Brickcom Announces FocusEasy™ for Speeding Up Installation

Brickcom Corporation is proud to announce FocusEasy™, a unique and innovative technology which makes focusing a camera easier, faster, and all by yourself! FocusEasy™ allows the installer to simply rely on his/her hearing to get this task done quickly and perfectly. With 3 simple steps, even a first-time user can focus the camera in 1 minute with the help of FocusEasy™.

Conventionally, it is common that two or more people work together to "ensure a surveillance camera is focused", with at least one person adjusting the camera lens on the site and another one checking the image and giving instruction in the central room. Due to the communication difficulties and the video transmission latency, focusing the camera in this way is often time-consuming, especially when installing the camera outdoors, setting up large numbers of cameras, or working with the unskillful installers.

Some methods are available to facilitate this process, but each has its own pros and cons. A portable CCTV tester can turn the process into an straightforward one-man job, but the image displayed on the CCTV tester screen may not be good enough for the installer to make the right judgement. The Auto Focus function of the PTZ and Speed Dome cameras makes focusing no longer an issue, but such cameras are expensive and less durable due to the sophisticated mechanical design and the moving parts.

Brickcom’s FocusEasy™ facilitates the process with its innovative software algorithm, without adding cost to the camera hardware. The main concept behind FocusEasy™ is like the car reverse radar. In the focusing process, the focus states can be informed to the installer by the buzzer. The farther the image is from the focus, the longer intervals between the successive beeps. When the image gets closer to the focus, the beeps go faster. When the image is focused, the buzzer will make a long beep for 3 seconds for notification.

For the users who always want to ensure the image clarity with their eyes, FocusEasy™ supports the On-Screen Display (OSD) on the TV-out video. The OSD indicator value is updated in real time, ranging from 0 to 100, and the value 100 means the image is perfectly focused. The OSD support is a great assistance, especially for the CCTV testers with a small screen. FocusEasy™ significantly simplifies the installation and reduces the labor time to a minimum. 

Brickcom’s FocusEasy™ is supported on the Brickcom V5 series manual-focal cameras. For more information, please contact