Be Sensible with Sense-Up Technology

With every new day brings new and improved technology to the world of CCTV cameras. One in particular that seems to be catching on quite fast is a phenomenal feature being utilized by newer cameras. This feature is called Sense-Up. The main purpose of sense-up is to provide a camera that does not rely on artificial light to see in very low light conditions. A camera with sense up is very capable of capturing images in near total darkness all while maintaining full color images as well.

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An example of Sense-Up on the {link:}HD6 Camera{/link}

This is all possible in the fact that the shutter stays open longer, allowing more light into the camera and being capable of seeing better in low light. This feature also gives you the ability to set limits to the amount of sense up want to use. The limit setting can be set on most cameras anywhere from 2X amplification to 128X amplification. This not the actual shutter speed rather the amount of light being allowed into the camera.

While some security marketing people claim that sense up is the end of infrared night vision, this simply isn’t the case. However it is a feature that under the right circumstances can produce an unbelievable image without having to go to black and white, adjust power due to IR’s being turned on, as well as reduction of noise and graininess to produce a crisp image in near darkness. It just makes sense to go Sense-Up.


5 Comments on Be Sensible with Sense-Up Technology

  1. Gabe on Sat, 15th Oct 2011 12:08 am
  2. Great equipment!

  3. KD on Fri, 21st Oct 2011 12:59 pm
  4. This is awesome information! I have even instructed installers to come here to read this blog. Great job Gilbert.

  5. Adam on Tue, 25th Oct 2011 6:23 am
  6. This is a great piece of kit – I can see a lot of companies wanting to include it in their CCTV setups soon.

  7. Cedena on Mon, 14th Nov 2011 8:38 pm
  8. This article and the example image are both very deceiving. There’s a reason why only a still image is shown, rather than a clip of live motion video. Because sense-up technology is only effective when the subject remains motionless long enough for a clear image to be captured. The higher you set the sensitivity level, the more blurry the image becomes for anything that moves. So if a vechile stops at a red light outside the front of your store, it will work just fine and capture an excellent image of the license plate. But while traffic is in motion, everything will be a blur. So for most general use applications, infrared technology is more effective than sense-up, and usually less costly.

  9. dfrayne on Tue, 15th Nov 2011 10:58 am
  10. Cedena: Of course Infrared is a superior technology; we mentioned this in the last paragraph. Sense-up is still a great alternative, though, and despite its shortcomings, it’s much better than nothing.

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