and other options, the Illustra Pro Mini-Domes are available in a variety of options including IP66 and IK-10 rated models for outdoor and vandal resistant reliability. Installation is simple with the integrated options for hard surface and electric box mounts, plus a plenum cap for indoor settings and mounting clips for recessed installations. A full set of optional mounts and accessories is also available.Add to Compare
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 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 Functions Face DetectionDahua Face Detection technology can detect the face in the image. With deep learning algorithm, the technology supports detecting, tracking, capturing and selecting the best face image, and then outputs face snapshot. Face AttributesDahua Face Detection technology can detect the face in the image. With deep learning algorithm, the technology supports detecting, tracking, capturing and selecting the best face image, and then outputs face snapshot. Perimeter ProtectionWith deep learning algorithm, Dahua Perimeter Protection 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, fast moving, parking detection, loitering detection and gathering detection) are largely reduced. People CountingWith deep learning algorithm, Dahua People Counting technology can track and process moving human body targets to realize the accurate statistics of enter No., leave No., and In Area No. Working with management platform, it outputs yearly/monthly/daily reports to meet your requirements. ePoEDahua's innovative ePoE technology offers a new solution to transmit power and data over long distances between cameras and network switch, allowing more flexible design of surveillance system, improving reliability, reducing installation time and saving money. ePoE technology encompasses pure network systems where a single CAT6 cable can carry signals up to 300 m (984 ft) at 100 Mbps, 800 m (2625 ft) at 10 Mbps. Cyber SecurityDahua network cameras employ a series of security technologies, including security authentication and authorization, access control protocols, trusted protection, encrypted transmission and encrypted storage. These technologies improve the camera's defense against external cyber threats and prevent malicious programs fromcompromising the device. Protection (IP67, IK10, 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. IK10: The enclosure can stand the punch more than 5 times from a 5 kg hammer falling from a height of 40 cm (Impact energy is 20J). 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.
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.Add to Compare
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
You can obtain the full range of Pelco products from us, even if we do not illustrate all of them. If you would like to order a Pelco product but cannot find it in the catalogue or on our website? Easily done: simply ask us for it. Our UK Warehouse situated near Birmingham holds a considerable amount of the most popular Pelco products in stock. We ship you orders from the UK Warehouse on a 24 hour basis. And of course we also offer you the Spectra® IV Dome: Spectra ® IV SE that was designed with ease of installation and ease of maintenance in mind. The Spectra IV SE dome drive's unique integrated optics package incorporates many advanced features that allow the system to produce high quality video in the most difficult environments. All cameras in Spectra IV SE dome drives feature LowLightTM technology allowing the cameras to compensate for scenes where minimal light is present. The 35x day/night camera features advanced 128x wide dynamic range that enables the system to compensate for scenes where dramatic contrasts in lighting are present. Electronic image stabilization digitally reduces blurring of the camera image due to vibration caused by external sources such as wind and traffic. UK & Europe DistributorAdd to Compare
Avigilon HD Panoramic Camera The 8 megapixel Avigilon Panoramic High Definition Dome camera is designed to provide complete coverage of ultra-wide angle scenes including lobbies, offices, and other tight spaces with fewer cameras. A compact, vandalism resistant, multi-sensor camera with conventional lenses, the Avigilon Panoramic HD Dome Camera uses four 2 megapixel sensors which can be configured for either 180-degree of 360-degree coverage. The camera's advanced image acquisition system automatically adjusts the exposure time to ensure all available evidence is captured throughout the full range of day and nighttime scenes. The cameras seamlessly integrate with Avigilon Control Center, using only a single camera license for all 4 sensors, creating a network based surveillance solution with unmatched performance, ease of use, and ease of installation. Avigilon HD Dome Camera The Avigilon HD Dome Camera is available in one megapixel (720p), two megapixels (1080p), three megapixels, and five megapixels and comes with automatic infrared (IR) filter technology to deliver superior low-light performance and sensitivity to infrared illumination. Vandal-resistant, the Avigilon HD Dome Camera integrates engineering and design features as well as special materials to allow it to continue operating even under the toughest conditions. An optional integrated IR illuminator provides short range illumination for high resolution surveillance in low-light conditions. Avigilon's HD dome cameras come with mounting options for recessed in-ceiling mounting, mounting to an electrical box, and mounting in a sealed IP66-rated outdoor configuration. The cameras seamlessly integrate with Avigilon Control Center creating a network based surveillance solution with unmatched performance, ease of use, and ease of installation. Avigilon HD Professional Camera Avigilon's HD Professional series cameras are available in 2, 4, 11 and16 megapixel resolutions. A single Avigilon 16 megapixel HD Professional camera provides resolution equivalent to approximately 50 VGA cameras covering very large areas. HD IP Professional cameras incorporate integrated lens control contacts on the lens mount, enabling dynamic iris control and remote focusing to ensure that optimal camera settings as lighting conditions change. Leveraging JPEG2000 compression and High Definition Stream Management (HDSM) HD IP Professional cameras capture extremely high quality image detail, but require little bandwidth and storage. The cameras seamlessly integrate with Avigilon Control Center creating a network based surveillance solution with unmatched performance, ease of use, and ease of installation.Add to Compare
PanoVu series security monitoring At the top of the range is the latest 16MP PanoVu Series camera. Enabling wide-area security monitoring, the award-winning PanoVu Series camera combines 8 sensors with a high-powered PTZ camera. This allows end-users to replace or support multiple cameras with just one 180, or 360-degree view PanoVu camera, to deliver highly detailed panoramic displays. Incorporating video analysis and multiple target-tracking algorithms, PanoVu’s advanced functionality includes highly effective alarm indication of intrusion detection, line crossing, and region entrance and exiting. Thermal camera video analytics Offering advanced situation awareness is the new thermal camera range. Available in hand-held, static and PTZ versions, thermal only, or thermal and video imaging with 36x optical zoom, their thermal imaging capability extends to up to 1200m at resolutions up to 640 x 512 pixels, no matter what the light level or weather. Explosion-proof colour camera Hikvision's new explosion-proof colour camera provides a solution to deliver safe surveillance within extreme operational environments. The DS-2XE6626FWD-ZH(R)S 2MP Network Bullet Camera is ATEX and IECEx rated, and features either a 2.8-122mm or 8-32mm motorised zoom lens. The camera’s 316L stainless steel housing is effective to IP68 and with capability to capture coloured images at 0.002 Lux illumination. Including designer styled door stations, with vandal-proof and built-in biometrics and face detection models, Hikvision has revealed their new intercom systems. Catering for door entry, there is a selection of new access control readers too.Add to Compare
The HD PTZ camera offers unsurpassed image quality with precise positioning and predictable high-speed tracking. Underpinned by the H3 platform, the HD PTZ camera takes advantage of enhanced High-Definition Stream Management™ technology which lowers bandwidth and storage requirements, and provides incredible low light performance.Add to Compare
The 2.0-H3-D1 2.0MP H.264 HD indoor dome camera is a great solution for monitoring both daytime and nighttime activities. It features an integrated lens for remote focus and zoom control and is ONVIF compliant for no-hassle integration.Add to Compare
Up to 1920 × 1080 resolution Progressive scan CMOS, capture motion video without incised margin Support dual stream, and the sub-stream for mobile surveillance High - performance and long service life Infrared LED IR cut filter with auto switchAdd to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 1 MP, HD, Megapixel, PTZ, 0 lux, Indoor, Digital (DSP), Surface mount, 12 V DC, 3 ~ 9 mm, H.264/ MJPEG, 1/6 ~ 1/8000 sec, PAL, NTSC, Built-in IR LED, NTSC/PAL, A/V mini-jack (3.5 mm), IPv4, HTTP, HTTPS, SOAP, DNS, NTP, RTSP, RTCP, RTP, TCP,UDP, IGMP, ICMP, DHCP, Zeroconf, ARP, 6W, 138 x 104, 530, -10 ~ +50Add to Compare
Hikvision DS-2DE4120I-D PTZ dome cameras are able to capture high quality images in low light environments with its black anti-reflective glass. The black anti-reflective glass increases the luminousness, which can reach up to 100m IR distance. The camera is embedded with a 1/3’’ progressive scan CMOS chip, which makes DWDR and 1.3MP real-time resolution possible. With the 20X optical zoom Day/Night lens, the camera offers more details over expansive areas. Hikvision DS-2DE4120I-D PTZ dome cameras also feature a wide range of functions, including intrusion detection, and line crossing detection, benefitting users with great improvements in security efficiency and more importantly, with key events and objects being recorded for further forensic needs.Add to Compare
Avigilon 2.0-H3M-DO1 camera is the industry’s smallest high-definition dome camera, enabling a cost-effective transition into HD video surveillance. The camera truly delivers a versatile solution for monitoring activities in a variety of environments including indoor or outdoor building entrances and hallways and for applications in retail, hospitality, financial & banking and commercial.Add to Compare
Avigilon, the performance and value leader in high definition (HD) and megapixel video surveillance systems, today announced the introduction of the Avigilon Panoramic High Definition Dome Camera with High Definition Stream Management (HDSM.) Designed specifically to provide complete coverage of ultra-wide angle scenes including lobbies, offices, and other tight spaces with fewer cameras, Avigilon's panoramic HD dome cameras are competitively priced and easy to install, reducing overall system costs. A compact, multi-sensor camera with conventional lenses, the Avigilon Panoramic HD Dome Camera uses four 2MP sensors to achieve either 180-degree or 360-degree coverage. With the Avigilon 180° Panoramic HD Dome Camera, each lens covers a 45-degree field of view, while each lens in the Avigilon 360° Panoramic HD Dome Camera covers a 90-degree field of view. "Avigilon's panoramic HD dome cameras capture images without distortion and deliver the detail required to make positive identifications across the entire scene - in even the tightest space," said Dave Tynan, vice president of global sales and marketing. "Avigilon Control Center network video management software ensures that the evidence captured is stored and managed effectively for a dramatically improved percentage of successful investigations. Using one network cable for power and to transmit video from all four 2MP sensors, Avigilon's panoramic HD dome cameras are easy to install and cost-effective. Avigilon panoramic HD dome cameras also offer Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) to reduce installation costs and Alarm Input and Outputs to easily integrate into current alarm systems for further performance and cost gains. Avigilon's panoramic HD dome cameras come with mounting options for recessed in-ceiling mounting or mounting to an electrical box. The Avigilon Panoramic HD Dome Camera line will be available commercially in the first quarter of 2010.Add to Compare
Avigilon 1.0-H3M-DO1 camera is the industry’s smallest high-definition dome camera, enabling a cost-effective transition into HD video surveillance. The camera truly delivers a versatile solution for monitoring activities in a variety of environments including indoor or outdoor building entrances and hallways and for applications in retail, hospitality, financial & banking and commercial.Add to Compare
1 MP and 2 MP camera resolutions 1 MP zooms up to 45x and 2 MP zooms up to 30x Self-learning video analytics Patented Advanced Video Pattern Detection and Teach by Example Technology Patented High Definition Stream Management (HDSM) technology Idle Scene Mode lowers bandwidth and storage usage if there are no motion events detected in the scene Avigilon LightCatcher technology provides exceptional image quality in lowlight environments Up to 60 fps high frame rate operation IP67 certified for comprehensive dust and water ingress protection True wide dynamic range (WDR)Add to Compare
Up to 1280 × 960 resolution Progressive scan CMOS, capture motion video without incised margin Support dual stream, and the sub-stream for mobile surveillance High - performance and long service life Infrared LED IR cut filter with auto switchAdd to Compare
Avigilon, the performance and value leader in high definition (HD) and megapixel video surveillance systems, recently announced the introduction of the industry's first auto-iris day/night HD dome camera. Responding to customer demand for an effective megapixel dome camera and designed for a wide range of locations including those that may be subject to abuse, vandalism, or other harsh conditions, the Avigilon HD Dome Camera is competitively priced and easy to install, making megapixel and HD performance accessible to a wide range of users with a broad scope of surveillance needs."Dome cameras represent a large segment of the surveillance market because of their compact design and ease of installation. However, many surveillance professionals have been unable to fully implement an HD surveillance system because the industry lacked an easy to install HD day/night dome camera that was effective in low-light conditions," said Dave Tynan, vice-president of global sales at Avigilon. "With the introduction of Avigilon's auto-iris day/night megapixel dome cameras with integrated IR illumination, security professionals have, for the first time, an easy to install, cost-effective, and vandal-proof HD dome camera designed to meet the needs of even the toughest conditions."The Avigilon HD Dome Camera is available in one megapixel (720p), two megapixels (1080p), three megapixels, and five megapixels and comes with an automatic infrared (IR) filter technology to deliver superior low-light performance and sensitivity to infrared illumination. Vandal-resistant, the Avigilon HD Dome Camera integrates engineering and design features as well as special materials to allow it to continue operating even under the toughest conditions. An optional integrated IR illuminator provides short range illumination for high resolution surveillance in low-light conditions. Avigilon's HD dome cameras come with mounting options for recessed in-ceiling mounting, mounting to an electrical box, and mounting in a sealed IP66-rated outdoor configuration.With built in support for High Definition Stream Management (HDSM), the Avigilon HD Dome Camera can leverage Avigilon Control Center's progressive lossless compression to deliver the lowest bandwidth and longest record times of any HD surveillance camera while preserving image quality. The new HD dome cameras also offer Power-over- Ethernet (PoE) to reduce installation costs and alarm input and outputs to easily integrate into current alarm systems for further performance and cost gains.Add to Compare
The 8.3MP/1080p MegaDome® 4K dual mode network camera is the new generation of Arecont Vision’s MegaDome cameras. This fully compliant implementation of H.264 (MPEG-4, Part 10) provides full 3840 x 2160 megapixel resolution at full video frame rates of 30 frames per second (fps) at 8MP and 60fps while in 1080p binning mode. The MegaDome 4K camera series provides an all-in-one solution with integrated 8.3MP day/ night camera, remote focus, remote zoom, P-Iris, 4.4–10mm lens, and SDHC card. MegaDome 4K features Features include SNAPstream™ (Smart Noise Adaptation and Processing) to reduce bandwidth without impacting image quality, scaling, binning mode, privacy masking, extended motion detection, flexible cropping, and Power over Ethernet (PoE - IEEE 802.3af). Built with Arecont Vision massively-parallel MegaVideo® processing technology, the camera series offers more than 27-times the resolution of standard resolution IP cameras. It offers the ability to output full real-time frame rates and deliver high-quality megapixel imaging for both indoor and outdoor applications.Add to Compare
Dual sensor mounts There are many times when a single video image is not enough. For example, at night where a high sensitivity black and white video sensor offers a better image then a colour image, which is more useful in the day time for providing enhanced details, or in an installation where from a single camera you may want to capture a distant gateway and also a person presenting credentials at a nearby electronic doorway. These situations are well suited to the MOBOTIX D16 range of video surveillance systems that offer dual sensor mounts. Covering larger areas in high detail Like the rest of the Mx6 product line, the D16 includes RTSP/Multicast for simultaneous streaming of MxPEG, M-JPEG and H.264 within an ONVIF-ready system, plus advanced 3D motion detection. However, the D16 also offers twin 6 Megapixel sensors with optional lens with a horizontal angle of 15 to 103 degrees within a single rugged chassis. The sensors and lens can be arranged in a flexible fashion to offer day and night combinations or even a 12 megapixel, 180-degree panoramic view – perfect for covering larger areas in high detail where one lens is not enough.Add to Compare
Hikvision's Anti-Corrosion series; DS-2DT6223-AELY smart PTZ Dome Cameras; is able to effectively avoid acidic and neutral salt fog corrosion. DS-2DT6223-AELY is also able to capture high quality coloured images in dim light environments with its cutting-edge low illumination level down to 0.002Lux (colour). It is embedded with 1/1.9’’ progressive scan CMOS chip, making true WDR (120dB) and 2MP real-time resolution possible. With the 23X optical zoom Day/Night lens, the camera offers more details over expansive areas. PTZ dome camera smart functions The Anti-Corrosion PTZ camera also features a wide range of smart functions, including face detection, intrusion detection, line crossing detection and audio exception, benefitting users with great improvements in security efficiency and more importantly, with key events / objects being recorded for further forensic needs. These features are combined with smart tracking, which enables the camera to detect any progressively moving object and follow it within the camera’s area of coverage without fault. Smart Defog and EIS (Electronic Image Stabilisation) are further supported to improve image quality in challenging conditions. Key features Anti-corrosion stainless steel, effectively avoids acidic and neutral salt fog corrosion 1/1.9” HD CMOS sensor 2MP(1920*1080) Full HD 23X Optical Zoom Ultra-low illumination 120dB True WDR 316L stainless steel WF2, C5-M, NEMA 4X anti-corrosion standard IP67 standard Smart Tracking, Smart Detection, EIS, Defog Hi-PoE / 24VAC power supplyAdd to Compare
Hikvision DS-2CD2742FWD-IZS is a 4 MP Value Plus network outdoor dome camera packed with robust functionality such as 2688x1520 high resolution at 20 fps. With 120 dB of wide dynamic range and IR LED with a range of up to 100 feet, high quality images are easy to achieve in challenging lighting environments, both day and night. With a motorised zoom lens of 2.8 mm to 12 mm range, viewing angles are easily adjusted. Also included is Hikvision’s Basic Smart Suite of video content analysis: the camera supports line crossing and intrusion detection zones, boosting the convenience and efficiency of video surveillance.Add to Compare
Hikvision DS-2DE2202-DE3/W is a 1/3-inch day/night 2 MP network mini PTZ dome camera. It is a fantastic and practical camera for indoor area such as the café, hotels, office lobbies and small shops etc. This PTZ camera features a wide range of functions, including intrusion detection, line crossing detection and audio exception etc.Add to Compare
The H4 Mini Dome is the smallest and most discreet camera within the Avigilon H4 platform, which combines Avigilon quality at an entry level price point. It provides exceptional image quality with an innovative and modular design that snaps into place, allowing users to easily switch between surface and in-ceiling mounts. High-res colour images in low light Equipped with Avigilon LightCatcher technology, the H4 Mini Dome offers exceptional image quality that can capture high resolution colour images in low light, and utilises patented content adaptive infrared technology for consistent illumination in complete darkness across the camera’s field of view. The H4 Mini Dome also harnesses Avigilon patented High Definition Stream Management (HDSM), as well as Avigilon HDSM SmartCodec™ and Idle Scene Mode technologies, for efficient bandwidth management.Add to Compare
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The COVID-19 pandemic is only accelerating the expansion of Automation, Robotics, Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), and changing how people live their daily lives. This expansion leads the way with technologies that are developed to solve problems, improve operations, streamline processes and assist people, to focus on learning new skills, creativity, and imagination. Transformation of the physical security industry One of the latest industries to be permanently transformed is physical security. The era of utilising security cameras is slowly changing into more advanced and more efficient technological applications - security robotic solutions. SMP Robotics is a California-based company, which is a pioneer in developing robotic technologies, powered by AI, to assist, improve and deliver on new expectations in today’s world. One of their services is smart surveillance systems. This represents a proactive approach to security. The company, SMP Robotics’ Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Leo Ryzhenko, stated “Autonomous robotic technologies will become a driving force in future security solutions.” Robotics and AI in autonomous security solutions The robots can patrol 24/7, counteracting intrusion and communicating via voice message with guards The company uses robotics and AI technology to implement autonomous security solutions, which reduce liability and overhead, as well as improving the quality of services. Robotic guards are capable of patrolling all types of facilities, in both urban and rural contexts. The robots can patrol 24/7, counteracting intrusion and communicating via voice message with guards. The inspection robots, deployed by SMP Robotics, are easily integrated with many existing security technologies, armed with obstacle avoidance and anti-collision measures, automatically recharge, and can recognise faces up to 50 metres. As the world grows increasingly complex, technology like this is essential to ensure safety for all. AI-enabled autonomous video monitoring ground vehicles The advancements in technological breakthroughs of SMP Robotics position the company and its AI-powered, autonomous video monitoring ground vehicles, to be the most adaptable to any industry, cost-effective for clients’ business needs, in providing various types of services from public safety, crime prevention, to asset protection and physical security. The last few years were very productive for the company. The latest generation of the autonomous models, which outperform in efficiency, dozens of security cameras, were deployed or in a process to be delivered to a number of key clients, in various industries throughout the globe, from oil & gas, nuclear power plants to data centres, healthcare facilities, and amusement parks. Smart security robots Tal Turner, the Vice President (VP) of Business Development and Partnerships, SMP Robotics, said “We provide autonomous, artificial intelligence, all-weather, all-surface, smart security robots that are turnkey and operate independently on their own, using real-time obstacle avoidance, face recognition, and other cutting-edge technological advancements.” According to Coherent Market Insights, the Robots as a Service (RaaS) market direction will grow by 15.9% by 2028 and reach the threshold of 41.3 billion dollars. SMP Robotics stands at the forefront of the security robotic revolution, making an impactful change to make the world a safer place.
Today’s organisations face numerous diverse threats to their people, places and property, sometimes simultaneously. Security leaders now know all too well how a pandemic can cripple a company’s ability to produce goods and services, or force production facilities to shut down, disrupting business continuity. For example, a category three hurricane barreling towards the Gulf of Mexico could disable the supplier’s facilities, disrupt the supply chain and put unexpected pressure on an unprepared local power grid. Delivering timely critical information Tracking such risk is hard enough, but managing it is even more difficult. A swift response depends on delivering the right information to the right people, at the right time. And, it’s not as easy as it sounds. Indeed, 61 percent of large enterprises say critical information came too late for them, in order to mitigate the impact of a crisis, according to Aberdeen Research (Aberdeen Strategy & Research). These challenges are accelerating the hype around Artificial Intelligence (AI) These challenges are accelerating the hype around Artificial Intelligence (AI). The technology promises to help us discover new insights, predict the future and take over tasks that are now handled by humans. Maybe even cure cancer. Accelerating the hype around AI But is AI really living up to all this hype? Can it really help security professionals mitigate risk? After all, there’s a serious need for technology to provide fast answers to even faster-moving issues, given the proliferation of data and the speed at which chaos can impact operations. Risk managers face three major obstacles to ensuring business continuity and minimising disruptions. These include: Data fatigue - Simply put, there’s too much data for human analysts to process in a timely manner. By 2025, the infosphere is expected to produce millions of words per day. At that pace, you’d need an army of analysts to monitor, summarise and correlate the information to your impacted locations, before you can communicate instructions. It’s a herculean task, made even more difficult, when we consider that 30 percent of this global datasphere is expected to be consumed in real time, according to IDC. Relevance and impact - Monitoring the flood of information is simply the first hurdle. Understanding its impact is the second. When a heat dome is predicted to cover the entire U.S. Pacific Northwest, risk managers must understand the specifics. Will it be more or less hot near their facilities? Do they know what steps local utilities are taking to protect the power grid? Such questions can’t be answered by a single system. Communication - Once you know which facilities are impacted and what actions to take, you need to let your employees know. If the event is urgent, an active shooter or an earthquake, do you have a fast, effective way to reach these employees? It’s not as simple as broadcasting a company-wide alert. The real question is, do you have the ability to pinpoint the location of your employees and not just those working on various floor in the office, but also those who are working from home? How AI and ML cut through the noise Although Artificial Intelligence can help us automate simple tasks, such as alert us to breaking news, it requires several Machine Learning systems to deliver actionable risk intelligence. Machine Learning is a branch of AI that uses algorithms to find hidden insights in data, without being programmed where to look or what to conclude. More than 90 percent of risk intelligence problems use supervised learning, a Machine Learning approach defined by its use of labelled datasets. The benefit of supervised learning is that it layers several pre-vetted datasets, in order to deliver context-driven AI The benefit of supervised learning is that it layers several pre-vetted datasets, in order to deliver context-driven AI. Reading the sources, it can determine the category, time and location, and cluster this information into a single event. As a result, it can correlate verified events to the location of the people and assets, and notify in real time. It’s faster, more customised and more accurate than simple Artificial Intelligence, based on a single source of data. Real-world actionable risk intelligence How does this work in the real world? One telecommunications company uses AI and ML to protect a mobile workforce, dispersed across several regions. An AI-powered risk intelligence solution provides their decision makers with real-time visibility into the security of facilities, logistics and personnel movements. Machine Learning filters out the noise of irrelevant critical event data, allowing their security teams to focus only on information specific to a defined area of interest. As a result, they’re able to make informed, proactive decisions and rapidly alert employees who are on the move. Four must-have AI capabilities To gain real actionable risk intelligence, an AI solution should support four key capabilities: A focus on sourcing quality over quantity. There are tens of thousands of sources that provide information about emerging threats - news coverage, weather services, social media, FBI intelligence and so much more. Select feeds that are trusted, relevant and pertinent to your operations. Swift delivery of relevant intelligence. To reduce the mean-time-to-recovery (MTTR), risk managers need an accurate understanding of what’s happening. Consider the different contextual meanings of the phrases ‘a flood of people in the park’ and ‘the park is at risk due to a flood’. Machine Learning continuously increases the speed of data analysis and improves interpretation. Ability to cross-reference external events with internal data. As it scans different data sources, an AI engine can help you fine-tune your understanding of what’s happening and where. It will pick up contextual clues and map them to your facilities automatically, so you know immediately what your response should be. Ready-to-go communications. Long before a threat emerges, you can create and store distribution, and message templates, as well as test your critical communications system. Handling these tasks well in advance means you can launch an alert at a moment’s notice. The ability to minimise disruptions and ensure business continuity depends on speed, relevance and usability. AI and ML aren’t simply hype. Instead, they’re vital tools that make it possible for security professionals to cut through the noise faster and protect their people, places and property.
Cyber threats hit the headlines every day; however digital hazards are only part of the security landscape. In fact, for many organisations - physical rather than virtual security will remain the burning priority. Will Liu, Managing Director of TP-Link UK, explores the three key elements that companies must consider when implementing modern-day business surveillance systems. 1) Protecting more than premises Video surveillance systems are undoubtedly more important than ever before for a huge number of businesses across the full spectrum of public and private sector, manufacturing and service industries. One simple reason for this is the increased use of technology within those businesses. Offices, workshops, and other facilities house a significant amount of valuable and expensive equipment - from computers, and 3D printers to specialised machinery and equipment. As a result, workplaces are now a key target for thieves, and ensuring the protection of such valuable assets is a top priority. A sad reality is that some of those thieves will be employees themselves. Video surveillance system Of course, video surveillance is often deployed to combat that threat alone, but actually, its importance goes beyond theft protection. With opportunist thieves targeting asset-rich sites more regularly, the people who work at these sites are in greater danger too. Effective and efficient surveillance is imperative not just for physical asset protection, but also for the safety From this perspective, effective and efficient surveillance is imperative not just for physical asset protection, but also for the safety of colleagues as well. Organisations need to protect the people who work, learn or attend the premises. A video surveillance system is, therefore, a great starting point for companies looking to deter criminal activity. However, to be sure you put the right system in place to protect your hardware assets, your people, and the business itself, here are three key considerations that make for a successful deployment. 2) Fail to prepare, and then prepare to fail Planning is the key to success, and surveillance systems are no different. Decide in advance the scope of your desired solution. Each site is different and the reality is that every solution is different too. There is no ‘one-size-fits-all solution and only by investing time on the exact specification can you arrive at the most robust and optimal solution. For example, organisations need to consider all the deployment variables within the system’s environment. What is the balance between indoor and outdoor settings; how exposed to the elements are the outdoor cameras; what IP rating to the need? A discussion with a security installer will help identify the dangerous areas that need to be covered and the associated best sites for camera locations. Camera coverage After determining location and coverage angles, indoors and outdoors, the next step is to make sure the cameras specified are up to the job for each location. Do they have the right lens for the distance they are required to cover, for example? It is not as simple as specifying one type of camera and deploying it everywhere. Devices that can use multiple power sources, Direct Current, or Power over Ethernet well are far more versatile You have to consider technical aspects such as the required level of visual fidelity and whether you also need two-way audio at certain locations? Another simple consideration is how the devices are powered. Devices that can use multiple power sources, Direct Current or Power over Ethernet as well are far more versatile and reliable. Answers to these questions and a lot more need to be uncovered by an expert, to deliver a best-of-breed solution for the particular site. 3) Flexibility breeds resilience Understanding exactly what you need is the start. Ensuring you can install, operate and manage your video surveillance system is the next step. Solutions that are simple to install and easy to maintain will always be favoured - for example, cameras that have multiple sources of power can be vital for year-round reliability. Alongside the physical aspect of any installation, there is also the software element that needs to be considered. The last thing organisations need is a compatibility headache once all their cameras and monitoring stations are in place. Selecting cameras and equipment with the flexibility to support a variety of different operating systems and software is important not just for the days following the installation, but also to future-proof the solution against change. Easy does it Once the system is up and running, the real work of video surveillance begins. Therefore, any organisation considering deploying a system should look to pick one that makes the day-to-day operation as easy as possible to manage. And again - that is all about the set-up. Cameras can also provide alerts if they have been tampered with or their settings changed The most modern systems and technology can deliver surveillance systems that offer smarter detection, enhanced activity reporting so you learn more about your operations, and also make off-site, remote management easy to both implement and adjust as conditions change. For example, camera software that immediately notifies controllers when certain parameters are met - like motion detection that monitors a specific area for unauthorised access. Cameras can also provide alerts if they have been tampered with or their settings changed without proper authorisation. Remote management of HD footage What’s more, the days of poor quality or unreliable transfer of video are long gone. The high-quality HD footage can be captured, stored, and transferred across networks without any degradation, with hard drives or cloud-based systems able to keep hundreds of days of high-quality recordings for analysis of historical data. Finally, the best surveillance solutions also allow for secure remote management not just from a central control room, but also from personal devices and mobile apps. All this delivers ‘always-on’ security and peace of mind. The watchword in security Modern video surveillance takes organisational security to the next level. It protects physical assets, ensures workplace and workforce safety, and helps protect the operations, reputation, and profitability of a business. However, this is not just an ‘off-the-shelf purchase’. It requires proper planning in the form of site surveys, equipment and software specifications, as well as an understanding of operational demands and requirements. Investing time in planning will help businesses realise the best dividends in terms of protection. Ultimately, that means organisations should seek to collaborate with vendors who offer site surveys - they know their equipment best, your needs, and can work with you to create the perfect solution.
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