The CMD3-AHD camera is built to blend into corners to ensure maximum area coverage UK-based CCTV manufacturer ITS Products Limited announced an addition to their range of anti-ligature high-security cameras. CMD3-AHD analogue high definition camera The new model, the CMD3-AHD, is the company’s first camera to feature analogue high definition and joins the existing IP and analogue models to complete a comprehensive offering. The three cameras are aimed at end-users in establishments that have the challenging task of balancing security with duty of care to detainees or patients. The CMD3-AHD delivers exceptional images at up to 1920x1080p resolution. The unit includes covert infrared illumination to ensure that it can capture pictures regardless of room lighting conditions. “We always listen to what our customers and end-users are telling us” said Director Martin McCarthy. “AHD was beginning to feature more and more in the high-security market with our UK and overseas clients. We felt the time was right to introduce an analogue high-definition camera to complete our product range. These cameras are installed at sites where there can be many stakeholders including regulatory bodies, independent inspectors, and staff representatives as well as the more traditional user. It’s critical that the products should address everyone’s needs and concerns.” AHD avoids risks associated with cabling disruption and allows high-definition images to be recorded Facility security The CMD3-AHD will benefit customers wishing to move to high-definition video but for whom re-cabling is not an option whatever the reason. High-security facilities such as police custody suites or secure mental health hospitals simply cannot have new cabling infrastructure fitted in many instances either because of the risk inherent with possible behaviour of occupants or due to the fabric of the building and estate. This can frustrate installers as there is always a demand to increase video quality in any market. AHD avoids risks associated with cabling disruption and allows high-definition images to be recorded. As with the rest of the CMD3 range, the camera is built to blend into corners so ensuring it can capture the maximum area in the room. This is something a traditional CCTV dome cannot achieve. The design minimises ligature points and is highly resistant to malicious attack. The unique CMD3 solutions can be found in some of the most challenging environments around the world. Custodial and healthcare professionals fully understand the seriousness of the daily challenges they face and know that the ITS Products range can solve many of these demands while at the same time not introducing new hazards.
The CMD range has a scratch-proof, vandal-resistant screen that protects the camera view from both attack by the room occupant and the attention of over-enthusiastic cleaners UK security manufacturer ITS Products has released new stainless steel versions of its high security CMD cameras. With their unique angular design, the cameras are instantly recognisable to anybody working to the principles of Safer Cells and Safer Detention and Handling of Persons in Police Custody standards. The CMD is now available in a choice of finishes and as an IP or analogue unit. The CMD series was originally developed for the police custody market with many features specifically for the challenges of detention facilities. The unique angular design ensures that the camera presents no ligature point for the room occupant. Using a combination of specific wide-angle lens technology and a triangular geometric design, the camera also delivers maximum room coverage which a regular dome camera can never achieve. The high-power low-energy covert LED infrared lighting allows the room to be monitored regardless of lighting conditions without disturbing the occupant. Stainless steel CMD Camera The CMD range has a scratch-proof, vandal-resistant screen that protects the camera view from both attack by the room occupant and the attention of over-enthusiastic cleaners. Martin McCarthy, a director of ITS Products, said: “We’re constantly listening to feedback from our users in the custody market worldwide. More and more enquiries were being received about the possibility of a stainless-steel option. Traditionally, the range was offered in a high-gloss white finish but having it in stainless steel now allows customers to overcome both aesthetic and practical challenges.” The CMD series was originallydeveloped for the police custodymarket with many featuresspecifically for the challenges ofdetention facilities He continued: “Any detention facility presents unique demands on security products, and cameras designed for more general applications simply don’t achieve the required results. Our customers are under pressure to deliver solutions compliant with the standards set by bodies such as ACPO and the Ministry of Justice. The CMD range is a key part of video security system design since alternatives such as domes can’t achieve the same level of compliance.” Crime prevention and incident management ITS Products’ CMD cameras are also used extensively at secure healthcare sites. Facilities caring for people with mental health issues can face the same difficulties that confront police custody centres. These units are strong enough to resist attack from occupants while at the same time present no risk to a person who is prone to attempts at self-harm. Over the past decade the rate of deaths in UK police custody has fallen significantly; in the last two years alone the numbers have halved with procedural change and improved technology playing a part in this progress. However, in a period of shrinking budgets, police officers are expected to deal with mental health cases as well as traditional criminal ones. This means that cells have to be both secure and as safe as possible for the occupant. Cases of allegedly excessive restraint (notably in youth detention centres) and several deaths that have been the subject of review mean there is a pressing demand for cameras developed exclusively for custodial or mental health usage with both optics and structure optimised for this environment. Availability Available in high-resolution analogue and 2MP IP formats, the CMD range cameras are available in the UK from ITS Products and through selected overseas distribution partners. ITS Products Ltd designs and manufactures high-specification CCTV and security equipment from the ground up at its UK base. As well as a core product range, ITS Products undertakes customisation and bespoke production projects for clients with exacting performance requirements at mission-critical applications. The company excels in markets including but not limited to custodial, mental health and transport infrastructure, and understands the exacting specifications that installers and end-users in these sectors must meet. Save