Whether Buying or Installing Surveillance Cameras…Going Cookie-Cutter is a Liability

Each application will dictate what type of surveillance camera should be used. Different applications may require different manufacturers, megapixels, HD-CVI technology, or features.

A few things need to be considered:

Camera Placement
Wired or Wireless
Power over Ethernet (PoE)
Camera Housing
Coverage
Pixels Per Foot (PPF)
Low Light Scenes
Image Processing
Wide Dynamic Range
Bright Light
Backlight
Lighting Changes
Frame Rate
Camera Form Factor
Lens Quality
Angle of Subject to Camera
Resolution
Megapixel or HD Analog
Day/Night
IR LED
Video Compression
Motion Activation
Minimizing Compression
Artifacts
DoF (Depth of Field)
Axis Security Camera P3346

CAMERA PLACEMENT

It Means Everything

Axis Security Camera M3007-PV

HD Megapixel IP Cameras

IP security cameras have become the norm in the security industry. Here are some facts about IP security cameras:

Network cameras can use either a wired IP network, or a wireless IP network.
IP-based video surveillance can transport digital video, digital audio, and digital meta data.
IP security cameras can be powered by Power-over-Ethernet, or PoE for short, and a 12 volt DC adapter power cable.
IP surveillance cameras can be monitored and recorded virtually from anywhere when using a local area network (LAN) or a wide area network (WAN).
Network Video can be stored at the camera, via a SD card, near the camera, using network attached storage (NAS), or at the recorder (NVR), archived via a SAN, NAS, etc.
IP cameras can be programmed to only record an event, whether scheduled or triggered.
IP cameras can also be programmed via Intelligent Video Functionalities, allowing for video motion detection, active tampering alarm, audio detection, tripwire, and various 3rd part applications that can people count and heat map.
Additionally, HDTV IP surveillance cameras have built in processors that convert and compress the video stream before sending it to the Network Video Recorder (DVR).

High Definition Analog Cameras

If you have existing coaxial cable on your property, then you have no need to change out cabling for a new HD surveillance system. HD analog technology is a simple upgrade to HD 720p, or 1080p, by using your existing legacy analog cabling.

Like with IP camera systems, you can record based on a motion event, to save hard drive space, be notified when an event happens, and be able to playback the video remotely from your smartphone or tablet.

Security Camera HD-CVI Technology

HD Analog Camera Advantages

They have a lower cost than IP cameras and do not need to be encoded.
They use existing coaxial cable, have lower operational cost, and there is not need to change out cabling for an HD system.
They have long distance HD transmission up to 500 meters, while IP camera transmit up to 100 meters.
They also have the ability to send 3 signals over coaxial cable; HD video, audio, and data.

LONG DISTANCE CAMERA RUNS

Wireless, Fiber, or Coax?

Axis Security Camera p3384

Video Analytics

Enhance your video surveillance capabilities with video analytics. Our customers can benefit from efficient detection capabilities, resulting in fewer false alarms, and missed incidents along with more effective investigative features. Get real-time video alerts when an incident happens.

 

We offer analytics that are embedded in the NVR or run in the cameras themselves.  We have analytic solutions for large, medium and small businesses.

Motion Detection

For motion detection, typically in areas that are supposed to be empty.

Examples:

After Hours

Parking Lots

Construction Sites

Virtual Tripwire/Fence

Protects you from attempts to pass a specific area.

Examples:

Fenced-off area

Entryway to a specific room

Too close to the safe

Loitering Detection

Detect suspicious behavior in areas where loitering may pose a security issue.

Examples:

Suspicious bags left behind

Loitering in specific areas at certain times

Parks, Parking Lots, Loading Docks, etc.