Digital Watchdog announced its new analog high-definition (AHD) products. The VMAX AHD CORE DVR and STAR-LIGHT AHD cameras offer 1080p images and recording and have been engineered to utilize an existing analog structure, increasing ROI while reducing installation time and complexity to provide an HD surveillance solution in minutes.

“Last year, Digital Watchdog was pleased to bring megapixel resolution to the analog market with our STAR-LIGHT MPA cameras,” said Wade Thomas, president, Digital Watchdog. “With these AHD 1080p products, the megapixel value proposition is easily available using existing coax.”

As the surveillance market transitions to network IP solutions, Digital Watchdog said it understands that small businesses may opt out of expensive upgrades and chose to keep their analog solution.

STAR-LIGHT AHD HD cameras use existing coaxial cables to transmit 1080p images. AHD technology reportedly leverages the robustness of analog signal infrastructure for a seamless upgrade to the details and clarity of 1080p HD resolution. The cameras offer 2.1 MP resolution and features such as P-Iris lens, double-shutter wide dynamic range, and true day/night with mechanical IR cut filter.

The cameras are engineered to work with VMAX AHD DVRs, offering an easy upgrade from analog to high-definition surveillance using existing infrastructure for a cost-effective, high-resolution surveillance solution. The VMAX AHD CORE is a digital video recorder that offers real-time HD monitoring and recording at 1080p and up to 60fps. It uses AHD signals that allow customers to use existing coaxial cable infrastructure while providing an unparalleled image quality (up to 1640 ft. using RG59 cables), according to Digital Watchdog. The VMAX AHD DVR offers free DDNS, event push notifications via mobile app, one audio input and output, four sensor inputs and one alarm output, all controlled from the VMAX user interface. The VMAX AHD CORE is available in four-, eight- and 16-channel configurations.

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