At mid-night police received an emergency call, an assault had happened in a park. The victim was heading home from the park at the time of the incident, when the attacker suddenly ran out of nowhere and attacked her, took her purse, and fled. According to the victim, the attacker looked like a beggar in ragged clothes and smelling of alcohol. The police investigated the scene but found no useful information about the attacker. Because an assault happened at night, the security cameras in the neighborhood could not effectively record any usable footage. When reviewing the video footage, the images were blurry and full of visual noise, which is bad for detection.

Neighborhood parks should be a peaceful place where you can take a break from the hustle and noise of the city. However, an urban park in the dark is often synonymous with danger. At night, passersby have to be vigilant to stay safe. Although security camera systems are becoming more commonplace in urban parks in recent years, there are still many security requirements that cannot yet be met, such as high-resolution night vision and recording in color.

Darkness becomes cover for theft, trespassing, and other crimes. When using a traditional security camera with infrared lighting for night monitoring, humans, vehicles, people, or other important objects blur and blend into the background, making it difficult to identify details.

Color-related information is crucial for many scenarios and is a great asset for data and analyses. However, traditional cctv cameras often lose important details when rendering only black and white images. There is no need to sacrifice blurry images for sharp detail in dark scenarios. Hikvision ColorVu technology can capture vivid, full-color details; such as the fact that a person is wearing a purple coat, or that the car with the muddy number plate is green; in total darkness.

In this post, you’ll learn everything about Hikvision ColorVu Technology:

What is Hikvision ColorVu?

Hikvision ColorVu technology gives a powerful ability to capture color images in ultra-low lighting which comes from two specific breakthroughs in surveillance hardware technologies: high-sensitivity sensors and advanced lenses. In contrast to traditional security camera lenses, Hikvision ColorVu CCTV Camera lens is equipped with a super-aperture, reaching up to F1.0, which allows more light to enter the lens so that imaging brightness can be increased.

Hikvision ColorVu vs Darkfighter

Hikvision ColorVu technology provides vivid colorful images day and night with advanced lenses, high performance sensors and friendly lighting. Super-aperture F1.0 collects more light to produce brighter images. Advanced sensor technology can vastly improve the utilization of available light. In a zero-light environment, built-in warm supplemental lighting guarantees colorful images.

Hikvision Darkfighter technology is an industry-leading solution for ultra-low light scenarios. Typically able to provide full colour images up to 0.002 lux, and black and white up to 0.0002. Hikvision DarkFighter technology features a larger sensor and a larger aperture, and smart gain control technology to dramatically improve nighttime image performance. Noise reduction improvements in Hikvision Darkfighter hardware and software effectively reduce image noise in low illumination scenes. Finally, anti-fogging and non-silicone oil heat conduction and dissipation enhance image definition and ensure DarkFighter delivers bright, clear, high-quality color images at night, thus providing highly effective video surveillance around the clock.

Hikvision ColorVu or Hikvision Darkfighter choosing between is all down to the range, Hikvision Colorvu is recommended for applications under 20M range and anything over that Hikvision Darkfighter is recommended. We hope that reading this article helped you narrow down your decision and showed you the features of both systems and how they work.