VIVOTEK cameras capture the UK’s Wild Side

Renowned producer and wildlife photographer, Simon King, has revealed that he uses VIVOTEK Security Cameras to capture footage of animals in various locations around the UK. Simon has created, filmed, directed and presented an array of award winning TV programmes and films, including Springwatch, Big Cat Diary and Planet Earth; so he knows a thing or two about the importance of capturing the moment perfectly.

VIVOTEK’s IP8332-C and IP8152 cameras play a pivotal role in his work filming a variety of wildlife including kingfishers, badgers, kites and otters. The IP8332-C, a bullet-style network IP CCTV Security Camera designed for diverse outdoor applications, features a 1-megapixel CMOS sensor and a removable IR-cut filter for day and night functionality, which enables high quality and high resolution video to be captured. In order to withstand harsh outdoor environments, the CCTV IP Camera is encased in an IP66-rated housing and weather-proof casing and cleverly protects the cable within the brackets, making it the ideal model for outdoor installations.

The IP8152, which is equipped with the outstanding Supreme night visibility feature, is able to deliver excellent video quality in low light environments. Paired with the built-in IR-cut filter, the range of visibility can be further increased at night by providing the use of CCTV ir illuminator, allowing nocturnal wildlife activities to be clearly identifiable and recordable.

The cameras have been integrated with a Video Management System (VMS) from UK manufacturer i-Catcher. This allows the cameras to use motion detection to trigger the recording of passing wildlife, providing Simon with an ideal solution that always captures the action as it happens.

Simon King comments, “The footage of the animals’ behaviors captured by VIVOTEK cameras, and the agile and real-time surveillance through iCatcher, completely exceeded our expectations and is truly fantastic. airsoft holographic sight We’ll keep VIVOTEK cameras as our top choice whenever a new observation site is set up in the future. ”

Simon’s future plans include recording a series at Buckingham Palace where he aims to monitor a variety of nocturnal wildlife throughout the Royal estate.cctv camera smps He is again looking to use a number of VIVOTEK cameras for the project.

Axis introduces interactive camera visualisations tool

With the Axis Camera Extension for the SketchUp 3D CAD software, system designers can conveniently select Axis Network Security Cameras and insert them into 3D models of buildings. Different mounting positions and view angles can be evaluated through interactive camera views showing the respective IP CCTV Security Camera coverage areas. Users can pan, tilt and zoom the cameras to determine the optimal setup for the best video surveillance coverage.

Axis Communications, the world leader in network video, today introduces the Axis Camera Extension for SketchUp providing interactive 3D models of Axis Network dahua security camera to aid in the planning and design of video surveillance systems. Users can place cameras directly into CAD building plans and visualise the areas the cameras will cover.

The new SketchUp extension from Axis allows users to see exactly how the cameras fit into the building layout and to easily spot if camera views are obstructed by columns or walls. This effectively reduces the risk of unexpected blind spots when planning and designing video surveillance systems.

Axis Network Hikvision Camera can be conveniently selected from the SketchUp toolbar allowing users to compare and evaluate different camera models as well as to determine the optimal camera mounting positions. smps power supply for cctv Users can pan, tilt and zoom the cameras to adjust the field of view and define the optimal camera settings.

“SketchUp is a popular and easy-to-use 3D CAD software for security system design. With the new Axis Camera Extension, airsoft holographic sight system integrators can use SketchUp to place Axis Network Cameras into virtual buildings to precisely plan camera view angles and coverage,” said Peter Friberg, Director of System and Services, Axis Communications. “As SketchUp integrates with Google Maps it makes it easy when working on city surveillance or critical infrastructure projects to get a good overview of the environment where the cameras are placed. eotech airsoft The Axis Camera Extension allows system integrators to find the optimal camera model and settings for a given mounting position and significantly streamlines the overall planning and design process for video surveillance systems.”

From Passive to Active Video Surveillance – With the Intelligent Cameras From RIVA®

Worldwide traffic increases constantly. Traffic jams, accidents, lack of parking spaces and environmental damages are the consequences. RIVA IP cameras with special analytic filters help to improve this traffic situation.

At busy crossroads in Serbia, RIVA IP CCTV Security Camera with onboard video analytics are already used for adaptive traffic control. For that, traffic light systems are adjusted to the actual traffic demand to significantly improve traffic flows especially during rush hours. Thereby, not only the environmental impact is reduced, also time of all road users is saved and fuel costs as well as the number of road accidents decrease. Only the VCA Presence module, which is already integrated in all RIVA devices as a standard feature at no extra costs, and the dwell filter are necessary. VCA Presence includes a tamper protection (bagging, de-focusing, moving) and the motion detection. Thus, an alarm is triggered if an object appears in a predefined detection zone. Up to 40 different zones per image can be set. More information how RIVA Hikvision IP Camera support adaptive traffic control and which advantages result from this, is explained in the RIVA case study (www.rivatech.de/en/about-riva/press-releases).

Another often used filter is the speed filter. Therewith, speeds of vehicles can be checked.

Furthermore, cctv surveillance camera with integrated video analytics can be used to collect data about the daily traffic. For that, the filter for vehicle counting is primarily used. It detects and counts vehicles without any problems also in dense traffic. Furthermore, it supports collecting traffic flow data for statistics. The obtained data can for example support town planning or determining speed limits. Also relationships and dependencies of traffic flows with other factors like weather, holidays or special events can be analyzed.

RIVAs RC6602HD and RC6702HD-6211 bullet cameras as well as RIVAs RC1202HD-6241 box camera are the best solution to continuously monitor traffic flows. RIVAs RC6602HD-5311 with remote/zoom control is ideally suitable for indoor and outdoor applications. Equipped with 34x IR airsoft holographic sights, the camera provides excellent images also in low light scenes. The IR range is about 25 meters. Not only VCA Presence, but also VCA Detect is included in the camera. This module includes the classification, direction and dwell filters.

RIVAs RC6702HD-6211 mini-bullet camera is ideally suited for indoor and outdoor as well as day and night usage. eotech replica for sale The new RIVA camera comes with 12 built-in high power IR LED’s and an illumination distance up to 20m. Furthermore the RC6702HD has a variable focal lens of 3-9mm.

RIVAs RC1202HD-6241 is equipped with a SONY EXMOR 1/2.9” 1080p CMOS-Sensor that features a mechanical IR cut filter and is also ideally suited for the day and night usage.
In the fifth part of the RIVA video analytic special, smps for cctv camera you will learn which video analytic packages are offered by RIVA and for which applications these packages are ideally suitable.

Exacq introduces new automatic IP camera – EasyConnect

Exacq Technologies, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco, introduces the new EasyConnect automatic IP camera connector feature with version 6.4 of exacqVision, a video management system (VMS) software used for video surveillance. EasyConnect provides the power of IP cameras with the simplicity of analog. Version 6.4 also includes the new VideoPush video wall feature, updates to the Exacq Mobile app and web browser client, and improvements to Enterprise System Manager (ESM), a health monitoring program for use with exacqVision Enterprise networked video recorders (NVRs).

The new EasyConnect feature allows users to find, address and connect multiple Hikvision IP Camera to their network automatically. The exacqVision client scans the network to find new IP cameras and the selected cameras are assigned IP addresses and connected to a server. This feature saves time and greatly simplifies the process of adding IP cameras to a modern day, network-based video surveillance solution. EasyConnect supports IP cameras from multiple manufacturers with plans to expand compatibility to most or all of the leading IP camera brands. The initial launch includes support for cameras from Illustra, Axis Communications and Arecont Vision totaling more than 400 cameras.

“As more users are adopting IP video, the addition of EasyConnect is one of the most significant features that has been added to exacqVision,” notes Scott Dennison, Director of Marketing, Exacq Technologies. “EasyConnect simplifies IP video to the point where it’s almost as easy as installing analog cameras.”

VideoPush gives exacqVision Enterprise users the ability to instantly push selected dahua security camera, layouts, tours, groups or entire views to another exacqVision client monitor including other users or even a public view monitor (PVM). Beyond typical video wall functionality, VideoPush allows any client to be configured to receive video and users to be assigned permissions to push video.airsoft holographic sight Ideal for retail applications, VideoPush adds the opportunity for collaborative viewing of video between multiple locations and users.

The latest Exacq Mobile app (Version 3.8) for iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8 devices allows users to set camera tours to regularly peruse important cameras. In addition, the Exacq Mobile app has made IP CCTV Security Camera selection easier. Support for SpeedSearch is now available in the exacqVision web service which provides significantly faster search results when using the web browser client. This is an ideal solution for low-bandwidth applications.

In addition to the new EasyConnect feature, version 6.4 of exacqVision adds support for over 130 new IP cameras including several “fisheye” or panoramic models. The exacqVision VMS now supports over 2,000 IP camera models from the industry’s leading manufacturers.

The exacqVision VMS is accessed with the freely distributed exacqVision client software (Windows/Linux/Mac),power supply for cctv camera exacqVision free web browser client available for all leading web browsers (Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera), as well as the free Exacq Mobile app for iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8 devices. The VMS software is included with pre-configured exacqVision NVR servers or it can be installed on third-party Windows or Linux based systems.

eneo introduces six new competitive IP cameras

The cameras of the eneo Economy Class stand for a particularly attractive price-performance ratio. The four domes and two bullet Infrared Security Cameras prove that rich functionality and a strong price don’t have to exclude each other.

Video surveillance in Full HD quality goes without saying with the new high-performance network IP CCTV Security Camera in the eneo Economy Class. Each model has a 1/2.8″ 2.0 MP progressive scan CMOS sensor and delivers a maximum resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels as well as a maximum frame rate of 30 fps. Two pairs of domes and bullet cameras are availbale with metal housings and two domes come with a plastic housing, all of which being equipped with a varifocal lens (3.5-16 mm) or a lens with a fixed focal length of 3.7 mm. Digital Noise Reduction (DNR), Back Light Compensation (BLC), Auto White Balance, Auto Exposure (AE), e-PTZ support along with motion detection and ONVIF Profile S support belong to the shared features of the new dahua security camera.The H.264, MPEG-4, M-JPEG and JPEG video compression formats are served. Triple Streaming permits simultaneous output of up to three video streams with full resolution and different codecs (e.g. 2x H.264, 1x MJPEG). The Privacy zone masking allows for safeguarding of 8 masks whilst open VPN permits secure remote access. security system power supply The boost function is particularly interesting: in the event of an alarm it raises the frame rate automatically.

Everything in sight, at any time of day

As “True Day & Night” cameras, all six newcomers are fitted with a switchable IR cut filter as well as 24 or 36 integrated infrared LEDs (850 nm) with a range of 20 meters. airsoft holographic sight The integrated light sensor automatically activates or deactivates the illumination in response to the ambient light, whilst users can manually adjust the intensity in five stages over the web interface.

PNR-5300: the perfect addition to lean installations

For recording, eneo recommends the recorders of the PNR-5300 series that, by means of their built-in PoE ports,eotech 553 clone for sale ensure the power supply for up to eight new IP cameras. The PNR-5316 recorders even supply another eight addtional IP cameras through an external switch.

Grundig’s 4k, Ultra HD camera range offers 8MP resolution

Grundig is pleased to announce the launch of its outstanding 4k, Ultra HD, IP camera range. The German manufacturer, known for bringing advanced technology solutions to the commercial CCTV industry, is initially offering day/night box, bullet and fixed dome Wireless Security Cameras options. All use a 1/1.7” CMOS sensor, with Ambarella S2 DSP and deliver staggering, 3840 x 2160 pixel, 8MP resolution images.

“4k provides exceptional scene coverage, clarity and detail, capturing everything in view. With four times the resolution of 2MP, Full HD IP CCTV Security Camera, 4k cameras miss nothing. They may cost more than 2MP cameras, but fewer are needed for site coverage, saving in cabling, configuration, airsoft holographic sight recording channels, VMS software licenses and more.” explained Andreas Kronwald, Product Manager at Grundig.

“If an incident occurs, users can eZoom into the scene for even greater detail, in both live or playback mode. This makes 4k cameras extremely effective for forensic searching, frequently used by video management software (VMS) and video analytics systems,” Kronwald continued.

The 4k cameras can be used in landscape or corridor formats, making them ideal for aisles, corridors, tunnels and platforms. The bullet and fixed dome dahua security camera options are IP66 weatherproof rated and the fixed dome is IK10 vandal-resistant rated. They have a motorised, 3.5 to 8mm, vari-focal zoom lens, which ensures sharp focus and has remote, CCTV Camera Adapter optical zoom flexibility. P-Iris (‘precise iris’) technology increases image contrast, clarity, resolution and depth of field. Low light sensitivity is an impressive 0.005 Lux in black and white modes and CCTV ir illuminator operates in total darkness, with a 50m range. All the cameras operate down to -25°C.

The box camera is for indoor use and fits a wide range of MP lenses.

Alabama police fitted with Reveal RS2-X2 body cameras

Earlier this year, Marcus Christianson of Greenville, Alabama Police Department outfitted police officers with Reveal RS2-X2 body Infrared Security Cameras after an extensive search for a solution that matched his department’s needs.

“I started researching body cameras years ago, long before Ferguson.” Christianson said.

“Our in-car units were aging and needed to be replaced, and when you think they are around $4500 on average – body IP CCTV Security Camera were the cheaper way to go.

Our Chief is the one who wanted to go with body cameras – years ago we had played with some Scorpion cameras so we experimented with how they can work.

And we trialled quite a few different CCTV IP Camera actually before we found Reveal – Digital Ally, Axon, Wolfcom… One of those companies never even got round to sending me a test unit. Our computer vendor brought me one to look at as well, but it was horrible, lots of exposed micro ports on the outside, not weatherproof at all.

The guys really like the operation of the Reveal dahua security camera; it’s easy to use. They also like to view video on the screen in the field and when writing the reports. It’s real simple, you turn it on and you turn it off, the guys don’t have to mess with it. It’s a solid camera.

But it was the back office software that made us go with Reveal; it’s capabilities with managing evidence – you know, I like to shop around and find the best deal for our money – and there are other cameras out there which are great Hikvision IP Camera, but if you’re tied in to contracts or tied down to using a particular model then they can be horrible for downloading footage and storage. The Chief also said the storage had to be local and DEMS gave us that flexibility. Cloud is pretty new and I prefer in-house storage anyway because we have total control of the data here. You can get in a lawsuit real quick if data gets out for any reason – privacy and security are important.

We’ve got DEMS on a work group setting, which means we have a computer that is the server and I have DEMS clients in the briefing room where the officers pick up their cameras, on the Chief’s computer so he can see what’s going on, and also on the control commander’s computer.

We have set up some custom retention policies – which were simple to set up – the software is pretty simple to use really. It’s good that it recognises and manages the cameras, whether the software is running or not and Reveal have a good handle on which features are useful instead of offering a whole bunch of features that we would never use. For example, some systems out there can do lots of stuff, airsoft holographic sight but they were too much – it’s too big brotherish to be able to track officers with GPS, for example. We wanted something simple that was going to cover the officer’s tail, not micromanage them.

Our Reveal cameras are mainly there to protect the officers – they are less of a management tool, more of a backup for the officer, and they know that now. The initial reaction from the officers was cautious, but it was made clear that it’s not a micromanagement tool – it’s to help and protect them and their actions and also to be used as a training tool.

Since the cameras were rolled out we’ve actually had a couple minor situations resolved where the body camera footage has negated the complaint.

We created our body camera policy by taking a look at good policies from other departments, and I just tweaked a few things to fit it to us.CCTV Camera Adapter Pretty much everybody is choosing their own body camera system – but Reveal is right down the middle with features versus cost.

It’s been pretty good working with Reveal; any problems we’ve had have been ironed out pretty quickly. We’re actually looking to get a couple more cameras.”

New Dahua HDCVI cameras from COP Security

Continuing to promote the many advantages offered by deploying High Definition (HD) surveillance, professional trade only CCTV security products distributor, COP Security, has announced the availability of the latest raft of dahua camera High Definition Composite Video Interface (HDCVI) cameras.

Consisting of dome, wedge mini dome and bullet style models, the new Dahua HDCVI releases are all HD and SD switchable via the OSD, and feature Day/Night (ICR), AWB, AGC BLC and 3DNR. Equipped to tackle the toughest of 24/7 applications, two new waterproof IP67 dome IP CCTV Security Camera both feature a 2.7-12mm motorised zoom lens and onboard Smart IR LEDs, with a maximum CCTV ir illuminator distance of 60m. The DH-HAC-HDW2220R-Z dome camera is a 2.4Megapixel 25/30fps@1080P, 60fps@720P version, with a minimum IR scene illumination of 0.05Lux/F1.4, while the DH-HAC-HDW2120R-Z is a 1.3Megapixel 25/30/50/60fps@720P model, with a minimum IR scene illumination of just 0.01Lux/F1.4.

Providing high-quality surveillance in a compact package, airsoft holographic sight two new wedge mini dome cameras feature a 3.6mm or 2.8mm fixed lens, Day/Night (ICR), AWB, AGC BLC and 3DNR. Sporting built-in Smart IR LEDs capable of illuminating a scene up to 20m, the mini domes employ a vandal proof IP67 rated metal housing. cctv distribution box The DH-HAC-HDBW2220F is a 2.4Megapixel 25/30fps@1080P, 60fps@720P version, with a minimum IR scene illumination of 0.05Lux/F1.8. Similar in functionality, the DH-HAC-HDBW2120F, is a 25/30/50/60fps@720P model, with a minimum IR scene Infrared Light of 0.01Lux/F1.6.

Offering 25/30fps@1080P performance in a bullet style housing, the new DH-HAC-HFW2220B is a 2.4Megapixel IP67 waterproof camera that features a 3.6mm fixed lens, and integrated Smart IR LEDs, supplying illumination up to 50m. In common with the new dome camera releases, the new bullet Infrared Security Cameras boasts a powerful surveillance specification, including DWDR, Day/Night(ICR), AWB, AGC, BLC, 3DNR, and is HD and SD switchable via the OSD.

Providing professional installers with highly-effective surveillance solutions, thanks to the realistic pricing of Dahua HDCVI technology, HDCVI based installations are compatible in cost, and often less expensive than analogue equivalents. Also, HDCVI products require no special skills to install, so upgrading to HD video has never been easier or more cost-effective!

Hikvision launches new PanoVu Series Panoramic Cameras

With ultra-high definition, 180-degree and 360-degree video and powerful Smart Tracking capabilities, the PanoVu Series from Hikvision IP Camera is the most compelling argument ever for panoramic surveillance, suitable for expansive, open-area monitoring

May 31, 2016 Hikvision, the world’s leading supplier in innovative video surveillance products and solutions, introduces its new PanoVu Series Panoramic Security Cameras. The cameras provide 180- and 360-degree, distortion-free, ultra-high-definition video, seamlessly integrating video from multiple sensors in one unit. Add to this the PanoVu’s powerful Smart Tracking abilities, linkage to PTZ and zooming into images at up to 36x optical and 16x digital, its user-friendly installation and configuration, and its ultra-low light performance, and the result is the best equipped high-end panoramic solution on the market.

Powerful all-in-one design
Designed for large-scale security monitoring applications such as stadiums, city centres, airports and parking lots, the PanoVu series allows users to replace multiple IP Camera with one multi-sensor unit – curtailing costs and reducing technical complexity. The traditional surveillance solution for this type of large 180- or 360-degree scene would require several IP CCTV Security Camera and server-level video stitching software to blend the images and create a single panoramic picture. Hikvision’s PanoVu Series is an all-in-one solution which integrates multiple sensors into the one unit, eliminating the need for video stitching software.

The PanoVu Cameras’ all-in-one design allows only one Ethernet and one power supply cable, providing for easy installation and simple configuration. The Hikvision Camera have also been designed to offer easy preview images to further aid in set-up, and to dramatically reduce maintenance times and costs.

Superior low light performance
Hikvision’s low-light colour-imaging leads the industry in performance, and the PanoVu Series Cameras are no exception. The units all incorporate Hikvision’s DarkEye super-large aperture lens, sharing the same ultra-low-light performance with Hikvision’s DarkFighter Series. airsoft holographic sight They are able to capture highly detailed, high resolution colour images in as little light as 0.002 Lux, meaning around-the-clock, 360-degree monitoring is available – critical for high-risk locations like open public spaces in city centres.

Smart tracking and smart functions
Smart Tracking means the PanoVu Cameras support a link to an additional PTZ tracking camera, enabling PanoVu’s powerful zoom capabilities to magnify tiny details in the panoramic image. Smart Tracking allows the simultaneous tracking of multiple targets,12 volt 20 amp power supply  in both auto and manual tracking modes. The cameras also feature a wide range of Smart functions including intrusion detection, line crossing detection, and region entrance and exit detection.

Application-specific models
The PanoVu Series Cameras are available in 8 MP, 180-degree and 16 MP, 360-degree variants, allowing users to select the ideal model for their specific surveillance application. The 16 MP 360-degree models use 8 x 1/1.9″ Progressive Scan CMOS sensors to create their panoramic images, while the 8 MP models incorporate four sensors to generate their 180-degree images. All of the PanoVu Series ip security camera are IP66-rated for use in a wide variety of weather conditions and applications.

360 Vision HD cameras powered by Sony STARVIS™

At the forefront of surveillance imaging development and performance, leading UK CCTV design and manufacturing company, 360 Vision Technology, is proud to announce that it is now employing the latest high-performance Sony STARVIS™ 1080P HD camera module across its entire range of HD cctv surveillance camera.

Featuring the latest generation of imaging sensors specifically designed for dahua security camera applications by the world’s leading electronic component manufacturer, the new Sony camera module includes STARVIS™ CMOS image sensors with back-illuminated pixel technology.

360 Vision Technology is one of only a handful of partners selected by Sony worldwide to use the latest Sony STARVIS™ technology – securing sufficient stock to supply customers throughout 2016 (despite a natural disaster affecting Sony’s factory output).

The latest Sony STARVIS™ Security Cameras module includes Auto ICR, Spherical Privacy Zone Masking, and Defog – to provide the ultimate in scene detail, colour rendition and ultra low-light performance.

A built-in image stabilizer function counters the effect of blurred, shaky images caused by low-frequency vibration. This is designed to ensure quality images in outdoor surveillance and traffic monitoring applications – particularly if the IP CCTV Camera is used on a mounting pole or bridge where it may be subjected to wind or mechanical vibration.

The IP CCTV Security Camera module’s state-of-the-art optical/digital zoom is combined to enhance picture quality – while maintaining the original horizontal angle of view. This technology ensures no compromise in image size, and reduces blurring. Sony STARVIS™ features a sensitivity of 2000 mV, or more per 1 µm2 (colour product, when imaging with a 706 cd/m2 light source, F5.6 in 1 s accumulation equivalent).

Mark Rees, Business Development Director of 360 Vision explains:

“We are extremely proud to have been selected by Sony as a trusted technical partner for such leading-edge technology. We are always looking to capitalise on a technical advantage to ensure our products offer the best possible performance and value. With our Sony STARVIS™ partnership, airsoft holographic sight 360 Vision customers can be assured that specifying our cameras for any 24/7 surveillance applications will yield the best possible image quality.”