Outdoor video surveillance
PureTech Systems today announced its first entry into the security imager market, the VisionViewTM 180 camera. The next-generation outdoor security camera combines three EO CCTV imagers and three thermal imagers into a single ruggedised housing, providing 180-degree coverage for both day and night operation. Key features of the VisionView 180 camera include: Multiple thermal sensors – Provides the ability to deliver wide-area monitoring in unfavourable lighting or weather conditi...
Global and domestic threats have highlighted the need for tighter security across all verticals. One of the technologies that has redefined situational awareness and intrusion detection is thermal imaging. Once a technology exclusively manufactured for the military operations, thermal cameras today are deployed across hundreds of security applications and continue to see strong demand in existing and emerging commercial markets. With thermal technology, security personnel can see in complete...
MOBOTIX has announced the launch of MOBOTIX MOVE, a video surveillance camera family that supplements its current portfolio allowing end customers to benefit from additional features to meet a wider range of indoor and outdoor use cases. Customers can now obtain MOBOTIX MOVE products as they provide standards-based technology as well as products with unique MOBOTIX features from a single trusted source backed by industry leading quality and reliability. Supporting ONVIF S and G profiles The ne...
With outstanding 4K (8 megapixel) picture clarity, the H.265 Wisenet PNP-9200RH dome features 20x optical zoom lens and IR viewable length up to 656ft enabling users to closely monitor activity or far away objects. The ability to monitor is enhanced with the help of endless 360° pan rotation and 190° tilt control, as well as advanced Auto Tracking for smooth, anti-vibration monitoring. Key features The PNP-9200RH, which is IP66 and IK10 rated for vandal-resistance and outdoor use in th...
MOBOTIX is expanding its management team to include two new members. Following a successful restructuring, MOBOTIX is paving the way for sustainable growth with its new members, both experienced industry experts: Christiane Kampling will now serve as Head of Marketing & Corporate Communications and Hartmut Sprave as Chief Technical Officer. Both started with the company on June 1st, 2018. Christiane Kampling is taking over as Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications at MOBOTIX. She ha...
LILIN Americas announced the MR652 2MP outdoor IP camera. Housed in an IP66-rated casing, this cost-effective fixed lens camera is ideal for use in exposed outdoor locations that require 24/7 monitoring such as parking lots, public spaces and convenience stores. The MR652 is a high definition professional surveillance and security solution featuring a turret-style design - a first for LILIN - that achieves the same quality imagery of a dome camera, but without the IR bounce caused by the glass h...
Hikvision UK & Ireland, a global manufacturer of video surveillance products and solutions, and Eagle Eye Networks, a worldwide provider of cloud-based video surveillance solutions, announced a technology partnership to deliver customers a seamless and cyber secure cloud video surveillance solution. Dean Drako, CEO and founder of Eagle Eye Networks stated, “We are pleased to expand our global relationship with Hikvision by partnering with Hikvision UK to serve customers in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland seeking a more cyber-secure surveillance solution.” Camera Cyber Lockdown Camera Cyber Lockdown feature increases security of video surveillance systems, reduces risk, and minimizes camera maintenance Eagle Eye’s Camera Cyber Lockdown blocks cameras from communicating with the Internet, blocks attacks from reaching cameras, and will not allow any Trojans ex-filtration. The Camera Cyber Lockdown feature greatly increases the security of video surveillance systems, reduces risk, and minimizes camera maintenance. While the Eagle Eye Cloud Security Camera VMS works with hundreds of manufacturer’s cameras, the Hikvision UK partnership is a valuable benefit to customers who don’t have the IT resources to constantly monitor and address cyber threats entering their network through devices attached to their surveillance system. “We are also excited about the partnership with Eagle Eye Networks,” stated Jens Berthelsen, Global Partner Alliance Manager for Hikvision Europe. “Eagle Eye Networks is the leader in secure, cloud-based video surveillance solutions and the combination of our cameras with their cloud provides great scalability and price/performance.” Integrate of HD-TVI camera technology with the Eagle Eye Security Cloud VMS enables customers and channel partners to reduce operating costs System deployment Eagle Eye Networks’ investments to build a global footprint of Data Centres has enabled its customers to easily deploy surveillance video systems at their sites around the world while maintaining consistency and cyber security. The United Kingdom Preferred Technology Partnership announcement follows the recent news of Hikvision USA and Eagle Eye Networks working together to integrate HD-TVI camera technology in to the Eagle Eye Security Cloud VMS, enabling customers and channel partners to reduce operating costs by utilising existing coaxial cabling while upgrading to high-definition video surveillance systems. HD-TVI camera integration Rishi Lodhia, Eagle Eye Networks’ Managing Director for EMEA, is leading the Eagle Eye Networks growth program in the region and noted the alignment between Hikvision UK’s and Eagle Eye Networks’ reseller programs. “The Hikvision dealers in the UK are an extremely capable group of industry professionals and they’re very attentive to cyber security and GDPR compliance. The use of Hikvision cameras and Turbo recorders with Eagle Eye Networks’ cloud bridges and subscriptions is a future-proof marriage.”
Global security company Hanwha Techwin announced on the release of its PNM-7000VD, a multi-directional camera boasting the capability of two surveillance cameras in a single body. Last year saw the release of the PNM-9081VQ, a four-channel multi-directional camera that allows a 360 degree range of surveillance. Thanks to the numerous positive responses received from the U.S. and beyond, Hanwha Techwin has launched another version, PNM-7000VD, to strengthen its product lineup. Monitor two areas simultaneously The best feature of this new product is its ability to simultaneously monitor two areas through multiple angles by installing two camera lenses in one surveillance camera, which removes the need for multiple cameras in corners within buildings. The selection of field adaptable fixed lenses comprises of 2.4, 2.8, 3.6 and 6mm according to the desired direction and viewing angle. By installing two 2.4mm lenses, monitoring up to 270 degree can be achieved, making it perfect for surveillance of large spaces such as parks, parking lots and shopping malls.The Full HD feature enables clear and sharp monitoring, while intelligent video analytics provide intrusion detection and motion detection Intelligent intrusion detection In addition, the Full HD video feature enables clear and sharp monitoring. A comprehensive range of intelligent video analytics includes intrusion detection and motion detection, which helps users to quickly respond in case of incident. The alarm quickly notifies the user of an intrusion based on virtual lines designated in places such as doorways. With the new PNM-7000VD, installation and management have also gotten easier and more convenient. Our users now have to install and manage just one single surveillance camera instead of multiple cameras to monitor multiple corner angles. Innovative video surveillance technology A Hanwha Techwin source said, “The key feature of our newly launched two-channel multi-directional camera is multi-angle monitoring with just one compact CCTV. The global market for video security has shown good responses to multi-directional cameras that can carry out the same workload as multiple cameras,” adding, “We’ll keep leading the global security market by introducing products that suit a variety of consumer needs based on the optical and chipset technologies we’ve accumulated for over 30 years.”
Swann, a global provider in DIY security, has launched Swann Security Month in tandem with National Safety Month to bring awareness to the need for home security in keeping one’s residence and loved ones safe. Multimedia content for safer homes Throughout the month of June, Swann will be offering consumers educational multimedia content in the form of videos, infographics, and tips for safety that they can implement straight away to make their homes safer. This content will be shared on Swann’s website and social platforms. Swann will also offer exclusive promotional deals on home security both online and in store, as well as competitions and giveaways. DIY home security In addition, Swann will also be offering retailers promotional specials and strategic partnerships to help grow industry-wide awareness and put home safety at the forefront of national conversation. “During the summer months, when families are often spending time outside the residence or travelling, our homes are left vulnerable to a break-in. With National Safety Month in June, we want to be sure that homeowners are taking home security into consideration when it comes to overall safety. Swann is excited to present Security Month and hopes to educate consumers and collaborate with retailers on the importance and convenience of DIY home security,” said Dennis McTighe, Senior Vice President of the Americas. New technologies for increased security Swann also plans to launch groundbreaking video surveillance technology during the month of June, including Google Assistant voice activation on wired surveillance systems and Amazon Alexa voice activation on the Wire-Free Smart Security Camera and forthcoming Wi-Fi series cameras. This adds a new layer of convenience as end-users can ask to see live video from cameras on their TV or Smart devices. There is also a new solar charging panel for the Smart Security Camera meaning one doesn’t have to manually recharge.
Lechange, the brand for Dahua Technology’s consumer products, officially launched LOOC, its new active deterrence Wi-Fi camera. With an advanced PIR detector, built-in spotlight and 110dB security siren, LOOC is not only able to provide a proactive warning with accuracy, but also helps create a safer environment for households and business places. LOOC aims to take preventive measures for its customers that not only records the crime scene evidence but drives away threats before they actually happen - a great leap compared to conventional consumer surveillance products. Also, it is designed with advanced technologies in conjunction with the customer-oriented features, proving to be a best choice for consumers. LOOC enables long-distance detection in detail and effectively reduces false alertsAccurate active deterrence Supported by a high-quality PIR sensor with a sensitivity of up to 10m, LOOC enables long-distance detection in detail and effectively reduces false alerts. Also, the built-in motion activated spotlight and up to 110dB security siren will help scare away unwelcomed visitors, proactively repulsing home threats. Clear vision And communication Aside from providing 2MP resolution live monitoring, LOOC supports H.265 compression, enabling crystal clear video quality while also minimizing storage space and bandwidth by up to 50%. Dual internal antennas improve 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, supporting smooth transmission. Besides, a specially designed built-in speaker and MIC enables remote communication with people in front of the camera. All-Round Protection LOOC provides sweet protection by alerting you with a notification to your or a family member’s smartphone, with live video available wherever there is an Internet connection. Even in the night, automatically-switched night vision mode and advanced IR algorithms help offer clear pictures in complete darkness. LOOC is open to diversified video storage making it easier to access and use the footage Diversified Storage LOOC is open to diversified video storage, such as SD Cards (up to 128GB), NVR or Cloud Storage, making it easier to access and use the footage. It also provides flexibility for consumers in different application scenarios. Customer-Oriented Features With an IP65 weatherproof design, multiple bracket options and different color of durable silicon rubber skins, LOOC can easily handle outdoor surveillance and blend into various environments. With all these features, LOOC is no doubt an ideal choice for those who desire advanced video surveillance solutions with individual styles. With true values delivered to families and SMBs, Lechange is perfecting daily life.
Johnson Controls has announced the expansion of its high-resolution IP camera portfolio with new models of Illustra Flex Mini-Domes and Box IP cameras in 4K resolution. These new cameras are designed to offer a high-image quality and feature rich surveillance option intended for a wide range of applications. The Flex 4K cameras provide increased detail and efficient bandwidth management technology for both indoor and outdoor models. The versatile Illustra Flex cameras feature effective bandwidth management technology and highly reliable and redundant recording features that ensure continuous and cost-efficient video streaming. Illustra IntelliZip compression technology provides powerful dynamic bandwidth management beyond H.264 and H.265 to offset increased video storage requirements from high-resolution video recording. The Flex Mini-Domes feature day/night capabilities and offer a P-Iris lens, which delivers clear video and improved depth of field in changing light Day/night and WDR capabilities For crystal clear images day and night, the versatile Illustra Flex cameras are True Day/Night and feature True Wide Dynamic Range for balanced images in challenging lighting conditions. The affordable and compact Illustra Flex Box Camera is best suited for small to medium size offices, retail boutiques, schools, and bank branches looking for a cost-effective camera. The Flex Mini-Domes feature the same day/night capabilities, but also offer a P-Iris lens, which delivers clear video and improved depth of field in changing light. In addition, the outdoor Flex Mini-Dome features built-in IR illuminators to produce clear images at an effective distance in a variety of low light conditions. The Flex Mini-Domes and Box adhere to the rigorous security standards of the Tyco Cyber Protection Product Security Program. The holistic cyber approach begins at initial design concept, continues through product development, and is supported through deployment, including a rapid incident response to meet the comprehensive and evolving cybersecurity environments.
Hanwha Techwin and analytic specialists A.I Tech have jointly engineered affordable, single device intruder detection solutions which provides maximum detection, whilst significantly reducing the impact of time consuming and costly false alarms. The Wisenet Intrusion Detection solutions are supplied ready to work out-of-box. By harnessing the massive processing power of the chipset at the heart of Wisenet X cameras with A.I. Tech’s intelligent video analytics, the combined solutions provide reliable detection regardless of the lighting conditions or the presence of shadows or reflections. The Wisenet AI-Intrusion-PRO solution takes advantage of the superb quality images captured by the 2 megapixel network Wisenet XNO-6020R/INT IR bullet camera Wisenet AI-Intrusion-PRO solution The advanced intelligence and artificial vision algorithms incorporated into A.I. Tech’s powerful analytics engine have been developed as a result of 25 years experience of designing innovative and intelligent video analysis solutions which operate effectively in both indoor and outdoor environments. The Wisenet AI-Intrusion-PRO solution takes advantage of the superb quality images captured by the 2 megapixel network Wisenet XNO-6020R/INT IR bullet camera, which when combined with A.I. Tech’s intelligent video analytics, provides accurate detection of any activity in prohibited zones. For site perimeter security purposes, it is also able to detect people or objects crossing multi- tripwire virtual lines which can be remotely configured. Reporting real-time intruder activity The Wisenet XNO-6020R/INT camera can be configured to report intruder activity via FTP or email. Alarm events verified by A.I. Tech analytics, together with the associated images captured by the Wisenet XNO-6020R/INT IR camera, are managed by Wisenet network video recorders (NVRs). They are also supported by Wisenet WAVE and SSM Video Management Software, as well as selected other VMS, such as Milestone Xprotect. Supplied pre-loaded on the 2 megapixel Wisenet XNO-6020R/SEC IR bullet camera, the edge-based dashboard can be accessed remotely by a web browser AI-Security-DASH solution The Wisenet AI-Security-DASH solution shares all the features and functions of Wisenet AI-Intrusion-PRO and, in addition, offers convenient, ‘easy on the eye’ reporting via a dashboard. Supplied pre-loaded on the 2 megapixel Wisenet XNO-6020R/SEC IR bullet camera, the edge-based dashboard can be accessed remotely by a web browser. When multiple cameras are deployed, there is the option to run the dashboard on a server. Wisenet AI-Security-DASH is also available with the choice of two additional modules: AI-LOITERING offers the opportunity to detect suspicious behaviour of people remaining in a given area for longer than a pre-configured period of time. This feature has an accuracy of more than 90% where the subject is not hidden from view for 95% or more of the time and provided they only remain hidden for less than 2 seconds. AI-LOST is designed to detect objects in public areas such airports, bus and train stations which appear to have been abandoned over a period of 1-10 minutes. It is also able to detect the removal of objects, e.g. the theft of paintings or artefacts on open display at a museum.
It was over a century ago that Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) was founded, as a gift by industrialist Uri T. Hungerford. The vision was to create a community hospital that would serve as a beacon of hope and a place of comfort for the ill and injured. 100 years later, that same community spirit has helped CHH evolve into a vibrant, independent, affordable healthcare network that delivers a comprehensive range of healthcare programs and services for over 100,000 lives in Northwestern Connecticut. A challenging safety diagnosis Avigilon has made us more efficient as we don’t have to spend much time sifting through large amounts of video” Charlotte Hungerford Hospital prides itself on supporting patient and staff safety in all hospital areas and locations. Several years ago, they found themselves with an outdated security system that lacked quality video coverage and recording capabilities. CHH struggled with reliable video playback and faced frequent system crashes. As a result, the hospital’s security operators were often unable to provide accurate evidence during forensic investigations and many liability claims and hospital incidents went unresolved. CHH needed a cost-effective, comprehensive security solution that could protect patients and staff across multiple locations while still being flexible enough to scale with the hospital’s growing needs. Avigilon AI & Analytics technology With a desire to improve its legacy surveillance system, CHH looked to Avigilon’s advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technology and video analytics to meet their security needs. CHH began a multi-phase upgrade that included installing over 100 Avigilon cameras with self-learning video analytics, deploying AI-based Avigilon Appearance Search technology and using impulse radar technology with the Avigilon Presence Detector (APD) Sensor. Avigilon Appearance Search technology – a sophisticated deep learning AI search engine – helps CHH quickly locate a specific person or vehicle of interest across all cameras both inside the hospital and care centers as well as outside parking lots. This technology provides CHH’s operators with enhanced situational awareness, enabling fast event response and helping to save time and effort during critical investigations. To protect areas of the hospital where cameras cannot be installed, CHH installed the Avigilon Presence Detector (APD), a discreet impulse radar device with self-learning radar analytics that scans, learns, and continuously adapts to its environment. Avigilon Presence Detector sensors Our Security Department’s mission at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is the safety of our patients, visitors, and employees” Capable of detecting persons who aren’t moving or are hidden, the APD sensors help improve situational awareness for CHH staff, and are used in areas where cameras are not permitted, such as restrooms or change rooms. When integrated with Avigilon Control Center (ACC) video management software, APD sensors alert CHH operators of human presence while still maintaining privacy. Avigilon H4 cameras were used throughout the hospital to provide exceptional image quality and built-in self-learning video analytics, which provides accurate detection and notification of movement of people and vehicles. CHH also deployed HD Multi-sensor cameras which provide up to four camera views per camera installation, using only one camera license and network drop. This allows CHH’s staff to efficiently cover all angles in order to detect, verify, and act on potential security events across the hospital’s premises. Avigilon H4 and HD multi-sensor cameras At the core of CHH is a desire to help the community and still serve as the beacon of compassion it was founded to be 100 years ago. With these values in mind, the hospital’s mission when it comes to security is the safety of patients, visitors, and employees. Avigilon’s AI solutions have helped achieve this by moving the CHH system from legacy to advanced and providing effective monitoring around the clock while also helping to create operational efficiencies. Since deploying ACC software, CHH’s operators spend significantly less time reviewing recorded video, allowing them to focus on proactive event response. Working with Avigilon, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital has a roadmap for continued growth and exceptional patient safety.
Beykent University in Istanbul Turkey was established as a non-profit organisation by Adem Celik-Beykent Educational Foundation and started its education programs in 1997. Since then, it has grown its teaching and research facilities over five campuses for a population of approximately 29,000 students. The university offers a high-quality learning experience which includes 72 Associate’s degrees, 69 Bachelor’s degrees and over 50 Postgraduate programs. Medical students at Beykent University need to take lab exercises including audiometry and advanced simulation. However, in the audiometry lab, only 3 out of 20 students among a class are able to observe in the silent cabin and there is no other access to this cabin from outside. Also, patient simulation by students needed to be reviewed more closely while and after performing the exercise for educational purpose. Hanwha Techwin high resolution cameras were installed in labs to support medical students High-res camera installation About 450 Hanwha Techwin cameras were installed at multiple campuses of the university from Oct. 2015 to Aug. 2017. Especially 5 Megapixel high resolution cameras (5 of SND-6084R, 11 of XNO-8080R) were installed in labs to support medical students’ education. In the audiometry lab, Wisenet cameras installed inside the cabin made the rest of 17 students standing outside able to observe what is happening when hearing tests are being carried out. For the advanced simulation lab, Wisenet cameras were transferring images and sounds of the exercise performance collected from 3 simulation rooms to 1 observation room, making it possible for students to see the mistakes and the good examples on projection or television screens. The University has also deployed Wisenet cameras and recorders in order to help create a safe and secure environment for students and teachers throughout the campuses including VIP house, classroom, auditorium, outdoor campus and Medical School and Faculty of Dentistry in Avalon Campus. Over 700 Winset cameras to be installed in other locations throughout the University" Wisenet camera integration results “The most important reason for us choosing Wisenet products was the efficient way they work smoothly with software applications. The functionality promised to us at the sales stage has been delivered and the Hanwha Techwin team in the Turkey office have handled the project with care from start to finish. They have always been just a phone call away when we needed them for problem solving and they also provided extensive trainings. Their willingness to ensure continuity of the project has been a major benefit to us. As a result, we will be continuing to install Wisenet cameras in other locations throughout the University and are planning to have about 700 installed by the end of the project,” Barkin Oktem, IT manager at Beykent University.
Developer of complete end-to-end video security solutions, IndigoVision, along with their authorised partner, Boston Networks and valued technology partner, Dell Technologies, has provided Social Bite with a security system for their Social Bite Village. Social Bite is on a mission to build a collaborative movement to end homelessness in Scotland, thanks to recent fundraising efforts the Social Bite Village has become one of their many projects to help achieve this goal. The idea is to bring people from all walks of life in Scotland together to ensure that no one ends up homeless. The Social Bite Village aims to provide a low cost, innovative and safe environment for up to 20 people for 12-18 months. Residents will be provided with the support, community and skills required to get their life back on track, including work placement opportunities and employability support. After the 12-18 months period expires, the residents will transition to permanent accommodation and receive support in gaining employment, supporting their return to society. As one group of residents leaves the village, another can then enter and begin their journey. Residents will be selected from individuals in temporary and unsupported accommodation. The ambition behind this project is to create a full circle solution to the issue of homelessness – from housing to support to employment. IndigoVision is proud to have been a part of a project that will contribute with such a positive change in Scotland" Site surveillance IndigoVision, Boston Networks and Dell Technologies have worked together to help Social Bite reach their goal by installing a security system to provide surveillance for the village site, specifically during the evening hours to ensure all people on site were kept safe. Commenting on our involvement with this project IndigoVision’s Chief Executive Officer, Pedro Simoes, said “IndigoVision is proud to have been a part of a project that will contribute with such a positive change in Scotland. It’s been a great privilege to work along with Boston Networks and Dell Technologies to provide the Social Bite Village with innovation that makes you safe.” Vandal-resistant minidome cameras As part of the installation, IndigoVision provided 11 state-of-the-art BX HD vandal-resistant minidome cameras, which deliver high-quality video and audio in all environmental conditions. Boston Networks provided a survey of the Granton Road site, following which they laid cabling and set up point-to-point links to provide backhaul connectivity to support the network, before installing the cameras and configuring the security system. Purdicom and InfiNet, Boston Networks’s distribution and wireless partners, provided the back-to-back wireless kit and license. IndigoVision, Boston Networks and Dell Technologies have gone above and beyond in supporting Social Bite to create the Social Bite Village" Hybrid NVR workstation Finally, a Hybrid NVR workstation, which allows Social Bite to save recordings from the site, and a workstation monitor have been provided by Dell Technologies to complete the security system. Founder of Social Bite, Josh Littlejohn MBE, said: "Companies such as IndigoVision, Boston Networks and Dell Technologies have gone above and beyond in supporting Social Bite to create the Social Bite Village in Granton, Edinburgh. We are deeply thankful - your contribution will help ensure that we are able to support people towards independence, changing lives for the better."
To provide a practical solution to the monitoring of transportation infrastructure, where maximum situational awareness is paramount, Bosch Building Technologies has combined the innovation behind its video security cameras with the video management expertise of Intelligent Security Systems (ISS). ISS is a global developer of video management and video intelligence solutions. The video management platform, SecurOS, focuses on securing large mission-critical applications, such as industrial and manufacturing sites, transportation systems, banks, sports arenas, retail locations, and campuses and office complexes. ISS’ differentiating video intelligence and image analytics solutions, whether it is Face Capture & Recognition (SecurOS FACE), License Plate Recognition (SecurOS AUTO License Plate Recognition), or Container Character Recognition (SecurOS CARGO), provide effective monitoring solutions to the transportation sector. The capabilities stretch to large-scale entry and exit points such as ports, borders and airport car parks Surveillance challenges Transportation security provides surveillance challenges in varying degrees of situation and scale, so effective license plate recognition is crucial. From tunnels and bridges, where a situation can change in seconds, to regulating traffic flow into a city and capturing a profile of each vehicle, Bosch and ISS can provide answers to the questions that matter. Has a particular vehicle been permitted access to a specific area? Has that vehicle been stolen? What’s the insurance or toll subscription status? Has that vehicle been authorised to operate as a taxi? The capabilities even stretch to large-scale entry and exit points such as ports, borders and airport car parks. Vehicle monitoring Monitoring which vehicles are entering an area, and checking their legitimacy to be there, has never been more critical. Having the capability to capture license plates of every vehicle moving in the designated area gives users complete awareness of traffic flows and usage patterns, allowing them to configure and manage their monitoring preferences efficiently and permit secure data exchanges with other operational management systems and services for efficient infrastructure alignment. If driving conditions were perfect all-year round, the job of an operations manager, for example, would be quite straightforward. But the reality is quite the opposite. That is why the ISS certified Bosch cameras responsible for capturing this data are incredibly robust and built to produce usable images 24/7 in the harshest conditions, including after dark by employing a supplementary infrared light. The selected cameras have a special License Plate Recognition (LPR) mode which is developed in collaboration with ISS to deliver accurate information even when faced with the challenges of glaring headlights and fast-moving vehicles. Interpreting video data directly at source helps to improve levels of security substantially and can also offer clear business advantages SecurOS AUTO license plate recognition High standards are applied to the quality of the images captured. By incorporating the SecurOS AUTO License Plate Recognition (LPR/ANPR) solution, Bosch and ISS can provide several unique benefits for users, including the ability to accurately capture license plate information at 210 km/h (130 mph) in all kinds of weather conditions, including light fog, rain, and snow. Furthermore, utilising advanced algorithms results in a level of accuracy that can distinguish letters from numbers (so an “8” is not mistaken for a “B,” for example) which is a crucial advantage, particularly in emergency situations. The partnership with ISS supports Bosch’s belief that the logical next-step for security is to enable customers to repurpose the vast amounts of video data that they now can capture. Interpreting video data directly at source helps to improve levels of security substantially and can also offer clear business advantages.
Vicon Industries, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of video surveillance and access control software, hardware and components announced that the implementation of its end-to-end Valerus video management system at the Greek American Institute (GAI) in Bronx, NY has been completed. The installation was performed by the Long Island office of ITsavvy, a Chicago-based IT products and technology solutions provider. The new Vicon Valerus system encompasses the entire property, which includes the oldest continuously run Greek Orthodox School in the United States and the adjacent Church of Zoodohos Peghe and community centre. It includes cameras within the interior and around the exterior of all buildings and surrounding grounds and is managed and monitored through web-based Valerus VMS software, making it accessible to school administrators both onsite and to those logging in remotely via an internet browser. The Valerus interface provides customised views for each system user. Based upon log-in credentials, cameras that are of greatest interest to each administrator are displayed as part of their default settings. Our Valerus system provides schools and places of worship with sophisticated security solutions that are easy for non-technical administrators to use" Enhanced school security ITsavvy worked with GAI to identify camera placement to maximise coverage of all indoor and outdoor publicly accessible areas, selecting high resolution Vicon cameras models that could deliver clear visibility in a cost-effective manner. The use of 360-degree hemispheric cameras, in select locations, provide expansive coverage with no blind spots in busy areas where students often congregate. The new systems satisfy parents’ requests to provide enhanced security for the children who attend the school and provides administrators with tools to investigate and prosecute any future criminal activity. Demos Lorenzos, President of GAI’s School Board, says, “The Valerus system is simple to use but very advanced. Someone who isn’t technically savvy can easily navigate through it.” Bret McGowan, Vicon’s Senior V.P. of Sales and Marketing says that the system was designed with specifically that intent. “Schools and places of worship have been the scene of too many tragedies in recent years. Our Valerus system is designed to provide these types of facilities with sophisticated security solutions that are easy for non-technical administrators to use to their full capabilities.”
Finland’s foreign trade depends on shipping lanes and seaports that are ice-free, so the country operates the world's second-largest fleet of icebreakers. One of the latest ships, called Polaris, is equipped with Bosch video cameras and a Bosch Video Management System (BVMS) that ensure safe operations in some of the roughest cold weather that the planet has to offer. Polaris departs for the Bay of Bothnia – between Finland and Sweden – around the end of each year and stays there until the following May. During this period, the officers and crew under Captain Pasi Järvelin work 12 hours a day, 20 days at a time. The long shifts and challenging working conditions impose tough requirements on occupational safety. Cameras from the MIC series are used on deck, cameras from the FLEXIDOME and DINION series are used inside Bosch HD video cameras For safe, efficient work at sea, the Polaris uses high-definition cameras from Bosch. Cameras from the MIC series are used on deck, cameras from the FLEXIDOME and DINION series are used inside, for example in the engine room and engineering space. “We can investigate incidents by checking the recordings. This reduces the need for routine tours, in person, of various parts of the vessel. The exterior MIC cameras monitor the ice and the vessels for which we are breaking ice; the ones on the stern monitor distances to other vessels. Even under the arctic conditions of the Baltic Sea, the Bosch cameras work perfectly,” says Captain Järvelin. All the cameras and recording equipment are controlled and operated via the Bosch Video Management System (BVMS), which is rarely seen in marine applications. Focus, zoom, horizontal- and vertical-pitch features are indispensable, and the MIC cameras have wipers for adverse weather conditions that can be actuated from the bridge. At the top of the mast, a 360-degree MIC IP camera operates flawlessly, even in darkness. Bosch’s MIC IP cameras are ideal for extreme weather. They can stand up to high winds, rain, fog, 100 percent humidity, temperatures as low as -40°C to as high as +65°C, extreme vibrations, high impacts and even corrosion.