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Monday, December 2, 2013

Coming into Focus

Lets Bring Our World into Focus 

One of the products we at CaliforniaPC are proud to provide to clients is the IQinVision series of Network IP cameras, indoor or outdoor of all varieties & sizes. So here is the story today. 

Lets talk about what we aren't seeing. In today's world of fast paced business, people, cars, and transactions we miss a lot of what is happening within the daily hustle & bustle surrounding us. You probably think we are wired to see all things happening around us however, the reality is that we are far from actually seeing the true perception of what is happening right in front of our eyes. 

Our perception of the world is like a garbled text message with every other word missing.  We think we are smart enough get the gist or idea of the message, while our minds fill in the missing pieces. Sometimes our minds will come through and get it correct; sometimes they are marvelously wrong.

In everyday life lucky for us our brains piece together what is happening around us with the appropriate speed and filling in the blanks as it were seems to work just fine for us, even if we did intake or retain more information we wouldn't be able to process it without it "damming" up.  

Our brains are only wired to absorb and process so much information for us to see & react to which means that often times we need some technological help when it comes to seeing the bigger pictures. In the effort to keep your business, employees, products and anything else of value to you safe,  the security camera steps in and aids us in truly bringing our world into focus & gives us a perception of the world in moving & still images. 

Gone are the days of grainy black & white security cameras that really just recorded sort of blurred images and movements, video technology has made astounding leaps & bounds. 

The first exciting thing happening in the world of surveillance security is the accessibility of good quality, affordable IP Network cameras that will enable you to view a system remotely via local network or over the Internet using a web browser.  You can check on your business, home, property, garage, employees etc., via your smart phone, tablet, or laptop when you are on the move. 

These cameras give us the opportunity to see things we may otherwise not absorb or process, especially in moment of stress, confusion, or in a moment of crisis as in an accident or robbery. 

As humans we see what we see within our area of perception at the rate to which we are capable of processing the information,but not always with a correct & reliable memory, but the correct camera for the job can provide a clear account of the moment in question, as long as it is maintained and set up correctly at the needed angles to be the most accurate for the given job. 

The second exciting thing is the WDR feature (Wide Dynamic Range), a function for overcoming the challenge of an IP camera capturing clear video images in light that is too bright bright in one section of the image and too dark in another section which would otherwise create a less than suitable image. 

Frame 1, too dark. 

Frame 2, too bright. 

WDR Frame

WDR compensates to capture the entire image in lighting that shows both the inside & outside.

IQinVision recommends the following information for determining when you may need to use a WDR Camera. 

Where Should WDR-enabled Cameras Be Deployed?  There are many areas and situations,
both inside and outside, where video surveillance cameras with WDR should
be installed. These include:

• Areas with rapid changes in illumination,
such as entrance and exit points.
• Instances where the person or
object is positioned against strong
back-lighting. A good example of this
is a store or office that has a lot of

• Where the camera looks from a well-lit
area into a darker area. For example,
when a normal camera is outside in
bright daylight, it can’t see what is
happening inside a building’s windows
due to the lighting variance. WDR can
address this problem.

• Inside parking garages, tunnels, train
stations and other transportation centers
where people and vehicles enter
and exit. These locations generally
have bright daylight outside and low
levels of light inside.

• Scenarios such as toll stops and gas
stations where vehicles with bright
headlights are driving directly toward
the camera.

• Environments with intense light
reflection, such as office buildings,
shopping malls, locations with water
features or areas that are prone to
water puddles.

So for today I leave you with the thought of bringing your world into focus a little bit better with the help of some great IP Network camera options, they can help you see more places at once & keep an eye on an ever changing world that seems to move at an increased rate daily, stretching the limit of our mind's ability to absorb & perceive accurate information. All items can be found at