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Glossary

ONVIF

ONVIF is a global and open industry forum with the goal of facilitating the development and use of a global open standard for the interface of physical IP-based security products. ONVIF creates a standard for how IP products within video surveillance and other physical security areas can communicate with each other. To future proof and integrate, only use a camera with ONVIF. Do not assume every IP camera has ONVIF. Every IVSEC camera does.

CHOOSE POE IP CAMERAS

PoE stands for power over ethernet. It will run both power and data over CAT5 and greater. IVSEC has an EPoE software function that will extend the cable length well over 200m (reduce bandwidth to 10MB). If you do have old coax infrastructure, you can still use IP cameras by adding an EOC (ethernet and power over coax unit – IV2WIREKIT). Old analogue BNC over coax will become obsolete. IVSEC NVRS run up to 30 watts PoE port. This creates some fantastic networking opportunities. Please call us for further details.

FIELD OF VIEW

Choosing the right horizontal field of view can make or break an install. If there is an obstruction with a motorised lens, you can zoom past that and put more pixels on the target. Maybe the gate entry is too far away, or the side of the premises too narrow for a wide-angle view? You might need to optically adjust the angle captured. For every IVSEC network video recorder sold, we sell at least 65% more motorised zoom lens cameras.

IR RANGES

The IR range is the maximum distance the IR illuminators can “see” – this is a subjective assessment by manufacturers. A fixed lens camera should have an IR to match the lens. A motorised lens camera will have a larger IR illuminator to match the distance of the lens zoomed in. We test the cameras in Australia to confirm the specifications and match these to the installers to enable firmer quoting through to the end user. If you want better IR, choose a motorised lens. Also avoid battery-powered cameras, as good IR will drain the batteries.

PIR

A built-in PIR sensor can trigger recording (up to 10m at 120 degrees). There are many ways to trigger recording, but the PIR gives the least amount of false notifications. This can save a huge amount of storage and makes it faster to find the events which really matter. This can save a huge amount of storage and makes it faster to find the events which really matter.

OUTDOOR CAMERA

Every IVSEC camera is rated for external use. They are at least IP66 and can withstand -10ºC to 55ºC. Most are now rated for -30 to +55ºC.

RESOLUTION: 5MP or 8MP?

A camera’s resolution is the number of pixels it outputs, not a measurement of how much detail it captures! Reasons include – sensor limitations, cheap lens, use of interpolation, and too much noise. For example, the IVSEC 8MP NC323XC uses a SONY STARVIS image sensor which gives a noticeably superior, clearer image in low light, with less noise compared to some other 8MP cameras.

CYBER SECURITY – VLAN AND IP ADDRESS FILTERING

One of the benefits of using an IVSEC IP video surveillance system is that the cameras automatically sit on a separate IP address range, protected in the VLAN (POE ports have a different address to the main NVR). This is plug-and-play with some network security protection. You can also set IP address filtering, so only some set devices can transmit/receive from the NVR. IVSEC has been installed in the Australian government and critical infrastructure facilities.

IVS ANALYTICS

IVSEC (Intelligent Video Security) has some IP cameras with analytics such as – Perimeter intrusion detection, line crossing detection, stationary object detection, pedestrian detection, face detection, face recognition (allow list, block list, stranger, or create your own), cross counting, human and vehicle detection. Please check the online data sheets to see what IVS are available for each camera.

QR CODE OR PORT FORWARDING

When setting up the free mobile phone app, you can choose to either scan the QR code – and magic technology will start streaming footage to your phone – or take the traditional route, and add devices via port forwarding.

ALARM RELAYS

Simple alarm input relays (normally open/closed) can trigger events such as – Buzzer, alarm outputs, camera channels to display an alert or full-screen the triggered camera, send emails, send pictures or footage to FTP, send pictures or video to the cloud, send push notifications for I/O to the phone app. Do not limit your NVR by not having the relay option.

VIDEO MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

Recently updated to VMS 2.0. This software aggregates NVR/IP cameras easily, for example, pooling viewable camera channels from across multiple separate business sites. It comes with many excellent, easy to use features. No subscription or licensing fees. Fantastic free software with the IVSEC range.

CLOUD SERVERS

Supports exporting images or footage to Google Drive, or Dropbox. Options for Automatically overwriting, or restricting stored footage to 1,3,7,14,30 or 90 days.

UPDATED FIRMWARE FROM AUSTRALIAN SERVERS

You can set the NVR to automatically detect free firmware updates from IVSEC’s Australian servers. Feedback is welcomed and helps us grow. Please call our product manager Blair on 0419 111 006.

IVSEC X MOBILE APP

This new and powerful smartphone application will easily connect by just scanning the QR code on the NVR. Very similar settings to the HDMI/VGA output direct from the NVR. Turn on/off push notifications from your phone for the NVR and/or individual cameras. Super easy for the end-user to control.