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Panasonic to premier 4K 360-degree intelligent surveillance camera at Security Essen 2014

Published on 22 September, 2014
Panasonic’s WV-SF481 features sharp and natural colour reproduction with strong low light performance
Aimed at banking, retail and logistics, Panasonic’s WV-SF481 captures increased level of detail over wide areas

Panasonic will use Security Essen in Germany to launch a new 360°, ultra-high 4K resolution intelligent surveillance camera.

Aimed at applications such as banking, retail and logistics, the camera capture an increased level of detail over a much wider area than is achievable with traditional security cameras, meaning greater coverage with fewer cameras.

The camera serves both marketing and security purposes, through heat mapping and people counting. This inbuilt analytics tools allows the user to identify where people move and stay within a room, which in a retail context for instance, can help measure the effectiveness of sales promotions, while data privacy is protected through motion scrambling.

This state of the art camera (WV-SF481) features sharp and natural colour reproduction with strong low light performance – the 1/1.7” sensor operates down to 0.05lx in black and white mode enabling real day/night switching - providing an ideal 24/7 surveillance solution. This is accompanied by a high resolution 4K engine, providing clarity at the centre and the rim of the image.

Panasonic Product Marketing Manager Gerard Figols, said, “It’s the first 4K 360-degree day/night camera with Auto Back Focus (ABF) saving installation time, cost and maintenance, and delivering extremely high image quality. The camera is also water proof and vandal resistant, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

“It is highly versatile surveillance camera which can offer excellent performance to many businesses. What’s more the intelligent analytics feature gives organisations the power to gain more out of their surveillance cameras than just security.”

The 4K 360-degree camera will be premiered at Security Essen 2014 in Germany, on the 23rd to 26th of September.

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