360 Vision HD cameras powered by Sony STARVIS™

At the forefront of surveillance imaging development and performance, leading UK CCTV design and manufacturing company, 360 Vision Technology, is proud to announce that it is now employing the latest high-performance Sony STARVIS™ 1080P HD camera module across its entire range of HD cctv surveillance camera.

Featuring the latest generation of imaging sensors specifically designed for dahua security camera applications by the world’s leading electronic component manufacturer, the new Sony camera module includes STARVIS™ CMOS image sensors with back-illuminated pixel technology.

360 Vision Technology is one of only a handful of partners selected by Sony worldwide to use the latest Sony STARVIS™ technology – securing sufficient stock to supply customers throughout 2016 (despite a natural disaster affecting Sony’s factory output).

The latest Sony STARVIS™ Security Cameras module includes Auto ICR, Spherical Privacy Zone Masking, and Defog – to provide the ultimate in scene detail, colour rendition and ultra low-light performance.

A built-in image stabilizer function counters the effect of blurred, shaky images caused by low-frequency vibration. This is designed to ensure quality images in outdoor surveillance and traffic monitoring applications – particularly if the IP CCTV Camera is used on a mounting pole or bridge where it may be subjected to wind or mechanical vibration.

The IP CCTV Security Camera module’s state-of-the-art optical/digital zoom is combined to enhance picture quality – while maintaining the original horizontal angle of view. This technology ensures no compromise in image size, and reduces blurring. Sony STARVIS™ features a sensitivity of 2000 mV, or more per 1 µm2 (colour product, when imaging with a 706 cd/m2 light source, F5.6 in 1 s accumulation equivalent).

Mark Rees, Business Development Director of 360 Vision explains:

“We are extremely proud to have been selected by Sony as a trusted technical partner for such leading-edge technology. We are always looking to capitalise on a technical advantage to ensure our products offer the best possible performance and value. With our Sony STARVIS™ partnership, airsoft holographic sight 360 Vision customers can be assured that specifying our cameras for any 24/7 surveillance applications will yield the best possible image quality.”

Public Space CCTV ? Blazing a Vision in The City of York

The City of York has become the first council in the UK to integrate its public space and transport CCTV through the large-scale deployment of ONVIF technology and all the benefits this brings.

As part of two major developments Meyertech Fusion-Core-Solar video management software and Fusion-Incident CCTV information management software has been employed to integrate the many legacy systems and Hikvision IP Camera into the York Travel and Control Centre (YTCC), a dedicated Public Space and Transport CCTV facility located in a new 300,000 control room in West Offices. This is probably the largest ONVIF based public space system in the UK and will amount to the biggest change in the way CCTV is operated in York since the service was first introduced.

By embracing the ONVIF standard this historical city, which was once briefly the capital of England, is now blazing a vision for the future of Public Space CCTV in the UK.

In parallel with the new unified control room the City of York Council York has begun to exploit its new private fibre optic network by installing the latest CCTV IP Camera more cost effectively and efficiently than ever before and, at the same time taking advantage of the flexibility that the CYC network provides to route the video streams.

With over 400 member manufacturers?worldwide producing over 2000 conformant products, ONVIF provides increased flexibility and greater freedom of?choice through interoperable products as the leading global?standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products. When choosing Video Management Software (VMS) to integrate and control their new system the City of York Council wanted to be safe in the knowledge that their investment is protected in the future, which, is why CYC chose Meyertech, the first British company to gain ONVIF Profile-S conformance.

Speaking about the project, David Wood, Sales Executive at Meyertech declared: We are extremely excited by Yorks vision to employ an ONVIF solution and especially pleased they have chosen to implement it using Fusion Video Management Software (VMS) and ZoneVu appliances.

With the continued growth of IP video surveillance in the last few years most councils have a strategy to migrate their Public Space systems from analogue to IP-digital connectivity. The interoperability that Fusion VMS provides was crucial in leveraging Yorks existing analogue CCTV investments.

As more security equipment becomes IP Camera convergent opportunities arise for systems to interoperate making long-term investment in security an actuality and allowing the City of Yorks future aspirations to integrate Park & Ride sites, schools and many other council buildings and services a reality.

The new control room which employs eight staff providing 24/7 coverage is now one of the most technologically advanced control centres in the country monitoring over 150 Wireless IP CCTV Camera across the city, and this is set to increase in the near future with cabinet member for planning and transport, councillor Dave Merrett stating: We now have the potential to expand the range of other CCTV services we provide.

The system has made an immediate impact with crime rates. In a single?month last year alone it was used in 42 prosecutions. A point not lost on?Councillor Linsay Cunningham-Cross, who stated: If there is footage of crime, more often than not those being prosecuted will plead guilty, so it saves?money all the way along the line. York is a safe city and we are keen to keep it?that way. IP CCTV Camera provides an essential service and a great way to do that.

Kantech Releases Intevo with exacqVision VMS Software

The Intevo integrated security platform provides seamless integration of access control, video and intrusion

HEATHROW, UK – 22nd August, 2014 –– Kantech, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco (NYSE: TYC), the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company, announces the release of the Intevo integrated security platform which now includes the latest version of the exacqVision video management system (VMS) software.

Designed to unify access control, IP CCTV Camera video and intrusion for small to medium size businesses, Intevo seamlessly integrates the Kantech EntraPass software with exacqVision VMS software into a single solution. Intevo also includes support for DSC PowerSeries and other alarm panel integrations, giving users plug-and-play capability.

“With the move to the Exacq software, Intevo brings the powerful and intuitive features of the exacqVision VMS, such as faster and more intuitive video searching capabilities, to customers as part of an easy to deploy, integrated security platform,” said Rafael Schrijvers, Product Marketing Manager, EMEA, Tyco Security Products.

The exacqVision software features SpeedSearch, where video frames automatically populate on the screen upon conducting a search and advance as the timeline cursor is moved. Users can also begin an investigation whilst video is still downloading, providing faster access to the necessary evidence, particularly for low bandwidth connections.

Intevo is optimised for the use of American Dynamics Illustra Series HD Hikvision IP Camera — supporting up to 32 IP cameras per system. Using the exacqVision software, Intevo supports over 2,000 models of the industry’s leading IP camera including fisheye/panoramic models with client-side dewarping.

The Intevo platform is preloaded with the latest version of Kantech’s EntraPass Corporate Edition Security Cameras management software, which supports the EntraPass Web remote user platform and the EntraPass Go mobile application right out of the box. EntraPass allows customers to view, manage and play back video linked to access control events as well as perform everyday access control functions such as locking and unlocking doors.

IDIS launches its HD-TVI surveillance offering

IDIS launches its HD-TVI surveillance offering and a highly scalable fully featured VMS.  

IDIS today unveiled its HD-TVI surveillance solution, DirectCX™, on stand G700 at IFSEC International, alongside a fully-featured VMS, IDIS Solution Suite™ (ISS). The addition of an analogue HD-over-coaxial system, and the highly flexible and scalable ISS, to the IDIS line-up realizes the surveillance powerhouse’s promise to present the most comprehensive surveillance solution at this year’s exhibition.

With a continued commitment to meet a range of surveillance and technology needs, the new IDIS DirectCX™ offering is ideal for customers and installers seeking analogue cctv surveillance camera and looking to leverage existing coaxial cabling and power lines, while still benefitting from IDIS signature high performance and quality. The DirectCX™ line-up includes a range of HD-TVI video recorders (TVRs), Security Cameras, IDIS Center™ Video Management Software (VMS) and peripherals.

Additionally, the fully-featured IDIS VMS, ISS, works across any combination of IDIS recording platforms including the IDIS flagship NVR-based offering, DirectIP™, as well as DirectCX™ TVRs, and presents customers with the powerful functionality offered by server-based recording. Leveraging a cost-effective modular design, ISS works seamlessly with every single IDIS device and allows customers to choose only the modules they need, such as administration, monitoring, recording, streaming, backup, redundant recording, failover and video wall services.

Built on core patented technologies, the IDIS offerings all use the same user-friendly interface, ensuring a unified user experience across all technology platforms. ISS allows customers to mix and match network and analogue HD over coaxial cable technology, while customers looking to migrate from DirectCX™ to DirectIP™ or to scale up from DirectIP™ to ISS will find a virtually identical user interface. This future-proofs investments by giving customers the flexibility to expand, while minimising training requirements to ensure a low cost of ownership.

Speaking at the show, Brian Song, Managing Director of IDIS Europe, said, “Our philosophy is to meet the surveillance needs of businesses across a range of market sectors by offering a total surveillance solution. We also have a commitment to combining high performance with simplicity and a low cost of ownership. From the perspective of operation there is no difference between using DirectIP™, DirectCX™ or operating ISS.

“IDIS Center™, bundled within our DirectIP™ offering, is already a powerful VMS that we offer at no cost, supporting up to 1024 devices or 32,768 (32 x 1024) IP CCTV Camera. Now, with ISS, customers can scale up and expand to, say, 64 simultaneous remote client logins, and gain the power and redundancy of server-based recording, often required by larger enterprises with mission critical security operations, yet the user experience remains the same. The modular design of ISS also ensures customers only pay for what they want and need.”

Song continued, “With the addition of our DirectCX™ offering and an enterprise-level VMS, we really are meeting the needs of an even wider range of applications in terms of security, surveillance and technology requirements.”

Gloucester leads the UK with Pioneering Communications Project

Work is underway on a pioneering project which aims to convert Gloucester into one of the best connected cities in the UK, partners Gloucester City Council and BT announced today.

A landmark deal, the first of its kind in the UK, will see the introduction of a free public wireless (wi-fi) service for tourists and people living and working in the city centre, a new state-of-the-art IP CCTV Camera service and control room and improved mobile phone coverage for 4G and other new services.

Gloucester is believed to be the first UK city to combine all three in one project with BT.

The investment will improve public safety and help people to stay in touch more easily as they shop, work and socialise in the city centre.

It’s also been confirmed the new CCTV and wi-fi services will be up and running to coincide with the start of the Rugby World Cup in September, in which Gloucester is playing a major role.

Once the planning and surveying work is complete, the partners will begin installing the wireless access points and 50 new high-definition Wireless IP CCTV Camera in the heart of the city centre and Gloucester Park.

Where possible, existing structures will be used to house the new equipment which will replace the current analogue CCTV network, now more than 15 years old. The new digital service will provide clearer images, enable security teams to zoom in on potential trouble-spots and gather evidence with high quality images.

Access to the Gloucester wi-fi service will be free and unlimited to all. It will extend from Westgate and Eastgate, along Northgate and Southgate and into Worcester Street towards Kingsholm Stadium.

Laptops, tablets and mobile devices, including smartphones, will be able to connect to it via a specially tailored page being developed by the partners.

Councillor Jennie Dallimore, cabinet member for communities and neighbourhoods, said: “Today marks an important milestone in our quest to make Gloucester one of the most connected places in the UK.

“This is fantastic news for people visiting the city as well as local businesses, students and shoppers. We really hope the project will help put Gloucester on the map.

“It’s great to work with BT on this unique project and we are really looking forward to when everything is up-and-running – just in time for the Rugby World Cup too.”

BT will manage the combined services for up to 10 years*.

Paul Coles, BT’s regional manager for Gloucestershire and the South West, said: “Connecting people is at the heart of what we do, but this is the first time these three key elements – CCTV, wi-fi and enhanced mobile communications – have been developed in one project for one city by BT, at the same time. It’s great to see Gloucester pioneering this approach which we now hope to replicate in other towns and cities.

“This project is another important step forward in the development of communications for Gloucester and the wider county, where the roll-out of high-speed fibre broadband is continuing at a pace.

“The new free public wi-fi service will provide people with a reliable and secure way of staying in touch whilst they are working, studying, shopping or socialising in and around the city, whilst the latest CCTV technology will help to keep them safe.

“Providing better mobile phone coverage is also important and we hope mobile network operators will take advantage and opt to boost their local coverage through the new cells that can be made available alongside the new CCTV IP Camera and wi-fi networks.”

Siqura’s HD IP dome cameras help secure 225 medical emergency helipads in Spain

Accidents can and do happen, but being prepared for them is what can really make the difference between life and death in a critical situation.

In the autonomous region of Castilla-La Mancha in Central Spain, the health care authority, SESCAM, takes people’s well-being seriously. SESCAM is stepping up its medical airlift services with 166 new helipads and a communications and video network system that is built to effectively counter any calamity.

Centralizing the system

Currently, there are 59 medical emergency helicopter landing pads in Castilla-La Mancha. Since 2006, SESCAM has offered airlift services at night, making Castilla-La Mancha the only autonomous region in Spain with emergency helicopter facilities available 24 hours per day. SESCAM intends to further its achievements by increasing the number of helipads to 225 and centralizing the communications network.

Taking on the implementation of this critical project is Indra, the premier IT company in Spain and a leading IT multinational in Europe and Latin America that has worked successfully with SESCAM on many medical care related projects. Indra will oversee the design and deployment of an integrated network system that connects the 225 helipads and coordinates the airlift services. The network will combine wireless technology, CCTV, aeronautical signaling, complex weather stations equipped with lighting sensors, and a central control center to which emergency calls will be sent.

Excellent oversight

In order to ensure that the landing pads are visible in all sorts of conditions, Indra has enlisted the help of Siqura, manufacturer of advanced video surveillance solutions. Siqura will provide over 300 of its high-definition (HD) fixed IP dome Security Cameras to assist operators in overseeing the highly critical areas on and around the helipads. The vandal-proof fixed dome cameras (FD62) that will be used in the system are part of a series of six cameras that provide HD resolution images in H.264, MPEG-4, and MJPEG.

Conserving bandwidth through improving quality

H.264 currently offers the best image quality available while at the same time reducing bandwidth requirements. The Siqura FD62 Wireless Security Cameras proficiently balance the intensified processing power requirements inherent in H.264 compression with network limitations. As a result, the Siqura FD62 Infrared Security Cameras being deployed in Castilla-La Mancha are able to efficiently offer H.264 streams at HD resolutions while using relatively little bandwidth.

HD resolution

High-definition (HD) image resolutions are without a doubt a solid step up from their standard-definition and analog predecessors. A 16×9 aspect ratio significantly widens the scope of a camera’s effective field of view, ultimately reducing the number of cameras needed for a given application. The HD (720p) resolution material streamed by the Siqura FD62 considerably intensifies the number of available pixels, providing Wireless IP CCTV Camera images with more detail than ever before.

The multiple combinations of resolution and frame rate available satisfy the demands of a variety of live-viewing and recording scenarios necessary in such critical applications as emergency medical transport.

Seeing in the dark

The Siqura FD62 IP CCTV Camera offer true day/night and backlight compensation as standard features to ensure quality images in difficult lighting conditions. The cameras also include features such as motion detection and privacy masks, so that the helipads can be monitored as effectively as possible.

Extensive integration

Since the Siqura FD62 cameras comply with ONVIF specifications, they are already integrated into the major video management systems, so it is easy to incorporate them into SESCAM’s new network.

Keeping incidents from escalating

It might not always be possible to keep mishaps from happening but if you’re prepared, it’s possible to keep incidents from escalating into bona fide calamities. SESCAM’s new and improved airlift system will help to manage the urgent realities inherent in emergency medicine. So while doctors and hospital staff work to save lives on the ground, SESCAM, Indra, and Siqura will ensure that those in need of medical care swiftly and safely get where they need to go.

Samsung announces installer-friendly WiseNetIII HD camera range

The new Full HD Security Cameras range, which can capture high quality images when the lighting level is as low as 0.01 lux, has an ultra fast frame rate of 60fps at 1080p which results in latency free clear images. This can be particularly beneficial in a scene with moving subjects by ensuring image edges are kept sharp and clear. The enhanced Wide Dynamic Range built into the WiseNetIII DSP chipset, when working with performance greater than 100dB, can accurately produce images in scenes that simultaneously contain very bright and very dark areas, whilst correct colour is maintained by adopting Regional Adaptive Tone Mapping, and motion blur is reduced by using Samsung’s Motion Artefact Reduction technology. P-iris technology optimises the iris when multiple lighting conditions exist within a single field of view to create images with better clarity and depth of field.  A Defog feature can be used to help improve the clarity of images captured in poor weather conditions such as rain or fog, whilst Digital Image Stabilization (DIS), previously only seen in analogue chipsets, negates the effects of a camera shaking due to high winds or building vibration.

“All these features may sound complicated but we are confident that installers will find them easy to set up,” said Tim Biddulph.  “We are also certain that installers will value the time saving Simple Focus feature which is built into most of the models that automatically focuses the IP CCTV Camera. All that is needed is one simple push of a button on the back of the camera to achieve optical focus.”

An additional benefit offered by this very clever feature is that when the IP CCTV Security Camera mode changes from colour to monochrome with the help of the camera’s true Day & Night function, the Simple Focus automatically optimizes the back-focus required for clear sharp images.

Samsung has introduced a new cabling system to further improve the ease and speed at which the new WiseNetIII models can be installed. Cables and glands are supplied separately in the box, making it easy for installers to choose the alternative option of directly connecting their own existing or new network cables, and in the case of a dome, they can do so without having to remove the electronics from the back box

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.