Review of IP Camera with the Memory Card Hikvision DS-2CD2412F-I

The Hikvision DS-2CD2412F-I model is the IP camera for video surveillance that is most often used during an installation in offices and small retail outlets. Don’t miss cases when the camera is used as baby monitors.

 Let’s look in brief the key features of the Hikvision DS-2CD2412F-I camera:

  • Compact IP camera Day / Night
  • 1.3Megapixelresolution(1280x960 @25 fps/sec; HD 720p @ 25 fps/sec)
  • 1/3 '' Sony Progressive Scan CMOS sensor;
  • Lens f =4 mm
  • IR mechanical filter
  • 3D DNR noise filter
  • DWDR
  •  0.01Lux@F1.2
  • H.264 / MJPEG dual stream compression
  •  IR illumination up to 10 m;
  • PIR motion detector
  • built-in microphone and speaker
  • Alarm Input/Output
  • Slot for micro SDXC card (up to 64 GB)
  • 12Vdc / PoE (without adapter)

The IP Hikvision DS-2CD2412F-Icamera has resolution of 1.3 megapixels,which ensures high (HD) quality of the picture. It’s easy for installation and setup, but that’s not all – the model is preferred because of its fair price.

The camera, as you can see from the attached short video, allows full control over the picture. It includes white balance, WDR, light levels control, contrast and etc.

Network settings are extremely easy, that additionally improves the working process and the installation even for non-professionals.

Like all IP cameras, the setting of the recording mode is in a separate section. The IP Hikvision DS-2CD2412F-I camera can record constantly, even in the motion detection mode. You have the opportunity to trace a chosen part of the picture by “masking” zone. As a result of any movement, the camera will react. It is important to mention that except records during the object movement, the camera has possibility to mail a notice in SMTP server (of course, you should enabled this function from the camera menu).

It is interesting to note the presence of a smart detection function - namely, the intersection of the line. By marking a line you can select an area which you would like to track. The options do not stop until here. Once you have marked the line, you can choose how to monitor the intersection - in both directions, only entering or only exiting objects. The option is practical if an IP Hikvision DS-2CD2412F-I camera tracks entrance to the office or corridor in a premises. This function is often preferred when you want to monitor warehouse’s doors. The camera give a subsequent view of the records with exiting employees and you can easily  establish violations, committed by them.

The IP Hikvision DS-2CD2412F-I camera has a built-in microphone and a speaker,therefore the audio transmission is bidirectional. Moreover, you can activate not only video, but audio recording too, according to the goals of the video surveillance and your need and will. It is practical when you want to trace conversations between your employees and customers.You can always prove your uprightness in any dispute.

The IP Hikvision DS-2CD2412F-Icamera could be connected to a network and the recording would be performed by network recorder or a computer, a notebook, linked for that aim.The model has a memory card slot, which should treat as an alternative for records.

Finally – the power. The IP Hikvision DS-2CD2412F-I camera could be powered with ordinary AC adapter of 12 Vor via LAN by PoE adapter. Please note that the power adapter is not included.

In conclusion we can say that the IP Hikvision DS-2CD2412F-I camera is very good option for monitoring in small rooms, offices and even at your home.The camera’s setup is easy and it has plenty of user controls that give freedom of any customers’ personal requirements.

Another bonus is the intelligent detection monitoring rugged line.
In terms of prices the IP Hikvision DS-2CD2412F-I camera is a good choice, although you can get a manageable IP camera for slightly higher price than this one.