Top Considerations When Choosing a Video Surveillance Solution

While businesses of all types understand the value of video surveillance technology as an essential tool for the protection of people, property and assets, knowing which system and enhancement software solutions to choose can be daunting. To help evaluate video surveillance systems and relevant visibility enhancement software solutions we’ve outlined the following criteria to ensure the system you choose best meets your needs:

  1. IP Based Systems: IP based systems allow for the clear identification of images in both light and dark settings by using dynamic frame and contrast filtering. The mix of software and hardware technologies in today’s IP solutions allow for clear imaging in high contrast areas common in video surveillance deployments.
  2. HD Video Imagery: HD technology enables security cameras to more effectively capture rapidly moving objects and enhances details otherwise obscured by glare or noise.
  3. Visibility enhancement software: The latest security cameras offer many visibility enhancement features that significantly improve video quality—even in the most challenging lighting conditions. These include:
    • High light compensation (HLC): Nighttime surveillance causes many challenges, most notably reduced visibility. HLC technologies allow cameras to adjust automatically when they recognize excessive light. This ensures captured images are clear and crisp and helps avoid the cost of having to install multiple cameras to compensate for loss of visibility.
    • Infrared LED mechanisms: Infrared mechanisms are designed to illuminate full view in low-light conditions without reflection on the dome cover, allowing for the least amount of image distortion.
    • Auto Back Focus (ABF): ABF allows cameras to adjust to differences in depth and remain in focus when shifting from day to night capturing modes. Using cameras with ABF features, streamlines field installation and reduces system maintenance for higher ROI.
    • Super Chroma Compensation (SCC): Changing lighting conditions can distort the coloring of video, especially when cameras have built-in infrared cut filters to capture a greater area. With SCC’s digital imaging processing capabilities, the original color can be easily recovered.
    • Multi-Process Noise Reduction and Digital Noise Reduction: Grainy video caused by poor lighting can make identifying objects nearly impossible. Noise reduction software allows cameras to become more sensitive to changing light and texture, adjusting images captured in rain or snow to reduce visual noise and resulting in higher quality images.
    • Built-in Electric Anti-Humidity Units: Fog, rain and humidity can obscure images captured from outdoor surveillance cameras. Electric anti-humidity units prevent condensation on the cover and lens and filter out noise.

Advancements in image capture technologies reduce the common challenges caused by changing environments and dramatically improve image clarity. Leveraging these visibility enhancement software capabilities produces higher quality images for better business outcomes.