Dome cameras Comparison: Panasonic, Bosch  (4)

 
Chip Inch Size
1/4
1/3
1/4
1/3
Colour Type
Colour / Monochrome
Colour
True Day / Night
True Day / Night
Resolution TVL
570
540
600
540
Sensitivity lux
0.04
0.44
0.001
0.05
Dome Type
Continuous Rotation
Continuous Rotation
Variable Focus
Variable Focus
Pan Speed o/ sec
400
--
360
--
Tilt Speed o/ sec
400
--
180
--
Voltage
220 ~ 240 V AC
12 V DC / 24 V AC
24 VAC
12 V DC / 24 V AC
Focal length
3.8 ~ 114
2.6 ~ 6
--
2.8 ~ 10.5
Rotation Angleso
360 pan, -5 ~ +185 tilt
360 pan, 90 tilt
--
--
Presets
256
--
210
--
Auto Gain Control
--
--
Electronic Shutter range
1/50 ~ 1/10,000
--
--
1/50 ~ 1/120,000 sec
S/ N (Signal/ Noise) Ratio dB
50
>50
>50
>50
Synchronisation
Internal, Line-lock
Internal, Line-lock
--
--
Signal Mode
PAL/CCIR
PAL
PAL/ NTSC
PAL
Indoor/Outdoor
--
Indoor
Outdoor
Outdoor
Mount Type
--
Surface
Surface
Surface mount
Back Light Compensation
--
--
--
White Balance
--
--
Digital (DSP)
--
--
--
Built-in IR LED
--
--
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From the Control Room, security officers can view images from over 90 camerasHand-in-hand with its responsibility to promote understanding and values for sustainable development, the University of Bradford has devised an ‘Ecoversity Programme'. To assist the development of the programme, an ongoing construction and modernisation programme began in 2004, one of the results of which is the recently opened 850 square metre Atrium. Alongside the University of Bradford's infrastructure investment, its management were keen to protect it with an integrated security plan, developed in conjunction with the building programme.Effective controlPeter Haines, Estates Manager (Security) at the University of Bradford, takes up the story: "At the time the new development project was initiated, our existing control room was cramped and oppressive. The staggered evolution of the system had resulted in a legacy system with a myriad of equipment, supplied from a variety of different manufacturers."With previous experience of overseeing university control room designs in the past, Peter was uniquely placed to foresee the issues that would arise from such an expansive project and with this in mind, Peter turned to Panasonic Premier Integrator, Clear Image."From the outset we appointed Clear Image as the main contractor for the construction of our control facility," explains Peter. "From previous experience I know that it's important to have a single point of contact for any security project." Dome cameras have been specified across the university to protect students and staffDetailing the university's security objectives to Clear Image, Peter liaised heavily with the integration specialist to achieve his ultimate specification for the new system. Peter continues: "Clear Image's status as a Panasonic Premier Integrator afforded us with the reassurance that we were investing in an endorsed quality of installation expertise."Peter and his team now operate from a bespoke new control room that offers the high level of system functionality that is so important to the university, as he explains: "Our experiences with the previous control room led us to target the procurement of a surveillance system that would provide us with single and concise roots to all system functionality, indeed it was a number one priority for us and one that has been addressed with the new Panasonic based CCTV solution."Comprehensive coverageFrom the control room, University of Bradford operators can view images from over 90 cameras, covering strategic areas of the university's three sites. Jim Duncan, Business Development Manager at Clear Image explains: "Panasonic WV-CW960 cameras were used to significantly expand the system's overall coverage around the exterior areas of the campus. Complementing existing cameras, their Super Dynamic III technology and high-resolution imaging allows maximum scene coverage and picture quality in the constantly changing lighting conditions of the tree lined environment."Panasonic WV-CW970 (Advanced Auto Track) cameras have also been employed at strategic locations where operators can take full advantage of the unit's auto tracking feature. Peter says: "Internally, Panasonic WV-CS950 cameras were chosen for their ability to provide flawless images, even when covering both the university's naturally brightly lit Atrium area and the darker corridors extending from it - in one visually seamless operational sweep." WV-CS950 cameras generate flawless images in one operational ‘sweep'Remote sitesIn addition, cameras at the School of Health Studies and the School of Management, located at different sites across the city, are readily available to monitor in the control room. "On the main city-centre campus, images are transmitted back to the control room via a mixture of coax and fibre," Peter explains. "Whilst images from the School of Health Studies and the School of Management are encoded onto the University's own Wide Area Network (WAN) at each site, via local Panasonic WJ-HD316A Digital Recorders and relayed into the control room via IP. This IP approach and utilisation of an existing network for selected cameras meant we avoided costly cable infrastructure costs to connect the two remote sites."Protecting the siteOperators staff the university control room 24/7, along with a 24-hour emergency phone line; available to students should they feel the need to alert security staff to a situation or incident on campus. Working in five shifts of eight, the team cover all three campus areas 24 hours a day, with each member being in communication with the control room via a dedicated radio system.Security partnershipOn-site security staff are not only used to deter the criminal element but play an integral part in student liaison and assistance. Call points for disabled students are being installed around the main campus buildings and linked directly to the control room, allowing operators to quickly dispatch ground staff to provide assistance where and when requested.Peter concludes: "Using the new Panasonic based surveillance system is invaluable in assisting us to fulfil our role at the University of Bradford. My staff now enjoy the technical capability to catch and track incidents in progress, allowing ground staff to react instantly, securing the site more effectively but more importantly, ensuring a high level of safety and security for our students, staff and visitors."

Bosch Security Systems AutoDome cameras enhance security for Netherlands police force
Bosch Security Systems AutoDome cameras enhance security for Netherlands police force

The last day of April 2013 was a historical date in the Netherlands. Following his mother’s abdication, Prince Willem-Alexander’s swearing-in as the new king means the country once again has a male monarch for the first time in 123 years. As a result, the program for the festivities on this Queen’s Day in Amsterdam was particularly comprehensive. However, this also posed a large challenge for Amsterdam’s police force, who had to monitor the large crowds expected around the castle on the Dam, as well as alongside the route of the celebrations. Another task, of course, was to shield the royal couple and the visitors from any attack. These concerns were justified not only because of the scale of the event, but also because of tragic incidents that occurred on Queen’s Day in the past.     For these reasons, Amsterdam’s police looked for a partner who was able to support them in terms of video surveillance as well as monitoring the streams of visitors. They decided on the Dutch company, Connection Systems, which specializes in the video surveillance of large-scale events and freely moving crowds. Connection Systems was founded in 2000 and has been utilising Bosch Security Systems solutions from the very beginning.    In order to reinforce the police’s own monitoring network, 75 additional Bosch AutoDome cameras were installed in Amsterdam. These were integrated within the existing security network, and positioned six metres above ground level. In addition, the cameras were connected to 35 UPS boxes that would have maintained operations in the event of a power blackout. The installation of the surveillance system took three weeks and was ready in time for all the rehearsals necessary prior to April 30. This was to ensure that all likely risks during the event were covered, and that the police would always be in full control of the situation.    Connection Systems decided to use Bosch cameras for two major reasons: their robust construction makes them easy to mount and dismount, and the permanent availability of Bosch’s technical support service. Frank Wagemans, Director at Connection Systems, pointed out after the ceremonies that not one event had failed in the company’s history when using this camera solution. Thus, everyone involved in the investiture on April 30 will remember the event as having been run perfectly.     For more information on Bosch AutoDome products, visit www.boschsecurity.us.

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Dojang seeks visual feedback system for students Master Seung’s Taekwondo teaches the martial art to a wide range of students – from children under the age of seven to older students who participate in competitions, even partaking in the Junior World games. The dojang sought a way to better analyse the skills of students and to provide visual feedback that would help them understand and improve their performance. Problem: Dojang looks to enhance coaching tools Dojang coaches understand the importance of visual feedback when instructing students in the art of Taekwondo Video cameras would require adjustable shutter speeds to clearly capture fast motion of students in action Software must enable easy viewing and annotation of student actions Solution: Bosch FlexiDome IP and AutoDome Junior HD Cameras with Dartfish TV and TeamPro Software Progressive scan technology keeps images sharp and prevents motion blur IP cameras offer automatic or selectable shutter speeds to accommodate a range of scene settings HD PTZ camera enables coaches to zoom in to any part of a scene to examine specific details without losing clarity  Video is easily exported to Dartfish TV and TeamPro software for annotation, analysis and effortless sharing with students Results: effective coaching method helps improve performance  IP and HD cameras with Dartfish TV and TeamPro software enable dojang coaches to capture live video of sparring or pattern exercises and provide direct, visual feedback to students  Video support of verbal direction helps to improve students’ skills  Solution enhances the student experience and helps to set the dojang apart from other local facilities