Camera Selection Guide 2023

SMART Surveillance 2024 Camera Selection Guide, Surveillance

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


Select brand: All | AJAX | Bosch | Dahua Technology | Hikvision | Kedacom | 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]





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