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The DCS-6010L is the first fisheye fixed dome camera from D-Llink. Built with a fisheye lens and a 2 megapixel sensor makes it perfect for monitoring large areas. You can also access and configure the camera remotely. It comes with a wealth of features that enhance its surveillance capabilities, making it ideal for any situation. Key features: Anywhere Access with mydlink The 360° Fisheye Cloud Camera is Cloud -enabled, which means that you can access and configure your camera remotely, no matter where you are. See your camera’s live view through the mydlink website, or download the mydlink mobile app and view your camera directly on your iOS or Android mobile device. Keep an eye on your home while you’re at work, or check on the office when you’re out on the road; Cloud makes it all possible. Powerful fisheye lens featuring 360 degree surround view Featuring an F2.4 Fisheye Lens, the Cloud Camera 6100 provides a true 360° surround view, allowing you to keep an eye on entire rooms, halls, entryways and more. It can also provide a 180° panoramic view as a wall mount, giving you additional surveillance versatility. Industry-leading advanced image processing Hemispherical images captured from the fisheye camera can be converted into conventional rectilinear projection for viewing and analysis. Record in HD (1600 x 1200) at up to 15 frames per second With Cloud Camera 6100’s HD capability, you’ll be able to see faces more clearly and surroundings more vividly. Experience the confidence of HD clarity. Easy Installation, Easier Setup With the easy installation and setup of the Cloud Camera 6100, you’ll start experiencing the benefits of peace of mind in minutes. With simple WPS push button setup and the remote viewing options offered by the mydlink app, your focus can remain on monitoring what you value – not on a complicated setup process. ONVIF Compliant Easily incorporate with other cameras and Video Management Software.Add to Compare
24/7 camera surveillance The DCS-2210 / DCS-2230 is a versatile surveillance solution that is perfect for monitoring low-light environments in a business. It combines a high-resolution 2 Megapixel sensor with a built-in IR LED to help you keep watch over areas in complete darkness. The DCS-2210 / DCS-2230 also includes a built-in IR cut filter, making it suitable for both day and night applications. Additionally, the DCS-2210/DCS-2230 is a complete system with a built-in CPU and web server that transmits high quality video images for security and surveillance. Simple installation and an intuitive web-based interface offer easy integration within an Ethernet or 802.11n wireless network (DCS-2230 only). The DCS-2210/DCS-2230 also comes with remote monitoring and motion detection features for a complete, cost-effective security solution. Wireless n connectivity The DCS-2230 includes 802.11n wireless for fast and easy integration into an existing network environment. Wireless N allows users to stream high-quality video to remote sites and mobile devices. A Site Survey feature also allows users to view and connect to nearby wireless networks with ease. The DCS-2210/ DCS-2230 also includes a standard Ethernet port for connections to traditional wired networks. ePTZ for surveying regions of interest The ePTZ feature allows users to select a target region for close-up viewing simply by clicking on the video feed displayed within their browser. ePTZ makes use of the camera’s 2 mexapixel resolution to survey a large area effortlessly. Since ePTZ requires no moving parts, there is no need to worry about the camera having mechanical failures, due to its fixed 6 mm lens Easy to configure and operate These network cameras support the Universal Plug-n-Play feature, which allows computers running on Windows XP/Vista/7 to automatically recognize the cameras and add it to the network. Sign up with one of the free Dynamic DNS services available on the web to assign a name and domain to each of the cameras (e.g. mycamera.dlinkddns.com), and remotely access the cameras without having to remember the IP address. Businesses can also view up to 32 live cameras from a central location using the included D-ViewCam software. D-ViewCam has a robust set of features including automated e-mail alerts which can instantly inform administrators of suspicious or unusual activities, within the camera’s environment. ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) compliant ONVIF is an open industry forum for the development of a global standard for the interface of IP based physical security products. ONVIF identifies a standard for how IP products within video surveillance and other physical security areas can communicate with each other ensuring interoperability between products regardless of brand. The DCS-2210/DCS-2230 are ONVIF compliant and therefore interoperable with other manufacturer’s products on the same network such as cameras, storage systems, video analytics products and Video Management Systems.Add to Compare
The DCS-7010L HD Mini Bullet Outdoor Camera is a Cloud-enabled IP Surveillance outdoor camera that lets you monitor an area 24 hours a day. A durable, rugged housing and a powerful IR LED illuminator make it ideal for all-day outdoor surveillance. 24/7 HD Surveillance The DCS-7010L is built with a megapixel image sensor to give you high-quality snapshots and video with resolutions up to 720p HD. This gives you sharp, high-resolution snapshots and videos with rich detail. Get a closer look with ePTZ, which lets you zoom in, zoom out, and pan across your camera’s video so you can survey a large area easily. An infrared cut removable (ICR) filter is also built into the DCS-7010L, which blocks infrared light during the day for improved image quality. At night, it moves out of the way to use all available light for low-light surveillance, and paired with a powerful IR LED illuminator with a 10 meter range, this camera can monitor an area even in complete darkness. Built for the Outdoors Specially built for outdoor use, the DCS-7010L has a solid metal IP-66 weatherproof housing that protects it from dirt and rain. A Power over Ethernet (PoE) port allows you to connect the camera to your network and power it through a single cable, simplifying deployment and doing away with the need for a nearby power outlet. A wire-in bracket protects cables from damage and provides a clean installation. Anywhere Access with mydlink The HD Mini Bullet Outdoor Cloud Camera is cloud-enabled, which means that you can access and configure your camera remotely, no matter where you are. See your camera’s live view through the mydlink website, or download the mydlink mobile app and view your camera directly on your iOS or Android mobile device. Keep an eye on your home while you’re at work, or check on the office when you’re out on the road; mydlink makes it all possible. Zero Configuration If you have a mydlink-enabled Cloud Router, setting up and configuring your DCS-7010L is a snap, thanks to Zero Configuration. Simply connect your camera to its power adapter and then connect your camera to your mydlink?enabled Cloud Router with an Ethernet cable - the camera will automatically be added to your account. mydlink does the hard work for you, allowing users to set up and use their mydlink-enabled cameras immediately. Built for Versatility The DCS-7010L comes with a wealth of features that enhance its surveillance capabilities, making it ideal for any situation. A passive infrared (PIR) sensor detects motion near the camera, allowing it to automatically record video and send you a notification when motion is detected. Audio in and out connectors can be connected to a microphone and speaker, allowing for 2-way communication and making the DCS-7010L ideal for use in entryways. A Complete, Expandable Surveillance Solution The DCS-7010L is a self-sufficient surveillance solution, capable of recording snapshots and video to a MicroSD card without requiring a PC or network storage device. If you want to expand your surveillance options, D-ViewCam management software is also included, giving you the ability to manage up to 32 cameras with a robust set of features, including multi-camera views and automated e-mail alerts to keep you informed of suspicious or unusual activities...Add to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 640 x 480 resolution, Network, Auto Iris, 12 V DC, CS mount, Motion Activated, 30 fps, 1/50 ~1/100,000 sec, 58, PAL, NTSC, IPv4, ARP, TCP/IP, UDP, RTSP, RTP, RTCP, HTTP*, 5.5 W, 0 ~ 40, Microsoft Windows 7 / Vista/XP, Internet Explorer 6 or higher, 20 ~ 80Add to Compare
High resolution surveillance The D-Link DCS-3716 is a high-end Full HD Day & Night WDR Network Camera, equipped with a 1/2.8” 3 Megapixel WDR Progressive Scan CMOS sensor and a 3.1-8.0 mm DC auto iris lens. The DCS-3716 captures video in both dark and light environments, or even subjects shot against a backlight by neutralising imperfect lighting and generating a realistic image. In addition, the removable IR-cut filter for day/night functionality provides clear detail and high quality video at any point during the day or night. The DCS-3716 incorporates Power over Ethernet (PoE) and an SD card slot, allowing it to be easily installed in a variety of locations.Multiple video streams The DCS-3716 supports simultaneous streaming of H.264, MPEG-4, and MJPEG video to provide both high-quality and bandwidth-efficient compression formats. MJPEG delivers excellent file integrity, ideal for situations which require high image detail. H.264 and MPEG-4 produce a small file size, useful for extended recording or for use in low-bandwidth networks. Additionally, the DCS-3716 supports multicast H.264 MPEG-4 streaming, allowing users to view the camera feed by subscribing to a multicast IP address on the network.Flexible connectivity The DCS-3716 includes input and output ports allowing connectivity to external devices such as IR sensors, switches, and alarm relays. It also comes with an RS-485 interface, providing connectivity to an optional pan/tilt enclosure which effectively adds pan/tilt functionality to the DCS-3716. An additional 12 V interface provides power for an optional LED illuminator.Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) applicationsThe Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) function provides clear images even under backlit conditions where the intensity of illumination can vary significantly, making the DCS-3716 perfect for extreme high-contrast environments. For example, when placed indoors, the DCS-3716 will adjust itself to the intense sunlight that may be streaming in through a nearby window. This makes it an ideal solution for security applications.Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) compliant ONVIF is an open industry forum for the development of a global standard for the interface of IP based physical security products. ONVIF identifies a standard for how IP products within video surveillance and other physical security areas can communicate with each other ensuring interoperability between products regardless of brand. The DCS-3716 is ONVIF compliant and therefore interoperable with other manufacturer’s products on the same network such as cameras, storage systems, video analytics products and Video Management Systems.Centralised management with D-ViewCam™The D-ViewCam™ IP camera surveillance software is a comprehensive surveillance system designed to centrally manage multiple IP cameras. Supporting up to 32 IP cameras, D-ViewCam™ is compatible with all current D-Link IP cameras, Video Servers and offers digital monitoring and recording capabilities of video, audio, and events for various security applications. This software provides users with a wide array of features for added convenience, including video recording, playback, video live view, offering users powerful surveillance software that’s easy to use. D-ViewCam™ software is included free of charge with the DCS-3716.Add to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour, 1024 x 768 resolution, Digital (DSP), Network, 0.5 lux, 100 ~ 240 V AC, 5.01, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 50, MPEG-4 / MJPEG, IPv4, ARP, TCP/IP, UDP, RTSP, RTP, RTCP, HTTP*, 6 W, 281.4, 72 x 110 x 37, 0, Microsoft Windows 7 / Vista/XP, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Netscape, Oper, 20 ~ 80Add to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 1280 x 720 resolution, Network, 12 V DC, CS mount, Motion Activated, 3.5 ~ 8, 30 fps, White Balance, Zoom, IPv4, TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP, DHCP Client, NTP Client*, 3.6 W, 560, 180 x 80 x 52.9, 0 ~ 40, Microsoft Windows 7 / Vista/XP, 20 ~ 80Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, Digital (DSP), Network, 1.5 lux, Auto Iris, 12 V DC, 720 x 57, 25/30 fps, 1/50 - 1/110,000 sec, PAL, NTSC, Zoom, IPv4, ARP, TCP/IP, RTSP, RTP, RTCP, HTTP, SMTP*, 12 W, 1,720, 20 ~ +45, Microsoft Windows 7 / Vista/XP, Internet Explorer 6 or higher, 20 ~ 80Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, Digital (DSP), Network, 0.7 lux, Auto Iris, 12 V DC, 720 x 57, 25/30 fps, 1/50 - 1/110,000 sec, PAL, NTSC, Zoom, IPv4, ARP, TCP/IP, RTSP, RTP, RTCP, HTTP, SMTP*, 12 W, 1,720, 20 ~ +45, Microsoft Windows 7 / Vista/XP, Internet Explorer 6 or higher, 20 ~ 80Add to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 640 x 480 resolution, Network, 1 lux, 100 ~ 240 V AC, Motion Activated, 5.01, 30 fps, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 40, IPv4, TCP/IP, RTSP/ RTP/ RTCP, HTTP*, 6.3 W, 280, 80 x 120 x 31, 0 ~ 40, Microsoft Windows 7 / Vista/XP, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Netscape, Oper, 20 ~ 80Add to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour, 1024 x 768 resolution, Digital (DSP), Network, 0.5 lux, 100 ~ 240 V AC, 5.01, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 50, MPEG-4 / MJPEG, IPv4, ARP, TCP/IP, UDP, RTSP, RTP, RTCP, HTTP*, 6 W, 281.4, 72 x 110 x 37, 0, Microsoft Windows 7 / Vista/XP, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Netscape, Oper, 20 ~ 80Add to Compare
1/5 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 640 x 480 resolution, Network, 1.5 lux, 12 V DC, Motion Activated, 30 fps, Auto Gain Control, IPv4, TCP/IP, RTSP/ RTP/ RTCP, hTTP*, 4 W, 521, 80 x 166 x 62, 0 ~ 40, Microsoft Windows 7 / Vista/XP, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Netscape, Oper, 20 ~ 80Add to Compare
The D-Link DCS-7110 is a High-Definition outdoor Day & Night network IP camera, ideal for small-to medium business applications and remote monitoring over the Internet. With built-in IR LEDs, a progressive CMOS sensor, and ICR technology packed in a compact weather-proof outdoor housing, this camera delivers megapixel images under any lighting conditions, including complete darkness. High quality video streams To maximize bandwidth efficiency and improve image quality, the DCS-7110 provides real-time video compression using the H.264, MJPEG and MPEG-4 codecs. Furthermore, the DCS-7110 supports 4 separate profiles for simultaneous video streaming, and is capable of recording in H.264, MJPEG and MPEG 4 compression at megapixel resolution. This kind of versatility enables a wide variety of security applications, such as watching live video through a 3GPP enabled mobile device, or recording to a Network Storage device in high quality while monitoring the same images at lower resolutions. Flexible installation The DCS-7110 supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) connectivity for discreet installation in virtually any indoor or outdoor location. The camera’s built-in 802.3af compliant PoE module eases the installation process by reducing the need to drill holes or lay additional electrical cabling. The DCS-7110 includes external audio support, and input/output ports for connectivity to external devices such as IR sensors and alarm relays. It also comes with an RS-485 interface, providing connectivity to an optional pan/tilt enclosure. Tamper detection Designed to be mounted outdoors, the DCS-7110 is built in an IP66 certified enclosure which protects against the elements and extreme temperatures in a range of -20° to 50°. The tamper detection feature can sense whenever the camera has been redirected, de-focused, blocked, or spray-painted, and respond promptly with a visible or audible alarm. Removable IR-Cut filter The DCS-7110 comes with a ICR Filter which can be manually applied via the web, or set to automatically adjust based on lighting conditions. This feature allows the camera to capture crisp colour images during the daytime, and grayscale images at dark. Onvif compliant The DCS-7110 complies with the Onvif specifications (www.onvif.org), the global standard for network video products. ONVIF-conformant devices and applications from different manufacturers are able to communicate with each other by requesting and sending live view video streams. The specification will also ensure that conformant devices are automatically discovered and connected to network applications such as a video management software platform, making it easy for users and integrators to develop projects and 3rd party applications. Centralised management with D-ViewCam™ The included D-Link D-ViewCam™ (DCS-100) is a sophisticated video management software which enables you to manage up to 32 network cameras, set e-mail alert notifications, create recording schedules, and trigger motion detection to record directly to your hard drive or network folder. D-ViewCam™ also allows you to upload a floor plan of your premises, and create a realistic layout according to the locations of your cameras, further simplifying the management process. Key features: 1/4” Megapixel progressive CMOS sensor HD resolution: 1280 x 800 (Megapixel) at 30 fps IP-66 certified weatherproof housing PoE powered – no need for a separate power supply GPIO (General Purpose I/O) for ease of installation and access Built-in IR LEDs for Day & Night operation (15 m. illumination distance) Built-in IR-Cut Removable (ICR) filter, for enhanced colour rendering in the day and good results in low light conditions New, redesigned web interface with advanced functions Simultaneous streaming in H.264, MJPEG and MPEG-4 compression Hardware-based motion detection Tamper detection IPv6 support Privacy mask function 3GPP support – watch live video from a compatible smartphone Digital I/O support for sensors and alarms RS-485 interface for easy integration with pan/tilt units ONVIF compliant D-ViewCam (DCS-100) monitoring software included (support for up to 32 cameras)Add to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, Network, 1 lux, 100 ~ 240 V AC, Motion Activated, 5.01, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 40, IPv4, TCP/IP, RTSP/ RTP/ RTCP, HTTP*, 4 W, 280, 80 x 120 x 31, 0 ~ 40, Microsoft Windows 7 / Vista/XP, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Netscape, Oper, 20 ~ 80Add to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, Digital (DSP), Network, 0.5 lux, 100 ~ 240 V AC, CS mount, Motion Activated, Back Light Compensation, 58, PAL, NTSC, Zoom, ipv4, arp, tCp/ip, uDp, rtsp, rtp, rtCp, http*, 6.9 W, 577.8, 177 x 78 x 60, 0 ~ 40, Microsoft Windows 7 / Vista/XP, Internet Explorer 6 or higher, 20 ~ 80Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, Digital (DSP), 0.2 lux, Auto Iris, 12 V DC, CS mount, Wide Dynamic Range, 1280 x 72, 30 fps, Back Light Compensation, White Balance, 100 , Zoom, H.264/MPEG-4/MJPE, IPv4, TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP, DHCP Client, NTP Client *, 3.8 W, 569, 0 ~ 40, Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/XP/200, Internet Explorer 6 or higher, 20 ~ 80Add to Compare
Colour / Monochrome, 640 x 480 resolution, 1.61 lux, Auto Iris, 100 ~ 240 V AC, Motion Activated, 4.1 ~ 73.8, 30 fps, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, Zoom, 5.4 W, 1,012, 80 x 143.5 x 92.4, 0 ~ 40, Microsoft Windows 7 / Vista/XP, Internet Explorer 6 or higher, 20 ~ 80Add to Compare
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Las Vegas is a city that bombards you with choices: dozens of glitzy hotels and casinos, a plethora of restaurants and eateries to satisfy any craving and an endless variety of entertainment guaranteed to delight and amuse. With so many options, it’s hard to decide where to spend your time. The same goes for ISC West. Like the city in which it’s being hosted, ISC West 2019 is going to bombard you with more options than ever before. Dozens of new technologies and vendors as well as old familiar faces will be vying for your attention. With only three days, it’s nearly impossible to explore every booth and every vendor. Ultimately, you’ll want to focus your limited time on companies whose partnership can lead to your organization’s long-term success. In that context, I’d like to suggest a few things to think about as you wend your way through this year’s tradeshow. The Next Wave In IP Technology The fact that the whole world is going IP is nothing new. The network-based connectivity trend has been ongoing for more than 25 years. What’s changed is the nomenclature. Today it’s all about the Internet of Things (IoT). What was once exclusively an analog-based video surveillance market has shifted predominantly over to IP For the security industry, the concept of IoT really began with connecting DVRs through a network. Then in 1996, IP cameras – the first true IoT devices – hit the market. Since then, what was once exclusively an analog-based video surveillance market has shifted predominantly over to IP, providing exceptional growth opportunity for any company wanting to be on the leading edge. Today, however, that market is relatively saturated and growing at a much slower rate. In response, consolidation of the market has started to accelerate. Many vendors are disappearing while a select few are becoming stronger. Though the IP video revolution is now a fait accompli, there are still a few ancillary security technologies that are just beginning to jump on the IP convergence bandwagon. I’m referring to two in particular: IP audio systems and IP intercom solutions. Like their IP video cousins, these relatively new IP systems are built on open platform standards and provide the same benefits for convergence as happened in the camera space: better scalability and ROI, more functionality, and easy integration with third party systems. The technology is a great complement to a customer’s existing IP surveillance system or an ideal replacement for an antiquated analog audio system. So I’d recommend spending time at booths showcasing this technology. Listen to the crystal clear sound quality. Learn from the various vendors how easy IP audio systems are to custom configure, remotely manage and scale. And discover the different ways the IP technology can be used, from paging, public address and broadcasting background music to augmenting security systems and perimeter protection solutions. The potential markets that can benefit from this latest IP technology are wide and varied, everything from hotels, hospitals and transportation hubs to educational institutions and retail chains. So it’s well worth your time to take a look at this growing opportunity. AI has proven to dramatically improving the accuracy of Traffic Incident Detection analytics. But it’s too early in the game to assume that AI can be applied across the board Artificial Intelligence: Hype Vs. Reality Video intelligence or video analytics was the big trend a decade ago. But it quickly fizzled out when hype crashed into reality. In the ensuing years algorithms have greatly improved, leading to more reliable analytic performance. Now it’s commonplace for video surveillance solutions to include a wide range of analytics from motion detection and people counting to dwell time analysis, object left behind and license plate recognition. The latest hype to capture the imagination is self-learning systems, often referred to as Deep Learning and Artificial intelligence (AI) With analytics gradually becoming mainstream, the latest hype to capture the imagination is self-learning systems, often referred to as Deep Learning and Artificial intelligence (AI). These self-learning applications parse event data and use what they’ve learned from the experience to make determinations or predictions that can increase the accuracy of future alerts. Before you get swept up in all the big promises that have yet to prove deliverable, take time at ISC West to educate yourself about the current state of the technology. AI works well in some areas. For instance, AI has proven to dramatically improving the accuracy of Traffic Incident Detection analytics. But it’s too early in the game to assume that AI can be applied across the board. Talk to some of the AI vendors at ISC West to learn when and if AI might be right for your organization’s analytic applications. See who has actual, field-proven solutions and who is just offering ideas that might take many years to prove useful in real applications. Connecting With The Right Partner Think of ISC West as the ultimate meet-and-greet. Look around the tradeshow floor and see who might by likely partners Choosing the right partner is as important in business as it is life. Think of ISC West as the ultimate meet-and-greet. Look around the tradeshow floor and see who might by likely partners. You’re sure to find a number of new companies entering the field this year. Also be sure to notice which companies are absent. Have they left the surveillance industry? Are they struggling financially and can no longer afford to show up? If you partnered with them in the past, where does that leave your business today? As you explore potential vendor relationships, make sure you not only look at the arc of their technology development, but also their long-term financial stability and the kind of support services they offer. Cybersecurity should be front and center on your radar, along with timely updates, product integration with your existing technology and ongoing training to gain the most benefit from your investment. Look into how eco-friendly the vendor’s products are, what they’re doing to recycle, minimize waste and lower their carbon footprint Think of ISC West as the ultimate meet-and-greet - look around the tradeshow floor and see who might by likely partners Another important thing to find out is whether their business ethics align with yours. Is sustainability important to your company? How about corporate social responsibility, diversity and inclusion? Ultimately you want to do business with healthy, innovative companies that share your core values. If being green is a fundamental principal of your company, look into how eco-friendly the vendor’s products are, what they’re doing to recycle, minimize waste and lower their carbon footprint. If striving for better global citizenship is your corporate mantra, you need to know how the vendor is assuring their operation complies with environmental laws and regulations. In terms of maintaining social and ethical standards, it’s important to know where the vendor stands on issues such as human rights violations, compulsory child labor, fair wages and sourcing minerals from countries in armed conflict. Go In With A Plan There’s so much to discover at ISC West this year that four days isn’t nearly enough time to see it all. So you’ll have to strategically pick and choose which booths and vendors to visit. I’d advise that you plan out your days in advance so that you can get the most value from the choices you make.
There’s almost no installation that goes 100-percent smoothly in the field of video surveillance. Unexpected issues routinely arise that can increase time on the job, cost of the project and frustration. Manufacturers work on the product side to help ensure their products are easy to install and – when troublesome situations do arise – are flexible enough for installers to quickly find a remedy. Importance Of Ease Of InstallationEase of installation is a very important part of the project to the system integrator because the cost of labor is variable Ease of installation is a very important part of the project to the system integrator because the cost of labor is variable and can be very expensive. In some cases, the cost of labor to install a camera can be more than the cost of the camera! If labor costs are high – or are more expensive than a system integrator planned – they can lose a great deal of money on a project. If a cautious system integrator includes too high of an estimate for labor in a project bid, his overall bid will to high and it could cost him the project. The easier the camera is to install, the lower the labor cost, subsequently achieving higher savings for end-users. Hence it is essential that camera manufacturers develop products that are easy to install or are flexible in the field for system integrators and installers who know that time is money. Enterprise projects can involve thousands of cameras installed Simplifying Installation Of Cameras Camera installation typically involves an electrician, the camera installer and the person who configures the VMS (Video Management Software). Of course, one person can play all three roles, and in many cases, does, but enterprise projects can involve dozens, hundreds or even thousands of cameras with teams of individuals involved in an installation. The electrician runs conduit with an electrical or PoE (Power over Ethernet) connection to the housing or the backplate of the camera; the installer then installs the camera at that location, hooking it up to power; and then a configurator adds cameras to the network and makes adjustments – renaming the camera, setting the frame rate, enabling WDR (Wide Dynamic Range), and the like. When it’s a project that involves different players for any of these functions, there is the potential for a bottleneck and delay in project completion. And if a system integrator is paying an electrician, installer and software configurator – and they are all three on site waiting for each other to finish – that’s a system integrator’s worst-case scenario. Enhancement Through Modular Cameras Video surveillance camera manufacturers like Hanwha Techwin are producing products that take different roles Video surveillance camera manufacturers like Hanwha Techwin are producing products that take the different roles of electrician, installer and configurator into consideration, allowing them to complete their tasks independently. With a focus on modular design which includes a USB Dongle, a device manager, magnetic module and included accessories, the Wisenet X series Plus is one of the fastest cameras to install, service and upgrade – saving installers time and money. Wisenet X series Plus cameras have a detachable camera module that utilize magnets to lock into the housing for instant configuration. Electricians can run conduit with a single PoE connection to the back plate/housing while the configurator is working on configuring the camera module, allowing security professionals to later snap the camera into place in just minutes. The VMS configurator can then come and add the cameras to the network and program their functionality. Modular Cameras Offer Flexibility In the past, an end user might determine after the camera is installed that there aren’t enough pixels on target, or they need certain different functions like video analytics for example, resulting in the time-consuming replacement of the entire camera. With modular-designed cameras, the camera module can be swapped with a new one without having to focus or replace the camera – even to change the resolution or field of view, also Wisenet X series Plus has optional PTRZ modules that can be remotely adjusted to the field of view and the position of the camera lens. Making camera adjustments in the field is also now easier and perhaps even safer. Installers have been known to climb a ladder and juggle a bulky laptop to access the network to be able to see video of how the camera is positioned. Or they’ve had to use analog video output to view the video feed on a separate monitor which provides the field of view, but not megapixel quality. Using a smartphone, the installer can wirelessly see full and not cropped quality video directly from the camera Wisenet X series Plus cameras have a USB port that allows installers to connect it to a small dongle that converts the camera to a Wi-Fi device. Using a smartphone, the installer can wirelessly see full and not cropped quality video directly from the camera. It’s a much easier way to evaluate video while at the camera. Eliminating the second person looking at live view on a computer guiding through a cellphone to the installer to accurately point the camera to the proper position. If system integrators can do some of the legwork prior to even getting on site, it can reduce cost and improve efficiency. Imagine having 300 cameras ready to send to a project site. To configure those cameras, a system integrator has to take each camera out of the box, plug each into a switch, configure it, take it off of the switch and put it back in the box. To improve this process, camera manufacturers have now developed packaging that provides access to the camera port without even having to remove it from the box. It’s an innovative solution that saves time. Modular cameras have optional PTRZ modules that can be remotely adjusted to the field of view Software Programs Help In Enhancing Installation Whether it’s a one-man show or a team of electricians, installers and configurators, software programs can greatly enhance the installation process. Device managers are important tools in adding multiple cameras to a project. Using that 300-camera project, for example, it’s easier when a manufacturer has a device manager that allows the mass programming and configuration of cameras. Adding 300 cameras one by one is time consuming and leaves room for error when making so many multiple entries. A device manager should be able to scan the network and locate its devices, allowing them to be grouped, configured and much more. Every video surveillance camera project is going to have its ups and downs. But camera manufacturers can do their part in the production process to address the many issues known to slow down progress. It’s impressive that many are taking the lead in producing innovations like modular camera design, flexibility in the field and accessible packaging that can truly reduce installation cost and improve efficiency.
For those of you old enough to remember, video matrix switchers were once the heyday of surveillance camera control. These cumbersome antiques were at the heart of every major video surveillance system (video surveillance at the time) in premier gaming properties, government installations and corporate industrial complexes. They required more physical labor to construct and configure than perhaps the pyramids – maybe not – but you get the picture. And then digital video made its way in to the market and everything changed, transforming the physical demands for camera control and management from a hardware-centric to a software driven process. We’ve come a long way in a few short years, and the borders that once defined IT and security continue to diminish, if not disappear completely There’s no doubt that this migration also presented significant challenges as many security professionals often struggled with all things IT and software programming being one of the industry’s soft spots. Fortunately, we’ve come a long way in a few short years, and the borders that once defined IT and security continue to diminish, if not disappear completely. However, the complexities of today’s VMS functionality can be intimidating for anyone tasked with installing one of these systems given all of the user-defined options available from the simplest camera sequencing and bandwidth allocations to mobile management and enterprise level integration. This is where truly advanced VMS solutions need to shine on both the operations and the design/build sides of the equation. Smart VMS Design There are more solutions products labelled “VMS solutions” out there than ever before. The issue is the fact that many of these “solutions” really don’t fall into the category of a true VMS by today’s standards but offer basic camera and NVR control. No doubt that there is a place for such software programs in the market. However, VMS solutions from the likes of OnSSI and other industry-leading companies offer distinct and superior management and control capabilities for demanding security and business intelligence applications. Perhaps of equal importance, these top-tier VMS solutions incorporate provisions for installers, so they have a clear and easier implementation path. OnSSI offers VMS solutions with smart camera drivers Here are seven attributes that can assist with the design and implementation of an advanced VMS solution: 1) Open Architecture Platform We need the ability to easily integrate with other systems and scale for future developments and physical system growth The ability to easily integrate with other systems and scale for future developments and physical system growth is largely dependent on a systems platform architecture. Here’s where VMS solutions with open architecture provide a distinct advantage. Open-architecture solutions expand functionality by facilitating greater integration between multiple systems and components. This not only makes VMS solutions with open architecture easier to implement, it makes them extremely cost-efficient by eliminating the need for proprietary solutions. Open architecture systems also provide adherence to industry standards such as ONVIF and PSIA, as well as compression formats such as H.265 and MJPEG, and help ensure system integration and support of an extensive range of manufacturers’ cameras and off-the-shelf hardware. Be wary of VMS solutions with limited camera manufacturer support. 2) Simple Licensing Processes And Pricing Camera licenses and pricing is always a touchy subject, as any misunderstanding of a specific VMS solutions’ licensing terms can prove to be costly after the fact. And it often seems that some VMS suppliers have gone to great lengths to complicate the process as to obscure actual Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Perhaps the most direct, simple and straightforward camera licensing and pricing method is to have one license per IP address used by each camera/encoder on multi-channel devices. These should be perpetual licenses with no required annual fees or subscriptions. Additionally, the licensing agreement should be all inclusive without added fees for multiple clients, failover servers, active directory support, I/O devices, redundant management servers, technical support or security patches and updates. 3) Mixing And Matching Camera License Types The ability to mix and match different camera license types within the same system helps facilitate a seamless and simple migration of new and pre-existing systems with minimal downtime or interruption in operation. The ability to mix and match camera licenses not only saves valuable design and installation time, it can provide considerable savings when integrating large, multi-tenant systems. Mix and match capabilities also allow system designers to apply specific feature sets to specific groups of cameras to best leverage functionality and budgets, as well as providing the flexibility to implement an on-site, virtual, or cloud-based VMS solution, without any additional cost. 4) Auto Camera Detection And Configuration Another VMS set-up feature that eases the install process is the ability to forego device registrations or MAC address requirements Another VMS set-up feature that eases the install process is the ability to forego device registrations or MAC address requirements. This functionality allows installers to instantly locate cameras on the network and configure them centrally so they can easily replace older cameras while seamlessly retaining video recorded from them. The auto detection capability should also include the ability to detect and import CSV files, which can then be stored and used to configure camera templates for future camera installation profiles. 5) Smart Camera Driver Technology VMS solutions with smart camera drivers offer valuable assistance during system implementation, and any time new cameras are added to the network or replace older models. Manufacturer-specific smart camera drivers expand the range of model-specific static drivers. Instead of storing the device’s information (codecs, resolutions, frame rates, etc.) statically, a VMS with smart camera drivers queries devices for their capabilities using the manufacturers’ proprietary protocol. All that is required for configuration is that the camera is available on the network. Smart camera drivers eliminate the need to wait for model-specific drivers or installation of driver packs, allowing for newly released cameras to be used immediately. Network security is an area where leading VMS suppliers like OnSSI have ramped up development efforts to stay ahead of hackers 6) Importance Of Network Security Network Security is perhaps the greatest challenge faced by industry professionals today Network security is perhaps the greatest challenge faced by industry professionals today. This is an area where leading VMS suppliers like OnSSI have ramped up development efforts to stay ahead of hackers. New security developments to look for include TLS 1.2 encryption protocols for camera-to-server communications (SSL 3.0 supported for older cameras), as well as server-to-server communications. Additional safeguards to consider include: randomized video databases with no camera identification information to secure recorded data; support for Active Directory authentication; AES encryption between servers and clients; and AES encrypted exporting. 7) Automatic Updates Regardless of the supplier you select for your VMS solution, they should be consistently providing new updates and security patches on a frequent if not regular basis. Keeping up with these updates can be a burden and are often overlooked leading to system failures and breeches. Advanced VMS solutions now feature automatic update service checks on a system-wide basis, eliminating the need to manually update individual servers and devices. This ensures that your VMS system always has the latest drivers, fixes and updates which assures overall security while reducing TCO. So next time you’re getting a demo of the latest and greatest VMS solution, remember to ask what it offers in terms of design and implementation tools. Half the battle with new technologies is getting them installed and working properly. Without the right tools to accomplish these critical first steps, all the functionality in the world will do you little good.
D-Link switches and IP surveillance deliver speed, security and affordability for Pangborn Memorial Airport Requiring a network infrastructure upgrade to accommodate rapid growth, Pangborn Memorial Airport turned to D-Link to develop a stronger and more robust network to handle increased traffic. The East Wenatchee airport in Washington planned to upgrade equipment gradually, but a community partnership with the Sheriff’s office to conduct a full-scale mock “Active Shooter” training program at the airport prompted the need for a comprehensive installation. Providing Full IP Surveillance The airport required full network performance and IP surveillance coverage quickly, all within a very tight budget. The previous Cisco network gear was severely limited by 100 Mbps switching. Since the Cisco upgrade was too expensive, the airport began to explore a more affordable solution, and turned to technology reseller Firefly Technology for assistance. “Although the Cisco gear had all the capabilities Pangborn needed, the cost was significantly higher – especially when you consider all the ongoing SMARTnet contracts to keep the firmware warranties and support active,” said Denton Meier, CEO and chairman, Firefly Technology. “With D-Link, all of the support and warranties are included for life. It just came down to price-per-performance. Pangborn realised they could get a lot more for their money and get everything installed more quickly with D-Link.” D-Link Installation The upgraded IP surveillance proved extremely helpful when the cameras captured high-quality footage of a vandalism incident Pangborn began purchasing and installing D-Link equipment in stages. After upgrading various parts of the airport’s network infrastructure, D-Link managed switches were installed at the core network. Followed by D-Link light-managed (Smart) switches on the periphery to support secure connections, faster speeds and enhanced performance. Part two of the project focussed on upgrading the surveillance capabilities using D-Link IP surveillance solutions. Premium 3 MP Full HD WDR IP Cameras (DCS-3716) were installed, along with cloud-enabled HD Outdoor IP Cameras (DCS-7010L) to monitor various areas of the airport and increase overall security. “Once the maintenance team finished the wiring, the whole implementation only took a couple of days,” said Meier. “We installed all the cameras, configured them, integrated them with PoE and NVR software, and finished just in time for the shooter exercise.” Enhanced Security And Performance D-Link’s high-performance switches and IP surveillance set the stage for better security and faster network performance to support a more robust network and increased traffic. The upgraded IP surveillance proved extremely helpful when the cameras captured high-quality footage of a vandalism incident in progress. Additionally, the active shooter footage collected from the D-Link IP cameras was used to create a recap documentary for future emergency responder training purposes. This network implementation went so well, Pangborn Memorial Airport plans to expand their IP surveillance system with at least three more D-Link cameras, including the outdoor dome camera to quickly zoom onto the runway. “The setup was very easy, and now Pangborn enjoys way more functionality and faster overall networking speed and support for their new services,” said Meier. “Furthermore, with proactive alerts, our company can do a lot of the airport’s network management remotely, which saves us time and helps keep the airport’s costs low.”
Fibaro, a leading European manufacturer of wireless, intelligent home automation systems, announces the availability in the United States of Home Center 2, the centerpiece of Fibaro’s total connected home ecosystem. Based on Z-Wave wireless technology, the Home Center 2 uses Fibaro and other Z-Wave sensors to provide complete control over hundreds of home automation devices and scenarios. As a result, the Home Center 2 brings a high level of convenience, safety and energy efficiency to homeowners. The Home Center 2 and its many diverse functions can be controlled via a user-friendly interface on a computer or through Fibaro’s smartphone/tablet application. This application works with voice commands and GPS integration, and can be used anywhere in the world. Compatibility With Popular Home Automation Devices In addition to working with Fibaro Home Automation devices like the award-winning Fibaro Motion Sensor and Fibaro Flood Sensor, the Home Center 2 is compatible with many of the world’s most popular home automation devices. These include: thermostats from Nest, Trane, Honeywell, RCS, 2GIG; Internet Protocol (IP) cameras from D-Link, Gen IV, Hikvision, Geo, Speco, and Axis; Linear garage door openers; Philips Hue lighting; DSC alarms; and an array of products and systems from other leading home technology providers. Said Rich Bira, Managing Director of Fibaro USA, “We’re confident that homeowners will appreciate the functionality and ease of use of the Home Center 2. This product is going to further accelerate Fibaro’s mission of providing our customers with a complete connected home experience. The availability of Home Center 2 also provides integrators, dealers and installers with a flexible solution that is interoperable with popular devices from a wide range of manufacturers.” Built on the Z-Wave protocol, the premier technology platform for connected devices, Fibaro’s Home Center 2 offers an array of features that sets it apart from other smart home control solutions. Like all Fibaro products, the solid aluminum Home Center 2 features an elegant, sleek and seamless design. Installation of the Home Center 2 is simple and non-invasive, ensuring that the home’s infrastructure stays intact. Other Distinctive Features Include: Fast, easy and non-invasive installation Remote access via secure website or VPN Conditioning scenes depending on weather or other user-defined variables Works with popular IP cameras like Axis, Gen IV, Hikvision and many more Open API with active documentation built within and developer website gives the ability to create your own integrations Advanced GPS for each user within home or around the world Advanced energy management panel In addition, Fibaro plans to add additional features and will be expanding the list of compatible devices that work with Home Center 2. Home Center 2 features an extremely fast and efficient Intl Atom 1.6Ghz processor. It has 1 GB RAM, a 2 GB SLC Hard Drive, and a 4GB MLC Recover Disc. A large memory and fast processor ensure quick communication between all system devices. Fibaro’s Home Center 2 is available in the United States through the pro channel starting August 3, 2015.
Tavcom is ideally placed to provide IFSEC visitors with an objective overview of the important issues impacting on the electronic security world Tavcom has announced the confirmed line-up of speakers who will be sharing their knowledge and expertise at the Tavcom Training Theatre during this year’s IFSEC International exhibition. As in previous years, the diversity of the subject matter covered by the free to attend lectures in the Tavcom Training Theatre which is being sponsored by D-Link, will mean that there is something for everyone involved within the electronic security supply chain, including installers, systems designers, specifiers, end-users and technical support personnel. Tavcom Training, CEO Comments “This is the eighth successive year that the organizers of IFSEC have entrusted Tavcom to host the Training Theatre and needless to say, we are of course delighted to yet again have the opportunity to support UBM in their endeavors to ensure that visitors gain maximum benefit from attending the exhibition,” said Mike Tennent of Tavcom Training. “Security professionals are always keen to learn about new technologies, innovations, solutions and standards and we are confident, as has been the case at previous IFSEC’s, that it will be ‘standing room only’ at many, if not at all of the educational sessions that Tavcom will be hosting during the three days of the show.” "Security professionals are always keen to learn about new technologies, innovations, solutions and standards" Jargon-free training sessions Tavcom is ideally placed to provide IFSEC visitors with an objective overview of the important issues impacting on the electronic security world. The industry’s leading provider of classroom and e-learning online security systems training courses has put together a balanced program of jargon free training sessions which they say will entertain, as well as educate and inform all those who attend. Sourced from across the security industry, the handpicked list of expert speakers will include: Peter Mason, the lead IP tutor for Tavcom Training, who will offer a thought provoking expert opinion on the key challenges presented by the growing demand for IP network based video surveillance solutions. Richard Beckley, who develops and delivers training within the Central Forensic Image Team at New Scotland Yard. Richard will offer guidance on how to ensure that video evidence is fit for purpose and can help lead to a successful prosecution. Jon Laws, a Senior Tutor for Tavcom Training and an international renowned speaker, who will share his expert knowledge on the system planning and design process needed to ensure that a video surveillance system is able to capture and record evidence grade images. John Ballantyne, Chairman of the ONVIF Market Demand Working Group, who will provide an insight as to how businesses at every level of the supply chain, from those who specify and install, to equipment manufacturers and software developers, can realize great benefit by adopting ONVIF. John Mearman, an expert on Drone technology, will present a compelling session on this business opportunity for the surveillance industry. Ken Livingstone, whose presentation on ESRM (Enterprise Security Risk Management) is a must for any security professional who is looking to keep one step ahead of the criminal fraternity and terrorists. Mike Gillespie, an expert on the threat to organizational information assets, who will provide a dynamic, but simple to understand overview of cyber vulnerabilities in business environments. The Tavcom Training Theatre will be on stand B1200 at IFSEC International which takes place at ExCeL London on 16-18 June.
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