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Hikvision unveils new speed dome camera with impressive optical zoom

by vmstoday - on Aug 22nd 2017 - No Comments

Hikvision, a supplier of innovative video surveillance products and solutions has launched a new Network IR Speed Dome (DS-2DF8250I5X-AEL (W)) with an impressive 50x optical zoom lens, giving it the ability to pick out more details over wider areas. The camera is also the first product to have Optical Image Stabilisation to compensate for image drift.

50X Optical Zoom

With a zoom lens that can go from 6.6mm to 330mm, objects can be seen at an even further distance than before. This gives the operator a lot more flexibility to track and check people or objects in and around their area. The camera also boasts Eagle Eye focus technology, making the image clear, even when zooming.
Optical Image Stabilisation

The Speed Dome is the first Hikvision camera to use the new Optical Image Stabilization technology, making the image clearer than ever. When the lens is stable, the image is focused on the centre of the sensor, but when the lens shakes that focus drifts away from the center. This causes blurring on the image. The camera uses a gyroscope to measure the vibration and send that information to a processing chip. This then uses an algorithm to make an adjustment to the IS lens to correct the drift.

Other features include:

• 2MP, with H.265+
• Up to 500m IR distance
• Rapid focus, for a clear image even when zooming
• 1/2.8” progressive scan CMOS chip.

This camera can be used in scenarios that call for wide ranges and/or high-definition. This makes it ideal for outdoor areas, such as the rivers, forests, roads, railways, airports, ports, squares, parks, scenic spots, stations and large venues.

A Hikvision Product Manager said, “This product offers customers not just one, but two firsts for us. One of our furthest zoom distances coupled with our new optical image stabilization technology, means they can benefit from stable images at further distances. It’s another example of our drive to continuously push innovation in the surveillance industry. ”

Avigilon continues H4 platform expansion with H4 Mini Dome Camera Line

by vmstoday - on Jun 26th 2017 - No Comments

Avigilon previewed the new Avigilon H4 Mini Dome camera line at this year’s IFSEC 2017.

Built on the Avigilon H4 platform, the H4 Mini Dome has a footprint of only 2.8 inches, making it the smallest and most discreet camera within this platform. The camera line provides an innovative patent pending modular design that snaps into place, allowing users to easily switch between surface and in-ceiling mounts. (more…)

H.265 compression: The Future of Video Surveillance, or One More Choice?

by katieG - on May 18th 2017 - No Comments

In security, there are two warring needs in digital security monitoring. The first need is for high-quality video. After all, having images of a problem isn’t helpful if you can’t get any good detail from it. Being able to identify parties, or read details on items, can be the critical difference between useful information and redundant footage.

The second need in digital security monitoring is storage. Once it is recorded, video needs to be stored, and that takes up both memory space and processor power for streaming. That space and power cost a lot of money. Since this is the case, the size of a video file plays a major role in the costs of any security setup. Finding a balance has not always been easy, but a new codec hopes to reconcile these two issues and strike a new balance. Today, we will explore this and tease out the good, the bad, and situations where h.265 compression just might be the right choice.

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Kwikset SMARTCODE 910 Review

by Albert Breton - on May 11th 2017 - No Comments

Kwikset supplied us with SMARTCODE 910 which can be configured with your home automation. The lock speaks Z-Wave and Zigbee. In our case, I registered it with our home automation using Z-wave.

kwikset Smartcode 910 lock (more…)

D-Link (DCS-4603) Review: Vigilance Full HD PoE Dome Network Camera

by Albert Breton - on May 4th 2017 - No Comments

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The New DCS-4603 from D-Link is a small form factor indoor camera that has integrated IR LED with automatic IR-cut filter module for visibility in dark conditions, and a Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) for high contrast areas. (more…)

Genetec announces Security Center version 5.6

by vmstoday - on Apr 22nd 2017 - No Comments

Genetec announced the general availability of its unified security platform Security Center 5.6. Key enhancements include additional cybersecurity measures, a new HTML5-based web client, integration of SimonsVoss electronic locks and the Mercury Security MS Bridge, and the ability to enroll license plates as access control credentials with the AutoVu SharpV camera. (more…)

Hikvision’s Turbo 4.0 delivers power and UHD 8MP video over coaxial cable

by vmstoday - on Apr 14th 2017 - No Comments

Hikvision announces that its new Turbo HD 4.0 range, which boasts ultra-low light performance and the ability to send power as well as 8MP video images over conventional coaxial cable, will be available from Q3 2017. The latest-generation Turbo 4.0 products also take advantage of Hikvision’s revolutionary new H.265+ video compression technology, which provides astounding savings on both bandwidth usage and storage requirements. (more…)

Milestone delivers impressive performance in VMS using NVIDIA GPUs

by Albert Breton - on Apr 6th 2017 - No Comments

Milestone Systems, an open platform company in networked video management software (VMS), is collaborating with NVIDIA to provide the next level of hardware acceleration and video processing services in monitoring management. Milestone XProtect will leverage NVIDIA GPUs and the CUDA parallel computing platform and programming model to provide parallel processing capabilities of recording servers, mobile servers, and other video processing services. (more…)

Arecont Vision® Unveils Compact MicroBullet® Indoor/Outdoor Day/Night Megapixel Camera

by vmstoday - on Apr 5th 2017 - No Comments

Arecont Vision®, a manufacturer in IP-based megapixel camera technology, announces the introduction of a new series of megapixel cameras, the MicroBullet® family. The MicroBullet is an extremely compact and affordable bullet-style camera, yet is loaded with advanced features developed by Arecont Vision. MicroBullet will be on display in the Arecont Vision booth, #8405, at the ISC West International Security Conference and Exposition, held in the Exhibit Hall at the Sands Expo, Las Vegas, Nevada. (more…)

Pelco’s New Evolution Mini 360° Indoor Surveillance Camera

by vmstoday - on Mar 29th 2017 - No Comments

This Mini 360° indoor surveillance camera from Pelco by Schneider Electric has a diameter of 4.25″ making ideal the camera for hospitality, education, retail, and banking facilities—anywhere a small, discreet, but robust camera with no blind spots is required. (more…)