RS Components (RS), the trading brand of engineers’ distributor Electrocomponents, has boosted its video-surveillance portfolio with the new ABUS Analogue HD range, which enables customers to upgrade standard-definition systems economically using existing cables, and without introducing IP network equipment.
ABUS Analogue HD video cameras give up to four times better image quality than standard cameras, enabling advanced surveillance such as number-plate recognition and facial identification. Transmission distances up to 500 metres are possible thanks to HD-TVI technology, giving greater flexibility when planning the network. A selection of dome, box and mini-tube camera types provides versatile choices for protecting individual premises, fuel-station kiosks, networks of stores or offices, or for industrial purposes such as process monitoring or quality control.
The range also includes new digital video recorders (DVRs) that feature smart recording and image retrieval to save hard-disk space and help users quickly locate recordings of specific events such as a theft, intrusion or emergency. The DVRs are compatible with SD and HD cameras, and provide up to 16 channels – managing one camera per channel – and up to four 4TB HDDs to suit a variety of applications and budgets.
Simply connecting the new cameras to existing cables and recorders helps avoid the expense of installing new infrastructure while introducing advanced features such as remote live view or access to recorded video via a browser or the ABUS iDVR HD Plus mobile app. Users can also monitor up to 256 recorders or 1000 cameras using ABUS Central Monitoring Software (CMS). Compared with an IP-based system, ABUS Analogue HD is not only easier to implement but is also latency-free thereby giving security staff an unimpeded live view of events as they happen in realtime.
The ABUS Analogue HD family is equally suitable for building small or mid-sized systems with a few cameras connected to one DVR, or larger systems with many cameras and multiple DVRs monitored on up to four screens or a video wall. Ease of use and scalability together deliver a strong solution meeting the needs of installers, MRO electricians, facilities managers in large organisations, or owners of small businesses seeking to extend security or upgrade surveillance capabilities quickly and cost-effectively.