Lighting is so important for video surveillance

When designing video surveillance systems, it is important to understand the lighting requirements of the camera.

A basic camera will work reasonably well in consistently lite areas but where the lighting is not providing a consistent result as is the case in this video clip, you need a much higher quality camera with a pixel based wide dynamic range to be able to sample the scene in the varied lighting conditions.

If you were to stand in this shopping centre, to the human eye the lighting  looks acceptable but as the scene captured in this video surveillance footage shows, for this camera there is too much difference in the contrast as the person walks under each light resulting in a washed out of the face.

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  1. Stella De Pury April 11, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

    Nice post! I learned a lot of information from this post. Today, this is not a surprise since many more intruders and burglars are trying to steal from anyone – from a home with no guards perhaps or business establishments with no form of security measures. Because of that, you need to make sure that your business establishment is fully equipped with a security tools such as a surveillance camera.
    You can also know more about this from this blog surveillance camera.

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