Hikvision introduces new Value Plus video surveillance products
Video surveillance products and solutions manufacturer Hikvision USA has launched its new Value Plus product line. The series of 2 megapixel and 4 megapixel indoor/outdoor cameras come with higher functionality typically found in professional lines, yet they maintain a cost-effective price point, the company said.
Features of the new line that Hikvision touted are the Basic Smart Suite of video content analysis, wide dynamic range, and H.264+ compression. Hikvision said it developed the new line to bring some of the innovations from the company’s 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," Bob Germain, director of product management for Hikvision USA, said in a statement.
Hikvision dove into some of the technical aspects of the cameras in its statement:
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, 2688x1520 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.
The “Basic Smart Suite” is custom-tailored for Value Plus, the company explained, bringing “intelligence to even the most basic video surveillance deployments.” The cameras support four line crossing and four intrusion-detection zones.
"Our great success in North America is due in part to our understanding of what our customers want and need," Jeffrey He, president of Hikvision USA and Hikvision Canada, said in the statement. "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."