Hikvision launches value line of cameras
Hikvision USA announced the launch of its new Value Plus product line. This series of 2 MP and 4 MP indoor/outdoor cameras includes the higher functionality of a professional line at what the company says is a cost effective price point. Features include Hikvision’s Basic Smart Suite of video content analysis, wide dynamic range, and H.264+ compression.
According to a company press release:
Building on the success of their Value series, Hikvision created the Value Plus line to bring some of the innovation from their Smart series into the mainstream market.
“The Value Plus line provides an unprecedented features-to-cost ratio for customers looking to benefit from high performing IP video surveillance,” explained Bob Germain, director of product management for Hikvision USA.
In vertical markets that have a great need for security yet are challenged by limited budgets, such as education and retail, the Value Plus series allows schools and businesses to build robust, versatile surveillance systems. A variety of available form factors include domes, compact domes, turrets, and bullets.
The remarkable functionality of Value Plus cameras is unlike others at their price point. The 2 MP models offer 1080p resolution at 30 fps; the 4 MP models, 2688×1520 resolution at 20 fps. High quality images are easy to achieve even in challenging lighting environments both day and night. The cameras are fortified by 120 dB of wide dynamic range and smart infrared options such as high performance EXIR or standard IR LEDs with ranges up to 150 feet. Hikvision’s specialized H.264+ compression reduces bandwidth requirements, and the Value Plus cameras are the perfect companions to Hikvision’s professional and plug and play NVRs.
Hikvision has also introduced a “Basic Smart Suite” custom-tailored for Value Plus, bringing intelligence to even the most basic video surveillance deployments. The cameras support four line crossing and four intrusion detection zones, boosting the convenience and efficiency of video surveillance.
“Our great success in North America is due in part to our understanding of what our customers want and need,” stated Jeffrey He, president of Hikvision USA and Hikvision Canada. “The Value Plus line of products will bring our cutting-edge technology to a broader range of customers and ensure the safety of a greater number of citizens.”