Network Cameras in Calgary
Choosing the right Network Camera
When choosing network cameras or an IP dome camera, it’s critical to make an informed choice. With everchanging technologies, IP surveillance cameras are changing at a very rapid pace. At Union Alarm, we stay ahead of these industry changes. Consequently, this allows us to help you to make sound decisions when choosing an IP camera.
- We know the features, we have factory certifications, and we understand how you manage your day to day business operations.
- Combined with our expertise, this knowledge crafts our ability to recommend the best security camera for your specific application.
- We perform indoor & outdoor IP camera installations and we know the specific hardware needed to install IP surveillance systems.
Today, there is a wide variety of network cameras available to protect and secure your building. The most common are the 3″ indoor IP camera and the 4″ outdoor IP camera. These compact network cameras include high definition imaging, low light IR illumination, and each has a wide dynamic range for use in high contrast lighting.
Furthermore, today’s network cameras produce crisp IP surveillance images and clear recording in almost any lighting condition. In addition to IP dome cameras, we stock IP bullet cameras, network PTZ cameras and IP mini domes with motorized zoom lens control. Our premier brands include Bosch network surveillance cameras, HIKVision IP Cameras, and IP surveillance by Dahua and Axis to name a few.
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Frequently Asked Questions
IP Camera – Q&A
Do outdoor IP cameras have vandal proof ratings?
Yes, high-quality cameras are vandal rated! In many cases, outdoor IP cameras carry an IK10 vandal-proof rating. IK (Impact protection) ratings relate to impact resistance, the higher the number the better the protection against impact, it’s as simple as that!
An IK10 rating on a camera means that it’s protected against 20 joules on impact, making it extremely safe & vandal-proof, giving you peace of mind. This rating will normally withstand sledgehammer attacks!
Are IP dome cameras water-proof?
Yes! But ratings do vary. When it comes to an outdoor IP camera being waterproof, there are different measures at play. For enclosures, the typical “waterproof” ratings are IP65, IP66, and IP67. The higher the rating, the better the dome enclosure and the better it protects the camera from moisture.
In fact, many of the higher IP67 rated cameras are hermetically sealed and resist water penetration from direct spray or submersion. This is critical as moisture inside an IP dome camera creates havoc!
Video compression! Why is it so important?
Video Compression. H.265 compression is more advanced than H.264 in several ways. The main difference is that H.265 allows for further reduced file size, and therefore reduced bandwidth with better file storage size.
Because H.265 compresses your data so much more efficiently, IP cameras with the latest video compression will drop your bandwidth and storage requirements by roughly 50%. This is critical when configuring hard drive storage requirements. The latest network cameras are now using H.265+
HIKVISION – IP Surveillance:
Hikvision announces a new line of network cameras featuring its latest compression technology: H.265+. This advanced compression captures surveillance video using a decreased bitrate, therefore reducing bandwidth requirements and storage costs.
Hikvision’s H.265+ is a truly optimized encoding technology based on the standard H.265 compression, extending the limits of ultra-HD video surveillance applications. This new line of cameras includes 2-, 3-, 5- and 8-MP resolution models. Furthermore, these new IP cameras include improved IR technology with new low-light technology, 120 dB WDR, Smart analytics, and IP67 protection.
Hikvision continues to advance industry technology with the Art of Video Surveillance.