If you have a CCTV camera system you will already know that it can improve your security and act as a deterrent for would-be intruders or assist you with meeting health and safety standards. However, having installed your cameras for a particular purpose have you really tested it out to ensure it is meeting your needs?
If you are burgled, or one of your staff has an accident, it is essential to know that the images from the cameras will be clear and that any incidents can be found within your footage quickly. This will then give you the peace of mind to know that any images or recording could be used for evidence for the police or other investigating authorities if required.
Avigilon cameras provide superior image quality
Since its establishment in 2004 North American CCTV manufacturer Avigilon, which is now part of US technology company, Motorola Solutions, has endeavoured to design and produce high-definition cameras that have reinvented surveillance by providing the world’s best image quality. Avigilon’s innovative surveillance technology, means you can better protect your assets, improve security, safety and response times, and this will lead to a reduction in your costs.
The advanced CCTV cameras can be combined with Avigilon’s open, industry-leading HD network video management software, Avigilon Control Center, and recording hardware to create a full end-to-end solution. All of the Avigilon hardware and software are designed and manufactured in North America.
ONVIF compliance gives you flexibility
The Avigilon CCTV cameras are ONVIF compliant, meaning they meet the standards for IP products within the video surveillance industry that enables them to communicate with each other and they can work with ONVIF-compliant products from other manufacturers. Additionally, the cameras all come with a five- year warranty demonstrating the quality of the Avigilon product.
Avigilon has continually been innovating to produce more cameras to meet a range of needs and that reflect advancing technologies. However, the older cameras are robust and reliable and will last for many years. In this article we give you an overview of the ranges of cameras that have been launched in the past two years.
H5A Bullet, Dome and Box Cameras
The first of the H5A cameras, launched in 2019, built on the high quality and standards of Avigilon’s older models. However, like the rest of the H5A range that followed they feature its latest video analytics technology which can detect more objects with greater accuracy even in crowded scenes, whether as stationary or moving objects, helping provide detailed information of what is happening on your site so you can take action.
The Avigilon H5A Explosion-Protected cameras are certified for explosion-rated environments according to international standards. They are designed to offer an efficient video security solution for hazardous environments. These could be areas where there is a risk of explosions due to the presence of flammable gases or dust and could include oil and gas, marine, industrial and food production sites.
The cameras feature a custom-built heavy-duty housing and are able to operate within an extremely wide temperature range.
If you have a large car park to keep secure or an outdoor or indoor space for young people, when safeguarding is key, then the Avigilon H5A Fisheye Camera could be perfect because it provides 360° panoramic views from a single vantage point.
The H5A Fisheye Camera would be ideal for schools, retailers, commercial offices and manufacturing plants. With its wide selection of mounts and accessories it can be installed by Ecl-ips inside and outside in a wide range of locations.
If you have a large site with wide-open spaces, that includes areas such as sports pitches then having a CCTV camera that will be effective at capturing long-distance images and that can capture wide angles is really important. The Avigilon H5A PTZ is the perfect solution for you delivering high-quality, detailed images with up to 36x zoom. The camera is available as a 2MP, 4MP or 8MP model so you can ensure you get the image quality you require.
If you already have a H4 PTZ camera but are looking to upgrade Avigilon has developed replaceable parts which Ecl-ips can install allowing you to have an easy transition from a H4 PTZ to H5A PTZ camera.
The Avigilon H5A Corner camera, which has a wide field of view, has been designed and built to withstand the harshest attempts to destroy, detach, attach to or disable it.
The camera is an anti-ligature, no-grip and vandal-resistant solution which means people will be unable to attach anything to inflict harm on themselves or others. This makes it ideal for buildings where both security and life safety are needed, such as care homes, detention centres, prisons, psychiatric hospitals and young offenders’ institutions.
If you are looking for a solution for hard to secure places in your building this camera could be the answer. Areas such as hallways, stairwells, corners in corridors, and car park entry and exit points could all be areas that are difficult to monitor effectively with a single lens camera. However, rather than having to buy multiple cameras this allows you to have fewer cameras but still provides superior surveillance.
If you have a large venue to secure such as a sports field, stadium, arena, large car park, retail park or town square then having fewer but more powerful CCTV cameras is a perfect solution.
This is exactly what the Avigilon H5 Pro Camera, available in 8, 16, 26, 40, and 61MP models, provides. The camera captures best-in-class image details over vast areas and provides maximum scene coverage through Avigilon’s most powerful and innovative high-resolution camera yet.
Available as outdoor and indoor dome and bullet cameras the H5SL range provides a simple, flexible and cost-effective security solution. They have a modular design that easily snaps into a variety of base options, helping users to get up and running in minutes. You have the flexibility to choose from various lens types, including a long-range lens that allows you to see with more clarity at farther distances, while audio and input and output connections help you configure actions and alarms for efficient event response.
If you don’t want to compromise on quality but need a cost-effective solution the Avigilon H5M Fixed Outdoor Dome Camera, with image quality of 2 or 5 megapixels, could be the answer. This CCTV camera has been designed and built for budget-conscious video surveillance projects.
The fixed lens camera can handle rough weather conditions having achieved the IP66 weather rating standard. It has also been awarded the IK08 impact rating for vandal resistance so is tough enough to stand up against human interference.
Upgrade to Avigilon Control Center 7 for maximum performance
To get the most out of your Avigilon cameras, particularly the advanced H5 Pro and H5A range, you will need to have the latest version of Avigilon’s video management software, Avigilon Control Center 7 (ACC 7). ACC 7 is the latest and most advanced version of Avigilon’s video management software. Features include Social Distancing, Occupancy Counting and Face Mask Detection in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the development of Avigilon Cloud Services.
Additionally, you can have licence plate recognition analytics; appearance search to help you find people and vehicles quickly, and if you have ACC 7.4 or a higher version of the software its facial recognition technology allows you to create multiple watch lists and you can upload photographs to add an individual to a watch list.
Established Avigilon CCTV camera suppliers
Ecl-ips is well-established Avigilon partner and our surveyors will ensure we select the right cameras for your location. Our engineers are experienced installers with a good knowledge of the ACC7 software so can help you get the most out of yours CCTV system.
If you want a taster of the Avigilon system then you we can offer a one week trial. In this trial we’ll supply and install up to two high resolution IP Avigilon cameras or an encoder and an Appliance with all of the software needed to show you how the system works. For a comprehensive CCTV solution that will provide a first step into the Avigilon camera system take a look at our competitively-priced CCTV packages.