Camera Selection Guide 2020

CCTV Handbook 2020 Camera Selection Guide, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

Select technology: All | Analogue | IP | Speciality | Thermal


Select brand: All | Axis Communications | Bosch | Dahua | Hanwha Techwin – Wisenet | Hikvision | IDEMIA | Kedacom | Opgal Optronic Industries | TVT | Tyco



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: Bosch

Supplier(s): Find your local partner via our dealer search on www.boschsecurity.com

Camera name: MIC inteox 7100i

Resolution: 3840 x 2160 pixels @ 30 fps, 12X zoom with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS)

Lighting Capabilities: Starlight sensitivity: colour 0.292 lux; mono 0.0110 lux; LEDs and white light LEDs optional – up to 400 m

Software provided with hardware? BVMS viewer, a free-of-charge base package

Onboard storage: Dual SDXC/SDHC/SD card slots, up to 2 TB

Onboard intelligence: Embedded with dedicated hardware to support advanced machine learning and neural-network-based video analytics, including standard built-in IVA, intelligent bitrate management

ONVIF / PSIA standards supported: Both ONVIF and PSIA

Description: The MIC inteox 7100i camera is an advanced PTZ surveillance platform based on an open, OSSA-compliant operating system from Security and Safety Things (S&ST). With starlight imaging technology and excellent low-light sensitivity, the camera is the perfect solution for robust and high-quality imaging needs for mission-critical applications

Variations in range:

• PTZ 2 MP 30X starlight, PTZ 2 MP 30X starlight enhanced, PTZ 8 MP 12X enhanced

Contact: Quintin van den Berg

Tel: +27 11 651 9600

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: Bosch

Supplier(s): Find your local dealer via our dealer search on www.boschsecurity.com

Camera name: FLEXIDOME IP starlight 5000i (IR)

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

Lighting Capabilities: Starlight sensitivity: colour 0.0225 lux; mono 0.005 lux; with IR 0.0 lux

Software provided with hardware? BVMS Viewer, a free-of-charge base package including 16 live-only or local-storage cameras

Onboard storage: Dual SDXC/SDHC/SD card slots, up to 2 TB

Onboard intelligence: Essential Video Analytics – 16 x rule-sets to select from

ONVIF / PSIA standards supported: PSIA

Description: The 1080p FLEXIDOME IP starlight 5000i (IR) outdoor dome cameras are professional surveillance cameras that provide high-quality HD images for demanding security and surveillance network requirements. These robust domes are true day/night cameras offering excellent performance day or night. There is a version with a built-in active infrared illuminator that provides high performance in extreme low-light environments

Variations in range:

• 2 MP HDR 3-10 mm IP66; 2 MP HDR 3-10 mm IR IP66 with integrated infrared

Contact: Quintin van den Berg

Tel: +27 11 651 9600

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: Dahua

Supplier(s): Reditron, IDS, Security Warehouse, Stafix, TOP CCTV

Camera name: DH-IPC-HFW3549T1P-AS-PV

Resolution: 2592 × 1944

Lighting Capabilities: Built-in 40 m warm illuminator, WDR, red and blue flashlight alarm, IP67, built-in mic and speaker

Software provided with hardware? Smart PSS for remote sites; DSS for remote monitoring control rooms; DMSS for cellphones

Onboard storage: 256 GB

Onboard intelligence: Perimeter protection: tripwire; intrusion (support the classification and accurate detection of vehicles and humans)

ONVIF / PSIA standards supported: ONVIF

Description: Dahua 5 MP full-colour active deterence TiOC bullet WizSense network camera

Variations in range:

• TiOC camera provides: accurate alarms, active deterence and real-time alarms, full-colour, three-in-one

Contact:

Tel: +27 10 593 3242

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: Tyco

Camera name: IES02-D10-OI04

Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Lighting Capabilities: IR 25 m (0.0 lux)

Onboard storage: SDXC up to 256 GB

Onboard intelligence: Motion detection, blur detection

ONVIF / PSIA standards supported: ONVIF

Description: The Illustra Essentials Gen4 Mini-Dome camera provides up to 1080p resolution with IR illumination to manage low-light scenes. The affordable cameras capture video in a variety of lighting conditions, with features such as true day/night and wide dynamic range to fulfill security operators’ expectations, all while maintaining a lower price point

Contact: Elvey Security Technologies

Tel: +27 11 401 6700

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: TVT

Supplier(s): Forbatt SA

Camera name: TD-9423E3 (D/AZ/PE/AR5)

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

Lighting Capabilities: 50-70 m IR, motorised zoom lens, 0.005 lux @ F1.6,AGC ON; 0 lux with IR

Software provided with hardware? Free camera management software

Onboard storage: SD card, up to 128 GB

Onboard intelligence: Line crossing and intrusion detection (human/vehicle classification), face detection, flow of people/vehicle statistics, people/vehicle counting, crowd density, human tracking

ONVIF / PSIA standards supported: ONVIF

Description: A cost-effective, yet extremely powerful camera. This camera truly gives exceptional performance to any installation, from any home installation to protection of any perimeter area. If run with the built-in analytics, one can easily identify a human/vehicle and send alerts ranging from triggering outputs, to audio warnings

Variations in range:

• Different lens as well as IR options

Contact:

Tel: +27 11 469 3598

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: TVT

Supplier(s): Forbatt SA

Camera name: TD-9423A3-LR

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fsp

Lighting Capabilities: 50-70 m IR, motorised zoom lens, 0.0026 lux @ F1.2, AGC ON; 0 lux with IR

Software provided with hardware? Free camera management software

Onboard storage: SD card, up to 128 GB

Onboard intelligence: ANPR with plate overview and cutout

ONVIF / PSIA standards supported: ONVIF

Description: Essential to any access controlled area. Supports a whitelist of up to 10 000 plates with speeds of 0-70 km/h. If used with the TVT A1 series NVR, one can run up to 16 libraries with custom warnings and auditable greetings

Variations in range:

• Motorised zoom options

Contact:

Tel: +27 11 469 3598

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: Kedacom

Supplier(s): Forbatt SA

Camera name: IPC523-F255-NL

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

Lighting Capabilities: 55X optical zoom, laser distance up to 1500 m, B/W: 0.0001 lux @ (F1.2, AGC ON); 0 lux with IR

Software provided with hardware? Free camera management software

Onboard storage: SD card, up to 128 GB

Onboard intelligence: Motion detection, tampering, guard line enter/exit, object left/removed, gathering, audio surge

ONVIF / PSIA standards supported: ONVIF

Description: Bare essentials to long range perimeter protection. The camera facilitates industrial design in chassis and high grade components giving the camera an operating range of -40 to 70°C

Variations in range:

• Various laser distances and lens options

Contact:

Tel: +27 11 469 3598

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: Hikvision

Supplier(s): ADI, Pinnsec, Regal Distributors, Sensor Security

Camera name: DS-2CD2T46G2-ISU/SL

Resolution: 2592 × 1944 @ 20 fps

Lighting Capabilities: IR

Software provided with hardware? iVMS-4200, Hik-Connect, Hik-Central

Onboard storage: Built-in micro SD/SDHC/SDXC slot, up to 256 GB

Onboard intelligence: Line crossing detection, intrusion detection, region entrance detection, region exiting detection, face capture

ONVIF / PSIA standards supported: ONVIF

Description: Empowered by deep learning algorithms, Hikvision AcuSense technology brings human or vehicle target classification alarms to front- and back-end devices. The system can greatly reduce false alarms generated by targets other than humans or vehicles, vastly improving alarm efficiency and effectiveness

Contact: Nick Wang

Tel: +27 72 238 8274

[email protected],



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: Hikvision

Supplier(s): Regal Distributors SA

Camera name: iDS-2CD7A26G0/P-IZHS (2.8-12 mm) – DeepInView Series

Resolution: 1920 × 1080 @ 60 fps

Lighting Capabilities: DarkFighter – IR 50 m (2,8-12 mm)/IR 100 m (8-32 mm)

Software provided with hardware? HikCentral VMS is a centralised video management application available for the full Hikvision product range. It provides a complete working solution as a unified VMS for all applications, including support for CCTV, access control, mobile, intercoms and more

Onboard storage: Micro SD card, up to 256 GB

Onboard intelligence: Automatic number plate recognition (ANPR). The DeepInView model now incorporates a number of new AI algorithms for improved performance

ONVIF / PSIA standards supported: ONVIF

Description: The DeepInView ANPR camera is embedded with deep learning-based licence plate capture and recognition algorithms, the camera alone can achieve plate capture and recognition. The algorithm enjoys the high recognition accuracy of common plates and complex-structured plates, which is a vast improvement compared to traditional algorithms

Variations in range:

• iDS-2CD7A26G0/P-IZHS (2.8-12 mm); iDS-2CD7A26G0/P-IZHS (8-32 mm)

Contact: Michael Collier

Tel: +27 11 553 3300

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: Hanwha Techwin – Wisenet

Supplier(s): XtraVision

Camera name: XNP-6550RH

Resolution: 55X 2 MP IR PTZ @ 30 FPS

Lighting Capabilities: XNP-6550RH has built-in IR LEDs to provide usable video even when there is no light, to ensure recognition at up to 500 metres

Software provided with hardware? Wisenet 5 chipset, enabling faster image processing and advanced features: Clear images even in dark environments; super noise reduction for low-light conditions; advanced compression technology WiseStream II reducing the data size; robust and reliable IP66

Onboard storage: Edge storage, two slots – max 512 GB

ONVIF / PSIA standards supported: ONVIF

Description: 2 MP H.265 NW55x IR PTZ camera. Full HD 2 megapixel (1920 x 1080); 2 MP 55X optical zoom (4.75~261.4 mm); Minimum illumination colour : 0.0003 lux, BW : 0 lux (IR); Optical defog/IR viewable length 500 m; WiseStream II support (bandwidth reduction of up to 99% when used with H.265); IP66, IK10

Variations in range:

• 55X optical zoom (4.75 mm~261.4 mm), and IR capable of 500 m. In addition, the camera features optical defog technology to provide a clear picture in any weather. A suite of licence-free intelligent video and audio analytics

Contact: Nick Grange

Tel: +27 11 450 1056

[email protected]



Category: Analogue

Brand/Range name: Hikvision

Supplier(s): ADI, Pinnsec, Regal Distributors, Sensor Security

Camera name: DS-2CE12DF3T-F

Resolution: 1920 × 1080

Lighting Capabilities: 24/7 colour imaging with F1.0 aperture

Software provided with hardware? Need to connect to a DVR and then add the DVR to IVMS-4200, Hikconnect, Hikcentral software

Description: 2 MP, 24/7 colour imaging with F1.0 aperture, clear imaging against strong backlight due to 130 dB true WDR technology, 3D DNR technology delivers clean and sharp images, 2,8 mm, 3,6 mm, 6 mm fixed focal lens, up to 40 m white light distance for bright night imaging, one port for four switchable signals (TVI/AHD/CVI/CVBS), IP67

Contact: Nick Wang

Tel: +27 72 238 8274

[email protected],



Category: Thermal

Brand/Range name: Axis Communications

Supplier(s): ADI, Compass Visual Security, Duxbury Networking, Pentagon

Camera name: AXIS Q1941-E Thermal Network Camera

Resolution: Sensor is 384 x 288. Image can be scaled up to 768 x 576

Software provided with hardware? AXIS Q1941-E comes with AXIS Guard Suite analytics and has support for more analytics, such as AXIS Perimeter Defender or any other AXIS Camera Application Platform third party applications

Onboard storage: 512 MB RAM, 256 MB Flash

Onboard intelligence: AXIS Guard Suite encompasses separate licence-free analytics that provide motion, intrusion and loitering detection for your network video products

ONVIF / PSIA standards supported: ONVIF

Description: The AXIS Q1941-E is an outdoor, bullet style, thermal camera compatible with harsh weather conditions. It supports electronic image stabilisation to keep the video smooth during vibrations and Axis Zipstream that lowers bandwidth and storage requirements. Together with intelligent analytics, thermal cameras detect people, objects and incidents in complete darkness or in other challenging conditions such as smoke and dust

Variations in range:

• 384 x 288 resolution and lens alternatives between 7 mm to 60 mm make it possible to optimise detection performance

Contact: Marcel Bruyns

Tel: +27 11 548 6791

[email protected]



Category: Thermal

Brand/Range name: Dahua

Supplier(s): Reditron, Elvey Security Technologies, IDS , Security Warehouse, Stafix, TOP CCTV

Camera name: DH-TPC-BF1241

Resolution: 256 × 192

Lighting Capabilities: Colour: 0.05 lux, black and white: 0.005 lux 0 lux (IR on)

Software provided with hardware? Smart PSS for small sites, DSS for remote control rooms, DMSS for cellphones

Onboard storage: 256 GB

Onboard intelligence: Fire detection and alarm, cold and hot spot trace, human and vehicle classification, smoking detection, call detection, IVS

ONVIF / PSIA standards supported: ONVIF

Description: Eco-thermal, superior AI performance, thermal mini-hybrid eyeball and bullet camera, designed for harsh environments

Variations in range:

• Wi-Fi optional, motion detection, colour palettes, smoking and call behaviour detection, supports fire detection and alarms, built-in 1/1 alarm in/out, micro SD memory card, IP67, PoE, smart linkage with strobe light and audio

Contact:

Tel: +27 10 593 3242

[email protected]



Category: Thermal

Brand/Range name: Axis Communications

Camera name: Q1941-E

Resolution: 384 x 288

Onboard storage: microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC card

Onboard intelligence: Included: AXIS video motion detection, motion guard, fence guard, loitering guard, audio detection, active tampering alarm. Supported: AXIS perimeter defender

ONVIF / PSIA standards supported: ONVIF

Description: The AXIS Q1941-E is an outdoor, bullet style, thermal camera with a built-in window heater for harsh weather conditions. It supports electronic image stabilisation to keep the video smooth during vibrations and Axis Zipstream that lowers bandwidth and storage requirements. The AXIS Q1941-E comes with AXIS Guard Suite analytics and has support for more analytics such as AXIS Perimeter Defender

Variations in range:

• 7 mm/13 mm/19 mm/35 mm or 60 mm options available

Contact: Elvey Security Technologies

Tel: +27 11 401 6700

[email protected]



Category: Thermal

Brand/Range name: Hikvision

Supplier(s): Regal Distributors SA

Camera name: DS-2TD2617-10/P

Resolution: 160 × 120

Lighting Capabilities: Thermal and Smart IR up to 40 m

Software provided with hardware? HikCentral VMS is a centralised video management software available for the full Hikvision product range. It provides a complete working solution for all aspects of a VMS, including CCTV, access control, intrusion, intercoms and more

Onboard storage: MicroSD card up to 128 GB

Onboard intelligence: 4 VCA types with up to 8 VCA rules; line crossing; intrusion; region entering; region exiting

Description: The Eco Thermal Bi-spectrum Network Bullet Cameras are equipped with a built-in GPU which supports intelligent behaviour analysis algorithms. It is capable of high precision VCA detection with real-time alarm events

Variations in range:

• DS-2TD2617-10/P; DS-2TD2617-6/P

Contact: Michael Collier

Tel: +27 11 553 3300

[email protected]



Category: Thermal

Brand/Range name: Opgal Optronic Industries

Supplier(s): XtraVision

Camera name: Accuracii Mini HD

Resolution: 640 x 480 at 25 Hz

Lighting Capabilities: Thermal image

Software provided with hardware? The Accuracii Mini HD is a compact and lightweight system, which combines two advanced video channels on an integrated continuous 360° pan, +/- 90° tilt positioner to deliver 24/7 covert security

ONVIF / PSIA standards supported: ONVIF

Description: This miniature camera system is available in several lens configurations that offer threat detection from a person up to 3 km and a vehicle beyond 8 km with visual HD capabilities. Compact design; ONVIF Profile S compliant; dual channel system for 24/7 operation; dual video output; simple integration; thermal imager: 17 μ: 640 x 480

Variations in range:

• Compact dual channel PTZ. Type: Dual sensor system. Core: Uncooled. Pitch: 17 µ. Thermal optics: 35 mm athermalised; 50 mm athermalised; 60 mm athermalised; 26-105 mm continuous zoom, autofocus. Visible optics: Continuous zoom 4.3 mm–129 mm

Contact: Nick Grange

Tel: +27 11 450 1056

[email protected]



Category: Thermal

Brand/Range name: Opgal Optronic Industries

Supplier(s): XtraVision

Camera name: Sii OP Thermal Camera

Resolution: 640 x 480 or 384 x 288 at 8,7 Hz or 25 Hz

Software provided with hardware? The Sii OP is our most sophisticated detection system to date, with onboard VMD and a suite of cybersecurity features

Onboard intelligence: Advanced image processing technology – Opgal Eye-Q

ONVIF / PSIA standards supported: ONVIF

Variations in range:

• Dual sensor thermal camera with onboard VMD. Type: ONVIF Profile S Core: Uncooled, 17 μ. Features: Cybersecurity ready, onboard VMD. Platform: Fixed. Optics: 10 mm, 14 mm, 19 mm, 25 mm, 35 mm, 50 mm, 60 mm, 75 mm

Contact: Nick Grange

Tel: +27 11 450 1056

[email protected]



Category: Speciality

Brand/Range name: Axis Communications

Supplier(s): ADI, Compass Visual Security, Duxbury Networking, Pentagon

Camera name: AXIS P1445-LE-3 License Plate Verifier Kit

Resolution: It features HDTV 1080p at 50/60 fps

Lighting Capabilities: Day and night with OptimizedIR

Software provided with hardware? AXIS P1445-LE-3 License Plate Verifier Kit consists of an Axis network camera and pre-installed AXIS License Plate Verifier analytics for an automated vehicle entry and exit management system. Perfect for controlled areas such as parking lots, office parking or garages

Onboard storage: Support for microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC card

Onboard intelligence: AXIS License Plate Verifier analytics, Axis Lightfinder, Axis Forensic WDR and Axis OptimizedIR

ONVIF / PSIA standards supported: ONVIF

Description: The AXIS P1445-LE-3 is suitable for installation in any environment. It features HDTV 1080p at 50/60 fps and Axis Lightfinder, Axis Forensic WDR and Axis OptimizedIR for accurate number plate readings regardless of light conditions, day or night. It can also withstand temperatures ranging from -40°C to 60°C. It has shock detection, an impact-resistant design and tampering alerts

Variations in range:

• Detection range: 2.0 to 7.0 m; Vehicle speed: up to 30 km/h; Detection speed: less than 1 second

Contact: Marcel Bruyns

Tel: +27 11 548 6780

[email protected]



Category: Speciality

Brand/Range name: Kedacom

Supplier(s): Sole agents

Camera name: DSJ-U1-LPN

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

Lighting Capabilities: 15 m IR with 2.55 mm lens

Software provided with hardware? Free body-worn Camera management software

Onboard storage: SD card, up to 128 GB

Onboard intelligence: Optional face detection, when used with the Falcon Server

ONVIF / PSIA standards supported: ONVIF

Description: Body-worn camera. Essential to all guarding and armed response applications as it completely avoids the ‘he said, she said’ situation. Built in Wi-Fi and 3G allow you to track the camera with 2-way communication

Contact:

Tel: +27 11 469 3598

[email protected]



Category: Speciality

Brand/Range name: IDEMIA

Camera name: Augmented Vision

Resolution: 2560 x 960 @ 15 fps

Onboard intelligence: Forensic tagging feature adds enhanced metadata to identify individuals for future augmented recognition, multiple configurable alert lists supported

Description: Augmented Vision software provides real-time facial identification, analytics and alerting, access control and risk management leveraging off-the-shelf IP camera technology. Employing industry-proven algorithms and open API standards for integration with existing VMS solutions, Augmented Vision is highly scalable for handling thousands of cameras, complex environments and very large watchlists

Contact: Chelesile Moya

Tel: +27 11 601 5500

[email protected]





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