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4k Security Cameras, Here to Stay!

4k Security Cameras, Here to Stay!

4K  Security Cameras are quickly becoming a new industry standard for the CCTV world. We at SCK, are excited as we have a special product showcase for you today. We’re proud to showcase our 8 Megapixel IP series cameras. Now we even filmed the video you’ll see attached to this article using one of those 8 Megapixel IP cameras. If you’ve got a 4k Display, we strongly recommend you check out the video to get a real idea of what these 4k Security cameras will look like. Once you have the video pulled up feel free to hit that little gear at the bottom right corner of the screen and bump your youtube resolution up to 2160p. This will give you the full image quality. On a 1080p screen the 4k Image will still look great, but you’ll get the full experience on a 4k Display.

Show Me What You Got!

We have six different models of IP 4K security cameras we are excited and want to talk to you about today. We have 2x Turret Domes, we also have 2x Vandal domes, and there are 2x bullets. That’s because We carry motorized, and fixed lense variations of each of these styles. That means there are 3 in each of those categories – fixed and motorized- to choose from. There are tons of great features in all six of these cameras! Some features are present in some models, but not others. The most obvious of which is the motorized lens.  However, besides the motorized lens, there are some other key differences between these two sets, but let’s first take a look at what they can both do, and why no matter which you choose you’ll be completely satisfied!

All six of these units, in all of the available shell styles, are capable of 8 Megapixels, which yes means there are in fact 8 million pixels worth of sharpness and quality in each image! This is also commonly referred to as 4k. This is an effective resolution expressed as 3840 x 2160. This 4 times as much as 2 Megapixel and a whopping 8 times as sharp as 1 Megapixel. The jump in quality is staggering, and if you’re watching the accompanying video on a 4k Display- you’ll really be seeing that difference.

Ok, what else can they do?

All of the cameras are able to hit 15 frames per second at this resolution but are able to be down stepped to 3 Megapixels to hit a higher 25 Frames Per Second. Again, if you watch the video you can see the visual difference here to get a great idea of the comparison between both framerates.

For encoding, not only can these units use the standard H264 video compression, but they’re all also capable of performing the newest H265 compression, this provides a massive 64% decrease in file size for recordings at 8 Megapixels from h264. This will save precious hard drive space and allow many more consecutive hours of footage to be stored.

Both the fixed and motorized lens cameras carry an outdoor and weather protection rating of Ip67. They both deliver a stunning color image during the day and are able to see clear crisp monochrome images at night using SMART IR in environments with lighting as low as Zero lux. Infrared length is going to vary a bit however from model to model, below is a list of the different IR lengths available!

  • All 3x Motorized cams are 50meteres
  • Fixed vandal- 30m
  • Fixed  Bullet 40m
  • Fixed Turret – 50m

When used with an AI capable NVR, all six of these units are able to perform facial capture AI- which the NVR can use to compare to its database for Facial Recognition. All the cameras feature some level of adjustability for ease of install in a variety of locations.  All six of These cameras all come equipped with a MicroSD slot capable of taking a card for onsite backup and redundancy. The Motorized and Fixed lens cameras both share 110 degrees horizontal Field of view.

Which 4k Security Cameras to choose?

So we’ve covered all the similarities between the two 8Mp series, but what about what sets them apart? Well when it comes to audio and I/O, there are a few differences even amongst the same series. For example, only the Turret style domes come equipped with a built-in microphone, which allows it to record audio right over the network directly to your recorder. Additionally- both of the Vandal Domes and The motorized Bullet, come equipped with external audio input and Alarm I/O This means they can send and receive trigger signals with a variety of devices. The fixed bullet, however, has no audio or alarm capabilities at all. Lastly, the biggest and most important difference between these two sets of 8 MP cameras is the 4x optical zoom, and adjustable focus available only in the Motorized lens variant cameras you see here.

All six of these units are available now. If you have any questions regarding compatibility, installation, or availability- don’t hesitate to give one of our sales Pros a call at 866-573-8878
Thanks again for joining us today as we covered these amazing 4k Security Cameras, both fixed and motorized units. If you enjoyed the article or liked the video don’t forget to like and subscribe for more tutorials, features, and product showcases- and Until next time- Stay safe!

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