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Setting Camera View and Resolution Expectations

Matt Golueke October 17, 2018 14:34 PM

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Why can't I see who's in my security footage?

That's the question often asked AFTER a crime or serious incident has occurred.

Why?

It's critical that all organizations, including commercial, industrial, healthcare, financial, education, critical infrastructure, and government, understand exactly what they will see and record with their security camera system BEFORE they buy it. These are big investments protecting people and securing assets. Stakeholders may have different expectations when it comes to camera system performance and seeing the performance first hand ensures that the entire team is satisfied with the plan.

Determining the best security camera model and lens combination starts with a site visit and expectation discussion. From there, DORI and a calculator are the next tools to be implemented.

Our team has helped end users and specifiers design the perfect video surveillance system. Understanding the difference between a data sheet and real-life performance helps immensely.

DORI

Our team is always keeping DORI in mind when deciding on camera technologies to recommend. We've also facilitated some interesting security camera demonstrations over the past 25 years. We've always said, "you have to see it to believe it." Be sure to catch the videos below for a better understanding of DORI, then download the simple guides to keep on your computer.

Calculator

Bosch offers an online camera and lens calculation tool. Designers can use it on their own in Expert or Guided Mode or they can contact our team to work on the calculations while they're out designing their next system. Use the calculator here.

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There's a way

You can make sure you get the technology that's perfectly matched to your application. It's simple: see it for yourself. Demand a Proof of Concept demonstration. In addition to a PoC demonstration, the BSIA has produced a document that aids in creating your surveillance system specification or plan. Part of the BSIA document outlines an important acronym: DORI.

We recorded one of our camera shootouts and explained how DORI applies to "real life." Here's Nick Hoyt and Joe Veiga to explain why we set up these camera performance shootouts and how DORI applies to real life as far as setting expectations for security camera imaging:

 

Here are a few examples of Proof of Concept demonstrations:

   

When DORI and a Proof of Concept demonstration are combined, there's no reason to be surprised with poor performance once a solution is deployed at your facility. Instead, be confident. Get exactly what you want out of your purchase with no surprises. 

Download the BSIA document here.

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In order to better explain DORI we put a few resources together for you.

DORI Explained is a summary document we created to put DORI into simpler terms. You can download it here.

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Here's one of the best checklists you'll get from us. It's our Proof of Concept demonstration preparation guide. With this guide, 

  • Integrators can save tens of hours in preparation and avoid embarrassment
  • Security Sales Professionals can increase their "value add" to their customer by offering a professional demonstration with their manufacturer partners
  • Business and Facility Managers save years of collecting poor video evidence and frustration
  • Security Department Officials deliver expected results to administrators and investigators
  • IT Departments better understand the network load and recording requirements
  • Financial stakeholders can see the difference between low bidders and top performers
  • Specifiers and Engineers can verify that their specification meets the expectations of their clients

You can download it for free here. Plus, if you're located in the Mid Atlantic US region, you can have our team come to your facility to do the demonstration.  Contact us to schedule today.

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