Illustra Surveillance Camera Monitoring for Video Security

Posted by Amy Hite on June 20, 2014

Illustra surveillance cameras are a popular commercial video camera manufacturer. They show up 59,000 times in Google search


Illustra surveillance cameras can be a part of an effective security solution. Numerous studies (1, 2, 3) show that video surveillance systems can reduce crime with the greatest effect when the cameras are watched live, such as by UCIT Monitoring's live video surveillance service.

About Illustra

Illustra develops industry-standard IP surveillance cameras . Illustra surveillance cameras are found in shopping centers, retail centers, government buildings, and schools. Illustra is under Tyco Security.

Security Camera Technology

IP (Internet) surveillance cameras provide superior technology to older analog CCTV cameras that use coaxial cable. IP video cameras provide a higher resolution and a wider and deeper viewing field compared to CCTV cameras. The advanced digital technology of IP cameras enables excellent vision at high and low light levels during both daytime and nighttime.

Surveillance cameras for commercial use are specially designed for high quality video that can watch and track people, vehicles, and their movement that may be far away and important details that may be small in size. Commercial cameras feature megapixel video resolution with superior lenses and imaging sensors. In addition to cameras, an effective video surveillance system typically includes a network video recorder (NVR) for video storage, lighting for superior night video, Internet access, network cable, wireless equipment, and affiliated system design, equipment, software, installation, setup, and training.

Security Camera Compatibility

UCIT Monitoring's live video surveillance service can watch most Illustra ONVIF-compatible IP surveillance cameras , as well as many IP and analog cameras from other manufacturers.

UCIT Monitoring's live video surveillance watches many commercial IP and analog camera models, including those that are compatible with ONVIF standards. Illustra is not listed as an ONVIF member.

Low Cost Solution

Live video surveillance is a part of a low-cost Illustra camera solution. Proactive video monitoring can generate significant savings by helping to reduce break-ins, damage, and theft. More importantly live monitoring can actually increase revenues and property value. Illustra cameras with live speakers can deter unwanted visitors from trespassers to criminals. Customers tell us they've been able to both increase occupancy and raise rents.

If you have security guards doing live video monitoring or otherwise on-site, you know how expensive they can be. Pay typically starts at $20 per hour. Plus there can be costs for uniforms, benefits, golf carts, guard shacks, office space, and much more. UCIT live surveillance can provide live surveillance at a cost of up to 80% off the price of a security guard.

Illustra Surveillance cameras

UCIT can watch a full spectrum of IP and analog security camera models.

Illustra surveillance cameras include Illustra 5MP Fisheye and the Illustra Edge Mini-Bullet.

  • Full body cameras. Full body surveillance cameras are also referred to as box surveillance cameras . They are commonly found outdoors. The camera itself is protected inside a box casing. Full body surveillance cameras can be placed on poles, columns, walls, and ceilings.
  • Dome surveillance cameras . Indoor and outdoor dome surveillance cameras are typically placed on the ceiling and often in parking garages. Many dome cameras are vandal resistant and can withstand blunt force and spray paint. The Illustra 5MP Fisheye is dome security camera. This surveillance camera can have a single or multiple fixed view.
  • Bullet surveillance cameras . Bullet surveillance cameras are generally found indoors. These surveillance cameras can be strategically placed on ceilings or walls. Weatherproof bullet surveillance cameras can be placed outside.
  • PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom) surveillance cameras . PTZ cameras can be remotely controlled in real-time by a UCIT operator to move up, down, left, right, and zoom in and out. Outdoor PTZ surveillance cameras can see long distances, including out to entrances and fences, along entire buildings, across parking lots and fields, and to other buildings. PTZ cameras can zoom in live for close-up angles that show details such as what people are doing, license plates, tools, weapons, and faces. The Illustra Edge Mini-Bullet camera can run on Windows, Linux, and Mac computers. It is built with an integrated high power IR illuminators.

About UCIT Monitoring

UCIT Online and Stealth Monitoring are the leader in remote video surveillance in Canada and the U.S, with over 400 employees, 9 offices, and 3 live video monitoring control centers. Stealth proactive video monitoring watches over 16,000 IP and CCTV security cameras. Our security solutions feature advanced technology and can detect and deter crime while reducing security guard and other expenses. Stealth’s remote monitoring service can reduce or even replace security guards at a fraction of the cost. A remote surveillance operator can see suspicious activity, activate a speaker warning, and call the local police.

Please call toll-free (866) 756-7847 or contact Stealth today for more information to protect your outdoor assets. Visit the UCIT web site to see real videos of criminals being arrested at construction sites, multifamily apartments, shopping centers, office buildings, warehouses, auto dealerships, and other commercial real estate properties.

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