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Dahua: TiOC cameras for proactive video surveillance

Dahua TiOC cameras proactive video surveillance

TiOC cameras by Dahua Technology, equipped with three main features (TiOC stands for Three in One Camera), are a proactive video surveillance solution that uses the Dahua full-color technology.


Nowadays, there are two kinds of video surveillance available to users: passive (or traditional) and proactive.

Passive video surveillance, mainly used for post-event analysis of image, involve the recording of the scenes happening in front of the cameras. It provides little opportunity for user response or deterrence in real time, unless live images are being constantly monitored by human operators.

Proactive video surveillance, on the other hand, takes an active approach to preventing or responding to security incidents. Using a combination of AI, smart motion detection, and active deterrence measures, this kind of surveillance enables users to more readily respond to situations in real-time, assisting their monitoring capabilities and resources by only activating when there is a potential incident. “Proactive surveillance – they say from Dahua – is necessary for the efficient running of a lean, cost-effective surveillance operation, which does not have to rely on multiple human operators constantly monitoring hours of uneventful images”.


TiOC (three-in-one camera) is equipped with 3 main features: active deterrence, Smart Dual Illuminators, and AI.

TiOC can warn off intruders with active deterrence, and notify users with real-time alarm, making it suitable for areas and properties that require 24/7 security such as villas, shops, warehouses, etc.

The Smart Dual Illuminators of TiOC offer three illumination modes:

  • the IR mode turns on the infrared light;
  • the Warm Light mode activates the warm light;
  • the Smart Illumination Mode is the default mode that switches the lighting between IR and warm light, depending on the situation.

When a target is detected, the IR light switches to warm light, and when it enters the rule area, the alarm is triggered (active deterrence), which activates the siren and the red and blue warning light. When the target leaves the monitored area, the supplementary warm light turns off and the IR illuminator turns back on. These different illumination modes can flexibly accommodate the actual needs of users and can significantly help reduce light pollution in the monitored scene.

Dahua TiOC cameras proactive surveillance Smart Dual Illuminators

For better image performance, TiOC utilizes Dahua Full-color technology, that captures full color footages of the monitored scene even in dark environments or at night. It provides clear details of the target, which can significantly help backtracking in case of an event. In addition, thanks to its smart exposure technology, the camera can realize time-sharing control of the captured image and prevent the interference of flashing red and blue light in the image when a target is detected in the rule area. This ensures clear color images that can be used for further investigation, needed be.

In terms of AI, the Scheduled AI function of TiOC allows users to schedule their monitoring modes on different time periods. It is ideal for a wide range of application scenarios that require automatic and flexible alarms such as homes, retail stores, beach properties, and more.

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