Camera Selection Guide 2023

SMART Surveillance 2024 Camera Selection Guide, Surveillance

Select technology: All | Analogue | IP | Other/speciality-camera | Thermal


Select brand: All | AJAX | Avigilon | Bosch | Dahua | Dahua Technology | Hikvision | Kedacom | Pelco | Tiandy | TVT | UNV



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: Bosch

Supplier(s): Use dealer search to locate your nearest authorised dealer

Camera name: AUTODOME 7100i IR

Maximum resolution: 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps

Lighting Capabilities: Built-in IR illumination with detection distance of 200 m.

Software provided with camera: Built-in Intelligent Video Analytics Pro (IVA Pro) enriches full situational awareness and triggers relevant alerts.

Onboard storage: Yes, SD card.

Onboard intelligence/analytics: Built-in Intelligent Video Analytics; Camera Trainer; Intelligent Video Analytics Pro: IVA Pro (buildings and perimeter), analytics while moving.

ONVIF conformant: Yes.

Description: The AUTODOME 7100i camera supports superior intelligence and imaging at the edge with excellent lowlight sensitivity, Intelligent Video Analytics, advanced machine learning and neural-network-based video analytics and video streaming. With high image quality and the highest levels of data security, the camera gives you the flexibility to customise configuration to your specific requirements.

Variations in range:

• 2 MP IR and non-IR versions, and 8 MP IR version available.

Contact: Nico Broodryk

Tel: +27 11 651 9600

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: Bosch

Supplier(s): Use dealer search to locate your nearest authorised dealer

Camera name: DINION 7100i IR

Maximum resolution: 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps

Lighting Capabilities: Built-in intelligent IR up to 80 m (850 nm) and optional invisible IR (940 nm) or white light.

Software provided with camera: Built-in Intelligent Video Analytics Pro (IVA Pro) based on artificial intelligence enriches full situational awareness and triggers relevant alerts.

Onboard storage: Yes, slot for Dual micro SD card up to 2 TB.

Onboard intelligence/analytics: IVA Pro brings highly reliable deep-learning based detection of persons and vehicles even in congested scenes.

ONVIF conformant: Yes.

Description: The bullet 7100i is an extremely robust camera for mission-critical applications thanks to its ruggedised and stable design and its exceptional corrosion resistance. Starlight X and HDR X technology combined with powerful intelligent IR illumination ensure highly detailed images even in the most challenging scenes. The camera supports advanced machine learning and deep neural network-based video analytics.

Variations in range:

• 2 MP, 4 MP, 8 MP, Starlight/StarlightX, HDR/HDRX, Wide/Tele.

Contact: Nico Broodryk

Tel: +27 11 651 9600

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: TVT

Camera name: TD-9423A3-LR (5-50 mm)

Maximum resolution: 2 MP (1920 x 1080) @ 60 fps

Lighting Capabilities: 70-100 m IR, 0.0026 lux @ F1.2 (AGC on); 0 lux with IR.

Software provided with camera: Free camera management software.

Onboard intelligence/analytics: ANPR with plate overview and cutout.

ONVIF conformant: Yes.

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 TVT A2 series NVR, one can run up to 16 libraries with custom warnings and audio greetings. With the use of I/O one has the ability to trigger gates and booms.

Contact: Sales

Tel: +27 11 469 3598

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: Kedacom

Camera name: DSJ-U3

Maximum resolution: 5 MP (1920 x 1080) @ 25 fps front and rear facing cameras

Lighting Capabilities: One white LED, 2 IR LED, 15 m infrared distance.

Software provided with camera: Free management software for backup and setup.

Onboard storage: Up to 256 GB.

Onboard intelligence/analytics: Supports face recognition with built-in face comparison algorithm.

ONVIF conformant: Yes.

Description: This is a purpose-built body-worn camera that features Wi-Fi, 4G, and Bluetooth with a built-in 2.4-inch touch screen display. It has USB-C charge capabilities and is adaptive to various environments with its IP68 rating. The unit supports voice and video via KWTP protocol and the H.265 video codec.

Variations in range:

• Optional extendable camera types (button, badge, ear-hook), including management of device (docking station).

Contact: Sales

Tel: +27 11 469 3598

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: Tiandy

Camera name: TC-C32RN Spec:I5/E/Y/QX/2.8 mm/V4.2

Maximum resolution: 2 x 2 MP (1920 x 1080) @ 25 fps dual camera sensors

Lighting Capabilities: 50 m infrared distance, 0.02 lux @ F1.6 (AGC ON); B/W: 0 lux with IR.

Software provided with camera: Free camera management software with Easy7 Smart Client.

Onboard intelligence/analytics: Motion detection only.

Description: Dual image sensor camera with single networking cable. Built-in mic and total 4 MP resolution allowing you the ability to record clear images with the added benefit of audio.

Variations in range:

• 4 mm option available.

Contact: Sales

Tel: +27 11 469 3598

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: Tiandy

Camera name: TC-C382V Spec:W/E/Y/S/H/2.8 mm

Maximum resolution: 8 MP (2 x 4 MP) @ 25 fps dual camera sensors

Lighting Capabilities: 15 m with light LED, 0.00001 lux @ F1.0 (AGC ON), Starlight.

Software provided with camera: Free camera management software.

Onboard storage: 512 GB supported.

Onboard intelligence/analytics: Human/vehicle classification, tripwire, perimeter, abnormal video, audio abnormal with various alarms, e.g., voltage alarm, event, and mask.

ONVIF conformant: Yes.

Description: Panoramic 180-degree camera with white light built-in LED. Features include Starlight capabilities with built-in mic. Built-in early warning with the ability to setup eight behaviour rules for one scene.

Contact: Sales

Tel: +27 11 469 3598

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: Hikvision

Camera name: DS-2XC6047G0-LS(PA)

Maximum resolution: 4 MP 2688 × 1520

Lighting Capabilities: White light 40 m Colour: 0.001 lux @ (F1.0, AGC ON), 0 lux with Light.

Onboard storage: Built-in memory card slot, up to 256 GB.

ONVIF conformant: Yes.

Description: Motion detection (supports alarm triggered by specified target types – human and vehicle); line crossing, intrusion, region entrance, region exiting. Supports alarm triggering by specified target types (human and vehicle).

Variations in range:

• 2.8 mm/4 mm.

Contact: Qi Wang

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: Hikvision

Camera name: PT Camera/DS-2DE2C400MWG-E

Maximum resolution: 4 MP 2688 × 1520

Lighting Capabilities: Colour: 0.01 lux @ (F2.0, AGC ON),B/W: 0.005 lux @ (F2.0, AGC ON), 0 lux with light; White light distance: up to 30 m, IR distance: up to 30 m.

Onboard storage: Built-in memory card slot, up to 512GB.

Onboard intelligence/analytics: Motion detection (supports alarm triggering by specified target type – human); video tampering alarm, exception.

ONVIF conformant: Yes.

Description: SMB market.

Variations in range:

• 1 RJ45 10/100 self-adaptive Ethernet port; movement range (pan): 0° to 345°; movement range (tilt): 0° to 80°.

Contact: Qi Wang

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: Hikvision

Camera name: TandemVu Camera DS-2SE4C425MWG-E(14F0)

Maximum resolution: [Bullet channel] 2560 × 1440, [PTZ channel] 2560 × 1440

Lighting Capabilities: [Bullet channel]: 0.0005 lux @ (F1.0, AGC ON), 0 lux with light; [PTZchannel]: Colour: 0.005 lux @ (F1.6, AGC ON), B/W: 0.001 lux @ (F1.6, AGC ON), 0 lux with IR.

Onboard storage: Built-in memory card slot, up to 256GB.

Onboard intelligence/analytics: [PTZ] motion detection, PTZ actions; [PTZ & bullet] alarm input and output, line crossing detection, intrusion detection, region entrance and exiting detection.

ONVIF conformant: Yes.

Description: SMB market.

Variations in range:

• [Bullet channel]: 2.8 mm; [PTZ channel]: 4.8 to 120 mm, 25 × optical or 5 to 75 mm, 15x optical; 12VDC, PoE+.

Contact: Qi Wang

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: UNV

Supplier(s): MiRO

Camera name: UN-IPC94144SFW-X25-F40C

Maximum resolution: 4 MP + 4 MP

Lighting Capabilities: Lighthunter technology ensures ultra-high image quality in low illumination environment. IR and warm light illumination to deal with different scenes and achieve full-colour illumination.

Software provided with camera: Manage through NVR, standalone on the camera, or through EZStation, EZLive or EZView.

Onboard storage: MicroSD, up to 256 GB.

Onboard intelligence/analytics: Smart intrusion prevention, people counting, linkage function.

ONVIF conformant: Yes.

Description: Fixed and PTZ camera integration, dual channels with one IP, look at the overall situation and consider details at the same time. Support Ultra 256, H.265, H.264 and MJPEG with 25x optical zoom for PTZ channel. Lighthunter technology ensures ultra-high image quality in low illumination environments. IR and warm light illumination deal with different scenes and achieve full-colour illumination.

Contact: MiRO sales team

Tel: +27 12 657 0960

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: UNV

Supplier(s): MiRO

Camera name: UNV-IPC2-LPR-V2

Maximum resolution: 2 MP @ 60 fps

Lighting Capabilities: WDR.

Software provided with camera: Access the unit directly, or onboard the NVR, or access the device through EZView, EZLive, or EZStation.

Onboard storage: SD card 256 GB.

Onboard intelligence/analytics: Licence plate recognition camera < 30 km/h with built-in Unview Smart Analytics.

ONVIF conformant: Yes.

Description: 2 MP WDR Starlight licence plate recognition (LPR) camera for less than 30 km/p with built-in Uniview Smart Analytics, 12 V DC/24 V AC, PoE, IP67 and IK10 rating with a 4.7 mm lens, IR range of 50 m and support for an SD slot up to 256 GB of storage space.

Contact: MiRO sales team

Tel: +27 12 657 0960

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: AJAX

Supplier(s): MiRO

Camera name: AJAX-DOME-5MP-28-W

Maximum resolution: 5 MP @ 25 fps

Lighting Capabilities: 30 m IR, True WDR (hardware and software), automatic day/night switch.

Software provided with camera: Configuration via Ajax apps, adjustable motion detection zones available in the apps, and real-time supervision with health checks.

Onboard storage: 256 GB SD slot.

Onboard intelligence/analytics: AI object recognition, such as humans, vehicles and pets. Requires SD card or connection to NVR with a hard drive.

ONVIF conformant: No.

Description: DomeCam Mini operates seamlessly by utilising Ajax Cloud for transmitting system events, while the proprietary JetSparrow technology ensures fast peer-to-peer transmission of video data. With AI-analysis capabilities, DomeCam Mini can detect and recognise object types, such as humans, vehicles, and pets. This allows the surveillance system to record only relevant events and use less storage.

Variations in range:

• AJAX-DOME-5MP-4-W.

Contact: MiRO sales team

Tel: +27 12 657 0960

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: AJAX

Supplier(s): MiRO

Camera name: AJAX-BULLET-5MP-28-W

Maximum resolution: 5 MP @ 25 fps

Lighting Capabilities: True WDR (hardware and software) and automatic day/night switch with 35 m IR.

Software provided with camera: Configuration via Ajax apps, adjustable motion detection zones available in the apps, and real-time supervision with health checks.

Onboard storage: 256 GB SD slot.

Onboard intelligence/analytics: AI object recognition, such as humans, vehicles and pets. Requires SD card or connection to NVR with a hard drive.

Description: BulletCam operates seamlessly by utilising Ajax Cloud for transmitting system events, while the proprietary JetSparrow technology ensures fast peer-to-peer transmission of video data. With AI-analysis capabilities, BulletCam can detect and recognise object types, such as humans, vehicles, and pets. This allows the surveillance system to record only relevant events and use less storage.

Variations in range:

• AJAX-BULLET-5MP-4-W.

Contact: MiRO sales team

Tel: +27 12 657 0960

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: Dahua Technology

Supplier(s): Taropa Technologies

Camera name: H5A

Maximum resolution: 2880 × 1620 @ (1-25/30 fps)

Lighting Capabilities: Auto(ICR)/Colour/B/W.

Software provided with camera: Dahua Wireless series cameras are not only easy to install and operate, butal so perform outstandingly and cost-effectively. They provide full coverage of a scene with 5 MP resolution, 0° to 355° pan and -5 °to 80° tilt.

Onboard intelligence/analytics: Their powerful functions, such as preset patrol, AI human detection and pet detection, and auto-tracking.

ONVIF conformant: Yes.

Description: 5 MP indoor fixed-focal Wi-Fi pan and tilt network camera.

Variations in range:

• Hero is an acronym for the House and Enterprise Remote Observe: Proactive bi-directional call anytime, anywhere; Focuses on what matters, reduces false alarms; Guards the places that matter to you regularly; 360° monitoring without blind spots.

Contact: Ricky Niemandt

Tel: +27 11 237 9890

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: Dahua Technology

Supplier(s): Taropa Technologies

Camera name: P3B-PV

Maximum resolution: Main stream: 2304 × 1296 @ (1-25/30 fps)

Lighting Capabilities: Auto(ICR), colour/B/W.

Software provided with camera: DMSS is a mobile surveillance app with functions such as remote monitoring, video playback, and push notifications.

Onboard intelligence/analytics: It can record full-colour videos and information of key events using smart dual illuminators, effectively reducing light pollution.

Description: The Picoo series of small PT cameras raise the bar on performance. After detecting an intrusion, it triggers sound and light alarms. It then instantly relays vital information on the intrusion to the mobile client, keeping you informed no matter where you are. It supports two-way talk, allowing you to communicate with people in front of the camera in real-time.

Contact: Ricky Niemandt

Tel: +27 11 237 9890

[email protected]



Category: Thermal

Brand/Range name: Pelco

Camera name: Sarix Thermal Enhanced 4 Camera Series

Maximum resolution: 320 x 256, can be scaled up to 640 x 512

Lighting Capabilities: NETD ≤50 mK (NETD ≤40 mK on 30 fps models when Frame Averager feature is enabled).

Software provided with camera: Various analytics. It meets the required security standards with FIPS 140-2 compliant cryptography support, Secure Boot, and integrated TPM.

Onboard intelligence/analytics: Object loitering, objects crossing beam, objects appearing or entering area, objects not present in area, direction violated, and tamper detection.

ONVIF conformant: Yes.

Description: The Sarix Thermal Enhanced 4 Series enables sites to harness the power of intelligence-driven analytics and heat-sensing technology to identify threats beyond what is visible to the human eye. Protect your perimeter like never before, even in the most challenging conditions. Pelco Smart Analytics, powered by Motorola Solutions, automatically detects threats at distances over 300 m away.

Contact: Shawn Deyzel

[email protected]



Category: Analogue

Brand/Range name: Hikvision

Supplier(s): Pinnacle , Regal, Sensor

Camera name: Turbo 8.0/ DS-2CE16D0T-LXTS

Maximum resolution: 2 MP, 1920 × 1080 resolution

Lighting Capabilities: 0.01 lux @ (F1.6, AGC ON), 0 lux with white light.

Description: 2 MP CMOS sensor, 1080p @ 25 fps, EXIR, 30 m IR+20 m white light, outdoor smart-hybrid-light bullet, ICR, 0.01 lux/F1.2, 12 V DC, Smart IR, DNR, smart lighting (with Acusense DVR), IP67, 2.8/3.6 mm lens, built-in mic and speaker, up to 5 metres of two-way audio with echo cancellation, blue and red light for Live Guard with visual and auditory warnings.

Contact: Qi Wang

[email protected]



Category: Analogue

Brand/Range name: Hikvision

Supplier(s): Pinnacle, Regal, Sensor

Camera name: DS-2CE12KF0T-LFS

Maximum resolution: 3K (5 MP, 16:9)

Lighting Capabilities: Smart hybird light with ColorVu.

ONVIF conformant: Yes.

Description: 3K (5 MP 16:9), CMOS Sensor, 3K @ 20 fps (default), outdoor smart hybridlight bullet, 0.001 lux/F1.0,40 m IR +40 m White Light, 2D DNR, built-in mic, audio on Coaxial (only TVI), 12 V DC, OSD menu (On the Coax), IP67, 2.8/3.6 mm lens, 24H colour, Smart lighting (with Acusense DVR), supports TVI/AHD/CVI/CVBS video signal output.

Contact: Qi Wang

[email protected]



Category: Other/speciality-camera

Brand/Range name: Dahua

Camera name: ITC413-PW4D Series

Maximum resolution: 2688 × 1520 @ 25 fps

Lighting Capabilities: Illuminator type: IR 850 nm, dual illuminators (730 nm IR/warm light). Illumination distance: ANPR: 10 m, video monitoring: 30 m. Min. Illumination: 0.001 lux @ F1.4 (colour, 30 IRE); 0.0002 lux @ F1.4 (B/W, 30 IRE); 0 lux (Illuminator on).

Software provided with camera: Browser plug-in for IE 9, 10, 11; Chrome 52 and earlier versions; Firefox 42 and earlier versions. No plug-in for Chrome 92 and later versions.

Onboard storage: TF card: Kingston – 256 GB, Dahua card – 256 GB, SanDisk – 256 GB.

Onboard intelligence/analytics: Smart ANPR camera, IVS to detect events, and trigger sound and light alarms

ONVIF conformant: Yes.

Description: Suitable for shopping malls, hospitals, schools, communities, office buildings and stations.

Variations in range:

• Different lens options, 12 V or PoE.

Contact: Willem van Deventer

Tel: +27 87 802 2288

[email protected]



Category: Other/speciality-camera

Brand/Range name: Dahua

Camera name: IPC-EBW81242-AS-S2

Maximum resolution: 12 MP (4000 × 3000) @ 25 fps

Lighting Capabilities: Illumination distance: up to 10 m (IR), illuminator number: 3 (IR LED), min.illumination: 0.01 lux @ F2.0 (Colour, 30 IRE); 0.001 lux @ F2.0 (B/W, 30 IRE); 0 lux (illuminator on).

Software provided with camera: Browser.

Onboard storage: Micro SD card (support max. 256 GB).

Onboard intelligence/analytics: Heat map, IVS (intrusion/tripwire), people counting, Smart search.

ONVIF conformant: Yes.

Description: With its fisheye lens, the Dahua Fisheye series camera can provide 360- degree surveillance, and it is widely applied in various environments such as airports, shopping centres, banks and hotels.

Variations in range:

• Smart PSS, DMSS (additional software), PoE, De-warping, built-in dual-array mic and speaker.

Contact: Willem van Deventer

Tel: +27 87 802 2288

[email protected]



Category: Other/speciality-camera

Brand/Range name: Avigilon

Camera name: Avigilon Unity 8 VMS

Software provided with camera: Reliability and accuracy, effortless multi-site management, enhanced situational awareness with Avigilon’s Adapt AI platform, and cloud convenience.

Onboard intelligence/analytics: Elevate situational awareness with powerful edge analytics, Adapt AI, to detect potentially critical events, e.g., unusual crowds and auditory disturbances.

Description: Step into the next era of physical security with Avigilon Unity Video. Discover our most advanced on-premises, end-to-end video managementsoftware (VMS), offering higher reliability, accuracy and human-like reasoning. Unity Video merges Avigilon’s time-tested, AI-powered VMS with advanced cloud-managed features, enabling effortless management of multiple sites and users, unified login for all applications and a single installer for software updates.

Contact: Shawn Deyzel

[email protected]





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