Trend: Day/Night Profiles for IP Cameras

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Jan 09, 2014

A rising trend in IP cameras is adding different profiles for day and night video. While most manufacturers lock you into only one set of parameters, a now provide settings to be optimized for the time of day. In this note, we review these profiles and give examples of how they can affect performance.

Examples

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Comments (3)

Nice subjects. Double profiles are great , for Licence Plate reading for example to disable WDR and DNR which genreta blur at night on moving objects, and when the shuter speed can't be let in Auto mode ( that's a basic installer mistake) . Also, you can configure a specific motion detection area different from the daylight which takes into account IR reducted lighted area...and less sensivity to decrease false alarms.

Then sensor exposed areas : you can disable some area at daylight and some other at night when some shop illuminationss or public lights can overexpose the global picture.

So double profiles independant from scripting are the futur to solve most night issues and customize with accuracy :iris, shutter speed, Wdr, Dnr, backlight, gain, sensor exposure areas, motion/analytic..

I asked an Arecont Rep about switching to a night profile at least 8 years ago! What a simple concept.

Bosch added full support for profile switching in recent firmwares, added to the post above.

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