09 June 2009
The rapid advancement of technology in the CCTV (closed circuit television) market in recent years has changed the face of security.
Today, digital video recorders, digital cameras, CCTV motion detection, video servers and VoIP (video over IP) are an integral part of security systems and operations, which continue to evolve in terms of capability, affordability and quality.
Not only is this cutting-edge technology providing peace of mind for the country’s crime-beleaguered citizens; it’s also proving to be the answer to the prayers of security service providers who lose a fortune in time and money as a result of false alarms.
“The arrival of video verification technology, which is being successfully used to reduce false alarm incidents and control the deployment of resources, is not a day too soon,” says Michael Brett, National Sales Manager for Elvey Security Technologies.
Leading the field in this technology is OzVision’s Ozline 4IP, which can be connected and streamed in high quality and high speed via the Internet, he explains. “The unit has a powerful processor that can connect up to four cameras for simultaneous transmission and video viewing. These transmissions can be sent over the internet, telephone lines, LAN/ WAN, satellite and cellular connections. Users are then in a position to decide how to deal with the incident and how many personnel to deploy.”
Adds Zane Greeff, Elvey’s Technical Director: “An outstanding feature of the Ozline 4IP is its ability to transmit video using patented compression technologies, which reduces both video sizes and transmission times. This unique product is designed to connect to virtually any alarm trigger device. Each input is connected to a specific zone sensor that provides triggered video transmission enabling video verification, open and closed reports and event notification. Video clips can then be sent to the central monitoring station as well as to the end-user’s email.”
What’s also exciting is that the unit is a breeze to install. “All that’s needed is to connect the unit directly to the internet explorer, select the website and then enter a user name and password. You will then be ready to see live video streaming, either recording on motion or continuously during specified times.”