Calling all tech geeks! We know that some of you are curious about how, exactly, Dahua’s optimized video compression codec, Smart H.265+ works. Here are four innovative things it does to reduce bitrate and storage requirements. Scene-Adaptive EncodingA typical surveillance scene is not fixed; the scene is constantly in fluxContinue Reading

Application: You need to install a camera in the lobby of a building to capture the entrance area. Problem: The application has a lot of windows which over exposes the image making it difficult to capture who is coming and going. Solution: A security camera with good Wide Dynamic RangeContinue Reading

Clear video images in low-light scenarios are a must for many security installations. With the abundance of options on the market, however, it can be confusing to figure out which kind of technology to use. Here, we take the mystery out of low-light technology and give you practical information toContinue Reading

Over the past few months, we’ve been highlighting some of our new profile release candidates, such as Profile M and Profile D, as well as the ONVIF GitHub for open-source development. We are sure these developments will continue to be a topic of conversation throughout the coming year. However, another topic we’re excited to talkContinue Reading

Sony is introducing SNR1s [lx] as an index used to quantitatively evaluate picture quality at low illumination. SNR1s [lx] is a proprietary index advocated by Sony, and is limited to CMOS image sensors for security camera applications.A smaller value indicates better picture quality at low illumination.SNR1s [lx] is an acronymContinue Reading

Modern PoE video surveillance can work for all business types. You can find security, reliability and significant cost savings utilizing these technologies. WHAT IS POE? Power over Ethernet or PoE technology describes a system to safely transfer electrical power, along with data, to remote devices over standard data cables inContinue Reading