With the popularity of home automation continue to be on the rise, the demand for home IP cameras is constantly increasing. According to statistics published by Global Video Surveillance Market, the global video surveillance market is expected to grow steadily at a CAGR of over 22 percent between 2016-2020.
Founded in 2007, StarVedia Technology Inc. is a one-stop provider of video, network products and complete OEM and ODM solutions. Jeffrey Wu, president of StarVedia, is fully aware of the development and application trends of network video technology, citing the fierce competition in the market environment.
“Market-wise, the home monitoring and surveillance sector is highly competitive, which is why we continue to create products with value-added features in order to stay ahead of the game,” Wu explained.
Asked why the company opted to integrate Z-Wave over other protocols as their core transmission technology, Wu told SMAhome that it is because Z-Wave uses a frequency band less prone to interference and compatibility with a broader range of devices.
Devices like StarVedia’s latest IC722w/z IP Camera can function as a Z-Wave-based smart home gateway, while providing real-time video stream of user’s home, boasting wide viewing angle capability. What’s more, it can survey a room in 130-degrees at 2 megapixel resolution (30fps at 1920 x 1080). Integrating Z-Wave controller and gateway in a single unit, the device has a host of security and home automation features, including time-lapse recording and multi-storage options that consist of microSD card, NAS, and Dropbox cloud storage. (Product Introduction: StarVedia 2MP FHD Day & Night IP Camera IC722w/z)
Unveiled earlier this year, the Day & Night IC722w/z Camera is an up-and-coming device that is expected to take the home monitoring sector by storm, Wu said with confidence.
Thanks to a simple standalone design, the 2-in-1 controller/gateway device enables a wide-angle aspect ratio video stream to optimize coverage of vertically-oriented areas such as hallways, stairwells or retail store aisles.
“Although consumers typically targets home DIY monitoring devices at budget prices, we are still able to fulfill such demands without compromising quality, including aesthetics and an easy-to-use software app,” Wu said.
StarVedia, who merely entered the smart home arena three years ago, has been working relentlessly to consolidate its software prowess with hardware design, an effort that is evidenced through its latest IC722 with embedded gateway feature.
“We are actually a software-savvy troop. We know how to design the software and efficiently integrate it with the hardware to achieve true plug-and-play,” he exclaimed. For example, IC722 users can easily program the automated warm welcome scenario by turning on the light and air conditioner at the certain time frames. “It is like an IFTTT APP!” Wu said.
The hi-tech firm’s target group currently consists of retailers, professional installers and System Integrators (SIs), domains that Wu said he expects to grow exponentially this year.
“One of our greatest assets is that we are able to provide stable, performance-oriented devices that meet safety and security management solutions through quality components and chipsets.”
Moving forward, StarVedia plans to open markets in Europe and further promote its business in Southeast Asia and the Middle East this year, a goal that aligns with the company’s vision to create easy-to-use smart home products.
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StarVedia showcases IC722 at SMAhome International Conference and Exhibition 2016
Date: April 19-21, 2016
Venue: Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Taiwan
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