Videoswitch is a British manufacturer that supplies specialist video equipment for railway and industrial applications. We also supply CCTV recorders, IP cameras and ancillary equipment. Our products offer excellent value for money and include a wide range of features. All products are built to the highest standards and are supported here in the UK.
Video Processors (combiners), Distribution Amplifiers, Multi-output Multi-Redundancy Power Supplies
Used extensively for underground railway applications and industrial monitoring, our range of video processors offer fully programmable positioning, scaling, cropping, offsetting and mirroring of video images. Comprehensive alarm monitoring, including image freeze detection, is available. The video distribution amplifiers offer flexibility in terms of numbers of inputs and outputs and also provide video loss alarm monitoring. Where multiple processors and/or amplifiers are used within a cabinet, our multi-output power supplies offer a rack-mount solution, again with alarm monitoring capabilities.
These recorders are compatible with standard analogue cameras, 960H cameras, the latest HD-TVI cameras and IP cameras (maximum of 2). As such, are ideal for new installations and upgrades alike. HD-TVI cameras provide full 1080P HD resolution across existing coax cabling, over distances up to 500m. HD-TVI recorders are ideal as replacements for older analogue recorders, whether or not advantage is taken of the HD capabilities; HD-TVI cameras can always be added at a later date. VGA and/or HDMI display monitors can be used and remote viewing can be via ethernet, local (LAN) or wide area (WAN) using PC, MAC or smartphone. We also offer an HD remote viewer that allows the recorder to be viewed in HD and controlled from anywhere, without needing a computer.
Network Recorders (NVR)
Whether for a new installation or an upgrade, IP cameras together with a network video recorder (NVR) provide the best image quality for a CCTV system. We consider NVRs the preferred choice for any new CCTV system. Our recorders and cameras feature resolutions up to 5MPixels, so far exceed the quality of analogue and HD-SDI alternatives. They are very easy to install and provide maximum flexibility in terms of mix of cameras, connection distances and viewing options. Videoswitch NVRs auto-detect the cameras, and a single CAT5 cable to each camera is all that is needed, power being provided by the NVR or a PoE ethernet switch. Longer runs can be easily achieved using ethernet extenders or other technologies such as optical fibre, wireless, powerline etc. One or more local monitors can be used for viewing the images, and distance can be extended using HDMI extenders. Viewing can also be via ethernet, local (LAN) or wide area (WAN) using PC, MAC or smartphone. We also offer an HD remote viewer that allows the recorder to be viewed in HD and controlled from anywhere, without needing a computer.
If you are upgrading an analogue system and wish to retain some or all of the analogue cameras whilst also getting the benefits of being able to add new IP cameras, you can use a Hybrid recorder. Hybrid recorders connect to both analogue and IP cameras so offer the best of both worlds. They are also ideal for new installations where a low-cost analogue cameras are to be mixed with high resolution IP cameras in more critical areas. All the benefits and viewing options of DVRs and NVR are available in our Hybrid recorders.