A good quality CCTV system is a must have security upgrade for our modern life style.
Not only does it provide a layer of security on top of what the home already has, but it also makes our lives much easier.
With remote viewing and home automation integration its a necessity.
There are so many different types on the market, so how do you choose?
- Look for a well known brand name with a proven track record.
- Ask about product warranties.
- Work out your current needs, but always allow space to expand current setup.
- Look at your lighting especially at night. Most cameras require some source of artificial lighting at night
With all of this said, lets look at some of the latest technologies on the market.
DAHUA 2MP Full-colour Starlight all the time HDCVI Bullet Camera
- 40m White LED illuminator
- Built in Microphone
- Full-colour starlight technology
- Max. 30fps@1080P
- CVI/CVBS/AHD/TVI Switchable
- 3.6mm fixed lens
- IP67 weather resistant
So what makes this camera far better than the competition is that the image is always in full colour. All other cameras change to black and white at night. This makes identifying things very difficult. An example would be the colour of a passing vehicle.
DAHUA 5MP HDCVI Active Deterrence Weatherproof Full Colour Bullet Camera
- Built-in Outdoor Passive Motion Detector / Siren /
- White LED illuminator
- 24/7 colour imaging
- Active deterrence with siren
- Built-in PIR, 10 m/110° detecting range/angle
- Max. 20 fps@5MP
- 2.8 mm fixed lens
- 40 m illumination distance
A whole lot of technology packet into one very small camera. With a built in siren and strobe light any intruder will think twice once caught.
Again this camera packs in full colour imaging all the time. At 5mp image quality it is the best on the market.
Now if night viewing is necessary for a large area then this is what you need.
DAHUA 4MP HDCVI 80M IR Weatherproof Bullet Camera
4.1 Megapixel CMOS, 80m IR range
This is only the beginning of what is possible with these cameras. If you need something for ultra security take a look at this.
Dahua 5MP WizSense AI Full-colour Active Deterrence Bullet Network Camera
5MP, 1/2.7” CMOS image sensor, low illuminance, high image definition· Outputs max. 5MP (2592 × 1944) @20 fps, and supports 4MP (2688 × 1520) @25/30 fps· Built-in white LED 40m illuminator, ROI, SMART H.264+/H.265+, WDR, 3D DNR, HLC, BLC, digital watermarking,· Intelligent detection: Intrusion, tripwire (support the classification and accurate detection of vehicle and human)· Abnormality detection: Supports sound and light alarm linkage. When an alarm is triggered, the camera set off sound alarm and light flashing.· Supports single button mobile app disarming. Can disarm the events of alarm output, sending email, audio, and light in the configured period.· Alarm: 1 in, 1 out; audio: 1 in, 1 out; supports max. 256 G Micro SD card, built-in Mic and speaker(Siren)· Two way communication. 12V DC/PoE power supply IP67 protection· SMD Plus· Red and blue flashlight alarm. Three-in-One Camera Solution (TiOC)
To enable all of these functions, a DVR machine is required that has these capabilities.
DAHUA WizSense AI 32CH XVR, new deep-learning algorithm
H.265+/H.265 dual-stream video compression · Supports HDCVI/AHD/TVI/CVBS/IP video inputs · Max 32 channels IP camera inputs, each channel up to 6MP; Max 128 Mbps incoming bandwidth · Perimeter Protection and SMD Plus · Up to 2 channels video stream (analoge channel ) human face recognition · IoT & POS functionalities