Security camera image quality

Using IEC 62676-5 to evaluate the image quality performance of surveillance cameras

Security cameras

The security and video surveillance camera industry has experienced an explosion in growth over the last few decades. Most public spaces are now under surveillance for the populace's safety, and more cameras are installed daily. However, it's crucial to understand that it is not necessarily the number of cameras but the quality of their image processing that matters.

In 2018, the IEC technical committee TC79 published IEC 62676-5, the first internationally recognized standard for security camera and video surveillance performance testing.

The standard provides an in-depth outline of the performance thresholds that the camera and video systems must attain to be acceptable for public use. These thresholds are analyzed by testing the system for various key performance indicators (KPIs) established in the standard.

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iQ-Climate Chamber

A temperature-controlled device for camera performance testing

Climate chamber

iQ-Climate Chamber can generate various temperature ranges for camera performance testing. It is currently the only device on the market for testing a camera system in a temperature-controlled environment.

The device has a test range of -30° to 120° C giving you the ability to create almost any temperature scenario within the confines of your test lab and making it essential when evaluating the performance of a security or automotive camera system.

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LG3 illumination

A lightbox for HDR testing


The LG3 can illuminate a high contrast test target with over 150,000 lx making measurements of a high dynamic range possible with short, practical exposure times.

  • Normal mode: 0-100% 32 kHz / 100 to 65,000 lx
  • Low mode: 0-100% 32 kHz / 10 to 6,500 lx
  • High mode: 100% max. 60s lighting duration / 150,000 lx

Another unique aspect of the LG3 is the flicker mode. You can choose between a constant pulse width modulation mode of 32 kHz and variable duty cycle or the flicker mode with a range of 10 to 500 Hz and variable duty cycle.

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Upcoming conference schedule


We are excited about our upcoming slate of conferences over the next few months. Check our LinkedIn page for the latest updates regarding booth locations. We look forward to seeing some of you soon!

  • AutoSens – September 12-14, Brussels, Belgium. We are offering a limited number of free passes for any OEM or Tier 1 company that works with us and would like to attend AutoSens. Please contact us for details.
  • Security Essen – September 20-23, Essen, Germany.
  • Color and Imaging conference – November 13-17, Scottsdale, Arizona.

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iQ-LED API update

iQ-LED API is now a part of the iQ-LED product package


The iQ-LED API is an intuitive programming interface that can be used with our iQ-LED light sources and EX2 spectrometer. We offer interfaces in both the C++ and C languages. Due to the price increase of iQ-LED technology, we have included the API as part of the iQ-LED product package.

This change will take immediate effect. For those who purchased iQ-LED at the lower price point, please click the link below and follow the steps to request a free download of iQ-LED API. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact our sales team.

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Spectrometer recalibration


As a friendly reminder, we recommend recalibrating the spectrometer in your iQ-LED devices at least once yearly. Please send your spectrometer to our headquarters in Germany or one of our subsidiaries (USA and China) to guarantee proper calibration. Contact our sales department to book your recalibration slot and for more instructions on removing and shipping the spectrometers.

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