Color night network cameras also provide a tremendous complement to thermal network cameras, which over the two years have come down in price and become a possibility for professional surveillance systems. While thermal technology is great for detection in complete darkness – such as perimeter, fenceline, tunnel and analytic motion detection – it does not provide the detail necessary for identification. When used in conjunction with network cameras that can see color at night, users can create a powerful integrated solution with no need for artificial light.
The growth of network camera culture is organic in nature. Since this is only the start of a new innovation, those images that look unbelievable today will only get better with future development. Like a living form of intelligent life, IP-based technology constantly evolves to become more sensitive and reactive. Today it can see the colors of the city.
E. Anthony Incorvati is business development manager, Transportation, with Axis Communications.