VIVOTEK cameras capture the UK’s Wild Side

Renowned producer and wildlife photographer, Simon King, has revealed that he uses VIVOTEK Security Cameras to capture footage of animals in various locations around the UK. Simon has created, filmed, directed and presented an array of award winning TV programmes and films, including Springwatch, Big Cat Diary and Planet Earth; so he knows a thing or two about the importance of capturing the moment perfectly.

VIVOTEK’s IP8332-C and IP8152 cameras play a pivotal role in his work filming a variety of wildlife including kingfishers, badgers, kites and otters. The IP8332-C, a bullet-style network IP CCTV Security Camera designed for diverse outdoor applications, features a 1-megapixel CMOS sensor and a removable IR-cut filter for day and night functionality, which enables high quality and high resolution video to be captured. In order to withstand harsh outdoor environments, the CCTV IP Camera is encased in an IP66-rated housing and weather-proof casing and cleverly protects the cable within the brackets, making it the ideal model for outdoor installations.

The IP8152, which is equipped with the outstanding Supreme night visibility feature, is able to deliver excellent video quality in low light environments. Paired with the built-in IR-cut filter, the range of visibility can be further increased at night by providing the use of CCTV ir illuminator, allowing nocturnal wildlife activities to be clearly identifiable and recordable.

The cameras have been integrated with a Video Management System (VMS) from UK manufacturer i-Catcher. This allows the cameras to use motion detection to trigger the recording of passing wildlife, providing Simon with an ideal solution that always captures the action as it happens.

Simon King comments, “The footage of the animals’ behaviors captured by VIVOTEK cameras, and the agile and real-time surveillance through iCatcher, completely exceeded our expectations and is truly fantastic. airsoft holographic sight We’ll keep VIVOTEK cameras as our top choice whenever a new observation site is set up in the future. ”

Simon’s future plans include recording a series at Buckingham Palace where he aims to monitor a variety of nocturnal wildlife throughout the Royal estate.cctv camera smps He is again looking to use a number of VIVOTEK cameras for the project.

The Ultra HD, 6MP Fisheye camera from Grundig now uses 360° panomorph viewing technology

Grundig Security is pleased to announce the inclusion of panomorph technology, from ImmerVision, in its Ultra HD, 6MP Fisheye, day/night camera. The high performance, panoramic Security Cameras provides a 360° view, making it ideal for overview applications in retail, garage forecourt, public space, residential and reception areas.

Grundig’s panomorph camera offers exceptional image quality, using a 6 MP, CMOS sensor with 360° and 180° viewing options, at up to 25 fps. The camera uses ‘ImmerVision Enables’ built-in de-warping software, the new 360° video standard, which corrects panomorph lens image distortion. The panomorph dahua security camera lens design allocates more pixels to critical areas of its view than a standard fisheye camera, such as those containing people or vehicles. It operates equally well in demanding lighting conditions, due to its 0.2 / 0.02Lux sensitivity and integrated CCTV ir illuminator. Further image enhancement technologies include digital wide dynamic range (WDR), digital noise reduction (DNR) and back light compensation (BLC).

The 360° view eliminates blind spots, capturing all site incidents, in a cost-effective, single camera solution. When used in combination with fixed cameras, this cutting edge panomorph external ip camera helps to provide optimal site coverage with fewer cameras. Privacy zone settings for restricted areas are also included.

The ImmerVision de-warped video streams can be used with NVRs and more than 50 leading video management software platforms. CCTV Power Supply Box The camera can be set up to provide operators with 1, 2 or 4 video streams or the 360° or 180° panoramic view.

A built-in SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot allows alarm and scheduled recording to take place in the camera and bi-directional audio offers additional incident intervention capabilities. Electronic pan, eotech 552 clone tilt and zoom functionality, in live or record modes, provides simultaneous detailed and overview images.

The Grundig panomorph camera is available in the UK through the Security Buying Group.

ImmerVision has developed the leading 360-degree panoramic imaging technology. Its patented, panomorph optical and software technology offers 360 degree solutions to all markets. airsoft holographic sight Immervision Enables, is the recognized standard for 360-degree solutions and applications.

Grundig’s 4k, Ultra HD camera range offers 8MP resolution

Grundig is pleased to announce the launch of its outstanding 4k, Ultra HD, IP camera range. The German manufacturer, known for bringing advanced technology solutions to the commercial CCTV industry, is initially offering day/night box, bullet and fixed dome Wireless Security Cameras options. All use a 1/1.7” CMOS sensor, with Ambarella S2 DSP and deliver staggering, 3840 x 2160 pixel, 8MP resolution images.

“4k provides exceptional scene coverage, clarity and detail, capturing everything in view. With four times the resolution of 2MP, Full HD IP CCTV Security Camera, 4k cameras miss nothing. They may cost more than 2MP cameras, but fewer are needed for site coverage, saving in cabling, configuration, airsoft holographic sight recording channels, VMS software licenses and more.” explained Andreas Kronwald, Product Manager at Grundig.

“If an incident occurs, users can eZoom into the scene for even greater detail, in both live or playback mode. This makes 4k cameras extremely effective for forensic searching, frequently used by video management software (VMS) and video analytics systems,” Kronwald continued.

The 4k cameras can be used in landscape or corridor formats, making them ideal for aisles, corridors, tunnels and platforms. The bullet and fixed dome dahua security camera options are IP66 weatherproof rated and the fixed dome is IK10 vandal-resistant rated. They have a motorised, 3.5 to 8mm, vari-focal zoom lens, which ensures sharp focus and has remote, CCTV Camera Adapter optical zoom flexibility. P-Iris (‘precise iris’) technology increases image contrast, clarity, resolution and depth of field. Low light sensitivity is an impressive 0.005 Lux in black and white modes and CCTV ir illuminator operates in total darkness, with a 50m range. All the cameras operate down to -25°C.

The box camera is for indoor use and fits a wide range of MP lenses.

New Dahua HDCVI cameras from COP Security

Continuing to promote the many advantages offered by deploying High Definition (HD) surveillance, professional trade only CCTV security products distributor, COP Security, has announced the availability of the latest raft of dahua camera High Definition Composite Video Interface (HDCVI) cameras.

Consisting of dome, wedge mini dome and bullet style models, the new Dahua HDCVI releases are all HD and SD switchable via the OSD, and feature Day/Night (ICR), AWB, AGC BLC and 3DNR. Equipped to tackle the toughest of 24/7 applications, two new waterproof IP67 dome IP CCTV Security Camera both feature a 2.7-12mm motorised zoom lens and onboard Smart IR LEDs, with a maximum CCTV ir illuminator distance of 60m. The DH-HAC-HDW2220R-Z dome camera is a 2.4Megapixel 25/30fps@1080P, 60fps@720P version, with a minimum IR scene illumination of 0.05Lux/F1.4, while the DH-HAC-HDW2120R-Z is a 1.3Megapixel 25/30/50/60fps@720P model, with a minimum IR scene illumination of just 0.01Lux/F1.4.

Providing high-quality surveillance in a compact package, airsoft holographic sight two new wedge mini dome cameras feature a 3.6mm or 2.8mm fixed lens, Day/Night (ICR), AWB, AGC BLC and 3DNR. Sporting built-in Smart IR LEDs capable of illuminating a scene up to 20m, the mini domes employ a vandal proof IP67 rated metal housing. cctv distribution box The DH-HAC-HDBW2220F is a 2.4Megapixel 25/30fps@1080P, 60fps@720P version, with a minimum IR scene illumination of 0.05Lux/F1.8. Similar in functionality, the DH-HAC-HDBW2120F, is a 25/30/50/60fps@720P model, with a minimum IR scene Infrared Light of 0.01Lux/F1.6.

Offering 25/30fps@1080P performance in a bullet style housing, the new DH-HAC-HFW2220B is a 2.4Megapixel IP67 waterproof camera that features a 3.6mm fixed lens, and integrated Smart IR LEDs, supplying illumination up to 50m. In common with the new dome camera releases, the new bullet Infrared Security Cameras boasts a powerful surveillance specification, including DWDR, Day/Night(ICR), AWB, AGC, BLC, 3DNR, and is HD and SD switchable via the OSD.

Providing professional installers with highly-effective surveillance solutions, thanks to the realistic pricing of Dahua HDCVI technology, HDCVI based installations are compatible in cost, and often less expensive than analogue equivalents. Also, HDCVI products require no special skills to install, so upgrading to HD video has never been easier or more cost-effective!

RED LIGHT … GREEN SOLUTION FROM HIKVISION

July 28, 2011    Hikvision Camera have released a network IR speed dome, the DS-2DF1-715B, for customers who require wide-area, day-night surveillance. IP speed dome cameras with IR functionality are rare, and the camera meets a market need for users who may otherwise be obliged to combine IP dome units with separate IR LED flood lamps.

These cameras are suitable for securing locations such as airports, harbours, military bases, public parks and any large area where potential for using conventional CCTV ir illuminator is limited. A key benefit is that by using IR, the cameras allow users to illuminate a facility covertly at night. This avoids the light pollution caused by white halogen units and does not alert intruders to the presence of CCTV IP Camera.

Another highlight of this product is that it is a ‘green’ solution because the integral adaptive power LEDs illuminate only the segment of the scene being observed by the IP CCTV Security Camera at a given time. By contrast, separate flood lamps will throw IR light indiscriminately through 360°. These cameras can therefore reduce power consumption on major installations, so meeting Hikvision’s goals of reducing its carbon footprint both in manufacture and deployment of products.

The Security Cameras is available in PAL and NTSC variants and will operate at levels as low as 0.65 lux (F1.35) in colour mode or 0.005 lux (F1.35) in B & W. True day-night switching and optimum image quality with elimination of focus shift are achieved through an IR cut filter (ICR) which allows IR operation at 0 lux. Key optical features include 28x optical zoom, 12x digital zoom, 128x wide dynamic range and a lens focal length of 3.5-98mm.

These zoom levels are the result of Hikvision responding to market demands; clients now expect discrimination between object types from considerable distances even at night. The effective pixels generated by the Hikvision IP Camera are 752(H) x 582(V) for the PAL model and 768(H) x 494(V) for the NTSC unit.

Hikvision are aware that users who transmit high-resolution images at night face the challenge of increased ‘noise’ levels resulting from the signal amplification and image ghosting that accompany slow shutter speeds. The company’s R & D engineers have optimized noise reduction with ‘3D noise reduction’ technology.

The product offers dual streaming and H.264 compression for preserving RAID resources and optimizing bandwidth consumption. These features allow facility managers to make efficient use of RAID storage. Extra system resilience is provided by SD/SDHC card local storage.

The dome employs a ¼” SONY Exview HAD CCD which has improved sensitivity by its ability to process near infrared light which until recently had been invalid as video information. The ultimate flexibility and variety of potential applications of these domes is increased by the range of electronic shutter speeds (1/4-1/10000s) and the IR coverage which extends to 80 meters, as well as the manual pan speed of 0.1°-160°/s and manual tilt speed of 0.1°-120°/s which allow users to track objects of many kinds in various environments. Other key features include image optimisation through auto iris, auto focus, auto white balance and backlight compensation.

Mr Polo Cai, Vice President of Hikvision, said: “Hikvision’s market research revealed that customer expectations have increased to the point of demanding content analysis under almost any lighting conditions. The functionality of this camera illustrates the responsiveness of our R & D department.”

 

Pelco by Schneider Electric expands IP portfolio with new camera ranges

The Sarix Enhanced is well suited for the most difficult lighting conditions and available in a wide range of indoor, environmental and vandal options, including box Security Cameras and domes. Additional benefits include:

Performance IQ: Equipped with SureVision 2.0 technology, delivering advanced low-light capability, true wide dynamic range (WDR), and anti-bloom technology for industry-leading image quality. New advancements include 3D noise filtering, smooth response to CCTV ir illuminator changes, and improved tone mapping to retain color accuracy and overall image contrast. SureVision 2.0 technology delivers the best possible image when a single scene contains bright areas, shaded areas, and intense light, better than the human eye.
Performance processing: Offers full HD video (up to 30 ips) with 1080p resolution using H.264 compression for optimized bandwidth and storage efficiency and up to two simultaneous video streams for the most demanding applications – like casinos and city surveillance.
Optimised design: Features an optimised modular design for quick install, built-in analytics, and advanced features for a premium user experience. The mini dome IP CCTV Security Camera offer a choice of autofocus motorized- varifocal 3 ~ 9 mm and 9 ~ 22 mm MPx lenses , while the box camera is compatible with a selection of standard CS mount megapixel lenses and includes auto back focus to achieve a sharp picture every time. Convenient Power over Ethernet reduces costs and simplifies planning, wiring, and installation.
Mission critical: Designed with superior reliability and fault tolerance for mission-critical applications, these rugged fixed IP cameras ensure users always get the video needed. Operating temperatures range from -40 p° to +50 p° C (-40 p° to 122 p° F) for environments covering the desert to the arctic. Dome models include options that are IP66 rated for dust and water protection, plenum rated for in-ceiling applications, and impact rated for up to 50J for vandal protection.

PELCoJPGThe Sarix Professional Range delivers choice to customers, allowing users to mix and match technical options. Benefits include:

VIVOTEK releases six new network cameras with superior image processing capabilities

VIVOTEK demonstrated its commitment to image quality by announcing the launch of six new network Security Cameras, IP8364-C, IP8337H-C, FD8164, FD8164V, FD8137H, and FD8137HV. These cameras have been specifically designed for strong image processing capabilities for securing extremely high image quality.

IP8364-C and IP8337H-C are both bullet-style network IP CCTV Security Camera tailored for diverse outdoor applications. Both are encased in IP66-rated weather-proof housing that is resistant to rain and dust. In order to strengthen the robustness of the camera, the mounting bracket includes cable management, designed specifically for protecting the cable within the bracket. Featuring a removable IR-cut filter as well as CCTV ir illuminator effective up to 20m, both cameras are able to adapt to constantly changing outdoor lighting conditions and provide superior image quality around the clock. In addition, IP8337H-C comes especially equipped with WDR Pro technology, enabling unparalleled visibility in high contrast environments.

New IP66 thermal imaging camera added to Panasonic security line-up

Thanks to high-performance specification, fast and easy installation and robust build quality, Panasonic thermal Security Cameras are the ideal tool for high priority security applications within transportation, utilities, government, commercial and financial markets.

Integrated thermal surveillance camera solutions
Panasonic thermal cameras complement Panasonic’s already extensive range of surveillance and  security solutions with includes everything from full high definition 1080P cameras, monitors and recording solutions, cloud based recording and storage, business intelligence video analytics, IP Camera and analogue cameras, 360 degree view cameras to infra-red cameras for low light conditions.

Panasonic thermal cameras with built-in motion detection not only allow night time vision without
CCTV ir illuminator, but also complement Panasonic vision cameras during the daytime, giving the following
enhancements:

  • Ability to see people and vehicles through foliage and smoke
  • Easily identify the presence of people who try to blend into the scenery through camouflage
  • Detect person at up to 1.5km
  • Detect vehicles at up to 4km
  • Inbuilt motion detection enables the creation of effective virtual fences or areas to be monitored for
  • intrusion with significantly reduced false triggers compared to vision cameras
  • Enable clearer and easier monitoring of scenes by security personnel for people and vehicle movement

Powerful specification, high performance
Behind its high quality germanium window, Panasonic thermal cameras deploy a powerful uncooled silicon microbolometer thermal detector available in a choice of 384×288 and 640×480 resolutions with sensor frequency rates of below 9Hz or 25Hz and above. The 384×288 sensor has a thermal sensitivity of
50mK, the 640×480 sensor has a thermal sensitivity of 70mK. A spectral sensitivity rating of 8mm to 14mm enables detailed clarity even on the darkest of nights or most difficult of scenes.

Panasonic thermal cameras are a powerful electronic sensor and security measure for the most challenging operational circumstances. Available in a range of lens sizes from 15mm to 45mm with other sizes available on demand for special applications.

Connectivity is well covered with two H.264 and one .JPEG network interfaces and smart features such as Motion Adaptive Interlace / Progressive Conversion enables clear viewing of moving scenes.

Video Motion Detection can also be programmed to trigger alarms along with Command Alarm and Video Loss depending on specific requirements whilst it is possible to always display the IP CCTV Camera title within the output image for faster identification of threat location and greater real time situational awareness.

360 Vision Technology fields massive display of cameras at IFSEC

Supporting the security industry’s leading manufacturers and solutions providers, CCTV IP Camera design and manufacturing company, 360 Vision Technology, will be fielding a massive range of their high-performance surveillance cameras at IFSEC 2016.

To be found on five different IFSEC stands, 360 Vision’s high-performance Predator, Centurion, Black Hawk and Predator Stainless Steel PTZ cameras can all be seen at the exhibition. Being displayed in a variety of camera/control combinations, models on show include analogue, Infrared, HD, thermal and integrated IR & white CCTV ir illuminator – illustrating 360 Vision’s breadth of video surveillance imaging technology.

Visitors to the show can see the cameras in action at Wireless Security Cameras (stand no E375), IndigoVision (stand no E900), Ogier (stand no F800), Altron (stand no B710) and Geoquip (stand no F1500).

Mark Rees, Business Development Director at 360 Vision says:

“We’re very pleased to be supporting our integrator, control manufacturer and technical solutions partners with a wide range of camera technology at IFSEC 2016. Showcasing 360 Vision camera technology, various specifications of our high-performance Predator, Centurion and Black Hawk camera range and integration within some of the industry’s leading technologies, reinforces the use of 360 Vision Technology cameras to obtain video imaging performance, reliability and benefits for any system application.”