UK CCTV camera manufacturer, 360 Vision Technology, announce that its Predator ‘all-in-one’ PTZ range is now an accredited Vision HS camera solution, certified to have completed the CAPSS approval process by the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI). Ensuring cyber security measures are capable of protecting against the very real threats faced by surveillance system operators, 360 Vision Technology’s team of software developers is constantly working to ensure that these threats can be averted. Video management software “There has been a lot of negative press relating to the potential vulnerabilities integrators may accidentally introduce into their customers’ surveillance systems,” says Adrian Kirk, Strategic Account Director at 360 Vision Technology. “With concerns over the ease at which some edge devices can be used as an access gateway by cyber criminals, we’re taking cyber security seriously and helping integrators to mitigate that risk by specifying Predator UK manufactured cameras and Vision HS video management software." “Action to remove these threats is unlikely to happen fast as the UK market is still flooded by potentially unsafe Far East CCTV cameras that are being sold at bargain basement prices, which make them commercially attractive to some purchasers. The problem is further compounded by installation companies who may have limited expertise when it comes to providing tight network security.” Security and corporate confidentiality 360 Vision cyber security protection ensures surveillance capability is not compromised" "For example, steps should be taken to prevent the edge device’s set-up browser being accessed - enabling a hacker to disable or change critical camera settings, or worse, access the wider corporate network. However, supporting peace of mind for any integrator or end-user, when a 360 Vision Technology Predator camera is deployed at the edge, it cannot be used to enable unauthorised access to a security or corporate network.” Despite the increased emphasis on cyber security, and more and more sophisticated cyber-attacks taking place, many leading camera manufacturers still supply easy to get to, direct access points (typically via an RJ45 port), located within a camera’s power supply – but removing this risk is essential to ensure security and corporate confidentiality is not compromised. Cyber security protection “360 Vision cyber security protection ensures surveillance capability is not compromised, by removing the risks associated with insecure camera access,” Adrian concludes. “To provide additional protection for our customers, we are proud to announce that the ‘Predator HS’ product range is now an accredited camera solution to work with Vision HS - certified to achieve CAPSS approval by the CPNI.”
Delivering public space CCTV via mobile applications, from emergency response through to dealing with antisocial behaviour, has always been technically challenging. Hackney Council’s Civil Protection Service Manager, Andy Wells, recently saw an opportunity to introduce two existing suppliers to each other, to collaborate in developing an industry first mobile CCTV solution – and one that would provide significant advantages over traditional CCTV fit outs. Commenting on the development of the new mobile CCTV solution, Adrian Kirk, Director at 360 Vision Technology said: “360 Vision’s ruggedised Predator PTZ camera is used widely in public space surveillance due to its IK10 certification, for shock impact and vibration. This makes it a safe, ‘fit for purpose’ solution for deployment to camera columns in an urban environment. ‘Rugged at the roadside’ is a phrase being widely used these days." Roof-mounted pneumatic mast systems We are grateful to Hackney Council for their input and hope they get results in helping to protect the public" “The Predator’s IK10 certification and heavily engineered gearing in its pan and tilt mechanism makes it a great choice for mobile applications. At Andy’s suggestion, we partnered with Woodway Engineering, who are another great British manufacturing business, that specialise in roof-mounted pneumatic mast systems.” Initially the system was designed to deploy lighting solutions for emergency services and other applications, but it has now been adapted to provide a vehicle roof mounted pneumatic CCTV mast system. Unlike traditional CCTV van conversions, it doesn’t require the vehicle to be permanently adapted, with large areas within a van’s space being taken up by the mast rig set up - which causes permanent damage to the vehicle’s structure. Versatile CCTV solution This new approach allows the system to be removed and reinstalled onto a new vehicle, providing a better return on investment, by minimising costs associated with the initial installation, as well as costs associated with the host vehicle. Hackney Council have 360 Vision Technology Predators deployed which are still providing great service Debbie Taylor, Director of Woodway Engineering commented: “Collaborating with another UK manufacturer to deliver a versatile CCTV solution that can save costs and increase return on investment over current methods of fitting out a vehicle for mobile CCTV applications is exactly the type of innovative British design and manufacturing business we are all about. We are grateful to Hackney Council for their input and hope they get great results in helping to protect the public in Hackney.” Innovative and meticulous engineering approach Andy Wells at Hackney Council concluded by saying: "When we saw the Woodway mast at the Emergency Services Show, we recognised the innovative and meticulous engineering approach Woodway use - we also saw a good fit for 360 Vision's approach to making cameras." “Hackney Council have 360 Vision Technology Predators deployed which are now coming up to 8 years old and still providing great service; yielding a great return on investment. Combined with the Woodway system, we have a very capable mobile CCTV Van which is being used across multiple operations, from Forward Command Point at major incidents, to ASB patrols. It is helping us to ensure that Hackney is one of the best protected places to live in London.”
UK CCTV manufacture, 360 Vision Technology will be showing their latest range of high-performance surveillance cameras at Global MSC Conference & Exhibition 2019, The Bristol Hotel, Bristol, on 11th – 12th November. Helping CCTV system operators to reduce their carbon footprint and cost of ownership, 360 Vision will be showing their latest range of low-power consumption surveillance cameras that offer greater energy savings, allied to lower running costs. On larger projects, the latest ranges of Predator and Invictus PTZ cameras deliver tangible savings on energy" Predator and Invictus PTZ cameras “On larger projects, the latest ranges of Predator and Invictus PTZ cameras deliver tangible savings on energy and a reduction in associated pollution, offering significant advantages over Far East camera alternatives,” says Adrian Kirk, Strategic Account Director at 360 Vision. He adds, “As an example, featuring a host of performance and user centric operational benefits, the highly competitive all-in-one Invictus PTZ camera is already a popular choice for Local Authority system upgrades, as customers look at total cost of ownership and viable solutions to help them meet their carbon footprint reduction goals.” CCTV cameras with ‘Attack Detect’ feature Meeting the demand for CCTV cameras deployed roadside to be ‘fit for purpose’, on show will be 360 Vision cameras featuring accurate self-calibrating Direct Drive pan & tilt mechanisms with a novel ‘Attack Detect’ feature. This feature protects the camera from an increase in camera load (such as the camera being struck by an object). On detection, the camera runs an automated ‘self-check’ routine and returns the camera head to its last known position prior to impact. “Public space CCTV and cameras securing perimeters typically operate adjacent to roads with a heightened risk of impact from vehicles, be it accidentally or maliciously,” Adrian continues. “Installing 360 Vision ruggedised cameras with Attack Detect into those locations provides customers with a fit for purpose ‘Rugged at the roadside’ solution that will ensure continued surveillance performance, even under attack.” Hybrid analogue/digital cameras 360 Vision will also be showing their range of ‘Hybrid’ analogue/digital camerasSupporting the needs of customers operating analogue-based CCTV systems, 360 Vision will also be showing their range of ‘Hybrid’ analogue/digital cameras. “Comprising a high-performance mono/colour analogue camera, with a combined HD Ready digital output, these cameras can be used to replace or supplement existing analogue PTZ cameras,” says Adrian. He further adds, “Providing true future proof functionality, they also support a transition to IP networks, with their HD digital output available at the flick of a switch.” Global MSC Conference & Exhibition 2019 360 Vision Technology are inviting Global MSC Conference delegates to find out more about how the company’s low-power consumption analogue, HD, Thermal, Radar, and wireless CCTV camera models can help them to save on operational costs, whilst delivering high-performance surveillance.
In a move to make a real difference to the lives of personnel who have sustained injuries and illness attributed to their service in the British Armed Forces, UK CCTV manufacturer, 360 Vision Technology, has recently donated £6,000 to the Help for Heroes charity. PTZ surveillance cameras expert 360 Vision Technology, the manufacturer of a range of market-leading ruggedised PTZ surveillance cameras, handed over an initial cheque to Help for Heroes Area Fundraising Manager for the North West, Trevor Fudger, at the company’s Cheshire based manufacturing facility and headquarters. Commenting on the donation, Adrian Kirk, Strategic Account Director at 360 Vision Technology said “When we launched the Invictus Ultra-Low-Light HD PTZ camera, the company decided to make a contribution to the charity based on camera sales, to help support military service people, who in turn, over the years have been a major user of 360 Vision’s video surveillance products.” 360 Vision’s charity donation Since Help for Heroes was founded in 2007, it has supported over 21,000 individuals “Handing over the first cheque was a tremendously proud moment for us all at 360 Vision, and the proudest moment of my career. Some of our staff have family members currently in service, and our Chairman’s father flew Spitfires in World War II, so it felt like a natural fit for us to support serving personnel, veterans and their family members. We’re hoping that other UK businesses will help the charity too, as it really does make a major difference to people’s lives.” Since Help for Heroes was founded in 2007, it has supported over 21,000 individuals. This is done in a variety of ways, from welfare advice and psychological support; new career and fellowship opportunities (for both the wounded and their loved ones), to courses and activities designed to benefit their physical and mental wellbeing. Much of this support is available at the Charity’s four Recovery Centres. Help for Heroes Trevor Fudger, Area Fundraising Manager for the North West said: “When signing up to the Armed Forces, Service personnel make a promise to protect our country. In return, Help for Heroes makes a commitment to support the wounded and their families, whenever they need us. To enable us to do that, we need the help of the public and of organisations like 360 Vision Technology, who we can’t thank enough for their generous donation.” 360 Vision Technology will continue their support for Help for Heroes with another donation based on Invictus camera product sales earmarked for this summer.
UK CCTV manufacture 360 Vision Technology launches the TX Range - wireless video transmission, designed to provide a reliable solution even within difficult transmission environments. Available for Predator, Invictus and lightweight VR Dome PTZ cameras, 360 Vision Technology’s TX option offers installers and end-users ultimate performance wireless video transmission with no need for fixed infrastructure, saving money on installation time and on-going cost of ownership. Video transmission systems Particularly suited to rapid, temporary or permanent deployment applications, 360 Vision’s TX technology delivers video & PTZ control from just 6 Kbps and Full 1080p HD edge recording / remote retrieval on demand. With TX Range cameras, live video is captured, encoded and can be transmitted over any network; including mobile GPRS, 3G/4G, Wireless 802.n, microwave links, satellite and broadband, with minimal latency and high quality. “Unlike standard or off-the-shelf wireless video transmission systems, the new 360 Vision TX Range has been specifically designed to suit low bandwidth or unreliable network conditions, such as satellite or cellular networks,” says Adrian Kirk, Strategic Account Director at 360 Vision. “Always On and ‘Rugged at the Roadside’ IK10 certified, TX Range cameras include built-in cyber security, local point-to-point Wi-Fi access, easy Plug & Play set-up, require no fixed infrastructure and can be easily integrated into existing VMS control systems.”
UK CCTV manufacturing company, 360 Vision Technology, announces the release of an upgraded Invictus ultra-low-light, high-performance, HD ruggedized PTZ camera. Bridging the divide between analogue and IP systems, and coupled to attractive pricing, the upgraded Invictus features a further reduction in power consumption, offering system operators even greater energy savings, allied to lower running costs. Lower carbon footprint On larger projects, the savings on energy and reduction in associated pollution offer significant advantages over Far East camera alternatives" Already a great success story for 360 Vision, the new upgraded Invictus camera builds upon the previous highly-competitive all-in-one PTZ package, to deliver a camera that is not only a viable alternative to other low-cost options, but has a lower carbon footprint too, helping end-users such as Local Authorities to meet their carbon footprint reduction goals. “On larger projects, the savings on energy and reduction in associated pollution offer significant advantages over Far East camera alternatives,” states Adrian Kirk, Strategic Account Director at 360 Vision. “With a host of performance and user centric operational benefits, the upgraded Invictus is well placed to feature extensively in future Local Authority upgrades, as customers look at total cost of ownership and the need to ensure CCTV equipment deployed road side is fit for purpose.” Automatic re-initialisation Encompassing an ultra-reliable and accurate self-calibrating Direct Drive pan & tilt mechanism, Invictus also features 360 Vision’s ‘Attack Detect’, that automatically responds to a detected increase in camera load (such as the camera being struck by an object). On detection, the camera’s direct-drive pan & tilt mechanism instantaneously disengages to prevent damage to the motor drive On detection, the camera’s direct-drive pan & tilt mechanism instantaneously disengages to prevent damage to the motor drive. A ‘self-check’ routine then establishes if the camera has altered its direction of view during the attack, and an automatic re-initialisation is triggered - returning the camera to its last known position prior to the impact. The benefits of Invictus’ Attack Detect response to system operators is that post-attack, the camera returns to its correct field of view, prior to being forcibly moved. Ensures continued performance This means that vital evidential footage will continue to be captured, and without the need for operator intervention. The feature also ensures that all camera-preset positions remain intact - which is vital to avoid disruption to the daily running of a surveillance system due to inaccurate preset positions. “Public space CCTV and cameras securing perimeters typically operate adjacent to roads, with a heightened risk of impact from vehicles, be it accidentally or maliciously,” Adrian continues. “Installing Invictus ruggedized cameras into these locations provides customers with a ‘fit for purpose’ rugged at the roadside solution, that ensures continued performance, even under attack.” Completing the upgraded Invictus’ camera package, high-quality paint finishes are available in black or white, or for operation within marine environments, a long-life paint option can be specified. In addition, Invictus is supported by 360 Vision’s UK based design and manufacturing resource, and a comprehensive 3-year warranty, or an enhanced optional 5-year full warranty on request.
Following the recent successful installation of 360 Vision Technology’s new Invictus ruggedised PTZ camera by a north London borough, the same borough has now rolled-out over 100 Invictus cameras across seven Greater London towns. With an early success in prosecuting serious crime following the deployment of Invictus, its highly effective night-time HD quality colour video footage proved to be just one of the useful attributes of the UK manufactured camera, when a recent significant impact by a vehicle to a camera column tested its suitability for roadside deployment. The Invictus camera took the high-speed impact in its stride and showcased its ‘Attack Detect’ feature, automatically resetting to the last viewing position prior to being forcibly moved from its previous viewing direction, and with no damage to the camera or its direct drive PTZ mechanism. Based on our experience, 360 Vision’s Invictus camera was the obvious choice for us to recommend to this important Local Authority customer" Importance of ruggedised cameras Commenting on the broader roll-out of Invictus cameras, DSSL Group’s Works Director, Aaron Stephens, who specified the 360 Vision Technology cameras confirmed: “The importance of selecting a product that is ‘fit for purpose’ when being deployed roadside in a town centre is often overlooked by some companies, who deploy non-ruggedised cameras purely on the basis of cost. If a PTZ camera were to fall from height following an impact, which is a real risk, there would be a substantial public health and safety incident. “At DSSL, we take a holistic view to consider the surveillance needs at each individual location, to ensure that all aspects of camera deployment are taken in to consideration. Based on our experience, 360 Vision’s Invictus camera was the obvious choice for us to recommend to this important Local Authority customer.” The expanded installation takes the total number of Invictus cameras to over 100; and allied to wireless links forming a major part of the system’s infrastructure, comment has been made regarding the superb quality of the Invictus camera video over wireless infrastructure. Simplified surveillance operation Our close technical partnership with 360 Vision Technology has enabled deep systems integration and control of the Invictus cameras"In a market often dominated by imported Far East products, the integration of Genetec Security Center and high-performance Invictus PTZ cameras has proven the effectiveness of two Commonwealth technology providers. Commenting on the camera/control technology collaboration, Genetec Country Manager, Paul Dodds said: “Our close technical partnership with 360 Vision Technology has enabled deep systems integration and control of the Invictus cameras. Genetec Security Center unified platform and Omnicast video surveillance has been used to seamlessly blend full Invictus camera menu control, within a single intuitive interface. 360 Vision cameras are a Genetec certified product on our supported device list. This successful deep integration has simplified the London borough’s surveillance operation and effective management. We value all of our technology partnerships, and especially with manufacturers such as 360 Vision Technology, who offer reliability with their Invictus PTZ cameras, as illustrated here across seven north London towns.” Reducing carbon footprint With a focus on reducing carbon footprint, we are continually working towards reductions in camera power consumption"Adrian Kirk, Strategic Account Director at 360 Vision commented on the green credentials of Invictus, which was a factor in the overall decision by DSSL to specify the camera: “With a focus on reducing carbon footprint, we are continually working towards reductions in camera power consumption. “On larger projects like this, the savings on energy and reduction in associated pollution offers significant advantages over Far East camera alternatives, helping Local Authority end-user system operators to meet their carbon footprint reduction goals. “With a host of performance and user centric operational benefits, Invictus is well placed to feature extensively in future Local Authority upgrades, as customers look at total cost of ownership and the need to ensure CCTV equipment deployed road side is fit for purpose.”
The rugged build quality of the new Invictus PTZ camera from UK CCTV manufacturing company, 360 Vision Technology, has been proven in the field during a recent road traffic incident in north London, which provided a real-world test for the camera and its ‘Attack Detect’ response feature. Built into each Invictus camera, 360 Vision’s ‘Attack Detect’ automatically responds to a detected increase in camera load (such as the camera being hit by an object). On detection, the camera’s direct-drive Pan & Tilt mechanism is instantaneously disengaged to prevent damage to the motor drive. Expanded surveillance coverage A self-check routine then establishes if the camera has altered its direction of view during the attack, and an automatic re-initialisation is triggered - returning the camera to its last known position prior to the impact. Installation company DSSL Group selected the Invictus camera to facilitate expanded surveillance coverage across the north London borough The benefits of Invictus’ Attack Detect response to system operators is that post-attack, the camera will always return to its correct field of view, prior to being forcibly moved. This means that vital evidential footage will continue to be captured, and without the need for operator intervention. The feature also ensures that all camera-preset positions remain intact, vital to avoid disruption to the daily running of the system due to inaccurate preset positions. Installation company DSSL Group selected the Invictus camera to facilitate expanded surveillance coverage across the north London borough. Public space installation “360 Vision’s Invictus has many key features that benefit Town Centre CCTV operators, however Attack Detect is a uniquely beneficial attribute that competitor cameras just don’t offer,” explains Aaron Stephens, Director at DSSL Group. “This can be crucial when specifying a successful long-term public space installation, where CCTV cameras have been known to be vandalised using objects such as footballs, basket balls and rocks.” Talking about the crash incident, Aaron explains: “The Invictus camera’s Attack Detect response proved itself invaluable in the ultimate impact test, when a speeding vehicle hit the camera’s column at high-speed, after leaving the road and mounting the pavement. Due to the quality of DSSL installation and 360 Vision’s Invictus, the camera not only stayed attached to the column mount, but also remained fully functioning.” Evidential incident footage “The camera column was hit so hard that the camera head turned over 180 degrees. The anti-attack system released the camera’s drive mechanism as soon as the impact was detected, allowing the camera to move freely." With the Invictus camera also producing second to none night-time video footage amongst the well lit streets of the town centre" "After a few seconds, the Invictus completed a self-test to return to its original position and continued to record evidential incident footage of the aftermath of the crash. With the Invictus camera also producing second to none night-time video footage amongst the well lit streets of the town centre, the pre and post-crash evidential incident footage was captured in unsurpassed high-definition colour-mode.” Attack detect feature Aaron concludes: “Not only has this recent incident proven the effectiveness of the Attack Detect feature but our continued experience of the Invictus camera has demonstrated that a UK manufacturer can provide the latest technology in a highly robust and ruggedised PTZ, with exceptional HD imaging, colour at night capability and whilst competing on cost with other global camera manufacturers.” “Public space CCTV and cameras securing perimeters typically operate adjacent to roads, with an ever present risk of impact from vehicles, either accidentally or maliciously,” says Adrian Kirk, Director at 360 Vision Technology. “Installing Invictus ruggedised cameras into these locations provides customers with a ‘fit for purpose’ roadside solution that ensures continued performance, even under attack. For peace of mind, this is all backed by 360 Vision’s UK based design and manufacturing resource, and a comprehensive 3-year warranty.”
Invictus, the latest ruggedised PTZ camera from UK’s CCTV manufacturer 360 Vision Technology, has been installed against a tight deadline to cover a major public event in a north London Borough. Specified for installation by DSSL Group, the new high-performance 360 Vision Technology Invictus cameras were installed in record time, to complete the upgrade of the London Borough’s Public Safety camera system in time to ensure the safe passage of a major public event - as well as to play a continuing role in the borough’s mix of public safety measures. Talking about the new town centre installation, Aaron Stephens, Director at DSSL Group commented: “From the initial decision to specify Invictus cameras for the borough’s High Street and surrounding areas, all 22 Invictus units in the first phase were delivered, installed and commissioned within four weeks.” Invictus uses an upright mount to provide unhindered 360-degree coverage" Superb operational results “We like the authoritative appearance of the new Invictus camera, similar in style to 360 Vision’s Predator camera, but unlike imported speed domes that look less public safety and more commercial, Invictus looks very much the part in the town centre streets. Versus the use of domes on swan necks that inherently introduce a visual blind spot, Invictus uses an upright mount to provide unhindered 360-degree coverage. In addition and again unlike a dome camera, Invictus can look both up and down.” “As highlighted in the Proof of Concept trial, the cameras’ excellent depth of autofocus is quite superb, with crystal clear focus across the entire image frame. This performance attribute is great for post event retrieval of recorded footage, where it will be used to assist the local authority in maximising their incident analysis and prosecutional evidence. It was also great to work with a respected UK manufacturer who provided on the ground technical support to help ensure the smooth delivery of this local authority project. From the superb operational results, we’d recommend Invictus to any other local authorities looking to upgrade their systems to the latest HD camera technology.” Colour at night Discussing the integration of cameras to the system’s new Genetec Video management software platform, DSSL Group’s commissioning engineer, Jordon Stephens, commented: “Adding the Invictus cameras as an ONVIF 2.4 Profile S compliant device to the Genetec Security Control Centre was extremely simple. In my experience, this process isn’t always straight forward, so the Invictus gets 10 out of 10 for easy ONVIF setup!” Jordon went on to explain that: “The cameras’ pre-set factory default night-time settings are ideal for effective colour video at night. Invictus copes incredibly well with the town centre’s mix of lighting conditions and shadow areas, providing excellent ‘colour at night’ imaging - whereas in the same locations, other existing HD cameras on the system had switched to monochrome.” DSSL Group’s attention to detail is phenomenal; they clearly take great pride in their workmanship" Help the Heroes Commenting on the installation, Adrian Kirk, Director at 360 Vision Technology enthused: “We are proud that the new Invictus ruggedized PTZ camera was selected for such an important town centre project and especially as the cameras were commissioned in time to provide security and safety surveillance coverage for the major public event. Manufacturing CCTV cameras in the UK since 2002, and this installation marks the introduction of 360 Vision’s next generation ultra-low light imaging technology - featuring incredibly detailed night-time HD quality colour images.” "In addition, we couldn't have asked for a better installation to showcase Invictus. DSSL Group’s attention to detail is phenomenal; they clearly take great pride in their workmanship. From the way they have contained the cable, through to the layout, neatness and set-up of system equipment, including the column equipment cabinets, the engineering team at DSSL Group really deserve great credit for their professionalism.” “Celebrating the great men and women of the British Armed Forces, for each Invictus camera sold and including those installed in this installation, 360 Vision Technology is donating a contribution to the Help the Heroes charity.”
The Glasgow Operations Centre (GOC), is the biggest integration of systems within the Technology Strategy Board (UK Government’s innovation agency) Future Cities project, in Glasgow. This involved the integration of Public Space CCTV, Urban Traffic Management and the Cities Civil Contingencies. The GOC went operationally live in 2014, in time to support the management of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and provide comprehensive security surveillance for the city, three years on; Glasgow’s City Council operated system is paying back its return on investment, assisting the council and police to effectively manage everyday situations across the city. High-level public space system “The initial contact with Glasgow City Council first came from a chance demonstration of 360 Vision Technology cameras at the IFSEC 2013 exhibition. After being impressed by the company’s ruggedised HD Predator’s performance and functionality, 360 Vision was invited to talk more to Glasgow about their camera project requirements and objectives. “For such a large UK public space system there was a tangible benefit to choosing a UK camera manufacturer and the accompanying availability of an on-demand and in-depth level of direct local manufacturer technical support,” says Adrian Kirk, Director of Strategic Accounts at 360 Vision Technology. “360 Vision played an essential role in providing technical input assisting the council to provide practical solutions to overcome technical and integration queries, basically, to provide a very high level of customer care.” HD Predator all-in-one PTZ cameras The Glasgow scheme was awarded Central Government funding in 2013. Fulfilling the all-essential role of camera imaging, 360 Vision Technology supplied over 500 HD Predator all-in-one PTZ cameras. The cameras were installed in and around the city centre, with over 65 being deployed for Traffic Monitoring, and fitted to Community Safety vehicles. Some cameras were also supplied with 360 Vision’s built-in LED white light option, to enable control room operators to be proactive when dealing with certain incidents. Apart from providing lighting to achieve high-quality video images in dark areas, the use of white light acts as a visible assurance or as a deterrent to subjects under nearby camera surveillance, to make it clear that live surveillance monitoring is being carried out. Easy integration with control and recording technology At the time of specification, the HD Predator camera was the only ruggedised camera of its type in existence. Other innovative features, such as the camera’s distortion free flat glass viewing window and associated wiper, and the fact that all 360 Vision cameras integrate easily to a wide range of 3rd party control and recording technology, all played a part in securing the camera’s long-term viability as the city’s camera of choice. Today, the camera is proving its longevity of performance and ROI within the Glasgow public space scheme. “We worked closely with Glasgow City Council to ensure the successful delivery of high quality, HD surveillance camera images in to the council’s control room,” Adrian continues. “Today, 360 Vision continue to add value to the initial investment, providing a high level of service of on-going customer care, as and when required.”
360 Vision Technology, the CCTV design and manufacturing company, announces the partnership with Super Recognisers International (SRI), world leaders in CCTV investigation. Acting in an advisory role, SRI will be liaising with 360 Vision on future performance innovations for the company’s high-performance Predator ruggedised PTZ camera. Super Recognisers International Headed up by Kenny Long, SRI combines a specialist team of experienced investigators and super recognisers. Super recognisers represent 1-2% of the population with the capability to remember 80% of facial detail they have seen, versus just 20% of detail for people with ordinary recognition ability. Originally serving in the Metropolitan Police, Kenny was quickly identified as one of the country’s most talented super recognisers, and tasked with helping to identify and bring to justice some of the UK’s most notorious criminals. Commenting on the new advisory role to 360 Vision, retired DCI Mick Neville, who created the concept of Super Recognisers within the Metropolitan Police said: “Working closely with a British manufacturer that has the production capability to rapidly introduce enhanced new features will help to ensure the best possible results can be achieved by CCTV operators and super recognisers. Unfortunately, technology alone cannot identify suspects in the majority of cases when reviewing post event CCTV. Human operators will be around for a long time to come and developing input that can contribute towards the development of even better camera surveillance technology will be highly beneficial to assist CCTV operators in their role.” "With input from SRI, we expect even greater advancements in our surveillance camera performance" “Having reviewed more CCTV footage than I care to mention, I have been an advocate of 360 Vision’s Predator camera for some time, and have seen many of the UK’s Local Authorities adopt the camera and it offers outstanding video quality. Utilising our deep understanding of the challenges faced by operators and super recognisers, SRI will be advising 360 Vision’s design team to help them secure even better results in support of local authorities and crime fighters.” Greater advancements in surveillance technology Commenting on the new partnership, Adrian Kirk, Director of Strategic Accounts at 360 Vision Technology said: “Looking forward to the future, teaming up with Super Recognisers International will add an additional dimension to ensure that 360 Vision cameras continue to be developed with leading-edge quality, and features that fully support operators at the sharp end of the fight against crime and terror. Some of the new innovations we are looking at are high-tech, whilst others are practical. With input from SRI, we expect even greater advancements in our surveillance camera performance.” “The popular Predator ruggedised PTZ is widely used across the UK by local authorities in public space applications, understanding the issues faced by the country’s most talented super recognisers will help us to focus more on the demands of human operators who are often expected to find a needle in a haystack. ‘Focus’ when reviewing post event footage or lack of it can cause real problems for crime fighters and underlines the direction of technology innovation being pioneered by 360 Vision. Illustrating this point, the new Predator ‘DualView’ dual headed (PTZ) camera station which uses a combination of static megapixel technology, supplemented by powerful leading-edge optical zoom capability, is our latest novel camera innovation in support of control room operators’ surveillance identification needs.”
The CCTV design and manufacturing company, 360 Vision Technology, will be showing their support for advancing secure security solutions, fielding their range of high-performance surveillance cameras and new Illuminator Dome, at Security Twenty 17 North, 4th July, Majestic Hotel Harrogate. Predator HYBRID and VisionDome VR surveillance cameras Underlining the company’s technology innovation, 360 Vision will be displaying their popular Predator HYBRID and VisionDome VR surveillance cameras featuring advanced SSL & 802.1 encryption protection. Visitors to the show will also see 360 Vision’s latest ‘All-in-one’ external PTZ Illuminator Dome, which offers HD imaging and onboard 360-degree illumination for a high-performance 24/7 surveillance monitoring applications. “Designed to protect against hacking and ransomware attacks, we’ll be showcasing 360 Vision camera technology with advanced SSL & 802.1 encryption protection,” says Adrian Kirk, Director of Strategic Accounts at 360 Vision. “In addition, we’ll be launching our latest innovation with a 360 degree PTZ dome camera with built-in 360-degree illumination. Designed and built in the UK to deliver effective 24/7 video imaging, reliability and performance, we’re looking forward to showing this novel camera product to our security trade installers and specifier customers.”
360 Vision Technology, a UK CCTV design & manufacturing company, will be showing their latest range of professional quality surveillance cameras at CCTV User Group 2017.Diverse camera range at display Taking place at the Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth, 22nd - 24th May, 2017, the CCTV User Group Seminar and Conference speakers includes Tony Porter, Surveillance Camera Commissioner and Jonathan Bamford, Information Commissioners Office. At the event, 360 Vision will be showing their range of high-performance Predator, Centurion, and VisionDome cameras. Built in the UK and supported by first class customer service, 360 Vision’s analogue, HD, thermal and radar controlled surveillance cameras can fully integrate with a wide variety of popular VMS control room software, and are suitable for installation across a broad range of public area environments, and other general/high-security surveillance applications. Advanced imaging and detection “Whatever the surveillance application, 360 Vision Technology offers a camera model suitable to deliver advanced imaging, detection, and identification, including new unique advanced features which assist with gathering number plates from recorded footage; rapidly becoming a key requirement for local authorities cracking down on illegal and often dangerous parking,” says Adrian Kirk, Director of Strategic Accounts, 360 Vision Technology. “Whether the application requires high definition, low light, or long distance surveillance imaging, our range of static, dome and integrated PTZ ‘all-in-one’ imaging cameras, combined with our high-performance Sirius LED illumination, are proven in the field to deliver superior imaging whilst being tough and ultra-reliable. 360 Vision Technology are excited to be part of the CCTV User Group Annual Conference, and the 360 Vision Technology team are looking forward to meeting customers, existing and new, at this essential public area focused event.”
The Gala Dinner event raised £2,200 for Children’s Hospice South West Charity Underpinning their acknowledged reputation as a surveillance camera manufacturer, at the recent Global MSC Security Conference & Exhibition 2016, 360 Vision Technology gave an in-depth presentation to industry professionals and invited guests, about the performance benefits to be gained when deploying the company’s latest camera products. Meeting security needs “With a large team of highly experienced software, electronic, and mechanical engineers based at the company’s UK head office, 360 Vision Technology is consistently innovating and expanding its camera product range to meet the security industry’s ever changing needs,” says Mark Rees, Business Development Director, 360 Vision Technology. “The Global MSC Security Conference & Exhibition provided us with a very effective platform to promote our industry leading technology, quality and depth of support we offer as a British company with state-of-the-art in-house design and manufacturing facilities.” “The Global MSC event provides a one-stop-shop for security professionals, consultants and end-users to acquire a comprehensive overview and insight into the latest developments the security industry has to offer. As such, this event gives security product manufacturers unparalleled access to the industry’s key decision makers.” Surveillance cameras on display With an audience that included Jeff Lovell, the Lord Mayor of Bristol, speaking prior to the event’s Gala Dinner, 360 Vision Technology’s Adrian Kirk, Director of Strategic Accounts, talked about the company’s Predator, Centurion and new Overview cameras. Adrian’s presentation included live control and video from a camera within the Bristol city centre network - illustrating the camera’s advanced technological capabilities within a ‘real world’ environment. “The Global MSC event provides a one-stop-shop for security professionals, consultants and end-users” The full 360 Vision Technology range includes static and integrated PTZ, HD, cooled and uncooled thermal, polished stainless steel and radar controlled cameras, and patent pending integrated and standalone SIRIUS white light and infrared LED illuminators. Innovative technology Commenting on the event, Derek Maltby of Global MSC Security said: “We are extremely happy to host leading security industry experts such as 360 Vision Technology, they did a great job of informing and educating our delegates about innovative technology, via a very entertaining and dynamic presentation—we’re look forward to seeing them again in 2017.” In addition to the conference and exhibition, the Gala Dinner event raised £2,200 for Children’s Hospice South West Charity, which helps to provide hospice care for children with life-limiting medical conditions.
Adrian will be responsible for helping 360 Vision Technology to achieve its planned growth strategy 360 Vision Technology has announced that Adrian Kirk has been promoted from National Sales Manager to Director of Strategic Accounts, a UK surveillance camera design and manufacturing company.In his new role, Adrian will be responsible for helping the Cheshire-based manufacturer to achieve its planned growth strategy, as the company continues to lead innovation in surveillance camera solutions.Promoting British products Commenting on his appointment, Adrian said: “The last five years at 360 Vision Technology have been superb. We’ve seen our manufacturing business go from strength to strength in a market dominated by Far East companies. In an industry where it often seems to be a race to the bottom on price, we’ve forged strong relationships with our customers, and our high-quality British made products have proven to be a key differentiator - and we have thrived in this price driven arena.” Our high-quality British made products have proven to be a key differentiator - and we have thrived in this price driven arena “In my new role, I’m looking forward to working closely with the National Sales team, made up of leading industry people, to further promote 360 Vision Technology’s full range of British made CCTV and IP cameras.”Predator PTZ camera“Our high-end Predator camera is now firmly established as the UK’s market leading ruggedised PTZ camera, being used widely in high security applications. Building on that success, we now need to create awareness that we have a wide-range of technically superior and price competitive commercial grade cameras that can compete with Far East imports.”Mark Rees, Business Development Director at 360 Vision Technology added: “On behalf of the 360 Vision Technology’s board of directors, I would like to congratulate Adrian on his promotion to director level and the significant contribution he has made to the company’s on-going success.”
Tony will be supporting customers across the UK, highlighting benefits 360 Vision camera technology CCTV design and manufacturing company, 360 Vision Technology, is delighted to welcome Tony Holloway to the role of Business Development Manager. 25 years security industry experience Bringing over 25 years security industry experience to his new role, Tony will be supporting customers across the UK, highlighting the benefits 360 Vision camera technology offers for any size or complexity of installation. “An innovative and robust UK developed and manufactured product range was a key driver in attracting me to the role at 360 Vision,” says Tony. “360 Vision’s approach to installer customer support, long-term parts availability and aftersales care is a strategy other camera manufacturers simply do not match. In particular, I’m looking forward to introducing the high-performance Predator PTZ camera to new applications, and assisting customers to take advantage of its unique feature set, long-term reliability and low cost of ownership.” “We are delighted that Tony has joined 360 Vision,” says Adrian Kirk, 360 Vision’s National Sales Manager. “He will play an important role in continuing to drive innovation, helping us to develop new solutions for key vertical markets. And together with other key appointments, 360 Vision’s broad expertise and commitment to customer service provides a solid platform for the company’s continued growth.”
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