Video manufacturers are transitioning over to IP, causing the bottom to drop out of the analog market, and the retail and gadget markets are being flooded with inexpensive products.
Security professionals have already faced a similar phenomenon. Notable examples include:
- The introduction of the mass marketing of free residential alarm systems
- Direct Internet sales to end-users
- Manufacturing’s offshore shift
- Product in home centers changing the face of the locksmithing industry
The transition from analog to IP is not unforeseen or earth shaking, but it ranks up there anyway.
In a recent article, Locksmith Ledger reported on video developer and manufacturer QVIS (Read at www.locksmithledger.com/10875806). Since that report, QVIS has turned the corner and revamped its entire product line, offering IP products, although the video surveillance industry continues to produce and support both analog, hybrid and IP products.
So QVIS is nimble enough to respond to the market and make a change. Perhaps this is a valuable lesson more of us should learn.
The CYBORG HYBRID is billed as offering seamless integration between analog and digital. Features include:
- 16 Channels D1 + 16 Channels IP 2MP
- 32 total channels of video recording
- 16 full D1 real time and 16 2MP IP cameras
- 1080p HDMI, VGA and DVI
- DVD writer, Blu-ray optional
- Simple GUI
- 2U & 4U rack-mountable
- Digital Zoom
- Up to 40TB of internal storage
- RAID 5 and 10 optional
- Gigabit network interface built-in
- Motion Activity
- Throttled Video
- Integrated Alarms
- Instant Playback response
- Digital Zoom
- Free Feature updates
- Simultaneous live & recorded view, New Smart phone monitoring
- Backup video saved in universal iTunes format; use any player; no file conversion
- Backup via built-in DVD/Blu-ray, flash drive, USB HDD, USB CD/DVD/Blu-ray and remote network download
- New CMS Mac compatibility
- Available In 4TB, 8TB & 12TB
The QVIS TERMINATOR PRO Cortex ZMS is the solution for central Management of multiple cameras and NVR’s across one or more sites.
QVIS also offers several IP camera models. The CC-VAN-2801 CAMERA is a2 megapixel camera with 3-12mm Varifocal lens. IR range is 30M iR RANGE, 30pcs IR LED
The CC-EYE-2801 camera is a 2 megapixel, 3.6MM fixed lens camera with a 30M IR RANGE, 36PCS IR LED.
For more information on QVIS products, visit www.qvissecurity.com.
Another player in video surveillance is Optiview in Jacksonville, FL. (Read a previous article about Optiview at www.locksmithledger.com/10612774.) Optiview continue to offer custom-manufactured solutions as well as a catalog of all types of video surveillance. Their support and design staff stand ready to assist you through every phase of your project.
Installation sites that are large and spread across several buildings can be a challenge. Cameras are needed inside and out, and in varying requirements of resolution, focal-length, and night-time viewing distance. When feasible, all the cameras need to be integrated into one system so they can be configured, viewed and recorded in one easy to manage interface. A solution is Optiview Hybrid DVRs and Hybrid Camera Systems.
Hybrid DVRs like the VR Series DVRs from Optiview will manage and record both analog and IP security cameras providing you the advantages of both of these technologies.
Advantages of analog security camera systems are lower cost and lower hard drive and network bandwidth requirements. Advantages of IP camera systems are much higher resolutions, use of available IP infrastructure, and more options for wireless functionality.
Adaptive cost-effective solutions are possible by using analog cameras and high resolution IP cameras appropriate to the risk assessment, resolution required and installation site conditions.
Secure IP wireless functionality can be used to connect many cameras across a wide area together.
Hardwired door controllers still have an important role to play in an IP world