Axis introduces interactive camera visualisations tool

With the Axis Camera Extension for the SketchUp 3D CAD software, system designers can conveniently select Axis Network Security Cameras and insert them into 3D models of buildings. Different mounting positions and view angles can be evaluated through interactive camera views showing the respective IP CCTV Security Camera coverage areas. Users can pan, tilt and zoom the cameras to determine the optimal setup for the best video surveillance coverage.

Axis Communications, the world leader in network video, today introduces the Axis Camera Extension for SketchUp providing interactive 3D models of Axis Network dahua security camera to aid in the planning and design of video surveillance systems. Users can place cameras directly into CAD building plans and visualise the areas the cameras will cover.

The new SketchUp extension from Axis allows users to see exactly how the cameras fit into the building layout and to easily spot if camera views are obstructed by columns or walls. This effectively reduces the risk of unexpected blind spots when planning and designing video surveillance systems.

Axis Network Hikvision Camera can be conveniently selected from the SketchUp toolbar allowing users to compare and evaluate different camera models as well as to determine the optimal camera mounting positions. smps power supply for cctv Users can pan, tilt and zoom the cameras to adjust the field of view and define the optimal camera settings.

“SketchUp is a popular and easy-to-use 3D CAD software for security system design. With the new Axis Camera Extension, airsoft holographic sight system integrators can use SketchUp to place Axis Network Cameras into virtual buildings to precisely plan camera view angles and coverage,” said Peter Friberg, Director of System and Services, Axis Communications. “As SketchUp integrates with Google Maps it makes it easy when working on city surveillance or critical infrastructure projects to get a good overview of the environment where the cameras are placed. eotech airsoft The Axis Camera Extension allows system integrators to find the optimal camera model and settings for a given mounting position and significantly streamlines the overall planning and design process for video surveillance systems.”

SightTracker automatically steers Axis HD PTZs

SightLogix, the established leader for smart thermal camera security systems, announces the integration of its SightTracker GPS-based auto tracking pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) controller with Axis Communications’ IP-based dome network cameras. The integration, which combines SightLogix’ accurate, long-range detection with AXIS Q60-E Series, delivers a complete security solution for protecting perimeters and outdoor assets.

“Securing large outdoor areas requires real-time, detailed information about the location and nature of an intrusion,” said John Romanowich, President and CEO, SightLogix. “The integration of SightTracker and Axis PTZ Security Cameras delivers the best-in-class combination of outdoor intrusion detection and zoomed-in target detail for securing outdoor areas.”

With this integrated solution, made using Axis’ API, SightTracker has been enhanced from supporting select analog cameras to also control qualified IP-based PTZ IP CCTV Security Camera. When used in conjunction with SightLogix new wide-area SightSensor XA and Axis Communications’ PTZ dome cameras, end users can now detect and verify targets over areas four times greater than other solutions.

SightTracker solves the challenge of an operator trying to manually steer a PTZ CCTV IP Camera to locate an outdoor target. SightTracker automatically moves the Axis PTZ camera without human intervention and tracks the target within the PTZ camera’s field of view, providing hands-free scene context over large areas. If needed, SightTracker’s auto tracking can be overridden using manual controls, and then automatic operation can be resumed once manual control is disengaged. Targets are displayed in great detail within the end user’s video management system while the target’s location is presented on the SightMonitor map or a physical security information management (PSIM) ip cctv system. The result is a comprehensive security solution that provides critical “what and when” information about an intrusion to enable fast decision-making while capturing the event for evidence.

Axis introduces an outdoor network thermal camera

AXIS Q1941-E offers outstanding high contrast thermal images. It is the first thermal Security Camera that supports both Electronic Image Stabilisation, which helps reduce the effect of vibrations, and Axis’ Zipstream, which lowers bandwidth and storage requirements.

AXIS Q1941-E is the first thermal camera that supports both Electronic Image Stabilisation, and Axis’ Zipstream technology.

Axis Communications, the world leader in network video, today presents a strong addition to its Q-line of fixed thermal cameras, AXIS Q1941-E Thermal Network Camera. The affordable and bullet-style IP camera is designed for 24/7 detection in challenging conditions. The camera is outdoor-ready out-of-the-box, and is ideal for perimeter protection of facilities where early detection of an intrusion attempt is critical.

“We know that thermal cameras are not only reliable for round-the-clock detection, but they are also useful for verification, helping to distinguish between a nuisance and a real alarm. The new addition to AXIS Q19 Series supports a powerful processor, which is highly capable of running video analytics via the AXIS Camera Application Platform (ACAP). This is appreciated by our ADP Partners whose applications are fully compatible with our IP cameras.” says Erik Frännlid, Axis’ Director of Product Management. “By boosting our AXIS Q19 Series, we believe that customers can find a tailored surveillance solution that works in all conditions”.

AXIS Q1941-E offers 384×288 thermal resolution and outstanding image contrast that gives reliable detection and quick verification. Thanks to a selection of five different lens alternatives (7 mm, 13 mm, 19 mm, 35 mm and 60 mm) that optimise detection performance, customers can be sure the camera will meet their requirements. In addition, the following capabilities make AXIS Q1941-E the flagship for AXIS Q19 Series:

• The camera can easily be integrated with other existing IP security equipment and with third party applications

• Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) provides smooth live viewing when the camera is mounted on instable places, where vibration can be perceived as an issue.

• With Axis’ Zipstream technology, areas with no motion are filtered out, the cctv surveillance camera just focuses on the parts of the image that are moving. This significantly reduces the bandwidth and storage required.

AXIS Q1941-E Thermal Network Camera is planned to be available in Q4 2015, through Axis’ distribution channels.