Paul Dawson, Managing Director of ESP comments on how electricians can capitalise on the latest developments in CCTV technology.
Once they have got over the fact that the installation of a CCTV security system is within their capabilities, one of the ﬁrst questions asked by many installers and contractors considering CCTV as an option, is whether it can be viewed on a mobile phone. With the development in technology bringing more sophisticated, yet simple to install systems to the market, the answer is yes.
One of the leading security products suppliers, ESP has been quick to embrace the latest technologies and has recently launched a new CCTV collection which introduces the very latest AHD (Analogue High Definition) technology, which offers installers a professional, highly affordable CCTV range that delivers superior image quality and is easy to install and set up.
AHD is the most recently developed solution for transmitting full 720P HD digital video in a CCTV surveillance system. The ground-breaking concept of AHD is to deliver high definition video using digital TV (DTV) transmission. AHD leverages the extremely robust AV transmission capability of DTV to easily and seamlessly upgrade an analogue CCTV surveillance system to digital full HD.
With AHD, high deﬁnition digital video can be transmitted easily over existing coaxial cabling – the same cabling used for existing standard resolution analogue systems. Cable run limitation is not a problem as AHD cable runs can easily exceed 300m – longer than a standard analogue system’s capability.
With ease of installation and use as the key driver, it takes just a few simple steps to complete the setup process for ESP’s HDView CCTV range, ready for viewing your cameras from anywhere in the world, as long as you have data connection.
Step 1 – connect the DVR to your broadband using a network cable or via Wi-Fi and then simply turn on the device.
Step 2 – once the DVR has booted up, scan the QR code on the start-up screen and download the App for either iPhone or Android, then open the App and register your details.
Step 3 – add a device by scanning the serial number QR code shown on your monitor and set up is now complete.
The CCTV market has risen exponentially across the globe in recent years due to rising concern for security and safety. Growing usage of CCTV in various sectors such as hospitality, education and retail for example, has created huge opportunities for CCTV manufacturers, distributors and installers. At ESP, our aim is to continually develop products and systems that adopt the very latest technologies and in doing so equip contractors with everything they need to take advantage of the continued growth in the CCTV sector.
Although AHD technology is the newest option, it is already the fastest growing and it is expected that AHD will be the de facto standard for digital video surveillance systems both now and in the future.
HDView CCTV Collection
The comprehensive new HDView CCTV Collection comprises a total of 40 new products including 14 High Deﬁnition CCTV Kits, 15 Digital Video Recorders and 10 Camera variants. Key features include:
● 720P High Deﬁnition Resolutions
● Up to 16 TB data storage option
● Retroﬁt upgrade using existing cables
● Remote monitoring via mobile phone or PC
The DigiviewHD range of four and eight Channel CCTV Kits are all-in-one plug and play CCTV systems, which provide everything required for professional system installations in convenient, boxed units. Each kit comprises a 720P DVR, Sony 720P bullet or dome cameras, 20M lengths of RG59 shotgun cable, HDMI cable and power supply. A range of hard drive capacities are available – 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and 4TB.