When it gets wet: Plug & play cameras in the new bullet housing for outdoor use
When it gets wet: Plug & play cameras in the new bullet housing for outdoor use

If you wish, you can go swimming together with the plug & play cameras in the new bullet housing. Or monitor the streets of New Delhi during the Indian monsoon. Because the very sturdy housing is protected compliant with IP68 and it can therefore also be taken along when swimming under water. But when you are not planning to go diving at the moment, then the VKC-1378, VKC-1379 and VKC-1382 by eneo are the right choice for reliable outdoor use at temperatures from -20°C to +50°C. Because everything has been prepared to make installation quick and smooth: camera modules with retractable infrared cut filter for day and night use, integrated varifocal lenses, wall bracket with concealed cabling for wall mounting, sunshield. This means for you: at the installation site unpack, bolt on, hook up the cables. Focus and zoom can then be set externally without having to unscrew the housing.For the start: four different modelsWhat are the differences among the four currently available models? The differences between the VKC-1378/IR-650 and the VKC-1378/IR-316 are limited to the focal length: whilst the focal length of the VKC-1378/IR-650 lies at 6mm to 50mm, the VKC-1378/IR-316 has a focal length of 3.5mm to 16mm. Both cameras have a horizontal resolution of 560 TV lines, light sensitivity of 0.25 lux at F1.2, and their 70 LEDs (850nm) can illuminate as far as 80 metres. The VKC-1382/IR3516 has a horizontal resolution of 600 TV lines, light sensitivity of 0.14 lux at F1.2, and their 70 LEDs (850nm) can illuminate as far as 80 metres. Things are different for the VKC-1379/IR-316: the VKC-1379B/IR-316 (unlike the other models) is a Pixim camera that ensures a wide dynamic range (WDR) of 120dB with its patented DPS technology. Its horizontal resolution lies at 570 TV lines, light sensitivity at 1.4 lux, and its 70 LEDs (850nm) have an illumination range up to 80 metres. On all models the illumination is switched on and off automatically in response to the ambient lighting. The suitable model for you is not here? We will continuously expand our product range of cameras in the bullet housing, corresponding IP versions are also currently in the works.

Add to Compare
Intelligent cameras: the new eneo VKC(D)-1375 with extensive analysis functions
Intelligent cameras: the new eneo VKC(D)-1375 with extensive analysis functions

Cameras are becoming more and more intelligent. In addition to a progressive increase in resolution, numerous analysis functions are becoming available to make surveillance far more reliable and also ensure the security personnel's work is much easier. The VKC-1375 Box Camera and VKCD-1375 Fixed Dome from eneo are current examples of this. Reliable sabotage detection combined with a camera cover, defocusing, spray-painting detection and change of viewing direction are highlights. Motion detection has been implemented with different functionalities and configuration options: classic motion detection is applied to the entire scene with automatic upsizing and tracking of the detected movement by PTZ. Now though, the Mine Area function is used to preselect relevant areas, such as a wire, barrier or an area where unauthorised entry is prohibited. But the eneo technology goes even further: their range of functions include face image recognition and alerting when an object is moved out of a predefined area, plus cross object counting and entrance counting. With Cross Object Counting, two vertical lines defined in the picture are used for counting objects that move past, such as vehicles driving past a building. With Entrance Counting, the camera counts the number of people who enter or leave an entrance area, such as in a supermarket. The number counted is displayed directly in the camera image for both functions. Furthermore, an alarm output contract is available for triggering further activities for all the above video analysis functions.  Watch video demos showcasing the functions of video analytics in the camera  Video clips on  http://www.eneo-security.com/.You want to experience all analysis options in operation? Then visit this link where you will see video clips that not only explain each functions, they also show the settings you need to make in the setup menu. EHLC functionality and 3D DNR noise suppression All of these analysis functions are clearly only useful when the image quality is outstanding: the VKC-1375 and VKCD-1375 have a horizontal resolution of 650 TV lines and - in addition to advanced WDR, pixel compensation and real day/night functionality - they feature the new EHLC functionality (Excessive High Light Compensation). This function shades very bright areas in the video image, such as car headlights directed at the camera. Also, very dark image areas are brightened, so that the number plate is clearly recognisable despite the darkening effect in this example. Effective noise reduction is achieved through either the 2D function or the very effective 3D-DNR. The very high resolution is due to the use of a new Sony Chip Set with a very high number of active pixels.

Add to Compare
Plug and play in perfection: The VKC-13100/IR2810 bullet camera in a compact IP68 rated housing
Plug and play in perfection: The VKC-13100/IR2810 bullet camera in a compact IP68 rated housing

The eneo VKC-13100/IR2810 is the ideal choice for your night tasks. It always delivers clear and high-contrast pictures - even when you can't see your hand in front of your face and details are hidden in darkness. This is due, on the one hand, to the IR cut filter that retracts automatically in response to ambient lighting. On the other hand, forty 850nm LEDs are installed in the camera. These LEDs generate a maximum illumination range of 50 metres controlled by Dynamic Light Intensity Control (DIC), so you don't need to even think about extra illumination when you install the camera. The camera switches back into day mode when the sun rises in the morning and details again become visible. In day mode the VKC-13100 presents its imagery in exactly the same way usual for the human eye, in colour. By the way: the camera also operates perfectly in backlight, thanks to E-Wide Dynamic Range. Exclusive Model Water and dust cannot harm the sturdy VKC-13100/IR2810. With its protection rating of IP68 it is well prepared for all tasks out in the open. Whether in day-long heavy rain, or the hottest summer days up to 50°C - the new bullet camera always operates at full effectiveness. The compact and elegantly proportioned housing of merely 90x108x190mm deserves special attention as it is amazingly simple to install: the VKC-13100 is fixed in position by only one screw. The flexible mounting arm can be fitted to the wall or ceiling and simultaneously provides concealed cable management. The zoom and focus are adjustable from the outside without having to open the housing. This means you can start off as soon as you have opened the package when you receive your VKC-13100. All you have to do is to screw on the camera and hook up the cables. Plug and play in perfection.

Add to Compare
eneo VKC-1368-WL/W3 - Now with White Light
eneo VKC-1368-WL/W3 - Now with White Light

eneo is upgrading its W3 Series, the ideal solution for outdoor installations, with the high-resolution Plug & Play camera called the VKC-1368. It adds a white-light version to the brand's range of weatherproof cameras. 17 integrated white light LEDs deliver an illumination range of approximately 10 metres. But the VKC-1368 still operates with a high light sensitivity of 0.2 Lux at F1.2 when the white light is switched off. Its top class image quality in all lighting conditions is due partly to its 1/3" Supper HADII Colour CCD image sensor made by Sony along with the integral varifocal lens. It furthermore offers enhanced sharpness compensation and back light compensation. One outstanding feature is the Dynamic Light Intensity Control (DIC), which automatically adapts the intensity of the white light to the lighting conditions. But mention must also be made of the enhanced sharpness compensation and back light compensation (BLC) as well as the flexible dual supply voltage of 12VDC or 24VAC. The W3 weatherproof housing series classified compliant with protection rating IP67 designed especially for these Plug & Play cameras is made from aluminium featuring a clear polycarbonate window. With its compact size of 62x97x188 millimetres, it comes at a weight of only 900 grams, and its swivel-head mounting bracket gives flexibility to installation on walls or ceilings. The "Easy Installation Cable" pre-cabled video/power supply with outside routing (1.5m long, video: BNC jack; 12/24V input; 2-pin screw-plug connector) makes both installation and maintenance easy as the cable can simply be plugged from underneath. Furthermore the hidden cable management gives protection against manipulation and sabotage. Impressive value for money rounds off these specifications. Features VKC-1368 Weatherproof Camera with Swivel Head Bracket 1/3" Colour CCD Camera with Varifocal Lens Sensitivity of 0.2Lux at F1.2 Enhanced Sharpness Compensation Back Light Compensation (BLC) Automatic Shutter Control (ESC) Illumination by 17 integrated White Light LEDs Dynamic (Light) Intensity Control (DIC) Hidden Cable Routing Protection Rating: IP67 Supply Voltage: 12VDC/24VAC

Add to Compare
Any technology. One look.
Any technology. One look.

This autumn it’s all about the Candid, because eneo is now really pulling out all the stops with its consistent development of the successful product series. What’s new? The practical bullet cameras are now available for all three technologies: analogue, IP, HDcctv. And across all technologies and in all sizes. Whilst the Candid was previously only available in medium and large, the model series is now finally dimensionally complete with the new Candid Small. And with the introduction of the first thermal cameras, Candid is also positioned more broadly with regard to technology than ever before. A success story The Candid fulfils ultimate requirements placed on security and shape, which is proven by the growing numbers of satisfied customers impressed by the balanced, functional design of the bullet cameras. To say nothing of its technical features. Installers are also convinced as their work has been made immensely easier by the practical plug & play installation of the easy-to-handle bullet camera. No wonder, since it’s exactly the specific practical requirements what our product experts focus on so they can continue providing improvements in the future, through innovative camera technology and intelligent accessories such as the practical camera junction box AK-4. Small but with a performance to be seen: Candid Small With the new Candid Small, eneo has now rounded off the successful bullet camera series that was only available in the M and L sizes until now. Its dimensions have been reduced to a minimum allowing the smallest Candid housing to combine the advantages of the larger Medium and Large models – protection rating IP68, extended temperature range from -40°C to 50°C, integrated IR illumination, plug & play installation – with an extremely compact construction which also makes the housing a good recommendation for discrete indoor surveillance tasks. Just like the Medium and Large models, a 2 megapixel IP camera module (Full HD, 1080p) is also available for the Candid Small. Bigger selection than ever before, including thermal imaging technology Six current new arrivals, three IP and three HDcctv cameras, enrich the model series in the day/night camera product section. They are available in the three sizes small, medium and large. The S and M sizes have a motorised zoom lens with an autofocus function and a focal length of 3-9 mm; the two large models are 2-megapixel cameras with a 20x zoom lens (autofocus). In addition to these brand new cameras which are worth considering for many different types of applications due to their variable focal length, the Candid thermal cameras open up fully new fields of application. The first models are available in a Candid Medium bullet housing, as practical as it is elegant with IP67 protection and designed for fast plug & play installation. These are uncooled thermal imaging systems which operate maintenance-free over many years. That’s why they are the best economical solution wherever objects are to be detected at a maximum distance of 4 km. The new eneo cameras are available with a choice of 5 mm, 9 mm, 13 mm, 19 mm, 25 mm and 35 mm focal lengths with ranges from 330 to 4050 metres. Their thermal sensitivity lies at 50 millikelvin at an ambient temperature of 25°C. There is no technology system question with eneo thermal cameras as they have analogue as well as IP connectivity. By the way, connectivity: each module also has an external USB port. Speaking about our innovations: a Full HD version of the sturdy and versatile Callisto fixed dome is now also available.

Add to Compare

CCTV cameras - Expert commentary

The many faces of today's facial recognition technology
The many faces of today's facial recognition technology

The use of facial recognition has become a highly debated topic recently, and has increasingly and misleadingly been criticised by some for being an unethical tool used to spy on the public. The reason for such criticism is however largely due to lack of information and regulation around the technology. Used proportionately and responsibly, facial recognition can and should be a force for good. It has the ability to do a lot more to increase security in the future – from street crime to airport security, all the way through to helping those battling addiction, the technology can take security and operations to new heights. These systems can memorise the faces of persons of interest, networks of gang members, wanted criminals and those suspected of involvement in serious violent crimes The rise in knife crime Knife crime has dominated the headlines in the UK throughout the year. Recent statistics show the number of people being admitted to emergency care due to attacks by a sharp object to be up by nearly 40 per cent from two years ago, whilst the number of children under the age of 18 being admitted to hospitals with stab wounds is up by 86 per cent in only four years. This recent surge in knife crime has put police forces under immense pressure, and the intelligent use of facial recognition has a role to play in enabling more informed stop & search interventions. Currently UK police can stop and search an individual they suspect to be carrying drugs or weapons or both, or they can stop and search a person in a location where there have been or are considered likely to be “incidents involving serious violence.” In both cases they must do so with access to limited information, leaving themselves open to accusations of bias or discrimination. Knife crime dominated the headlines in the UK throughout 2018 Police systems benefiting crime investigations This is where facial recognition can offer up additional intelligence. These systems can memorise the faces of persons of interest, networks of gang members, wanted criminals and those suspected of involvement in serious violent crimes. Furthermore, these systems don’t need prior personal engagement to recognise an individual and see only data, not gender, age or race. Facial recognition thus helps eliminate both weapons and criminals off the streets and potentially prevent crimes before they have a chance to take place. The technology doesn’t take the decision away from the human police officer. However, it does bring greater transparency and context to the decision-making process of whether a stop and search intervention is justified.  Similarly, the advanced technology can recognise and match an individual seen on a CCTV camera at a crime scene to someone the police encounters on the streets some time later, justifying a stop and search on that individual. Its ability to check in real time if a person is on a criminal watchlist adds an extra layer to the decision-making process prior to conducting a stop and search, lowering the likelihood of discrimination. Facial recognition thus helps eliminate both weapons and criminals off the streets and potentially prevent crimes before they have a chance to take place. Gambling addiction and how facial recognition can help There are an estimated 593,000 people in the UK currently battling a gambling problem, making it a serious public health issue in the country. Having understood the gravity of the issue, the UK gambling commission have set limits and advice in place to help those suffering this addiction; yet as with all addictions, gambling is a tough habit to beat. In order to put effective limitations in place and make a real difference, the gambling commission needs the right technology to protect those most vulnerable in the industry.   Facial recognition technology is able to keep track of customers and thus help gambling companies in protecting their customers Facial recognition technology is able to keep track of customers and thus help gambling companies in protecting their customers to a higher degree. Monitoring those entering and moving around gambling areas is an extremely difficult task for human staff to do alone, especially in large crowded areas such as casinos. Facial recognition technology installed around the premises would be able to help the company and the staff to identify people who have registered as gambling addicts, and keep record of their day’s play in order to inform staff if and when it was time for them to stop. It would also be able to ensure effective self-exclusion procedures, by identifying a self-excluded individual via CCTV as soon as they entered the venue to then allow security staff to respectfully escort them out. Utilising facial recognition at airport security Facial recognition has by now become a normal sight at many airports around the world. Several people today hold a so-called biometric passport, which allows them to skip the normally longer queues and instead walk through an automated ePassport control to proceed to the gate faster without having to deal with control officers. Facial recognition used in this way has managed to significantly cut waiting times at the passport control, but it also has the ability to enhance security in and around airports. Facial recognition uses algorithms to match physical characteristics against photos and videos of people's faces Earlier this year, facial recognition technology managed to catch an imposter trying to enter the US at the Washington Dulles Airport. The false passport may have been uncaught by the human eye, yet due to the accuracy of the facial recognition technology it managed to help officers catch the imposter and bring him to justice. Facial recognition thus allows officers to identify an individual faster and more accurately than the human eye. Facial recognition uses algorithms to match physical characteristics against photos and videos of people's faces, which have been collected from visas, passports and other sources.   Facial recognition allows officers to identify an individual faster and more accurately than the human eye At airports the use of facial recognition has proved to both enhance security as well as speed up processes such as check-inWhilst some critics may worry about issues of privacy related to the technology, at airports the use of facial recognition has proved to both enhance security as well as speed up processes such as check-in and, in the future, even boarding proceedings. If used correctly and proportionately, facial recognition can help safeguard the public and improve national security on several fronts. Whilst the many benefits of facial recognition are evident, the lack of regulation and understanding of the technology has led to misconception around how it works and what it is used for. Facial recognition technology can match faces in crowded public places against criminal watch lists, and register faces that match with those on criminal watch lists – whilst ignoring everyone else.

2019 to see a rise in cyber and cloud security solutions
2019 to see a rise in cyber and cloud security solutions

2018 was a good year for integrators and manufacturers across the board. The economy has been strong which manifested itself in many ways but in particular construction was booming. This was very good for the security industry, especially those integrators and manufacturers who provide services and products in the commercial space. Two of the most unexpected things that impacted the market, and will continue to impact it into 2019, are the trade war and the rapid rise of interest rates. I have been monitoring both very closely and didn’t expect the trade ‘skirmish’ to escalate into the trade war it has become. Similarly, interest rates have started to rise which was a bit of a surprise and one that will definitely impact the nation’s economy and by extension our market. Upcoming cloud-based trends Cyber has definitely taken a strong foothold in the industry and with the continued expansion of cloud-based services I see three main trends coming in 2019. The first is the rise of cloud-based products and service offerings that security integrators will have access to. While we have had a few key players already offering cloud-based solutions for a couple of years on the video side in particular, I see this really picking up steam across all other security and life safety solutions. This really leads into the second trend which is integrators adjusting their business models to leverage these cloud-based solutions into recurring revenue models as managed security service providers (MSSP). The ability for integrators to develop their own managed service portfolio will be key; PSA is already working with several partners to help bring a portfolio offering to our membership which is really exciting. I anticipate that we will see about 10% of security integrators take hold of this new model in 2019 and then expect that number to increase by around 10% each year until the majority of the security business is cloud-based and integrators accept the new model of being an MSSP. Finally, of course is cybersecurity. Cyber has definitely taken a strong foothold in the industry and with the continued expansion of these cloud-based services, it will be more important than ever to integrators, manufacturers and end users alike. MSSP portfolio offering The more progressive security professionals will see cyber as an opportunity, a part of the MSSP portfolio offering, rather than just a threat that we have been talking about for going on five years. The winners in this market will be the integrators and manufacturers who can adapt to all these changes, leverage new technologies we are seeing with AI and cloud-based solutions, and those who stick to commodity-based solutions will be left behind. There are some remarkable things happening with AI technology, analytics, biometrics PSA’s growth has been remarkable. We have exceeded our own growth plans year over year and have also exceed the market projected growth marks as well. We continue to add more offerings to our membership to help them stay ahead of the curve, which in turn helps us to do the same. Right now, we are investing in programs that provide data to our integrators to help inform their business decisions. Data is key for any business and PSA has spent a lot of time working with developers and our integrators to understand what the most meaningful data is they need and how we can best deliver that to them by way of dashboards and reporting tools. Future technology advancements The biggest challenge we face is really tied to the higher interest rates that we have seen so far this year and what lies ahead. We help future fund projects for our integrators so when we see higher interest rates, we must closely monitor that and make business adjustments along the way as well to flex along with those rate hikes. I have been in this industry a long time so clearly my enthusiasm for what the industry is doing doesn’t fade. But what makes it really exciting right now is really related to technology advances. There are some remarkable things happening with AI technology, analytics, biometrics – you name it. It is a very tech heavy industry that people can feel good about being a part of and is an industry that will continue to grow so the opportunities are endless.

Video surveillance vendors will face further challenges in 2019
Video surveillance vendors will face further challenges in 2019

Video surveillance equipment vendors report their 2018 revenue data to IHS Markit in the first quarter of 2019, which is when we calculate the rate the professional video surveillance market grew in 2018. However, we expect this rate will have been around 10 percent globally -- slightly higher than the 9.3 percent growth in 2017 and much higher than the 3.9 percent growth in 2016. Changing market trends Despite this healthy rate of growth, 2018 was not without its challenges and surprises. Challenges included continued price erosion, cyber-security attacks on video surveillance equipment, component shortages and increased barriers to international trade. Surprises included the US Government banning the use of products from Hikvision and Dahua (the two largest global vendors of video surveillance equipment) in its own installations and the entry of new vendors like Motorola Solutions and Amazon into the video surveillance market. The effects of these trends and surprises is likely to reverberate through 2019 and beyond. Increased tariffs and other barriers to international trade, banning vendors, and potential changes in the product mix could cause average prices to rise. Larger vendors offering fresh solutions, and new ways to acquire those solutions, could affect traditional industry sales models and cause market disruption. Competitive supply base While the currently strong market growth rate offers big opportunities, vendors must move with the times, since fortunes can change quickly. Hikvision, Dahua and Axis Communications were the world’s largest video surveillance vendors in 2017. However, just ten years ago, the market was led by Panasonic, Pelco and Bosch. The professional video surveillance supply base remains highly competitive, and there are many vendors with lofty ambitions. In 2019, we can expect to see some vendors decline in the market, or even disappear altogether, as other vendors take the lead in shaping the industry’s longer-term direction.