Security Checklist

Burglary is every homeowner’s worst nightmare. Every 20 seconds a house gets broken in on a global scale. More often than not, these crimes occur during the daytime when properties are empty.
There are several factors that can attract a potential burglar to a particular property, such as an open window, which can be easily noticed from across the street, acting as an open invitation.
The good news is you can make your property less susceptible to burglaries by following these simple tips.

Make burglars think your home

Even though some burglars are quite daring, most of them don’t break into a house unless they know it’s empty. Unoccupied properties are much more attractive than occupied ones because they allow burglars to take their time. So, how do you let potential burglars think you’re home, even though you’re not?

• If you are subscribed to a number of newspapers, don’t let them pile up on the doormat while you are away. This only tells burglars your house is empty and therefore easy to break in. Ask a neighbor to clear your mail away.

• If you’re going out, it’s a good idea to leave a radio or a light on to make it look as if your home is occupied.

• While you’re away, leave your windows shut and locked but keep the curtains open. More often than not closed curtains and blinds during daytime are a sign that there is no one home during the daytime.

• Another great idea is to install an alarm system or a CCTV System that will protect your property from intruders. Make sure you set it every time you leave home.

• Last but not least, get your neighbors together and agree to watch over each other’s properties.

Golden Rules

• Don’t leave keys around your home, placing a spare key under the doormat, in a flowerpot, in your letterbox or anywhere else near the house is not a good idea. Burglars weren’t born yesterday, they know the most common places homeowners tend to leave their spare keys and they take advantage of this.

• Make sure you buy solid doors that are fitted with appropriate locks that will prevent burglars from breaking in.


Hikvision, an IoT solution provider with video as its core competency, released new ColorVu offerings for more vivid 24/7 Colorful imaging, and has first included 4K and varifocal cameras in the Full-Color range.

In video security, Color-related information is crucial to identifying details of events especially at night. Conventional cameras with infrared lighting only provide black and white images for night monitoring. As a result, people, vehicles, or other important objects can easily be blurry and blend into the background, which makes it difficult to distinguish critical elements. Hikvision ColorVu technology resolves this common challenge faced by many security camera users, enabling cameras to produce colorful videos even in extremely dim environments.

“Since 2018 when we introduced the first generation of ColorVu cameras to the market, they have been one of our best selling products. The demand for low-light cameras continues to increase in the security industry, and we’re glad to see that our new ColorVu offerings can bring even more vivid imaging experience to our customers,” said Frank Zhang, President of International Product and Solution Center at Hikvision.

Enriched ColorVu options with 4K and varifocal cameras

The newly released ColorVu cameras offer enriched options to the market with having covered both Turbo HD  (DF8T series/DF3T series/DF0T series) and Network products. The enriched ColorVu series can satisfy a multitude of customer needs, from high performance products to budget friendly choices and smart solutions.

Hikvision has now included 4K ColorVu cameras in its product range, which brings color imaging to ultra-high-definition levels day and night. With better image quality and richer detail, 4K ColorVu cameras can be applied across an even wider range of scenarios including stadiums, airports, harbors, and parking lots, where clear and high-resolution images are necessary.

In addition, Hikvision has also added varifocal cameras (the DF8T-Z series) to the new ColorVu models to create 24/7 color imaging in all focal lengths. With 2.8 – 12 mm motorized lenses, ColorVu varifocal cameras will allow users to zoom in on colorful images at night.

Enhanced colorful imaging with AA manufacturing technology

The new released ColorVu cameras lenses have kept the F1.0 super-aperture design, allowing four times more light to enter the lens than conventional cameras (that have F2.0). Focusing of high definition camera with F1.0 large aperture is a big technical difficulty for the industry since the production requires very strict and accurate manufacturing processing. Hikvision has applied its advanced Active Alignment (AA) Technology in the production of ColorVu cameras to bring the adjustment accuracy to within 4 pixels, even smaller than 1/30 hair diameter.

Meanwhile, with optimized sensors, night time color imaging of ColorVu cameras renders much more brightly than conventional cameras. A new 3D dynamic noise reduction (DNR) algorithm helps the cameras record additional remote details clearly and deliver sharper images. In addition, ColorVu cameras are equipped with a soft and warm supplemental light that illuminates to guarantee color imaging even in zero-light environments.

Quick target search with AcuSense technology

Most security camera users only need to focus on alarms triggered by human and vehicles, especially at night. These newly released ColorVu cameras can integrate Hikvision’s cutting-edge AcuSense technology to help users focus only on events that matter to security. Empowered by deep learning algorithms, ColorVu cameras can distinguish people and vehicles from other moving objects such as rain, leaves and animals. Alarms will only be triggered when the pre-set intrusion type takes place. With this solution, video clips are sorted by human and vehicle categories, and object classification vastly improves search efficiency.

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To find out more about Hikvision ColorVu Technology and Products, please visit here

Find out more

To find out more about Hikvision ColorVu Technology and Products, please visit here.