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Hikvision launched newly updated HikCentral Professional 2.0 security software (“HCP 2.0”), which blends feeds from multiple systems onto a single platform. HCP 2.0 can be configured to link video security devices, alarm and access control systems, and more, including third-party systems through the OpenAPI – for easy centralized management of a variety of security and business applications. Frank Zhang, President of Hikvision’s International Product and Solution Center, said, “This is an important release for us, and a significant leap forward in our security management software offerings. HikCentral Professional 2.0 will help our customers manage a variety of activities seamlessly on one platform. We’re excited to see the value it delivers.” Nine key applications for numerous business needs HikCentral Professional 2.0 integrates multiple business and security systems with nine key applications, making it valuable to a wide variety of common security and business scenarios seen in buildings, factories, stores, apartments, and the like. Among them, video cameras and security alarms are integrated into the platform to deliver fluid live viewing and timely alarm notifications. Furthermore, access control can be included to assign a variety of access permissions using multiple methods including facial recognition, ID cards, fingerprints, QR codes, and more. HCP 2.0 also allows various personnel such as HR managers to set flexible attendance rules, including schedules for shift work, while delivering full reporting facilities. Additionally, site managers can also employ vehicle management and visitor management applications to streamline entrance management as well as on-site parking. Users can further rely on HCP 2.0 with intelligent analysis and reporting – an application that collects data and transforms it into easy-to-understand reports and dashboards. This includes flow status, people density and more. For systems management teams, HCP 2.0’s system maintenance application visualizes alarm and device notifications, as well as the full network and device topology for rapid, targeted action in unusual events. Last but not least, HCP 2.0 lets users deploy digital signage systems to display advertisements and announcements. The software comes with eight pre-installed templates for users to present content optimally. This can be crowd numbers and temperature status in a supermarket scenario, for example. Creating truly unified systems with enhanced security and greater operational efficiency With HCP 2.0, users will flexibly unite applications and build a tailored system to match their security and business needs. The unified approach not only creates greater situational awareness of their security environment, it also reduces real day-to-day management resources previously required by disparate systems. For example, users can integrate visitor management with vehicle management to enhance daily operational efficiency for building facilities. Facility managers can register visitor information into the HCP 2.0 system, and – by linking to an ANPR system – can set visitors to be automatically permitted into on-site parking. Similarly, the system can also pre-authorize visitor access to specific areas of an organization’s premises. Personalized user experience HikCentral Professional 2.0 can be tailored to deliver specific information to assigned users. The system comes with three pre-configured roles: “system installation and management,” “security control and management,” and “attendance management.” In this way, HR staff can customize their feed to show employee attendance status, for example, while management staff can monitor security of the facilities. There is also one custom role, which can be tailored to specific needs. Perhaps most importantly, HikCentral Professional 2.0 features an improved user interface. Users can customize the control panel to suit their viewing preferences, simply dragging and dropping key video and device feeds into the dashboard, adjusting where they sit and how they look. Dynamic and intuitive user interface HCP 2.0 also incorporates multiple visualized dashboards that display key security and business insights generated from various applications, facilitating decision-making processes with more accuracy and efficiency. What’s more, users apply 3D E-maps that vividly demonstrate device monitoring statuses in different locations, and manage instant alerts interactively by clicking and watching associated live videos and other integrated system information. Easy setup and maintenance HikCentral Professional 2.0 is easy to deploy and quick to set up for a multitude of projects with single applications. Customers with minimum system requirement of Intel i3-CPU and 8 GB RAM can get up and running with a one-click installation procedure that makes HCP 2.0 setup a breeze. Operations guidance wizards are conspicuously displayed to support users in configuring key applications. In addition, the visualized health monitoring dashboards enable more focused and efficient IT maintenance.
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System Overview Lite Series is suitable for users who requires high quality monitoring products at areasonable price. It is cost effective and offers high performance, which makes it an ideal choice for residential and small-medium business applications. This series offers an option of a wide range of technologies such as Full-color and Starlight, providing various solutions for different scenarios. Functions StarlightWith the adoption of large sized high performance sensor and large aperture lens, the camera is able to provide incomparable performance even under extreme lowlight environment. The starlight feature allows more details to be captured and accurate color to be recognized at night or in scenes with limited illumination. Broadcast-quality AudioAudio information is used as supplementary evidence in video surveillance applications. The HDCVI camera supports audio signal transmission over coaxial cable. In addition, it adopts unique audio processing and transmission technology that best restores source audio and eliminates noise, guaranteeing the quality and effectiveness of collected audio information.* Audio input is available for some models of HDCVI cameras. Wide Dynamic RangeWith advanced Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) technology, Dahua HDCVI camera provides clear details in the environment of strong brightness contrast. The bright and dark area can get clear video even in high brightness environment or with backlight shadow. Super AdaptEmbedded with intelligent algorithm, for changing external environment, camera can automatically adjust parameters to present the optimal image, and it solves the trouble of configuration. Advanced 3D NR3D NR is noise reduction technology that detects and eliminates random noises by comparing two sequential frames. Dahua's advanced 3D NR technology allows remarkable noise reduction with little impact to sharpness, especially under limited lighting condition. Besides, the advanced 3D NR effectively decreases the band width and saves the storage space. Smart IlluminationThe camera is designed with IR illumination for best lowlight performance. Smart IR is a technology to ensure brightness uniformity in B/W image under low illumination. Dahua's unique Smart IR adjusts to the intensity of camera's infrared LEDs to compensate for the distance of an object, and prevents IR LEDs from overexposing images as the object comes closer to the camera. Protection (IP67, IK10,wide voltage)IP67: The camera passes a series of strict test on dust and soak. It has dust-proof function, and the enclosure can works normal after soaking in 1 m deep water for 30 mins.IK10: The enclosure can stand the punch more than 5 times from a 5 kg hammer falling from a height of 40 cm (Impact energy is 20J).Wide voltage: The camera allows ±30% (for some power supplies) input voltage tolerance (wide voltage range), and it is widely applied to outdoor environment with instable voltage.
Hikvision, an IoT solution provider with video as its core competency, announced the launch of HeatPro, a new thermal series of cameras designed to provide affordable all-weather deterrent and alerts. It is especially useful in perimeter protection and fire prevention applications. The HeatPro Series Cameras feature deep-learning thermal video analytics for perimeter protection, and object temperature measurement and fire detection with real-time alarms. Features like accurate human/vehicle classification, visual and auditory alarms for perimeter protection, and speedy temperature exception alarms for fire prevention make them ideal for SMB (small and midsize business) applications. Perimeter defense with AIWhen securing a perimeter, higher accuracy and a low false alarm rate can help reduce operation costs. The HeatPro Series achieves this by developing powerful video analytics based on Deep Learning algorithms, radically reducing false alarms. The cameras focus on short-range perimeter protection (0-50meters), where they deliver target detection and classification. The use of AI means that the cameras can distinguish between a person and a vehicle. This comes in especially useful when the two targets are close together. Traditionally, they can only be recognized as one ‘target’, but intelligent algorithms mean that they can be detected separately, increasing accuracy. Thermal cameras are also able to easily locate potential threats in zero visibility conditions, where a conventional camera could not. They do this by detecting the latent radiation emissivity of an object, so not relying on visible light. This means they can operate in all-weather conditions and the darkest night. They also don’t emit light, which means their presence is not obvious, making them useful in scenarios where they need to be hidden. The HeatPro Series is also designed to be efficiently and quickly installed, with a simple, three-step deployment, bringing setup time down to 30 seconds. Traditionally thermal cameras require specialist engineers to configure and double check, takes both extra time and energy. HeatPro cameras have been designed with installation time and effort in mind – they are simpler to install and so installers can spend more time correctly configuring for optimum operations, and the lowest false alarm rate possible. Temperature measurement for fire preventionThe HeatPro Series is also equipped with the ability to measure temperature. This process is very useful in a scenario where overheating could lead to fires. The camera can provide non-contact temperature measurement for fast and visible detection. This means that action can be taken earlier, potentially preventing a fire from the very beginning. The camera can trigger a fire alarm faster than a smoke sensor. The temperature measurement function can also be used to help check any potential overheating issue and troubleshoot problems. The series contains a number of different models and options, with bullet and turret forms, and Bi-spectrum or single lenses. The cameras can be built into a number of solutions, for instance seamlessly working with NVRs, AX PRO alarm systems, and even Hik-Connect for real-time mobile alerts by phone. They can be used in various scenarios – not least: residential buildings, offices, construction sites, car parks, retail outlets and warehouses. “Dedicated to bringing professional protection solutions to the mass market, these cameras provide perimeter protection with unparalleled accuracy, and fire detection with superlative sensitivity”, says Stefan Li, Director of Thermal Products at Hikvision. “Hikvision HeatPro Series provides professional protection made simple.”
NDAA compliant and it exceeds international standards for drift, stability, accuracy and uniformity and meets FDA COVID-19 Enforcement Policy criteria Accurate to ±0.2°C / 0.4°F Dual Image Sensor with thermal detector Up to 5MP resolution 2592 × 1944 with visible camera, 384 x 288 resolution with thermal camera True day / night Built in IR & white light illuminator
Allows to monitor and view live and recorded video from multiple exacqVision systems simultaneously using mobile device Simple PTZ & Digital PTZ control Activate alarms and triggers Works with low & high bandwith networks Intuitive search Playback recording View video as close as desired with the interactive pinch-to-zoom functionality
Superior low light performance to see important details Face detection enhancement to automatically increase video quality around detected faces Blur detection to alert users when camera focus or cleaning is necessary Quick and easy installation and configuration One-touch focus and motorized zoom Multiple motorized lens options Expanded browser support – IE, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Windows, Mac, Linux
Lite Series is suitable for users who requires high quality monitoring products at a reasonable price. It is cost effective and offers high performance, which makes it an ideal choice for residential and small-medium business applications. This series offers an option of a wide range of technologies such as Full-color and Starlight, providing various solutions for different scenarios.Add to Compare
Hikvision, an IoT solution provider with video as its core competency, announced its latest traffic product offering - the All-Rounder ITS camera - designed to improve road safety and optimize traffic flow. As the name implies, the camera encompasses different skills and abilities, boasting speed detection, traffic violation detection, automated plate recognition, and vehicle attribute analysis in one housing. “Hikvision is always pushing the boundaries of video technologies. Beyond the visual range that is perceived by video cameras, the abilities to understand other kinds of “senses” would allow even more precise monitoring and reporting of events or accidents,” says Frank Zhang, President of International Product and Solution Center at Hikvision. “This is multi-dimensional perception, a trend that we think will affect the security industry in the future.” Optimising traffic flowThe new ITS camera is designed and developed with this multi-dimensional concept in mind. It is Hikvision’s first camera to integrate three otherwise separate modules in one unit with no compromise on performance, making the camera neat and flexible to be deployed for demanding environments, all in an easy and cost-effective manner. The product provides an HD camera, speed radar, and light array inside one housing. Specifically, it works with a multi-tracking radar that continuously monitors up to two or three traffic lanes - depending on the camera model, and identifies the speed and position of objects in the monitored area at a speed of up to 300 km/h. If a vehicle violates the speed limit, the embedded radar triggers the connected camera and a picture is taken of the vehicle and its license plate. Conventional ANPR systemsIn the event of infringements of traffic rules such as wrong-way driving, improper lane usage, or even failure to use a seat belt, the camera will capture images of the corresponding vehicle, recognize its license plate and relevant information including vehicle type, color, brand, and direction of movement, which can be addressed to the authorities in real-time or stored on board. Incident detection helps to improve overall driving standards, which ultimately reduces the number of accidents, improves road safety and further evens traffic flow. Employed with Deep Learning algorithms, the camera is able to recognize a much higher number of license plates and with higher efficiency than conventional ANPR systems. Its GMOS sensor further ensures brighter and smoother images to be reproduced in challenging lighting conditions, especially in low-light environments. The camera’s embedded supplemental light features a 16-bead light array, offering an IR range of up to 40 metres at night. Seamless onsite configurationAs all of these functionalities are integrated, the single product itself outperforms conventional ITS products with space-saving and less cabling for easier installation. It supports flexible pole- or side-mounting, which makes onsite configuration effortless. The Hikvision All-Rounder ITS camera is ideal for various scenes such as urban roads, highways, tunnels and toll stations.
Industrial level ADS LCD panel, suitable for continuous 24/7 operation Ultra-narrow 3.5mm bezel-to bezel design(2.3mm bezel on the left and top sides and 1.2mm bezel on the right and bottom sides) High contrast ratio and high screen resolution greatly enhance the video layering, and present the details of the video High fidelity digital processing, brilliant and vivid video Built-in 3D COMB filter and 3D noise reduction Wide array of connectivity options HDMI, DVI, VGA, DP(daisy chain), RS232, OPS, Audio Built-in picture splicing function Infrared, RS232 dual mode, supporting remote PC control Professional thermal design to extend equipment lifespan Built-in power, low energy consumption, ultra-quiet Fast stack installation, professional project design, supporting arc-shaped mounting Widely used in surveillance center, dispatching platform, safe city, commercial display, etc.
AxxonNet is video management software that enables communications service providers and system integrators to build cloud-based video surveillance solutions (VSaaS) that harness the power of AxxonSoft's neural network analytics and intelligent search for recorded video. Features: AI Facial and License Plate RecognitionIdentify and track persons or vehicles of interest across multiple cameras. Intelligent Search Across Recorded VideosQuick search by multiple criteria: motion in area(s), crossing of a line, object color or size, etc. AI Fire and Smoke RecognitionEarly detection of fire hotspots in areas where other types of sensors are ineffective. Integration with Third-Party SystemsAccess control systems, security control panels, cash registers, third-party software, and more. AI Behavior AnalyticsEarly recognition of threats based on specific human postures such as raised arms. Multi-Level User Rights ManagementAccess to all cameras via the interactive map in accordance with user rights. Retail AnalyticsVisitor counting, age and gender guesstimation, queue management and motion heatmapping. Comprehensive ReportsCustom reports from any client's facility based on detection tools, alarms and retail analytics.
Launched by Dahua Technology, Dahua WizMind is a full portfolio of solutions composed of project-oriented products including IPC, NVR, PTZ, XVR, Thermal and software platform which adopts industry-leading deep learning algorithms. Focusing on customer's requirements, WizMind provides precise, reliable and comprehensive AI solutions for verticals. Series Overview The Panoramic Network Camera + PTZ Camera can splice up to a 180° horizontal view to give you a wider view. Working with high-speed PTZ, the camera can display the details. With advanced video analysis algorithm, the camera supports linkage between panorama and details, and situation analysis. Functions Panoramic SplicingWith advanced splicing algorithm, Dahua Panoramic Splicing technology deletes overlapped area and splices multiple images to be a complete panorama. The field of view of the spliced image can be up to 180°, which largely improves surveillance efficiency and user experience. Generally, after splicing, the field of view of four-sensor camera can be 180°. Smart TrackingWith advanced algorithm, Dahua network camera can detect targets, track targets with speed dome, and view details. Crowd DensityWith deep learning algorithm, Dahua Crowd Density technology can detect the crowd density on the image, and display it on heat map; it can detect people quantity and density in selected area and set threshold. When the number or density is larger or smaller than the threshold, it triggers linkage. Vehicle DensityWith deep learning algorithm, Dahua Vehicle Density technology analyses the vehicle situation in the image, such as vehicle number in selected area. You can set threshold, and when the number is larger or smaller than the threshold, it triggers linkage. Perimeter ProtectionWith deep learning algorithm, Dahua Perimeter Protection technology can recognize human and vehicle accurately. In restricted area (such as pedestrian area and vehicle area), the false alarms of intelligent detection based on target type (such as tripwire and intrusion) are largely reduced. ROIDahua Regions Of Interest (ROI) technology allows you to select themonitoring area of interest to improve image effect in the selected area. AR Panorama Dahua AR panorama technology generates wide-field of view through panoramic merging and splicing. The software overlaps the cameras as tags in the image. Click the tag to display the corresponding cameravideo, which makes monitoring visual and convenient, and improves command efficiency. Cyber SecurityDahua network camera is equipped with a series of key security technologies, such as security authentication and authorization, access control, trusted protection, encrypted transmission, and encrypted storage, which improve its security defense and data protection, and prevent malicious programs from invading the device. With UL CAP Certification, TÜV Rheinland Protected Privacy IoT Product Certification, and ETSI EN 303645 Certification, Dahua network camera better meets the demands of cyber security and privacy protection.
High quality imaging with 2 MP(1920 × 1080 @30 fps) resolution Clear imaging against strong back light due to 120 dB true WDR technology The camera battery can work up to seven days in rainy or cloudy days if it is fully charged 40 W photovoltaic panel, 20 Ah chargeable lithium battery Support battery management, battery display, battery high-low temperature protection, charge-discharge protection, low-battery sleep protection and remote wakeup LTE-TDD/LTE-FDD/WCDMA/GSM 4G wireless network transmission, support Micro SIM card Camera: Water and dust resistant (IP67)
Hikvision announced a brand-new addition to its DeepinView camera line: the Dedicated Subseries. This unprecedented new addition loads a batch of AI-powered deep learning algorithms into each unit, boasting stunning performance and cost-effective pricing. Enhanced AI capabilities Over the last few years, artificial intelligence (AI) has been applied in many ways in security markets. As technology advances, AI chipset performance has improved to enable massive computing power using various algorithms and contributing to multi-intelligence functionality and higher accuracy. The new Dedicated DeepinView Cameras are an example of these advances, incorporating several AI-powered deep learning algorithms in one unit. What’s more, these algorithms can be switched essentially putting 5 or 6 unique cameras in one housing. “Embedding switchable algorithms is a significant step for Hikvision to take in its AI product development. In a world of ever-changing technologies and functionalities, this approach creates great value for end users to try new technologies to ensure security, as well as to implement business intelligence and other applications,” says Frank Zhang, President of the International Product and Solution Center at Hikvision. “The benefits of our new offerings are numerous including reduced costs, improved efficiency, and speedy and effective incident response.” Switchable algorithms The Dedicated DeepinView cameras combine two product categories – the first is vehicle analysis where cameras combine automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) with vehicle attribute recognition. Attributes include the vehicle’s make, color, and direction of movement. Typical uses include installation at checkpoints of city streets and at entrances & exits of buildings or industrial parks. Models in the second category boast six switchable deep learning algorithms in one camera housing, including facial recognition, face counting, hard hat detection, perimeter protection, queue management, and multiple-target-type detection (detecting multiple targets and multiple types of targets at once). Accordingly, users can simply enable an algorithm manually for dedicated use, then later switch the algorithm as needed. Here is one example: hard hat detection. This algorithm can be used on construction sites to ensure safety and compliance. Specially-equipped DeepinView cameras can precisely distinguish a worker on the site wearing a hard hat from those without, and automatically deliver alerts when the hard hat violation is detected. Another example: in a retail setting, a face-counting function can be enabled to precisely count customers entering and leaving the store. Repeat customers and store staff can be automatically excluded in the process, helping store managers count new customers with precision. Flexibility among algorithms enables users to also switch among: Perimeter protection – to monitor outdoor areas needing security and deliver accurate alarms upon intrusions. Facial recognition – to grant authorized access to restricted areas in various organizations, such as school laboratories, archive rooms, and hospital pharmacies. Queue management – to better understand customer wait times, optimize staff levels, and enhance customer experience. HD clarity, day and night Equipped with Hikvision’s DarkFighter and LightFighter technologies, these cameras capture vivid and color images in extremely low-light environments or in scenes with strong backlighting where color and brightness balance is extremely difficult. Smooth Streaming mode further ensures a high-quality live feed. The Dedicated DeepinView Cameras are available in 2, 4, 8, and 12 MP resolutions for customers to choose from. More practical and deployable features Furthermore, metadata is supported to allow third-party platforms to receive data from Hikvision cameras for real-time video analysis or recorded into footage archives to enable rapid searching forensic evidence. Finally, these camera models also offer Vibration Detection for outdoor use, which detects and notifies users of vandalism. Find out more To find out more about the new Hikvision Dedicated DeepinView cameras, please visit https://www.hikvision.com/en/products/IP-Products/Network-Cameras/DeepinView-Series/
Hanwha’s PNM-9085RQZ multi-directional camera features motorized varifocal lenses for precise control of focal length, angle of view and zoom for each direction. Each sensor supports remote PTRZ (pan, tilt, rotate, zoom) control for efficient installation and easy adjustment. The 20MP (5MP x 4) PNM-9085RQZ features built-in IR illumination for each sensor. The PNM-9085RQZ allows users to quickly change the camera to 180/270/360 degree configuration as well as custom presets, merging an element of multi-imagers and PTZ presets.
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 3.0 MP, HD, Digital (DSP), Auto Iris, 0 lux, 12 V DC, Motion Activated, 3 ~ 9, Wide Dynamic Range, 2048 x 1536, Back Light Compensation, White Balance, 1/6 ~ 1/8000 s, Zoom, 22 W, 242 x 95 x 70, 1,150, -40 ~ +50, IP66, 20 ~ 80Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 2 MP, HD, Digital (DSP), Auto Iris, 0 lux, 12 V DC, Motion Activated, 3 ~ 9, Wide Dynamic Range, 1920 x 1080, Back Light Compensation, White Balance, 1/6 ~ 1/8000 s, Zoom, 22 W, 242 x 95 x 70, 1,150, -40 ~ +50, IP66, 20 ~ 80Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 5 MP, HD, Digital (DSP), Auto Iris, 0 lux, 24 V AC, Motion Activated, 3 ~ 9, Surface , 2592 x 1944 , Back Light Compensation, White Balance, 1/6 ~ 1/8000 s, Zoom, 22 W, 242 x 95 x 70, 1,150, -40 ~ +50, IP66 , 20 ~ 80Add to Compare
Part of Hikvision’s TurboHD line, this camera transmits 1080p images over coax or UTP cable. Key features include: 2MP CMOS sensor with 120dB WDR capability. Installer-friendly up-the-coax (UTC) on-screen menu control Remote zoom/focus lens for easy setup and configuration Heater that enables the camera to withstand a broad range of temperatures Smart IR and true day/night allow for high quality night-time imagesAdd to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 1080p , HD, Digital (DSP), Infrared, 0 lux, 12 V DC / 24 V AC, Motion Activated, 2.8 ~ 12, Wide Dynamic Range, 1920 x 1080, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/25 ~ 1/50,000 s, > 52, Internal, PAL / NTSC, Zoom, 1Vp-p Composite Output(75 ohms / BNC), 10 W, 301 x 101 x 108, 700, -30 ~ +60 C (-22 ~ +140 F), IP66, 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 1.3 MP, HD, Digital (DSP), Infrared, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 0.01 lux, 12 V DC, 2.8 ~ 12 , Wide Dynamic Range, 1280 x 960, Auto Gain Control, 1/25 ~ 1/50,000s, > 62, Internal, PAL /NTSC, 1 Analogue HD output, 4 W, 92 x 85 x 270, 1000, -40 ~ +60 C (-40 ~ +140 F), IP66, 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 700, Digital (DSP), Infrared, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 0.001 Lux @ (F1.2, AGC ON), 0 Lux with IR, 0.0014 Lux @ (F1.4, AGC ON), 0 Lux with IR lux, CS mount, 24 V AC, 976 x 582, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, PAL: 1/50 ~ 1/100,000s, NTSC: 1/60 ~ 1/100,000s, > 62 , Internal, PAL, NTSC, 1Vp-p composite output (75 ohm /BNC), 15 W, 117 x 97 x 255, 2500, -30 ~ +60 C (-22 ~ +140 F), IP66, 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 700, Digital (DSP), Pan Tilt, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 0.001 Lux @ (F1.2, AGC ON), 0.0001 Lux @ (F1.2, AGC ON, sensitivity × 512), 0 Lux with IR 0.0014 Lux @ (F1.4, AGC ON), 0.00014 Lux @ (F1.4, AGC ON, sensitivity × 512), 0 Lux with IR lux, 12 V DC / 24 V AC, Motion Activated, High Speed, 2.8 ~ 12, Wide Dynamic Range, PAL: 976 x 582, NTSC: 976 x 494, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, PAL: 1/50 ~ 1/100,000s, NTSC: 1/60 ~ 1/100,000s, > 62 , Internal / Power, PAL, NTSC, 1Vp-p composite output (75 ?/BNC); Test monitor out [1Vp-p composite output (75 Ohms/BNC), device line, 9.5 W, 97 x 85 x 315, 2100, -10 ~ +60 C (14 ~ 140 F), IP66, 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 700, Digital (DSP), Pan Tilt, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 0.001 Lux @ (F1.2, AGC ON), 0.0001 Lux @ (F1.2, AGC ON, sensitivity × 512), 0 Lux with IR 0.0014 Lux @ (F1.4, AGC ON), 0.00014 Lux @ (F1.4, AGC ON, sensitivity × 512), 0 Lux with IR lux, 12 V DC / 24 V AC, Motion Activated, High Speed, 2.8 ~ 12, Wide Dynamic Range, PAL: 976 × 582, NTSC: 976 × 494, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, PAL: 1/50 ~ 1/100,000s, NTSC: 1/60 ~1/100,000 s, > 62 , Internal / Power, PAL, NTSC, 1Vp-p composite output (75 ohm/BNC); Test monitor out [1Vp-p composite output (75 ohm/BNC), device line, 9.5 W, 97 x 85 x 315, 2100, -10 ~ +60 C (14 ~ 140 F), IP66, 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 600, HD, Digital (DSP), Infrared, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, Color: 0.001 Lux @ (F1.2, AGC ON), 0.0001 Lux @ (F1.2, AGC ON, sensitivity × 512), B/W: 0.0001 Lux @ (F1.2, AGC ON), 0.00001 Lux @ (F1.2, AGC ON, sensitivity × 512) lux, C/CS mount, 12 V DC / 24 V AC, Motion Activated, High Speed, Wide Dynamic Range, PAL: 752 × 582, NTSC: 768 × 494, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, PAL: 1/50 ~ 1/100,000 s, NTSC: 1/60 ~ 1/100,000s, > 62 , Internal / Power, PAL, NTSC, Zoom, 1Vp-p composite output (75 ohm/BNC), 5 W , 69 x 56 x 113, 400, -10 ~ +60 C (14 ~ 140 F), 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 1280 x 720, HD, Digital (DSP), Infrared, 0 lux, 12 V DC, 3.6, 1280 x 720, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, 1/25(1/30) s ~ 1/50,000 s, > 52, Internal, NTSC, PAL, 4 W, 95 x 83 x 211, 700, -40 ~ +60 C (-40 ~ +140 F), IP66, 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
Hikvision, a supplier of innovative video surveillance products and solutions, has reported a greater number of visitors to its stand than ever before, at this year’s IFSEC International security exhibition at London’s ExCeL. Showcasing a host of new developments across the Hikvision range, visitors to the company’s stand were shown a number of key products and new additions to the Hikvision range, proving the company is not simply a video surveillance manufacturer - but a total end-to-end system solutions provider. PanoVu Series At the head of the range was the latest 16MP PanoVu Series camera. Designed for wide-area security monitoring applications, the PanoVu Series camera combines 8 sensors with a high-powered PTZ camera, allowing end-users to replace or support multiple cameras with just one 180, or 360 degree view PanoVu camera, delivering a highly detailed panoramic display. PanoVu’s advanced functionality incorporating video analysis and multiple target-tracking algorithm, was shown to deliver highly-effective alarm indication of intrusion detection, line crossing, and region entrance and exiting. Turbo HD 3.0 Solution Alongside this was the acclaimed Turbo HD 3.0 Solution, which upgrades an analog system to 5 MP-resolution, making high-definition surveillance systems possible without the costly replacement of existing coaxial cables. Engineered with high-calibre H.264+ compression, Turbo HD 3.0 technology reduces bitrates by up to 50% while maintaining high-quality video. Thermal Camera Range Also featured on the stand was the new Thermal camera range. Offered in static and PTZ versions, thermal only, or thermal and video imaging with 36x optical zoom, their thermal imaging capability extends to up to 1200m at resolutions up to 640 x 512 pixels, no matter what the light level or weather. Standard Hikvision cameras were also displayed adapted for License Plate Recognition (LPR) applications, using free-to-download software, adding further application functionality. Also demonstrated were new Hikvision intercom systems, including designer styled intercom door stations, with vandal proof and built-in biometrics / face detection models too. For door entry systems, Hikvision displayed a selection of new access control readers. Targeting Numerous Vertical Markets Meanwhile, Hikvision also introduced a series of security solutions for vertical markets, including Retail, Transportation, Building and much more. For instance, for mobile CCTV applications including buses, coaches and trains, Hikvision displayed their new PTZ camera designed for vehicle use – complete with magnetic base, 3G/4G control and built-in WIFI, 8-hour on-board battery and two SD card slots. “We are really pleased with the record numbers of visitors to the Hikvision stand at IFSEC 2016,” said Cynthia Ho, Vice President at Hikvision. “As an end-to-end security solutions provider, we were delighted to demonstrate our expanded range of security products to our UK and international customers, and look forward to supporting their business growth throughout another successful year.”Add to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 1920 x 1080, HD, Digital (DSP), Infrared, Auto Iris, 0.001 lux, C/CS mount, 12 V DC / 24 V AC, Motion Activated, Wide Dynamic Range, 1920 x 1080, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/25(1/30) s ~ 1/50,000 s, > 52, Internal, NTSC, PAL, Zoom, 1Vp-p Composite Output(75ohms/BNC), 4.5 W, 69 x 57 x 149, 400, -30 ~ +60°C (-22 ~ +140 F), 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 700, Digital (DSP), Infrared, 0 lux, 12 V DC, Motion Activated, 2.8 ~ 12, Wide Dynamic Range, PAL: 976 x 582; NTSC: 976 x 494, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, PAL: 1/50 s ~ 1/100,000 s; NTSC: 1/60 s ~ 1/100,000 s, > 62, Internal, NTSC, PAL, 1Vp-p composite output (75 ohms/BNC), 4.5 W, 88 x 89 x 258, 1,350, -10 ~ +60 C (14 ~ 140 F), IP66, 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 700, Digital (DSP), Pinhole, 0.006 lux, 12 V DC, 3.7, Wide Dynamic Range, 976 x 582, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, 1/50s ~ 1/100,000s, > 62, PAL, 1Vp-p Composite Output (75ohms/BNC), 2 W, 30 x 31 x 21, 200, -10 ~ +60 C (14 ~ 140 F), 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 600, Digital (DSP), Infrared, Auto Iris, 0 lux, 12 V DC, 2.8 ~ 12, 752 x 582, Back Light Compensation, White Balance, 1/50 ~ 1/100,000s, > 62, Internal, PAL, NTSC, 1Vp-p composite output (75 Ohm/BNC), 7.5 W, 88 x 89 x 258, 1,350, -10 ~ +60 C (14 ~ 140 F), 90Add to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 720, Digital (DSP), Infrared, 0 lux, 12 V DC, 2.8 ~ 12, 1280 x 960, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, PAL: 1/25 s ~ 1/25,000 s; NTSC: 1/30 s ~ 1/30,000 s, > 62, Internal, NTSC, PAL, 1Vp-p composite output (75 ohms/BNC), 5 W, 105 x 87 x 267, 1,350, -40 ~ +60 C (-40 ~ +140 F), IP66, 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 600, Digital (DSP), Infrared, 0 lux, 2.8 ~ 12, 720 x 480, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, 1/30 ~ 1/15,000 s, > 52, Internal, NTSC, 1Vp-p Composite Output(75 ohms / BNC), 5 W, 88 x 89 x 256, 1,350, -40 ~ +60 C (-40 ~ +140 F), IP66, 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 720 p, HD, Digital (DSP), Infrared, 0 lux, 12 V DC, 3.6, 1280 x 720, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, 1/25(1/30) ~ 1/50,000 s, > 52, Internal, 3.5 W, 70 x 150, 360, -40 ~ +60 C (-40 ~ +140 F), IP66, 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
Colour / Monochrome, 1MP, HD, Digital (DSP), Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 0 ~ 0.1 lux, 12 V DC, Motion Activated, 2.8 ~ 6, Wide Dynamic Range, 1296 x 732, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/25(1/30) ~ 1/50,000s, >62, Internal, PAL, NTSC, 4 W, 70 x 155, 300, -40 ~ +60 C (-40 ~ +140 F), IP66, 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
Colour / Monochrome, 1MP, Digital (DSP), Auto Iris, 0.005 lux, 12 V DC, 2.8, Wide Dynamic Range, 1280 x 720, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/25 ~ 1/50, 000 s, Internal, PAL, NTSC, 1 HD analogue output/1 CVBS output (75Ω/BNC), 1.5 W, 32 x 32 x 22, 200, -40 ~ +60 C (-40 ~ +140 F), 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
Colour / Monochrome, 2MP, Digital (DSP), Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 0 ~ 0.005 lux, C/CS mount, 12 V DC, 24 V AC, Wide Dynamic Range, 1920 x 1080, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/25 (1/30) ~ 1/50,000 s, Internal, PAL, NTSC, 1 HD analogue output/1 CVBS output (75Ω/BNC), 3 W, 69 x 54 x 56, 175, -30 ~ +60 C (-22 ~ +140 F), 0 ~ 80Add to Compare
Colour / Monochrome, 4K, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 0 ~ 0.003 lux, C/CS mount, 12 V DC, 24 V AC, Wide Dynamic Range, 3840 × 2160, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/12.5 (1/15 ) ~ 1/10,000 s, Internal, PAL, NTSC, 1 HD analog output, 10 W, 145 x 58 x 70, 520, -40 ~ +60 C (-40 ~ +140 F), 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
Colour / Monochrome, 1080p, Digital (DSP), Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 0 ~ 0.01 lux, 12 V DC, Motion Activated, 2.8 ~ 6, Wide Dynamic Range, 1964 x 1116, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/25 (1/30) ~ 1/50,000 s, >62, Internal, PAL, NTSC, 4 W, 97 x 100 x 47, 300, -40 ~ +60 C (-40 ~ +140 F), IK07, 0 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/2 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 7MP, Digital (DSP), 1 ~ 1/100,000 s lux, 100 ~ 240 V AC, 3392 x 2008, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1Vp-p composite output (75 Ω/BNC), 30 W, 180 x 153 x 636, 6,500, -20 ~ +60 C (-4 ~ +140 F), IP54, 5 ~ 95Add to Compare
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Display solutions play a key role in SOCs in providing the screens needed for individuals and teams to visualize and share the multiple data sources needed in an SOC today. Security Operation Center (SOC) Every SOC has multiple sources and inputs, both physical and virtual, all of which provide numerous data points to operators, in order to provide the highest levels of physical and cyber security, including surveillance camera feeds, access control and alarm systems for physical security, as well as dashboards and web apps for cyber security applications. Today’s advancements in technology and computing power not only have increasingly made security systems much more scalable, by adding hundreds, if not thousands, of more data points to an SOC, but the rate at which the data comes in has significantly increased as well. Accurate monitoring and surveillance This has made monitoring and surveillance much more accurate and effective, but also more challenging for operators, as they can’t realistically monitor the hundreds, even thousands of cameras, dashboards, calls, etc. in a reactive manner. Lacking situational awareness is often one of the primary factors in poor decision making In order for operators in SOC’s to be able to mitigate incidents in a less reactive way and take meaningful action, streamlined actionable data is needed. This is what will ensure operators in SOC truly have situational awareness. Situational awareness is a key foundation of effective decision making. In its simplest form, ‘It is knowing what is going on’. Lacking situational awareness is often one of the primary factors in poor decision making and in accidents attributed to human error. Achieving ‘true’ situational awareness Situational awareness isn’t just what has already happened, but what is likely to happen next and to achieve ‘true’ situational awareness, a combination of actionable data and the ability to deliver that information or data to the right people, at the right time. This is where visualization platforms (known as visual networking platforms) that provide both the situational real estate, as well as support for computer vision and AI, can help SOCs achieve true situational awareness Role of computer vision and AI technologies Proactive situational awareness is when the data coming into the SOC is analyzed in real time and then, brought forward to operators who are decision makers and key stakeholders in near real time for actionable visualization. Computer vision is a field of Artificial Intelligence that trains computers to interpret and understand digital images and videos. It is a way to automate tasks that the human visual system can also carry out, the automatic extraction, analysis and understanding of useful information from a single image or a sequence of images. There are numerous potential value adds that computer vision can provide to operation centers of different kinds. Here are some examples: Face Recognition: Face detection algorithms can be applied to filter and identify an individual. Biometric Systems: AI can be applied to biometric descriptions such as fingerprint, iris, and face matching. Surveillance: Computer vision supports IoT cameras used to monitor activities and movements of just about any kind that might be related to security and safety, whether that's on the job safety or physical security. Smart Cities: AI and computer vision can be used to improve mobility through quantitative, objective and automated management of resource use (car parks, roads, public squares, etc.) based on the analysis of CCTV data. Event Recognition: Improve the visualization and the decision-making process of human operators or existing video surveillance solutions, by integrating real-time video data analysis algorithms to understand the content of the filmed scene and to extract the relevant information from it. Monitoring: Responding to specific tasks in terms of continuous monitoring and surveillance in many different application frameworks: improved management of logistics in storage warehouses, counting of people during event gatherings, monitoring of subway stations, coastal areas, etc. Computer Vision applications When considering a Computer Vision application, it’s important to ensure that the rest of the infrastructure in the Operation Center, for example the solution that drives the displays and video walls, will connect and work well with the computer vision application. The best way to do this of course is to use a software-driven approach to displaying information and data, rather than a traditional AV hardware approach, which may present incompatibilities. Software-defined and open technology solutions Software-defined and open technology solutions provide a wider support for any type of application the SOC may need Software-defined and open technology solutions provide a wider support for any type of application the SOC may need, including computer vision. In the modern world, with everything going digital, all security services and applications have become networked, and as such, they belong to IT. AV applications and services have increasingly become an integral part of an organization’s IT infrastructure. Software-defined approach to AV IT teams responsible for data protection are more in favor of a software-defined approach to AV that allow virtualised, open technologies as opposed to traditional hardware-based solutions. Software’s flexibility allows for more efficient refreshment cycles, expansions and upgrades. The rise of AV-over-IP technologies have enabled IT teams in SOC’s to effectively integrate AV solutions into their existing stack, greatly reducing overhead costs, when it comes to technology investments, staff training, maintenance, and even physical infrastructure. AV-over-IP software platforms Moreover, with AV-over-IP, software-defined AV platforms, IT teams can more easily integrate AI and Computer Vision applications within the SOC, and have better control of the data coming in, while achieving true situational awareness. Situational awareness is all about actionable data delivered to the right people, at the right time, in order to address security incidents and challenges. Situational awareness is all about actionable data delivered to the right people Often, the people who need to know about security risks or breaches are not physically present in the operation centers, so having the data and information locked up within the four walls of the SOC does not provide true situational awareness. hyper-scalable visual platforms Instead there is a need to be able to deliver the video stream, the dashboard of the data and information to any screen anywhere, at any time — including desktops, tablets phones — for the right people to see, whether that is an executive in a different office or working from home, or security guards walking the halls or streets. New technologies are continuing to extend the reach and the benefits of security operation centers. However, interoperability plays a key role in bringing together AI, machine learning and computer vision technologies, in order to ensure data is turned into actionable data, which is delivered to the right people to provide ‘true’ situational awareness. Software-defined, AV-over-IP platforms are the perfect medium to facilitate this for any organizations with physical and cyber security needs.
The global pandemic has triggered considerable innovation and change in the video surveillance sector. Last year, organizations around the globe embraced video surveillance technologies to manage social distancing, monitor occupancy levels in internal and external settings, and enhance their return-to-work processes. Forced to reimagine nearly every facet of their operations for a new post-COVID reality, companies were quick to seize on the possibilities offered by today’s next-generation video surveillance systems. Whether that was utilizing motion sensing technologies to automatically close doors or switch on lighting in near-deserted office facilities. Or checking if people were wearing masks and adhering to distancing rules. Or keeping a watchful eye on streets and public spaces during mandated curfew hours. Beyond surveillance and monitoring use cases, organizations also took advantage of a raft of new Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications to undertake a range of tasks. Everything from automating their building management and optimizing warehouse operations, to increasing manufacturing output and undertaking predictive maintenance. Behind the scenes, three key trends all contributed to the growing ubiquity of video surveillance observed in a variety of government, healthcare, corporate, retail, and industry settings. Video surveillance takes to the Cloud Last year the shift to digital working led organizations to rapidly embrace cloud-enabled services, including cloud-hosted Video Surveillance As A Service (VSaaS) solutions that provide tremendous economies of scale and flexibility. Alongside significant cost savings, these solutions make it easier for organizations to enhance their disaster recovery and manage their video surveillance estate in new and highly effective ways. Surveillance cameras with audio recording were used more than 200% by customers between 2016 and 2020 For example, in addition to enabling remote access and maintenance, today’s cloud-powered systems eliminate any need to invest in local storage technologies that all too often fail to keep pace with an organization’s growing data storage requirements. Indeed, data from our worldwide customer base survey reveals how in 2020 an impressive 63% of organizations had abandoned using any on-premises storage option and were instead only storing all their video surveillance recordings and data in the Cloud. A deeper review of the global stats shows that the average cloud recording retention period for this stored data was 28.2 days, with organizations in Asia topping the global average at 38 days – 33% higher than was observed in any other region. Improvements in bandwidth and scalability engendered by the Cloud have also helped boost the growing utilization of audio recordings in addition to visual image capture. Indeed, our research found the number of surveillance cameras with an audio recording facility used by customers jumped more than 200% between 2016 and 2020. Making sense of Big Data The enhanced ease of connectivity and scalable bandwidth made possible by the Cloud is stimulating more companies to connect a lot more video surveillance cameras to their networks. The top motivation for doing so is to generate live metrics and data that can be utilized to deliver enhanced business insights and operational intelligence. In recent years, a rich choice of video analytics solutions have been developed for a variety of industry verticals. The range of functionalities on offer is impressive and covers a variety of applications. Everything from making it easy to classify and track objects and behavior patterns in real-time, to undertaking anomaly detection, or generating predictions based on past and present events/activities. Data collected via today’s cloud connected cameras can now also be used to feed deep learning training and AI analytics, utilizing the unparalleled virtualized processing capacity of the Cloud to convert Big Data into usable information quickly. By integrating this information with data from other enterprise data capture systems, organizations are now able to gain a 360-degree view of their operations – in almost real-time. IT is now in the driving seat No longer the sole preserve of on-site security staff, the wider application and business use of video surveillance means that IT is increasingly taking the lead role where the management and control of these systems are concerned. IT is asked to integrate video surveillance into key enterprise platforms to generate the data that business leaders need Aside from the fact that IT has a vested interest in addressing the cybersecurity implications that come with attaching a growing range of IoT devices to the enterprise network, they’re also increasingly being asked to integrate video surveillance into key enterprise platforms to generate the data that business leaders need. As organizations expand their integration of video with other business applications, such as point of sale, access control, process control, and manufacturing systems, this trend is only set to accelerate. Looking to the future Right now, the video surveillance industry is at a key tipping point, as video systems become increasingly strategic for enabling the enterprise to boost productivity, stay compliant, and fulfill its obligations to protect employees and customers. As the technology’s contribution to enhanced data-driven decision-making and problem solving continues to increase, expect the adoption of IP connected video cameras to burgeon as organizations look to capture more data from their day-to-day business operations.
Though many office workers across the globe have found themselves working remotely for the past year, we are seeing a bit of a silver lining, as vaccine rollouts hint at a return to some pre-pandemic sense of normalcy. However, while some of us might opt for a fully-remote work life, others are anticipating a hybrid solution. Even before the pandemic, offices were taking a new, more open layout approach—moving past the days of cubicles and small office configurations. Going forward, offices and other workspaces will be tasked with supporting a hybrid work solution, as well as increasing hygiene measures. Video intercom solution This is where an IP video intercom solution can assist. Below are four ways they can help usher in a smarter, safer work environment: Video intercoms assist in creating a more hygienic work environment - The outbreak of COVID-19 has raised awareness of germs and just how easily a virus can be transmitted by face-to-face contact. Germ barriers are popping up in many aspects of our daily lives, where we were not likely to see them before Unfortunately, the door is also the easiest of these germ barriers to breach As such, we’re becoming accustomed to seeing plexiglass barriers at restaurants, grocery stores, and even coffee shops. However, many don’t realize that one of the best germ barriers is a simple door. Unfortunately, the door is also the easiest of these germ barriers to breach. All it takes is a knock or a doorbell ring to make us open our germ barrier and be face-to-face with whomever is on the other side. Increasing hygiene safety A simple step to increase hygiene safety and visitor security in commercial buildings and workspaces is an IP video intercom. Installing a video intercom will allow staff to see and speak with visitors without breaching that all-important germ barrier. A video intercom system provides a first line of defense, enabling the user to visually confirm the identity of the person on the other side of the door first before granting access. It can also be used to make sure proper procedures are being followed before a person is allowed to enter, such as using hand sanitizer, wearing a mask, and following social distancing guidelines. Basic security needs A major topic of conversation the past year has been how to manage occupancy in all facilities Video intercoms for occupancy management and basic security - A major topic of conversation the past year has been how to manage occupancy in all facilities—ranging from grocery stores and retail shops to restaurants and commercial buildings. Workspaces and offices are no exception. A video intercom provides a quick and convenient method of seeing who, or what, is on the unsecure side of the door before opening. For basic security needs, if a business has a door opening into an alley, a video intercom would be used to ensure no one is waiting outside to force their way in when the door is opened. Personal protection equipment Such solutions can also be used to ensure a person is carrying proper credentials, or wearing proper personal protection equipment (PPE), before entering a sensitive area. For example, if a lab has a room which can only be accessed by two persons at a time wearing specific protective gear, a video intercom could ensure each person is properly equipped, before allowing access that particular room. Additionally, for office or workspaces that have shared common areas, such as a cafeteria, gym or even conference rooms, managing access to these spaces will remain a priority, especially with post-pandemic restrictions in place. Video intercoms are a comprehensive safety and security tool for any workspace Deliveries of packages, work-related materials, or even food are common in any office or workspace. Video intercoms can assist in facilitating safe deliveries by visually and audibly confirming the identity of the individual. The visitor could be your next big client, your lunch delivery, a fellow employee with a faulty access card, or your mail. Video intercoms are a comprehensive safety and security tool for any workspace. Visitor management systems Video intercoms provide a cost-effective solution in small to mid-sized office facilities - One significant advantage of video intercom systems is the variety of applications available. Systems range from simple one-to-one video intercoms, to buzz-in systems, to full-fledged visitor management systems in mixed-use buildings. While they might lack the resources and manpower many enterprises have, small-to medium-sized offices can also take steps to ensure the safety of their staff and customers. Like any business, controlling who comes into the building is a primary way of maintaining safety. Video intercoms work in conjunction with access control systems to provide an identifying view of visitors or employees with lost or missing credentials. They allow staff to both see and hear those on the unsecured side of the door to determine intent before granting access. Most quality video intercoms will provide a clear enough image to allow an identification card to be read by holding it close to the lens, adding another opportunity to verify identity. Touchless intercom activation One major trend is the option of providing a touchless door activation Video intercoms provide a touchless option - Even prior to COVID-19, one major trend is the option of providing a touchless door activation or touchless intercom activation of a video intercom for those without proper credentials. Though touchless isn’t a new solution to the access control market, the pandemic introduced a renewed focus on these types of solutions to provide hygienic access to visitors. For offices and other workspaces looking to make investments into post-pandemic solutions to assist in reopening, touchless can support these efforts. When it comes to smart, secure workspaces, many people think instantly of cameras or monitors, access control, and alarm systems. Proper access credentials However, video intercoms are often the missing piece of a building’s security puzzle. A video intercom provides an identifying view that is not always available from a camera covering a large area. They allow those without proper access credentials a method of requesting entry, and just like cameras, they can be activated by alarms to allow staff to clearly see and communicate. If a workspace or office is important enough to be secure, it’s important enough to be sure of who is there before the door is opened. In 2021, it’s not enough to ensure the physical security of your staff and visitors, but also to ensure they are accessing a hygienic environment. Video intercoms provide that security and peace of mind.
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