Hindsight may be 20/20, but the Future is in full color 4K!

As we settle into the new year, we at Optiview have been reminiscing on where we were 10 years ago, marveling at how much we’ve grown, and are breathless with anticipation for what the next decade will bring.

Reviewing the Resolution

Back in 2010, Analog was still King. Optiview’s best selling cameras were a maximum resolution of 540 TVL, and the recorders boasted CIF. 2 megapixel IP cameras were the most common but only recorded at a very low frame rate. Today, our standard is 4 megapixel IP and 5 megapixel HD-over-Coax, with surveillance camera resolutions available in up to Ultra 4K HD (3840 x 2160) in both coax and network based surveillance.

Common Installation Methods

The most popular type of surveillance system for the past two decades has been structurally mounted systems, which mean cameras installed directly to a building. Now, Optiview offers wireless IP camera surveillance, pole mounted surveillance systems, solar powered outdoor camera systems with edge recording, and mobile surveillance carts and trailers. No matter where a user wants a security camera system installed, Optiview can design and build the solution.


Optiview has always prided itself on providing security systems that are easy to integrate and view remotely. In the last several years, our remote multi-site surveillance software has grown to include better features, access control, and a free mobile app. Additionally, Optiview’s access control and surveillance systems are now able to be managed and integrated through cellular and wireless systems.

Advanced Analytics

Not only has the resolution improved by leaps and bounds over the last 10 years, the technology for Coax based and IP based analytics has truly started to reach for the stars. Where users used to be limited to generic motion detect or tripwire and intrusion, users now have access to advanced analytics. Now there are smart cameras that auto track, can detect faces, are able to differentiate motion / video between humans and vehicles, use PIR for motion detect, provide heat maps for mapping traffic, have thermal vision, and more.

Full of Features

More and more features are being built into the camera housing that used to require additional hardware, such as microphones, and the recorders have 10 times as much processing power so can now record smooth audio over coax and network without extra noise. The high quality processing chips, high powered IR, and starlight sensors are providing HD-over-Coax and IP cameras with better and better night vision, some even provide full color 24/7.  Many indoor and outdoor IP cameras are coming standard with an SD slot for edge recording for even more installation options.

Contact Us

Talk to one of the Optiview Account Managers today by emailing us at sales@optiviewusa.com, or by calling us at (904) 302-6314. Our office is open Monday – Friday, from 8:30am to 5pm EST. We look forward to providing you with your new surveillance solution.