Seeing in the Dark: The Latest Innovations in Low-Light Imaging Technology for Security Surveillance
Hikdistribution, a leader in security and surveillance solutions, has published an informative article titled “Advancements in Low-Light Imaging Technology and Integration with AI for Enhanced Security Surveillance.” This article can be found on the Hikdistribution blog at here and has been republished with permission.
“Automating security at night with AI capabilities
With the evolution of low-light imaging technology and its integration with AI capabilities, automating security at night has become more efficient and effective. The combination of low-light imaging and AI technology allows for the automatic detection of certain types of targets or security events. By distinguishing people and vehicles from other moving targets such as rain, leaves, and animals, security teams can focus on incidents that matter at night, and alarms only get triggered when real threats are detected.
One of the latest advancements in low-light imaging technology is the emergence of a dual-sensor design. This innovative design uses two sensors, one for IR imaging, ensuring brightness and sharpness, and the other for visible light, guaranteeing vivid color reproduction. The signals from both sensors are then combined to create a bright, full-color image in low-light conditions.
Driven by market demands, low-light, full-color imaging capabilities are being applied to a wider range of cameras and scenarios, and the dual-sensor technology approach is expected to become the trend in this field of imaging in the coming years.
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A wider range of cameras featuring low-light imaging technology
Low-light imaging technology is now being integrated into a wider range of security cameras to meet various security requirements and scenarios. For instance, panoramic low-light video cameras offer a seamless 180-degree view in full color at night, making it ideal for securing large, wide open areas like parks, scenic areas, farms, stadiums, and traffic intersections.
Another popular approach is to integrate low-light imaging with vari-focal cameras, which allow users to zoom in for a close-up view in color when a security event is detected, providing situational awareness.
For customers who require the highest resolution for incident detection and video evidence collection, cameras with 4K or higher resolution are preferred. However, to ensure that the clear, crisp imaging characteristic of 4K is not degraded, even in dark areas or at night, these cameras must also be equipped with low-light, full-color imaging technology. Such cameras are essential for scenarios such as parking lots, airports, harbors, and stadiums, where clear and high-resolution images are necessary.
Automating security at night with AI capabilities
Yes, the integration of low-light imaging with AI capabilities has revolutionized the video security industry by automating security at night. With AI-powered cameras, customers can automatically detect and distinguish certain types of targets or security events from other moving targets like rain, leaves, and animals. This enables security teams to focus on real threats and respond quickly and effectively. AI also helps reduce false alarms and provides valuable insights into security patterns and trends. Overall, the combination of low-light imaging and AI has made night-time security much more efficient and effective.
Low-Light Imaging Technology in Video Security
Low-light imaging technology has become increasingly popular in the video security industry. It enables high-definition and full-color images to be captured in nearly completely dark environments, providing reliable 24/7 security in various settings.
Different security scenarios require different types of cameras, angles, and AI capabilities. Low-light, full-color imaging capabilities are now being integrated into a wider range of security cameras, including panoramic cameras, vari-focal cameras, and 4K resolution cameras.
Integrating low-light imaging with AI capabilities allows customers to automatically detect certain types of targets or security events. This allows security teams to focus on real threats, enabling faster and more effective responses.
The dual-sensor design for low-light imaging is a new innovation that employs two sensors – one for IR imaging and the other for visible light. Signals from the two sensors are combined to create one bright, full-color image in low-light conditions, guaranteeing brightness, sharpness, and vivid color reproduction.
Driven by strong market demands, low-light, full-color imaging is expected to be applied in an ever-wider range of cameras and scenarios. From a technology perspective, the dual-sensor approach is likely to become the trend in low-light imaging in the coming years.”