Published on 24 May, 2013
Honeywell announced a full range of IP cameras which comply with ONVIF standards, providing installers with a vast array of possibilities to choose the right solution for every installation. The new cameras are additions to equIP and Performance series of Honeywell cameras and offer complete IP camera solutions for all video needs. Delivering exceptional image and picture quality, these cameras are ideally suited to environments that require detailed surveillance, including cities, roads, airports, government facilities, schools, campuses and industrial sites.
A core benefit of the new IP ONVIF compliant cameras is progressive scan video which enables improved detail on moving objects such as faces and car number plates. Furthermore their Digital Noise Reduction (DNR) feature results in significant storage savings without sacrificing image quality in low light. The true day/night cameras, available in both 1080p and 720p wide dynamic, provide optimum performance both indoors, and outdoors when using the environmental housing.
The cameras can also be integrated with Honeywell’s MAXPRO NVR SE and XE 2.5 solutions to offer an efficient all Honeywell IP system. The new ONVIF equIP and Performance cameras also support expanding integration possibilities to third-party systems, ensuring full interoperability and leveraging of existing network infrastructure. The range offers quick and easy installation and also enables full system scalability, allowing installation of just one camera or several hundred.
The high resolution of the 1080p cameras allows operators to digitally zoom for superior detail and to cover nearly three times the horizontal area compared with standard fixed analogue cameras, reducing the number of cameras required to monitor a fixed space and significantly lowering total cost of ownership. The 1080p cameras’ superior image detail and ability to highlight small details, such as facial features, makes them an ideal solution for installations that require enhanced detail when zooming in at the highest possible resolution.
The 720p cameras use wide dynamic technology to improve image visibility; even in high contrast environments where objects are hard to identify due to severe backlight or shadows. This allows security personnel to identify subjects in challenging environments such as areas with strong back lighting, abrupt changes in illumination, or when looking from a well-lit area into a darker one. The technology delivers video with excellent exposure in the harshest of lighting conditions enabling the operator to see recorded events more clearly for use as evidence or to inform decisions.
“Successfully using IP technology to improve the quality, detail and resolution of video recording, particularly in challenging environments, is a constant focus for security manufacturers,”
comments Dave Collingwood, Product Manager for Honeywell Security Group EMEA. “Helping installers and end users monitor wider areas and use video footage more effectively is driving the evolution of and demand for IP solutions.”