Illustra CCTV Network / IP Cameras(15)
Tyco Security Products, part of Tyco, the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company, announces a new range of IP cameras and NVRs that meets the budget of small to medium sized businesses, while satisfying their need for high-quality video surveillance. Illustra Essentials, which features 1 and 2MP resolution variants, including bullet cameras and mini-domes with IR LEDs and an indoor mini-dome option, is the latest addition to Tyco’s extensive Illustra camera portfolio, All Essentials versions offer H.264 and MJPEG dual-stream, a 3.6mm fixed lens, 30 images per second at 1080p or 720p for crisp, clear images and IR illumination up to 20m. The Essentials outdoor mini-dome and bullet cameras are equipped with IR illuminators, true day/night filter and wide dynamic range to capture quality video in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings. The wide dynamic range capabilities of the Essentials indoor mini-dome also captures video in challenging lighting conditions, making it ideal for a range of indoor applications. The second part of the low-cost IP surveillance equation, is Tyco Security Products’ new Holis range of 4 and 8 channel NVRs featuring 1080p resolution, video search and export functions. With PoE support on all ports, a start-up wizard that includes automatic camera discovery, and simple installation, Holis NVRs greatly reduce the total cost of ownership and minimise labour costs and time on site. The Holis range have been specifically designed to support small camera count installations in an economical and efficient manner, such as independent retailers, small offices and restaurants, providing the dependable recording solution they rely upon. “There’s a growing segment within the commercial community, ranging from corner shops to doctors’ surgeries, that want to embrace security for their premises, but they need products that are inherently trustworthy, easy to operate and budget friendly,” said Julian Inman, Product Marketing Manager, Video, EMEA, Tyco Security Products. “With the affordable addition to the Illustra IP camera portfolio and new Holis NVRs, we’ve struck the right balance between high-quality features and a truly affordable price.”Add to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 2 MP resolution, Digital (DSP), 0 lux, 12 V DC, PoE, Network, 3.6, Wide Dynamic Range, 1920 x 1080, 30 ips, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/3(4) ~ 1/10000s, > 50, Mini or Compact, H.264/MJPEG, RJ-45 (10/100Base-T), IPv4/IPv6, HTTP, HTTPS, SSL, TCP/IP, UDP, UPnP, ICMP, IGMP, RTSP, RTP, SMTP, NTP, DHCP, DNS, PPPOE, DDNS, FTP, IP Filter, QoS, Bonjour, 6 W, 620, 70 x 66 x 155, IP66, -30 ~ +60 C (-22 ~ +140 F)Add to Compare
Solid yet affordable, the Illustra Flex Bullet Camera is a True Day/Night network camera that provides 1MP or 3MP full HD resolution for high quality images. H.264video compression provides excellent image clarity and efficient bandwidth and video storage for a cost-effective video solution. Featuring a tough exterior, the Illustra ADCi800F-B521 Bullet Camera is ideal for exterior applications of small to medium size offices, retail boutiques, K-12 schools and small bank branches looking for a rugged camera that can withstand harsh environments. The integrated 9-22mm varifocal lens delivers an excellent field of view over longer distances providing the video resolution needed for most outdoor installations. With a sleek IP66-rated enclosure to protect against dust and water damage, this camera is perfect for parking lots and garages, loading docks and any exterior entrances where it is exposed to the elements. The Illustra Flex Bullet Camera comes complete with built-in IR illuminators for clear video images at up to 82 feet for extreme low light or zero illumination conditions providing crisp, clear video quality both day and night. And, with an integrated mount, installation is a breeze. Illustra ADCi800F-B521 IP bullet camera features: 1MP or 3MP resolution for true HD quality images 9-22mm varifocal megapixel lens True Day/Night (TDN) functionality for a true colour image 3D noise reduction for sharper images and lower bandwidth use in low light IR illuminators for clear images in low light conditions Motion detection for instant alerts of intruders IP66-rated enclosure to protect against dust and water damage Integrated mount for quick and easy installation ONVIF 2.2 profile S compliantAdd to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 2 MP resolution, Digital (DSP), 0 lux, 12 V DC, Infrared, Motion Activated, 4.3, Wide Dynamic Range, 1920 x 1080, 30 ips, Mini or Compact, Zoom, H.264, MJPEG, PTZ, 4.44 W, 73 x 76 x 245, IP66, IK10, -20 ~ +50 C (-4 ~ +122 F), HDAdd to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 2.1 MP resolution, Digital (DSP), 0 lux, PoE , Infrared, Motion Activated, 3 ~ 9, 1920 x 1080, PAL, NTSC, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohm, H.264, MJPEG, Ethernet 10/100Base-T, TCP/IP, DHCP, HTTP, ICMP, UPnP, ARP, DNS, DDNS, PPPoE, SMTP, FTP, RTSP, 8.4 W, 1,900, 97 x 236, IP66, -40 ~ +50 C (-40 ~ +122 F), MS IE 8.x or greaterAdd to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 3 MP resolution, Digital (DSP), 0.1 lux, 24 V AC, Megapixel, CS mount, Motion Activated, Wide Dynamic Range, 2304 x 1296, 15 ips, Inclusion DVR/ Web Server, Back Light Compensation, White Balance, 1/7.5 ~ 1/8000s, Mini or Compact, Zoom, H.264 / MJPEG, IPv4, HTTP, HTTPS, TCP, RTSP/RTCP/RTP, ICMP, UDP, IGMP, DNS, DHCP, ARP, NTP, SMTP, 7 W, 600, 56 x 125 x 69, IP66, -10 ~ +40 C (14 ~ 104 F), 10 ~ 90, HDAdd to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 2.1 MP resolution, Digital (DSP), 0.00 lux, Auto Iris, 24 V AC, Megapixel, Motion Activated, 3.3 ~ 2 mm, Wide Dynamic Range, 1920 x 1080, 30 ips, Mini or Compact, Zoom, H.264 / MJPEG, Ethernet 10/100Base-T, TCP/IP, DHCP, HTTP, ICMP, UPnP, ARP, DNS, DDNS, PPPoE, SMTP, FTP, RTSP, 10.5 W, 1,900, 97 x 236, IP66, -40 ~ +50 C (-40 ~ +122 F), MS IE 8.x or greater, HDAdd to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 1 MP resolution, Digital (DSP), 0.1 lux, 24 V AC, Megapixel, CS mount, Motion Activated, Wide Dynamic Range, 1280 x 720, 30 ips, Inclusion DVR/ Web Server, Back Light Compensation, White Balance, 1/7.5 ~ 1/8000s, Mini or Compact, H.264 / MJPEG, IPv4, HTTP, HTTPS, TCP, RTSP/RTCP/RTP, ICMP, UDP, IGMP, DNS, DHCP, ARP, NTP, SMTP, 6.8 W, 600, 56 x 125 x 69, -10 ~ +40 C (14 ~ 104 F), 10 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 1 MP resolution, Digital (DSP), 0.00 lux, 24 V AC, Megapixel, Motion Activated, 9 ~ 22 mm, Wide Dynamic Range, 1280 x 720, 30 ips, Back Light Compensation, White Balance, 1/7.5 ~ 1/8000s, H.264 / MJPEG, RJ-45 connector, IPv4, HTTP, HTTPS, TCP, RTSP/RTCP/RTP, ICMP, UDP, IGMP, DNS, DHCP, ARP, NTP, SMTP, 15 W, 2,300, 115 x 264, IP66, -40 ~ +50 C (-40 ~ +122 F), Internet Explorer 8.0 or above, HDAdd to Compare
1/4 inch, 1 MP resolution, Digital (DSP), 0.00 lux, 5 V DC, Megapixel, Motion Activated, 3.6 mm, Wide Dynamic Range, 1280 x 720, 30 ips, Back Light Compensation, White Balance, 1/7.5 ~ 1/8000s, H.264 / MJPEG, RJ-45 connector, IPv4, HTTP, TCP, RTSP/RTCP/RTP, ICMP, UDP, IGMP, DNS, DHCP, ARP, NTP, UPnP, SMTP, 4 W, 750, 89 x 81 x 250, -10 ~ +40 C (14 ~ 104 F), Internet Explorer 8.0 or above, 0 ~ 90, HDAdd to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 1 MP resolution, Digital (DSP), 0.00 lux, 5 V DC, Megapixel, Motion Activated, 3.6 mm, Wide Dynamic Range, 1280 x 720, 30 ips, Back Light Compensation, White Balance, 1/7.5 ~ 1/8000s, H.264 / MJPEG, RJ-45 connector, IPv4, HTTP, HTTPS, TCP, RTSP/RTCP/RTP, ICMP, UDP, IGMP, DNS, DHCP, ARP, NTP, SMTP, 4 W, 750, 89 x 81 x 250, -10 ~ +40 C (14 ~ 104 F), 0 ~ 90, HDAdd to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 2 MP resolution, Digital (DSP), 1.0 lux, 12 V DC, Megapixel, Motion Activated, 4.3 mm, Wide Dynamic Range, 1920 x 1080, 30 ips, Mini or Compact, H.264 / MJPEG, 10/100Base-T, 4.44 W, 600, 74 x 76 x 245, -20 ~ +45 C (-4 ~ +113 F), 85Add to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 2.1 MP resolution, Digital (DSP), 0.01 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 24 V AC, Megapixel, C/CS mount, Motion Activated, Wide Dynamic Range, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohm, composite, H.264 / MJPEG, Ethernet 10/100Base-T, TCP/IP, DHCP, HTTP, ICMP, UPnP, ARP, DNS, DDNS, PPPoE, SMTP, FTP, RTSP, 6 W, 360, 56 x 68 x 115, 0 ~ 50 C (32 ~ 122F), HDAdd to Compare
5 MP resolution, Digital (DSP), 1.2 lux, PoE, Megapixel, Motion Activated, 1.37, Wide Dynamic Range, 1936 x 1936, 14 ips, White Balance, Zoom, H.264 / MJPEG, 10/100Base-T, TCP/IP, IPv4, IPv6, TCP, UDP, HTTP, FTP, DHCP, WS-Discovery, DNS, DDNS, RTP, TLS, Unicast, Multicast, NTP, SMTP, WS-Security, < 12.95 W, 730, -10 ~ +45 C (14 ~ 113 F)Add to Compare
1/3 inch, 5 MP resolution, Digital (DSP), 1.2 lux, Direct Drive, PoE, Megapixel, Motion Activated, 1.37, Wall / Ceiling, Wide Dynamic Range, 1936 x 1936, 14 ips, White Balance, Zoom, H.264 / MJPEG, 10/100Base-T, TCP/IP, IPv4, IPv6, TCP, UDP, HTTP, FTP, DHCP, WS-Discovery, DNS, DDNS, RTP, TLS, Unicast, Multicast, NTP, SMTP, WS-Security, < 12.95 W, 750, -10 ~ +45 C (14 ~ 113 F)Add to Compare
Browse CCTV Network / IP Cameras
IP camera products updated recently
Rodrigue Zbinden, CEO at Morphean, discusses the business benefits from merging video surveillance and access control technologies as demand for ACaaS grows. The big question facing businesses today is how they will use the data that they possess to unlock new forms of value using emerging technologies such as the cloud, predictive analytics and artificial intelligence. Some data is better utilised than others: financial services were quick to recognise the competitive advantages in exploiting technology to improve customer service, detect fraud and improve risk assessment. In the world of physical security, however, we’re only just beginning to understand the potential of the data that our systems gather as a part of their core function. Benefits of ‘Integrated access control’ The first thing to look for is how multiple sources of data can be used to improve physical security functionsWhat many businesses have yet to realise is that many emerging technologies come into their own when used across multiple sources of data. In physical security, for example, we’re moving from discussions about access control and CCTV as siloed functions, to platforms that combine information for analysis from any source, and applying machine learning algorithms to deliver intelligent insights back to the business. ‘Integrated access control’ then looks not just to images or building management, but to images, building management, HR databases and calendar information, all at the same time. And some of the benefits are only now starting to become clear. The first thing to look for, of course, is how multiple sources of data can be used to improve physical security functions. For example, by combining traditional access control data, such as when a swipe card is used, with a video processing platform capable of facial recognition, a second factor of authentication is provided without the need to install separate biometric sensors. CCTV cameras are already deployed in most sensitive areas, so if a card doesn’t match the user based on HR records, staff can be quickly alerted. Making the tools cost-effective In a similar vein, if an access card is used by an employee, who is supposed to be on holiday according to the HR record, then video data can be used to ensure the individual’s identity and that the card has not been stolen – all before a human operator becomes involved. This is driving growth in ‘access control as a service’ (ACaaS), and the end-to-end digitalisation of a vital business functionThese capabilities are not new. What is, however, is the way in which cloud-based computing platforms for security analytics, which absorb information from IP-connected cameras, make the tools much more cost effective, accessible and easier to manage than traditional on-site server applications. In turn, this is driving growth in ‘access control as a service’ (ACaaS), and the end-to-end digitalisation of a vital business function. With this system set up, only access control hardware systems are deployed on premise while the software and access control data are shifted to a remote location and provided as a service to users on a recurring monthly subscription. The benefits of such an arrangement are numerous but include avoiding large capital investments, greater flexibility to scale up and down, and shifting the onus of cybersecurity and firmware updates to the vendor. Simple installation and removal of endpoints What’s more, because modern video and access control systems transmit data via the IP network, installation and removal of endpoints are simple, requiring nothing more than PoE and Wi-Fi. Of all the advantages of the ‘as a service’ model, it’s the rich data acquired from ACaaS that makes it so valuable, and capable of delivering business benefits beyond physical security. Managers are constantly looking for better quality of information to inform decision making, and integrated access control systems know more about operations than you might think. Integrating lighting systems with video feeds and access control creates the ability to control the lightsRight now, many firms are experimenting with ways to find efficiencies and reduce costs. For example, lights that automatically turn off to save energy are common in offices today, but can be a distraction if employees have to constantly move around to trigger motion detectors. Integrating lighting systems with video feeds and access control creates the ability to control the lights depending on exactly who is in the room and where they are sitting. Tracking the movement of employees Camera data has been used in retail to track the movement of customers in stores, helping managers to optimise displays and position stocks. The same technology can be used to map out how employees move around a workspace, finding out where productivity gains can be made by moving furniture around or how many desks should be provisioned. Other potential uses of the same data could be to look for correlations between staff movement – say to a store room – and sales spikes, to better predict stock ordering. What makes ACaaS truly exciting is it is still a very new field, and we’re only just scratching the surface of the number of ways that it can be used to create new sources of value. As smart buildings and smart city technology evolves, more and more open systems will become available, offering more ways to combine, analyse and draw insights from data. Within a few years, it will become the rule, rather than the exception, and only grow in utility as it does.
With the recent news headlines about store closures and the collapse of well-known chains, alongside clear adjustments in business strategy amongst established high street favourites, there is no denying that the UK retail industry is under huge pressure. A recent report suggests growing issues are leading some retailers to increase risk-taking in the supply chain. But here, Steve Bumphrey, Traka UK Sales Director, looks at ways to help retailers embrace the storm, including paying attention to security, management processes and efficient customer focus. Challenges plaguing retail industry It’s been an awful year to date for UK retail if you believe the cacophony of negative headlines about the health of the UK economy and the confidence levels of the UK consumer. The sector is facing huge challenges in dealing with the evolution in on-line and smart mobile retailing The sector is undoubtedly facing huge challenges in dealing with the evolution in on-line and smart mobile retailing. Further concerns include an unwillingness of policymakers to address the changing retail environment and how business rates and general business taxation and regulation is making a difficult situation worse. Supply Chain Risk Report According to the latest Global Supply Chain Risk Report, published by Cranfield School of Management and Dan & Badstreet, those under pressure, are now facing increased exposure to risk if they are forced to cut costs in their supply chain. The report cites data for the retail sector that shows increased levels of risk-taking since Q4 2018, with retailers reporting high levels of dependency on suppliers and indicating a propensity to off-shore to low-cost, high-risk countries where suppliers are more likely to be financially unstable. In-store technology revolution The underlying evolution of technology taking hold of the retail industry and consequential changing consumer behaviour is what is really forcing the industry to step up and act. This is not only in the shift to online and smart mobile purchases, but also with the increased use of technology in store. Self-scanning and checkouts In a bid to enhance the physical shop experience, especially in supermarket outlets across the UK, retailers are increasingly giving customers autonomy with self-scanners and checkouts and need to be able to trust them to ensure an honest transaction. And for the shoppers, this dependency on technology and not human interaction to complete a shop means scanners must be instantly available and ready for use. Many different underlying competing challenges impact the retail industry Compensators At the recent British Retail Consortium’s ‘Charting the Future’ conference, looking at retail crime and security, Dr Emmeline Taylor, a criminologist at the City University of London identified in self -service shops, several new types of ‘offenders’ such as so-called ‘compensators’ including the atypical ‘frustrated consumer’ who, “fully intended to pay but were unable to scan an item properly”, adding to the security challenge. There are clearly many different underlying competing challenges impacting the retail industry. Arguably, the increase in technology and autonomous shopping, where less staff are present (or staff cuts planned) throws up more vulnerabilities, such as the opportunity for store theft. Use of body cameras Staff needs emerging technology such as body cameras to act as a deterrent to crime and keep employees safe Furthermore, staff may need greater use of emerging technology such as body cameras to act as a deterrent to crime and help keep employees safe. In essence, prevention is better than cure, and it’s certainly cheaper. Whether combating crime physically or online, or looking to find ways to counter the high street trends, working together, sharing information and taking a more holistic approach will help the development of a shared language between retailers. Retail banking It is also here where common approaches can help to deliver on efficiencies, in time, resource and budget that can serve to operate right through the supply chain, and minimise, or even negate the need to take any risks. It can even serve to enhance the customer experience, increasing confidence in the shopping environment. Of course, when discussing the high street, it is not just the department stores and chains that are feeling the impact. Well known banks are also having to redefine their priorities and role on the high street, with customers (especially younger generations) demanding a more efficient service than ever before. Well known banks are also having to redefine their priorities and role on the high street Asset protection Leading the way is Nationwide, globally renowned building society, which prides itself on being one of the largest savings providers and mortgages provider in the UK, promoting itself as running purely for the benefit of its customers, or ‘members.’ Richard Newland, Director of Branch & Workplace Transformation at Nationwide said, “Even more than getting a good ‘deal’ from a building society, the quality of our welcome, or our renowned level of service, we make sure our members feel safe with us, enough to trust us with their greatest assets. We are doing everything we can to evolve our business and focus our efforts on providing the best and most secure services that people value.” Key management systems Traka has supported Nationwide with the introduction of dedicated key management systems So committed to its branch network, it has pledged to its 15 million members that every town and city with a Nationwide branch, will still have one for at least the next two years. A bold statement in today’s climate. Traka has supported Nationwide with the introduction of dedicated key management systems, moving its branch network into a more digital system. Keys no longer need to leave site and the audit trail capability has helped to remove the manual paper recording, allowing status of keys to be established instantly, at any time. Changes in retail market This example, together with Traka’s portfolio of high street brands and globally renowned department stores that cannot be named for security reasons, demonstrates the need for retailers to embrace the need for change, both from a product offering and operational running perspective to achieve aspirations of resonating with customers. They also prove the opportunities for success, in an unquestionable difficult market environment. If retailers can listen to customers and respond accordingly, taking into consideration staff safety and security, alongside an ability to respond quickly to personalised enquiries and expectations. This way, perhaps, the current environment can be seen as an opportunity to innovate and embrace technology to form the high street of the future.
Where are video surveillance cameras headed? At the core of next-generation Internet Protocol (IP) cameras are advanced chips with artificial intelligence (AI) at the edge, enabling cameras to gather valuable information about an incident: scanning shoppers at a department store, monitoring city streets, or checking on an elderly loved one at home. Thanks to advanced chip technology, complex analytics operations are becoming more affordable across the full spectrum of surveillance cameras —professional to consumer — fueling the democratisation of AI in the IP camera market. Complex analytics operations are becoming more affordable across the full spectrum of surveillance cameras Expanding the global IP camera market The video surveillance equipment market grew to $18.5 billion in 2018 and is expected to increase this year, according to IHS Markit. The latest research points to video everywhere, edge computing, and AI as the top technologies that will have a major impact in both commercial and consumer markets in 2019. Computing at the edge means that the processors inside the camera are powerful enough to run AI processing locally, while still encoding and streaming video, and are able to do it all at the low-power required to fit into the limited thermal budget of an IP camera. New SoC chips will be able to perform all of the processing on camera and provide accurate AI information, with no need to send data to a server or the cloud for processing. Instead, data can be analysed right in the camera itself, offering high performance, real-time video analytics, and lower latency — all critical aspects of video surveillance. This new AI paradigm is made possible by a new generation of SoCs, a key driver behind the market growth of IP cameras. Complex analytics operations are becoming more affordable across the full spectrum of surveillance cameras to fuel the advent of AI in the IP camera market Micro-processor-enabled video analytics Next-generation video cameras will be able to create heat maps of stores to see where people spend the most time Microprocessor-enabled analytics allow users to more easily extract valuable data from video streams. How about an insider’s view into retail customer behavior? Consider video cameras at a department store, monitoring shoppers’ behavior, traffic patterns, and areas of interest. Next-generation cameras will recognise how long a shopper stays in front of a specific display, if the shopper leaves and returns, and if the shopper ultimately makes a purchase. Next-generation video cameras will be able to create heat maps of stores to see where people spend the most time, so retailers will be able to adjust product placement accordingly. Analytics will also help identify busy/quiet times of the day, so retailers can staff accordingly. By understanding customers’ behavior, retailers can determine the best way to interact with them, target specific campaigns, and tailor ads for them. Cue the coupons while the shopper is still onsite! Analytics will also help identify busy/quiet times of the day, so retailers can staff accordingly Fast processing for rapid response at city level City surveillance and smart cities are depending on advanced video surveillance and intelligence to keep an eye on people and vehicles, identify criminals, flag suspicious behavior, and identify potentially dangerous situations such as loitering, big crowds forming, or cars driving the wrong way.Quick local decisions on the video cameras are also used to help analyse traffic situations Quick local decisions on the video cameras are also used to help analyse traffic situations, adjust traffic lights, identify license plates, automatically charge cars for parking, find a missing car across a city, or create live and accurate traffic maps. Real-time HD video monitoring and recording When it comes to home monitoring, what will next-generation video surveillance cameras offer? Real-time monitoring and notification can detect if a person is in the back yard or approaching the door, if there’s a suspicious vehicle in the driveway, or if a package is being delivered (or stolen). Advanced video cameras can determine when notifications are and aren’t required, since users don’t want to be notified for false alerts such as rain, tree branches moving, bugs, etc. Next-generation video camera capabilities can also help monitor a loved one, person or pet, helping put families at ease if they are at work or on vacation. For example, helpful analytics may be used to detect if someone has fallen, hasn’t moved for a while, or does not appear for breakfast according to their typical schedule. City surveillance and smart cities are depending on advanced video surveillance and intelligence to keep an eye on people and vehicles, identify criminals, flag suspicious behavior, and identify potentially dangerous situations Next-gen IP cameras When evaluating next-generation IP cameras (cameras on the edge), look at the brains. These cameras will likely be powered by next-generation SoCs chips. Here is what this means to you: Save on network bandwidth, cloud computing and storage costs. There is no need to constantly upload videos to a server for analysis. Analysis can be performed locally on the camera, with only relevant videos being uploaded. Faster reaction time. Decisions are made locally, with no network latency. This is critical if you need to sound an alarm on a specific event. Privacy. In the most extreme cases, no video needs to leave the camera. Only metadata needs to be sent to the cloud or server. For example, the faces of people can be recognised in the camera and acted upon, but the video never reaches the cloud. The cameras can just stream a description of the scene to the server “suspicious person with a red sweater walking in front of the train station, has been loitering for the last 10 minutes, suggest sending an agent to check it out.” This could become a requirement in some EU countries with GDPR rules. Easier search. Instead of having to look through hours of video content, the server can just store/analyse the metadata, and easily perform searches such as “find all people with a red sweater who stayed more than five minutes in front of the train station today.” Flexibility/personalisation. Each camera at the edge can be personalised to work better for the specific scene it is looking at, compared to a generic server. For example, “run a heat map algorithm on camera A (retail) as I want to know which sections of my store get the most traffic; and run a license plate recogniser on camera B (parking lot) as I want to be able to track the cars going in/out of my parking lot.” No cloud computing required. For cameras in remote locations or with limited network bandwidth, users have the ability to perform all analytics locally, without relying on uploading video to a server/cloud. Higher resolution/quality. When AI processing is performed locally, the full resolution of the sensor can be used (up to 4K or more), while typically the video streamed to a server will be lower resolution, 1080p or less. This means more pixels are available locally for the AI engine so that you will be able to detect a face from a higher distance than when the video is streamed off camera. AI at the edge Professional-level IP cameras capable of performing AI at the edge are coming soon with early offerings making their debut at this year’s ISC West. As we enter 2020, we will begin to see the availability of consumer-level cameras enabling real-time video analytics at the edge for home use. With rapid technology advancement and increased customer demand, AI is on the verge of exploding. When it comes to image quality and video analytics, IP cameras now in development will create a next-generation impact at department stores, above city streets, and keeping an eye on our loved ones.
When violence or a life-threatening incident occurs, hospitals and other healthcare institutions are often in the crosshairs. Hospitals increasingly face a reality of workplace violence, attacks on patients, and threats to doctors and other support staff. And even if violence happens outside a hospital – such as an active shooter at a public place – the local hospital must be prepared to respond to an influx of injured victims. When conflicts arise inside a hospital, there is an urgent need to lock the facility down quickly. Security professionals and their teams need access control options that allow lockdowns to occur at the touch of a button. Lockdown capabilities are an important aspect of safety and security for hospitals, doctor’s offices and medical facilities The need for mass notification is also growing in the healthcare environment Fire alarm public address system The need for mass notification – another aspect of responding in an emergency – is also growing in the healthcare environment. Various systems can communicate through the fire alarm public address (PA) system to notify people in an emergency, or, alternately, to use email notification, text messaging, pagers, smart phones and/or personal computers (PCs). In lockdown situations, access control systems provide an emergency button with various triggers in the system – a hospital can lockdown specific units or the entire facility. Data capture form to appear here! Jim Stankevich, Global Manager – Healthcare Security, Johnson Controls/Tyco Security Products, points out that the safety of hospital staff, particularly nurses, cannot be overlooked. In the emergency room, 55 percent of nurses are assaulted in some way each year, which is a high percentage. The safety of nurses and all hospital staff deserves more attention. Duress/emergency notification technology Stankevich says one solution is to use duress/emergency notification technology: staff can carry and wear a ‘panic button” or have a two-key combination on their computer as an alarm trigger. When the staff member hits the panic button, a direct message can be sent to security, alerting security staff about the event and requiring a response. There has been an increase in demand for the safety and security of patients, staff and visitors at healthcare institutions, as evidenced by the recent CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Emergency Preparedness Rule. As of Nov. 17, 2017, healthcare institutions that participate in Medicare or Medicaid must demonstrate compliance with the rule. Emergency preparedness systems A major challenge in compliance to this rule is balancing patient safety with comfort At its core, the rule seeks to establish national emergency preparedness requirements to ensure adequate planning for both natural and man-made disasters, and coordination with federal, state, tribal, regional and local emergency preparedness systems. A major challenge in compliance to this rule is balancing patient safety with comfort. Institutions should consider two-way communication that enables leadership to disseminate targeted messages quickly and efficiently, while arming all employees with a tool that can alert the appropriate staff should an incident occur. Solutions like this enable swift communication of issues without disturbing patients and visitors unless necessary. Effective response to emergencies “Fortunately, hospitals and their security departments are generally well equipped to respond to most emergency situations”, said John M. White, president/CEO of Protection Management, a consultant who works with hospitals to address their security needs. During the Ebola scare in 2014, however, hospitals had to re-examine their plans to ensure they were prepared to meet the challenges specific to rare and deadly disease. “Hospitals are prepared for most things, but Ebola seemed to have caught the whole world off guard, so people responded in different ways,” says White, who previously was security director of two multi-campus medical facilities before becoming a consultant. Hospital security Hospitals made adjustments to their emergency programs to determine how best to handle Ebola patients" He adds, “Hospitals made adjustments to their emergency programs to determine how best to handle Ebola patients and to protect other patients and staff. It was a new threat that healthcare organisations had not specifically addressed.” A particular concern was the possibility of an infected person walking into an emergency room and infecting other people and/or requiring facility decontamination. One role the hospital security department plays in such an emergency is to control access to the facility and to control visitors’ movements once they are inside the facility, says White. If the Ebola scare had progressed to the point that a hospital would need to screen patients, security would be positioned at the front entrance to help with that screening and, if necessary, to direct patients to a specific area for quarantine. Protective equipment Security might also need to wear protective equipment to handle a patient who is resistant to treatment, for example. There are often interactions between security personnel and the general public, a scenario that becomes more complicated if Ebola or a similar infection is likely. In general, security would be tasked with maintaining order and keeping people where they need to be, freeing up the medical professionals to do their jobs more efficiently, says White. To prepare for the impact of the Ebola scare, hospitals addressed various training and equipment needs and adjusted their disaster/emergency response plans. Read part two of our heathcare mini series here.
Exacq has announced its integration with the highly rated monitoring station software, MASterMind. These technologies combined utilise video verification services to receive live video from the exacq Network Video Recorder when an event occurs, and sends a call to the monitoring station call centre. Made possible through the Connected Partner Program, the exacqVision and MASterMind integration allows seamless collaboration of video into the dispatching process through MASvideo. This provides command centres and central stations the ability to coordinate incoming alarms with the associated video captured by cameras located at the monitored site: Features of the integration The integration provides powerful features such as: View live video linked to an incoming alarm Control single or multi image views Select between cameras utilising PTZ camera features Record video within a single application The Connected Partner Program is designed for product manufacturers and software developers. This opportunity offers access to all the tools needed to build integrations with Tyco products, including software, hardware, documentation, sample code, dedicated engineering and marketing support.
Tyco, the security products division of Johnson Controls, has announced the opening of its new state-of-the-art interactive showroom and training facility in Ireland. ACVS solutions Located in the Ballymount area of Dublin, the new showroom facility provides the opportunity for system integrators and their end-user clients to see live demonstrations of the innovative features and groundbreaking technology built-into the latest generation of Access Control and Video Surveillance (ACVS) solutions supplied under the Tyco umbrella. “In addition to in-depth demonstrations of specific products or software, we are now also able to show how easy it is for users to benefit from a totally integrated security solution via an interactive operational system,” said Colm O’Brien, Tyco’s ACVS Business Manager in Ireland. Unified video management He adds, “As an example, we are able to demonstrate the full capabilities of victor, our Unified Video Management application, which seamlessly synchronises video surveillance with access control, fire, BMS, Drone Detection and mitigation, Radar, Gate Automation, intrusion and other systems, into one powerful, intuitive interface.” The new facility also has a fully equipped training room with hands-on workstations to enable system integrators to learn how to offer their end-user clients maximum value from a wide range of solutions, including American Dynamics Victor & VideoEdge Video platforms, Exacq Video Management Software, Illustra cameras, Software House CCure Access Control, CEM Access Control Systems and Kantech Access Control platforms.
H.265 High Efficiency Coding: Video compression for security applicationsDownload
How to overcome the storage challenges of adopting surveillance AIDownload
Physical security supports a future-proof cyber security strategyDownload
- Dahua HOC Safe City Solution enables Hangzhou Jianggan Public Security to create ‘Online Police’ mode
- Forward Securities installs Hikvision Passive Infrared Cameras to secure construction site
- HENSOLDT equips Royal Thai Police with Single Mast Solution ground surveillance radar solution
- BCDVideo enhances bank security with its IP video surveillance systems