HD Commercial Vehicle CCTV – High Definition, Standard Definition, Analogue and Digital explained.

Commercial vehicle CCTV provides security and peace of mind for drivers and fleet managers by eliminating blind spots and acting as a witness in the event of an accident, false insurance claims and theft or security issues.

Understanding the benefits of a high definition system and what is most appropriate for your vehicle could save you money in the long run.

High Definition Vs Standard Definition Vehicle CCTV

The difference between high definition and standard definition is the number of pixels contained in the displayed image. HD images have more pixels per square inch than standard definition. This means a HD system will show much finer details than standard definition systems. Typically, HD is referred to as 720p and above.

High Definition formats: Analogue vs Digital

What is the difference between Analogue High Definition and Digital High Definition camera systems?

Analogue vs Digital

The difference between these two cameras is in the method in which footage is recorded and delivered.

Analogue cameras capture images and send the signal over coaxial cables to a recorder or ECU. These images are then converted from analogue to digital signals, compressed, and then stored on a hard drive or shown in real time on a monitor.

Digital cameras or IP cameras (Internet Protocol cameras) capture images digitally from the start. These cameras send data over a computer network rather than going to a recorder / ECU first.

Which format is best for my vehicle and what format are Brigade cameras?

All high definition Brigade cameras are Analogue High Definition which offers many benefits to commercial vehicle drivers.

The Benefits:

High definition means a high resolution will be displayed on your monitor, providing clarity and detail, so that everything can be seen clearly. You will be able to see an object or person in your blind spot with ease and act quickly to prevent an accident.

Analogue high definition technology can transmit video over traditional cabling across distances as far as 500 metres, which is plenty of cabling length for any commercial vehicle. This means our installer network can ensure you are set up and ready to go with safety on your side.

There is no video latency which gives drivers a true view of everything on the monitor. No video latency also means on screen display menus are supported, offering better user experience when operating and installing.

Do I need a certain monitor in order to see high definition footage?

You will need a high definition compatible monitor in order to play back high definition footage.

Monitors that only support standard definition footage can still display footage from a HD camera. For example, even if your image is high quality at 1080p, a monitor that can only display 480 pixels per square inch will not be capable of displaying all the extra details that high definition monitors can.