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Using the right display for your IP surveillance system is important, especially if you’d like to view the best quality images that your system can output. As 4K resolution IP cameras increasingly find their way into the market, the choice of display needs to be given greater, renewed consideration.
Going with this 4K trend, we are now launching the Sony BRAVIA professional display series, which includes a range of different sized 4K monitors, all of which can either be wall or desk mounted. We have recently upgraded our demo suite to 4K capability using Sony professional displays and these are the key features that caught our eye.
Now available from Axis is the Axis Guard Suite, an interesting group of applications aiming to turn your IP camera into a smart security system.
Axis says these three stand-alone applications are designed to cover the most common uses of detection technologies in CCTV as well as having the ability to be used in combination for more comprehensive protection. So what are they?
The full, affordable Axis P32 series is now available.
This new range of IP dome cameras has a great feature set across the series and offers an ideal choice for anyone looking for an effortless and reliable CCTV solution. With both outdoor and indoor housing options available, the P32 range can be used anywhere.
What are the key technologies the P32 series have to offer?
Nearly every major IP camera manufacturer now has a 4K IP camera offering but it is the Sony SNC-VM772R that truly breaks new ground because Sony have tackled three fundamental technology challenges that are holding others back, thus far anyway.
So what is it that Sony has achieved that makes them stand out from the pack?
We like it when there is something new and exciting to talk about. The new bit is that the latest Q6114-E PTZ camera from Axis incorporate the much-appreciated Lightfinder technology. It’s a first. The exciting bit is that this ‘enabler’ opens up a whole range of new opportunities for the use of PTZ cameras, a camera type that has been suffering from the inherent problem that it is near impossible to adequately illuminate a large 360° scene – a scenario in which PTZ cameras tend to be used. With Lightfinder now available in the Q6114-E camera the need for additional illumination has been vastly reduced.
In the last few years HD 720p and full HD 1080p network cameras have been dominating the higher end of the CCTV market, and they still are. But no doubt you will have heard and read about 4K resolution as the next big thing. The first 4K CCTV cameras came to market in the second half of 2014 and we have been selling a fair few – to the so-called ‘early adopters’. But 4K relies on other technologies to catch up before we can all enjoy its benefits.
Today, we all use customer reviews to decide whether or not to approach a company with an enquiry. Reviews have become key in everyone’s decision making. It is no different with people who use us for their CCTV requirements. So how do people rate us?
Well, our customer rating has been a ”Five Star – Excellent” for a long time. We work hard to be the best in the market, both in terms of our specialist knowledge in our field and the quality of the products we focus on, as well as the level of service we deliver.
The Raytec Vario range of low voltage infrared illuminators is now available, comprising 11 models including IP-based illuminators with PoE and a zoom illuminator for use with pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras . The series provides adaptive 850nm infrared illumination at angles of up to 180° using the VARIO interchangeable lens system. The most advanced units offer a maximum distance of 380m. The series has a unit suitable for almost any sized application and provides optimum IR illumination for any CCTV system.
Sony IP cameras have always offered great image quality and even more so since the launch of their 6th generation cameras over the last twelve months or so. However, many of the Sony cameras in the range look very similar on paper, making it difficult for people to choose the right one for their requirement. We thought to offer some help by listing the top sellers, of which there are five and they really do stand out.
Leading Video Management Software (VMS) provider Milestone Systems now offers their open platform software as a hardware solution in the form of the new Husky range of Network Video Recorders (NVRs). The Husky M10 NVR delivers a very similar feature set to Milestone’s XProtect Essential software, whilst the more advanced M30 and M50 units are comparable to XProtect Professional. The new Husky NVRs are worth considering if you prefer to buy Milestone-in-a-box instead of sourcing a separate PC/server.