Despite a somewhat hard to pronounce name, Avigilon is a simple solution to security. Owned by Motorola, the company brings a huge amount of technical expertise to the table, which makes achieving total security much easier. Between 14 different models of cameras, there’s something for any type of space, and multiple cameras can be combined in one network. Avigilon products work best when given a great deal of space to monitor — think banks, airports and casinos, which all attract many people and require more security than a typical business might. The company’s customer list is impressive, including King Abdulaziz International Airport in Saudi Arabia, Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union, the San Diego Metro Transit System and Target Field.
It’s clear that some of the biggest, busiest facilities in the world rely on Avigilon. However, your space doesn’t need to be massive to be a good candidate for the company’s cameras. Restaurant chains like Mama’s on the Half Shell in Baltimore and retail spaces like a Tel Aviv Rolex store have also successfully implemented Avigilon devices. Each of the company’s cameras shoots in HD, and budget and space requirements help to make the selection process a little more simple. Smaller models like the H4A Bullet and the H4A Box are ideal for small spaces, while larger units like the H4 Multisensor offer up to 360-degree coverage over huge areas. Specialty cameras fill in blanks that other security providers might not be able to cover, including thermal cameras that work in total darkness and license plate capture cameras.
Combining Avigilon technology with access control is both simple and effective. The cameras easily connect with Avigilon’s proprietary access control software, which allows system administrators to more easily monitor who they allow inside. However, Avigilon’s access control is entirely browser-based, and spaces that would like to use card readers and other hardware could be left without their desired security measures. Thankfully, Avigilon also integrates with Kisi’s access control software and hardware, which makes security much easier to control. Using the two companies in tandem allows users to monitor user activity, verify cardholder identity and monitor for motion and sound. In huge spaces with plenty of assets to protect, it’s crucial that access points are protected by both locks and cameras, which can be done quickly and effectively with Kisi and Avigilon.
For small and medium enterprises, the Avigilon H4A Dome camera has to be one of the best selling models. It is compact and fairly easy to install and guarantees high-quality images that range from 1MP to 4K pixels.
The dome structure makes it impact-resistant even if the plastic structure does not make it indestructible.
Avigilon offers, also, an intercom solution that has proven to be pretty popular within small businesses. This intercom works well with low lights and has a decent range in terms of width.
In order to work at its best, however, it is necessary to purchase the Avigilon Control Center video management software that is not included in the price.
Here’s the top bullet-type camera of the range of Avigilon. This camera works pretty well in situations of complete darkness and it is paired with some AI features such as Self-Learning video analytics and Unusual Motion recognition.
If broad range is what you are looking for, this camera features three to four configurable cameras in a dome-type of design.
It is integrated with the AI solutions mentioned for the bullet camera above and it goes up to 32MP of definition
Similar, in characteristics to the H4 Bullet camera, the H4 Thermal Camera offers greater performance in extreme conditions, such as absolute darkness, poor visibility, dust, smoke and wind.
Everything comes with the standard AI features offered on the whole Avigilon line like Self-Learning video analytics and Unusual Motion recognition.
Pricing for Avigilon cameras can be difficult to esteem as the product portfolio is wide and very diversified. The starting price for cameras is around $150 for the cheaper options but the majority of the cameras, such as the ones listed above, start on a slightly higher selling price (around $250 per camera).