Now that’s a plus
We develop state-of-the-art IP technologies for the hardened digital addicts. This year will see the introduction of the new Easy IP 3.0 product line, boasting the first Hikvision cameras to support H.265+, our own remarkable and innovative encoding technology based on the H.265/HEVC standard. This intelligent, in-house developed algorithm is optimized to address the typical features of standard surveillance videos:
• Static, unchanging background information.
• Limited number of appearances of moving subjects.
• Viewer mainly focuses on the moving subjects.
• A relatively large impact of noise on image quality due to 24/7 surveillance.
A bit less
Moreover, H.265+ substantially decreases the bitrate of the surveillance video, so as to reduce bandwidth and storage costs. The average additional decrease in file size of Hikvision H.265+ is 83.7 compared with H.264 and 66.8 percent compared with regular H.265. These stellar compression rates of the new coding technology open up the possibility of using 8 MP ultra-HD video in video surveillance, in addition to the 2, 3 and 5 megapixels already available in the Easy IP 3.0 line.
When the lights are low
Still, high resolution does not always equal good image quality; video surveillance cameras need to perform under all sorts of conditions, including variable light, high contrast, or light deficiency. For this reason, all cameras of the new Easy IP 3.0 line have been equipped with a 120 dB True WDR. On top of that, several of our 2 and 3 MP models are equipped with Darkfighter technology, which produces excellent color images even in low light conditions.
Our new cameras have gotten much smarter too. They provide more analytical functions than the previous generation and standard have VCA options aboard like:
• Line Crossing Detection: crossing a pre-defined virtual line triggers the alarm. Up to 4 pre-defined virtual lines are supported.
• Intrusion Detection: entering and loitering in a pre-defined virtual area triggers the alarm. Up to 4 pre-defined virtual areas are supported.
• Object Removal Detection: objects removed from a pre-defined area trigger the alarm, such as the exhibits on display.
• Unattended Baggage Detection: objects left alone in a pre-defined area, such as baggage, purses, or potentially dangerous materials, trigger the alarm.
• Face detection
These features significantly support the functioning and management of a security system with a large number of cameras on site.
In summary, we have irrevocably entered the era of video surveillance 3.0. Modern systems are now able to provide us with high levels of security and control, using highly cost-effective solutions. In analog, IP, or mixed systems. And that is the most important advantage of Hikvision devices: they are fully compatible and manageable from a single software platform: IVMS 5200. More on that in our next article.