Technology & Trends - Analog Transmission

HD Over Coax Provides Cost-effective Video Surveillance Upgrade

According to IHS Market, it is estimated that there are over 60 million security cameras in the United States, and other reports say these cameras capture more than four billion hours of footage per week. Over the last decade, IP camera technology has dominated the conversation as it has provided users with a broad offering of enhanced image quality and features. With a large percentage of existing security systems relying on analog, many end users looking for high definition (HD) video qualit...

How To Use Video Analytics And Metadata To Prevent Terrorist Attacks

Today ‘terrorism’ has become a word we use and hear every day. The goal of terrorism is a media product - information delivered to nearly every house in the world. So, the weapon of terrorism is information. Therefore, the way we defend and prevent terrorism must also be based on intelligent processing of information - and an early awareness of potential threats and effective preventive action may eliminate most attacks. Video analytics, automated surveillance and AI decision-making...

Are Your Surveillance Monitors Prepared For The Latest Video Technology Developments?

Everybody has been hooked on the discussions about Analog HD or IP systems, but shouldn’t we really be thinking about WiFi and 5G connectivity, removing the need for expensive cabling? Are wireless networks secure enough? What is the potential range? Even the basic question about whether or not the network is capable of transferring the huge (and growing) amount of data required for High Res Video, which will soon be quadrupled with the advent of 4K and higher resolutions. The Future Of...

Extenders Convert Media For Longer Video Distance Runs

IP/PoE systems eliminate the need for local power, thus saving installation costs Cost considerations are an important reason to use existing installed cable as part of a new system infrastructure. Extenders in the form of media converters can help. For almost three decades, video surveillance systems existed in the form of analog systems. Video coaxial cable was the primary method of transmission with a limited distance of about 750 feet. Analog systems required separate pow...

Choosing The Right Cable For Networking Infrastructure

The use of multiple wires has advantages for network transmission Network connection to a remote device begins by considering the type of cable. In some cases, installed cable may already be present and available for reuse, or you may have the option to install a new cable. Let’s review the major types of cable used for most security applications, their advantages and disadvantages. Types Of Cables In general, there are four major types of cable. First is coaxial cab...

Video Surveillance Advancements Increase Hospital & Healthcare Security

Part 3 of our Security in Healthcare series Megapixel and higher-definition cameras are meeting the security and surveillance needs of a variety of hospital and healthcare facilities Video is a major component of most hospital and healthcare security systems. Among the big video trends are greater integration of video with other systems, and increased use of higher-megapixel cameras and 180-degree and 360-degree-view cameras to monitor larger areas. Variety Of Video...

IFSEC Day 2: HD Analog, Video Compression And Drones

H.265 compression continued to be a popular topic from exhibitors on the second day of IFSEC Video beyond security, compression, HD over analog and integration were on the lips of several exhibitors at IFSEC International 2016. Strangely for a security exhibition, there were plenty of exhibitors talking about non-security applications on the second day of IFSEC International in London. For Axis Communications, Atul Rajput, Regional Director for Northern Europe, said the...

SourceSecurity.com Technology Report - HDCVI 3.0: Re-Empowering The Analog Coax Infrastructure For Intelligent UHD Video

What's The Technology Report About? This SourceSecurity.com Technology Report will describe one of those analog HD-over-coax technologies, HDCVI 3.0 by Dahua, which is poised to have a dramatic impact on the video market in the next several years. New capabilities of HDCVI 3.0 include broad compatibility with a range of other (even competing) technologies; higher resolutions including Ultra HD (UHD) or 4K; and intelligent functions comparable to those available in IP...

Nextchip Disrupts Analog Surveillance Market With HD Technology Amidst Growing IP Trend

Some companies, like Nextchip, have continued to develop technology foranalog solutions despite the IP trend The growing sales of IP-based solutions in the surveillance market is a well-discussed topic. Security companies are rushing to grab a slice of this lucrative pie. However, at the same time, analog surveillance systems have continued to retain their appeal for many end users. Aware of this demand, some companies have continued to develop technology for analog solutions...

HD CCTV: A New Perspective On The Future Of Analog Surveillance

With innovation continuing in HD CCTV, analog video surveillancemay be around for some time What’s your stance on the analog-to-IP video migration? When will it happen? Will analog go away entirely? Talk to any security company and they’ll admit they love the simplicity of the installation and setup of analog cameras. They know how to deploy it quickly, saving labor costs and also, can use the familiar and ever-present coaxial cabling network. That’s the here...

IP Innovation Continues, But Interest For Analog HD Also On Rise

IDIS was a new name in the security market in 2015, and we asked the company to comment on interesting trends in the market at year-end. Here is that discussion.    SourceSecurity.com: How did the economy affect the industry in 2015? Keith Drummond, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing, IDIS America: The surveillance market had been quite resilient as it relates to the overall economy over the 15 years I have been in the industry, and 2015 has been no different. It s...

Casino Market Conversion From Analogue To IP Eased By Hybrid Surveillance Systems

IP video recording systems offer high-resimaging, speed & analytics to its end users  Familiarity With Analog Systems Familiarity is one factor in the slow conversion of casino customers to IP technologies. Many end users and integrators are comfortable with and have long-term experience with the more simplistic analog systems. However, as IP systems continue to become easier to install and maintain with more plug-and-play technology, this dynamic should ch...