Honeywell releases a high-definition video surveillance system designed to provide the sharper image quality typically associated with large, expensive security systems at a lower price-point. According to Honeywell, the entry-level system combines the company’s new MAXPRO NVR (network video recorder) XE with the latest additions to its line of low-cost Performance Series IP cameras, and is intended to make digital surveillance attainable for facilities whose security budget is more modest.
“Many organizations think switching from analog to IP video is cost-prohibitive, especially for small-to-mid-size businesses, but the MAXPRO NVR XE family aims to dispel that myth by providing high image quality alongside truly affordable technology,” said Brandon Reich, marketing director, Honeywell Systems. “This system was designed to capture sharp pictures, be affordable for smaller businesses, and be as easy as a DVR for a dealer to set up and operate, even with limited IT knowledge.”
Honeywell reports that the MAXPRO NVR XE system supports PSIA video standards and will be expanded to support ONVIF video standards in Q3 2011. The company also says that the system includes four recommended entry-level, indoor and outdoor IP cameras that provide image quality which can assist investigations by helping companies more accurately identify objects, people and activities captured on video. Additionally, Honeywell says that the system helps operators quickly assess alarm event information by simultaneously displaying alarm, pre-alarm, post-alarm and live video and by allowing operators to view live video while performing searches. The Company reports that MAXPRO NVR XE offers 16 channels, a local monitoring display, and supports the HD format.