Without light and illumination CCTV is completely ineffectual. Lighting is a pre-requisite for ensuring that video footage is effective on a 24/7 basis, 365 days a year. Appropriately designed lighting will have a significant impact on CCTV performance.
Illumination, Camera and Lens are essential to any CCTV System. The camera relies on the quantity, quality and distribution of available light, as light controls the appearance of the subject.
Lighting specialists Raytec take a tailored approach at lighting and provide security professionals, such as AlertSystems with the products to deliver the full lighting solution for any site requirement including; lighting for CCTV, lighting for Urban environments such as pathways and car parks and lighting for specialist applications such as number plate capture, hazardous areas, or Power over Ethernet (PoE) installations. Raytec are showcasing how these products can be designed into a single lighting installation.
Raytec not only provide security professionals with a comprehensive product range, but every illuminator also has the option to be tailored on-site to suit the specific installation requirements.
Raytec are showcasing the power and endless possibilities of tailored illumination at IFSEC 2011 through three separate demonstrations.
• One demonstration will show how a modern, high performance lighting system, of up to 100 illuminators can be controlled remotely, either as single illuminators, batches of illuminators or as an entire system, via a single remote IP platform. The lamps can be altered to respond to changes on scene, operating conditions and operational requirements, improving performance for the end user and reducing installation time for the installer.
• Raytec are also running a live demonstration showing how professional lighting can be used with any network camera to reduce both bandwidth and storage by up to 90% and significantly improve image quality at night.
• The new Technology Alliance Partner Programme (TAPP) is also being showcased at IFSEC. The TAPP programme is designed to show how Raytec illuminators can be used alongside specific cameras and other security technologies to achieve best practise in night time performance. TAPP offers installers recommended guidelines and installation tips to maximise the performance of their chosen system.