About MOBOTIX AG

Why MOBOTIX

Innovative Video Technology Solutions

“Our mission statement to go ‘Beyond Human Vision’ is the heart of a philosophy that recognises that video surveillance is part of a wider potential with MOBOTIX as a foundational platform for innovative solutions to adress real world challenges in manufacturing, retail, healthcare, transportation and many other areas.” -

- Thomas Lausten, MOBOTIX CEO

Pioneering The Video Security Industry

MOBOTIX Is More Than Just Another Camera Manufacturer

We do not see ourselves as a typical camera manufacturer. In terms of IoT, our video systems are computers with lenses, working intelligently and with embedded storage capacities. MOBOTIX is distinctly characterised as a pioneering global company that develops solutions based on German engineering and processing, which is appreciated as particularly innovative and of high quality. MOBOTIX set themselves apart with their uncompromisingly reliable and intelligent solutions that can be expanded virtually without limits and which ensures long-term investment security.

The company remains true to their core values and DNA, including their proprietary software, hardware and the MxPEG+ video codec, for example. It was specially developed for security applications and has enormous advantages in times of cyber attacks and threats. We will stay true to our original DNA, while also opening up our systems for integration and increased usability. The ONVIF industry standard is included in our products and facilitates using them within third-party video managementsystems and integrating more easily in projects.

As a video solution provider, we are the right choice for everyone who seeks intelligent systems to enhance daily business, security and life. To deliver this promise, we provide the appropriate mix of networked hardware, software and service products.

Integrated Intelligence

We Do Not Make A Camera, It Is A Computer With A Lens

MOBOTIX IP video systems have been optimised for remote applications and cloud-based technology because they can reduce video bandwidth by scaling the size and frame rate. However, image details are still available thanks to the onboard virtual PTZ functionality. The cameras store high-resolution video onboard while also delivering low-bandwidth live images and playback, on demand. Additionally, MOBOTIX cameras can manage an event-driven video ring buffer via network or Internet. The live channel and the recorded video are highly secured because the video encryption is performed inside the camera.

Decentralised Concept Our Most Important Unique Selling Point

The first MOBOTIX product released was an IP camera with recording and DVR management technology built-in. It was a world-first. This decentralised approach was so revolutionary, it changed the video surveillance industry forever. Because the camera was completely self-managing, expensive central recording systems were, for the first time, no longer required.

The MOBOTIX decentralised system platform uses comparatively little computing power, even in megapixel resolutions. This makes it far more cost-effective and easier to scale in size than traditional centralized systems. As more cameras are added to the system, you only need to add more storage. No dedicated servers or recording software licenses needed. This low-cost, low-maintenance solution saves customers both upfront and over the life of the system.

Excellent Image Quality

Only The Best Components Deliver The Best Results

Great imaging starts with great technology. For many security specialists, our innovative history is legendary and the reason they continue to choose MOBOTIX. Each and every product of our flagship line is carefully constructed using the most advanced optical, electronic, manufacturing and quality assurance technologies. We use only the highest-quality CMOS sensors and develop image processing software, which enables our cameras to produce exceptionally sharp, clean images. The MOBOTIX devices are continually perfected in our laboratories in Germany.

Low Light, No Problem

The maximum resolution of the color and B&W sensors is 6 megapixels. Thanks to the latest color sensors that feature higher light sensitivity, it is often possible to use MOBOTIX day cameras with color image sensors around the clock, even under lowlight conditions.

Higher Performance And More Intelligence

MOBOTIX latest decentralized IoT cameras use a powerful CPU and software platform that delivers a lot more of detailed and super sharp images per second than ever before. For example, they deliver up to 34 frames per second in full HD. This allows for even better capture of quick movements. The latest camera line is not only faster, but also has more capacity for software applications such as 3D motion analysis with MxActivitySensor 2.1 and other analytic functionalities. Regular software updates ensure that the performance of the intelligent camera system continually improves. This makes every MOBOTIX IoT video system a smart investment.

Quality And Reliability

The Most Robust Cameras In The Industry

MOBOTIX provides high-quality video surveillance systems that ensure comprehensive security in a modern, networked world. Fields of application include most demanding security areas like prisons, airports or soccer stadiums because MOBOTIX systems have no restrictions in terms of number of users or cameras. The professional VMS and video analysis are parts of the system offering and free of charge without any license fees. In addition, software updates are free via download and transform every MOBOTIX product into a futureproof solution.

Low Maintenance

Every MOBOTIX outdoor camera is a solid investment, built to withstand extreme weather conditions and temperatures for a very long time. No additional housings or climate control systems are needed fooutdoor installation. The fibre glass re-inforced housing protects the camera and is immune to corrosion and direct sunlight.

End-To-End Cyber Security

The MOBOTIX Cactus Concept

MOBOTIX developed the unique cactus concept for a reliable and complete protection of end-to-end video security systems. Protect yourself against serious hacker attacks – with an intelligent video system that is ready to go, but can also stand up to the ever-evolving challenges of our world. This ensures, that your data stays where it is supposed to be – and nowhere else.

Stay Untouched With MOBOTIX

For an increased level of network security and a protected zone of privacy, MOBOTIX IP cameras integrate many special security technologies:

  • The customer password can only be reset in the MOBOTIX factory, meaning there is no hidden back door for camera thieves and hackers.
  • Extra-long passwords (up to 99 characters) with SHA-512 Hash and a display of password quality level.
  • The camera web server recognizes and blocks the execution of external scripts.
  • Effective protection against brute force attacks, where hackers systematically test passwords, as well as email alerts in the case of repeated login activities.
  • The scanning of network addresses is prevented by individually assigning port numbers.
  • Cameras allow access exclusively to defined IP addresses.
  • Highly secure 128-bit data encryption on all storage units and transmission paths (MxFFS).
  • Signed and tested camera firmware allows no malware.
  • Access to cameras is automatically logged on the web server.

100% Future-Proof

Added Values And Artificial Intelligence

The decentralised intelligence in our camera system is crucial for Artificial Intelligence and makes it easier for our products to communicate with other sensors and devices in the network to help achieve solutions “Beyond Human Vision.” These solutions include reliably detecting threats by combining various sensor technologies, as well as independently initiating actions to defend against such threats. Meanwhile, the state-of-the-art data analysis function, located on the camera itself, helps users increase process efficiency and develop innovative business models. Future software updates will enable totally new functions, such as recognizing license plates, faces or voices.

Extensive Warranty Up To 8 Years

At MOBOTIX, We Don’t Just Talk About Quality. We Deliver It.

We have therefore extended our standard warranty to three years: The new RMA and Warranty scheme applies to all of the Mx6 camera range, MxDisplay, MxThinClient, Mx Interface Boxes and sensors, Mx2Wire+, MxSwitch, MxSplitProtect, and all of their related accessories. All products of the MOBOTIX MOVE series have a warranty of two years. Consumable parts such as batteries and microSD cards have a warranty of six months. For Mx6 products a warranty extension of up to five additional years can be purchased along with the products through MOBOTIX resellers.

Friendly To Your Budget

MOBOTIX Systems Save Money...

...because when all system costs are taken into account (purchase, installation, usage, maintenance and software), MOBOTIX systems are significantly less expensive than non-decentralised systems (save up to 70 percent with MOBOTIX).

...because they can get by with far fewer cameras than conventional systems thanks to the greater precision that comes with megapixel technology (high resolution). A double hemispheric camera such as the S14D can replace as many as eight regular cameras.

...because a MOBOTIX network camera uses less than five watts on average, and can be powered costeffectively via PoE.

...because there are genuine “out-ofthe-box“ solutions. That means you can just unpack the camera, install it on the ceiling, wall or column, and connect the network cable or UMTS module; done!

...because the hardware is particularly easy to mount and highly user-friendly (low weight, only one cable for data and power, variable installation position for hemispheric models).

...because the use of standardized, network technology available worldwide with low-cost components means an existing network infrastructure can also be used with professional video security technology.

Friendly To Our Environment

MOBOTIX Green IP Video

MOBOTIX systems are just as friendly to the environment as they are to a customer’s budget because they have earned the “Green IP Video“ label by proving that they value certain factors:

Economical: MOBOTIX cameras are cost-effectively powered via PoE. Not only does this lower the energy costs, it also reduces the need for copper and other important raw materials because less cabling is required.

Robust: MOBOTIX cameras are extremely resistant and can operate in a temperature range from –30 to +60° C (–22° F to +140° F) without the need for energy-consuming heating or ventilation.

Resourceful: The camera’s integrated high-speed processor and flash memory make energy-consuming server and storage devices and their disposal a thing of the past.

High resolution: One hemispheric MOBOTIX camera with two image sensors replaces up to eight conventional cameras, including their energy and resource consumption.

Long-lasting: The lack of mechanical moving parts means that MOBOTIX cameras require practically no maintenance and are still completely operational after many years of use, making them more sustainable than other systems.

Forward-looking: Even older cameras have access to newly-developed functions with a simple software update. Remote updates via the Internet and maintenance-free cameras reduce the number of journeys that have to be made and the harmful emissions that come with this.

MOBOTIX AG news

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