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The harmonic combination of existing and future surveillance technology.
Offering double safety to your customers: Video surveillance and safe investment!



iGuard 2.80


The hybrid surveillance solution is combining classical analogue video surveillance and modern IP technology.  We offer you reasonable priced standards wherever it is possible and high resolution details wherever it is necessary.


The ability to provide your customers with tailor-made solutions represents considerable added value both for you and your customers. Favourable initial costs plus the lowest possible service costs due to high stability and availability make iGuard® so very attractive. As it is designed as an open kit solution, iGuard is extraordinarily modular, especially in its most recent version. Configurations ranging from single camera monitoring via Notebook and IP camera to decentralised multi-server solutions can be implemented at a very favourable cost - it’s so easy!


Your iGuard System will grow with your customer's requirements. Every iGuard System can be expanded, without problems, after installation, up to the maximum number of cameras. Analogue systems become hybrids and even a purely iGuard® IP system can be extended with analogue components. The camera-oriented configuration, the extended control of analogue and IP pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) and the support of camera-specific functions complete the flexibility of the system on the software side.


iGuard® offers a software interface that allows integration into third party programs (e.g. building management systems) and connection to POS-Systems. The creation of individual user interfaces is also possible using this interface. In addition, there is a browser interface available, making it possible, with the aid of Java or Microsoft's .NET technology, to create live images and implement access to the image data bank in order to play back sequences already recorded.


iGuard 2.80 Characteristics:

  • Up to 400 frames per second

  • Up to 56 cameras per server

  • Multiple server operation - Remote control, remote configuration and remote update with iGuard® RemoteView

  • Time controlled motion detection

  • Controlling of analogue and IP pan-tilt-zoom cameras (PTZ)

  • Graphical timeline with iSearch scene-finder

  • Camera sabotage and rotating protection

  • CD/DVD data export out of iGuard

  • User dependent display rights for cameras

  • Advanced motion detection

  • Remote configuration of motion detection

  • Software Interface (ActiveX control)

  • Chipcard reader support

  • etc..




What your PC can do once you have installed iGuard:

Full triplex function

That means recording, playback and live camera display all at the same time; audio recording and playback, control of analogue and network cameras, pan-tilt heads and dome cameras. Time-line representation of all attached cameras, automatic image search (iSearch), video sensorics, time control, user administration, SMS and e-mail support, multi-client function, network capacity, and much more.


Support of up to 4 Monitors and Wide Screen Format
iGuard and iGuard RemoteView now support up to four monitors. The live action (Split), incident window, sequence window and the map view can all be arranged on the attached monitors. RemoteView makes server wide monitoring possible. This allows the administration of branch offices and offsite locations and multiple buildings within a remote session. Alongside the standard 4:3 aspect ratio, view modi for Wide-Screen Monitors with a 16:10 scaling will be supported from version 2.80. For example a 6x4 split will also be possible.




PTZ cameras can pan to predermined positions in response to an incident. A seperate PTZ position can be set for every desired signal. All kinds of alarm signals, including camera alarms, are supported.


With high definition cameras, users have the option to zoom in on a detail of a live picture (Detail Enlargement).



Version 2.80 now also offers the option to record audiostreams directly from AXIS-network cameras. This is aside from the standard option of recording analog audio via the PC's internal soundcard.


IP cameras from manufacturers which are not by default supported, can be integrated by customers themselves. Since the integration is performed using a script and managable using an editor, customers with programming knowledge can do it , without the support of the IDS development teams.


FULL REMOTE CONTROL with multi server support
With iGuard Remote View it is not only possible to connect to multiple server systems at the same time in order to display live frames as well as the playback of the different sequences. Remote View is also offering the possibility of complete remote server configuration - including motion detection – and remote updates of the server software, too. Alarms are forwarded proactively from the server to the Remote View console.
In conjunction with the floor plan option Remote View gives you a centralised surveillance and maintenance console - server spanning.The bandwidth saving MPEG compression is used for the video and audio signal transfer from the iGuard Server to the Remote View system. Version 2.70 is also able to send mega pixels camera signals in full resolution to the Remote client.





DISPLAY MODE “Plug & Play"
Plug&Play using iGuard® means that you attach the cameras, start the recorder and immediately recording takes place in a basic configuration. Immediately after the initial start of iGuard all attached cameras are independently searched for and represented, and an automatic configuration file is created. It is possible to zoom in on individual camera images and display them on analogue monitors. Dome cameras and pan-tilt heads can be controlled both via a graphics user display and by the keyboard, and of course this is also possible with remote access. The dome cameras can be set in automatic mode to saved positions in a fixed time-scheduled rhythm. Well-known manufacturers such as Panasonic, Pelco, Samsung and Sony are supported. The list of cameras supported is constantly being extended. You will find up-to-date information on the topic on the Internet. Saved reference images document the condition of the system on acceptance. All essential operating information on cameras, alarms and system status is shown in easily comprehensible form on the screens. The operation of switch outputs and the status display also takes place directly on the user interface.


Only one dialogue for the configuration of recording. All configured cameras are always "in the ring“ and supply live images. Time settings and events determine whether the cameras are recorded.The configuration of iGuard has a Windows typical look-a-like. PC experienced users can handle it immediately.There are 3 areas making up the "recording" dialogue. On the left is a list of all configured cameras. On the right, above, is a graphic control to set functions depending on time of day and below this fields and controls for defining action if particular events occur.

V2.50 is the first version to offer the opportunity of directly setting the picture rate per camera (in preset, meaningful stages) and of choosing different image rates between pre- and post-alarm. The system will calculate internally the maximum possible image rate to be expected (depending on the hardware and hardware switching) and will give a warning if the desired image rate is at more that 25% above the recorded image rate (and therefore above the rate than can be achieved in operation).

Another new function is the so-called track length limit. For each camera, a track length can be set in hourly stages. Every hour, the system will check whether more pictures are saved from the camera than the maximum track length has determined. If this should be the case, the system will immediately delete all old pictures, which exceed the maximum track length. Write-protected pictures are not taken into account in track length calculations, i.e. for write-protected images the camera will in certain circumstances fill more memory on the hard drive than the setting of the track length has specified.

Using a browser, it is possible to access live images and saved recordings. Password protection is also integrated. iGuard® servers and video or Web servers can be installed on the same computer.
The interesting thing about this architecture is that several iGuard® servers can be switched to one Web server. The user working with the browser has simultaneous access to several iGuard® servers



Multiple user PTZ control
Different users can control different PTZ cameras simultaneously.
Control the PTZ speed with the computer mouse.

Saving of positions.
Now (depending on the camera), up to 32 fixed positions of a pan-tilt camera can be saved. The positions are saved by the camera and in the camera. Fixed position settings can also be activated by alarms.

Activating positions in the case of alarms
In the case of alarms, a fixed PTZ can immediately be activated. A list of all the fixed positions saved for the selected camera, with names, will appear for this purpose in the recording configuration dialogue


When an alarm occurs, an alarm text can be given via the configuration for recording for each camera and each type of alarm. This alarm notification is displayed on the monitor and the playback page at the lower edge of the live and/or playback images. Alarm notifications can for example serve to instruct the user on further action to be taken in such an alarm instance.


On the playback level of the iGuard® server, backup of recordings may be executed, in a manner similar to raw data dumping in RemoteView, for a preset period of time and a list of cameras.


When processing alarms, external programs may be called up for each camera and each type of alarm.


Due to its modular concept, an iGuard installation is able to grow with the requirements. Additional cameras, expanding the analogue system with network cameras - and inversely is possible. A safe investment for your customer


No time or cost-intensive training is necessary with iGuard. This is guaranteed by the deliberately user-friendly software structure, designed for self-study. Free client licences for remote access are included in the “It’s so easy” package




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