CCTV (Closed-Circuit Television) Surveillance Solutions
Closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance cameras are a key component of any professional security system. The system comprises of video cameras that transmit their feeds to a digital or network video recorder (DVR or NVR) for storage and playback onto display monitors. There are two basic types of CCTV technologies both of which are offered by GE-Ctrls:
GE-Ctrls has partnered with reputed international manufacturers such as Pelco (a subsidiary of Schneider Electric), Bosch, Sony, and Honeywell and others to provide a wide range of scalable CCTV surveillance solutions that incorporate high-resolution cameras and intelligent software for digital analysis. We will closely work with you to craft a CCTV solution – analog or IP -- that is most appropriate for your specific needs. We can even deploy a “hybrid” analogue/IP solution wherein IP cameras are installed in more sensitive areas of your premises while retaining analogue cameras in lower risk areas.
Ideal For Use In:
Airports, seaports, train stations
Factories and warehouses
Office and residential buildings
Government and defense facilities
Malls and other retail establishments such as jewelry stores
Features and Benefits:
Affordable, reliable, and incorporating the latest technologies
Superior image and video quality (HD option) and high capture rates (in frames per second) for greater clarity and accuracy
24/7 monitoring and recording
Night vision capability for low or zero light conditions (using IR LEDs and IR filters for the camera lens)
Weather and tamper proofing for durability and security of the cameras and for outdoor use
Ability to view CCTV video feeds via the Internet on a laptop or smart phone
Intelligent digital analytics software processes video data in real-time to automatically detect unusual objects/movements and provide instant alerts and responses (e.g., automatically zoom onto the detected “event”)
Can be integrated into existing camera system (for a hybrid solution)
Can be integrated with other security systems such as access control, intrusion alarm, fire protection, etc. for a more comprehensive safety and security solution
Analogue CCTV Camera Surveillance Systems
Using Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for CCTV systems is still a very cost-effective and reliable means for conducting surveillance and is especially suitable for small-to-medium-sized businesses where cost considerations are important.
GE-Ctrls offers a broad selection of high-resolution, cost-effective analog cameras including fixed, PTZ, and night vision analogue cameras. They are designed to provide superior picture and video quality over a wide range of light conditions and are easy-to-install.
Analogue CCTV Camera Surveillance System is the best solution for your security needs by contacting us today. Our team will work closely with you to analyze your needs and develop a customized stand-alone or integrated solution.
Network IP (Internet Protocol) CCTV Surveillance Camera Systems
GE-Ctrls offers a broad selection of Internet protocol (IP) cameras to meet your surveillance needs in a wide variety of industrial, commercial, government, and residential settings. The superior technology, build-quality and ruggedness of these cameras permit their deployment for any lighting condition (low/no light) and working environment (indoor/outdoor).
IP-based CCTV systems are the future. Unlike analogue cameras which send their feed to a Digital Video Recorder (DVR), IP cameras send and receive data via the Internet or a local or wide area network (LAN or WAN). Built-in web servers enable the transmission and viewing of surveillance video directly from the camera over the Internet/LAN using a web browser.
Features and Benefits: IP vs. Analogue CCTV Camera Systems
Higher-quality Images: Megapixel (up to 20+ megapixel vs. 0.4MP) and High Definition (HD) (up to 1080p resolution) technology ensures more detailed images and videos that do not grain or pixelate when zoomed in.
Greater Flexibility and Scalability:
IP cameras can be installed on to existing LAN/WAN or can transmit over the Internet or other wireless protocols enabling storage and retrieval of video/images from anywhere on the network. This is more efficient than an analog DVR set-up wherein each camera has to be connected directly to the DVR with its own individual coaxial cable.
Additional IP cameras can be easily integrated anywhere within a wireless network’s reach allowing for almost unlimited expansion.
IP cameras are powered via Power over Ethernet (POE) whereas power for analogue cameras has to be locally supplied at the camera or run along the length of the coax cable. Thus, IP system installations require less wiring than an analog system which translates into cost savings.
Greater Coverage Area: Given their network capability, it is more efficient to deploy an IP CCTV solution in multi-facility layouts covering large areas (such as factories, and campuses).Also, IP cameras can capture a far wider field of view meaning one IP camera can potentially do the job of several analogue ones.
Digital Video Analytics: The network can be programmed to flag “events” that occur in the cameras' field of vision such as motion detection, missing objects, camera tampering, etc. Thus, one can avoid the hassle of having to manually scan through hours of footage in order to detect such “events”.
Several types of IP-based cameras are available in the market and GE-Ctrls will offer you sound advice in choosing the most suitable solution for your specific surveillance needs
Types of IP Cameras:
Box Cameras: Point in only a single direction and hence ideal when only a small, specific area needs to be under surveillance. Suitable for indoor and outdoor environments and commonly used for monitoring public places, residential areas, office compounds, etc.
PTZ Dome Cameras: Named for their dome-like external shape, their lens can be remotely pointed in the desired direction. Camera’s housing can either be transparent or tinted to mask the direction in which the lens is pointed. Can also have inbuilt day/night capability using IR technology to enable surveillance in low-light or zero-light conditions. Optional inclusion of P-Iris (precise iris control) lens technology yields images with higher resolution and wider depth of field which keeps the foreground, background and everything in between in focus. Dome cameras are normally used in homes/ offices /hotels /banks for indoor security surveillance. Some dome cameras can pan 360° and are used in outdoor locations for monitoring large areas.
Bullet Cameras: While similar to dome cameras in that they can be adjusted to point in a specific direction, they also have better range and zoom capabilities. But, unlike domes, bullets are far less discreet in their appearance and clearly convey the location being filmed. Thus, they are suitable in places where the presence of conspicuous security is required as an added deterrent.
PTZ (Point-Tilt-Zoom) Cameras: Capable of remote directional (pan and tilt) control and zoom control thus offering wide-area coverage and great detail with just one camera. This results in both maximum surveillance and minimum costs. Built-in intelligent features enable movement between pre-set positions and the ability to automatically zoom into detected “events”.
Varifocal (Adjustable Focus) Cameras: Unlike fixed lens cameras which have a set aperture, cameras with a varifocal lens permit the adjustment of their focal length, viewing angle, and zoom. Although usually more expensive, they allow for adjustments and so are useful for overviews or close up detail as needed.
Infrared (IR) Cameras: Use an IR LED light source which enable surveillance in low-light or zero-light conditions. Are available in various forms like dome/ bullet/box/ PTZ, etc.
Find out if an IP CCTV Camera Surveillance System is the best solution for your security needs by contacting us today. Our team will work closely with you to analyze your needs and develop a customized stand-alone or integrated solution.
DVR (Analog) / NVR (IP)
Digital Video Recorders (DVR) and Network Video Recorders (NVR) are devices that record the real-time stream of data coming from analogue and IP CCTV cameras, respectively.
NVR vs. DVR:
Key difference: While DVRs digitally compress analog feeds and store them, NVRs store digital feeds that come pre-compressed from an IP camera.
In analogue systems, the camera outputs digital signals which are converted to analog before being sent to the DVR where they are converted back to digital, compressed and stored. This conversion from digital to analog and back to digital creates a loss in image/video fidelity. However, in IP systems the camera itself compresses and encodes the digital signal before sending it to the NVR for storage. With no conversion from digital to analog and back there is no loss in fidelity.
While the DVR is required to be directly connected to each camera with its own individual coax cable, the NVR need only be plugged into the network on which the IP cameras reside. This reduces cabling requirements and hence installation costs.
As NVRs are capable of recording a mix of high and low resolution IP cameras, they allow a larger range of IP camera options and price points. This also future-proofs NVRs as cameras can be upgraded without having to change the recorder.
Features and Benefits:
High storage capacities (up to several terabytes (TB)of memory)
Recorded footage is accessible 24/7
Data transferable to USB
Video compression ensures high quality yet small file sizes
Low noise and low power consumption
Intelligent video analytics software
Find out if an DVR (Analog) / NVR (IP) is the best solution for your security needs by contacting us today. Our team will work closely with you to analyze your needs and develop a customized stand-alone or integrated solution.
What is Video Analytics?
Using video analytics makes your surveillance system more efficient, reduces the workload on security and management staff, and helps you capture the full value of security video by making your IP camera system more intelligent in its work.
How Video Analytics Software Works
Video analytics software for security cameras is available in several forms: installed on your camera, on your NVR, or as 3rd party software you buy. Each version will do the same thing, however - monitor your videos to search for and alert you to activity.
How Video Analytics Can Help You
The old idea of a video surveillance system is of a security guard sitting in a booth watching the security camera feed live, hoping to catch suspicious activity. This model relies on having a live person watching and reviewing all your video, however, which is not practical or efficient. Different security guards may have differing levels of focus or different ideas of suspicious activity.
Video management software changes this system by using software to monitor your video feed around the clock, alerting you to activity so you only need to watch the cameras when something happens. This will help you best utilize your surveillance system, saving you time and effort.
Video Analytics can be used for:
Facial recognition & license plate reading
People counting & dwell time monitoring for retail stores
Recognizing long lines at checkout and sending alerts
5 Reasons Why Video Analytics is now the Big Focus in CCTV Surveillance
A maturation of the technology and vast improvements in overall reliability, effectiveness and accessibility has pushed analytics from the periphery to the market mainstream, while edge devices, their processing capabilities and steadily dropping price points indicate that this is a trend destined to continue.
Below are some of the many reasons why analytics was so prominently featured at this year’s IFSEC International and is likely to remain a major industry focus for some time yet.
1. Analytics for everyone
Due to maturing analytic engines and the exponential increase in camera and server processing power, analytics can be used by many different kinds of users and in a variety of environments. Analytics can run on the camera (edge) or on a server running multiple video streams or multiple applications.
2. Choice on the edge
Due to the onboard processing power of modern IP cameras, an edge analytics based approach can also offer device-specific selection of applications. Consider your smart-phone and the Apps ecosystem in which it functions.
With IP cameras, analytics present the same types of possibilities, adding in optional applications that build on the camera’s out of the box capabilities. Many premium cameras already possess the processing horsepower and available memory to do this today. It is simply a matter of time for an ecosystem of add-in functionality to become available.
3. Business intelligence
By deploying video analytics, end users can leverage specific analytics data and leverage it into actionable intelligence for functions such as marketing, health and safety and personnel management.
Analytics can offer such tools as heat mapping and queue monitoring for retail and hospitality, as well as people counting and foot traffic.
4. Processing power
The processing power of cameras and servers continues to grow exponentially. As time passes and the camera’s processing power increases, its capability for hosting an ever-increasing array of analytic functions also increases.
We foresee a time when the apps ecosystem makes available edge based analytics that monitor air-conditioning applications, lighting apps, and access control apps, working together to make the ‘Smart Home’ and ‘Smart Building’ ideas a reality.
5. Better decision-making
Ultimately, analytics assist operators in making informed decisions by illuminating the unusual from the mundane, as the number of cameras being deployed and monitored continues to increase. Better analytics can’t help but give the operator more reliable information, which in turn improves response time and effectiveness.
THE POWER OF CONNECTED: An Example of video analytics
IP video: With end-to-end solutions for Different budgets, the range includes advanced features including recording failover, facial and audio detection, and EDGE analytics on ONVIF-compliant 4K Ultra HD and H.264 cameras. These products also feature enhanced forensic capabilities, supporting integration with Honeywell’s Xtralis Intrusion Trace video content analytics and ADPRO iFT Series NVR+ solutions. For those looking to protect harsh environments, the new range also includes explosion and corrosion proof thermal cameras with temperature monitoring.
For those who prefer a monitored solution, the wireless Videofied Video Live Verification with Monitoring Systems will also available. The new Motion Viewer PIR sensors are wireless and equipped with the Video Live function that allows the instant transmission of video to the alarm receiving centre in the event of an alarm, enabling swifter response to genuine alarms and eliminates unnecessary intervention and call outs to false alarms. It also provides homeowners greater peace of mind with the ability to view their homes live anytime day or night.
“Advanced technology solutions have the power to turn buildings and homes into responsive assets, linking disparate devices and management systems to create truly connected, intelligent buildings that span the most demanding applications,
Smart City and Traffic Control system with Video Analytic
Integration potential: The effectiveness of Video Analytics as part of the traffic management strategy is greatly increased when they are integrated with other ITS systems such as, for example: In urban areas:
Traffic Management System
Parking Management System
Overall ‘supervisor’ for urban transport (high level management platform)
Implementation: Video Analytics can be configured to detect a number of differrent ‘events’ such as:
Yellow box stopped vehicles
Find out if an Video Analytics is the best solution for your security needs by contacting us today. Our team will work closely with you to analyze your needs and develop a customized stand-alone or integrated solution.