New Illustra Essentials Varifocal IP Cameras

The new Illustra Essentials 1 and 2 megapixel outdoor mini-domes and bullet IP cameras offer a low cost, high definition video solution. Watch this video to see the cameras in action.

Illustra Essentials Box Essentials Dome
  • See wider field of view with new 2.8-12mm varifocal lens
  • Durable enclosures with IK10 rating on the mini-dome to protect against vandalism
  • High performance wide dynamic range to simultaneously view high contrast areas
  • Excellent low light color and black/white video qualitywith true day/night IR illuminator
  • Easy installation with exacqVision, VideoEdge and Holis

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Learn more about Illustra Essentials cameras on our website. If you have questions, contact your local sales representative or call 317.845.5710.

Edge-Based Video Surveillance Recommended Approaches & Considerations

Edge Technology Options

Server vs. Serverless Recording

Edge recording eliminates the server from the network. This type of edge recording decreases the bandwidth load and saves on hardware. While these benefits do result in several limitations to the capabilities on the camera. This application can also be challenging to implement with legacy devices.

Hybrid Approach

Local recording can be used in conjunction with a video recorder to make the system more robust. A system may have a network recorder and also have edge recording capabilities to provide fault tolerance in the event of a network failure. In an event of an outage, the system would record to the cameras on the edge to avoid losing video completely.

Illustra Edge

Video Management System (VMS) Software on the Camera

The VMS software can be installed directly on compatible IP cameras. This edge installation saves bandwidth but also retains most of the benefits of a full-featured, sophisticated VMS. High resolution video is recorded directly to an SD card on the camera. See how Illustra Edge using exacqVision Edge VMS software pre-installed works.

Typical Applications

Edge technology works best in environments where network bandwidth is constrained or space or budget limitations impact the use of physical recorders. In isolated environments where the network and WAN connectivity is unreliable such as power substations, mobile facilities, edge technology can provide a better way for video security.

View how the Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, California implemented the exacqVision Edge solution to successfully receive high quality video in their ground breaking Ocean Technology Development experimentation tank.

SD Card Key Considerations

SD cards come in a variety of types and capabilities. To most effectively store your video directly on the edge remember these key considerations when purchasing an SD card:

  • Quality matters: Select high endurance SD cards
  • Speed matters: Recommend at least speed class 10 or UHS Speed Class 1 rated cards for full HD continuous recording
  • Ensure SD cards are capable of functioning in the camera’s environment
  • Leverage record-on-motion features of the VMS software or the camera to maximize the retention of useful video and the life of the SD card

Download the Edge-based security whitepaper.

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Moving to the Edge: Leveraging Edge-Based Technology in Every Environment.