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Top 5 Hikvision picks

July 23rd, 2018 by Amy Watkins

Last month, Hikvision returned to Network Webcams due to their market position and popular demand. Since we last featured them, Hikvision have now moved on to the EasyIP 2.0+ and 3.0 ranges.

We’ve picked out some of the front runners in this competitively priced range which you may want to consider on your next project.

DS-2CD2135FWD-I-4mm: outdoor dome

This outdoor, fixed view, 3 megapixel dome camera is a great all-rounder. For monitoring around the clock the DS-2CD2135FWD-I-4mm has true day/night recording with integrated infrared to 30m. As one of the most affordable units on the store, it’s no surprise that it’s been very popular.

DS-2CD2635FWD-IZS: varifocal bullet

As this 3MP bullet camera has a varifocal lens enabling you to see a up to 97⁰, it’s a budget friendly option for viewing a full room with one camera. Alternatively, thanks to the durable housing, the DS-2CD2635FWD-IZS can be used outdoors for 24-hour surveillance as its IR illuminates up to 50m.

DS-2CD2555FWD-IS: indoor mini-dome

This miniature dome is ideal for discreet indoor monitoring perhaps in a retail environment or reception area. Like the bullet above, the DS-2CD2555FWD-IS offers a wide 97⁰ angle of a scene. It also offers a microphone and audio ports, so you can listen and broadcast from the camera. If you require day and night recording then the infrared illuminates to 10m and in strong daylight the wide dynamic range ensures usable footage.

DS-2CD2085FWD-I: outdoor mini-bullet

The DS-2CD2085FWD-I offers a high resolution 8MP in a discreet case with a choice of 50⁰, 79⁰ or 102⁰ views. The resolution and image enhancing features like WDR, noise reduction and 30m of IR make this camera a strong contender for areas like loading bays where a clear view of the whole area is important. You can also configure motion detection alarms on the camera to trigger an email or phone alert when there’s an incident.

DS-2DE5225IW-AE: outdoor PTZ

If you’re looking for an outdoor camera to cover large distances, then the DS-2DE5225IW-AE could be a good choice. This pan tilt zoom model has 2MP resolution, 25 times optical zoom and up to 150m IR, giving you day and night coverage of a wide area. Like the rest of the EasyIP range, it includes WDR and day/night recording.

To store and review your footage, a range of Hikvision network video recorders are available. Offering features such as integrated PoE switches and HDMI outputs for local monitor display, you are able to set up your own monitoring and recording CCTV solution for up to 32 cameras.

Let us know if you agree with our picks in the comments below.

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