JVC IP Dome Cameras(15)
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 480 TVL resolution, 0.015 lux, Continuous Rotation, 1 ~ 300 o/ sec pan speed, Indoor/Outdoor, 1 ~ 180 o/ sec tilt speed, Ceiling, Wall mount, 24 V AC, 3.8 ~ 95, 360 pan, 180 tilt, 100, JPEG, Back Light Compensation, White Balance, 1/50 ~ 1/10,000, 50, Internal, Line-lock, PAL, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ohms, x25, 10Base-T / 100Base-TX, TCP/IP, UDP/IP, HTTP, FTP, ICMP, ARP, DHCP, NTP, 1.3 mA, 152 (Dia) x 180, 2.4 kg, 0 ~ 40, 35 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 540 TVL resolution, 0.075 lux, Continuous Rotation, 1.5 ~ 180 o/ sec pan speed, Indoor/Outdoor, 1 ~ 120 o/ sec tilt speed, Ceiling, Wall mount, 24 V AC, 3.8 ~ 45.6, 360 pan, 180 tilt, 100, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/50 ~ 1/10,000, 50, Internal, Line-lock, PAL, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ohms, x12, 10Base-T/10Base-TX, TCP/IP, UDP/IP, HTTP, FTP, ICMP, ARP, DHCP, NTP, 1.5 mA, 120 (Dia) x 190, 1300, 0 ~ 40Add to Compare
JVC's VN-C215 series IP-network fixed dome cameras from JVC includes the VN-C215V4U which is designed for internal installations and the VN-C215VP4U vandal resistant model is ideal for use in demanding applications and outdoor installation. The VN-C215VP4U is JVC's first vandal resistant IP-network dome camera meets a rating of IP66. It has a durable die-cast aluminium chassis with polycarbonate cover and incorporates an optional heater unit to allow the camera to operate in temperatures reaching -30°C. This camera is suitable for installations such as prisons, campuses, parking garages, railway stations, and other environments where impact resistance and weatherproofing is paramount. Both cameras have a 3.6 x built-in variable focal length iris lens measuring 2.8 - 10mm. The Easy Day/Night function enables clear and well-defined images in black-and-white and colour to be captured 24/7. A triple axis rotation mechanism also simplifies installation. A maximum high-speed frame rate of 30fps in VGA resolution (640x480) is achieved using a Motion-JPEG compression. Camera set-up and viewing of images can be achieved using a standard web browser over the internet or via SMTP or FTP. They have multicast capabilities (GMP version 2) to enable multiple client access. Both cameras use PoE functionality, according to the IEEE 802.3af standard, which reduces installation costs and consolidates the power source to a central location. AC24V power can also be used. Designed for indoor surveillance applications, the VN-C215V4U has a clear cover and inner camera cover to avoid detection of the lens. A mounting device enables each of the cameras to be installed in three different ways avoiding the use of a bracket.Add to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 540 TVL resolution, 0.4 lux, Static, Indoor, Digital (DSP), In-ceiling mount, 12 V DC, 2.8 ~ 10, 350 pan, 160 tilt, M-JPEG, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/60 ~ 1/100,000, PAL, NTSC, x3.6, 10Base-T / 100Base-TX, RJ-45, TCP, UDP, IP, HTTP, FTP, ICMP, ARP, DHCP, SNTP, 6 W, 133 x 145 x 145, 750, -10 ~ +50, 35 ~ 85, Windows XP Pro/Home, Internet Explorer 6.0, Pentium III CPU 500 MHzAdd to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 540 TVL resolution, 0.075 lux, Continuous Rotation, 1.5 ~ 180 o/ sec pan speed, Indoor/Outdoor, 1 ~ 120 o/ sec tilt speed, Pendant mount, 24 V AC, 3.8 ~ 45.6, 360 pan, 180 tilt, 100, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/50 ~ 1/10,000, 50, Internal, Line-lock, PAL, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ohms, x12, 10Base-T/10Base-TX, TCP/IP, UDP/IP, HTTP, FTP, ICMP, ARP, DHCP, NTP, 1.5 mA, 120 (Dia) x 190, 1.3 kg, 0 ~ 40Add to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 1.8 lux, Continuous rotation, 1.5 ~ +180 o/ sec pan speed, 1 ~ +120 o/ sec tilt speed, Digital (DSP), Ceiling mount, 12 V DC, 3.5mm ~ +45.6mm, 360 degree rotation, 100, M-JPEG, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/60 ~ +1/10000 sec, PAL / NTSC, x12, 10Base-T / 100Base-T, TCP/IP, UDP/IP, HTTP, FTP, ICMP, ARP, DHCP, NTP, 30fps, 2 alarm inputs, 2 A, 120 x 190 x 120, 1.2 kg, 0 ~ +40, Windows 2000 Pro / Server (SP1), XP Pro / HomeAdd to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 0.6 lux, Continuous rotation, 1.5 ~ +300 o/ sec pan speed, Indoor/Outdoor, 1 ~ +180 o/ sec tilt speed, Digital (DSP), Ceiling mount, 24VAC / 18VDC, 3.8mm ~ +95mm, 360 degree rotation, 100, M-JPEG, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/60 ~ +1/10000 sec, PAL/NTSC, x25, 10Base-T / 100Base-T, TCP/IP, UDP/IP, HTTP, FTP, ICMP, ARP, DHCP, NTP, 30fps, 2 alarm inputs, 1.4A, 152 x 180 x 152, 2.2kg, -20 ~ +50, Windows 2000 Pro / Server (SP1), XP Pro / HomeAdd to Compare
1/4 inch, True Day / Night, 640 x 480 TVL resolution, PTZ, 0.04 lux, 0.04 ~ 400 o/ sec pan speed, Indoor, 0.04 ~ 400 o/ sec tilt speed, 24 V AC / PoE, 360 pan, -5 ~ 185 tilt, 100, M-JPEG, MPEG-4, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 2.1 ~ 1/10,000 sec, x27, RJ-45 for Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX, TCP/IP, UDP/IP, HTTP, FTP, ICMP, ARP, RTP, DHCP, SNTP, SMTP, DSCP, IGMP, IPv6, VSIP, AMX Device Discovery, 30 fps, 13 W, 160 x 201, 1,900, –10 ~ 50, IP66, Windows Vista Business (SP1), Windows XP Pro (SP2), IE7.0 for Windows Vista, IE6.0 for Windows XPAdd to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 1920 x 1080 TVL resolution, HD, 0.2 lux, 24 V AC / PoE, 3 ~ 9, H.264, MPEG4, MJPEG, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, 1/25 – 1/10000 sec, Internal, PAL / NTSC, RJ-45,100BASE-TX/10BASE-T, FULL/HALF/Auto negotiat, IPv4, HTTP, TCP, RTSP, RTP, ICMP, UDP, IGMP, RTCP, FTP, DNS, DHCP, ARP, 550mA, (dia)126 x 106, 490, 0 ~ 90, -10 ~+50°CAdd to Compare
1/4 inch, True Day / Night, 640 x 480 TVL resolution, Megapixel, PTZ, 0.5 lux, 0.04 ~ 400 o/ sec pan speed, Outdoor, 0.04 ~ 400 o/ sec tilt speed, 24 V AC / PoE, 3.4 ~ 122, 360 pan, -5 ~ 185 tilt, 100, M-JPEG, MPEG-4, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 2.1 ~ 1/10,000 sec, x36, RJ-45 for Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX, TCP/IP, UDP/IP,FTP, ICMP, ARP, DHCP, SNTP, HTTP, SMTP, DSCP, 30, 21 W, (dia)160 x 145 x 205, 1,900, –10 ~ +50, 20 ~ 90, IP66, Windows Vista Business (SP1), Windows XP Pro (SP2), IE7.0 for Windows Vista, IE6.0 for Windows XPAdd to Compare
1/4 inch, True Day / Night, 768 × 494 TVL resolution, PTZ, 0.5 lux, 0.04 ~ 400 o/ sec pan speed, Indoor, 0.04 ~ 400 o/ sec tilt speed, 24 V AC / PoE, 3.4 ~ 122, 360 pan, -5 ~ 185 tilt, 100, M-JPEG, MPEG-4, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 2.1 ~ 1/10,000 sec, x36, RJ-45 for Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX, TCP/IP, UDP/IP,FTP, ICMP, ARP, DHCP, SNTP, HTTP, SMTP, DSCP, 30, 21 W, (dia)160 x 145 x 205, 1,900, –10 ~ +50, 20 ~ 90, IP66, Windows Vista Business (SP1), Windows XP Pro (SP2), IE7.0 for Windows Vista, IE6.0 for Windows XPAdd to Compare
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ISC West continues to innovate and adapt to the changing needs of the security marketplace. In 2019, there will be 200 new exhibitors, 100 new speakers and an expanding mix of attendees that includes more end users and international attendees. The International Security Conference & Exposition (ISC West) will be held April 10-12 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. Among the more than 200 new exhibitors on the show floor will be Dell Technologies, Resideo, SAST (a Bosch IoT startup), Belkin International, NetApp, Lenovo, Kingston Technology and many others. The event continues to see more and more solutions in the area of IoT/connected security, a surge in barrier/bollards exhibitors, an increased number of start-up companies, and an emphasis this year on stadium/major events security. Plus, the new exhibit area of ISC West, Venetian Ballroom, will include a mix of solutions from mid-sized domestic and international companies, and is the home of the Emerging Technology Zone – back for its second year with 50-plus start-up companies expected. The International Security Conference & Exposition (ISC West) will be held April 10-12 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas “ISC West is no longer just about video cameras, access control systems and alarms,” says Will Wise, Group Vice President, Security Portfolio for Reed Exhibitions, which produces and manages ISC West. Embracing and stimulating the market dynamic of comprehensive security for a safer, connected world, solutions on display at the show reflect convergence across physical security, IT (information technology) and OT (operational technology). The ISC West expo floor includes specialised featured areas such Connected Home, Public Safety & Security, Connected Security, Unmanned Security Expo and the Emerging Technology Zone. Plus, complimentary education sessions in the Unmanned Security Expo theatre will include topics such as drones, counter-drone solutions, ground robotics and regulations/policies that support autonomous technology. This year’s event will feature more than 1,000 products and brands covering everything from video surveillance, access control and alarms/alerts, to IoT, IT/cybersecurity convergence, AI, embedded systems, drones and robotics, smart homes, smart cities, public safety and more. The ISC West expo floor includes specialised featured areas such Connected Home and the Emerging Technology Zone Elevating the Keynote Series Over the past few years, ISC West has elevated its Keynote Series (open to all attendee types) to include more speakers and dynamic content covering relevant topics. Attendees should be sure to head to the Keynote room Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 8:30 a.m. before the expo floor opens at 10 a.m. Relating to attendance, ISC West continues to diversify and grow the attendee universe by attracting additional enterprise government end-users across physical and IT/OT responsibilities. The show also continues to attract and grow the channel audience, and there will be an increasing number of International attendees. “Years ago, ISC West was known exclusively as a dealer/integrator/installer show, but not anymore,” says Wise. “Today, the demographic mix continues to evolve as the event diversifies its product and educational offerings, embracing the current market reality of collaboration among integrators/dealers/installers, end-user decision-makers, and public safety and security professionals.” When planning for the show, be sure to view the list of special events and take advantage of the additional connection-making opportunities Within the SIA Education@ISC West conference program, there are over 100 new speakers. Through ISC West’s strong partnership with the Security Industry Association (SIA, the Premier Sponsor of ISC), the SIA Education@ISC West program has expanded and become increasingly dynamic and diverse over the last three years. In addition, ISC West and SIA are hosting a Women in Security breakfast on Friday morning April 12th. Women in Security is a new track for the education program. “Our attendance data reflects the demand for a mix of physical security integrator and end-user content, a balance of technical and management/strategic topics, and diverse topics incorporating IoT and cybersecurity/physical security convergence, and analytics expertise,” says Wise. “Last year was a record year for conference program attendance, and 2019 will yet again set new benchmarks.” Mobile apps, information desks and ease of registration ISC West is also focusing on the attendee experience. Need advice on what exhibitors are a fit for your business needs and interests? The Information Desk adjacent to the main expo entrance will provide customised recommendations based on the information attendees provided during the registration process. Attendees can download the official ISC West mobile app and create a MyShow account through the ISC West website Attendees can download the official ISC West mobile app and create a MyShow account through the ISC West website to research exhibitors and product categories, receive exhibitor recommendations that best fit business needs, review complimentary educational opportunities as well as 85-plus sessions from the paid SIA Education@ISC program. There are many networking opportunities being offered at the show this year. When planning for the show, be sure to view the list of special events and take advantage of the additional connection-making opportunities. Whether attendees want to network with peers or customers at an awards ceremony (Sammy Awards, Fast 50, New Product Showcase Awards), Charity event (AIREF Golf Classic, Mission 500 Security 5K-2K Run/Walk), or an industry party (SIA Market Leaders Reception, ISC West Customer Appreciation Party at Tao), there are a variety of special events offered, all designed to help you make new connections. Make sure to check out the ISC West website for all the Special Events taking place at ISC West.
Video surveillance across the world is growing exponentially and its major application is in both public safety and law enforcement. Traditionally, it has been fixed surveillance where cameras provide live streams from fixed cameras situated in what is considered strategic locations. But they are limited in what they can see given by their very definition of being "fixed." The future of video surveillance includes the deployment of more mobile video surveillance with the benefits it offers. Instead of fixed cameras, this is the ability to live stream from mobile devices on the move such as body-worn cams, drones, motorbikes, cars, helicopters and in some cases, even dogs!Sending drones into the air, for example for missing people or rescue missions, is much more cost-effective than deploying helicopters Advantages of mobile surveillance The advantage of mobile surveillance is that the camera can go to where the action is, rather than relying on the action going to where the camera is. Also, sending drones into the air, for example for missing people or rescue missions, is much more cost-effective than deploying helicopters. The ability to live stream video from cars and helicopters in high-speed pursuits can be used to take some of the operational issues from the first responders on the ground and share that “life and death” responsibility with the operational team leaders back in the command centre. This allows the first responders in the pursuit vehicle to focus on minimising risk while staying in close proximity of the fleeing vehicle, with direction from a higher authority who can see for themselves in real time the issues that are being experienced, and direct accordingly. In addition to showing video live stream from a pursuit car or motorcycle, by using inbuilt GPS tracking, the video can be displayed on a map in real time, allowing a command chief to better utilise additional resource and where to deploy them, through the use of displaying mapping information with real time video feed. It allows police chiefs to make better informed decisions in highly-charged environments. The 4G phone network can now be used with compressed video to live stream cost effectively Application in emergency situations The same is true of first responders in many different emergency situations. Mobile surveillance opens up a new area of efficiencies that previously was impossible to achieve. For example, special operations can wear action body-worn cameras when doing raids, fire departments can live stream from emergency situations with both thermal and daylight cameras, and paramedics can send video streams back to hospitals allowing doctors to remotely diagnose and prepare themselves for when patients arrive at the hospital. How can special operations and emergency first responders live stream video from a mobile camera with the issues of weight, reliability and picture-quality being considered? H265 mobile video compression Law enforcement insists on secure transmissions, and it is possible to encrypt video to the highest level of security available in the public domain The 4G phone network can now be used with compressed video to live stream cost effectively. The issue of course is that 4G is not always reliable. Soliton Systems has mitigated this risk of low mobile quality in certain areas, by building an H265 mobile video compression device that can use multiple SIM cards from different cellular providers simultaneously. H265 is the latest compression technique for video, that is 50% more effective than conventional H264, and coupling this with using multiple “bonded” SIM cards provides a highly reliable connection for live-streaming high-quality HD video. The 400-gram device with an internal battery can be connected to a small action cam, and can live-stream simultaneously over at least three different cellular providers, back to a command centre. Latency is typically less than a second, and new advance improvements are looking to reduce that latency further. Encrypted video transmission What about security? Law enforcement insists on secure transmissions, and it is possible to encrypt video to the highest level of security available in the public domain, i.e. AES256.What about integration into existing video infrastructure at the command centre? It is not untypical for a police force to have an existing video management system (VMS) at their command centre such as Milestone System’s Xprotect. The Soliton range of products are ONVIF-compliant, a standard used by video surveillance cameras for interoperability, allowing cameras and video devices that are ONVIF-compliant to simply “plug&play” into existing video management systems. These mobile transmitters are deployed with law enforcement and first responders across the globe. Their ability to provide secure, full HD quality and highly-reliable video streaming within a small unit, and to enable it to be integrated into the current eco-system that is already installed at the receiving end, has made them a favourite choice with many companies and government agencies.
Over the course of the past few months, I have discussed a myriad of topics, from Big Data, the Internet of Things and emerging video surveillance-use cases, to analytics, storage complexities and IT technologies like virtualisation and hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI). All of these trends have a significant effect on the security market, and in April they were highlighted in spades at ISC West. It’s great to talk about these trends but it’s far better to see how they are being leveraged in real-world applications. That’s really where we can all see the true value of new solutions and concepts. We’re lucky enough to work with some leading organisations that want others to benefit from their experience and I’m happy to have the opportunity to share two of these applications with you. Protecting educational facilities UCF has adopted advancements in technology, particularly video surveillance solutions, to help ensure stronger security on campus Educational institutions face an increasingly complex risk environment. Recent high-profile incidents emphasise these risks and magnify the vulnerabilities that educational facilities face. These incidents have led to more public demand for improved security solutions across campuses. The primary mission of these organisations is to deliver quality education to students, and they face the challenge of balancing between a highly secure facility and one that supports open interaction. The University of Central Florida is no different. This organisation, one of the largest universities in the country, has adopted advancements in technology, particularly video surveillance solutions, to help ensure stronger security on campus. Active shooter incidents In March 2013, UCF faced an active shooter situation in which a former student planned to pull the fire alarm in a residence hall and then attack his classmates as the building was evacuated. However, the shooter’s gun jammed, and as officers were closing in on the gunman, he took his own life. During the university’s response to the incident, accessibility to critical video data was a major issue. Educational institutions face an increasingly complex risk environment UCF had cameras in the area where the incident took place, but first responders had no way of viewing the footage without being at the physical location of the video recorder. At the time, UCF had a wide variety of standalone systems in place, including non-integrated video surveillance, access control and intrusion systems. As a result, there was no way to centralise video management, viewing and analysis. Upgrading from analogue systems Altogether, its security system consisted of older analogue platforms that were reaching end of life, 58 standalone servers, 12,000 access points and a wide variety of DVRs — all being managed in a siloed manner. UCF needed a solution that would allow officials to centralise system management, store video data more effectively and reliably, and enable the security team to deliver situational awareness to responders when needed. Security leaders sought a way to further modernise its security, surveillance, access control and IT infrastructure The university deployed an HCI solution, one that is optimised for demanding, data-intensive workloads like video surveillance. Using standard off-the-shelf server hardware, the system aggregates the storage and compute resources from multiple servers into a single unified pool that all cameras can access, which maximises performance and storage capacity utilisation. The platform also hosts the university’s video management solution, which serves as a centralised source to manage video and effectively protect its security data. Because of the growing demand for video across UCF's campuses — for both safety and business purposes — the HCI solution’s ability to eliminate the opportunity for data loss and easily scale were key components in its selection. Protecting air travel and airports In 2012, Charleston International Airport embarked on an ambitious upgrade project dubbed the Terminal Redevelopment and Improvement Program. The $200 million initiative was designed to modernise and expand the facility to meet increased passenger demand. While the aesthetics and amenities of the airport were under construction, security leaders sought a way to further modernise its security, surveillance, access control and IT infrastructure. The IT and security teams needed to address the challenges of their existing standalone server environment, which included siloed systems, management complexity and high administrative and equipment costs. Charleston International Airport embarked on an ambitious upgrade project dubbed the Terminal Redevelopment and Improvement Program Considering the high value of the airport’s video, security and IT data, it required a solution that could deliver reliable data protection, system resiliency and fault tolerance. The airport is required to store video for 30 days, but it seeks to expand its retention time to 60 days. Therefore, technology that can scale simply was key in the selection process. Storage system updates It also required a storage platform that could manage the demanding and write-intensive nature of its nearly 250 IP surveillance cameras — a challenging task for traditional video recorders. The airport deployed HCI appliances to better manage captured video data and expand its archive capability for video surveillance. Users rely on video to validate whether something did or did not happen - and this is essential in airports HCI surveillance solutions are designed to provide industry-leading resiliency. Even if multiple hardware failures occur, including an entire appliance, video management servers will remain online and recording, and any previously recorded video will continue to be protected and accessible. Reducing expenses and costs The solution also reduced total cost of operations by consolidating servers, storage and client workstations into one enterprise-class solution that is easily managed from a single user interface, without the need for specialised IT skills. These use cases demonstrate the value emerging technologies bring to these types of modern environments. And they show that solutions like HCI are no longer simply much-talked about technology trends. Video, IT and security data is critical to organisations of all types and they need to ensure their investment in capturing this data is protected. From a security standpoint, users rely on video to validate whether something did or did not happen. If that video data isn’t protected, they lose a very valuable investigative tool. That isn’t an option in today’s complex environment. That’s is why it is paramount to understand how new technologies can help expand current capabilities and evolve security operations. This can’t be left to chance.
Wrapping the tour, 21st Century Distributing will head to Baltimore, MD to exhibit at Electronic Security Expo 21st Century Distributing, the premier consumer electronics distributor serving the Southeast, announced recently the schedule for their first-ever mobile demo, Integration Innovation Roadshow, which will hit six major regional cities before concluding with an exhibition at the Electronic Security Expo (ESX). "Each year we look forward to reconnecting with customers, while providing value-added resources that truly help our dealers and specialty professionals improve and organically grow their businesses," said Don Vincini, Owner of 21st Century Distributing. "The Integration Innovation Roadshow is taking this mission to a whole new level. Alongside the ability to share exciting new products and inventive installation techniques, this tour will provide the perfect atmosphere for a genuine discussion surrounding the benefits presented by the smart home and IoT - a major growth opportunity for the channel." Key vendors at the roadshows Beginning in May, the 21st Century Distributing team will take to the streets, alongside a specially-constructed demo station, that will serve up a comprehensive look at some of the hottest products and tech solutions shaping the CE marketplace. Consisting of ten, 4'x8' interactive side panels, the mobile demo unit will showcase a number of devices from key vendors including: Diamond Sponsors Vanco and CoreBrands as well as secondary sponsors 2GIG, Alarm.com, Elk, JVC, Kwikset, LiftMaster, Milestone, New Leaf Warranties, ProMounts, Resolution Products, RTI and Sonance. Together, the brands form a valuable ecosystem, while providing attendees with some valuable face time with major manufacturers. Most importantly, attendees will have the opportunity to test and handle the products first-hand, exploring their interoperability and uncovering new opportunities to supplement and bolster businesses. In an effort to enhance the dealer experience, 21st Century Distributing adjusted show hours and added a cocktail networking session to conclude each event. Demos will run from 2PM to 7PM EST each day, followed by the cocktail hour from 7PM to 9PM EST, allowing local dealers the flexibility to attend when it is most convenient to their schedules. The 21st Century Distributing 2015 Integration Innovation Roadshow will take place at the following locations: Orlando, FL - May 28, 2015 Jacksonville, FL - May 29, 2015 Atlanta, GA - June 2, 2015 Nashville, TN - June 4, 2015 Charlotte, NC - June 9, 2015 Raleigh, NC - June 12, 2015 ESX, Baltimore, MD - June 25-26, 2015 Wrapping the tour, 21st Century Distributing will head to Baltimore, MD to exhibit at Electronic Security Expo (ESX). ESX presents multiple opportunities for the group to reach new dealers as well as a highly-trafficked platform to expose their vendors to a larger audience, encompassing the realm of security. "We put a lot of thought into the creation of this roadshow," said Vanessa Zitzmann, Marketing and Sales Coordinator for 21st Century Distributing. "From adjusting the event times to be cognizant of career schedules, to partnering with some of the most popular brands, we've taken dealer feedback to heart and used customer insight to form this modular program. Dealers are the bread and butter of our business, we are dedicated to being a trusted partner and valuable resource."
The product is supplied ready to install as a dome but easily converts into a ball PTZ camera by removing the top cover Pro-Vision Distribution, the UK distributor of branded CCTV and access control equipment, is pleased to announce that it can now offer customers Redvision’s new 40x optical zoom domes. Simon Davies, Internal Sales Manager for Pro-Vision told us, “The new RVX40 has enhanced low-light performance and improved resolution whilst retaining the popular X-SERIES™ rugged, outdoor design. It is supplied ready to install as a dome but easily converts into a ball PTZ camera by removing the top cover. The RVX40-SERIES™ uses a 1/4" CCD sensor with exceptional low-light sensitivity and 670TVL resolution for clear, precise images. It has wiper, IR light and Dual Light (combined IR and white light) options. Night time surveillance is enabled with IR or white light, ultra-efficient, LED illumination. The IR illumination allows covert operation and the white light enables operators to identify, spotlight and track intruders.” Simon continued, “Each camera has 100 pre-sets, 8 tours and up to 24 privacy masks to meet application and legal requirements. The RVX40 camera’s impressive 40x optical and 12x digital zoom delivers effective long-range scene surveillance. The IR version can provide illumination up to 100m and facial recognition over 30m. The Dual Light IRWL version also has a 100m illumination range in both light modes and will toggle between IR and white light on alarm activation, pre-sets or manually.” Pro-Vision is a CCTV, access control and public address equipment distributor. Supplying the trade with branded equipment and associated security products. They are authorised distributors for AMG, Bosch, Dallmeier, Dedicated Micros, D-Link, Exacq, Fujinon, IDIS, JVC, LG, LiLin, Mirasys, Panasonic, Pelco, Pentax, Redvision, Samsung, Veracity, Xtralis, BPT, Nortech, PAC, Siemens and many other major manufacturers.
When comparing specifications among a range of similarly featured video surveillance cameras, NVRs or monitors, it can be difficult to ascertain which of the devices truly has the best performance and/or quality. John Grabowski, National Sales and Marketing Manager of JVC Security Division, poses some questions for consideration: Can the human eye actually see a difference in image quality between one camera that offers 700 lines of resolution and another that offers 600 lines? Or can it see the difference in image quality between a 3 megapixel camera and a 5 megapixel camera? What about performance characteristics such as latency or colour accuracy? In determining these specifications, one must also ask what has influenced or interfered with the measurement. Performance measurement through MTBF Today’s video surveillance components use highly advanced technology, making the evaluation process even more difficult. While impartial testing of the equipment on oscilloscopes and wave form monitors, shoot-outs or other side-by-side comparisons can help bring clarity to the evaluations, one solid metric for quality and performance is MTBF (mean time before failure) figures with failure rate (FR) data. These figures can help provide a clear guide for product lifetime expectations. For example, a surveillance camera with a published MTBF figure of 90,000 hours has more than 10 years of 24/7 usage. Engineered to a higher standard MTBF can be viewed as a quality standard as well as a planning metric. Although many companies build security products to meet specific price points, the best companies engineer their video surveillance products with robust designs that will endure and address the specific needs and conditions of the surveillance market. To a great extent, the longevity of key components such as integrated circuits and capacitors determines the MTBF of the products in which they are used. However, better parts only provide part of the key to better reliability. The internal temperature of products significantly affects MTBF as well. As electronic components have become more compact, the temperature of smaller, more constricted circuits and other components has become almost impossible to measure. Preventing thermal issues through thermal analysis and design requires careful electronic and mechanical engineering. This is accomplished early in development which makes it easier to visualise heat in every part of every component, thereby enabling engineers to prevent thermal issues and create products with significantly greater reliability. The best video surveillance products are designed to endure the specific needs of the surveillance market Companies that publish MTBF specifications generally arrive at those figures through extensive product testing, valuing the MTBF of individual components and by past experience with similar products. Some manufacturers elect to calculate MTBF based on strict military standards. Life-Cycle costs The initial cost of a video surveillance system is only a portion of the total cost of ownership (TCO). While a low price and warranty may make a camera with a lower MTBF seem attractive, this can be a mistake. Should the product fail within the warranty period, rather than repair the device, many manufacturers will simply replace a relatively low-priced item like a video surveillance camera. However, the process of replacing that camera can be very expensive for the end user or the system integrator. The cost of sending a technician up a ladder to replace a failed video surveillance camera often costs more than the camera itself. Plus, it is important to consider the potential damage or theft during downtime while the camera is not providing surveillance. High rated MTBFs can help reduce these replacement and maintenance costs over the life of a video surveillance system. The robust equipment can better withstand shock and vibration, extreme temperatures, moisture and dust, power fluctuations and offer significantly lower life-cycle costs through reduced down time. High rated MTBF products also create an improved overall value and a better return on the investment. For example, cameras can account for anywhere from 30 to 50% of the initial cost of a system and therefore should be selected with care. A camera’s proven reliability can help defer costly replacements during the system life cycle and improve utilisation. In short, product reliability can optimise capital, operations and maintenance expenditures while improving the safety and security of the environment. Today, there is an abundance of information available to help users make the best selections for their needs. By providing MTBF data, video surveillance manufacturers can make it easier for the user to make decisions.
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