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BREAKING NEWS Hikvision has taken the initiative and once again moved the benchmark higher. Using their 5MP cameras we are now able to upgrade the resolution to 6MP. Why you ask? The main reason was to increase the viewing angle with a 2.8mm lens. The old 4MP cameras had a viewing angle of 106 degrees. … Continue reading Hikvision’s new 6MP Cameras
On the Sunshine Coast, security cameras have a lot of different applications. They are used to be a mainstay for large or small businesses and in domestic/residential market. They help monitor the everyday operations and record events that have take place for later review. These devices work as a deterrent and to prevent theft. They … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Security Cameras
GOT AN ANNOYING BEEP COMING FROM YOUR ALARM CODE/KEYPAD? Alarm systems self-monitor and will normally advise you of a fault via the keypad (but sometimes via the siren). For Bosch Keypads without a text display the following should help To stop the beeping you will need to acknowledge the fault. Most Bosch panel faults can be … Continue reading Is your Bosch/Solution Code/Keypad Beeping at you?
I am sometimes told a DIY CCTV system is just as good as one of our systems. There are many differences and reasons why the DIY system is less expensive. Most DIY systems are built to a price rather than to a specification. Inside our recorders you will find a Western Digital (WD) hard drive. … Continue reading CCTV Hard Drives
Not all installations are equal (and not all equipment is equal!). Today I had to revisit a large site and troubleshoot another faulty CCTV camera! The original installation was done by a large company and every time I attend site I am surprise (and disappointed) with what I find. I can only surmise that the … Continue reading Dodgy Installations
HIKVISION SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT REGARDING THEIR CYBERSECURITY CREDENTIALS
All the major camera manufacturers in the world have suffered from the exposure of exploitable coding flaws in firmware as they have been examined more and more closely by cybersecurity experts. Yet despite the industry-wide cybersecurity challenges, no other company faces the same level of scrutiny as that directed at the world’s largest surveillance manufacturer, Hikvision.
When investigating the media claims through the “US Dept of Homeland Security’s register of Common Vulnerabilities & Exposure” it was found that there is only one potential issue out of all reported issues on IP CCTV Cameras that relates to Hikvision. We encourage you visit this link to see all the reported vulnerabilities of all manufacturers to draw your own conclusions on which products are “CyberSafe”
Further in response to the ONE camera vulnerability allegation earlier this year, Hikvision Oceania’s managing director, Daniel Huang said, a security researcher found a firmware vulnerability and reported it to Hikvision the next day. “Only 6 days later, we released patched firmware and notified our integrator partners via special bulletin and the public via notices on our website,” Huang said. “All this happened before the vulnerability was disclosed to the public.”
Above article was care of a local authorized Hikvision distributor.
TVI 5 is now available…..this means you can now have an 5 megapixel camera at a very affordable price. Approximately 2 years ago we were excited when a 2 megapixel AHD camera was launched…..now we are at 5 megapixels in the same housing as 3MP (and a similar price)…WOW!
Hikvision is phasing out their 4MP IP cameras and replacing them with 5MP. We installed their new 2.8mm Turret today so thought we would add a photo. The IR remains unchanged at 30m. We suppose the biggest advantage of this change is that the 5MP is being sold at a similar price to the 4MP!
A CCTV camera lens size is expressed in millimeters (MM) and determines the field of view & zoom. Typical FIXED camera lenses are 2.8mm, 3.6 or 4mm, 6mm, 8mm or 12mm. A larger sized lens has a narrower & “zoomed in” picture/view. Examples of typical lens size vs viewing angles are as follows: 2.8mm = … Continue reading CCTV FIXED LENS vs VARI-FOCUAL CAMERAS