Surveillance solutions for the silly season


As the year comes to a close and South Africans slowly start to unwind, it is an unfortunate reality that criminal activity rises. Companies close and offices are deserted leaving a mecca of valuable assets up for grabs.

With the three recently launched 3-megapixel WDR Pro Network Cameras FD8173-H, FD8373-EHV and IB8373-EH from Westcon’s vendor partner Vivotek, the business people of South Africa will have peace of mind while holidaying knowing that a robust security surveillance system has their assets covered.

The FD8173-H and FD8373-EHV are fixed dome network cameras while the IB8373-EH is a bullet-style network camera. All three feature 3-megapixel CMOS sensors and are able to output 20 frames per second at 2048×1536 resolution. Equipped with WDR Pro technology these cameras are capable of performing in even the most challenging of lighting conditions.

“Vivotek’s incorporation of WDR Pro technology allows the cameras to capture both the dark and light parts of an image and combine up to three separate frames to generate a highly realistic representation of the original scene. Which is exactly what our resellers’ customers will be looking for in their surveillance solution,” says Gert Byleveldt, business practice lead at Westcon Security Solutions.

“In addition to this the cameras employ 3D noise reduction technology which enables them to supress sensor noise thus reducing bandwidth consumption and enhancing image detail in all lighting environments.”

Image clarity is a given as the cameras are equipped with built-in IR illuminators that are effective up to 20 or 30 metres and Smart-IR technology to avoid overexposure and ensure optimal image quality around the clock.

The FD8373-EHV and IB8373-EH are designed for diverse outdoor applications. Both cameras are encased in weatherproof housing, ensuring smooth operation even under harsh weather conditions. The FD8373-EHV is protected by IK10-rated vandal-proof housing, guarding the camera against any vicious vandalism or attempted tampering.

“When you are on holiday the last thing you need to be doing is worrying about the safety of your business. Westcon is pleased to provide local availability of this robust security solution with outstanding image process capability, that will watch your business, so you don’t have to,” ends Byleveldt.

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