Infrared Surveillance

HGH Infrared Systems' Spynel 360° cameras and CYCLOPE software secure airports against unauthorised drone flyovers

The recent incident at London Gatwick airport caused major travel disruption for more than a day after drones were spotted flying over this sensitive area. This incident once again highlighted the need for anti-drone technologies to address this evolving threat and secure the safety of airplanes. Following the episode, the US Federal Aviation Administration was instructed to develop a strategy to allow wider use of counter drone technologies across airports. Detecting drones, and any UAV threat...

Advanced low-light video cameras are increasingly being employed for intrusion detection: IHS Markit report

According to a recent report produced by IHS Markit, which specialises in providing insight on the areas that are shaping the business landscape, the number of video surveillance cameras equipped with advanced low-light functionality is set to soar over the next four years. Whilst it is estimated that in 2015 there were approximately 4.75 million of these types of cameras delivered to the market, in 2022 this number is projected to increase to about 51 million. Advanced low light functionality...

Innovation dominates CES 2019 in new security technologies

Security is among the defining topics at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 this week in Las Vegas. More than 4,500 exhibiting companies are participating, including some 1,200 startups, highlighting the next wave of innovation in consumer electronics – and security. Twenty-four product categories at CES feature solutions to transform how consumers live, work and play. Technologies being highlighted include 5G connectivity, artificial intelligence (AI), augmented and virtual reality...

Pelco by Schneider Electric unveils GFC Professional 4K camera that provides crystal clear clarity

Pelco by Schneider Electric, global provider of intelligent video surveillance solutions, announced the release of the GFC Professional 4K, a video camera delivering 8 MP resolution detail for demanding video security applications with heavy foot and vehicular traffic. The GFC Professional 4K is also designed to support challenging lighting conditions that are typical in city surveillance, airports, seaports, traffic, gaming facilities, corrections, commercial, and hospitality deployments. GFC...

Hikvision’s Turbo HD PIR Camera features alarm accuracy and improved detection capabilities

From towers and moats to modern walls and wire mesh, physical perimeter fortifications have been around for millennia. Today’s technology brings us various types of electronic perimeter protection systems, mainly detecting or possibly preventing would-be intruders from crossing over into protected areas. Now, most traditional perimeter protection systems use active infrared detection. However, this type of detection method falls short in stability and reliability. Just before an intrusion...

Hanwha Techwin unveils Wisenet Q Flateye IR dome cameras for humid environments and dark settings

Hanwha Techwin’s new Wisenet Flateye IR dome cameras have been designed for high humidity environments and for where condensation might occur because of temperature differences. Wisenet Flateye IR dome cameras The main feature of the new H.265 domes, which are part of the Wisenet Q series, is that they each have a flat surface cover which is applied to the front of the lens instead of the dome cover. This reduces IR diffused reflection which is caused by moisture and in the absence of a...