360 Vision launch new ‘Hybrid’ camera

CCTV IP Camera design and manufacturing company, 360 Vision Technology, has launched a new, patent pending, ‘Hybrid’ upgrade option for the company’s range of high-performance PREDATOR PTZ all-in-one cameras.

The optional ‘Hybrid’ upgrade provides both analogue and HD functionality for any PREDATOR Security Camera model. The deployment of 360 Vision’s future proof ‘patent pending’ Hybrid technology means that when a traditional surveillance installation moves to HD infrastructure, standard analogue 4:3 images (in HD Quality) can be replaced with Full HD 1080p widescreen images – at the flick of a switch and with no additional equipment required.

Currently available with infrared, white light, radar and built-in edge recording options, providing 128GB or 256GB of on-board storage space, now, the option to cater for HD cctv surveillance camera when required can be chose for any PREDATOR model.

Featuring ONVIF compliance or 360SDK protocols for fast set-up, and IP68 certification to ensure reliable performance in the harshest of environments, all PREDATOR cameras are British designed and manufactured, and carry a comprehensive 3-year warranty.

“The new Hybrid feature adds a further dimension to the comprehensive mix of existing options for the PREDATOR PTZ camera,” says Mark Rees, Business Development Director at 360 Vision.

“Now, installers and end-users can confidently invest in the future, with our Hybrid ‘Patent pending’ technology, to capture widescreen Full High Definition imaging at the flick of a switch – without the need to change the camera unit when they upgrade an existing site to HD cable infrastructure. There is a lot of legacy analogue systems that are crying out for HD upgrades, but budgets often don’t allow both ip security camera and infrastructure changes – we have developed a HD solution that can utilise existing coax/twisted pair cabling to deliver a HD ready experience now, and a full HD solution later.”

Wifi enabled Body Worn Camera to be showcased at DSEI

Edesix, a global market leader in body worn camera (BWC) solutions, is to showcase its new WiFi enabled VideoBadge, the VB-300 Series, at DSEI (Defence & Security Equipment International), the world’s largest trade show for the security and defence sectors.

The VB-300 series is a body worn video IP Camera styled like an ID card holder. Its simple operation makes it extremely versatile and suitable for all types of users and applications. Key features of the VB-300 series include:

  • Wireless Security Cameras capability which allows streaming and uploading of video in real-time.
  • Extended battery life – the VB-340 can record for up to 14 hours of continuous video coverage, with up to 96 hours of battery capacity when on standby.
  • Extra wide angled lens, giving a 1300 horizontal field of view.

Complementing the VideoBadge is Edesix’s VideoManager; a slick, user-friendly and highly functional video management software suite. VideoManager is web-based, and suitable for handling, editing and sharing your captured footage. It comes fully equipped with state-of-the-art features, such as redaction, to prepare and share evidence-ready footage without extensive training or expensive resources. VideoManager is a secure platform, equipped with encryption keys to protect data upload and allow a comprehensive audit trail, as well as implementing sophisticated multi-level role-based access controls. This allows close monitoring of which users can view, edit, share or delete footage.

Headquartered in Edinburgh, UK and established in 2002, Edesix manufactures BWC’s for those in public facing roles, helping to improve safety, while producing compelling legal evidence when needed. Edesix currently supplies key markets across the globe, including the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, South America, China, the Middle East and Australasia. All hardware and software is designed, developed and manufactured in the UK.

Edesix currently provides VideoBadges and VideoManager software to security and enforcement personnel, police forces, bailiffs, transport firms and emergency services/first responders.

“All the studies examining body worn video cameras show they make a real difference in protecting frontline staff and the public,” explains Richie McBride, CEO of Edesix.

“Body Worn Cameras help prevent crime and anti-social behaviour, and record unbiased evidential footage for criminal prosecution. There can be no doubt that Security Camera deter aggression and in many cases eliminate the need to activate a panic alarm or radio during an incident. When members of the public know they are being recorded, their behaviour tends to change to a more positive attitude. BWC’s also help staff feel safer and more protected.”

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.