Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a provider of security and video surveillance platforms, showcased new additions to its Unified Surveillance Solutions portfolio at the ASIS Security Conference & Expo, September 26th-28th, booth #1833 this week in Dallas, TX. This year’s ASIS exhibit is focused on highlighting a variety of solutions from its broad portfolio of fixed, mobile and body worn surveillance platforms, including both hardware and software that work together to help keep communities safe around the world. In addition, Panasonic will be featuring two special exhibit areas that focus on both city and campus safety. The Safe City zone showcases high performance imaging and analytics technology that can monitor highway and street traffic, ruggedised cameras for extreme weather environments, and end-to-end evidence capture and management systems for law enforcement including new body worn cameras and evidence management software. The special Safe Campus zone offers an array of surveillance technologies that deliver better situational awareness on commercial and educational campuses including 4k-based 360-degree cameras, analytics software that can perform people counting and facial recognition, and transit-ready mobile surveillance cameras and recorder solutions suited for campus transportation vehicles and buses. “We have worked hard to ensure that our unified surveillance systems keep communities safe and secure,” said Charlie Hare, National Category Manager, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. “Panasonic’s unified surveillance solutions have proven to be trusted, intelligent and secure for a variety of applications and are especially suited for city-wide and campus-wide environments.” Now, with a broad base of fixed, mobile and body worn solutions available, Panasonic is poised to raise the bar on security even higher.” The Panasonic booth willalso debut the new Video Insight VI7 Security management software Video Insight VI7 Security management software The Panasonic booth will also debut the new Video Insight VI7 Security management software, the much-anticipated next generation upgrade to the critically acclaimed VI 6 application, several significant additions to the recently introduced i-PRO Extreme technology platform which delivers a fully secure H.265, end-to-end solution as well as the latest Arbitrator in-car and Body Worn Evidence capture and management platforms. Panasonic technology and solutions showcased at ASIS 2017 New Video Insight VI7 Video Management Software: Building on the success of VI’s acclaimed Monitor 6 software, Panasonic’s newly introduced Video Insight 7 (VI7), the latest generation of VI’s open-platform security management system, is now faster and more powerful than ever. Redesigned from the ground up to deliver improved performance, enhanced scalability and new functionality based on specific industry needs, VI7 is aimed at making the entire Video Insight video management suite more intuitive, more powerful and easier to use. Key benefits New User Interface Designed around efficiency & speed, the completely redesigned VI Monitor Plus UI simplifies and reduces menu clutter, while placing your camera views in the forefront where they should be. Full H.265 support 265 is conservatively 50% more bandwidth efficient than H.264, saving precious network and storage resources. Keeping that efficiency in mind, VI7 currently has the most comprehensive support for H.265 enabled cameras on the market New Plug-in architecture that expand functionality for the following vertical markets: retail, transportation and city surveillance Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Affordability, flexibility, and zero annual maintenance costs are what set Video Insight apart from the rest. VI simple licensing structure ensures that its clients get a complete solution which provides them with the most cost-effective, enterprise class VMS solution on the market today. VI 7 utilizes a fully modular architecture allowing for greater stability, faster software updates, quicker software upgrades, and even the implementation of new industry specific features through Plug-ins. All cameras feature Day Night mode (ICR) and deliver color sensitivity performance down to .015lx and include an SD Card slot for edge recording New i-PRO Extreme Products: Expanding its line of high-performance H.265 I-PRO Extreme Products, Panasonic will be exhibiting an array of new indoor and outdoor H.265 PTZ’s, 360 Cameras and recorder models to round out its i-PRO Extreme line-up. i-PRO Extreme Indoor and Outdoor PTZ’s Panasonic newest line of Full HD indoor and outdoor PTZ’s (WV-S6131, WV-S6130, WV-S6111, WV-S6530N) are built on Panasonic’s high performance i-PRO Extreme platform featuring H.265 extreme compression with Smart Coding, 60FPS performance, 144dB Extreme Super Dynamic Range and Secure Communications capability. The indoor models offer a 40x Optical Zoom (21x for S6130), the outdoor model offers a 21x Optical Zoom and basic electronic image stabilization. All cameras feature Day Night mode (ICR) and deliver color sensitivity performance down to .015lx and include an SD Card slot for edge recording. The highly durable vandal-resistant case on the outdoor model WV-S6530N includes salt corrosion resistant screws and a built-in electronic dehumidification function. The addition of a ClearSite dome help keep images clear and sharp. All models are available now and come standard with Panasonic’s Preferred 5 Year Limited Warranty with Advanced Exchange Service. WJ-NX200 and WJ-NX300 Series Recorders Complementing its recently introduced WJ-NX400 Series recorder which debuted in April 2017, Panasonic is announcing the availability of the new WJ-NX200 and WJ-NX300 Series i-PRO Extreme H.265 Secure Recorders, The new WJ-NX200 (9 Channel) and WJ-NX300 (16 Channel) recorders feature H.265/H.264 recording and increased recording bandwidth up to 384Mbps; and each are field expandable up to 16 Channels (NX200) and 32 Channels (NX300). The new recorders also include an integrated HD GUI capability via HDMI output, enabling a complete high definition Camera/Recorder/Viewing solution without the need for a separate PC client and both models can be field-upgraded to support Panasonic’s Secure Communications technology enabling robust end-to-end IP Security for your surveillance network when used with secure i-PRO Extreme Cameras and software. Both recorders can be delivered with 3, 4 and 6TB drive capacities in each drive slot (2x slots for WJ-NX200 and 4x slots for WJ-NX300). All i-PRO Extreme models come with Panasonic’s Preferred 5 Year Limited Warranty with Advanced Exchange Service. The WJ-NX200 is shipping now and the WJ-NX300 will be available in December 2017 through authorized i-PRO resellers. Panasonic’s next generation Arbitrator Body-Worn Camera (BWC) MK3 offers industry-leading battery life, durability and compatibility i-PRO Extreme 5MP 360? Cameras Also making its debut at ASIS 2017 will be Panasonic’s first i-PRO Extreme based H.265 360? Camera models, WV-S4150 (Indoor) and WV-S4550L/WV-S4550LM (Outdoor Vandal), featuring 5 Megapixel resolution up to 30 fps, Super Dynamic Range up to 108 dB and the high performance of Panasonic’s i-PRO Extreme platform including iA (intelligent Auto), Extreme H.265 Compression with Smart Coding and Secure Communications capability. The new 5MP 360? cameras are also field-upgradable to enable advanced analytics functions including people counting and heat mapping via optional WV-SAE200W plug-in software. The WV-S4550L and WV-S4550LM models include built-in IR Illumination and an outdoor-ready vandal-resistant package and the S4550LM model is supplied with an M12 ethernet connector for use in transit applications. Both new i-PRO 5MP 360? cameras come with Panasonic’s Preferred 5 Year Limited Warranty with Advanced Exchange Service and will be available in December 2017 through authorized i-PRO Resellers. New Arbitrator Body-Worn Camera Panasonic’s next generation Arbitrator Body-Worn Camera (BWC) MK3 offers industry-leading battery life, durability and compatibility. Incorporating feedback from law enforcement agencies around the country, the Panasonic MK3 camera is designed to be rugged and reliable in any situation. New features of the Arbitrator BWC MK 3 include more than 12-hour battery life, IP67-rated design that makes the body-worn camera resistant when exposed to dirt, drops, water submersion and other environmental conditions, and compatibility with Panasonic’s Enterprise-Level Evidence Management Software and In-Vehicle recording systems. Panasonic will showcase these and many other security solutions, analytics and software at this year’s ASIS.
The potential costs and consequences of hackers getting through firewalls and onto the user’s computer networks can be devastating Theft of NATO data. Leakage of emails. Hackers setting up a live streaming website for over 100 New York City private webcams and even hacking the infrastructure servers of the U.S. government. As news of malicious takeover of private and corporate networks as well as incidents of malicious software programs, referred to as malware, continues to reach critical mass, the physical security industry knows it needs to be proactive to address these issues. At ASIS 2015, manufacturers indicated they are doing just that to secure data and, especially, networked video surveillance and camera streams. ‘Secure Communication’ for Panasonic IP devices Panasonic, Newark, N.J., announced a new partnership with Symantec to develop more secure video transmission solutions to prevent data takeover and malicious activity called Secure Communication. Panasonic’s launch of the Norton Secured powered by Symantec solution at ASIS is designed to provide secure management of data in video surveillance and address recent cyber security incidents that continue to occur, including hacking, data breach, password takeover and tampering. Secure Communication is PC-level security for built-in devices and protects video streams with data encryption, communication encryption and verification to maintain evidence and safety of video streams Charlie Hare, Panasonic’s National Category Manager, Security and Mobile Video Solutions, said Secure Communication is PC-level security for built-in devices and protects video streams with data encryption, communication encryption and verification to maintain evidence and safety of video streams. Secure Communication specifically protects against spoofing (false data), altering (changing images) and snooping (stealing passwords) of protected surveillance communications. “All IP end points are connected to the network. And each time an installer hangs an IP camera there’s vulnerability to the network,” says Hare. “With Secure Communication, Panasonic IP devices have an extra layer of protection. It encodes data and encrypts transmission. This is a big effort now on behalf of Panasonic, to put this type of protection on our cameras,” he says. He adds that Secure Communication is available on all new Panasonic 3, 5 and 6 Series Models. Protection at the appliance level Rich Anderson, CMO and CTO of Razberi Technologies, Farmers Branch, Texas, says the company’s line of appliances that host video management systems also include measures to protect against data loss and cyber security threats. The company’s LocBeri Cyber Security System is designed to prevent unauthorised users from accessing network ports intended for use with surveillance cameras. Anderson says the potential costs and consequences of hackers getting through firewalls and onto the user’s computer networks can be devastating. "Whenever you install IP cameras, especially outside on a building, you’re potentially opening the network up to others", says Rich Anderson, CMO and CTO of Razberi Technologies “Whenever you install IP cameras, especially outside on a building, you’re potentially opening the network up to others,” Anderson says. “One example is a college where students unplugged cameras and plugged their laptops into the ports to get into the network and alter their test scores. LocBeri automatically populates the MAC addresses of all ports through a utility software scan and locks down those ports with a single click. It’s one-button security,” he says. The company recently introduced LocBeri as a new standard feature on all Razberi™ ServerSwitch units. The LocBeri system scans attached cameras and automatically configures the switch so only those cameras work on those ports. There is no major downtime or labour involved when undergoing system maintenance or changing a camera, because one push of a button unlocks all ports to allow for system changes and another push when finished re-locks the system, saving the installer programming and installation costs as well, Anderson adds. Cyber security and outsider threats of compromise to the network is something the security industry continues to address with new layers of detection and protection.
Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a leading provider of integrated security and surveillance solutions, recently announced a new Full HD 1080p outdoor vandal resistant and waterproof Fixed Dome Network Camera (WV-SFV631LT). As the latest addition to its 6 Series i-PRO camera line, the new Fixed Dome Network Camera is IP66 rated water and dust resistant and features a built-in long-focus variable-focal lens providing advanced functionality. The WV-SFV631LT with its variable focal length of 9mm to 22mm is ideal for applications where the camera needs to produce an exceptional image but be located some distance from the subject, such as on a high ceiling in a large lobby. Leveraging Panasonic’s advanced, next-generation UniPhier® LSI processors, the new 6 Series camera delivers high definition video images in 1080p resolution and an up to 133dB of dynamic range thanks to its Enhanced Super Dynamic and Adaptive Black Stretch (ABS) technologies, making it ideal for challenging lighting conditions. The 6 Series camera produces high definition resolution at 60 frames per second, enabling the capture of exceptionally clear images of moving objects, and features the ability to encode up to four simultaneous H.264 streams while maintaining use of bandwidth via the UniPhier’s very efficient Shadow Compression Engine. The SFV631LT, and Panasonic’s entire 6 Series camera line, offers outstanding video images in low-light at less than 0.01lx illumination and its 3D Noise Reduction (3DNR) and Multi-process Noise Reduction (MNR) ensures both bright and dark areas are reproduced to deliver best-in-class performance with minimum video noise and accurate colour reproduction. The new 6 Series models also feature dual SDXC memory card slots offering high-capacity H.264/JPEG edge-recording with flexible record modes including alarm-recording and backup-recording in the event of network failure. “As a leading provider of integrated security solutions, we continue to focus our efforts on developing products that offer more flexibility to meet the real needs of our customers,” said Charlie Hare, Panasonic’s National Category Manager, Security and Mobile Video Solutions. “With the new long-focus fixed dome camera we give our reseller partners and security systems operators more choices to ensure they are able to capture the highest quality video possible.” Additionally, the new WV-SFV631LT, along with all 6 Series Fixed Dome Network Cameras, support advanced image processing technologies such as a wide-range built-in IR LED to capture crystal clear images in low light conditions or complete darkness, optional intelligent Video Motion Detection (i-VMD) such as intruder detection, and two-way audio capability for remotely controlled situations. The new mechanical design is automatically adjustable leveraging high-speed Auto Back Focus (ABF) and Motorised Zoom (9-22mm) lenses controls image sensor position automatically, streamlining installation and ongoing maintenance.