4 megapixel IP cameras for site monitoring

Video surveillance capabilities are used as a means of security and to gather analytical information. Today we will talk about the surveillance of the construction of the house and the site. Let’s find out how to use 4-megapixel IP cameras in such surveillance.

What is WDR and why do you need it? 

The lighting at a surveillance site will almost always be uneven. This is especially true for street surveillance. Sun glare and shadows do not improve the video frames. An overexposed frame or darkened one, any of them is an impermissible blunder for modern video surveillance.      

The WDR function can rectify the situation. It is built into almost every video camera. How does WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) work?

An intensified matrix uses a double fixation of the frame with a minimum and maximum shutter speed. The images are superimposed on top of each other. The result is an improvement in the quality of the frame, an increase in the visibility of all the details of the problematic areas of video surveillance.  

System of video camera + recorder

Not all surveillance users are aware of the fact that there is a convenient, functional, simple cloud surveillance service. They habitually use the video recorder. 

Let’s look at the example of the location of a remote video surveillance camera for the construction of a house. 

We used a 4-megapixel Hikvision IP camera with WDR 120 dB. Several cameras were used for full surveillance. All of them with illumination at 30 and 80 meters. 

Some of the cameras were mounted on a pole for convenience and to expand the viewing area. The location is temporary and they will be moved after the house is built. Protection against weather conditions are special mounting boxes and housings.

The model of the same manufacturer, Hikvision DS-7616NI-E2 was chosen as the video recorder.  The switchboard Dahua PFS3110-8P-96 will provide power. You need an uninterrupted power supply for 2200 volt-ampere. These devices, along with a patch panel and cable provider are “hidden” in a special hinged cabinet.

To operate the IP camera via the Internet, you will need to download and install a mobile application.

System of video camera + cloud

Today, a well-known, widespread and more advanced video surveillance solution is the cloud service. It is not only available to large consumers in the surveillance market. Recently, cloud video surveillance has been installed in apartments, cottages, garages and other private facilities.

To install cloud surveillance, all you need is a video camera and a smartphone with a special mobile app. Did you know that any smartphone can be used as a surveillance camera, even the one you were going to throw away a long time ago? Read the article on how to turn an old phone into a video monitoring system

In comparison with analog video surveillance, this fact makes the cloud service times more economical and easier. 


Faceter can help you organize cloud surveillance with maximum functionality at a low cost or for free. 

The advantages of using the cloud are obvious:

  1. Convenient and easy installation and operation service.
  2. Automatic software updates.
  3. Users are large businesses and individuals.
  4. Collection of a wide range of analytical data.
  5. Security of video archive storage. Round-the-clock access from anywhere in the world and only for the archive owner.
  6. Financial savings.

The list of options available with cloud surveillance is quite big. Each user selects the optimal list of functionality. 


Faceter is one of the recognized leaders of the video surveillance market in Russia. Cooperation with a proven provider brings business benefits and ordinary users stay calm for the security of family and personal property.   

Александр Вебер

Alexander Weber

Specialist in video surveillance, video analytics, cloud storage systems. Consultant on the integration of video surveillance systems and tools in various business sectors. Over 10 years of industry experience.

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