IRVINE, Calif., March 13, 2023 – Dahua Technology USA, a world-leading, video-centric, provider of smart IoT solutions, has announced a new 2x4MP multi-sensor ePoE camera series and improved classification of their Night Color low-light technology. Night Color Technology has been recategorized across all Dahua Technology USA cameras that utilize this technology, a move that helps security dealers and integrators more efficiently choose the appropriate camera for superior performance in low-light environments.
The first generation of Night Color Technology was launched in 2018, offering full color images in very low-light scenarios without the use of LEDs or IR cut filters.
“Our decision to modify the naming conventions for our low-light cameras stems from our commitment to help our customers succeed,” remarked Jennifer Hackenburg, Product Marketing Director at Dahua Technology USA. “Dealers and installers need to be able to confidently recommend products and technologies to their clients and clearly explain the benefits of choosing a particular camera. Regrouping our Night Color family into more straightforward categories will help our dealers demonstrate more expertise and confidence when they are selling.”
Night Color is now categorized into three groups:
- Basic Night Color features VU-MORE cameras as a cost-effective offering. Integrated white-light LEDs illuminate when human motion is detected and the camera reverts to IR for covertness in dark scenarios.
- Enhanced Night Color offers integrated white-light LEDs for continuous illumination when the scene gets dark. The LEDs act as a deterrence until lighting is restored.
- Night Color+ features Fusion cameras as the top tier offering with the best covert performance in near-dark scenarios without any white light LEDs.
With the new categories of Night Color, Dahua is also pleased to announce the release of their first Enhanced Night Color 180° panoramic camera series (DH-IPC-PFW5849-A180-E2-ASTE and DH-IPC-PDW5849-A180-E2-ASTE). It is equipped with dual 4MP sensors that deliver a single panoramic image without blind spots approximately three times greater than the light intake of a typical F1.6 aperture, the camera’s F1.0 aperture allows for significantly brighter and clearer color images of the scene in dark environments. Additional notable features include two-way talk with a verbal alarm warning. There are 10 pre-recorded verbal warnings and users can upload their own audio warning. With the unique Electronic Pan Tilt Zoom (EPTZ) capability, the camera automatically tracks the target on the sub images while showing the full 180 field-of-view on the same stream. The camera also has a new analytic feature, Smart Object Detection, a component of Dahua’s Analytics+ technology. Smart Object Detection analyzes a scene to trigger an alarm when an object remains in or is removed from a monitoring area. The advanced algorithm can identify four types of objects—luggage, bags, boxes, and non-motor vehicles—and filter false alarms due to leaves, animals, and other inconsequential objects. Additional Analytics+ functions include perimeter protection, people counting, and Smart Motion Detection (SMD).