Residential and commercial adoption of surveillance cameras and network video recorders (NVRs) is growing at a rapid pace, a trend that makes security automation one of the industry’s most promising growth areas. Control4, a market leader in residential and commercial automation systems, announced recently enhanced interoperability with surveillance cameras, resulting from the increased implementation of its Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) by five of the top security monitoring manufacturers. In addition to new SDDP driver support for two brands of NVRs and more than 1,500 models of surveillance cameras, Control4 has developed new IP camera driver-creation tools that will simplify Dealer installation and provide new features to deliver a robust and accessible remote security monitoring experience for homeowners and commercial facility managers. LTS UK is at the forefront of Integration of this project.
To make deployment and integration of surveillance systems less time consuming and more feature-rich, Control4 has also provided the leading security camera manufacturers with access to a newly published camera proxy API, which is available in the Control4 DriverWorks SDK. This API will enable security manufacturers like LTS UK to develop Control4-certified drivers that will take full advantage of the unique capabilities of each of the individual models that they manufacture. And since SDDP will be deployed in these new cameras, integrating popular features into the Control4 ecosystem – like facial and license plate recognition and advanced motion detection – will be no more complicated than dragging and dropping the driver into place within Composer Pro. Network setup will also be more efficient because Control4-certified cameras will no longer require a static IP address. At LTS UK Ltd we have the drivers to enable integration with this innovative Home Automation system please feel free to contact with up to date details and products.
In addition, all of Control4’s mobile apps will fully support the h.264 video streaming capabilities, which is utilised by the best surveillance cameras to deliver superior video quality at 80% or more bandwidth savings, making it ideal for use in remote monitoring while increasing efficiency and reliability. All of the enhanced functionality, new tools and interoperability with cameras via SDDP will be available with the release of Control4 OS 2.5.3.
With the vast array of surveillance cameras that will be supported by Control4 (including the popular LTS UK IP cameras), the growing adoption of the SDDP technology, the simple new tools for driver installation and creation, and the interoperability with more than 7,500 other third-party devices, Control4 is helping Dealers effortlessly add surveillance to their residential and commercial control projects.