What different types of cameras do you supply?
What features do we offer in our CCTV systems?

These are the following features that we can offer with our systems: (subject to specific cameras). All the below features can be linked to an alarm output, email/app alert, and/or could trigger a recording on a specific camera, as well as a pre-configured preset on a PTZ camera to pan around to a specified place.

  • Motion Detection - As simple as it sounds - this detects motion on a camera.

  • Video Tampering - This will recognize the following incidents: Intentional Blocking/Covering of a camera, Camera Redirection, Camera Defocus.

  • Video Loss Detection - To Detect the loss of video on a camera.

  • Scene Change Detection - This detects the change of the surveillance environment

  • Face Detection - This can detect human faces to be able to take snapshots and display a log of faces detected.

  • Intrusion Detection - This detects people, vehicle or other objects which enter and loiter in a pre-defined virtual region

  • Line Crossing - This detects people, vehicles, or other objects which cross a pre-defined virtual line.

  • Unattended Baggage Detection - If an object(s) is left in a pre-defined region, such as baggage, the camera will automatically detect the event.

  • Object Removal Detection - If an object(s) is removed from a scene (e.g., baggage, purse, dangerous materials, vehicles, etc.), the camera will automatically detect the event.

  • Automatic Number Plate Recognition - This can capture images of fast moving vehicles number plate(s) and turn the images into computer readable text as well as recording video footage and a screenshot in the conventional manner. Some models also include brand/make and colour detection.

  • Heat Mapping -

  • Density Control/People Counting - This is set up at the exit/entrance of a building to count and display the number of people in the specified building. This can be linked to a display to show how many people can enter the building and also display when it is full inside. It can also link to a traffic light system showing shoppers/visitors when they can enter.

  • Facial Recognition - This will detect a human face and cross refernece it to a database of configured images to recognise a person which can then allow them access through a door or log them on a system for time and attendance.

  • Smart Tracking - This is subject to PTZ cameras. Smart tracking can be used to detect moving objects and follow their movements until they’re out of view.

Usual CCTV terminology explained
  • WDR - In conditions with very bright and dark areas, such as at an entrance door in an office building or an entranceway to an indoor parking garage or tunnel, a camera may capture over-exposed images in bright areas and under-exposed images in dark areas, which greatly affects image quality. A camera with WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) can help solve this issue. By combining images with short exposure (for bright areas) and long exposure (for dark areas) into one image, WDR technology captures both bright areas and dark areas clearly.

  • BLC - Back light compensation. This is a clever feature that helps even out an image. Imagine you were standing in front of a window and someone took a photo of you. The camera would either choose you as the subject and the outside of the window would appear pale and washed out, or it would choose the outside as the subject and you would be too dark. Backlight compensation helps avoid this and evens the picture out.

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