Hikvision’s Acusense 4K fixed turret camera features 8MP resolution supported by Darkfighter technology to enhance low light performance, integrated IR, H.265 compression, 120dB of WDR, and a robust part-metal build that’s rated IP67 against water and dust.

Before we get into the specifications of the camera, it’s worth pointing out that the key to this camera is Acusense technology – a deep learning algorithm able to distinguish pedestrians, vehicles and objects and report events based on rules around what they do. Video clips are sorted into the categories – people and vehicles – users click one of these categories and use time or location data to quickly locate the clip they need, making searches faster, as filtration has already been applied to footage.

As day and night go by, Acusense just goes on snaring pedestrian and vehicle movements – in my street application it was grabbing incidents I was unaware were even taking place in remote corners of the scene. Camera performance – resolution and moderately wide angle of view supported by Darkfighter technology – is good enough day and night that useful information is always to be found – and found quickly. And that’s really this solution in a nutshell.

Check out the full review in the September issue of SEN!