Video Security: Taking Charge of Challenges and Changes

Video Security: Taking Charge of Challenges and Changes

As a professional video surveillance provider since 1985, Video Security builds on its strong technology and enters the IP world with a competitive edge.

After more than two decades of innovation, Video Security (VDI) prides itself for sophisticated dome and IR technology. "Thinking differently is key to staying ahead of the pack and adapting to market challenges," said Paul Roan, GM of VDI.

VDI's insistence on quality shows, winning government bids for highways, subways and seaports, along with industrial projects like nuclear power plants. "All products are subject to stringent quality assurance procedure," said Roan. "For example, VDI's dome design requires the inner mechanical parts to be fitted with an evenly shaped circular cover. Therefore, only 20 percent of the dome covers manufactured can be used to make our domes."

Core Technology
Making domes requires broad knowledge of video, optics, mechanics, and accumulated experience. Targeting premium users, VDI's patented nitrogen-pressurized network speed dome features H.264 compression, 360-degree facial recognition, auto-tracking, underwater protection, vandal-proofing and explosion-proofing. "Each function means long-term R&D effort and our domes are ready to satisfy the image requirement of diverse applications," Roan said.

The company is known for its advancd IR technology. Roan noted that, "A camera should be capable of acquiring image during the day and at night." VDI's specially developed chip adjusts IR illumination according to distance for optimized video capture, and solves overheating and refraction challenges.

Moreover, the nitrogen gas keeps the temperature inside domes consistent, removing the problem of fogging. "Focusing on core technology development allows VDI to customize its solution for integration and provide technical support on time," Roan said.

With the industry's migration to IP, VDI launched H.264 megapixel cameras and empowered its network domes with robust IR technology. "Although analog accounts for more than 80 percent of today's market share, IP is the definite trend and a powerful management platform for integration will be the key to attract customers," Roan said. While maintaining its position in the analog market, VDI is on the lookout for new opportunities with integrated IP video solutions.

Precise Positioning
The rise of China's security exports has caused Taiwan vendors to struggle with low profit margins. "Although China is catching up quickly, there is room for improving quality and reliability," Roan said.

Industrial restructuring and market polarization are evident during difficult economic times. "The latest technologies are sought after by overseas premium buyers regardless of price, sustaining growth at the higher end of the market," Roan said.

As international sales account for more than 90 percent of the company's revenue, VDI will continue its branding efforts worldwide. Roan believes the company will build through the recession to emerge in a better competitive position. "Focusing on right market and being persistent is crucial when it comes to braving the economic crisis," he said.

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