In launching the first thermal cameras in its P-line, Axis Communications is bringing the benefits of thermal imaging to a broader range of customers and environments than ever before. The cost-effective cameras deliver thermal imaging capabilities to small and mid-size installations with budget limitations, such as schools, care environments and independent retailers, allowing for intrusion detection and incident identification, without compromising individuals’ identities. Thermal technology is renowned for ensuring reliable detection with a low rate of false alarms, but until now the cost of high-quality thermal imaging has been beyond the reach of organisations with limited budgets. The new AXIS P1280-E Thermal Network Camera is an indoor/outdoor camera with a flexible form factor that allows the thermal sensor unit to be placed in locations with limited space and it comes with a wide range of mounting accessories for both wall, ceiling or recessed installations. Thermal Network Camera with video motion detection AXIS P1290 Thermal Network Camera is an indoor camera protected in a dome casing for discretion. Ideally, they can be used as a cost-effective detector with visual confirmation for safety of both people and property in numerous environments. The cameras have built-in analytics, such as AXIS Video Motion Detection that can send an alert when it detects motion from moving objects within a predefined area. The cameras also support AXIS Camera Application Platform, which is compatible with a broad range of third-party applications. Martina Lundh explains advantages of thermal imaging Martina Lundh, Global Product Manager at Axis Communications, explains the benefits of thermal imaging: “In environments where the privacy of individuals is paramount – for example schools and care homes – thermal imaging detects incidents without revealing personal details of the people in the image. Together with analytics these new cameras can trigger alerts or alarms in response to patient or resident falls, allowing staff to take immediate action.” “In care environments, staff can observe patients and residents remotely in order to work more efficiently, and patients and residents can rest undisturbed. In the same way, it is possible to use thermal imaging to observe student movements through a school, without having staff physically present in every room or hallway and without invading the student’s privacy. In addition, cameras can be used inside and outside of schools to identify unauthorised access before, during or after school hours.”
Axis Communications announces three new explosion-protected cameras for use in sensitive industrial areas Three new explosion-protected temperature alarm and thermal network cameras allow plant operators to monitor remote, inaccessible, and sensitive areas, allowing for rapid incident response and protection of employees, machinery and critical industrial infrastructure. Based on industry standards and open protocols, and protected with a heavy-duty enclosure, the new cameras seamlessly integrate with existing Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) architectures, complemented by thermal imaging. Three new cameras Axis Communications, the provider of network video, announces three new explosion-protected cameras for use in sensitive industrial areas: XF40-Q2901 Explosion-Protected Temperature Alarm Camera, XF60-Q2901 Explosion-Protected Temperature Alarm Camera, and XP40-Q1942 Explosion-Protected PT Thermal Network Camera. “Industrial plant operators have a tremendously difficult task,” explains Martina Lundh, global product manager for thermal and explosion-protected cameras at Axis Communications. “They need to ensure efficiency and continuity in large-scale, critical industrial processes, while meeting all health, safety and environmental regulations, across multiple locations and, often, across huge areas. Our new cameras deliver critical real-time information, allowing for immediate incident response which can prove to be a life-saving benefit.” Axis’ explosion-protected thermal cameras and temperature alarm cameras offer worldwide certifications Applications Typical industrial applications for the fixed XF40-Q2901/XF60-Q2901 Explosion-Protected Temperature Alarm Cameras include control and detection of temperatures of equipment and leaks in pipes, fire detection, and monitoring of equipment and perimeter protection. Moreover, they help visually inspecting and verifying functions and processes are running correctly, and even provide remote assistance with planned maintenance. Typical applications for the pan/tilt XP40-Q1942 Explosion-Protected PT Thermal Network Camera include detection of people in restricted areas and safety of personnel in hazardous areas. In addition, XP40-Q1942 supports Electronic Image Stabilisation and Zipstream technologies by Axis. The first greatly improves video quality in situations where a camera is subject to vibrations, providing smooth and comfortable live viewing. The second lowers the bandwidth and storage requirements while maintaining outstanding thermal imaging quality. Axis’ explosion-protected thermal cameras and temperature alarm cameras offer worldwide certifications, meaning that the cameras are compliant with specific country regulations across the globe.