Looks do matter – The new DINION IP 4000 and IP 5000 HD cameras


Video surveillance as a security measure often requires balancing optimum performance with aesthetics. Especially in such applications as offices, hospitality or retail stores, design and appearance can be just as important as technical performance. The new DINION IP 4000 and 5000 cameras from Bosch Security Systems meet these multiple and demanding requirements by combining the latest technology with outstanding aesthetic design.

Both cameras offer an attractive range of features with regard to the highest image quality, management of bit rate, and lowest storage requirements, as well as important audio capabilities, cloud-based services plus easy and cost-effective installation. Taking image quality first, the cameras are available in two resolution versions: the DINION IP 4000 HD with 720p and the DINION IP 5000 HD with 1080p. The desired amount of detail can be selected according to the intended application, while intelligent Dynamic Image Noise Reduction (iDNR) automatically adjusts the level of noise reduction based on movement in the scene. This ensures crisp images and saves up to 50 percent on bit rate and thus memory requirements, considerably lowering storage and overall system costs.

As regards audio capabilities, the built-in microphone and two-way audio functionality turn these DINION IP cameras into even more effective security tools, as the operator or security guard can not only listen to but also question intruders or communicate with visitors who appear to be in need of assistance. Easy installation and configuration are guaranteed by the cameras’ Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) functionality, as well as due to the preconfigured user modes. For retail applications in particular, the cameras come with a direct monitor output, enabling a confrontation monitor to be directly connected to the camera. It is therefore ideal for entrances and other situations where people need to be made aware of the presence of video surveillance.

Nowadays, customers demand smooth and instant access to high definition video from any location and at any time. Bosch has responded to this need by offering its Dynamic Transcoding technology. By constantly measuring the available bandwidth and automatically adjusting the bit rate of the camera, this patented technology enables smooth live video streaming, regardless of the available bandwidth, as well as full-HD details when playback is paused anywhere and anytime. Thus, image quality and detail are maintained while suspicious events are easily and quickly detected. This Dynamic Transcoding technology can be fully exploited in combination with the new DINION IP 4000 and 5000 cameras by simply adding one of the Bosch DIVAR IP recording solutions or a Bosch VIDEOJET to the total Bosch video surveillance solution.

“The two new DINION IP HD cameras are the logical solution for small and medium-sized enterprises where both professional security and appearance matter,” explains Derek Lin, Product Manager Video Systems at Bosch. “Their aesthetic design makes them ideal for seamless and discrete indoor installation, offering maximum security for people and property while simultaneously respecting the building’s architecture. They demonstrate that high performance and aesthetic design can be made affordable for everyday video surveillance applications.”

The entire Bosch IP portfolio seamlessly integrates with software and recording solutions from Bosch and other vendors. Third party integration is ensured by the ONVIF conformity of all Bosch IP cameras, as well as the Bosch Integrated Partner Program (IPP), which simplifies the interoperability of video surveillance products. The IPP portal provides access to a comprehensive library of integration tools, video solutions, services, and information about compatible products.
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