Articles by Jennifer Hackenburg
According to IHS Market, it is estimated that there are over 60 million security cameras in the United States, and other reports say these cameras capture more than four billion hours of footage per week. Over the last decade, IP camera technology has dominated the conversation as it has provided users with a broad offering of enhanced image quality and features. With a large percentage of existing security systems relying on analogue, many end users looking for high definition (HD) video quality have been forced to take on a complete system overhaul. Infrastructure overhaul for HD video To make the switch, customers would need to change everything, from cameras to hardware to wiring– not to mention the lengthy installation process that would ensue. IP cameras also require higher Internet speeds and more cloud space. Whether constrained by budget, bandwidth or storage, many end users have been unable to adopt this new video surveillance method.Thanks to technological advancements within the security industry, HD over Coax offers a viable solution for integrators and end users alike Thanks to technological advancements within the security industry, HD over Coax offers a viable solution for integrators and end users alike. By utilising the current Coaxial cables, this offering yields high definition video, while requiring minimal infrastructure changes and is an optimal surveillance choice for security customers. Plus, with new advancements and updates being made frequently to this technology, there is a solution for every security need. The enhanced alternative of HD over Coax has been warmly welcomed in the security industry, thanks to its simple solutions and ever-evolving features. Many new analogue HD cameras are “plug and play,” able to connect directly to existing Coaxial cables. This eliminates the need for a complete system change, creating cost-savings for the end user and an enhanced video quality offering. Easy solutions for HD video As a result, integrators can cost-effectively upgrade their customer’s surveillance solution while using their legacy infrastructure, making it an attractive option for end users and an easy sell for dealers. Latency in video is another common issue with network-based camera systems, where even the slightest delay in video surveillance can hinder security response HD over Coax cameras themselves are always expanding and evolving to meet a wide array of security needs. With the introduction of fisheye and multi-sensor cameras, users now have a multitude of coverage options, not to mention the introduction of 4K bringing resolution options to the same level as IP. Some newer technologies are even touting 4K cameras paired with 4K digital video recorders (DVRs) made specifically for analogue systems. Longer cables grant transmission for up to 1600 feet, double the distance of standard analogue solutions, and triple that of IP systems. This single cable is able to transmit both HD video and audio. Recently, broadcast quality audio over Coax has become available in limited models, a substantial improvement over older analogue technology, which was unable to transmit audio. Stopping video delay Latency in video is another common issue with network-based camera systems. Even the slightest delay in video surveillance can hinder security response. IP cameras are forced to compress and packetise their video for transmission. The outcome of this is a reduced number of images per video, which in turn causes delay. HD over Coax on the other hand, delivers an unlimited amount of HD images in real time, with smooth motion and impressive clarity. Additionally, the point-to-point transmission delivers uncompressed video free of lag. Another touted benefit is that, unlike IP networked cameras, analogue systems provide a more secure video transmission. With so much sensitive information housed on a businesses’ network, adding another point of network access through an IP camera can create concerns for cyber security risks. HD over Coax delivers an unlimited amount of HD images in real time, with smooth motion and impressive clarity Preventing network hacking With HD over Coax, the physical connections between the camera and DVR prevent network hacking. By keeping the video surveillance system offline, security professionals are able to direct their attention to the physical threats at hand, rather than having to focus on deterring cyber security risks. One of the primary difficulties of deploying HD video solutions is the fact that many older systems utilise a wide variety of HD standards and platforms. To make matters more complicated, after HD over Coax was brought to market, manufacturers raced to create their own version of this technology. Today, the most popular proprietary standards are HD-CVI, HD-TVI and AHD. However, integrators and customers found that attempting to manage multiple HD technologies proved to be near impossible.Integrators and customers found that attempting to manage multiple HD technologies proved to be near impossible Diversifying surveillance through one DVR To combat these issues, manufacturers have introduced products with more flexibility to their portfolios. One example of this is the penta-brid DVR which grants the ability to seamlessly integrate multiple technologies deployed across one application. This means that systems with diverse camera brands and technologies, such as a mix of HD-CVI, HD-TVI, AHD, analogue or IP, can be connected through one DVR. For many end users with legacy analogue systems, penta-brid DVRs give them greater freedom to choose between a variety of solutions, rather than being limited to one option. With video resolution increasing, the space needed to store the footage is similarly rising. Penta-brid technology has been able to adapt to these evolving needs, giving users ample storage space to house the HD and 4K surveillance video with some of the newest models including H.265 compression. HD casino surveillance made simple For casinos, HD images are critical for identifying unauthorised personnel and unlawful behaviours to create a safe environment for guests and staff While HD over Coax is beneficial to many end users and integrators, those in the casino and hospitality markets find it crucial. With a combination of high profile guests, large amounts of cash on hand, constant crowds and strict industry regulations, reliable video surveillance is a must. Deploying new IP systems comes at a stiff price. When looking to upgrade their video surveillance, casinos must also be mindful of the installation process. When moving to an IP-based system, ripping out old wires and replacing them with new is the standard practice. This practice can be both disruptive and costly, not to mention gaming regulations require casino activities be monitored at all times so a complete system shutdown would result in revenue loss. This cost can be hard to justify, especially when the current legacy analogue system remains in working condition with only the lower image resolution to date it. For these scenarios, the most cost-effective option is to leverage the legacy infrastructure, replace the existing cameras with new devices, and reap the benefits that HD video has to offer without any lapse in security. For casinos, HD images are critical for identifying unauthorised personnel and unlawful behaviours to create a safe environment for guests and staff. HD over Coax cameras now offer the same resolution as IP cameras with a plug and play approach, that cuts down on expense without sacrificing quality. For businesses and applications that are unable to adopt IP technology, whether it be cost or time prohibitive, HD over Coax now features most of the same benefits IP has to offer without breaking the bank. By providing clear images in real time, maximising existing infrastructure, and affording cyber security benefits, HD over Coax provides an attractive solution for many end users and integrators.
One of the toughest business decisions companies need to make is when selecting a new video surveillance system, as it’s a rigorous process to compare camera offerings and technologies, and to evaluate price structures. With its proven performance over the last several years, IP surveillance systems have become the defacto standard for most professionals. Those experts typically cite the numerous benefits that IP cameras offer, including higher image resolution, ease of installation, scalability, and analytics as rationale – which are all valid. However, the biggest drawback is the high price tag when considering making the switch from an analogue to a dedicated IP surveillance system. In reality, many end users don’t need networked IP cameras in every location throughout their facility, as the additional features and benefits IP cameras typically provide may not be necessary in every location. Ultimately, the decision to stick with analogue or move to IP needs to be based on your surveillance objectives and future needs. Advantages of 4K Consider this – you’re managing an analogue surveillance system and your primary goal is to increase image resolution; 4K analogue cameras may be your ideal solution. Advanced 4K analogue surveillance cameras deliver a myriad of advantages, including: Superior resolution Lower cost and easy installation. Picture clarity even under changing or difficult lighting conditions Models with 2 and 4 megapixel resolution, such as Dahua’s HDCVI 4K cameras with scalable HD-over-coax technology, provide security professionals with greater situational awareness and are available in multiple form factors to provide exceptional quality video & audio for a wide range of surveillance applications.Since 4K analogue cameras are not connected to an IP network, they do not present the cybersecurity risks that are typically associated with IP cameras Greater distance, greater definition Another benefit of 4K analogue cameras is that their higher number of pixels provides increased digital zoom performance without pixilation versus traditional HD or 2K cameras. This allows security operators to see further into the distance with greater definition. The added resolution is especially important for popular applications that require higher levels of detail, such as face and licence plate recognition or object analysis, as well as emerging video analytics and artificial intelligence applications for future system enhancements. 4K analogue applications 4K analogue cameras are also ideally suited to cover large fields of view such as in sports stadiums or airports with great detail and accurate colour reproduction. Their superior digital zoom capabilities can allow 4K analogue cameras to do the work of two cameras – one for a wide view and another for close-up – without sacrificing quality or compromising security. This can also help dramatically reduce hardware and installation cost, and simplify video monitoring. Finally, since 4K analogue cameras are not connected to an IP network, they do not present the cybersecurity risks that are typically associated with IP cameras. With the ever-increasing amount of sensitive and personal information stored on networked drives at businesses of all types, the value of removing one more potential network entry point cannot be understated. Overall, with 4K analogue cameras, security professionals can take advantage of higher resolution video on an existing, cost-effective platform that’s safe from network intruders with isolated and limited installation downtime and exceptional cost-efficiencies.
Demand for video surveillance equipment continued to grow rapidly in 2017 with price competition remaining intense. The important trends in 2017 were in three areas: Multi-sensor technology, artificial intelligence/deep learning, and stronger integration with VMS partners. Security professionals are turning to emerging technologies such as multi-sensor panoramic cameras, which can dramatically increase situational awareness, improve operator efficiency, and are more cost-effective versus installing multiple single-sensor cameras. The rise of AI Artificial intelligence is one of the fastest-growing segments trending for video surveillance. The advanced algorithms of Deep Learning mean that the device is able to learn on its own, performing hierarchical data extraction and continually adapting over time even in a complicated environment. We anticipate this trend will continue into 2018 and beyond. Stronger VMS partner integration has become a primary objective for key surveillance manufacturers. Cultivating relationships with other technology leaders in the industry, such as established VMS solution providers, accelerates integration processes, which benefits end users as well as integration partners. As a result of these conditions and trends, Dahua-branded surveillance solutions continued to experience fast growth in the U.S. market. Artificial intelligence is one of the fastest-growing segments trending for video surveillance Evolution of security In 2018, trends that emerged in 2017 will continue to dominate the landscape. We anticipate these areas will continue to grow over the course of 2018. An additional trend that emerged in 2017 is cybersecurity in video surveillance equipment, as our industry matures and continues to assess and combat the vulnerabilities of IoT devices we, as an industry, will meet these challenges. As 2018 evolves, the security industry will be the winners by offering products, standards and guidelines that will better protect our customers. Dahua Technology USA continues to grow and in 2017 we saw considerable market share gains in key areas such as multi-sensor cameras and with the launch of innovative products like 4K-over-Coax that push surveillance technology to the next level. As a result, we are entering 2018 with great momentum and anticipation for future growth and expansion.
Dahua Technology, a renowned, video-centric provider of smart IoT solutions, announced a major rebranding to reflect the company’s growth and evolution within the North American video surveillance market. WizSense (pronounced “Wise Sense”), Simplified Analytics for Accurate Results, and WizMind (pronounced “Wise Mind”), Advanced Analytics for Ultimate Performance, will be sub-categories under Dahua’s Analytics+ umbrella. Each line encompasses existing product lines as well as new product offerings. “With this launch, we are unifying our products under two new product categories, WizSense and WizMind, to align with new and existing customer’s needs in finding solutions faster,” remarked Jennifer Hackenburg, Senior Product Marketing Manager of Dahua Technology USA. Video surveillance solutions The rebranding includes a top-to-bottom implementation of the WizSense and WizMind product lines. Changes will be reflected throughout the company’s website including the product search tool filter, datasheets, product boxes and communications. Dahua’s new brand assets include a full quick guide highlighting all products from each segment, a new website landing page and other visual communications to convey Dahua solutions in an understandable way. WizSense, the more foundational of the two categories, offers simplified analytics for accurate results The recategorisation is designed to help security dealers and integrators more easily identify which video surveillance solutions are better suited for small installations versus advanced enterprise applications. WizSense, the more foundational of the two categories, offers simplified analytics for accurate results. Smart motion detection Basic enough to meet the needs of most users, WizSense products have an AI chip that delivers features like smart motion detection, perimeter protection, and active alarm for protecting what matters most. Other analytics allow for instant alerts, quick target searches after an event, and maximised storage with Dahua’s Smart H.264/H.265+ codecs. The WizSense portfolio includes 4MP and 5MP bullet, dome, wedge and eyeball cameras that were formerly part of Dahua’s Lite series and that offer Starlight Technology, True WDR, Smart IR illumination and IP67 housing. Also in the WizSense family are 2MP and 4MP PTZs formerly from Dahua’s Pro series, as well as new cost-effective thermal cameras. Compatible with the WizSense collection are NVR and Penta-brid recorders with 2TB, 4TB, 6TB, and 8TB options. Human temperature monitoring WizMind offers advanced analytics for ultimate performance. This high-end analytics line - with a powerful AI chip and renowned deep learning algorithms - gives users privacy protection, video metadata, highly accurate people counting, heat mapping, smart tracking and non-contact human temperature monitoring . WizMind is designed to meet the requirements of high-end vertical markets with in-depth demands, such as finance, retail, stadiums, energy, refineries, and transportation. WizMind cameras consist of formerly-Pro-series 4MP bullet and eyeball cameras, 4MP and 5MP dome cameras, and cameras built for specialised applications, such as 5MP and 12MP Fisheye cameras, multi-sensors, thermal cameras and PTZs. Compatible NVR and Penta-brid recorders come in 4TB, 8TB, and 10TB models. Thermal temperature monitoring solutions These solutions should not be solely used to diagnose or exclude a diagnosis of COVID-19 or any other disease “WizSense and WizMind technologies both take security further by providing advanced analytics that provide deeper insights, increased accuracy, and time saving alerts,” said Hackenburg. “By offering this new streamlined branding, it is easier than ever for dealers to find the line of technology that will include the level of analytics needed for their installation.” Dahua’s thermal solutions, including the SafetyTemp Thermal Temperature Station, the Thermal Temperature Monitoring Solution, and the Handheld Thermal Temperature Monitoring Device, are not FDA-cleared or approved. These solutions should not be solely or primarily used to diagnose or exclude a diagnosis of COVID-19 or any other disease. Telethermographic temperature measurement Elevated body temperature in the context of use should be confirmed with secondary evaluation methods (e.g., an NCIT or clinical grade contact thermometer). Public health officials, through their experience with the solutions in the particular environment of use, should determine the significance of any fever or elevated temperature based on the skin telethermographic temperature measurement. The solutions should be used to measure only one subject’s temperature at a time. Visible thermal patterns are only intended for locating the points from which to extract the thermal measurement.
Dahua Technology, the globally renowned video security and smart IoT solutions provider, is helping businesses reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Thermal imaging, face detection, and other technologies play key roles in screening for skin temperature and determining whether someone is wearing a mask or not. Thermal temperature monitoring “Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dahua has been devoted to providing an array of solutions to help keep businesses running wherever possible,” remarked Jennifer Hackenburg, Senior Product Marketing Manager of Dahua Technology USA. Jennifer adds, “Our offerings reflect the varied needs of different business environments – we strive to provide options for every budget and application.” SafetyTemp Thermal Temperature Station Compact and simple, the SafetyTemp Thermal Temperature Station is ideally suited for small installations Thermal temperature monitoring lets business owners get fast, accurate readings of the skin temperature of employees and customers. People pass through a checkpoint where a monitoring station measures the temperature of their skin, while no physical contact is made and the traffic flow remains smooth. Compact and simple, the SafetyTemp Thermal Temperature Station is ideally suited for small installations. It takes measurements from up to six feet away and in only 0.2 seconds, raising audible alerts if a person’s skin temperature is above a user-defined threshold. It can also help determine whether a person is wearing a mask. Dahua Thermal Temperature Monitoring Solution For medium and large installations, the Dahua Thermal Temperature Monitoring Solution is a more robust option that incorporates a hybrid network thermal camera, an NVR, and a blackbody calibration device for highly accurate skin temperature measurements (±0.54° F). Like SafetyTemp, this is a contact-free solution that makes screening fast and efficient. As people pass through the checkpoint, their skin temperatures are captured and the system can send alerts about temperature or mask status via the 4K 16-inch 1U NVR (DHI-NVR5216-16P-I) or a mobile app (DMSS). Thermal cameras deployed Two different camera options are available, including a new model (DH-TPC-BF3221-T), which is well-suited for medium-sized businesses due to a lower price point. It offers accurate readings from up to 16 feet away. The high-end model (DH-TPC-BF5421) has a higher resolution thermal lens, lower NETD, and large aperture, resulting in more pixels and less noise in the image. This, in turn, means more data points for the system to analyse and lets the camera obtain readings from up to 23 feet away. Handheld Thermal Temperature Monitoring Device Handheld Thermal Temperature Monitoring Device, DH-TPC-HT2201 features a 3.5mm camera For a portable solution, the Handheld Thermal Temperature Monitoring Device, DH-TPC-HT2201 features a 3.5mm camera that can be aimed directly at the subject from a safe distance. AI temperature measurement facilitates high accuracy (±0.9° F), and an alarm sounds when a person’s skin temperature exceeds a user-defined threshold. This simple to use, cost effective device is best employed in small applications with a dense customer or personnel base. A built-in, rechargeable, lithium-ion battery lasts more than eight hours in between charging. Smart Motion Detection and Face Detection When mask detection is the top priority, a new 5MP dome camera (N55DY82) gives users an active alarm message when it detects people without masks within its field of view. A wealth of other features, including perimeter protection, people counting, heat mapping, Smart Motion Detection (SMD) and face detection, make this high-performing camera an excellent security solution as well. Highly accurate, it can be paired with a thermal temperature camera for a complete solution. Floor-Standing Digital Signage Dahua’s 55-inch Floor-Standing Digital Signage (DHI-LDV55-INDOOR) complements digital monitoring checkpoints. It offers a 1080p display screen that is customisable to display safety requirements, provide instructions for those preparing to have their temperature measured, or simply point people in the right direction. The digital signage can also be deployed as a component of Dahua’s new flow control solution It supports a wide range of audio and video encoding formats and has built-in media player software and a USB player for displaying advertisements. The digital signage can also be deployed as a component of Dahua’s new flow control solution. This solution helps businesses maintain social distancing protocols and avoid overcrowding while streamlining efforts and reducing manpower for facilities where occupancy is regulated. People-counting camera installed A people-counting camera installed at a restaurant entrance, for example, keeps track of how many people have entered and exited. Working in tandem, the display tells customers when they may enter the restaurant, grocery store, or retail store, or when it is at capacity and they need to wait. The entire solution can integrate with the mask detection camera and thermal temperature solutions for large applications needing to manage a complex set of safety and health requirements. “Convenience and accuracy are important to our customers as they reopen their businesses,” stated Hackenburg, adding “Dahua has risen to the challenge by providing flexible options for a variety of needs and budgets, supporting a more seamless transition into this new way of doing business.”
Dahua Technology, a video-centric, provider of smart IoT solutions, offers a wealth of low-light technology for surveillance in dark or nighttime environments. The latest addition to their wide-ranging line of security cameras for the Dahua USA market is White-light LED Night Colour technology. Dahua Technology USA boasts several different low-light camera models to meet a variety of needs in environments with very low ambient light. Each camera incorporates an ultra-Starlight image sensor, which has a set of optical features to balance light throughout the scene and improve the clarity of the image. Low-light cameras also utilise Smart Image Signal Processing (ISP). Extracting useful information “Smart ISP converts an image into digital form while performing operations that enhance the image and extract useful information. It lets the camera identify and correct imperfections caused by the lens, colour filter, or sensor,” explained Jennifer Hackenburg, senior product marketing manager at Dahua Technology USA. Dahua’s flagship low-light standard, Starlight technology, employs large apertures (maximum f/1.6), in addition to the sensors and Smart ISP described above, to balance light throughout the scene. Together, these technologies let Starlight cameras produce richly coloured, identification-level images without distortion in illumination of 0.004 to 0.009 lux. Starlight cameras have infrared (IR) cut filters that switch to black and white mode when the camera senses that insufficient light is available to reproduce good colour images. When night mode is triggered, the filter disengages, allowing IR as well as visible illumination to reach the image sensor. Achromatic large aperture lens Night Colour does not require a True Day Night IR cut filter; instead it uses a high-performance sensor and ISP The latest advancement in light sensitivity is Night Colour technology. Night Colour cameras use high-performance image sensors that generate exceptional colour images long after an IR camera would have converted to a black and white image. Night Colour does not require a True Day Night IR cut filter; instead it uses a high-performance sensor and ISP, as well as an achromatic large aperture lens, to produce crisp, clear images. This light-sensitive technology allows the camera to capture more available light, creating full-colour images with high detail and contrast. Night Colour requires at least 1 lux of ambient or artificial light. When a visual deterrent to crime is imperative, white-light LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes), are built into Dahua’s new 4MP ePoE Night Colour Network Dome Camera (N45EJ62). Real-time perimeter protection Smart illumination, where the camera automatically activates the LEDs at low lux levels, adjusts exposure time and LED intensity to avoid overexposing the image. The camera performs Dahua’s Analytics+ functions at the edge for complex, real-time perimeter protection surveillance, Smart Motion Detection, and face detection. Enhanced Power over Ethernet (ePoE) extends transmission distances up to eight times over CAT5/CAT6 cables and converts existing, coax‐based analogue systems into IP systems. “Our broad portfolio of low-light cameras gives installers and end-users a variety of options to choose from, based on their individual needs,” commented Hackenburg. “Whether low lux capabilities are most important, or you need advanced technology that enables full colour images in near-complete darkness, Dahua helps security operators see more.”
Dahua Technology USA Inc., a provider of advanced, video-centric, smart IoT solutions, has introduced a new selection of 5MP IP cameras in its cost-efficient Lite Series, incorporating Smart Motion Detection (SMD) technology for ease of set-up, improved accuracy, and fewer false alarms. Smart Motion Detection (SMD) SMD uses an advanced algorithm to differentiate human and vehicular shapes within a scene and send alarms only when a person or vehicle is detected. SMD can be enabled with just one click, allowing the camera to analyse all motion within its view. The camera then filters motion-activated objects depending on what the user wants to see, making searches faster. “Compared with traditional motion detection where lights, animals, rain, and tree movement tend to cause false alarms, Dahua’s SMD feature gives the user highly accurate motion detection with fewer false alarms. No more annoying alarms with useless information,” remarked Jennifer Hackenburg, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Dahua Technology USA. SMD N53A series cameras The SMD N53A series cameras can be paired with Dahua N52 and N54 Series NVRs with upgraded firmware The SMD N53A series cameras can be paired with Dahua N52 and N54 Series NVRs with upgraded firmware to take advantage of the complete SMD solution. With this solution, users can tailor real-time push notifications according to what’s relevant to them and conduct quick target searches based on object classification, date and time. The SMD feature will expand to other models later this year. Quick Target Search, a playback feature, extracts and classifies images of humans and vehicles from video data, making it easy for users to review and retrieve historical information. The SMD cameras are well-suited for environments where limited resources mean fewer onsite security guards. Integrated with IR and Starlight technology The SMD N53A Lite Series offers fixed and vari-focal options in eyeball, dome and bullet-style form factors. These cameras include additional, advanced features that further maximise users’ Return on Investment (ROI), such as Starlight technology for ultra-low-light scenes, True Wide Dynamic Range (120dB), integrated IR, and perimeter protection for customised intrusion detection and tripwire functionality. Additionally, the Smart H.265+ codec reduces bandwidth and storage requirements without compromising image details. “The new SMD cameras represent advanced edge technology that truly reduce false alarms and provide peace of mind,” added Hackenburg. “We’re pleased to be able to provide SMD based on customer needs and help them bring additional value to the end users.”
Dahua Technology, a video-centric smart IoT solution provider, announces the addition of the new StereoVision camera: a 3MP dual-sensor, people-counting camera that incorporates Artificial Intelligence (AI). The camera uses advanced image processing technology for improved depth perception to count people with up to 98% accuracy. The close, side-by-side positioning of the StereoVision camera’s dual lenses allows each sensor to capture images of the same area from slightly different angles, resulting in higher depth perception. The camera then combines real-time people-counting and behaviour analytics with video images. By unifying video surveillance and operational capabilities in one device, the camera helps users make more business operations decisions more efficiently. People-counting cameras Retail environments, museums, sports venues, or other areas where AI can be used to keep track of headcount can all benefit from the StereoVision camera. The camera can monitor capacity during crowded events, send an alert when entry or checkout lines become long, and help reduce loitering by notifying users when visitors idle for a specified period of time. The camera can easily integrate with regional people-counting cameras to give users a better understanding In addition to counting those who enter and exit a location, the camera can easily integrate with regional people-counting cameras to give users a better understanding of how people move throughout the area. “In a retail environment, the StereoVision camera arms managers with valuable information to improve customer service and make merchandising decisions,” adds Jennifer Hackenburg, senior product marketing manager for Dahua Technology USA. “It can gauge areas of interest for product positioning, or measure foot traffic at mall entrances to identify prime retail space, for example.” Wide dynamic range The camera can also analyse data to improve customer conversion rates, such as count the number of people who walk past a store and then compare the data to the number of sales generated. Other features of the camera include a built-in microphone, an onboard SD card slot to store video at the edge, and Dahua Technology’s proprietary Smart H.265+ codec, which saves up to 90% on bandwidth and storage compared to H.264. A low lux level of 0.009, digital wide dynamic range, and Smart IR up to 33 feet ensure reliable performance in low-light, low-contrast, and bright scenes. “Dahua Technology is pleased to present this high-performing AI solution made for business intelligence,” Hackenburg remarked. “By offering cameras that can go beyond basic security, we are able to empower dealers to grow their business by providing their customers with a higher ROI for their security spend.”
The excitement of ISC West 2019 continued until the very end – almost. Exhilarated by the first two busy days of the show, attendees and exhibitors seemed to welcome a slower third day. There were no complaints about booth traffic, and still plenty of thoughtful conversations taking place, everyone determined to maximise the value of face time with customers until the last second. Building an IoT ecosystem in SAST At a show lacking in high-profile new technology announcements, the biggest news is perhaps the possible long-term impact of first-time exhibitor Security and Safety Things (SAST), a Bosch startup. SAST is building a new Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem for the security and safety industry, including an app store, an open and secure camera operating system, a software developer environment, and a portal for integrators. SOCs (system-on-chips inside cameras) are becoming much more capable" Their 1,800-square-foot booth was big for a first-time exhibitor, and the American football theme was well received, as was the substance of the company’s effort to drive innovation in a highly fragmented industry. Seeing actual cameras and apps on display at the ISC West booth is “more real than PowerPoint,” says Hartmut Schaper, CEO of Security and Safety Things (SAST). “For us, seeing is believing,” says Schaper. “It was important for us to show cameras and apps for the first time. People are surprised at how far down the road we are.” “This dynamic will change in the industry,” says Schaper. “SOCs (system-on-chips inside cameras) are becoming much more capable. Soon there will be more processing power on the edge. People will find a way to use the extra processing power.” “Seeing is believing” at the SAST booth at ISC West 2019, where CEO Hartmut Schaper showed several manufacturers’ cameras whose functionality can be expanded using Android apps Developing more apps Several large manufacturers are already involved in the initiative, but there are some holdouts. “We are having ongoing talks with everyone to convince them to join,” Schaper says. “Some of the bigger ones will come around. We are not a camera manufacturer, and not a threat. We are owned by Bosch but are managed completely separately. There will be more and more apps developed, and momentum will increase.” “A year from now we will have successful customers we can talk about, and more camera manufacturers on board,” he says. “This year we are taxiing on the runway, but next year we will have cleared the tarmac and be climbing.” If the approach succeeds, their first appearance at ISC West will be remembered as historic. Future of surveillance cameras Off the show floor, in a nearby meeting room, chip maker Ambarella demonstrated technologies that will be driving the future of video surveillance cameras, including more intelligence at the edge. “People have been using more traditional video analytics approaches, though most of them have been disappointing,” says Chris Day, Ambarella VP of Marketing and Business Development. “What is ground-breaking now is the use of neural networks and real artificial intelligence, which has increased capabilities 100x. "You will see camera products coming out over the next year that are massively better than before. It’s not just incrementally getting better. Cameras will be coming out later this year with analytics that are absolutely amazing based on [the new chips.]” Larry Anderson, editor-in-chief of SecurityInformed.com, talks about Ambarella HDR and Low Light Solutions with Jerome Gigot, Senior Director of Marketing for Ambarella. (Source: Ambarella) New systems-on-chips Ambarella has introduced four new systems-on-chips (SoCs) in the last year, with emphasis on computer vision (video analytics). The newest is the S6LM Camera SoC with 4K imaging technology, unveiled at ISC West. The S6LM includes Ambarella's latest high dynamic range (HDR) and low-light processing technology, highly efficient 4K H.264 and H.265 encoding, multi-streaming, on-chip 360-degree de-warping, cyber-security features, and a quad-core CPU. People shouldn’t forget what a good camera is, and there doesn’t have to be a tradeoff" “With so much focus on AI and computer vision, I’m concerned the industry has taken focus away from low light imaging, wide dynamic range and image quality,” says Day. “You have to see the details in an image. People shouldn’t forget what a good camera is, and there doesn’t have to be a tradeoff, it’s all included in one chip.” From products to systems With a new general manager on board (Daniel Gundlach, formerly of Bosch), FLIR Systems Security Division is continuing its transition from a product company to a solutions provider, removing internal silos to clear the path. FLIR offers a strong end-to-end portfolio for Smart Cities applications, including the TruWITNESS line of body worn cameras and newly acquired Aeryon drones. FLIR’s historical strength as the top thermal imaging provider continues, but today they are much more than a thermal imaging company, offering visible day/night cameras, infrared pan-tilt-zoom cameras, video management systems and other technologies to provide a broader platform. FLIR's Saros security cameras combine multiple security technologies, including thermal sensors, high-resolution visible imaging, IR and visible LED illuminators, onboard analytics and two-way audio and digital input/outputs. Products in critical infrastructure applications In addition to Safe Cities, FLIR installs a range of products in critical infrastructure applications, such as oil and gas and electric utilities. Ports also tend to combine traditional security with an emphasis on perimeter protection, a FLIR strength. Existing perimeter protection applications can open opportunities for the broader platform. For example, installing a complete system in an airport that already uses FLIR’s thermal technology represents “low-hanging fruit” for the company, says Fredrik Wallberg, FLIR Director of Marketing – Security and Intelligent Transportation Systems. Ambarella demonstrates its latest imaging technology for video security during ISC West 2019 (Source: Ambarella) Integrated solutions Bosch's focus At the Bosch booth, there was an emphasis on integrated solutions and the customer experience. A mock retail store setup demonstrated systems such as overhead cameras for people counting and alarm communication to provide an alert if a refrigerator door is left ajar. A wireless panic button generates a silent alarm, communicates with a 2-way radio, and triggers a camera to focus on the area. An AVIOTEK IP camera alarms if there is a fire, based on observing actual flames rather than smoke. A new Bosch fixed dome camera series offers wireless remote commissioning capabilities that reduce installation and set-up time by up to 75 percent. Set-up only takes three steps: install the mounting bracket, connect the cables, and attach the camera module. Commissioning can be done wirelessly or remotely with no need for ladders or lifts. Dahua marks five years in the U.S. An IR illuminator is attached to each lens module to ensure there is always illumination in the field of view Time flies in the security industry, and it has already been five years since the Dahua brand entered the U.S. market. Today the company offers products through ADI and some 20 distributors, and has more than 30 technical consultants and technical support employees and 50 or 60 sales people in the field (including independent rep firms). “We are growing,” says Tim Shen, Director of Marketing at Dahua Technology USA. “It’s exciting for the company.” At ISC West, Dahua introduced a line of Multi-Flex panoramic cameras with lens modules that can be repositioned along an internal track for 180-, 270- or 360-degree views, providing flexibility for integrators. An IR illuminator is attached to each lens module to ensure there is always illumination in the field of view. Cost savings come from ease of installation (one camera instead of four) and only one VMS license (instead of four). AI and night colour cameras Dahua is also emphasising its Night Colour cameras that remain in full colour mode regardless of how dark it gets. There is no IR illumination or IR cut filter – the camera stays in color mode and displays any visible image in colour with as little as 1 lux of illumination. The 2 megapixel version is on display at ISC West, and a 4 megapixel version will come in the fall. A year ago at ISC West, Dahua emphasised its initiatives in artificial intelligence (AI) in order to position the company as a technology leader. This year, the message was more general – ‘Power Through Technology.’ The range of Dahua technologies includes AI, Night Colour, Starlight low-light imaging, fifth-generation HDCVI, and e-POE (Enhanced Power over Ethernet). Dahua USA's Director of Marketing says "the market itself likes AI", and expects more AI applications to follow (Source: Dahua USA's LinkedIn) “When we present AI to customers, they are happy, but when it comes to the budget they don’t have it,” says Shen. “The market itself likes AI, and it’s very much a buzzword. But we still need a proof of concept that it can do something good for end users. We need time to develop broader applications. The ‘smart retail’ market and education are good places to start.” he says. “AI is for project business,” adds Jennifer Hackenburg, Dahua’s Senior Product Marketing Manager. “Projects that are looking at AI haven’t come to fruition yet; they are still in the pipeline. It’s not for your everyday business. They are implementing it, but not as fast.” Access control beyond doors Access control should extend beyond doors. That’s the message I heard at the ASSA ABLOY booth, which displayed a variety of physical locks and intelligent access systems. An example is traffic cabinets, those metal boxes in public locations that could potentially be accessed to invade an internal network. ASSA ABLOY emphasises the need to secure the variety of enclosures, cabinets, drawers and small spaces ASSA ABLOY emphasises the need to secure the variety of enclosures, cabinets, drawers and small spaces throughout an enterprise. The company’s ‘security continuum’ message draws attention to the need for the right level of security for the right opening, using existing infrastructure as well as new electronic technologies. “Customers face a combination of non-traditional access control and questions on how they can secure things that are not doors,” says David Corbin, ASSA ABLOY Director of Access Control Accessories. The security message is resonating beyond the traditional security department to involve other stakeholders in an enterprise, including IT directors. There is new awareness of vulnerabilities that have been there forever, such as traffic cabinets that can be opened with a key purchased on eBay.
Dahua Technology, a video-centric smart IoT solution and service provider, announces the addition of two new multi-sensor cameras to its IP product line. The latest addition to Dahua Technology’s multi-sensor family is the Multi-flex (DH-IPC-PDBW5831N-B360). The 4x2MP Multi-sensor Camera was built for flexibility and evolving customer change-requirements. The unique, future-proof platform of the Multi-flex provides organisations of all sizes the ability to deploy a security system that truly matches their video surveillance needs now; and again if requirements change in the future. Integrated IR illuminators The Multi-flex offers Enhanced Starlight Technology so that images remain in colour for a longer period of time The camera offers advanced streaming capabilities and are designed on an efficient H.265 encoding platform capable of delivering high quality video without straining the network. With the Dahua Smart H.264+ / H.265+ optimised codec, a higher savings on bandwidth and storage is realised. With its ground-breaking flexibility to simultaneously move each sensor module around the camera’s internal track for 180-, 270-, or 360-degree fields of view, and its integrated IR illuminators, at up to 98 feet (30 meters), the Multi-flex can be configured to minimise blind spots for improved situational awareness. Regardless of the time of day, this camera is ideal for applications with challenging lighting conditions. The Multi-flex offers Enhanced Starlight Technology so that images remain in colour for a longer period of time (0.005 lux). Changing lighting conditions The camera combines a true day/night mechanical IR cut filter for high quality images in environments with changing lighting conditions. For applications with bright or over saturated lighting, true wide dynamic range delivers up to 120 dB at full resolution on channel 1 and digital wide dynamic range on channels 2-4. Power can be supplied via a single Power-over-Ethernet compliant network cable (PoE+) or with power from a 24V AC, 3 A power supply. “The Multi-flex’s name refers to the sheer amount of flexibility it gives to the end-user,” Jennifer Hackenburg, Senior Product Marketing Manager, noted. “Dahua Technology built this high-performing camera to make security solutions more flexible, easier to use, and more cost-efficient.” Dual-sensor dome camera Dahua Technology’s new Dual-Sensor Dome Camera (DH-IPC-HDBW4231FN-E2-M) functions as two individual cameras in one compact indoor/outdoor rated housing. The camera has two independent, 2MP, STARVIS CMOS sensors with dual-stream encoding (per sensor) and the Dahua Intelligent Video System (IVS) analytics, including facial detection. Power can be supplied via a single Power-over-Ethernet compliant network cable (PoE) or with power from a 12 VDC power supply Additional highlights include IR distance of up to 66 feet (20 meters), Basic Starlight Technology for scenes with low-light conditions (0.009 lux), and True Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) at 120 dB for challenging direct sunlight or glare. Power can be supplied via a single Power-over-Ethernet compliant network cable (PoE) or with power from a 12 VDC power supply. Configure multiple cameras “Multi-sensor cameras are designed to streamline an application for higher efficiency, less maintenance and a lower total cost of ownership,” Hackenburg explained. “Multi-sensors have a pleasing aesthetic due to their compact housing, and there’s less clutter because there’s no need to install multiple-single sensor cameras.” Dahua Technology’s Multi-flex and Dual-Sensor offer an interface that allows for an intuitive, fast, and easy configuration; while the Smart PSS tool enables users to quickly configure multiple cameras at one time. Both cameras are ONVIF compliant, providing interoperability between network video products regardless of manufacturer. Additionally, only one VMS license is required, saving even more on your investment. See Dahua Technology’s new multi-sensors, along with a wealth of other innovative video surveillance solutions, at booth #14039 at ISC West, April 10-12, in Las Vegas.
Dahua Technology, a video surveillance solutions provider, announces two new additions to its eco-friendly patented enhanced Power over Ethernet (ePoE) product family. The DH-IPC-HFW4239TN-ASE 2MP Fixed Bullet and the DH-IPC-HDBW4239RN-ASE 2MP Fixed Dome are the latest offerings in the industry’s most flexible line of devices, enabling extended long-range transmissions and allowing for the interchangeability of devices regardless of infrastructure. Dahua Night Color Technology cameras use a high-performance sensor and ISP and an achromatic, large aperture lens (F1.0) to produce crisp, clear colour images in low-light environments. This light-sensitive technology allows the camera to remain in Color Mode and to capture more available light to reproduce colour images with superior detail and contrast in applications with at least 1 lux of ambient or artificial light. Truly covert surveillance DH-IPC-HFW4239TN-ASE 2MP Fixed Bullet and the DH-IPC-HDBW4239RN-ASE 2MP Fixed Dome do not require external IR or white-light illumination Night Color Technology cameras are recommended for applications where saturated, full-colour images are produced in very low ambient light applications. The achromatic lens coupled with a large aperture is far superior to a traditional lens used in surveillance cameras for multi-colour ‘white-light’ imaging. The DH-IPC-HFW4239TN-ASE 2MP Fixed Bullet and the DH-IPC-HDBW4239RN-ASE 2MP Fixed Dome do not require external IR or white-light illumination, for truly covert surveillance. Night Color Technology is also an economical option, consuming 1/3 to 1/2 of the wattage required by cameras with IR illumination. Dahua’s Night Color Technology Network dome or bullet cameras incorporate back-illuminated pixel technology and a 1/2.8-inch STARVIS CMOS sensor to deliver crisp, clear colour images suitable for identification-level monitoring. Plug-and-play solution “Our two new Night Color Technology ePoE cameras are high-performing solutions made for low-light deployments,” said Jennifer Hackenburg, Sr. Product Manager at Dahua North America. “With many very low light scenarios requiring the ability to identify the colour of clothing or a vehicle, this new camera not only provides full colour in very low-light, it requires no LEDs or IR cut filter, making the entire solution more cost-effective and power-saving.” In addition to the superior low-light performance, the Night Color Technology cameras feature Dahua’s innovative enhanced Power over Ethernet technology, a plug-and-play solution that transmits power and data over long distances via Ethernet or coaxial cables. ePoE technology uses advanced modulation to transmit video, data, and power up to 800 m (2624 ft) at 10 Mbps via a single CAT5E cable or up to 1,000 m (3281 ft) via a standard RG59 coaxial cable. Decreasing cost of ownership Smart H.265+ and Smart H.264+ dual codec save on both storage and bandwidth decreasing cost of ownership and creating a more cost-effective solution For video security and surveillance installers, ePoE technology saves time and money by reducing overall cabling requirements, allowing for existing coaxial cable to be used, and minimising the number of peripheral devices needed. For new installations, ePoE offers the ability to design long-distance applications without the need for additional repeaters. The Dahua Night Color Technology cameras offer the same advanced features as other Dahua IP cameras. The cameras feature on-board Intelligent Video System (IVS) analytics. The Smart H.265+ and Smart H.264+ dual codec save on both storage and bandwidth decreasing cost of ownership and creating a more cost-effective solution. The dual codec offers versatility for customers who require backwards compatibility. The DH-IPC-HFW4239TN-ASE 2MP Fixed Bullet and the DH-IPC-HDBW4239RN-ASE 2MP Fixed Dome include True Wide Dynamic Range and 3D Dynamic Noise Reduction for clearer images even in environments with strong lighting, glares, or shadows. With ONVIF conformance, both devices provide interoperability between network products. The on-board SD card slot stores data directly on the camera as a failsafe if the network were to go down, while the compact design’s small footprint gives integrators and end-users flexibility in installation.
Dahua Technology USA, a video surveillance solutions provider, will showcase an all-new line of HDCVI 4.0 cameras and recorders at this year’s ISC West in Las Vegas. Bringing six new 4K camera models to the market, the cameras will offer the highest over-coax resolution on the market. Incorporating the latest technology advancements, the HDCVI 4K camera provides numerous benefits by combining superior image resolution and functionality with simplicity of installation and implementation. These cameras feature a new generation of ISP chip technology, developed by Dahua Technology and optimised for video surveillance applications. The in-house chip coupled with leveraging existing coax infrastructures serve to lower the total cost of ownership for the consumer (TCO). Dahua Technology’s latest advancement of the HDCVI 4K line of cameras features Starlight Technology that produces colour images in low light applications Highest over-coax imaging resolution HDCVI 4K cameras have four times the resolution of 1080p with an approximate 16:9 aspect ratio, which represents the highest over-coax imaging resolution in the industry. Dahua Technology’s latest advancement of the HDCVI 4K line of cameras features Starlight Technology that produces colour images in low light applications (down to 0.005 lux). This is a powerful draw for any application looking for high-resolution video, such as financial and various facilities with mission-critical operations that demand high-resolution video over coax infrastructure. “Dahua Technology’s all new line of HDCVI 4K products will change the industry by not only offering 4K over coax, but also offering the first 8-channel and 16-channel HDCVI Digital Video Recorders that record 4K resolution on each channel,” said Jennifer Hackenburg, sr. product manager at Dahua Technology USA. “We look forward to showcasing these new products at ISC West 2018.” Here are some of the key features of Dahua Technology’s all-new line of HDCVI 4K Cameras: Long-distance video transmission The use of network-based 4K technologies presents a challenge for applications that are not equipped to transmit large amounts of data over conventional IP infrastructure at long distances. Fortunately, the HDCVI Standard enables analogue video transmission at impressive distances without requiring the use of repeaters – and enables the transmission of video, audio, and data all over a single RG6 coax cable. The technology enables transmission of 4K-quality video over coax of distances up to 700m (RG6), 500m (RG-59), or 300m using CAT6 cabling. The new A82A Series of HDCVI 4K cameras are ideal for surveillance of large areas, capturing video with wide-angle overviews Wide coverage area and improved audio Available in bullet, dome, and eyeball form factors, the new A82A Series of HDCVI 4K cameras are ideal for surveillance of large areas, capturing video with wide-angle overviews and multiple focus points while maintaining the ability to digitally zoom and focus on ﬁne details. The A82A series is equipped with broadcast quality audio. Plus, the Eyeball and Bullet models offer a built-in microphone. Lower cost and flexibility HDCVI 4.0 technology lowers total cost of ownership (TCO) by leveraging existing infrastructure. By simplifying system design and mitigating rip-and-replacement costs to install new IP infrastructure, HDCVI 4.0 4K cameras can increase performance at a lower overall cost. Plus, the cameras feature a convenient multi-format video output cable on the camera’s pigtail to make switching between AHD, TVI, and CVBS as well as existing HDCVI systems easy. Data security HDCVI cameras do not transmit data over a network, allowing the video feeds from these devices to be better protected against hacking. For organisations that require a hardwired system to ensure data security, HDCVI 4K cameras deployed over coax infrastructure offer the ideal high-resolution surveillance solution. The recorder supports IP video signals, up to 8 MB per channel, and its Smart H.265+/H.264+ video compression ensures efficient storage management Storage solution with HDCVI 4.0 XVR Dahua Technology is the first to market with an 8-channel and 16-channel recorder that records 4K video on each channel. This Penta-brid recorder supports HDCVI, AHD, TVI, and CVBS video signals and automatically detects the incoming format for easy setup and configuration. The recorder also supports IP video signals, up to 8 MB per channel, and its Smart H.265+/H.264+ video compression ensures efficient storage management. Users can enjoy greater system functionality than would otherwise be possible on an analogue system. Some other intelligent features are intrusion detection, virtual tripwire, detection of missing and abandoned objects, and detection of a scene change. The addition of these smart analytics can dramatically improve overall surveillance and security for virtual application at any facility location.
Dahua Technology USA, a global video surveillance solutions provider, will showcase an all-new line of HDCVI 4.0 cameras and recorders at this year’s ISC West 2018 in Las Vegas. Bringing six new 4K camera models to the market, the cameras will offer the highest over-coax resolution on the market. Incorporating the latest technology advancements, the HDCVI 4K camera provides numerous benefits by combining superior image resolution and functionality with simplicity of installation and implementation. These cameras feature a new generation of ISP chip technology, developed by Dahua Technology and optimised for video surveillance applications. The in-house chip coupled with leveraging existing coax infrastructures serve to lower the total cost of ownership for the consumer (TCO).HDCVI cameras are a powerful draw for recording high-resolution video at facilities with mission-critical operations HDCVI 4K cameras HDCVI 4K cameras have four times the resolution of 1080p with an approximate 16:9 aspect ratio, which represents the highest over-coax imaging resolution in the industry. Dahua Technology’s latest advancement of the HDCVI 4K line of cameras features Starlight Technology that produces color images in low light applications (down to 0.005 lux). This is a powerful draw for any application looking for high-resolution video, such as financial and various facilities with mission-critical operations that demand high-resolution video over coax infrastructure. “Dahua Technology’s all new line of HDCVI 4K products will change the industry by not only offering 4K over coax, but also offering the first 8-channel and 16-channel HDCVI Digital Video Recorders that record 4K resolution on each channel,” said Jennifer Hackenburg, sr. product manager at Dahua Technology USA. “We look forward to showcasing these new products at ISC West 2018.” Here are some of the key features of Dahua Technology’s all-new line of HDCVI 4K Cameras:The A82A series is equipped with broadcast quality audio, and the Eyeball and Bullet models offer a built-in microphone Long-distance video transmission The use of network-based 4K technologies presents a challenge for applications that are not equipped to transmit large amounts of data over conventional IP infrastructure at long distances. Fortunately, the HDCVI Standard enables analogue video transmission at impressive distances without requiring the use of repeaters – and enables the transmission of video, audio, and data all over a single RG6 coax cable. The technology enables transmission of 4K-quality video over coax of distances up to 700m (RG6), 500m (RG-59), or 300m using CAT6 cabling. Available in bullet, dome, and eyeball form factors, the new A82A Series of HDCVI 4K cameras are ideal for surveillance of large areas, capturing video with wide-angle overviews and multiple focus points while maintaining the ability to digitally zoom and focus on ﬁne details. The A82A series is equipped with broadcast quality audio. Plus, the Eyeball and Bullet models offer a built-in microphone. HDCVI 4.0 technology HDCVI 4.0 technology lowers total cost of ownership (TCO) by leveraging existing infrastructure. By simplifying system design and mitigating rip-and-replacement costs to install new IP infrastructure, HDCVI 4.0 4K cameras can increase performance at a lower overall cost. Plus, the cameras feature a convenient multi-format video output cable on the camera’s pigtail to make switching between AHD, TVI, and CVBS as well as existing HDCVI systems easy.The addition of smart analytics can dramatically improve overall surveillance and security for virtual application at any facility location Data security and smart analytics HDCVI cameras do not transmit data over a network, allowing the video feeds from these devices to be better protected against hacking. For organisations that require a hardwired system to ensure data security, HDCVI 4K cameras deployed over coax infrastructure offer the ideal high-resolution surveillance solution. Dahua Technology is the first to market with an 8-channel and 16-channel recorder that records 4K video on each channel. This Penta-brid recorder supports HDCVI, AHD, TVI, and CVBS video signals and automatically detects the incoming format for easy setup and configuration. The recorder also supports IP video signals, up to 8 MB per channel, and its smart H.265+/H.264+ video compression ensures efficient storage management. Users can enjoy greater system functionality than would otherwise be possible on an analog system. Some other intelligent features are intrusion detection, virtual tripwire, detection of missing and abandoned objects, and detection of a scene change. The addition of these smart analytics can dramatically improve overall surveillance and security for virtual application at any facility location.
Dahua Technology USA, a video surveillance solutions provider, will showcase a new line of multi-sensor IP cameras incorporating the latest technology advancements at ISC West 2018 in Las Vegas. Solidifying Dahua Technology’s strong commitment to its customers, they will debut three state-of-the-art multi-sensor options providing better image resolution, application customisation and improved total cost of ownership for the consumer (TCO). The camera delivers a single stitched 180-degree panoramic view without distortion and can display four individual HD views at the same time Panoramic multi-sensor bullet camera Delivering the ultimate performance in panoramic camera offerings, the panoramic multi-sensor bullet camera (DH-IPC-PF83230N-A180) will house four individual 8MP sensors with 4.5mm lenses. Providing the same coverage that would typically be provided by multiple standard cameras in the same setting, the multi-sensor minimises maintenance, cabling and support costs, as well as installation time. The camera delivers a single stitched 180-degree panoramic view without distortion and can display four individual HD views at the same time. These cameras are well suited for education, retail and both commercial and residential verticals where higher resolution at an affordable price is a crucial objective. DH-IPC-PDBW5831N-B360 multi-sensor camera The second multi-sensor camera (DH-IPC-PDBW5831N-B360) offers four individual 2MP sensors, each with a vari-focal 3-8mm motorised lens. This innovative flexible multi-sensor camera allows the four sensors to be independently positioned anywhere on the track for enhanced customisation and requires only one Ethernet and one power supply cable, thus minimising maintenance, cabling, support costs, and installation time. The IPC-PDBW5831N-B360 is an ideal solution for casinos, banks, retail spaces, and commercial/residential areas where multiple scenes must be monitored simultaneously. The DH-IPC-HDBW4231FN-E2 camera is perfect for a long hallway, corridor or the entrance to a building for capturing details from both directions Integrated Smart IR The third multi-sensor camera (DH-IPC-HDBW4231FN-E2) features dual low-light 2MP sensors each with a 2.8mm lens and integrated Smart IR up to 65ft (20m). This camera is perfect for a long hallway, corridor or the entrance to a building for capturing details from both directions. The camera allows the end user to minimise maintenance, cabling, and support costs, as well as installation time. This multi-sensor camera is ideal for locations where a customised solution is needed for the safety of at-risk occupants is essential such as educational, correctional, commercial and residential verticals. Built-in Video System (IVS) analytics Most of the new multi-sensor cameras offer True Wide Dynamic Range (120 dB) (all except for PF83230), a True Day/Night IR Cut Filter, H.265 and H.264 dual codecs, and built-in Intelligent Video System (IVS) analytics (all except for PF83230), all enclosed by an IP67-rated weather-resistant housing. “Dahua Technology continues to strive to identify customer challenges and develop new technology that bring these solutions to the US market. Our expanding line of multi-sensor cameras continue the Dahua Technology tradition of providing high performance, high-value solutions the market is looking for,” said Jennifer Hackenburg, Sr. product manager at Dahua Technology USA.
Dahua Technology USA, a manufacturer of video surveillance solutions, has launched its proprietary Enhanced Power Over Ethernet (ePoE) to combat the limited transmission distances inherent to standard network devices. “ePoE will boost the functionality of a video surveillance system thanks to improved transmission distances,” said Jennifer Hackenburg, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Dahua Technology USA. “By extending the transmission capability of each individual camera in a security system, a greater number of costly repeaters can be eliminated, making long distance video surveillance achievable for those working with limited budgets.” Dahua ePoE lineup The ePoE lineup includes cameras, switches, and recorders ideal for applications with long distance transmission requirements. These network devices allow for data transmission up to 2625ft (800m) without repeaters, providing a lower total cost of ownership to users who require long transmission distances without interruption. Additionally, the new ePoE devices promote seamless analog to IP migration, using coaxial cable to integrate Dahua’s ePoE IP cameras with Dahua’s Ethernet over Coax (EoC) passive converter for a pure IP solution. Dahua is first-to-market with this analogue-to-IP integrated solution for video surveillance with long range transmission. Because ePoE has the ability to convert coaxial cabling to a full network solution via Power over Coax (PoC), it eliminates the need for a separate power supply cable when utilising coaxial infrastructure. This is a simple and effective solution that delivers seamless plug and play installation, significantly reducing the cost of upgrading from analogue to IP. The ePoE cameras are compatible with Dahua’s Pro Series ePoE 16-channel NVR “This is another example of Dahua’s commitment to building user-friendly, flexible video surveillance solutions to improve safety and security for a wide range of end-users,” explained Hackenburg. ePoE network cameras ePoE network cameras extend connectivity beyond the IP standard distance of 328ft (100m). Both fixed (2.8mm and 3.6mm) and vari-focal (2.7mm-13.5mm) options are available in dome, bullet, and eyeball form factors. The cameras have Intelligent Video System (IVS) analytics including tripwire, intrusion detection, and detection of abandoned or missing objects. They also feature Dahua’s innovative Smart H.265+ compression codec, which reduces bandwidth and storage requirements by up to 80% compared to standard H.264. The ePoE cameras are compatible with Dahua’s Pro Series ePoE 16-channel NVR. Combined with a powerful processor with up to 4K resolution and long transmission distances (800m/10Mbps or 300m/100Mbps over CAT5 or coaxial cable), the all-in-one ePoE NVR adds flexibility and cost savings when connected with ePoE cameras. Long distance PoE transmission The device is available with multiple options for storage capacity––up to 24 TB—and supports H.265 decoding at up to sixteen channels at 1080p or four channels at 4K for live view or playback. Additionally, the ePoE NVR is backwards compatible with standard Ethernet or PoE cameras and switches. The ePoE network switch has four ePoE ports that support long-distance PoE transmission when connected with Dahua ePoE cameras and NVRs. With plug-and-play functionality, no configuration is required. The switch’s industrial-grade design allows it to operate within a wide operation temperature range (-22°F ~ 149°F) and high-level lightning protection. This highly-flexible device is also compatible with non-ePoE network cameras. Visit Dahua at Booth 4145 at the ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits in Dallas, Texas, September 26- 28, and see the new ePoE line along with other new and innovative products from Dahua.
Dahua Technology USA, a manufacturer of video surveillance solutions, will be showcasing its cutting-edge HDCVI multi-sensor camera at ASIS 2017 in Dallas, Texas, as part of a full portfolio of innovative multi-sensor models. HDCVI multi-sensor camera features Dahua’s HDCVI multi-sensor camera brings wide panoramic views in high definition to coaxial infrastructure. The durable, high-performing device features three individual 2MP sensors in an all-in-one IP67 weather resistant indoor/outdoor housing. It has an IR illumination distance of up to 66 feet and a transmission distance of up to 1640 feet over RG59 coaxial cable. “Dahua expanded our multi-sensor family with the addition of the HDCVI model because multi-sensor cameras are becoming a popular choice for an increasing variety of installations,” commented Jennifer Hackenburg, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Dahua Technology USA. “Multi-sensors were once regarded as niche components of large, exterior surveillance systems but we are seeing a greater need for them for interior surveillance. They’re well-suited for hospitals and school buildings, for example.” Fewer cameras for lower costs Because a multi-sensor camera provides the same coverage that would typically be provided by multiple standard cameras, fewer cameras are required. This makes for a less conspicuous camera presence, not to mention a reduction in cost of installation, maintenance, and VMS licence. Dahua also offers four network multi-sensor cameras: a bullet camera with four 2MP sensors (PFW8800N), a bullet camera with three 2MP sensors (PFW8601N), a dome camera with four 2 MP sensors (PDBW8800N), and an all-in-one multi-sensor/PTZ hybrid (PSD81602N). The all-in-one camera boasts eight 2MP sensors integrated with a 2MP PTZ, an exceptional choice for 360-degree awareness. In addition to an array of form factors, the network multi-sensor family encompasses an impressive set of features that includes Smart H.265+ compression, Starlight technology for ultra-low light sensitivity, and Intelligent Video System (IVS) analytics. For more information about Dahua’s multi-sensors visit the Dahua booth, #4145, at the ASIS show from September 26- 28.
Video surveillance solutions manufacturer Dahua introduces new specialty cameras for the critical infrastructure vertical at ASIS 2017, including explosion-proof devices and a network positioning system. Critical infrastructure market “Critical infrastructure is a market that has very specialised needs for video surveillance – there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution,” commented Jennifer Hackenburg, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Dahua Technology USA. “Dahua’s R&D team is continually innovating new products that meet the high requirements of these verticals and help keep people and assets safe.” Dahua’s explosion-proof cameras offer a combination of rugged reliability and superior optics, an ideal fit for surveillance of explosive and corrosive environments, including chemical plants, refineries, and other facilities in the oil and gas industry. This explosion-proof series of cameras are housed in enclosures that are certified to the ATEX and IECEx standards for equipment in explosive atmospheres. Each explosion-proof camera features Dahua’s Starlight technology for ultra low-light sensitivity and high-definition sensors that deliver crisp, clear images in real-time. They are IP68-rated to prevent water and dust ingress. Dahua Starlight IR NPS The Dahua Starlight IR Network Positioning System delivers HD images in real-time with pin-point accuracy even in corrosive and volatile environments, making it the camera of choice for critical infrastructure applications. These cameras provide positional accuracy to 0.1°, 24/7 touring capabilities, and up to 300 presets for superior coverage over a wide area; and its Starlight technology ensures colour images in near total darkness. The Dahua Positioning System with integrated Intelligent Video System (IVS) analytics, auto-tracking, and IR illumination provide an all-in-one video surveillance solution. Visit Dahua at Booth 4145 at the ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits in Dallas, Texas, September 26- 28, and see these cameras, along with other new and innovative products from Dahua.
Dahua Technology USA, a manufacturer of video surveillance solutions, has added five new fisheye cameras to its product portfolio, including the world’s first 4K fisheye for coaxial infrastructure. HD and UHD imaging The latest in HD and UHD imaging combined with fisheye technology provides exceptional detail for applications that require broad coverage. Dahua’s proprietary HD-over-coax technology adds even more innovation to the mix, with the 4MP Pro Series HDCVI fisheye (A42AR2) and the 4K Ultra Series HDCVI fisheye (A83AR6). The 4K HDCVI fisheye is the first fisheye in the industry to use coaxial infrastructure. HDCVI allows for transmission of HD and UHD images over coaxial cabling at distances of up to 1640 feet. This maximises investment in legacy infrastructure by delivering forensic-level images without the need to rip and replace cabling. The 4K and 4MP HDCVI fisheye cameras are equipped with multiple edge dewarping modes and provide a 180° / 360° view that eliminates blind spots. Network fisheye cameras Dahua is also bringing three network fisheye cameras into the Ultra Series lineup: two 6MP options (N68BR4 and N68BR4V) and a 12MP model (NK8BR4). The N68BR4 model offers edge dewarping, while the N68BR4V model has client-side dewarping. The N68BR4V also incorporates Panomorph technology from ImmerVision Enables®, an industry leader in 360° solutions and applications. Its optics increase the pixels of the target image, improving the resolution of objects at the edge of the field of view. Dahua is also bringing three network fisheye camerasinto the Ultra Series lineup “Fisheye cameras allow for exceptional situational awareness,” remarked Jennifer Hackenburg, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Dahua Technology USA. “Advanced technology is alleviating previous limitations on clarity throughout the entire image.” Greater versatility in product line Other benefits of the new network fisheye cameras are STARVIS sensors for superior low-light capability, true day/night IR cut filters for varying lighting conditions, and Intelligent Video System (IVS) analytics for more efficient monitoring. These cameras also feature Dahua’s innovative Smart H.265+ compression codec, which reduces bandwidth and storage requirements by up to 80% compared to standard H.264. “Dahua’s new fisheye models bring greater versatility into our product line,” Hackenburg commented. “We’re aiming to provide our customers and end-users with high-performing and cost-effective cameras whether they’re working with an analogue system or IP.” Visit Dahua at Booth 4145 at the ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits in Dallas, Texas, September 26- 28, and see these cameras, along with other new and innovative products from Dahua.
The new HDCVI 3.0 DVR features Penta-brid support and Smart H.264+ compression Dahua Technology, a high-value, total security solutions provider, released its next-generation XVR Series digital video recorder (DVR) under the HDCVI 3.0 technology solutions family. Simple plug-and-play installation HDCVI 3.0 by Dahua is a technology that breathes new life into aging analogue video surveillance systems, bringing HD quality video and IP functionality to long-distance transmissions over coax cable. With simple plug-and-play installation, HDCVI 3.0 offers exceptional value by offering broad compatibility with many technologies. This includes intelligent functions comparable to those available in IP systems and higher resolutions, such as Ultra HD (UHD) or 4K. The new 1080p XVR Series DVRs feature Penta-brid compatibility for the five most popular industry standards—IP, CVI, Analog, AHD, and TVI. Until now, once an analogue standard was chosen, the customer was committed to using the same standard throughout the entire video surveillance system. Dahua provides the compatibility that customers require for more simplicity. Dahua’s Penta-brid XVR Series offers customers more flexibility and choices when adding or replacing system components. Smart H.264+ video compression An additional feature of Dahua’s XVR is the new Smart H.264+ codec. The dual-stream video compression provides a savings of up to 70 percent bandwidth and storage when compared to standard H.264. As a result, video surveillance systems can retain more information for longer periods of time without sacrificing image quality. "One of the biggest challenges of converting analogue systems to HD is the variety of platforms found in older coax systems” “One of the biggest challenges of converting analogue systems to HD is the variety of platforms found in older coax systems,” said Jennifer Hackenburg, Product Marketing Manager, Dahua Technology USA. “Dahua’s latest generation HDCVI 3.0 DVR addresses this problem for a streamlined open-source solution that integrates with the most widely-used technologies on the market.” Key features The Dahua X21A Series features 720p real-time and 1080p 15fps recording, HDMI/VGA simultaneous video output, 4-, 8-, and 16-channel options, GRID interface, smart search, and 1 SATA HDD up to 6TB. The Dahua X22A Series features 720p real-time and 1080p 15fps recording, HDMI/VGA simultaneous video output, 16-channels, GRID interface, smart search, and 2 SATA HDD up to 6TB. The Dahua X32A Series features 1080p real-time recording, HDMI/VGA simultaneous video output, 4-, 8-, and 16-channel options, GRID interface, smart search, and 2 SATA HDD up to 6TB. ONVIF Version 2.4 conformance All XVR models support multi-brand network cameras up to 1080p resolution with ONVIF Version 2.4 conformance. Other features include: 3D intelligent positioning with Dahua PTZ dome cameras, up to 5MP resolution per channel, Smart play, POS, and P2P. “Dahua is the industry trailblazer in HD analogue technology, so it’s great to announce a flexible, next-generation HDCVI 3.0 DVR that will help organisations breathe new life into existing coax systems,” said Hackenburg.
The Dahua HDCVI 3.0 DVR offers Smart H.264+ codec dual-stream video compression to save up to 70 percent on bandwidth and storage compared to standard H.264 Dahua Technology, a high-value, total security solutions provider, is now shipping a next-generation analogue HD total solution, including two 4MP cameras and a 4MP DVR with 4- / 8- and 16-channel options, to bring outstanding image quality to outdated analogue coax cabling. Excellent image quality Available in both bullet and eyeball housing, the versatile yet powerful HDCVI 3.0 cameras offer high performance, reliability, and overall ease of use. The cameras are embedded with an IR cut filter for various lighting conditions and industry-leading wide dynamic range (WDR) technology (120dB). This allows important details to easily be captured in scenes with both bright and dark areas, providing excellent images at any time of day. Seamless video recording Also available is a companion 4MP tribrid DVR featuring seamless video recording from HDCVI, CVBS, and IP sources simultaneously. The Dahua HDCVI 3.0 DVR offers Smart H.264+ codec dual-stream video compression to save up to 70 percent on bandwidth and storage compared to standard H.264. HD analogue technology “As a pioneer in HD analogue technology, Dahua is dedicated to developing solutions that bring high video quality to aging coax cabling systems,” said Jennifer Hackenburg, Product Marketing Manager, Dahua Technology USA. “Once again, we’re breaking new ground with the introduction of HDCVI 3.0 solutions that can be used stand-alone or bundled to bring the most cutting edge HD analogue technology to the market.”