Camera buyers' guide

September 2012 CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

There is an endless array of choices when it comes to surveillance cameras, from analogue to IP, low light, some with infrared capabilities, thermals and an assortment of options for each. So how does your average camera buyer decide what the best option is for his/her needs?

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You certainly cannot rely on the specifications on the box. While nobody can say the claims of the vendors are not accurate, they were obtained in perfect environments. They were not obtained out in the field where light intensity varies and objects move around randomly. And they were not tested in environments where the installer offering the cheapest quote installed them in a hurry paying scant, if any attention, to the requirements of the customer.

One can rely on your consultant or integrator, but how do you know they will recommend the best deal for you and not the best deal for themselves?

The answer is to do your own homework and make the time to run proof-of-concept exercises in your specific environment to ensure that what you get is what you actually need. Using a camera testing solution such as the Rotakin/Digikin test from CCTV in Focus SA does more than check if your pictures look ‘nice’. It ensures your colour, resolution, focus, low-light results and more, match your needs.

There are, of course, other tests one can run, but the point is the person paying for the solution must be able to fairly judge whether the cameras being purchased will do the job.

Hi-Tech Security Solution’s first Camera Buyers’ Guide is designed to assist buyers in making a decision as to which camera will meet their needs. In the space we have available we can not do justice to the many issues you need to consider before signing the cheque, but the products to follow could be a starting point for deciding where to look and what brands offer the technology you require.

What to look for

There are many issues to consider when buying a surveillance camera(s). You may, for example, install them in an area with depth that has a lot of movement, in which case you could look at systems with an automatic focus. If you are installing a camera in your lobby, a manually focus solution may be just the thing.

If you are running cables to connect your cameras to the network, perhaps you should consider whether your infrastructure will support Power over Ethernet. If it does, you can save the cost and hassle of installing power cables and supply the electricity required through your network cable.

Then there is the question of resolution. While there are still many vendors and installers out there talking about TV lines, today the hot buzzwords are megapixel and high definition. If Curiosity, which is currently driving around taking snaps on Mars, can manage to send back startling images of the planet with a 2-megapixel camera, do you really need a 10-megapixel camera in your lobby?

If you want to see what you can do with 2 megapixels, admittedly with a 100 mm telescopic lens, try this link (http://ow.ly/dknVB).

Of course, you may be tasked with surveillance in a stadium or at a solar farm, where more complex lenses and better resolution would be required. Be sure to tune into the next issue of Hi-Tech Security Solutions where we will be running an article on PP$, or pixels per dollar, showing how megapixel cameras can actually save you money.

It may sound absurd in a world that is quickly converging onto the IP platform, but many camera installations will deliver the results required with an old-fashioned analogue solution in place. The key is to know what it is you want out of your surveillance installation. And it will help to look at what you want to achieve today as well as what you will need in the future. Making sure your chosen technology has a future roadmap as well as guaranteed backwards compatibility can be the most cost effective ‘must-have’ on your specifications list.

At the end of the day, there are many complex issues to consider when making a camera decision, possibly the most important is to understand your own requirements, both now and in the future. We hope our Camera Buyers’ Guide is a simple first step in pointing you in the right direction. As always, comments on the guide and how to improve it in future are welcome at [email protected].



Supplier: ADI Global

Category: IP IR camera

Brand/Range Name: Samsung Techwin

Camera Name: SNO-7080RP

Resolution: Up to 2048 x 1536

Auto/Manual Focus: Auto/manual focus

Onboard storage: Yes, up to 32 GB (equipped with internal 4GB SD memory card)

Onboard Intelligence: Yes, motion detection, video analysis

Standards Supported: CE, FCC, UL

Description: 3 megapixel, full HD weatherproof network IR camera

Variations in range: PoE, ONVIF, IP66, IPv6, IR LED (0 lux), smart compression

Contact: Adelaide Taylor, +27 (0)11 574 2532, [email protected]

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Supplier: ADI Global

Category: IP IR vandal dome camera

Brand/Range Name: Samsung Techwin

Camera Name: SNV-7080RP

Resolution: Up to 2048 X 1536

Auto/Manual Focus: Auto/manual focus

Onboard storage: Yes, up to 32GB

Onboard Intelligence: Yes, motion detection

Standards Supported: CE, FCC, UL

Description: 3 megapixel, full HD vandal-resistant IR dome camera

Variations in range: PoE, ONVIF, IP66, IPv6, IR LED (0 lux), smart compression

Contact: Adelaide Taylor, +27 (0)11 574 2532, [email protected]

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Supplier: ADI Global

Category: Analogue IR PTZ camera

Brand/Range Name: Samsung Techwin

Camera Name: SCP-2370RHP

Resolution: 795(H) x 596(V)

Auto/Manual Focus: Auto/manual focus

Onboard storage: No

Onboard Intelligence: Yes, motion detection

Standards Supported: CE, FCC, UL

Description: 37X Analogue IR PTZ camera with housing

Variations in range: IP66, IR LED (0 lux, up to 100m), radiation angle of IR LED light is compatible with zoom ratio.

Contact: Adelaide Taylor, +27 (0)11 574 2532, [email protected]

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Supplier: Avigilon

Category: IP

Brand/Range Name: Avigilon

Camera Name: H.264 HD dome camera

Resolution: 1, 2, 3, 5 MP

Auto/Manual Focus: Auto

Onboard storage: Yes. Avigilon’s HDSM enables users to compress and preserve image quality while managing HD image transmission throughout the Avigilon system.

Onboard Intelligence: Onboard motion detection

Standards Supported: ONVIF compliance allows for integration with Avigilon Control Centre and other leading video management systems.

Description: Avigilon’s H.264 HD dome cameras run on its H3 platform which offers greater resolution support, improved low light performance with wide dynamic range support and enhanced HDSM features. Ideal for monitoring day and night activities, they feature an integrated lens for remote focus and zoom control and are ONVIF compliant for integration with Avigilon Control Centre or other VMS software.

Contact: Angela St-Amour, +1(604) 629 5182, [email protected]

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Supplier: Avigilon

Category: IP

Brand/Range Name: Avigilon

Camera Name: H. 264 camera

Resolution: 1, 2, 3, 5 MP

Auto/Manual Focus: Auto

Onboard storage: No

Onboard Intelligence: Yes. Onboard motion detection and Avigilon’s HDSM technology enables users to compress and preserve image quality while managing HD image transmission.

Standards Supported: ONVIF compliance allows for integration with Avigilon Control Centre and other leading video management systems.

Description: The 5 MP H.264 HD camera offers the highest resolution of the H.264 camera series, covering large areas in maximum detail with fluid motion. Remote zoom and focus of the built-in lens offers easy installation and optimal image quality in all lighting conditions with P-Iris control on Avigilon’s advanced H3 platform.

Contact: Angela St-Amour, +1(604) 629 5182, [email protected]

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Supplier: Avigilon

Category: IP

Brand/Range Name: Avigilon

Camera Name: JPEG2000 HD Pro camera

Resolution: 8, 11, 16, 29 MP

Auto/Manual Focus: Auto

Onboard storage: No

Onboard Intelligence: Yes. Our cameras offer onboard motion detection and Avigilon’s HDSM technology enables users to compress and preserve image quality while managing HD image transmission.

Standards Supported: ONVIF compliance allows for integration with Avigilon Control Centre and other leading video management systems.

Description: The Avigilon 29 MP JPEG2000 HD Pro camera provides the coverage area of over 95 traditional VGA cameras and delivers detailed images even in extreme lighting conditions. Installation is easy with remote focus and iris control, and E/EF lenses provide the best optical quality to deliver the best evidence.

Contact: Angela St-Amour, +1(604) 629 5182, [email protected]

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Supplier: Avigilon

Category: IP

Brand/Range Name: Avigilon

Camera Name: HD PTZ camera

Resolution: 1, 2 MP

Auto/Manual Focus: Auto Focus

Onboard storage: No

Onboard Intelligence: Yes. Our cameras offer onboard motion detection and Avigilon’s HDSM technology enables users to compress and preserve image quality while managing HD image transmission.

Standards Supported: ONVIF compliance allows for integration with Avigilon Control Centre and other leading video management systems.

Description: Avigilon’s PTZ cameras offer unsurpassed image quality with precise positioning and predictable high-speed tracking. Strengthened by the H3 platform, the PTZ takes advantage of enhanced High-Definition Stream Management technology, which lowers bandwidth and storage requirements, provides incredible low-light performance and features a 20 x digital zoom, providing 360-degree rotation at up to 450-degree per second.

Contact: Angela St-Amour, +1(604) 629 5182, [email protected]

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Supplier: Axis Communications

Category: Low-light

Brand/Range Name: Axis Communications

Camera Name: Axis P33 series

Resolution: The cameras provide SVGA or HDTV 720p/1.3MP resolution

Auto/Manual Focus: Remote focus feature eliminates the need for manual focusing at the camera

Onboard storage: No

Onboard Intelligence: These cameras offer increased processing power, allowing for enhanced performance in video analytics.

Standards Supported: Axis Application Development Partner Program, and Axis Camera Station, Axis Video Hosting System, ONVIF.

Description: These cameras include indoor models, streamlined for cost-efficiency, indoor and outdoor models that offer features such as vandal resistance, audio and I/O ports, and integrated IR illumination. The wide-angle models offer an angle of view of more than 100 degrees for broader scene coverage. The viewing angle is optimised for the monitored area and pixel resolution. The camera supports PoE.

Variations in range: Axis P33 Series is available in three versions: Axis P3301/P3304/-V indoor, indoor vandal-resistant and outdoor-ready vandal-resistant.

Contact: Roy Alves, +27 (0)11 548 6780, [email protected]

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Supplier: Axis Communications

Category: Affordably priced, small and easy-to-install indoor fixed domes with HDTV.

Brand/Range Name: Axis Communications

Camera Name: Axis M30 Series

Resolution: Axis M3004-V – HDTV 720p and 1 MP resolution. Axis M3005-V – HDTV 1080p and 2 MP resolution. Video streams can be encoded in H.264 and Motion JPEG.

Auto/Manual Focus: No focusing is required as the cameras come focused at delivery.

Onboard storage: The cameras offer a convenient video management solution with their built-in microSDHC memory card slot for edge storage – 256 MB RAM, 128 MB Flash.

Onboard Intelligence: Video motion detection, active tampering alarm, Axis Camera Application Platform enabling installation of additional applications.

Standards Supported: Open API for software integration, including VAPIX and Axis Camera Application Platform. ONVIF. Axis Video Hosting System.

Description: The palm-sized cameras are vandal and dust resistant. With a 3-axis camera angle adjustment, the cameras can be mounted on walls or ceilings. They support Corridor Format for vertically oriented video streams that maximise coverage of areas such as corridors, hallways or aisles.

Variations in range: Axis M3004-V, Axis M3005-V

Contact: Roy Alves, +27 (0)11 548 6780, [email protected]

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Supplier: Crown Hyper World

Category: Analogue

Brand/Range Name: Trend Tech

Camera Name: 1/3 Sony Effio Exview

Resolution: 700TVL

Auto/Manual Focus: N/A

Onboard storage: No

Onboard Intelligence: No

Description: 700TVL, 3,6 mm, with 12 LED

Variations in range: Range 10–15 m

Contact: Mohsin, +27 (0)11 830 1452, [email protected]

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Supplier: Crown Hyper World

Category: Analogue

Brand/Range Name: Trend Tech

Camera Name: 1/3 Sony

Resolution: 480TVL

Auto/Manual Focus: N/A

Onboard storage: No

Onboard Intelligence: No

Description: 480TVL, 6 mm, with 18 LED

Variations in range: Range 20–30 m, with remote control.

Contact: Mohsin, +27 (0)11 830 1452, [email protected]

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Supplier: Dahua Technology

Category: IP

Brand/Range Name: Dahua Tech

Camera Name: DH-IPC-HFW2100

Resolution: 1,3 megapixel

Auto/Manual Focus: Fixed lens

Onboard storage: No

Onboard Intelligence: No

Standards Supported: ONVIF

Description: HD network mini IR-Bullet camera, IP66 waterproof, up to 30fps at 720P(1280x720), IR distance 20 metres, DC 12 V power supply.

Variations in range: Supports PoE (802.3af), supports ONVIF 2.0, 3,6 mm, 6 mm, 8 mm lens optional, supports Dahua software (PSS, DMSS, DSS), supports third-party partner software.

Contact: Dahua Technology, +86 571 2893 9666, [email protected]

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Supplier: Dahua Technology

Category: IP

Brand/Range Name: Dahua Tech

Camera Name: DH-IPC-HDW2100

Resolution: 1,3 megapixel

Auto/Manual Focus: Fixed lens

Onboard storage: No

Onboard Intelligence: No

Standards Supported: ONVIF

Description: HD mini IR dome network camera; IP66 waterproof; up to 30fps at 720P(1280x720); IR distance 20 metres; DC 12 V power supply.

Variations in range: Supports PoE (802.3af); supports ONVIF 2.0; with 3,6 mm 2,8 mm, 6 mm lens optional; supports Dahua software (PSS, DMSS, DSS); supports third-party partner software.

Contact: Dahua Technology, +86 571 2893 9666, [email protected]

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Supplier: Dahua Technology

Category: IP

Brand/Range Name: Dahua Tech

Camera Name: IPC-HFW3200C

Resolution: 2 megapixel

Auto/Manual Focus: Manual

Onboard storage: Yes, max 32G

Onboard Intelligence: No

Standards Supported: ONVIF

Description: Full HD IR-bullet network camera; Sony Exmor CMOS sensor; up to 30fps at 1080P resolution; IR distance 20 metres; DC 12 V or AC 24 V power supply.

Variations in range: Supports PoE (802.3af); supports ONVIF 2.0.; with 3,3–12 mm varifocus lens; supports Dahua software (PSS, DMSS, DSS); supports third-party partner software.

Contact: Dahua Technology, +86 571 2893 9666, [email protected]

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Supplier: Elvey Security Technologies

Category: Speciality camera – car licence plate camera.

Brand/Range Name: Shany

Camera Name: MTC-WDL713EF-C

Resolution: Colour: 680TVL, B/W: 700TVL

Auto/Manual Focus: Auto

Onboard storage: No

Onboard Intelligence: Yes – Mechanical IR Cut Filter (ICR), powerful 510X WDR (54 dB), digital image stabiliser (DIS), sense up (512x) functions, E-zoom function (1~256x), 2D/3D noise reduction, high light compensation (HLC).

Description: 1/3-inch Sony 960H EXview HAD CCD II. Its f3.8~9,5 mm/F1.2 aspherical D/N lens records number plates up to 6 m away, the optional f9.0~22mm lens used for distances between 6 m and 13 m. Mechanical infrared cut filter is supported by 30 IR (infrared) LEDs which become active at 2 Lux and switch off at 5 Lux. Advanced motion detection, and quadrangle mosaic privacy mask.

Variations in range: Lens Option: f9.0~22,0 mm/F1.4 Aspherical D/N Lens/22,9°~13.0°/6~13M (19,7~42,7 Feet)

Contact: Tasha Smith, +27 (0)11 401 6700, [email protected]

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Supplier: Elvey Security Technologies

Category: IP

Brand/Range Name: Bosch

Camera Name: NBC-265-P

Resolution: 720p, 4CIF/D1, VGA, CIF, QVGA

Auto/Manual Focus: Auto

Onboard storage: Yes – up to 32 GB

Onboard Intelligence: Mechanical D/N filter, SBLC (super back light compensation), DNR (digital noise reduction), privacy zone selectable, flickerless on/off.

Standards Supported: Conforms to the ONVIF standard for wide compatibility.

Description: This WLAN HD 720p IP camera offers a cost-effective solution for a broad range of applications. It uses H.264 compression technology to give clear images reducing bandwidth and storage. HD 720p progressive scan for sharp images of moving objects, two-way audio and audio alarm, tamper and motion detection and wireless LAN connection.

Variations in range: Lens Option: Varifocal 2,8 to 8mm, manual iris F1.2 to close. PoE – IEEE 802.3af compliant.

Contact: Tasha Smith, +27 (0)11 401 6700, [email protected]

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Supplier: Elvey Security Technologies

Category: Analogue with IR LEDs

Brand/Range Name: Bosch

Camera Name: VDI-240V03-1

Resolution: Colour: 540TVL, B/W: 580TVL

Auto/Manual Focus: Auto

Onboard storage: No

Onboard Intelligence: Mechanical D/N filter, SBLC (super back light compensation), DNR (digital noise reduction), privacy zone selectable, flickerless on/off.

Standards Supported: IP66, IEC 60529 (2001), IEC 60529 (2002)

Description: This outdoor dome range comes in robust, conduit compatible, all-weather housing and provides high resolution images. The camera provides crisp, clear images in applications with sufficient lighting. The camera switches to monochrome mode with a higher light sensitivity. The 18 on-board IR LEDs provide 20 metres on night vision.

Variations in range: Lens Option: 3,8 to 9,5 mm Varifocal auto iris.

Contact: Tasha Smith, +27 (0)11 401 6700, Tasha.[email protected]

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Supplier: Elvey Security Technologies

Category: IP – Waterproof IR

Brand/Range Name: Dahua

Camera Name: IPC-HFW2100P

Resolution: 720p (1280x720), 1.3M (1280x960), D1 (704x576/704x480)

Auto/Manual Focus: Auto

Onboard storage: Yes

Onboard Intelligence: Built-in Web server, NVR, CMS (PSS/DSS) and DMSS, mechanical D/N Filter, SBLC (super back light compensation), DNR (digital noise reduction), privacy zone selectable, flickerless On/Off.

Standards Supported: Conforms to the ONVIF standard for wide compatibility.

Description: With a 6 mm lens this High-Definition IP Camera with a 1/3” 1,3 Megapixel Aptina CMOS image sensor is capable of HD Resolution up to 1.3MP (1280×960). IP66 rated for outdoor and indoor use. This camera also features PoE (Power over Ethernet) to allow for single cable connection, no need to run a separate power wire.

Variations in range: Lens Option: Default: 6mm (3,6 mm/8 mm optional). PoE

Contact: Tasha Smith, +27 (0)11 401 6700, [email protected]

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Supplier: Hikvision Digital Technology

Category: HD-SDI

Brand/Range Name: Hikvision

Camera Name: DS-2CD855F-SDI 2 megapixel CMOS High Definition Digital Box Camera

Resolution: 2 megapixel

Auto/Manual Focus: Auto and manual optional

Onboard storage: Yes, built-in SD/SDHC slot, up to 32 GB

Onboard Intelligence: N/A

Standards Supported: TCP/IP, HTTP, DHCP. DNS, DDNS, RTP, RTSP, PPPoE, SMTP, NTP (SNMP, HTTPS, FTP, SIP, 802.1x, IPv6 optional)

Description: The DS-2CD855F-SDI supports HD-SDI interface, which enables transmission of uncompressed digital video signals with zero loss of image data and zero latency. It also features full 1080p resolution and low light capability, suitable for high definition day/night surveillance applications. In addition, features a 32 GB SD/SDHC card for local storage, PoE and two-way audio. The product is both ONVIF and PSIA conformant.

Variations in range: Full HD 1080p real-time video; super low-light (up to 0,005 lux/F1.2); PoE; 3D digital noise reduction; true day/night; conforms to ONVIF & PSIA.

Contact: Ada Han, +86 571 8735 6120, [email protected]

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Supplier: Hikvision Digital Technology

Category: IP

Brand/Range Name: Hikvision

Camera Name: DS-2CD8264FWD-EI 1.3 MP IR WDR Bullet Camera

Resolution: 1,3 megapixel

Auto/Manual Focus: Manual

Onboard storage: Yes, built-in SD/SDHC slot, up to 32 GB

Onboard Intelligence: N/A

Standards Supported: TCP/IP, HTTP, DHCP. DNS, DDNS, RTP, RTSP, PPPoE, SMTP, NTP (SNMP, HTTPS, FTP, SIP, 802.1x, IPv6 optional)

Description: Equipped with WDR technology (120dB), which captures clear images in extreme lighting, and advanced IR technology which solves IR LED over-heating and extends the camera’s lifespan. With the minimum illumination of 0,01 [email protected] F1.2 with AGC on and 0 Lux with IR, the camera delivers quality images of objects within 30 metres under low light conditions, even in total darkness.

Variations in range : 120 dB wide dynamic range; 1,3 megapixel high resolution; super low light; HD 720p real-time video recording; true day/night; IP66 rating; PoE; IR range: up to 30 m.

Contact: Ada Han, +86 571 8735 6120, [email protected]

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Supplier: Hikvision Digital Technology

Category: Analogue

Brand/Range Name: Hikvision

Camera Name: DS-2CE5582P(N)-VFIR3 600TVL DIS IR Dome Camera

Resolution: 600TVL

Auto/Manual Focus: Manual

Onboard storage: No

Onboard Intelligence: N/A

Standards Supported: N/A

Description: Hikvision DS-2CE5582P(N)-VFIR3 features a 1/3-inch DIS image sensor with 600TVL ultra-high horizontal resolution, which enables the camera to provide higher video quality. It also employs a varifocal lens, which allows easier focusing without requiring any movement in the initial camera set-up. In addition, the unit features ultra low illumination and wide operating temperature range (-40 to 60°C).

Variations in range: 1/3-inch DIS, true day/night, 600TVL horizontal resolution, minimum illumination: 0,1 Lux @F1.2, 0,2 Lux @F1.8, 4 0m IR distance, IP66 rating, Vari-focal lens, wide operating temperature range.

Contact: Ada Han, +86 571 8735 6120, [email protected]

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Supplier: LazerOne Technologies

Category: Analogue

Brand/Range Name: Pixel

Camera Name: Pixel

Resolution: 700 TVL

Auto/Manual Focus: Both

Onboard storage: No

Onboard Intelligence: Yes

Standards Supported: IP67

Description: 1/3” Sony Effio-E DSP, 700TVL, night vision varifocal/fixed lens; Lux/F1.2( IR off), 0,1 Lux/F1.2 (IR ON). OSD menu, DNR, ATR, HLC, motion detection joystick on cable.

Contact: Rehan I Khan, +27 (0)11 837 8206, [email protected]

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Supplier: IAC – Industrial Automation and Control

Category: IP, IP65 DualNight

Brand/Range Name: Mobotix

Camera Name: MX-M12D-SEC-DNIGHT-D43N43

Resolution: 3 MP

Auto/Manual Focus: Auto

Onboard storage: Yes, internal DVR (up to 64 GB)

Onboard Intelligence: Yes, video motion analytics, on board microphone, speaker, VoIP, SIP, FTP, temperature sensor, PIR

Standards Supported: EMC (EN55022, EN55024, EN61000-6-2, FCC part15B,AS/NZS3548), IEEE 802.3af; Class 0, IP65 (DIN EN 60529).

Description: Two image sensors for day and night-time operation; integrated DVR with hi-res video recording; permanently fixed lenses at factory for simple installation; robust, low-maintenance and with concealed cable duct; weatherproof from -30 to +60°C, without need for heating (IP65); digital continuous zoom, pan and tilt; integrated microphone, speaker and PIR motion detector

Variations in range: Lenses: 22 to 135 mm format, horizontal angle 90° to 15°; Software: (inclusive) video management software MxEasy, control room software MxControlCenter; External storage – directly on NAS and PC/server without additional recording software.

Contact: Cecil Meyer, 082 568 0070, [email protected]

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Supplier: IAC – Industrial Automation and Control

Category: IP, Hemispheric 360° all-round view

Brand/Range Name: Mobotix

Camera Name: MX-Q24M-SEC-D11

Resolution: 3 MP

Auto/Manual Focus: Auto

Onboard storage: Yes, internal DVR (up to 64 GB)

Onboard Intelligence: Yes, video motion analytics, on board microphone, speaker, VoIP, SIP, FTP, temperature sensor.

Standards Supported: EMC (EN50121-4, EN55022, EN55024, EN61000-6-2,FCC part15B, AS/NZS3548), IEEE 802.3af; Class 0, IP65 (DIN EN 60529).

Description: Complete panoramic view, ideal for access control; quad view to show images from four different angles simultaneously; digital, continuous zooming and panning; robust and maintenance-free, without mechanically moving parts; MxAnalytics: heatmap, people counting and automatic reports; alarm function, speaker and microphone integrated.

Variations in range: Lenses L11 (hemispherical), L22 (90° x 67°); software – (inclusive) video management software MxEasy, control room software MxControlCenter; external storage – directly on NAS and PC/server without additional recording software.

Contact: Cecil Meyer, 082 568 0070, [email protected]

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Supplier: Management and Supply of Security Solutions (t/a MASS)

Category: IP (Low Light)

Brand/Range Name: Dallmeier

Camera Name: DF4910HD-DN/IR

Resolution: 3 Megapixel/1080p

Auto/Manual Focus: 2,8–11 mm Motor Driven Lens

Onboard storage: Yes – SDHC 4 GB

Onboard Intelligence: Yes – 3D Digital Noise Reduction, Motion Detection, Alarm Notification via DaVid protocol

Standards Supported: ONVIF

Description: The DF4910HD-DN/IR is a weather resistant 3-megapixel HD IP camera with integrated IRIllumination up to 25 metres, Motor Driven 2,8–11 mm lens, True Day/Night ICR filter, Digital Image Shift, 3D DNR and three different exposure modes. Powered via PoE, IP66 rated which allows for easy, quick and cost-effective installation.

Variations in range: HD mini dome with electronic day/night functionality and true day/night functionality; HD mini dome (as above) with various mounting platforms and focal lengths; HD box camera with electronic day/night functionality and true day/night functionality; all units are PoE.

Contact: Management and Supply of Security Solutions (t/a MASS), +27 (0)12 142 0000, [email protected]

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Supplier: Management and Supply of Security Solutions (t/a MASS)

Category: Speciality – Multifocal sensor surveillance system designed for expansive areas. Up to 84 Megapixels.

Brand/Range Name: Dallmeier Panomera

Camera Name: Panomera

Resolution: 16–84 Megapixel

Auto/Manual Focus: Manual Focus

Onboard storage: No

Onboard Intelligence: Yes

Standards Supported: Proprietary Dallmeier

Description: The Panomera is a multifocal multi-sensor surveillance solution for large areas. Offering the highest detail resolution at long distances. The entire scene is recorded and displayed in real-time. The system is multi-cast enabled allowing multiple users simultaneously utilising auto object tracking without user interaction.

Variations in range: Custom designed and off-the-shelf units ranging from 16 Megapixel to 84 Megapixel units – application dependent. The system is Dallmeier software specific. Standalone hardware components form part of the solution to view and record footage. The Panomera system is also incorporated into Dallmeier’s SeMSy III software management suite.

Contact: Management and Supply of Security Solutions (t/a MASS), +27 (0)12 142 0000, [email protected]

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Supplier: Management and Supply of Security Solutions (t/a MASS)

Category: IP

Brand/Range Name: Surveon

Camera Name: CAM3371

Resolution: 2 megapixel/1080P

Auto/Manual Focus: 3–9 mm Motor Driven Auto Focus

Onboard storage: Yes – 4 GB microSD/SDHC (Class4/Class6 only)

Onboard Intelligence: Yes – Motion detection and tampering detection (view blocked, redirected, defocused or spray painted)

Standards Supported: ONVIF

Description: The CAM3371 is an outdoor application 1080p IR bullet camera. Featuring the Sony Exmor Image Sensor for 2 megapixel resolution. Built-in advanced ISP (wide dynamic range, 3D noise reduction and defog). The unit allows for 20m IR ‘throw’ and features day/night ICR filters combined with a 3x optical motor drive zoom with auto focus. Powered by PoE.

Variations in range: CAM3361 with 2 megapixel resolution and 3,3–12 mm varifocal lens. CAM3365 with 3 megapixel resolution and 3–10 mm motor driven lens.

Contact: Management and Supply of Security Solutions (t/a MASS), +27 (0)12 142 0000, [email protected]

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Supplier: Management and Supply of Security Solutions (t/a MASS)

Category: Ruggedised Dual Thermal

Brand/Range Name: MASS Oculus

Camera Name: Oculus Ti

Resolution: Thermal 640 x 480 @ 25 Hz; Optical 520TVL

Auto/Manual Focus: Thermal – 12 or 35-degree; Optical – 36 x motorised zoom

Onboard storage: No

Onboard Intelligence: No

Standards Supported: Dual analogue outputs

Description: The Oculus Ti is a ruggedised dual thermal and optical camera designed for unique and harsh environments. The thermal module is able to perform man-detection up to 1500 m, while the optical has a maximum of 36 x optical zoom. The Ti can be mounted upright, suspended or inverted and is virtually maintenance free. The 25Hz thermal core is licence exempt.

Variations in range: Available in 25 Hz by 388 x 264 or 640 x 480 resolution with either a 12 or 35-degree lens. Bespoke option for lenses ranging from 5–50-degrees are available.

Contact: Management and Supply of Security Solutions (t/a MASS), +27 (0)12 142 0000, [email protected]

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Supplier: Management and Supply of Security Solutions (t/a MASS)

Category: IP

Brand/Range Name: Pelco

Camera Name: Spectra IV HD

Resolution: 720p

Auto/Manual Focus: 18 x optical zoom

Onboard storage: No

Onboard Intelligence: Yes – Complete range of object based, motion based and counting analytics available in conjunction with Endura 2.0 Management Software.

Standards Supported: ONVIF/Open IP

Description: Pelco Spectra HD delivers clear streaming images over a TCP/IP network. With 4x the resolution of normal SD domes it is ideal for viewing detailed images. Featuring built-in analytics and window blanking that enhance the flexibility and performance of the Spectra HD. With open architecture connectivity to third party software Pelco offers an API or SDK for integration.

Variations in range: Spectra IV standard definition domes @ 540TVL with a choice of 35x, 27x or 23x optical motorised zoom lenses. Works well in conjunction with Endura 2.0 (or later) video management system.

Contact: Management and Supply of Security Solutions (t/a MASS), +27 (0)12 142 0000, [email protected]

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Supplier: Miro distribution

Category: IP

Brand/Range Name: Vivotek

Camera Name: Vivotek IP8362

Resolution: 2 megapixel

Auto/Manual Focus: Manual

Onboard storage: Yes – Micro SD/SDHC card slot 32 GB.

Onboard Intelligence: Yes, tamper detection only.

Standards Supported: H.264, MPEG4, MJPEG

Description: Vivotek’s IP 8362 is an outdoor bullet camera that features full HD (1080p 2-megapixel) resolution. This camera is perfect for use in parking lots, building entrances, communities and much more. Comes with an Integrated IR-cut filter as well as a built-in IR illuminator that is effective up to 20 metres.

Contact: +27 (0)12 657 0960, [email protected]

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Supplier: Miro distribution

Category: IP dome

Brand/Range Name: Vivotek

Camera Name: Vivotek FD8372

Resolution: 5-megapixel

Auto/Manual Focus: Auto

Onboard storage: Yes – Micro SD/SDHC card slot, 32 GB

Onboard Intelligence: Yes, tamper detection

Standards Supported: H.264, MPEG4, MJPEG

Description: Vivotek’s FD8372 is a fixed-dome network camera offering 5-megapixel resolution with superb image quality at up to 30 FPS. Additionally it features full support for compression technologies such as H.264, MPEG4 and MJPEG.

Variations in range: This camera features a remote focus and zoom.

Contact: +27 (0)12 657 0960, [email protected]

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Supplier: Miro distribution

Category: Fixed IP

Brand/Range Name: Vivotek

Camera Name: Vivotek IP8162P

Resolution: 2-megapixel

Auto/Manual Focus: Manual

Onboard storage: Yes – Micro SD/SDHC card slot, 32 GB

Onboard Intelligence: Yes, tamper detection

Standards Supported: H.264, MPEG4, MJPEG

Description: The IP8162 is part of Vivotek’s SUPREME series that offers you a three-year warranty. It gives you a 2-megapixel image resolution and superb image quality. The camera also features enhanced image capturing properties when compared to standard VGA resolution cameras.

Variations in range: The camera features Focus Assist to allow users to precisely adjust the camera focus.

Contact: +27 (0)12 657 0960, [email protected]

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Supplier: MV Tronics

Category: IP

Brand/Range Name: Panasonic

Camera Name: i-Pro WV-SW175 outdoor pan-tilting IP camera

Resolution: WV-SW175: H.264: 1,280 x 960/VGA (640 x 480) QVGA (320 x 240), up to 30 fps. JPEG: 1,280 x 960/VGA (640 x 480)/QVGA (320 x 240), up to 30 fps.

Auto/Manual Focus: Auto Focus 0,5 m ~ ∞

Onboard storage: Yes, Still or motion images recorded in the SDHC/SD memory card can be downloaded.

Onboard Intelligence: Yes, interactive communication with audio, face detection, day/night and IP55 std.

Standards Supported: Multiple H.264 (high profile) streams and JPEG streams.

Description: HD outdoor pan-tilting network camera with a 1.3 megapixel high sensitivity MOS sensor giving you 720p HD images up to 30 fps. Multiple H.264 (high profile) streams and JPEG streams ensure simultaneous real-time monitoring and high resolution recording by UniPhier, Panasonic’s proprietary system LSI platform.

Variations in range: WV-SW172-SVGA/800 x 600 H.264 pan-tilting network camera.PoE (IEEE802.3af compliant), 12 VDC. PoE: 130 mA (Class 2 device), 12 VDC: 430 mA.

Contact: Meetesh, +27 (0)11 466 8420, [email protected]

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Supplier: Reditron

Category: IP

Brand/Range Name: Ipela

Camera Name: SNC-CH240

Resolution: 1920 x 1440 (1080p)

Auto/Manual Focus: Powered (easy focus)

Onboard storage: Compact Flash card slot

Onboard Intelligence: Yes, DEPA advance: motion detection, intruder detection, perimeter detection, direction detection

Standards Supported: JPEG/MPEG-4/H.264 at 30fps

Description: High-quality 1080p CS mount HD security camera with View-DR technology – Wide-D, Visibility Enhancer (VE.)

Variations in range: AC 24 V, DC 12 V, PoE (Class 0); Wide-D; Visibility Enhancer (VE); Lens type: CS mount (supplied).

Contact: Kershia Kistan, 087 802 CCTV (2288), [email protected]

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Supplier: Reditron

Category: IP

Brand/Range Name: Ipela

Camera Name: SNC-DH180

Resolution: 1280 x 1024 (720p)

Auto/Manual Focus: Powered (Easy Focus)

Onboard storage: No

Onboard Intelligence: DEPA advance: motion detection, intruder detection, perimeter detection, direction detection.

Standards Supported: JPEG/MPEG-4/H.264 at 30fps

Description: Vandal-resistant, wide dynamic range dome camera designed with built-in infrared (IR) illuminators. A dual-stream network camera, it supports H.264, MPEG-4, and JPEG compression formats, and delivers excellent picture quality in HD 720p resolution at 30 frames per second (fps).

Variations in range: AC 24 V, DC 12 V, PoE (Class 0); Wide-D; Visibility Enhancer (VE); Lens type: Varifocal.

Contact: Kershia Kistan, 087 802 CCTV (2288), [email protected]

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Supplier: Reditron

Category: 6M IR Micro Dome, 720p HD

Brand/Range Name: RediView

Camera Name: RVIP-MD720

Resolution: 1280x720

Auto/Manual Focus: 3,6m fixed lens

Onboard storage: Micro SD (Optional)

Onboard Intelligence: Motion

Standards Supported: Onvif v1.01/v1.02 (v2.1 READY)

Description: Micro IP dome 720p, ONVIF with embedded MICRO SD inside. Fixed lens offering 3-axis movement. High-powered IR LED for 6 m distance.

Contact: Kershia Kistan, 087 802 CCTV (2288), [email protected]

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Supplier: Reditron

Category: Bullet, IR up to 80m

Brand/Range Name: RediView

Camera Name: RBIR-80M

Resolution: 700TVL

Auto/Manual Focus: Varifocal lens

Onboard storage: n/a

Onboard Intelligence: Motion detection/privacy masking

Description: Robust vandal IP66 IR (up to 80m) bullet offering SONY Exview CCD, with varifocal lens, WDR, 55PCS 8 mm LED and 3-axis mount.

Contact: Kershia Kistan, 087 802 CCTV (2288), [email protected]

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Supplier: Vision Consulting

Category: Analogue

Brand/Range Name: Keeper

Camera Name: VCIR3160WDR, Ultra high resolution WDR

Resolution: 700TVL

Auto/Manual Focus: Manual

Onboard storage: No

Onboard Intelligence: Yes

Standards Supported: ROHS

Description: 700TVL Ultra high resolution, super wide dynanic range, 3D-DNR, HLC, 8 zone privacy masking, low illumination 0,0001 Lux (sense UP), IR LED array technology, 8 x digital zoom, 8 zone motion detection, varifocal outdoor bullet camera with night vision range of 60 metres.

Variations in range: We have this camera in four different variations: Box camera, varifocal 4-9 mm indoor dome and also vandal resistant varifocal 2,8-1 2mm IR dome, all cameras support an OSD menu.

Contact: Ebrahim Choonara, +27 (0)11 830 2688, [email protected]

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Supplier: Vision Consulting

Category: IP

Brand/Range Name: Etrovision

Camera Name: EV8781

Resolution: 2,1 MP

Auto/Manual Focus: 3–10 mm Varifocal , F1.3

Onboard storage: Yes, micro SD

Onboard Intelligence: Video motion detection, face detection, alarm trigger, alarm event, event notification via e-mail, or file recording via SD card.

Standards Supported: ROHS

Description: 25m IR distance, operates in temperature range of 40-60 deg. H.264 high profile, MPEG-4, M-JPEG, multiple independent streams with ROI feature, two-way audio support, weatherproof to IP67, event recording to SD card/NAS/FTP, POE.

Variations in range: 3–1 0mm VF F1.3, 9–22 mm VF F1.5, POE, video buffer 24 MB, IR angle view: 25/60 degrees, motion JPEG, MPEG-4, H.264 high profile.

Contact: Ebrahim Choonara, +27 (0)11 830 2688, [email protected]





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