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Megapixel Security Cameras

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Megapixel Security Cameras / IP Security Cameras

An IP surveillance camera installation is an excellent way to protect your business. CCTV mega pixel security cameras are unmatched. Arecont Vision manufactures HDTV surveillance IP cameras and software. Leveraging its proprietary Mega Video® technology, the company offers the world’s fastest multi-megapixel (8MP, 5MP, 3MP, 2MP and 1.3MP) network cameras supporting full-motion video frame rates. Arecont’s new line of H.264 high definition cameras provides security professionals with the flexibility of various frame rates and resolutions for a variety of applications. Arecont Vision systems deliver unparalleled clarity at an unbeatable price providing vastly superior alternative to analog CCTV.

H.264 MegaDome™ Series Cameras

HD vs Megapixel – What’s the difference

When a customer inquires about a high definition or megapixel security camera you must be able to define the difference and provide the best possible solutions for each application. What is HD? What are megapixels?

Let’s start with the basics. SD (standard definition) consists of 704 pixels with 480 lines of resolution and is the standard resolution that TVs have used until the introduction of HD or high definition. High definition displays consist of at least one million pixels. Note that I said at least one million pixels, meaning that a high definition image could contain more than a million pixels. HD images use an aspect ratio of 16:9.

Next we’ll discuss megapixels. A megapixel security camera is capable of producing an image with at least one million pixels or more. Most consumers would assume that HD and megapixel cameras are the same since they both use an identical number of pixels to produce an image. However, one main variable that sets the two apart would be the size of the image. While HD images use the 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, megapixel security cameras produce images in a 4:3 aspect ratio. One similarity with both types of cameras is that they use the same video compression, which is H.264.

Ultimately, knowing the differences and similarities of these types of cameras can make or break a sales pitch. Customers want to be well informed and expect you as the salesman to be knowledgeable.

  • Integrated H.264 megapixel camera, lens, and IP66 dome housing
  • 10x Average Bandwidth and Storage Reduction over MJPEG
  • 1.3, 2, 3, and 5 MP sensor configurations with up to 2592×1944 resolution
  • Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Arecont Vision With “2008 European Product Line Strategy of the Year Award.” -Frost & Sullivan 2008 Award Report

TCM-1231 is the true all-in-one camera of all times – it is a weatherproof outdoor night camera that works even in total darkness with 0 lux and in as cold environment as -20C. Its megapixel resolution provides an image with clear details. Its 3.3-12 mm vari-focal lens makes it a perfect choice for all kinds of viewing angle scenarios. It also supports audio-in and audio-out. Furthermore it even has the H.264 codec, Wide Dynamic Range and Digital Input / Output. That’s not all – the frame rate is increased from 8 fps to 18 fps and the maximum possible bit rate per stream can be as high as 6 Mbps, guaranteeing more details in processed video. With the specifications mentioned above, the TCM-1231 is the perfect all-purpose camera!

Arecont Vision is the leading manufacturer of high-performance megapixel IP cameras and associated software. In this video, you will view sample images from Arecont Vision cameras and learn about our full product line.

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