Monday, June 22, 2009

The Pocket DVR... for Video Surveillance On-the-Go!

Finally, the absolute Stealth of Video Surveillance unveiled...

  • The smallest and lightest Digital Video Recorder with built-in camera
  • Portable and easy-to-use
  • Built-in Microphone for Audio/Video Recording
  • Real-time Recording in 3GP format
  • Support Micro SD/TF Card
  • Playback Video on Cellphone or PC
  • Built-in Lithium Battery for long hours of Recording
  • 5-7 meters valid distance for Audio/Video Recording

Important Common Specifications:

  • Dimension: 7.3 x 2 x 1.1cm for portability
  • Weight: 36g (including battery)
  • CMOS Chipset with 300,000 pixels
  • View Angle: 60 Degree
  • Recording Video Format: 3GP 320x240
  • Li-Battery Recording Time: Up to 2 hours
  • Charging time: 3 hours
  • Video File Size: >500KB per minute
  • Recording Mode: continuous recording
  • Adaptor Type: USB Adaptor charging cable
  • Operating Temperature: 0 to 65 Celsius

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Central Monitoring System

The Central Monitoring System (CMS) is an enterprise software application that allows the monitoring, management and control of thousands of digital video recorders from a central location. It equips security personnel with the needed information to verify reported events so that false-alarms are minimized if not completely avoided. It makes it easy to view a specific camera of a specific DVR no matter where it is located. It actively pushes the event information, a motion or sensor event for example, to the central facility. The remote users need not look for the information. Instead, the event information is dynamically presented to them.

Developed using web-based technologies, management and configuration of DVRs can easily be done through the CMS software. Through a browser, it is possible to modify nearly all of the parameters of the DVRs registered in the CMS. Furthermore, the DVRs regularly update the CMS of their statuses and vital signs. These information help in mitigating possible downtime and allows management personnel to be proactive rather than reactive.

The CMS software is designed having an enterprise environment in mind. That means it is designed for Multi-DVR, Multi-Site, Multi-User and Multi-Organization use. In more concrete terms, a company can effectively report events to any third party such as the police or the fire department, about any event in any of their satellite offices which could be scattered nationwide. The result can be a quick response to a verified event.

CMS Important Features:
  • Standalone Server-based System - Highly-scalable Web-based System
  • Supports Multi-Group or Multi-Company
  • Supports virtually an unlimited number of DVRs per Group/Company
  • Dynamic and proactive Event Notification
  • Intelligent Bandwidth Utilization
  • Remote vital sign monitoring of the DVRs and cameras
  • Allows Centralized DVR Management and Control
  • Provides management reports useful for analyzing historical events and response times
  • Stores pictures/snapshots of historical events for future review
  • Dynamic Screen Layout – relevant information is displayed automatically as needed
  • Provides facility for integrating external alarm systems
  • Configurable Event Notification
  • Allows instant Playback of recent events
  • Provides quick access to Live Video and Audio Feeds

The Network Video Recorder

The noticeable growth in the demand for IP cameras apparently leads to the growth in the demand for Network Video Recorders. What is a Network Video Recorder? The NVR is a full-featured Digital Video Surveillance System that manages all IP-based cameras. That's easy to understand. But what's more important to know are the primary factors that need to be considered in choosing the right NVR for a specific project.

The better NVR in the market features advanced capabilities such as powerful Remote Access, Motion Detection, Event Management and superior Image Quality. Another impressive feature it may offer is the Bandwidth-Saver function via Live View Streaming. With this feature, it will be possible for you to stream all channels using Constant and Lower Bandwidth regardless of the number of videos streamed through the network.

NVR System Diagram:

NVR Live View Streaming Diagram:

Primary NVR Features:

  • Support for Major Network Video Device Manufacturers such as Samsung, Panasonic, Axis, Vivotek, ACTi, Etrovision and other known brands
  • Any Authorized Client can have direct access to any IP camera connected to the NVR for Monitoring and Control from anywhere in the world
  • Fully integrates with CMS (Central Monitoring System) and provides a seamless migration path for PC-Based DVRs, Hybrid DVRs and Network Video Servers

Take Note: Evaluate the project, Identify the required Features and Functions then Select the best NVR suited for the Job.