Johnson Controls introduces its HD Video Solution, a new value-based solution that provides superior video quality while leveraging analogue infrastructure. The cost-effective Holis HD Tribrid Video Recorders support SD analogue cameras, Illustra Essentials IP cameras, and a brand-new line of HD cameras, allowing customers to achieve excellent video quality never before attained over coax. Holis HD video recorder features Available in 4, 8, and 16-channel models, the recorders feature intuitive search, record, zoom and export functions, as well as all channel synchronous real-time playback for simplified post-event forensics. With support for H.264 dual-stream video compression, the Holis HD Tribrid Video Recorders feature up to 12 TB of storage and 1080P real time-recording across all channels. Combined with the new American Dynamics HD camera portfolio which includes fixed and varifocal Bullet and Dome Cameras, the HD video solution provides an excellent alternative to IP cameras and allows users to upgrade their system over time while protecting their CCTV investment. High definition analogue surveillance The new fixed HD bullet and mini-dome cameras boast 3.6mm fixed lenses and provide up to 1080p video resolution (1920 x 1080) in an uncompressed format over the same standard coaxial cable that is used for standard CCTV cameras. Where most dome cameras operate on two axes, the fixed mini-dome’s 3-axis feature has a much wider field of view. “Our cost-effective HD video solution provides an ideal migration path for small to mid-sized sites looking to leverage their investments in analogue" The varifocal HD bullet and dome cameras include a 2.7-12mm motorised lens and feature Smart Infrared for recording over 196 feet away in total darkness. The cameras are waterproof, rated IP67, and feature WDR making them an ideal solution for applications with volatile weather or lighting conditions. “Our cost-effective HD video solution provides an ideal migration path for small to mid-sized sites looking to leverage their investments in analogue but add on higher resolution cameras as their needs evolve,” said Stuart Bettle, Video Product Marketing Manager, EMEA, Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls. “Users can also manage their video remotely with the full-featured Holis Go mobile app or Web Client for continual surveillance, no matter how widespread their facilities.” HD analogue video applications Leveraging the well-known benefits of HD technology that include reduced installation costs, lower cyber-attack risks, and minimised complexity, the Tyco Security Products HD Video solution is an ideal solution for customers who: Currently have analogue but are looking to expand or increase video resolution Consider price a major factor Are installing a new system and seeking analogue solutions Have a maximum need of 16 cameras Have limited networking experience The combination of the new Holis HD Tribrid Video Recorders and American Dynamics HD cameras provides the ultimate in flexibility and plug and play capabilities that are ideal for small to medium-sized businesses.
Johnson Controls introduces the VideoEdge 1U Network Video Recorder from American Dynamics, the ideal camera management solution when simple, low-cost installations and scalable video storage capacity is a priority. The VideoEdge 1U NVR’s 16 embedded software configurable Power over Ethernet ports make it ideal for small to medium-sized businesses seeking a quick-to-install, cost-effective video recording option. VideoEdge 1U NVR The versatile VideoEdge 1U NVR supports as many as 32 IP cameras and stores up to 24 TB of recorded video in a small 1U form factor, enabling small to medium sized businesses to meet their network growth requirements. With embedded PoE switches, users can expect faster installation times as well as reduced hardware requirements and downtime. Embedded intelligence allows users to receive multiple video streams for live and recorded video, alarm, and meta-data collection, all tailored to different viewing conditions. The end result is superior video with significantly reduced network bandwidth, CPU resources and memory usage. Multicast video streams further reduce the bandwidth required for streaming high-quality video. Powerful video analytics Additionally, users can set up analytics on Illustra cameras and other cameras directly from VideoEdge 1U. The system’s powerful analytics capabilities information can be gathered for countless business and security needs. When used in retail settings, additional point of sale text integration can be used to identify fraud or track cashier competence as well. “The value gained by leveraging data from VideoEdge 1U NVR’s powerful analytics not only enhances security applications by tracking behaviours but also by capturing consumer metrics and using it to shape business-critical plans and functions,” said Stuart Bettle, Senior Product Manager, Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls. “These benefits come in a unit designed with the smaller user’s need for easy installation and unique requirements in mind.”
The Illustra Flex 2MP PTZ is a highly versatile camera which meets the demands of a diverse range of customers Tyco Security Products, part of Johnson Controls, introduces two new IP cameras - a 2MP PTZ and 12MP super high-quality Fisheye camera - adding power and value to its growing Illustra IP camera portfolio. Effective video surveillance The new Illustra Flex 2MP PTZ benefits from having a 20x optical zoom with continuous auto-focus plus 10X digital zoom, providing effective video surveillance over long distances. This feature-rich, cost-effective PTZ can be deployed in a wide variety of applications due to its intrinsic WDR, True Day/Night and auto-defog functions. Installation costs are kept to a minimum by eliminating the need for separate power supplies, as both the indoor and outdoor models can be powered though PoE. The Illustra Flex PTZ also utilises the same outdoor brackets as the American Dynamics SpeedDomes, giving existing customers a migration path. With an IK10 vandal resistance rating and a choice of indoor or outdoor models, the Illustra Flex 2MP PTZ is a highly versatile camera which meets the demands of a diverse range of customers. Fisheye and panoramic surveillance The Illustra 12MP Fisheye's IK10 vandal resistance and IP66 outdoor ratings make it suitable for harsh conditions The new Illustra Pro 12MP Fisheye can be mounted on a wall or ceiling to provide high quality video surveillance, giving views of a large area of interest in an orientation of fisheye 360° or panoramic 180°, making it ideal for shops, reception areas, lobbies and other such locations. Low light situations and other challenging lighting conditions are easily handled by the True Day/Night nature of the camera, which includes built-in IR, and WDR. The camera’s IK10 vandal resistance and IP66 outdoor ratings make it suitable for harsh conditions. Excellent video quality The ONVIF conformant Illustra Pro 12MP Fisheye camera is suited to a wide variety of NVRs and features onboard de-warping and client side de-warping capabilities. With PoE compatibility, there is no separate power supply needed, making it quick and simple to install. Viewing video is made easy with fixed views and fluid electronic PTZ actions creating even transitions between pan, tilt, and zoom movements. High resolution, ease of use and an economical install makes the Illustra Pro 12MP Fisheye a natural choice for many surveillance systems. “We are always cognizant of our customers’ need for excellent video quality while keeping a careful eye on cost,” said Stuart Bettle, Video Product Marketing Manager, EMEA, Tyco Security Products. “Both new Illustra cameras provide multiple streams of H.264 and MJPEG video compression, supporting bitrate control. This provides excellent image clarity while efficiently managing bandwidth.”
The new facial biometrics feature within VideoEdge provides immediate verification and detection of individuals Tyco Security Products introduces facial biometrics within VideoEdge video surveillance systems for immediate detection and verification of individuals. Protecting stock and assets With Face Detection analytics, operators can be proactively notified that the surveillance system has detected a person of interest, for example known criminals, ex-employees, VIPs or other persons of importance. This technology can be useful in protecting stock and assets by alerting security to potential risks much sooner than normal, to increasing customer retention by alerting the store manager to greet an important customer entering the store. Face detection storage Face Detection is a valuable analytics feature built into the VideoEdge network video recorder (NVR), eliminating the need for costly external servers dedicated to powering the analytics. Up to 1,000 individuals can be easily enrolled and stored in VideoEdge’s on-board database, with the ability to store multiple faces for each person in the system for the highest possible accuracy in identification. Face Detection analytics Face Detection analytics can also be used “post-event” to speed investigation times by searching video only for specific persons, enabling operators to search video for certain criteria – for example, those individuals who had access to the surrounding area of the incident. Known faces can also be enrolled with video associated for faster future investigations. For example, a retail store can add a photo of a shoplifter at one of its locations to the database so he/she can be seen across the enterprise of sites. If that person enters another store location, operators receive an instant alert to take action to aid in preventing costly shoplifting occurrences. “Facial biometrics within VideoEdge offers our customers real value in improving loss prevention and reducing investigation time,” said Stuart Bettle, Video Product Marketing Manager, EMEA, Tyco Security Products. “The technology used to match multiple points on a face against images stored in the database delivers a high matching success rate for superior performance.” C-CURE 9000 When used in conjunction with the C-CURE 9000 security and event management system and the victor Unified client application, operators and guards can be visually alerted if a mismatch is detected between the live video image and the stored access control credential image of a card which has just been used on the system. Visual verification of the cardholder greatly increases security to the most vulnerable areas of a business.
Tyco Security Products has introduced the new Illustra Pro 2 megapixel 30x PTZ camera, offering a powerful 30x optical zoom to deliver better forensic detail over greater distances. Allows users to identify critical details The new Illustra Pro PTZ camera offers 30x optical zoom and 12x digital zoom, compared with the 20x zoom of the previous Illustra PTZ model. The combination of the PTZ’s advanced optical capability and high quality HD resolution video allows users to identify critical details such as reading license plate characters at distances of more than 300 meters away from the camera. To improve operator control with better precision and control accuracy, the Illustra PTZ uses zoom adjusted programme (ZAP) technology to automatically control the pan and tilt speed in proportion to the amount of zoom used. The Illustra Pro 2MP 30x PTZ helps reduce the costs in network overheads and storage costs with improved low light performance and noise reduction Available in indoor and outdoor models, the new Illustra Pro PTZ delivers a greatly improved true wide dynamic range performance ensuring premium quality surveillance is maintained in the most challenging of lighting conditions. These camera’s clear video quality is maintained during rain, fog or snow through the advanced auto defog feature, while the whiteout highlight reduction feature ensures that car headlights or street lamps do not compromise the image during nighttime surveillance. The 30x PTZ also supports electronic image stabilisation for lower effects of vibrations from wind and other sources when using long range optical magnification. Intelligent guard tour feature This Illustra Pro 30x PTZ introduces a new intelligent guard tour feature using embedded intelligence to autonomously track, zoom in and record events or suspicious activities, allowing the operator to concentrate on other priorities without missing any vital activities. This feature unites motion detection, auto tracking and preset sequences to allow the PTZ to perform independent of a control room operator. Whilst moving through a preset tour without an operator present, the intelligent guard tour feature enables the camera to deliver the video evidence needed to identify key details necessary often making the difference in forensic investigations. “We continually strive to push the limits in video quality, reliability and performance of our Illustra Pro cameras, to answer the feedback from our customers,” said Stuart Bettle, Video Product Marketing Manager, EMEA, Tyco Security Products. “The enhanced imaging features, embedded intelligence and industry leading precision control of the new Illustra Pro 30x PTZ delivers a premium quality PTZ camera well suited to meet the needs of customers in mission critical surveillance applications.” Compatible with American Dynamics VideoEdge and exacqVision video management system (VMS) software and recorders, the Illustra PTZ camera can be easily configured into a video security system. Also, a full line of indoor covers and outdoor mounting options are available for quick installation in any setting.
Tyco Security Products has introduced version 4.8, the newest version of the victor Video Management System (VMS) and VideoEdge network video recorders (NVR, adding several new investigative tools to further simplify incident reporting for busy surveillance operators. New version of victor The newest version of victor enables operators to quickly build and edit video clips of a specific incident, reducing the time spent searching for video evidence from hours to just minutes. Using the new clip builder and image editor features, operators can split, cut, crop, delete and add relevant segments of video to a clip while also adding information directly on the image to better document actions occurring in the scene. These new incident management tools make case reporting faster and more efficient for internal and external law enforcement investigations. Operators tracking a subject can now use victor’s surveillance window recording tool to collate with ease all the related video clips into a single file to capture the entire incident, without having to collect the clips individually from multiple recorders. All streaming video in a selected layout can be simultaneously recorded into a single clip file for export or internal viewing. “The ability to quickly and efficiently collect the right evidence immediately following an incident is a critical time saver in building a case,” said Stuart Bettle, Video Product Marketing Manager EMEA, Tyco Security Products. “These latest enhancements to the powerful victor platform provide an industry-leading suite of enterprise-class investigation and productivity tools. The intuitive interface is designed to maximise operator time and resources in that mission critical control room environment.” New schedule clip download tool The new schedule clip download tool enables surveillance operators to schedule the automatic retrieval of reoccurring video clips they need to review daily, saving on bandwidth usage and freeing up operator time spent manually queuing video for download. Schedule clip download allows users to customise the length of the clip, saving location and clip expiration. Users can also create and save custom surveillance layouts. Beyond the standard layouts, users can define number of rows, columns and aspect ratio and merge cells together to create the view that works best for their specific needs. Enterprise customers can apply corporate branding to deactivate surveillance panes for added customisation options. Additionally, victor offers enhanced camera management capabilities, including 360 fisheye camera client-side dewarping for exacqVision NVRs. Client-side dewarping records one video stream and eliminates the possibility of redundant recording, allowing users to zoom in and navigate within the image for greater detail. Automated recorder monitoring Users will also be able to specify minimum and maximum camera recording rates and receive notifications on their specified levels through the VideoEdge NVR and VideoEdge Hybrid NVR Client or through victor. This gives VideoEdge customers automated recorder monitoring to ensure optimal storage capacity.