This section provides an overview for surveillance cameras as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 22 surveillance camera manufacturers and their company rankings. Here are the top-ranked surveillance camera companies as of September, 2023: 1.Driver Technology, LLC, 2.DigiTek Security, 3.Industrial Video & Control Co..
A surveillance camera is a camera that monitors on behalf of a person in an area that a surveillance officer does not constantly monitor. It is a type of fixed-point camera and industrial equipment that is easily familiar as it is used regularly in shopping malls and museums.
Since it is sufficient to know what happened on the spot, the sampling rate is not very high. In some cases, images are stored in black and white to compress the amount of information.
In many cases, the images from surveillance cameras can be viewed at any time in a control room or other location.
Surveillance cameras are widely used in the industry.
A familiar example is surveillance cameras used in retail locations. They are used in stores that handle valuable products, such as shopping malls, museums, and jewelry stores. In recent years, they are also being used in convenience stores.
For industrial use, they are used in substations and power plants where there is no constant patrol staff. In many large process factories, surveillance cameras are also installed in the control room to monitor the movement of equipment.
Surveillance cameras are divided into three main parts: the camera part, the transmission wiring, and the recording device.
The camera part was mainly a film projection system in the mid-1900s. In this system, light is focused by a lens and shone on a light-sensitive film to leave an impression. In this case, the system was not easy to use because it required a large amount of film to record the image and was limited to monitoring high-value products. In recent years, images can be stored as electronic data, eliminating the need for large quantities of film, and the system has become widely used.
Coaxial wiring was generally used for the transmission wiring portion. Recently, coaxial wiring is still used when the transmission distance is long. In recent years, however, PoE-type LAN transmission, which can also supply power to the camera, has become more common. It is characterized by easy monitoring and recording in the control room. However, since the transmission distance is limited to 100 m, it is used for centralized monitoring in a control room.
Hard disks and SSDs are used for large-capacity storage, while SD cards and USB flash memories are used for small-capacity storage.
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Custom Manufacturing & Engineering, also known as CME, is located in Pinellas Park, Florida. The company services aerospace, transportation, heavy equipment, and industrial electronics industries and is AS9100D with ISO 9001:2015 certified. The company's products include custom cable assemblies, electrical power, power distribution, electronic assemblies and more. The company offers services including engineering, manufacturing, calibration & maintenance, and integration and testing. The company's customer service flow begins with needs assessment, continues with initial customer solutions, then product realization, and continues with delivery and service.
DigiTek Security, a company founded in 1999 and headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois, is a manufacturer and supplier of security products and solutions. The company specializes in producing advanced surveillance systems for various industries. Its product range encompasses CCTV cameras, access control systems, and video management software. Serving diverse sectors, including commercial, residential, and governmental, the company’s offerings ensure comprehensive safety and monitoring. The company also offers installation on-site to fit its clients’ specific needs.
I2 Security Solutions, is a developer and manufacturer of security solutions originally founded in 1987 as Time & Parking Controls LLC before its reorganization and rebranding in 2015. Located in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, the company produces various access control and parking revenue systems, as well as surveillance, alarm and identification management solutions which primarily supply the corporate, government, and private sectors. I2 Security Solutions also offers consultation, product design, and installation services for clients with niche specifications.
Rosco, headquartered in New York City, has been a global supplier and manufacturer of vision safety solutions since 1907. Its safety-centric products include accident-preventing backup cameras, sun-visible monitors, sensor kits for blind-spot and lane departure alerts, the Dual-Vision camera system for comprehensive visibility, and DV6 powered by RoscoLive – a cloud-based live-view and video recording system. Its intelligent solutions utilizes of AI, advanced collision avoidance systems, and cloud-based SaaS platforms that enhance safety, fleet efficiency, and driver productivity.
Zistos, located in Holbrook, New York, has been a manufacturer of portable video systems since 2001. The company presents a range of products to suit diverse needs, offering HD Search Pole Cameras, designed for inspecting confined spaces, and Tactical Pole Cameras, equipped for law enforcement with night vision and thermal imaging. The lineup also features Industrial Videoscopes for machinery inspection, Cargo Inspection Systems with X-ray scanners, and Wireless Video Systems for remote viewing in challenging environments.
Executive Systems Inc. (ES) is an American service provider and supplier specializing in business communication and security solutions that was established in 1969. Based in Richmond, Virginia, the company offers software and systems to provide businesses with various capabilities, including dictation and transcription, as well as on-site, hosted, or hybrid cloud-based private branch exchange (PBX) communications. It also supplies related products such as IP security cameras, intercom and paging systems, and wireless headsets. ES serves a broad range of client categories and facilities, including law firms, hospitals, hotels, and banks, as well as federal, state, and local government agencies.
Axis Communications, established in 1984 and based in Lund, Sweden, is a supplier of security and business services with around 4,000 employees in 50 countries. Axis provides network solutions in the form of video surveillance, access control, intercom, and audio systems. These services are supported by analytics and training. The company caters to customers needs with regards to protection and business performance. The company doesn't sell to customers directly; instead, they work with partners who distribute the services of Axis Communications on their behalf.
Shenzhen Zhongxi Security Co., Ltd., founded in 2005 and headquartered in Futian District Shenzhen City, is a manufacturer of security solutions. The company specializes in providing a wide range of security products and services. Its offerings include HD cameras, IP cameras, consumer cameras, access control, and accessories. These solutions are utilized in transportation, industrial parks, commercial, bank residential, and schools to enhance security measures and safeguard assets. The company’s factory has fully implemented a modern enterprise management system, imported and passed the ISO9001 international quality system certification.
InfraTec is a German manufacturer of infrared (IF) measuring technology and equipment established in 1991 and based in Dresden, Saxony. The company specializes in producing IR sensors for measuring gas, radiation or temperature concentrations, IR cameras for capturing thermal images or videos, and IR detectors for detecting and converting IR radiation for signaling purposes as well as Fourier transform and photoacoustic IR spectrometers for analyzing the compositions of different substances. InfraTec serves clients in research and development, security, medical device manufacturing, and defense through a network of partner distributors in several countries across Europe, North America, and Asia,
Ahlberg Electronics is a Swedish manufacturer of radiation-resistant visual inspection equipment founded in 1981 and headquartered in Norrtalje. The company's product portfolio includes color and monochrome cameras that can be used underwater with a range of functionalities, LED and halogen lights, pan-and-tilt mounts for accurate lines of sight, and control units for monitoring, recording, and analysis. These are produced in Ahlberg Electronics' ISO 9001:2015-certified facilities, from which they also offer customized solutions and technical support to their clients in the marine, energy, and nuclear industries.
Established in 2004, Surveon Technology is a Taiwanese ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified manufacturer of enterprise grade video surveillance solutions based in Taipei. The company specializes in the production of wide dynamic range and low light performance internet protocol (IP) cameras, network video recorders for storage, management and upload of captured video feeds as well as various storage systems for archived recordings, and video management software solutions such as central management systems (CMS) for controlling multiple devices on an IP network. Surveon Technology products are primarily utilized by clients in retail, banking, government, and transportation.
Milesight Technology is an ISO 9001:2015-certified manufacturer of smart IoT, 5G, and video surveillance products founded in 2011 and based in Fujian, China. The company's product portfolio includes video surveillance equipment for traffic management, various sensors including ambient light and motion detecting models, gateway devices that connect their products to the cloud or local servers, and controllers such as smart plugs, switches, and dimmers. Milesight Technology also offers OEM, ODM and R&D services to clients in the government, education, and agricultural sectors with demanding surveillance needs.
ACTi Corp. is an end-to-end surveillance systems manufacturer founded in 2003 and headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan. The company produces video management and analysis software, network video recorder (NVR) servers, and IP cameras with customizable frame rates and compression, as well as accessories like mounts, cables, and camera housings for various applications in banking, business intelligence, education, and logistics. ACTi also offers additional services such as technical support, engineering, installation, and testing to clients with niche specifications.
Parantek, established in 2010, and based in Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea, is a manufacturer and supplier of CCTV products. The product portfolio includes a diverse range of technologically advanced CCTVs, cameras, digital interfaces, CCD, CMOS sensors, and other associated products. The company offers a high-resolution product range with precision under the guidance of engineers. The products are used in various industries which include automobile sectors, housing and industrial inspection, military applications, and more.
Mintron, established in 1979, and based in Taiwan, China, is a manufacturer and supplier of CCD cameras. The product portfolio includes a diverse range of high-definition cameras, SD cameras, and modules. The company also offers in-house designs for the cameras with a series of professional cameras integrated with self-designed DSPs. The products are used in various industries which include security surveillance, automatic optical inspection, astrophotography, aerospace, medical research, and life sciences.
Ava Security, a company founded in 2016 and headquartered in New York, United States, is a manufacturer of advanced security solutions. As a manufacturer and supplier, the company offers a range of products and services designed to enhance security measures for various sectors. Its technology management systems integrate cameras, including AI-powered video analytics and cloud-based monitoring, helping organizations effectively monitor and respond to security threats. The company’s products are used in healthcare, education, and commercial industries.
Sperry West Inc. is a manufacturer and provider of covert video surveillance systems and security products, established in 1991 and headquartered in San Diego, California. Its product range includes Spyder video kits, Smoke Detector cameras, Motion Detector cameras, Clock Radio cameras, and Body Worn cameras. These products find applications in law enforcement, loss prevention, investigations, and personal security. The company has been honored with several awards such as the Gold Book Award, Govies Award, and Readers' Choice Security Product Award.
FLIR Systems, established in 1978 and headquartered in Wilsonville, Oregon, is a manufacturer of thermal imaging cameras and sensors. Its product range includes thermal cameras and sensors for security, robotics, and more. The company offers unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with thermal capabilities for search and rescue, along with software solutions for image processing, along with services such as training and maintenance complement their offerings. Its products are utilized in security, robotics, autonomous vehicles, medical devices, and firefighting, serving diverse industries.
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