Hikvision Darkfighter PTZ wins ‘CCTV Product of the Year’ at PSI Premier Awards 2016
Hikvision, the world’s leading supplier of innovative video surveillance products and solutions, is proud to be the winner of the CCTV Product of the Year 2016 category in the PSI Premier Awards for its range of Darkfighter range of PTZ cameras.
The industry-leading ultra-low-light cameras provide crystal-clear colour images down to as low as 0.002 lux, in black & white to 0.0002 lux and to 0 lux with IR – conditions that would defeat conventional low-light models.
Best of the Industry
UK security industry magazine PSI bestows its Premier Awards annually, with a reader vote honouring the products and distributors deemed the best the industry has to offer. According to PSI editor Andy Clutton, over 1000 nominations were received across the Awards’ eight categories in 2016. Features, benefits, ease of installation and service were all factors taken into consideration in the nomination process.
Hikvision International Marketing Director, Keen Yao, says the company is delighted to win the PSI Premier Award. “We’re thrilled to receive this award from the readers of such a well-respected publication,” he says. “We believe our Darkfighter PTZ cameras offer outstanding performance, features and value, and we’re honoured to see that the readers of PSI magazine agree.”
The Darkfighter PTZ range features up to 36x optical zoom large 1/1.9’’ progressive scan CMOS chip with 2MP full HD resolution. The cameras integrate up to 200m IR for true darkness vision with EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization), 120dB WDR, 3D DNR, and IP66 environmental protection. The range also boasts a host of Smart detection technologies and Smart Tracking function to further improve image quality and operational convenience, and streams full HD 1920 x 1080 video at full frame rate.
Real World Results
The Darkfighter PTZ is producing a raft of positive results for the City of Salford, in England’s northwest. The Council’s CCTV operatives had struggled when using previous cameras to provide an effective 24-hour monitoring service because they were unable to obtain high-quality, low-light images in the late evening. That changed when they installed Hikvision Darkfighter PTZs in Eccles Town Centre, and were immediately able to view and record high resolution color images even after 11pm at night – when the majority of incidents occur.
Salford Deputy City Mayor Councilor David Lancaster said: “We were astonished at the clarity produced by the new ‘Darkfighter’ cameras. They really do turn night into day and give us pin sharp images which help immensely.”