D-Link introduced a line of surveillance cameras, the Vigilance Full HD Outdoor Dome Network Camera (DCS-4602EV) and the Vigilance HD Outdoor Mini Bullet Network Camera (DCS-4701E).
The DCS-4602EV is an indoor/outdoor dome camera offering full HD resolution, and features integrated infrared illumination for seeing in complete darkness.
Other features include a rugged housing that is rated for both weather and vandal resistance, 3D noise filtering for enhanced low-light performance and PoE (Power over Ethernet), allowing for single cable installation.
"PoE offers two distinct advantages. First, a single cable can be used to power the camera and bring the video onto the network, so installations are simpler and use less cabling," Vance Kozik, director of marketing for IP surveillance at D-Link Systems, told eWEEK. "Second, PoE uses low voltage, so an electrician isn’t required for the install – the network cable runs directly from a PoE switch into the camera."
Kozik said what sets the new Vigilance line apart from competitors is the combination of high quality video in a low-cost yet rugged and compact form factor.
Both cameras boast an IP66 durability rating and the DCS-4602EV carries an additional IK10 vandal-proof rating for public environments.
"IP66 is a weatherproof rating, and it’s commonly specified for cameras that will be installed outdoors exposed to the elements," Kozik said. "IK10 is a vandal-proof or impact rating and is desirable when the camera is installed in a location where the camera is physically accessible. Examples include schools, retail stores, parks, parking lots, prisons, et cetera. If the camera is within reach of a baseball bat or a thrown rock, an IK10 rating is an important feature."
The DCS-4701E is an indoor/outdoor mini bullet camera that offers HD resolution, integrated infrared illumination, and an integrated cable management bracket for additional protection against vandalism.
Other features include LowLight+ technology, which is designed to dramatically increase low- light performance.
"Simple hardware installation and user-friendly software are the keys to successful surveillance deployment," Kozik said. "Easy-to-install hardware reduces time and labor costs. And since the video management software or network video recorder client serves as the primary interface to the cameras, an intuitive design is a must."
Both cameras also feature video motion detection, a 2.8mm lens with a 96-degree field of view and offer ONVIF compliance (a global open standard for the interface of physical IP-based security products) for third- party video management system (VMS) and network video recorder (NVR) support.
The DCS-4602EV and DCS-4701E are available for an estimated price of $185 each and are sold through D-Link’s network of channel partners, including value-added resellers, solution providers and distributors.