When you a buy a video surveillance system, how can you tell it is reliable? The German Insurance Association (VdS) has already dealt with this issue years ago and set up strict screening conditions reflecting realistic usage loads. The precise load values are standardised so that testing results are comparable, which brings a clear advantage for the customer. They can rest assured that his certified product faultlessly complies with those conditions and is ideally suited for security applications. Furthermore, VdS-certified products are subject to an ongoing product control, which means that the VdS seal of approval represents an independent statement that provides a qualified decision guidance to customers.
Certified production facility for VdS-approved products
Dallmeier pays the closest attention to quality and reliability in the manufacture of its products, and this has also been confirmed by VdS. The production facility satisfies requirements regarding production quality in accordance with Guidelines VdS 2344 and VdS 2841. This is inspected regularly by VdS. The object of the product audits are "video recording devices" and "video surveillance systems".
World’s first VdS certificate for a recorder
The world’s first VdS certificate for a digital video recorder was awarded to Dallmeier in 2002 for its Digital Video Recorder model DMS 180 III. With own developments, Dallmeier fulfilled the strict guidelines of the VdS testing. Many other products have also been VdS-certified over the years.
Stringent testing criteria – for the benefit of the customer
Each purchaser of a VdS-approved device derives benefits from higher quality specifications in the following areas:
- resistance to electro-magnetic interference
- mechanical influences
- sabotage protection
- integration in alarm system
- climatic tolerance and endurance
- power supply stability
- picture quality (UVV-Kassen)
VdS testing pays special attention to the composition of security-relevant components such as the power supply. Dallmeier fulfilled an important certification criterion by developing their own important components (such as power supply, main board, housing, module for input and output contacts, compression module) rather than using cheaper PC versions.
Info link: http://www.vds.de