Panasonic’s latest i-PRO Extreme PTZ Infra-Red security cameras set a new benchmark in night-time visual quality and intelligent functionality, packaged in a device designed for reliability and low-level maintenance to deliver lower total cost of ownership. There are two models in the IR PTZ camera range: the WV-X6533LN model with a powerful 40x zoom and the WV-S6532LN with 22x zoom.
Capturing clear images for use as evidence in low level lighting and at long distances can be a challenge in any outdoor security environment. Able to capture low light evidence even at distances of up to 350 meters in a zero lux environment, the cameras improve visibility by mixing visible and IR LED lighting through a new auto focus with visible light cut filter. This means that multiple light sources in one frame are no longer an issue.
To provide clarity even at long distances, the camera has an optional high-powered 40x optical zoom function
To provide clarity even at long distances, the camera has an optional high-powered 40x optical zoom function combined with Intelligent Zoom Stabilisation to absorb vibrations and capture a stable image even from a fair distance away. A 30 degree elevation angle enables sloping roads, tall buildings and difficult areas such seating areas under stadium roofs to be easily covered by the cameras.
Cyber protection and bandwidth control
Rain and dust can badly affect the quality of images and increase the need for expensive regular maintenance. To combat these challenges, the camera lens comes with a hydrophilic ClearSight lens coating which is resistant to the build-up of rainwater, stains, and dust accumulation. A new inbuilt defroster also ensures crystal clear images by preventing condensation or ice accumulating on the lens in extreme weather conditions.
To ensure CCTV footage is kept safe from unauthorised external access, the cameras are under vulnerability assessment and come with Digicert (Formerly Symantec) certification, which includes end-to-end data encryption and FIPS140-2 CAVP compliance without any built-in backdoor access.
Panasonic IR-LED PTZ cameras
High resolution security camera systems can quickly have a negative impact on an organisation’s IT infrastructure with large network data and storage requirements. The Panasonic IR-LED PTZ cameras come with a range of smart compression functionality to reduce this business impact.
The camera uses H.265 compression with Panasonic’s latest smart coding technology to reduce network bandwidth use and storage requirements. Auto VIQS automatically determines areas with and without motion and reduces the data volume of those without motion. The camera also has built in Smart Facial Coding, which detects and records faces in high quality.
A security camera can act as a deterrant but its real potential can be achieved when combined with intelligent applications that free-up operator time by automating functions and notifying when pre-defined alerts are triggered or action required.
A license for this Intelligent Video Motion Detection (i-VMD) functionality is available free-of-charge, enabling users to bring intelligence to their security cameras.
Intelligent Video Motion Detection
Intelligent Video Motion Detection can be used to zone surveillance areas
Intelligent Video Motion Detection (i-VMD) can be used to zone surveillance areas and scan for pre-defined or unexpected behaviours. This could include detecting and notifying if someone enters or loiters in an area, removes objects or, for example, if a vehicle drives the wrong way down a one-way street.
To reduce total cost of ownership for customers, Panasonic’s i-PRO Extreme camera range is designed and tested for use in challenging conditions to ensure long life. Extensive Panasonic testing covers dust, temperature, water, static electricity, vibration and drops, as well as IK10 vandal resistance.
New Fibre Optic Media Converter Unit
To further reduce replacement and maintenance costs, The IR PTZ cameras have a highly durable pan/tilt gear drive that delivers a four-time longer lifespan than traditional belt drives. Panasonic’s innovative new Fibre Optic Media Converter Unit, which is integrated conveniently into the camera bracket, can also be used with the IR-LED PTZ cameras when purchased as an optional extra.
The solution offers all the advantages of running fibre direct to Panasonic outdoor PTZ and dome / fisheye cameras but removes the insecurity of having a box mounted separately to the camera or in the ground nearby. Installation time and construction complexity are reduced and there is no need to waste time selecting and evaluating individual optical media converters.