CCTV

Submitted on November 6, 2020 | John Adams
What would you say are the key challenges facing integrators building medium and large scale video surveillance networks that function over the Internet? A: There are probably 3 key network issues here and each has a serious impact on the...
Submitted on October 19, 2020 | John Adams
What are the key considerations when you're setting up cameras for very long range work - what would you recommend? Our requirements are for face and plate identification during daylight hours and situational awareness at night. A: The key consideration...
Submitted on July 8, 2020 | John Adams
Fraunhofer HHI and partners including Apple, Ericsson, Intel, Huawei, Microsoft, Qualcomm, and Sony) have announced the release and official adoption of the new global video coding standard H.266/Versatile Video Coding (VVC). This new standard offers improved compression, which reduces data...
Submitted on July 1, 2020 | John Adams
What is the best and most useful CCTV camera form factor for typical applications? Is it the dome camera, the bullet, the turret, the PTZ or a species of wide-angle camera? CCTV cameras come in all shapes and sizes, with...
Submitted on June 22, 2020 | John Adams
Dataline Visual Links has won a contract valued at around $A350,000 to replace security CCTV infrastructure at Fremantle Hospital in Western Australia. The project involves replacing the recording system with a current technology recording and management system, upgrade the central...
Submitted on June 11, 2020 | John Adams
Should day/night cameras only be installed with IR corrected lenses? What is the impact on performance if they are not? A: When you’re using day/night CCTV cameras, IR corrected lenses are vital for outdoor applications and any indoor applications with...
Submitted on May 8, 2020 | John Adams
Wyndham City Council is seeking a solar CCTV solution for the Lawrie Emmins motocross track at Laverton, in Victoria. Track shaping is forecast to commence in May 2020 and council is seeking quotes from suitably qualified and experienced CCTV suppliers...
Submitted on December 4, 2019 | John Adams
Is it possible to increase the focal length of an ordinary CS-mount CCTV camera lens? A: Yes, you can double the focal length of a CS-mount lens using a 2x teleconverter. The teleconverter is fitted to the camera between the...
Submitted on November 29, 2019 | John Adams
It’s best to think of the digital video stream as a representation of a scene. You’re never going to get perfect performance across a 24-hour light cycle. You’ll have to deal with all the usual oddities from lens distortions to...
Submitted on November 16, 2019 | John Adams
Yes, apparently the old Vidicon tube cameras commonly installed in banks prior to the development of metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistor (CCD) cameras could be disabled by impacts – including being hit by a shoe. Video camera tubes used a cathode ray...
Submitted on November 1, 2019 | John Adams
Department of Home Affairs has released Round 5 of its Safer Communities Fund grants, offering funding for CCTV, alarm systems, access control, bollards, intercoms, PAs, security lighting and more. The grants, which are drawn from the seized proceeds of crime,...
Submitted on November 1, 2019 | John Adams
Which cable roller type is best for bigger jobs? We’re after something that’s flexible enough to use in a number of different installation environments and not too expensive. A: There are 3 different cable roller types commonly used by installation...
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