Cruzin’ with Susan

The video journey continues

The staff of Security Dealer has made many stops along the way in recent months to see the latest in video technology. “Cruzin’ with Susan” picks up where Managing Editor Erin Harrington leaves off in the previous article “Hangin’ with Harrington”.

Video surveillance remains a very strong category for dealers. Reader feedback indicates that many of you are having great success moving your customers up to more high tech video solutions. Here is a sampling of some of the many new products available in this category.

From Sanyo...The VCC-WD8574 Wide Dynamic Range camera, also known as Sanyo Dynamic, is designed for security applications with challenging lighting conditions. Wide Dynamic Range offers a solution to the problem of monitoring windows, doors, and other brightly backlit areas that result in unrecognizable, dark images of subjects in the foreground. The Wide Dynamic Range provides two shutter speeds, a normal 1/60 speed and a high speed, which produces clear images by extracting highlights and shadows from the two shots and then combining them into a single, detailed image.

“Sanyo has combined this powerful feature in a day/night camera with DSP circuitry and a 40x sensitivity boost for lower light capabilities,” explains Raul Calderon, Sanyo’s National Product Development Manager.

The Day/Night function offers automatic or manual switching between black and white and color. The VCC-WD8574 delivers 480 TV lines of horizontal resolution. Sensitivity can be optimized via a 40x electronic boost for minimum illumination of 0.025 lux in color or 0.002 lux in black and white at F1.2. The Intelligent Motion Detector feature analyzes different factors by measuring changes in picture brightness, and then can send an alarm signal and/or switch to electronic zoom of up to 2.5x. Built-in Privacy Masking allows for the masking of up to eight areas of the screen to protect other people’s privacy.

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From Canon...The all-in-one VB-C50i and VB-C50iR (in reverse mount) PTZ Network Video Cameras are equipped with a Built-In Server, enabling users to access and view their facilities directly over a LAN or the Internet. The VB-C50i/R Network Video Camera also comes equipped (as do all of Canon’s newest PTZ Network Video Cameras) with a Canon 26x optical zoom lens and 12x digital zoom that can capture fine detail from far distances to gather high-quality images more effectively. With a wide-ranging pan of +/- 200 degrees and tilt of + 90/-30 degrees, the VB-C50i model can quickly survey an entire area.

The VB-C50i camera also comes with built-in motion detection and an auto-tracking system that can send out alerts if prohibited motion is suspected. The cameras are now enhanced with a new Adapter Kit that provides improved connectivity for video monitoring and remote-control systems.

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From CBC America Corp... The ZR-DH1621NP is a compact, versatile and very powerful 16 Channel Triplex DVR. The unit can playback and record while viewing live video in multi-screen mode, with the added functionality of remote control and viewing over a network connection. This device has a large storage capacity, supporting four internal HDD (for up to 1TB) and up to 20 external storage devices. Data backup and portability is supported by the use of removable media, such as a memory stick or CD-R, via the front panel USB port. Wavelet compression reduces individual image sizes to free up disk space. This unit offers many features accessible directly from the front panel. It’s designed to work within a variety of system configurations and fits into existing CCTV infrastructures. With built-in RS-422/485 telemetry control, the DVR can operate nearly any PTZ device on the market.

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