HD has become the standard in video surveillance while analog is quickly falling to the wayside. Now a new standard in high definition video is emerging, 4k Ultra HD. This new benchmark has a resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels or 12MP. This is the highest resolution possible in the video surveillance market today. While a higher bandwidth is required for this technology, the advantages are clear.
Ultra high definition security cameras with a 4K resolution not only provide a better picture overall but they are also able to display higher resolution images when using digital zoom. If you zoom in to 2x digital, a 4K camera can still display a 2MP(1080p) resolution where standard cameras would have a much grainier image. This is especially valuable for users who need to see clear details such as faces and license plate numbers.
Also, because 4K surveillance cameras capture clearer images and have better zoom, you will need fewer cameras overall. While in the past you may have needed one camera to capture a wide angle and a different camera to capture clear close-ups, now, a 4K camera can do both. The Ultra HD equipment is more expensive than the older IP and analog but it may be a better investment in the long run.
This new technology is quickly being embraced by manufacturers, business owners and the general public. It won’t be long before we see Ultra HD surveillance systems all over the place. Manufacturers are making continuous improvements to the 4K video performance and resolving concerns that many users have such as high bandwidth use and image contrast.
Ultra high definition is still a new technology but the advantages are obvious- higher resolution and better details. The industry will continue to move in that direction as older technologies are phased out. Stay ahead of the game and get your 4K security camera today.
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