Smart and Safer City CCTV is very much at the forefront of Videcom Security design ethos. With the introduction of IP CCTV technology, smarter cameras with built in video content analytics and integration standardisation such as ONVIF and OPC data Smart City solutions are becoming increasingly commonplace.

Videcom Security are major Dahua UK systems integration partner and though this close co-operation and design sharing together we are delivering tighter integration throughout many of our public space CCTV solutions. .

Smart City
A smart city uses a widening range of electronic data, typically collected over a closed citywide IP network delivered wirelessly, over rented or private fibre as well as connected over Broadband and 4G/5G mobile services.

This data including CCTV, ANPR, FR and video content analytical information such as vehicle speed, flow density and pedestrian counting can be used to streamline traffic management, create safer zones within city centres and aid in tighter more efficient law enforcements and emergency service delivery.

Smart City solutions integrate IP information systems and communication technology together with various physical security devices enabling delivery of smarter efficient citywide services. Departments can work closer deliver to deliver an integrated approach to citywide safety, traffic and pedestrian movement. Tasks can be automated and data collected enabling deeper understanding and impacts of urban landscape changes.
Smart CCTV
What is HDCVI ? High Definition Composite Video Interface (HDCVI), Dahua's in-house technology with patented Intellectual Property Rights, is an over-coaxial-cable analog HD video standard that allows long-distance HD transmission at friendly cost to meet the requirements for complex and large installations.

HDCVI technology provides complete end-to-end solutions for upgrading traditional analog systems seamlessly and for building reliable high definition video surveillance systems. As 'High Definition' indicates, HDCVI technology features high resolution of 4MP/1080P/720P and even up to 4K, leading the pace of the market to meet customers' increasing requirements for higher definition. As 'Composite' indicates, HDCVI technology transmits video, audio, data and even power over one coaxial cable according to signal modulation/demodulation and equalization technology. HDCVI surveillance system inherits all advantages of traditional analog surveillance system, especially 'Simplicity', which means Plug & Play, using existing cabling, compatible with different video formats etc. Furthermore, HDCVI technology enables long transmission distance up to 1200m, making system deployment more adaptable and flexible.

Reports suggest that more than a quarter of traditional CCTV systems are falling short of Data Protection requirements, with full HD CCTV and even 4K plus CCTV images becoming mainstream many older systems are being left behind and are often deemed too expensive to upgrade or even maintain.

Typically your CCTV systems Data Protection registration will require that recorded video data is fit for the purpose of identifying suspects and your images must be of sufficient quality to achieve this goal. Together with these pressing needs is data security, integrity of systems and of availability and safe distribution of this digital video data.

At Videcom we are ever aware of the needs to update aging technology and through these upgrades we aim to deliver savings through lower maintenance costs, reduced energy consumption and improved system performance. We already upgrade and install a wide range of HD IP based CCTV systems, the ideal equipment choice for new builds or where fresh cabling can be installed. But we have many customers new and existing who have invested over the years in fixed CCTV coaxial cabling, these cables and the investment you have made can be re-used when considering a Full HD and even 4K CCTV upgrade for your CCTV system.

How it works: Videcom, using the latest HDCVI (HD CCTV over coaxial cabling) can install full HD & 4K CCTV cameras over your existing camera cabling, these cameras produce the full real time 1080P or greater video images onto a new multi-standard low cost, energy efficient recorder. The recording systems can accept standard analogue which is up-scaled from the traditional D1 or VGA recording, HDCVI as well as ONVIF integration for IP cameras.

HDCVI is now supported with our VNR and Luxriot EVO Global recording solutions. VNR and EVO now allow a wider choice of camera integration.

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Dahua Technology is a leading solution provider in the global video surveillance industry. With around 13,000 employees all over the world, Dahua solutions, products, and services are used in over 180 countries and regions. Dahua has 35 subsidiaries globally covering Asia, the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Oceania, Africa, etc. With its surveillance solutions, Dahua delivers unparalleled quality, reliability and stability.

Dahua is committed to providing its highest quality solutions and products with the latest technologies to enable end users to perform their business successfully. In 2001, Dahua became the first company in China to launch an 8-channel real-time embedded digital video recorder. Since then, the company has continued to invest in building strong R&D capabilities for new technology and innovation.

Videcom are committed to work with Dahua and their development team, through manufacturer training, customer facing presentation and awareness seminars and support through product evaluation and field testing. Videcom are a major Dahua CCTV Installation and Systems integration partner, utilising their CCTV, ANPR and Analytics capabilities often integrated with our VNR and EVO Global VMS.

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