We upgraded our best selling outdoor
turret camera model ECL-588 with a new video sensor and a
new chipset with a revised OSD programming method.
Secure OSD Menu
Some installations require additional care with CCTV
security camera installation and placement. These
environments can present complex challenges for management
and personnel, especially in unsupervised areas where
individuals can touch, move, and manipulate a security
camera attached to the ceiling or the wall (if they can
If a camera has an exposed cable that can be pulled out
or otherwise reached, and that cable has an OSD
mini-joystick on it, then an individual can change camera
settings and possibly disable the security camera. This type
of "attention" can be hard to notice, since after changing
settings the vandal will often push the cable back into
place in the hope that their activity will go un-noticed and
the camera will remain "off line" for an extended period of
time, giving them a chance to exploit the surveillance
There is also the phenomenon of the "curious"
employee or visitor that notices this
mini-joystick and finds it too attractive to ignore.
This type of attention usually requires the owner
or security professional to reprogram the camera. It may
even require a visit from a maintenance technician or even
an installer who will be asked to remove the equipment for
repair or replacement.
We secure access to the OSD menu by adding an RS485
control line. You can use this line to program the camera
through an attached DVR, just like programming a PTZ camera.
Or you can use our
programming module (ECL-CN1) and a
portable monitor to program the camera.
Eliminating the mini-joystick also makes this camera
easier to install. There are two reasons for this.
First, the hole drilled through the wall can be smaller
since the cable is smaller. Pulling the cable is easier.
Second, since accessing the cable is no longer required,
there is no need to make sure that extra length of cable
needs to be reached after installation, so it can be
installed in such a way as to completely block access to the
The OSD menu in this CCTV security camera contains the
following functions (this is a partial list -
go here for more):
- Wide Dynamic Range
- True day/night adjustment
- Digital shutter
- Highlight and backlight compensation
- Dynamic digital noise reduction
- White balance control
- Much more, including PrePro, infrared threshold
adjustment, and other features professionals appreciate.
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