Camera Selection Guide 2022

CCTV Handbook 2022 Camera Selection Guide, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

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Category: IP

Brand/Range name: Allbro

Camera name: Camera-Den 90 mm

Description: Allbro has launched the very first camera enclosure of its kind. Designed and made in South Africa, the Camera-Den addresses the unique challenges of this application in a manner that has never been done before. Once one lays eyes upon Allbro’s new ‘Camera-Den’ it becomes difficult to even call the new invention a camera box. It can fit most camera brands up to a diameter of 90 mm.

Contact: Elani van Rensburg

Tel: +27 11 894 8341

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: Allbro

Camera name: Camera-Den 110 mm

Description: Allbro has launched the very first camera enclosure of its kind. Designed and made in South Africa, the Camera-Den addresses the unique challenges of this application in a manner that has never been done before. Once one lays eyes upon Allbro’s new ‘Camera-Den’ it becomes diffucult to even call the new invention a camera box. It can fit most camera brands up to a diameter of 110 mm.

Contact: Elani van Rensburg

Tel: +27 11 894 8341

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: Axis Communications

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

Camera name: AXIS Q1656-LE Box Camera

Maximum resolution: 16:9:2688 x 1512, quad HD to 160 x 90; 4:3:2016 x 1512 to 160 x 120

Lighting Capabilities: 4 MP 25/30 fps with Forensic WDR and Lightfinder 2.0 with optional F0.9 lens controls

Software provided with camera: AXIS Object Analytics, AXIS Video Motion Detection, support for AXIS Camera Application Platform enabling installation of third-party applications, see axis.com/acap.

Onboard storage: 1 TB

Onboard intelligence/analytics: AXIS Object Analytics, AXIS Video Motion Detection

ONVIF conformant: Yes

Description: With 4 MP resolution at up to 60 fps and a 1/1,8-inch sensor, AXIS Q1656-LE delivers exceptional video quality even in poor light conditions. The built-in wiper ensures great images in all weather conditions. Based on the latest Axis system-on-chip (SoC), it offers support for advanced features and powerful applications based on deep learning on the edge.

Variations in range:

• Lens options: Lens CS 4-10 mm F0.9 P-Iris, Lens i-CS 9-50 mm F1.5 8 MP, Lens CS 12-50 mm F1.4 P-Iris 8 MP. Includes OptimizedIR with power-effcient, long-life 850 nmb IR LEDs and white LED combo. Premium Q-line functionality.

Contact: Marcel Bruyns

Tel: +27 11 548 6790

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: Axis Communications

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

Camera name: AXIS M5000 PTZ Camera

Maximum resolution: 15 MP

Lighting Capabilities: Colour: 0,4 lux at 50 IRE F2.0. B/W: 0,03 lux at 50 IRE F2.0

Onboard storage: SD/SDHC/SDXC cards, SD card encryption

Onboard intelligence/analytics: Support for recording to network-attached storage (NAS)

ONVIF conformant: Yes

Description: The AXIS M5000 PTZ is a cost-effective camera offering the benefit of four cameras in one. It includes three 5 MP sensors and one PTZ camera with 10x optical zoom for total cameras in situational awareness of indoor areas up to 400 m2. Everything is displayed on one monitor, allowing you to move from an overview to more detailed views.

Variations in range:

• PTZ camera: Varifocal, 4,7–47 mm, F1.6–3,0; Horizontal field of view: 61,8°–6,7°; Vertical field of view: 36,3°–3,8° autofocus, autoiris, P-Iris control. Overview cameras: Focal length 2,39 mm; F2.0; horizontal field of view: 360°; Vertical field of view: 93°.

Contact: Marcel Bruyns

Tel: +27 11 548 6790

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: Axis Communications

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

Camera name: AXIS W101 Body Worn Camera

Maximum resolution: 1920 x 1080

Lighting Capabilities: Sensitivity: 0,1 lux

Software provided with camera: Axis Body Worn Assistant

Onboard storage: 64 GB

ONVIF conformant: No

Description: AXIS W101 Body Worn Camera is a robust and easy-to-use body-worn camera featuring the Klick Fast mounting system. With 12 hours of battery life, it delivers clear audio with noise suppression and sharp image quality. Recording is activated automatically upon unholstering and person down. Through the built-in GNSS receiver (location tracking), the location of the camera is continuously recorded.

Variations in range:

• Klick Fast System for body-worn camera mounts, AXIS TW1200 Body Worn Mini Bullet Sensor, AXIS TW1201 Body Worn mini-cube sensor, AXIS Body Worn Assistant app for Android, iOS. For more accessories, see axis.com/bodyworn.

Contact: Marcel Bruyns

Tel: +27 11 548 6790

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: EZVIZ

Supplier(s): BNETA International

Camera name: C3X Dark Fighter

Maximum resolution: 1920 × 1080

Lighting Capabilities: Colour night vision, 0,005 lux, IR max. 30 m

Onboard storage: SD card up to 256 GB, H.264 / H.265 video compression

Onboard intelligence/analytics: Embedded AI deep learning algorithm/human/vehicle shape detection; line crossing/motion detection; active defence siren and strobe light with customisable voice alerts.

Description: A commercial-grade security Wi-Fi camera with a dual-lens setup. Night-time colour video has become a reality, even with the absence of supplemental lights. Built-in AI algorithms just made everything easier. Now you can get accurate alerts when people and vehicles appear in your specified zones. Get protection with the C3X, in a high-tech and professional fashion.

Contact: Lindi Swanepoel

Tel: +27 11 032 7900

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: EZVIZ

Supplier(s): BNETA International

Camera name: C8W Pro 2K

Maximum resolution: 2K

Lighting Capabilities: Colour night vision, 0,5 lux @ (F1.6, AGC ON), 0 lux with IR (max. 30 m)

Onboard storage: SD card up to 256 GB, H.264 / H.265 video compression

Onboard intelligence/analytics: AI-powered human/vehicle shape detection, active defence with siren and strobe light, smart auto tracking.

Description: The C8W Pro 2K elevates the convenience provided by a smart security camera with on-device AI. It is able to differentiate people and vehicles from other moving objects, and automatically locks on and follows human movements. With complex tracking capability, it provides easy control to auto-resume its pre-set viewing angle through one click. 24/7 all-round protection with 2K clarity.

Contact: Lindi Swanepoel

Tel: +27 11 032 7900

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: EZVIZ

Supplier(s): BNETA International

Camera name: BC1C Battery Camera

Maximum resolution: 1920 × 1080

Lighting Capabilities: Colour night vision, 0,2 lux @ (F1.6, AGC ON), 0 Lux with IR (max. 10 m)

Onboard storage: H.265 / Built-in 32 GB eMMC storage/supports EZVIZ cloud storage

Onboard intelligence/analytics: Accurate human motion detection, active defence/customisable voice alerts

Description: The BC1C battery operated camera is 100% wire free with a 7800 mAh rechargerble battery which can last up to 210 days. The unit has vivid colour night vision supported by two built-in spotlights. Accurate motion alerts with an integrated PIR sensor and the AI-based person shape detection is offered onboard.

Contact: Lindi Swanepoel

Tel: +27 11 032 7900

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: EZVIZ

Supplier(s): BNETA International

Camera name: C3TN Outpro 2K

Maximum resolution: 2K

Lighting Capabilities: Colour night vision, 0,01 lux @ (F2.0, AGC ON), 0 lux with IR (max. 30 m)

Onboard storage: SD card up to 256 GB, H.264 / H.265 video compression

Onboard intelligence/analytics: AI-powered human shape detection, active defence with light and siren.

Description: The C3TN Outpro is a camera with 2 K resolution. It is designed to deliver round-the-clock home protection with multiple advanced camera technologies, such as ultra-sharp 2K video quality, AI-powered human shape detection, colour night vision and more. Compact in size and durable in any weather, the OutPro is the go-to option for any family seeking 24/7 peace-of-mind.

Contact: Lindi Swanepoel

Tel: +27 11 032 7900

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: Bosch

Supplier(s): Use dealer search on www.boschsecurity.com/xf/en to locate your nearest authorised dealer

Camera name: NDP-5523-Z30L

Maximum resolution: 4 MP @ 60 fps

Lighting Capabilities: Starlight technology with 1/1,8-inch HD sensor for excellent lowlight performance including combination of 320 m IR (850 nm) + white light LEDs.

Software provided with camera: BVMS Lite – includes eight camera/decoder expansions, two workstation expansions, eight failover recording channels, eight dual recording channels, two keyboard expansions, one DVR and ATM/POS allegiant OPC functionality.

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

Onboard intelligence/analytics: Essential Video Analytics 6.30

ONVIF conformant: Yes

Description: AUTODOME IP starlight 5100i IR 1,8-inch, ultra HD sensor and integrated IR and white light illumination, 30x optical zoom to identify people at a distance of more than 280 m. The new HDR technology (HDR X).

Variations in range:

• NDP-5523-Z30L PTZ 4 MP HDR 30x IP66 pendant IR

Contact: Quintin Van Den Berg

Tel: +27 11 651 9600

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: Dahua Technology

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

Camera name: DH-IPC-HFW3549T1-AS-PV-S3/DH-IPC-HDW3549H-AS-PV-S3

Maximum resolution: 2592 × 1944 @ 20 fps/2688 × 1520 @ 30 fps

Lighting Capabilities: Smart Dual Illumination IR 30 m Warm LED 30 m

Software provided with camera: With advanced deep learning algorithms, Dahua WizSense 3 Series network cameras support intelligent functions, such as perimeter protection and smart motion detection. With starlight technology, this series of cameras provides better image effect in low light conditions.

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

Onboard intelligence/analytics: Supports SMD3.0 and with AI Intrusion and tripwire detection, both with the classifcation and accurate detection of vehicles and humans.

ONVIF conformant: Yes

Description: As an upgrade of the first generation TIOC, TIOC2.0 is the new three-in-one camera that not only has AI, full-colour and blue/red light and siren speakers, but also has smart illumination which can switch between IR mode and white light when a target is detected.

Variations in range:

• Easy operation, the alarm-in port offers easy integration with third-party alarm panels. One-tap disarming to turn off light and siren via DMSS or the alarm-in port. Customisable alarm sounds.

Contact:

Tel: +27 10 593 3242

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: TVT

Camera name: TD-9423A3-LR

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

Lighting Capabilities: Starlight, with 70 m IR, 0,0028 lux @ F1.2,AGC ON; 0 lux with IR

Software provided with camera: Free camera management software

Onboard storage: 128 GB SD

Onboard intelligence/analytics: Licence plate recognition (ANPR), video abnormality detection (video tampering, scene change).

ONVIF conformant: Yes

Description: TVT A3-LR ANPR cameras are ideal for detecting numberplates. Suited for gated communities to roadside detection applications, the camera can detect numberplates up to 70 km/h.

Variations in range:

• TD-9423A3-LR (2,8-12 mm), TD-9423A3-LR (5-50 mm)

Contact: Sales

Tel: +27 11 469 3598

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: Kedacom

Camera name: IPC523-F255-NL

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

Lighting Capabilities: Starlight, laser distance up to 1500 m, with 55x optical zoom

Software provided with camera: Free camera management software

Onboard storage: 128 GB SD

Onboard intelligence/analytics: Motion detection, tampering, guard line, enter/exit guard area, object left/removal, gatherings, audio surge.

ONVIF conformant: Yes

Description: The Kedacom 1,5 km laser PTZ is ideally suited for demanding nighttime applications where one needs to protect longer than normal distances. With its 2MP HD image and starlight sensors, the camera is capable of delivering outstanding image quality at night up to 1.5 km away from the camera. Additionally it also supports true WDR and 6000V TVS surge protection.

Contact: Sales

Tel: +27 11 469 3598

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: TVT

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

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

Lighting Capabilities: Starlight technology with 70 m IR range; 0,0028 lux @ (F1.2, AGC on); 0 lux with IR

Software provided with camera: Free camera management software included

Onboard storage: 128 GB SD card

Onboard intelligence/analytics: Line crossing and region intrusion detection (human/vehicle classification), face detection, face capture, flow of people/vehicle statistics, people/vehicle counting.

ONVIF conformant: Yes

Description: For the customer demanding a little bit more from their camera, the TD-9423E3’s features include classification as well as face detection, making it an all-round contender suitable for any installation. With Starlight capabilities and high-powered IR, the camera produces crystal clear images in many challenging lighting conditions.

Variations in range:

• Fixed as well as motorised zoom options in dome and bullet camera variants

Contact: Sales

Tel: +27 11 469 3598

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: Hikvision

Camera name: DS-2CD2T87G2P-LSU/SL

Maximum resolution: High-quality imaging with 8 MP resolution

Lighting Capabilities: 24/7 colour imaging

Onboard storage: Up to 256 GB

Onboard intelligence/analytics: Basic event, smart event, linkage, perimeter protection

ONVIF conformant: Yes

Description: One image that presents all the scenes covered by the camera; effcient H.265+ compression technology; clear imaging against strong back light due to 130 dB WDR technology; focus on human and vehicle classification based on deep learning; active strobe light and audio alarm to warn intruders off; water and dust resistant (IP67).

Variations in range:

• Supplement white light up to 40 m; Support audio and environment noise filtering; 12 V DC ± 25%, 0,79 A, max. 9,5 W; PoE: 802.3af, max. 10,5 W

Contact: Jade Wang

Tel: +27 60 441 3111

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: Hikvision

Camera name: DS-2SF8C425MXS-DL(14F1)(P3)

Maximum resolution: High-quality imaging with 4 MP resolution for both bullet channel and PTZ channel.

Lighting Capabilities: 24/7 colour imaging and excellent low-light performance with DarkFighter technology.

Onboard storage: Up to 256 GB

Onboard intelligence/analytics: Alarm linkage, smart linkage, basic event, smart event, smart tracking, multi-target-type detection (deep learning function).

ONVIF conformant: Yes

Description: Captures a large area and great details at the same time; secures an expansive area with 25x optical zoom and 16x digital zoom; bullet channel tilt adjustable from 7° to 17°; expansive night view with up to 30 m white light distance and 300 m IR distance; water and dust resistant (IP67) and vandal resistant (IK10).

Variations in range:

• One RJ45 100 Mbps self-adaptive Ethernet port; alarm seven input(s), two output(s); audio one input (line in); one RS-485 (half-duplex, HIKVISION, Pelco-P, Pelco-D, self-adaptive); water and dust resistant (IP67) and vandal resistant (IK10)

Contact: Jade Wang

Tel: +27 60 441 3111

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: Avigilon

Supplier(s): Reditron

Camera name: H5A Modular Camera

Maximum resolution: 5 MP (2592 x 1944) @ 25 fps

Lighting Capabilities: 0,1 lux

Software provided with camera: Avigilon

Onboard storage: Two x MicroSD / microSDHC / MicroSDXC slots

Onboard intelligence/analytics: Objects in area, loitering, crossing beam, not present in area, enter area, leave area, stops in area, direction violated.

ONVIF conformant: Yes

Description: The Avigilon H5A Modular Camera is designed for areas with limited space or that require a discreet and unobtrusive monitoring solution, such as ATMs, interview rooms, retail checkout counters, building entrances and more. The camera’s flexible imager modules can easily be positioned in different orientations to help capture the most optimal view of people or scenes of interest for investigations.

Variations in range:

• 3 MP and 5 MP with different lens options, right angle or micro bullet.

Contact: Gordon Moore

Tel: +27 87 802 2288

[email protected]



Category: IP

Brand/Range name: Hikvision

Supplier(s): Regal Distributors SA

Camera name: TandemVu DS-2SE7C432MW-AEB(14F1)(P3)

Maximum resolution: Bullet camera: 2560 × 1440; PTZ camera: 2560 × 1440

Lighting Capabilities: Bullet camera: white light @ 30 m; PTZ camera: IR @ 200 m

Onboard storage: Support Micro SD/Micro SDHC/Micro SDXC, up to 256 GB

Onboard intelligence/analytics: Bullet and PTZ cameras: intrusion detection, line crossing detection, region entrance detection, region exiting detection, audio exception detection.

ONVIF conformant: Yes

Description: The Hikvision 7-inch 4 MP 32x colour, IR, network speed dome uses the 1/2,8-inch progressive scan CMOS chip. With the 32× optical zoom lens, the camera offers more detail over expansive areas.

Variations in range:

• 2 MP, 4 MP and 4K (8 MP) with IR from 200 m up to 300 m.

Contact: Etienne Rheder

Tel: +27 11 553 3300

[email protected]





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