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How to Design a Security Camera System for a Car Wash

Here's how a surveillance system for a car wash:

car wash security camera system

Explanation

Goals: The goal of this surveillance system is to record the entry points of the car wash, the coin slots, the entry point to office or pump room, and multiple angles of the detailing station to make sure customer's items are not stolen. Another concern for car washes are the full shots of each car from both sides, the front, and the back, both before and after they go through the car wash. That last point bears repeating, to protect yourself from fraudulent claims that your car wash scratched or otherwise damaged someone's vehicle, you should always have 4 cameras at both then entry and exit of the car wash.

The Blue cone is the line of sight for our most commonly used camera: the Warrior 2.0. You will have a clear enough picture with these cameras to be able to ID someone at 50 feet, because they shoot in 1080P at 30 pictures per second.

The Red cones represent the Deputy 2.0 camera. This camera is ideal for a ceiling or soffit mount. It does 110 degrees of coverage, covering wall to wall of each bay. It will also recognize someone up to 40ft with its 2MP resolution.

The Yellow cones are for the line of sight for our next most popular line of cameras which adjustable lenses that can have up to 4x optical zoom. Just like with a point-and-shoot camera, when you zoom in on an area, your field-of-view narrows. With 4x optical zoom and either the The Detective 4.0 or the The Viking 4.0 you will have a 30 degree view and will be able to ID someone at 100 feet.*


The Warrior 2.0 - 26BF2



Resolution

1080p HD

1080P @ 30 FPS; 1920 × 1080

Detect: 100 ft
Recognize: 50 ft
Identify: 25 ft


Processing Power and Compression: Not All 1080P Cameras are Created Equal


Weather

weatherproof

IP67
Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


Temp

temperature rating

Temperature rated from -31°F to 140 °F

Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


Lens

fixed lens

Fixed: 4mm
85° of coverage

Digital Zoom Only

Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


Day/Night

night footage

Infrared night vision up to 100 FT

Larger image sensor for low light

Color video possible until 0.02 lux

How to get the best footage at night


Special

special features

Digital Wide Dynamic Range

Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR

The Warrior is our most popular camera model. It is tied with the Deputy in terms of how easy it is to install and position, since neither camera requires you to remove any part of the camera to screw it into the wall/ceiling/soffit. This makes it ideal for outdoor use as you don't have a tendency to trap moisture in the lens, as is common with dome cameras, where you have to remove the outer glass dome to mount them. The 81 degree lens is great balance between covering a large area and identifying faces and license plates. Although you can use this camera inside or out, the most common use of the Warrior models (the camera comes in 2MP, 4MP, or 8MP) is to cover the side of buildings or large sections of yards.

10 FT 20 FT 50 FT 75 FT 100 FT

Resolution is the most important thing about your surveillance cameras. With this Warrior 2.0, you should be able to:

detection

Detect someone up to 100 feet

"Detecting" a face means being able to tell that a human face is in the picture.

recognize

Recognize someone up to 50 feet

"Recognizing" a face refers to being able to say "I have seen that person before" - even if you don't know or can't place who it is.

identify

Identify someone up to 25 feet

"Identification" refers to being able to make out identifiable marks with enough certainty to make a sketch or claim.


The Deputy 2.0 - 26DF2



Resolution

1080p HD

1080P @ 30 FPS; 1920 × 1080

Detect: 75 ft
Recognize: 40 ft
Identify: 20 ft


Processing Power and Compression: Not All 1080P Cameras are Created Equal


Indoor/Outdoor

weatherproof

IP67
Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


Temp

temperature rating

Temperature rated from -31°F to 140 °F

Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


Lens

fixed lens

Fixed: 2.8mm
110° of coverage

Digital Zoom Only

Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


Day/Night

night footage

Infrared night vision up to 100 FT

Color video possible until 0.02 lux

How to get the best footage at night


Special

special features

Digital Wide Dynamic Range

Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR


The Viking 4.0 - 26BV4



Resolution

4MP UHD Quality

4MP @ 25 FPS: 2560 x 1440

Detect: up to 175 ft
Recognize: up to 125 ft
Identify: up to 75 ft


Processing Power and Compression: Not All 4MP Cameras are Created Equal


Weather

weatherproof

IP67
Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


Temp

temperature rating

Temperature rated from -31°F to 140 °F

Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


Lens

varifocal lens

Motorized Varifocal: 2.8 - 12mm
91° - 27° of coverage

Digital Zoom and Optical Zoom

Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


Day/Night

night footage

Infrared night vision up to 100 FT

Color video possible until 0.02 lux

How to get the best footage at night


Special

special features

Alarm Input and Output

Audio Input and Output
Audio Input/Output FAQ

Micro-SD Card Slot

True WDR (up to 120 dB)

Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR

The Viking has a motorized telephoto lens that allows you to optically zoom in to see a distant area more clearly. You can adjust the angle of view with our apps, over the web, or via your SCW NVR. Just like with a point-and-shoot camera or a pair of binoculars, when narrow the field-of-view, you zoom in on an area and you can see more detail in that area. Although the Viking is a very popular camera for homes that have a mid-range (35-100 foot) points of concern like gates, roads or driveways, this camera is also frequently used is corporate environment such as long and narrow warehouse aisles.

2.8mm at 4MP - the widest angle (91 degrees)
10 FT 20 FT 50 FT 75 FT 100 FT
12mm at 4MP - fully zoomed in, smallest angle of view (27 degrees)
10 FT 20 FT 50 FT 75 FT 100 FT 125 FT

Resolution is the most important thing about your surveillance cameras. With this Viking 4.0 set at maximum zoom, you should be able to:

detection

Detect someone up to 175 feet

"Detecting" a face means being able to tell that a human face is in the picture.

recognize

Recognize someone up to 125 feet

"Recognizing" a face refers to being able to say "I have seen that person before" - even if you don't know or can't place who it is.

identify

Identify someone up to 75 feet

"Identification" refers to being able to make out identifiable marks with enough certainty to make a sketch or claim.


The Detective 4.0 - 26DV4



Resolution

4MP UHD Quality

4MP @ 25 FPS: 2560 x 1440

Detect: up to 175 ft
Recognize: up to 125 ft
Identify: up to 75 ft


Processing Power and Compression: Not All 4MP Cameras are Created Equal


Weather

weatherproof

IP67
Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


Temp

temperature rating

Temperature rated from -31°F to 140 °F

Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


Lens

varifocal lens

Motorized Varifocal: 2.7 - 12mm
91° - 27° of coverage

Digital Zoom and Optical Zoom

Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


Day/Night

night footage

Infrared night vision up to 100 FT

Color video possible until 0.02 lux

How to get the best footage at night


Special

special features

Micro-SD Card Slot

True WDR (up to 120 dB)

Built in Microphone

Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR

The Detective has a motorized telephoto lens that allows you to optically zoom in to see a distant area more clearly. You can adjust the angle of view with our apps, over the web, or via your SCW NVR. Just like with a point-and-shoot camera or a pair of binoculars, when narrow the field-of-view, you zoom in on an area and you can see more detail in that area. Although the Detective is a popular camera for homes that have a mid-range (35-100 foot) points of concern like gates, roads or driveways, this camera is even more frequently used is corporate environment such as long and narrow warehouse aisles.

2.8mm at 4MP - the widest angle (91 degrees)
10 FT 20 FT 50 FT 75 FT 100 FT
12mm at 4MP - fully zoomed in, smallest angle of view (27 degrees)
10 FT 20 FT 50 FT 75 FT 100 FT 125 FT

Resolution is the most important thing about your surveillance cameras. With this Detective 4.0 set at maximum zoom, you should be able to:

detection

Detect someone up to 175 feet

"Detecting" a face means being able to tell that a human face is in the picture.

recognize

Recognize someone up to 125 feet

"Recognizing" a face refers to being able to say "I have seen that person before" - even if you don't know or can't place who it is.

identify

Identify someone up to 75 feet

"Identification" refers to being able to make out identifiable marks with enough certainty to make a sketch or claim.


If this is your exact scenario, you would need to modify our pre-made systems slightly. This is very easy to do.

We've listed a 32 channel premade system below. You could add that to the cart, which will break it up into its individual parts, and then modify the numbers of each one. There's also each of the individual parts used in this system listed below. If all of this seems like to much trouble, we can also send you a custom quote as well.

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  1. The Viking 4.0 - 26BV4



    The Viking 4.0 - 26BV4 - 4MP (2x1080P) Multi-Purpose Lens Bullet Camera with Motorized Zoom and Focus

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $399.00


    Resolution

    4MP UHD Quality

    4MP @ 25 FPS: 2560 x 1440

    Detect: up to 175 ft
    Recognize: up to 125 ft
    Identify: up to 75 ft


    Processing Power and Compression: Not All 4MP Cameras are Created Equal


    Weather

    weatherproof

    IP67
    Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

    You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Temperature rated from -31°F to 140 °F

    Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


    Lens

    varifocal lens

    Motorized Varifocal: 2.8 - 12mm
    91° - 27° of coverage

    Digital Zoom and Optical Zoom

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


    Day/Night

    night footage

    Infrared night vision up to 100 FT

    Color video possible until 0.02 lux

    How to get the best footage at night


    Special

    special features

    Alarm Input and Output

    Audio Input and Output
    Audio Input/Output FAQ

    Micro-SD Card Slot

    True WDR (up to 120 dB)

    Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR



  2. The Detective 4.0 - 26DV4



    The Detective 4.0 - 26DV4 - 4MP (2x1080P) Multi-Purpose Lens Turret Dome Camera with Motorized Zoom and Focus

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $399.00


    Resolution

    4MP UHD Quality

    4MP @ 25 FPS: 2560 x 1440

    Detect: up to 175 ft
    Recognize: up to 125 ft
    Identify: up to 75 ft


    Processing Power and Compression: Not All 4MP Cameras are Created Equal


    Weather

    weatherproof

    IP67
    Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

    You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Temperature rated from -31°F to 140 °F

    Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


    Lens

    varifocal lens

    Motorized Varifocal: 2.7 - 12mm
    91° - 27° of coverage

    Digital Zoom and Optical Zoom

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


    Day/Night

    night footage

    Infrared night vision up to 100 FT

    Color video possible until 0.02 lux

    How to get the best footage at night


    Special

    special features

    Micro-SD Card Slot

    True WDR (up to 120 dB)

    Built in Microphone

    Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR



  3. The 1080P Admiral Series - 32 Channel HD Customizable Security Camera System




    Cameras


    2MP @ 30 FPS: 1920 x 1080

    85° or 110° options
    IP67 Weatherproof
    Infrared night vision up to 100 FT
    -31°F to 140 °F temp rated


    Processing Power and Compression: Not All 4MP Cameras are Created Equal


    Software


    VCA: Motion Detection, Line Crossing, Face Detection, Intrusion Detection, People Counting, Vandalism Detection
    Video Content Analytics (VCA) Search
    VCA Event based Email Alerts
    Remote Footage Download
    1 Click Firmware Update

    Learn when you would use VCA


    Remote Viewing


    Smartphone Apps
    Tablet Apps
    Windows Apps
    Mac Viewing Apps
    Safari and Internet Explorer Viewing

    How Patent Wars have changed Browser Support


    Hardware


    Cat5e (RJ45) Ethernet to Network
    Standard 3-Prong Wall Plug
    16 SCWEasyConnect 2.0 ports on back for Plug and play 2018 SCW camera auto-configuration up to 750 ft away
    Additional POE Switches for flexibility in cable runs
    VGA Monitor Out
    4K HDMI Out for TVs/Monitors
    Footage Download via USB

    Learn about automatic backup footage options


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