Videotec CCTV Network / IP Cameras(17)
The MMX camera is perfect for effective video surveillance and process control in harsh settings where the presence of gases or flammable dust can create a potentially explosive environment. This camera is certified ATEX/IECEx (Exd IIB, Ext IIIC) and UL Hazardous Location for America and Canada (Class I, Zone 1, Class I, Div. 2 and Class II, Zone 21, Class II Div 2). Installation and features Its installation is extremely simple and cost-effective, thanks to its lightweight and compact size, which makes it easy to handle and mount. Moreover, the flexible integrated bracket allows to adapt the camera mounting to any kind of surface, either wall, ceiling or parapet according to the application need. Various cabling options are available to reduce assembly time and cost. Challenging conditions The MMX camera is a Full HD colour camera with a remote optical zoom capability and can reach a 90-degree cone of vision, offering the highest quality video stream in H.264/AVC compression. Its housing is completely made from corrosion-proof AISI316L stainless steel, with an IP66/68 Protection Class. The power source can be either through 24Vac/Vdc or PoE Plus. The MAXIMUS MMX camera offers a cost-effective solution for monitoring applications in the most challenging conditions in onshore, offshore, marine and heavy industrial environments.Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 2.3 MP resolution, Digital (DSP), Megapixel, 0.002 ~ 1.4 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 12 V DC, 24 V DC, 24 V AC, Motion Activated, 4.3 ~ 129, Wide Dynamic Range, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/1~ 1/10000 s, 50, Zoom, 900, up to +65 C (149 F), HDAdd to Compare
The Videotec MAXIMUS ex-proof PTZ cameras ensure excellent performance for monitoring critical processes in areas with risk of explosion, such as refineries, gas pipelines, oil tankers, offshore platforms, industrial processes, chemical industries, etc. The area is always monitored, thanks to the speed and detection accuracy of the target. Thanks to its reliability, robustness and accuracy, this ex-proof PTZ camera is the ideal solution for demanding video security applications in potentially explosive areas, such as refineries, gas pipelines, oil tankers, offshore platforms, industrial processes, chemical industries, etc. Key features: Entirely made in AISI 316L electropolished stainless steel Integrated day/night camera and wiper Analogue and IP version Total control through PTZ assistant (IP based version) Up to 2 simultaneous video streams Prewired versions with unarmoured cable/barrier cable glandAdd to Compare
The ULISSE COMPACT IP is the new IP-based PTZ positioning system designed for outdoor installations.This high-performance positioning unit integrates a video streaming module, to allow the IP control of all the PTZ functions. All video and telemetry signals are converted and sent through the network and is controlled easily though a bundled software package.The ULISSE COMPACT IP from Videotec is controllable/configurable by WEB browser. The system offers the highest video compression rate via MPEG-4 technology for live video. The max frame rate is 25fps with max picture resolution Full D1. The recording is made directly on the PC hard disk. It is possible to connect a joy-stick to the PC peripherical port for PTZ control.This unit combines the advantages of an IP controlled system with the high performance and the perfect positioning needed for a surveillance application: fast and smooth in motion at 200° per second, continuous rotation, positioning accuracy with simplified system configuration and use.ULISSE COMPACT IP has been specifically created for a wide variety of outdoor video surveillance applications, such as: coast and border patrol, harbour control, urban settings, highway and traffic monitoring, stadiums, industries, prisons or military applications, and perimeter surveillance.Add to Compare
ULISSE RADICAL is the new range of outdoor PTZ cameras, pre-assembled in the factory, with the best motorised network cameras and zoom lenses ensuring a high level of performance. ULISSE RADICAL was developed by Videotec in every single detail during the design and engineering stages to ensure proper functioning, making it ready for use. The camera and lens have been pre-configured during the production stage, and the user only needs to connect up to the power supply and network and carry out the simple final set-up to adapt it to requirements. ULISSE RADICAL integrates Full HD cameras, 1/2 "CMOS sensor, and 1080p/60fps for daytime and night-time broadcast quality video. To obtain flawless images, even for very long distances, extremely high-performance lenses were selected, 18x or 33x (up to 500mm), equipped with an advanced autofocus that allows the user to quickly achieve and maintain automatic focus on a very distant subject, with sharp details. The special Visible Cut Filter enables the removal of disturbances caused by the external environment, due to haze or excessive heat. ULISSE RADICAL offers amazing performances both during the day and night: optimal results even in complete darkness thanks to the support of two powerful IR LED illuminators ensuring clear illumination up to a distance of more than 300 metres. They are all IP, and all functions can be managed via the ONVIF-S protocol by most VMS on the market. With its sophisticated temperature control system, ULISSE RADICAL is designed for perfect continuous operation even in extreme temperatures, from -40°C to 60°C (-40°F to 140°F). The powerful ULISSE RADICAL motors provide exceptional fluidity of movement, even at a minimum speed of 0.02°/sec. Ideal solution for the surveillance of vast outdoor areas, perimeters, border lines, harbours and airports, control of highways and military installations.Add to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 550 resolution, Digital (DSP), PTZ, 0.01 ~ 0.25 lux lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 230 V AC / 24 V AC / 120 V AC, Motion Activated, High Speed, Wide Dynamic Range, 25 fps, Back Light Compensation, White Balance, > 50 , PAL , NTSC, Zoom, H.264/AVC, M-JPEG, RJ-45, 10BASE-T/100BASE-T, AMERICAN DYNAMICS, ERNITE, PANASONIC, PELCO D, VIDEOTEC MACRO, 16000, 660 x 330 x 570, IP66, -40 ~ +60 C (- 40 ~ +140 F), 10 ~ 95Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 1080p resolution, Digital (DSP), Megapixel, 0.013 ~ 1.4 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 230 V AC, Motion Activated, High Speed, 4.3 ~ 129, Wide Dynamic Range, 60 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/1 ~ 1/10000 s, >50, Zoom, H.264/AVC, MJPEG, PTZ, RJ45, 10BASE-T/100BASE-T, TCP/IPv4-IPv6, UDP/IPv4-IPv6, HTTP, NTP, DHCP, WS-DISCOVERY, QoS, IGMP (Multicast), 40 W, 16,500, 66 x 33 x 57, IP66, -40 ~ +60 C (-40 ~ +140 F), HDAdd to Compare
1/2 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 550 TVL resolution, Digital (DSP), Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 230 V AC, Motion Activated, High Speed, Wide Dynamic Range, 720 x 576, 25 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, >50, PAL, Zoom, H.264/AVC, MJPEG, RJ45, 10BASE-T/100BASE-T, TCP/IPv4-IPv6, UDP/IPv4-IPv6, HTTP, NTP, DHCP, WS-DISCOVERY, QoS, IGMP (Multicast), 40 W, 16,500, 66 x 33 x 57, IP66, -40 ~ +60 C (-40 ~ +140 F), 10 ~ 95, HDAdd to Compare
Videotec's NXPTZHD is an exceptional, stainless steel, FULL-HD, PTZ camera that guarantees high performance with high-definition images. It is ideal for video surveillance applications in highly corrosive environments such as high-traffic areas, industrial zones and offshore/onshore marine areas. NXPTZHD featuresThe full-HD, day/night, 1080p, 60fps camera with 1/2.8" sensors and 30x zoom can accurately identify details of a scene and provides from 2 to 4 video streams simultaneously (H.264 or MJPEG, up to a total of 20 Mbits, depending on configuration).The full-IP connectivity of NXPTZHD allows all camera and P&T functions to be controlled via network, including wiper, washer pump, pre-sets, illuminator activation and setup, using the most common ONVIF-S VMS?s on the market. No maintenance neededThis elegant and compact HD PTZ camera requires no maintenance and is made entirely of AISI316L stainless steel. A double surface-polishing process makes sure that resistance to corrosion is both improved and guaranteed. Operational performance has been maximised with a variable horizontal and vertical speed of up to 100°/s and a pre-set recall accuracy of 0.02°. Complete protection against bad weatherThe IP66/IP68 rating ensures complete protection against bad weather and allows immersion in up to 1m water for two hours. The IP69 certification means that the device can be cleaned with high-pressure, high-temperature water jets. The operating temperature ranges from -4°C to 6°C.Installation is really simple, thanks to the pre-installed multipolar cable that is supplied with the unit. The HD-PTZ camera always comes with a built-in wiper, with a wide choice of tanks with washer pumps, with different delivery heights and capacities.Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 1080p resolution, Digital (DSP), Megapixel, 0.002 ~ 1.4 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 24 V AC, 24 V DC, PoE, Motion Activated, High Speed, 3.8 ~ 38, Wide Dynamic Range, 1920 × 1080, 60 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/1 - 1/10000 s, 50, H.264/AVC, MJPEG, JPEG, MPEG4, 8,000, 325 x 190 x 230, IP66, IP67, IP68, IP69, -40 ~ +65 C (-40 ~ +149 F), 10 ~ 95, HDAdd to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 1080p resolution, Digital (DSP), Megapixel, 0.002 ~ 1.4 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 24 V AC, 24 V DC, PoE, Motion Activated, High Speed, 3.8 ~ 38, Wide Dynamic Range, 1920 × 1080, 60 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/1 - 1/10000 s, 50, H.264/AVC, MJPEG, JPEG, MPEG4, 11,000, 640 x 208 x 590, IP66, IP67, IP68, IP69, -40 ~ +65 C (-40 ~ +149 F), 10 ~ 95, HDAdd to Compare
Videotec is launching DELUX, the new imaging and encoding technology for outdoor surveillance that generates incredibly vivid and clear colour video images day or night. In particular, thanks to the camera’s increased light sensitivity, the DELUX technology can obtain bright images with well-defined colours in very low light conditions – even typical night-time conditions to 0.006 lux (0.0006 lux in black and white). The technology offers significant advantages for video surveillance in sensitive outdoor areas where it is necessary to identify people, objects, moving vehicles and abnormal events with the highest levels of detail possible at all times, even at night. Developed end to end by Videotec’s R&D team, the new DELUX technology has now been integrated into the ULISSE COMPACT PTZ, the worldwide benchmark for the surveillance of urban and industrial areas, critical infrastructures, transportation, perimeters and borders. The ULISSE COMPACT is a Day/Night, FullHD 1080p camera with a 30x optical zoom and a frame rate of 60fps. It is capable of accurately pinpoint details in any scene – even dynamic, rapidly changing situations. In addition to improved light sensitivity, with outstanding colour rendering and greater noise reduction, the DELUX technology has brought new advanced performances to the ULISSE COMPACT, namely in the control of speed proportional to zoom and management of Privacy Masking. ULISSE COMPACT’s robust mechanical construction guarantees unbeatable performance in all weather conditions, – from -40°C to + 60°C – with a rotation speed of up to 200°/s, highly accurate preset positioning, a wiper and an integrated LED illuminator. Thanks to the meticulous care taken in all of the DELUX technology design stages, significant reductions have been made to the costs of this new ULISSE COMPACT model. In addition to the improved performance, this has increased the model’s competitiveness thus responding to customer’s needs and an increasingly selective market.Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 1080p resolution, Digital (DSP), Megapixel, 0.002 ~ 1.4 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 24 V AC, 24 V DC, PoE, Motion Activated, High Speed, 3.8 ~ 38, Wide Dynamic Range, 1920 × 1080, 60 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/1 - 1/10000 s, 50, H.264/AVC, MJPEG, JPEG, MPEG4, 14,000, 640 x 210 x 590, IP66, IP67, IP68, IP69, -40 ~ +65 C (-40 ~ +149 F), 10 ~ 95, HDAdd to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 1080p resolution, Digital (DSP), Network, 0.002 ~ 1.4 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 230 V AC, 24 V AC, 120 V AC, Motion Activated, 4.3 ~ 129, Wide Dynamic Range, 1920 × 1080, 60 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/1 - 1/10000 s, 50, Zoom, 100 Base-TX, 27 ~ 157 W, 26,000, 590 x 780 x 420, IP66, -40 ~ +65 C (-40 ~ 149 F), 10 ~ 95, HDAdd to Compare
Videotec is launching NVX, an IP FULL HD super low-light camera with high corrosion resistance. This camera incorporates the DELUX imaging and encoding technology for recording incredibly clear colour video day or night. The most important feature is the extremely sensitive light sensor that works with the DELUX technology to provide high colour rendering and maximum noise reduction in night-time or very low light conditions (up to 0.006 lux, or 0.0006 lux in black and white). Videotec’s NVX camera is super low-light Day/Night Full HD 1080p, with 30x optical zoom and 60 fps shooting speed. Images can be transmitted via network with H.264/AVC, MPEG4, MJPEG or JPEG compression, and it’s possible to have up to 3 simultaneous and independent Full HD video streams. The NVX camera is made entirely from AISI316L stainless steel and stands out from other cameras thanks to its compact and lightweight design that, along with the simple connectors, helps installation and maintenance. The windscreen wiper is a standard feature, as is the modular support for wall, ceiling or railing mounting. NVX has exceptional corrosion resistance, a wide operational temperature range and IP66/IP67 protection. These features mean it is well suited to applications in marine, harbour and industrial environments – including the food industry – as well as in motorway tunnels.Add to Compare
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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.
Las Vegas is a city that bombards you with choices: dozens of glitzy hotels and casinos, a plethora of restaurants and eateries to satisfy any craving and an endless variety of entertainment guaranteed to delight and amuse. With so many options, it’s hard to decide where to spend your time. The same goes for ISC West. Like the city in which it’s being hosted, ISC West 2019 is going to bombard you with more options than ever before. Dozens of new technologies and vendors as well as old familiar faces will be vying for your attention. With only three days, it’s nearly impossible to explore every booth and every vendor. Ultimately, you’ll want to focus your limited time on companies whose partnership can lead to your organisation’s long-term success. In that context, I’d like to suggest a few things to think about as you wend your way through this year’s tradeshow. The next wave in IP technology The fact that the whole world is going IP is nothing new. The network-based connectivity trend has been ongoing for more than 25 years. What’s changed is the nomenclature. Today it’s all about the Internet of Things (IoT). What was once exclusively an analogue-based video surveillance market has shifted predominantly over to IP For the security industry, the concept of IoT really began with connecting DVRs through a network. Then in 1996, IP cameras – the first true IoT devices – hit the market. Since then, what was once exclusively an analog-based video surveillance market has shifted predominantly over to IP, providing exceptional growth opportunity for any company wanting to be on the leading edge. Today, however, that market is relatively saturated and growing at a much slower rate. In response, consolidation of the market has started to accelerate. Many vendors are disappearing while a select few are becoming stronger. Though the IP video revolution is now a fait accompli, there are still a few ancillary security technologies that are just beginning to jump on the IP convergence bandwagon. I’m referring to two in particular: IP audio systems and IP intercom solutions. Like their IP video cousins, these relatively new IP systems are built on open platform standards and provide the same benefits for convergence as happened in the camera space: better scalability and ROI, more functionality, and easy integration with third party systems. The technology is a great complement to a customer’s existing IP surveillance system or an ideal replacement for an antiquated analogue audio system. So I’d recommend spending time at booths showcasing this technology. Listen to the crystal clear sound quality. Learn from the various vendors how easy IP audio systems are to custom configure, remotely manage and scale. And discover the different ways the IP technology can be used, from paging, public address and broadcasting background music to augmenting security systems and perimeter protection solutions. The potential markets that can benefit from this latest IP technology are wide and varied, everything from hotels, hospitals and transportation hubs to educational institutions and retail chains. So it’s well worth your time to take a look at this growing opportunity. AI has proven to dramatically improving the accuracy of Traffic Incident Detection analytics. But it’s too early in the game to assume that AI can be applied across the board Artificial intelligence: hype vs. reality Video intelligence or video analytics was the big trend a decade ago. But it quickly fizzled out when hype crashed into reality. In the ensuing years algorithms have greatly improved, leading to more reliable analytic performance. Now it’s commonplace for video surveillance solutions to include a wide range of analytics from motion detection and people counting to dwell time analysis, object left behind and license plate recognition. The latest hype to capture the imagination is self-learning systems, often referred to as Deep Learning and Artificial intelligence (AI) With analytics gradually becoming mainstream, the latest hype to capture the imagination is self-learning systems, often referred to as Deep Learning and Artificial intelligence (AI). These self-learning applications parse event data and use what they’ve learned from the experience to make determinations or predictions that can increase the accuracy of future alerts. Before you get swept up in all the big promises that have yet to prove deliverable, take time at ISC West to educate yourself about the current state of the technology. AI works well in some areas. For instance, AI has proven to dramatically improving the accuracy of Traffic Incident Detection analytics. But it’s too early in the game to assume that AI can be applied across the board. Talk to some of the AI vendors at ISC West to learn when and if AI might be right for your organisation’s analytic applications. See who has actual, field-proven solutions and who is just offering ideas that might take many years to prove useful in real applications. Connecting with the right partner Think of ISC West as the ultimate meet-and-greet. Look around the tradeshow floor and see who might by likely partners Choosing the right partner is as important in business as it is life. Think of ISC West as the ultimate meet-and-greet. Look around the tradeshow floor and see who might by likely partners. You’re sure to find a number of new companies entering the field this year. Also be sure to notice which companies are absent. Have they left the surveillance industry? Are they struggling financially and can no longer afford to show up? If you partnered with them in the past, where does that leave your business today? As you explore potential vendor relationships, make sure you not only look at the arc of their technology development, but also their long-term financial stability and the kind of support services they offer. Cybersecurity should be front and center on your radar, along with timely updates, product integration with your existing technology and ongoing training to gain the most benefit from your investment. Look into how eco-friendly the vendor’s products are, what they’re doing to recycle, minimise waste and lower their carbon footprint Think of ISC West as the ultimate meet-and-greet - look around the tradeshow floor and see who might by likely partners Another important thing to find out is whether their business ethics align with yours. Is sustainability important to your company? How about corporate social responsibility, diversity and inclusion? Ultimately you want to do business with healthy, innovative companies that share your core values. If being green is a fundamental principal of your company, look into how eco-friendly the vendor’s products are, what they’re doing to recycle, minimise waste and lower their carbon footprint. If striving for better global citizenship is your corporate mantra, you need to know how the vendor is assuring their operation complies with environmental laws and regulations. In terms of maintaining social and ethical standards, it’s important to know where the vendor stands on issues such as human rights violations, compulsory child labour, fair wages and sourcing minerals from countries in armed conflict. Go in with a plan There’s so much to discover at ISC West this year that four days isn’t nearly enough time to see it all. So you’ll have to strategically pick and choose which booths and vendors to visit. I’d advise that you plan out your days in advance so that you can get the most value from the choices you make.
There’s almost no installation that goes 100-percent smoothly in the field of video surveillance. Unexpected issues routinely arise that can increase time on the job, cost of the project and frustration. Manufacturers work on the product side to help ensure their products are easy to install and – when troublesome situations do arise – are flexible enough for installers to quickly find a remedy. Importance of ease of installation Ease of installation is a very important part of the project to the system integrator because the cost of labour is variable Ease of installation is a very important part of the project to the system integrator because the cost of labour is variable and can be very expensive. In some cases, the cost of labour to install a camera can be more than the cost of the camera! If labour costs are high – or are more expensive than a system integrator planned – they can lose a great deal of money on a project. If a cautious system integrator includes too high of an estimate for labour in a project bid, his overall bid will to high and it could cost him the project. The easier the camera is to install, the lower the labour cost, subsequently achieving higher savings for end-users. Hence it is essential that camera manufacturers develop products that are easy to install or are flexible in the field for system integrators and installers who know that time is money. Enterprise projects can involve thousands of cameras installed Simplifying installation of cameras Camera installation typically involves an electrician, the camera installer and the person who configures the VMS (Video Management Software). Of course, one person can play all three roles, and in many cases, does, but enterprise projects can involve dozens, hundreds or even thousands of cameras with teams of individuals involved in an installation. The electrician runs conduit with an electrical or PoE (Power over Ethernet) connection to the housing or the backplate of the camera; the installer then installs the camera at that location, hooking it up to power; and then a configurator adds cameras to the network and makes adjustments – renaming the camera, setting the frame rate, enabling WDR (Wide Dynamic Range), and the like. When it’s a project that involves different players for any of these functions, there is the potential for a bottleneck and delay in project completion. And if a system integrator is paying an electrician, installer and software configurator – and they are all three on site waiting for each other to finish – that’s a system integrator’s worst-case scenario. Enhancement through modular cameras Video surveillance camera manufacturers like Hanwha Techwin are producing products that take different roles Video surveillance camera manufacturers like Hanwha Techwin are producing products that take the different roles of electrician, installer and configurator into consideration, allowing them to complete their tasks independently. With a focus on modular design which includes a USB dongle, a device manager, magnetic module and included accessories, the Wisenet X series Plus is one of the fastest cameras to install, service and upgrade – saving installers time and money. Wisenet X series Plus cameras have a detachable camera module that utilise magnets to lock into the housing for instant configuration. Electricians can run conduit with a single PoE connection to the back plate/housing while the configurator is working on configuring the camera module, allowing security professionals to later snap the camera into place in just minutes. The VMS configurator can then come and add the cameras to the network and program their functionality. Modular cameras offer flexibility In the past, an end user might determine after the camera is installed that there aren’t enough pixels on target, or they need certain different functions like video analytics for example, resulting in the time-consuming replacement of the entire camera. With modular-designed cameras, the camera module can be swapped with a new one without having to focus or replace the camera – even to change the resolution or field of view, also Wisenet X series Plus has optional PTRZ modules that can be remotely adjusted to the field of view and the position of the camera lens. Making camera adjustments in the field is also now easier and perhaps even safer. Installers have been known to climb a ladder and juggle a bulky laptop to access the network to be able to see video of how the camera is positioned. Or they’ve had to use analogue video output to view the video feed on a separate monitor which provides the field of view, but not megapixel quality. Using a smartphone, the installer can wirelessly see full and not cropped quality video directly from the camera Wisenet X series Plus cameras have a USB port that allows installers to connect it to a small dongle that converts the camera to a Wi-Fi device. Using a smartphone, the installer can wirelessly see full and not cropped quality video directly from the camera. It’s a much easier way to evaluate video while at the camera. Eliminating the second person looking at live view on a computer guiding through a cellphone to the installer to accurately point the camera to the proper position. If system integrators can do some of the legwork prior to even getting on site, it can reduce cost and improve efficiency. Imagine having 300 cameras ready to send to a project site. To configure those cameras, a system integrator has to take each camera out of the box, plug each into a switch, configure it, take it off of the switch and put it back in the box. To improve this process, camera manufacturers have now developed packaging that provides access to the camera port without even having to remove it from the box. It’s an innovative solution that saves time. Modular cameras have optional PTRZ modules that can be remotely adjusted to the field of view Software programs help in enhancing installation Whether it’s a one-man show or a team of electricians, installers and configurators, software programs can greatly enhance the installation process. Device managers are important tools in adding multiple cameras to a project. Using that 300-camera project, for example, it’s easier when a manufacturer has a device manager that allows the mass programming and configuration of cameras. Adding 300 cameras one by one is time consuming and leaves room for error when making so many multiple entries. A device manager should be able to scan the network and locate its devices, allowing them to be grouped, configured and much more. Every video surveillance camera project is going to have its ups and downs. But camera manufacturers can do their part in the production process to address the many issues known to slow down progress. It’s impressive that many are taking the lead in producing innovations like modular camera design, flexibility in the field and accessible packaging that can truly reduce installation cost and improve efficiency.
Videotec presents NTX, the new IP68 stainless steel thermal camera, developed to provide an efficient and preventative surveillance system in the most critical environmental conditions. The NTX thermal camera offers temperature detection based on the 4 central pixels of the image, and with the advanced version, the temperature of a specific object can be measured at any point in the image by means of defining a specific area. As well as this, the radiometric functions offer the option to set a temperature limit, beyond which an alarm will be raised. Unwanted intrusions These functions are necessary where fire prevention is required or in applications such as monitoring industrial processes or critical equipment, where the ability to identify something quickly and accurately, thus preventing problems or failures and keeping intervention times to a minimum, is essential. Configuring and controlling thermal image parameters is possible via the ONVIF Thermal Service Standard NTX can export all the data necessary for a centralised management of video feeds, data and alarms, and make it available to VMS via the ONVIF Profile S and Profile Q communication protocols. Also, configuring and controlling thermal image parameters is possible via the ONVIF Thermal Service Standard. NTX allows exploiting fully the features and the advantages offered by the thermal camera. This includes the ability to raise an alarm and initiate immediate actions in order to prevent accidents or unwanted intrusions into monitored areas. Adverse environmental conditions The NTX camera is made entirely from electropolished AISI316L stainless steel and stands out thanks to its compact design and light weight. This, and the fact that it can be connected quickly, makes installation and maintenance easier. The modular support for wall, ceiling or parapet is supplied as standard. The NTX has obtained Lloyd’s Register Marine Type Approval certification for the maritime and naval sector and complies with the standard for railway applications. NTX is exceptionally resistant to corrosion and has a wide operating temperature range (from -40°C to +65°C). Its IP66/IP67/IP68, NEMA Type 4X and Type 6P grades guarantee maximum protection and optimal camera operation in even the most adverse environmental conditions. The fact that the NTX is extremely sturdy and of high quality means it is ideal for the most demanding applications in the marine and industrial sectors, in critical infrastructures, power plants and transport sector, including railways and motorway tunnels.
Videotec announces the ULISSE EVO camera, another technologically innovative step forward in their pursuit of increasingly high-performance and reliable video surveillance products. This new versatile PTZ camera offers performance, competitiveness and design at an unprecedented level. ULISSE EVO IP Network camera The result of meticulous and dedicated planning, ULISSE EVO is a combination of technology and design that guarantees the highest levels of security for monitoring urban areas, critical infrastructures, transport, traffic and railways (in accordance with the railway standards). The Super low-light, Full HD, 1080p, 60 fps IP camera with 30x optical zoom and integrated Delux technology offers unbeatable clear and detailed images with vivid colours, day or night. The camera’s motion detection function, with masking of privacy zones, allows intelligent management and immediate raising of alarms if an unwanted intrusion is detected. All-weather full HD IP surveillance camera ULISSE EVO can operate with maximum efficiency constantly, even in presence of hostile environmental conditions and temperatures from -40 ⁰C to + 65 ⁰C. The IK10 and IP66/IP67/IP68 protection ratings guarantee maximum resistance to dust and severe weather, hard impacts and vandalism. The camera is also equipped with a wiper to ensure a clear view in any environmental conditions ULISSE EVO stands out due to its modern, linear design that combines maximum strength and operational reliability with greatly reduced weight. This means easy and quick assembly, and therefore lower installation and maintenance costs. Effective night surveillance The camera is also equipped with a wiper to ensure a clear view in any environmental conditions. An LED illuminator is available to give visibility even in total darkness. This comes as a separate accessory, with 850nm, 940nm or white light, and can be integrated directly into the unit. The camera will automatically recognise the type of illuminator installed and calibrate the light beam accordingly. ULISSE EVO can be installed in different ways, even in the inverted position typical of the speed domes, using the large variety of brackets and adaptors available to satisfy every installation need. The brackets are also available with quick connectors for Ethernet/PoE, for power and I/O, which allow fast and easy installation operations. ULISSE EVO is available in two standard colours, black or grey-white, to suit specific application requirements. The new ULISSE EVO camera is available on the market from March 2019.
Building Information Modelling (BIM) can be described as the ‘use of shared digital representation of a built object (including buildings, bridges, roads, process plants, critical infrastructures, etc.) to facilitate design, construction and operation processes to form a reliable basis for decisions’. The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) defines it simply as the “digital representation of the physical and functional characteristics of an object”. Understanding BIM construct BIM is neither a product nor software but rather is a “cache of building information” to which graphic data (such as drawings) and certain technical attributes (such as technical data sheets and associated characteristics) that are also related to the foreseen life cycle can be added. BIM represents a collaborative planning method as it allows for the integration of useful information for every phase of planning in a single model What BIM represents therefore is a collaborative planning method as it allows for the integration of useful information for every phase of planning – architectural, structural, plant design and installation, energy, management – into a single model. Project functionality and performance While CAD allows a project to be designed with 2D or 3D drawings, BIM also specifies the functionality and performance of each BIM object in the project or in the entire building process. A BIM object can hold any information pertaining to the building as a whole, or its parts. The most common information collected in a BIM is geographic location, structure, the properties of the materials/components/systems and technical elements, construction phases and maintenance procedures. Fields of application Building Information Modelling is used both in the construction sector, for design and installation (architecture, engineering, technical installations…) as well as in facility management. BIM supports the general improvement of a project along the entire life cycle of the construction process The role of BIM within the construction industry (by means of participants such as architects, engineers, surveyors, experts, builders, consultants and clients) is to support communication, cooperation, simulation and the general improvement of a project along the entire life cycle of the construction process. Advantages of BIM technology BIM technology offers a great number of advantages, such as greater efficiency and productivity, fewer errors, less downtime, reduced costs, greater interoperability, maximum information sharing, and more accurate and consistent control over a project. Generally, a BIM object is saved in .ifc (Industry Foundation Class) format. These IFC files are classed as 3D image files that also contain other technical information and are compatible with any software that works with BIM technology. Standard process and regulation BIM will become the standard process for all buildings and is currently being integrated into public contracts legislation across Europe. With Directive 2014/24/EU, the European Union has introduced a few guidelines to member countries on using the BIM system in the design and construction of public works. The BIM system is therefore strongly supported as a means of increasing the effectiveness and transparency of procurement procedures. Comparable BIM tools are necessary in order to allow the various softwares to ‘read’ the relevant data to manage all different parts of the construction sector Mandatory use of BIM process in public works In terms of the BIM process spreading to European operators (planners and companies), the leading nations are the Netherlands followed by the United Kingdom, whose government is bringing in a plan to make the use of BIM mandatory for public works. Even in Northern Europe and the United States, BIM technology has been used since 2000. Since the construction sector varies so widely (plants, structures, energy), it has become evident that no software exists that can manage all these different parts. Instead, comparable BIM tools are necessary in order to allow the various softwares to “read” the relevant data. BIM technology makes it possible to ascertain exactly how the cameras will fit into a building’s layout, reducing the risk of unexpected blind spots BIM and video surveillance Security has now become an integral part of the design process of any new large building. To provide the highest levels of security and avoid any blind spots that might constitute a security breach, the video surveillance system has to be planned in conjunction with other essential services, such as the electrics and hydraulics. BIM allows security system designers to interactively understand camera coverage, making it easier to identify the required models and to optimise the system layout. Reducing camera installation risks In actual fact, the technology makes it possible to ascertain exactly how the cameras will fit into a building’s layout (both internally and externally) and to determine whether the view of any camera is blocked by columns, lighting posts, trees, etc. This reduces the risk of unexpected blind spots. It is therefore possible to see how the cameras will be configured before they are installed, and which areas will be covered by the surveillance system after installation.
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