EverFocus UK makes it easy to upgrade to high definition video (HD) for coax-based video surveillance installations with the expansion of its range of HD-CCTV products to include a total of three HD-CCTV DVRs and four HD-CCTV cameras.
EverFocus Electronics Corporation, a global top 20 global professional security equipment manufacturer1, has added five new products to its HD-CCTV offering, to deliver a comprehensive range of groundbreaking HD-CCTV surveillance cameras and DVRs which use the latest High Definition Serial Digital Interface (HD-SDI) technology, delivering real-time 1080 HD resolution images over standard RG59 coaxial cable. EverFocus is the first in the UK to offer a complete HD-CCTV ‘plug and play’ system and at least six months ahead of the competition with a choice of four HD-CCTV cameras and three HD-CCTV digital video recorders (DVRs) within its range by the end of April 2011.
EverFocus was the first in the UK to launch a complete HD-CCTV system with the introduction of the EverFocus EPHD08 DVR offering a true HD-CCTV eight channel DVR using either 720p/1080p HD resolution recording with H.264 compression, and the EverFocus EQH5200, a two megapixel, box design indoor camera using a 1/2.5 inch CMOS sensor to deliver a choice of HD-CCTV resolutions (720p/1080i).
The company has today extended its HD-DVR range with the introduction of the EDR HD-4H4, a HD-DVR with four HD channels and four standard analogue channels, and the EDR HD -2H14, which offers two HD channels and 14 standard analogue channels. Both of these models will be available by the end of March 2011. These ‘hybrid’ HD-DVRs are designed to appeal to installations where there is a need to deploy HD only for high risk areas, with standard analogue resolution images acceptable for lower risk areas.
EverFocus has added significantly to its HD camera range with two new HD domes and an HD infra-red (IR) bullet camera. The EverFocus EDH5240 IR indoor dome and EHH5200 external dome are two megapixel cameras using a 1/2.5 inch CMOS sensor to deliver a choice of HD-CCTV resolutions (720p/1080i). EverFocus is also offering a HD IR bullet camera, the EverFocus EZH5240 for outdoor use. For all of EverFocus’s HD cameras, set-up is made simple with an RCA TV output for installation use and an on-screen set-up menu. All cameras simply connect to a coaxial cable network using a standard BNC connector. All new cameras will be available from April 2011.
With an estimated 94% of CCTV installations in the UK still using coaxial cable, and growing end-user demand to upgrade to the image clarity that HD-CCTV offers, EverFocus sees the UK as an early adopter market for HD-CCTV solutions.
Basil Singh, managing director, EverFocus Electronics UK, commented:
“EverFocus was the first to launch a complete HD-CCTV system in the UK market and we are already building on this with the introduction of two additional HD DVRs and three HD cameras. We want to provide installers and end-users with a range of options to suit the individual needs of their installation. The introduction of ‘hybrid’ HD-DVRs which mix HD channels with standard analogue channels is very much in tune with the needs of the UK market. End-users want to use HD only to cover areas where exceptional HD picture quality is crucial – over cash tills or shop entrances for example.
We are seeing growing levels of interest and demand for EverFocus HD-CCTV products and as a business we want to see 30% of our sales from HD in 2011. When an end-user sees the image quality, they are typically convinced about upgrading, and the installation process is quick and easy for any installer.”
The EverFocus EQH5200 HD-CCTV camera has a Recommended Retail Price (RRP) of £399 and EHDR08 HD-CCTV DVR has an RRP of £1,995. Both are available immediately.
*Source is IMS Research in its latest market report entitled ‘The World Market for CCTV and Video Surveillance Equipment 2009 Edition’.
EverFocus is a global top 20 professional security equipment manufacturer, with a comprehensive product range CCTV and network cameras, Digital Video Recorders, access control solutions and transmission components. EverFocus Electronics Corporation is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, and offers worldwide distribution and sale and technical support for its products through its growing list of subsidiary offices in China, Japan, USA and Europe. For more information please visit.