Extreme Environment IP Camera Enclosure Systems

Do you need to view a rocket launch or the inside of a blast furnace? The usual IP camera systems won't survive these extreme conditions. These applications require a special camera enclosure that is designed for these extremely hot environments.

 

This article describes how enclosures can protect IP cameras when the ambient temperature can reach over 752°F (400°C). high-temperature camera enclosures

 

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Thermal versus Optical IP Cameras

This article describes when to use a thermal or optical IP Camera Systems. 

 

Thermal and optical IP cameras use different technologies to capture video. Each type of camera system provides a unique role in an IP video surveillance system. Systems that combine thermal and optical cameras provide a synergistic solution for long-range surveillance.

 

Thermal cameras are better for night viewing since they [Read more ...

How Face Recognition Works in a Crowd

Facial Recognition in a Crowd is complicated. There are different methods used for matching facial biometrics. The simplest method measures various features of a person's face, such as the distance between the eyes, or the position of the mouth to the nose. These geometric measurements or vectors are then coded and stored in a database for later later comparison. The second method is more complex. It uses IP cameras to capture the full facial image and uses as much information as it can.  [Read more …

IP Cameras Price Versus Performance

How much should you expect to pay for your IP camera? IP cameras range in price from under $200 to over $1000. Since the price depends on what you need, you should always make sure you understand your objectives.

 

Price varies with performance. The least expensive cameras have fixed lenses. Do you need a camera for a small room or an outdoor camera that can recognize a person over 300 ft. away?  [Read more …

 

Real-Time IP Camera Systems

IP Cameras and Video Recording Systems Provide Advanced Features.
It was a dark and threatening day. Thunder could be heard in the distance. Fog blanketed the building, weakening the remaining daylight. Strange sounds were heard in the basement, and the security center was called to investigate. The guard walks anxiously along a dark and [Read more …

Automated Emergency Notifications and Response

How to Create a One-Button Emergency Response System.
When seconds count, a single-button alert system is essential for your organization's safety. Whether you need to establish a lockdown or let everyone know about a fire, the rapid notification capability is important. Emergency alert buttons can be placed at various parts of the facility [Read more …

Advanced Door Access Control

The Intelligent Access Control System
This is certainly not your father's door control systems. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to push a button to initiate campus-wide lockdown? What about integrating IP door access with your IP surveillance system, or controlling what floor a person can go to in the elevator? Or, maybe [read more…

IP Camera Motion Stabilization

How IP Camera Image Stabilization Works
Have you ever tried to take a snapshot of something that's far away? When you are using a long distance lens (higher focal point), you probably found it hard to keep the camera steady. The higher the focal length of the lens, the more difficult it is to [read more …

Understanding IP Camera Specifications, What's Important

IP Camera manufacturers provide product specification sheets that help you select the right camera for your IP security and surveillance system. But, which specifications are important?  IP camera specifications include such things as resolution, minimum light sensitivity, lens, WDR, signal to noise, etc.  This article reviews all the important specifications  [read more …]

How to Connect Audio to Networks and IP Cameras

Did you ever want to yell at someone you see on your video surveillance display? Maybe you want to tell them to get away from your parking lot or to yell at an intruder that the police are coming. Perhaps you would like to talk to someone at your door? Then you could let the [read more …