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Panasonic releases WV-SW400/WV-SF400 network dome cameras for transport industry

Published on 30 May, 2013

The latest range of i-Pro Smart HD 360 degree network dome cameras from Panasonic, the WV-SW400/WV-SF400 series, are designed with the signature Panasonic reliability and more than 50 years of security camera experience.

The entire series offers a wide viewing angle of 360 degrees which enables large area overviews to be obtained or alternatively a double panorama which can enable users to view incoming and outgoing customers simultaneously. This will enable cost-saving in three ways; end-users will be able to secure more space for less, there will be reduced power consumption as only one camera will be needed instead of two and there will be reduced installation costs.

As well as offering 360 degree viewing, the WV-SW400/WV-SF400 series offers on-camera storage. This means that as opposed to using a local mobile NVR, users can store video footage on the camera. This will reduce costs in maintenance and enable those who have yet to migrate to IP to benefit from the smart features within this series.

In addition to the fore-mentioned features, the WV-SW458 and 458M have Vandal Resistant capabilities and are designed to fit a variety of unique applications. The WV-SW458 and 458M are suited for external applications as well as internal as they possess a dehumidification device as well as an Ingress Protection Rating certified at IP66, taking extreme resistance to the elements to the next level, guaranteeing total dust tightness, and the protection of the camera against even the most powerful jets of water blasted at it from any direction. This means that when located in highly inhospitable positions, even in violent storms, the WV-SW458 will provide the continuity of service needed to meet the highest expectations in the security industry. The ‘M’ version also features an M12 connector which is specifically designed to firmly secure machine-to-machine connections so that cables screw on tightly and lock in place. This enables system implementers to easily link controllers, multimedia devices and surveillance equipment. This element makes the WV-SW458M ideal for the transport vertical.

Face Detection and Mega Super Dynamic range technologies further enhances the WV-SW400/WV-SF400 series, ensuring clear and focused facial images are captured for identification purposes. Face Detection functionality provides benefits in two areas simultaneously; security and business intelligence. On the security side, Face Detection can be used to send a signal to security personnel when known criminals or trouble causers are on-site. Conversely, Face Detection can deliver business intelligence as it is possible analyse customers in terms of their gender and age and monitor people counts when the camera is used in conjunction with a compatible network video recorder. This data can assist in the provision of business in-sight and heighten the business efficiency by adapting the number of sales-team members on-site, transport hub layouts and marketing focus to the number and demographic of customers.

This combination of reduced costs through on-camera storage, 360 degree viewing and the smart features of this series means that the WV-SW400/WV-SF400 series delivers a new level of smart monitoring which offers those in transport greater peace of mind at lower costs.

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