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VIVOTEK debuts the world's smallest fisheye network camera FE8180

VIVOTEK debuts the world's smallest fisheye network camera FE8180

Editor / Provider: VIVOTEK | Updated: 12/25/2014 | Article type: Security 50

VIVOTEK, with solid R&D resources and extensive experience in fisheye technology, is pleased to announce the launch of the world's smallest 5MP fisheye network camera, the FE8180. The FE8180's extremely low profile, with a diameter of only 90mm, further bolsters VIVOTEK's fisheye network camera products portfolio and satisfies diverse market needs. The launch of the FE8180 signals the dawn of a new era of simple but powerful panoramic surveillance.

Steve Ma, Executive VP at VIVOTEK, stated, “The most unique part of a fisheye camera is the wide angle view, which enables surveillance covering the entirety of a wide open space. From an economical perspective, users are able to capture a panoramic image that would usually require two or three cameras, saving on the total cost of implementation and simplifying the entire surveillance system. In the past few years, VIVOTEK has invested deeply in advanced and innovative fisheye network camera development. With the series launch of several high quality fisheye network cameras with excellent functionality and discreet outlook, VIVOTEK gained invaluable experience and took the leading position in the fisheye camera market. Today, we are pleased to announce the launch of the world's smallest fisheye camera, the FE8180, a truly all-in-one surveillance solution with comprehensive functionality suitable for indoor surveillance. Looking forward, VIVOTEK will continue our commitment to fisheye camera development and continue to provide markets with more advanced fisheye network cameras for diverse applications.”

Featuring a detailed 5-Megapixel resolution sensor, the FE8180 is able to deliver clear and detailed images. When combined with WDR Enhancement and 3D Noise Reduction features, unparalleled visibility and image quality can be guaranteed around the clock while simultaneously improving on bandwidth efficiency. Designed with a 1.57 mm fisheye lens for 180° panoramic view (wall mount) or 360° surround view (ceiling/floor/table mount) with zero blind spots, the camera is able to provide coverage of wide, open areas, such as airports, shopping malls, parking lots, retail stores, offices and more. Add to this local or client side dewarp functionality and hemispherical images captured from the FE8180 can be converted into conventional rectilinear projection for viewing and analysis. Further, by utilizing the ultra-smooth ePTZ and cutting-edge Pixel Calculator functions, users can easily zoom in and focus on a region of interest (ROI) and be confident that the image will remain clear and of the highest quality. In order to make the installation and surveillance even more flexible, a flat back-panel mounting bracket for the FE8180 is also available. This bracket allows the FE8180 to be mounted on walls or a ceiling with a 15° tilt mount bracket.

Currently available VIVOTEK fisheye network cameras include the 5-Megapixel FE8174/74V and FE8181/81V. In addition to 5-Megapixel and fisheye fixed dome features, FE8181/81V are equipped with a removable IR-cut filter for Day & Night functionality, and a built-in 10 meter IR Illuminator for uniform lighting across a 360° surround view. Additionally, in order to deliver even more value to our customers, the full VIVOTEK video content analysis suite, including Field Detection, Line Crossing Detection, and Object Counting modules, is available immediately on VIVOTEK's FE8174 and FE8174V cameras.

Hikvision unveils 1080P Ultra Low-light PTZ network camera

Hikvision unveils 1080P Ultra Low-light PTZ network camera

Editor / Provider: Hikvision | Updated: 12/23/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Hikvision is expanding the DarkFighter range of ultra-low-light surveillance cameras with the release of the DS-2DF8223I-AEL PTZ network camera. This cutting-edge camera utilizes Hikvision's industry-leading, ultra-low-light MP lens and is designed specifically to capture sharp color and monochrome images in extreme, low-light conditions. The result is crystal-clear color images in conditions that would defeat conventional monochrome IP cameras and competing low-light cameras.

The DS-2DF8223I-AEL DarkFighter PTZ opens up new opportunities for 24-hour CCTV surveillance. The incorporation of EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization), 120dB WDR and a host of Smart Detection technologies further improves image quality and operational convenience. The overall excellence of the camera has been recognized by the IFSEC Security & Fire Excellence Awards which has nominated the new DarkFighter PTZ as a finalist for "CCTV Camera Equipment of the Year".

Award-winning low-light specifications
The DarkFighter camera features a large, two-megapixel, 1/1.9 inch progressive scan CMOS image sensor for capturing full color images down to 0.002 Lux and B/W to 0.0002 Lux. Together with a 120 dB WDR (wide dynamic range) and Hikvision's 3D DNR (Digital Noise Reduction) technology, the camera is capable of streaming full HD 1920 x 1080 video at full frame rate. IR distance of up to 200 metres is further supported to ensure image capture in the darkest environment.

Smart features
The camera features a wide range of Smart detection features, including face detection, intrusion detection, line crossing detection and audio exception. The great improvement on security efficiency benefits users and, more importantly, key events/objects are recorded for further forensic needs. These features, combined with smart tracking, which enables the camera to detect any progressively moving object and follow it within the camera's area of coverage without fault, place the DarkFighter head and shoulders above other PTZ and IP cameras. Smart Defog and EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) are further supported to improve image quality in challenging conditions.

High power optics
DarkFighter PTZ is fitted with a fast and powerful 23x optical zoom lens, which zooms from wide open to fully zoomed in less than five seconds. This high-power lens is capable of rotating endlessly through a full 360 degrees and tilting from -20 to 90 degrees. Besides, its ultra-low-light performance is augmented with infrared capability over a range of 200 meters. In addition, up to 300 preset positions can be programmed and the new camera also enables up to 32 presets in up to 8 patrols. The DarkFighter PTZ will also scan up to 4 patterns and supports up to 24 ROI areas.

The DS-2DF8223I-AEL DarkFighter PTZ is the latest member of the growing DarkFighter family of ultra-low-light CCTV cameras. It is fully protected by an integrated heater in the sturdy IP66 and vandal-proof housing, making it the perfect candidate for deployment in challenging outdoor environments both day and night down to temperatures as low as -40°C. High-PoE and 24VAC power supply are supported as well.

In addition, Hikvision is also expanding customer choice with the introduction of another DarkFighter PTZ member, the DS-2DF6223-AEL 2MP Smart PTZ Outdoor Network Camera. This camera shares all the other excellent functionalities of the DS-2DF8223I-AEL with the exception of IR capability.

For more information on the DarkFighter PTZ network cameras, please be sure to stop by the Hikvision booth SA-C11 at the coming INTERSEC show.

Hikvision introduces mini fisheye camera to

Hikvision introduces mini fisheye camera to "Easy IP" range

Editor / Provider: Hikvision | Updated: 12/18/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Fisheye Network Camera will bring new level of security to small-to-medium businesses
Hikvision is set to bring new levels of security to convenience stores, hotels, restaurants, offices and other small-to-medium enterprises with the introduction of the DS-2CD2942F Fisheye Network Camera. This cutting edge camera incorporates a high-quality lens and 4-megapixel detector in a discrete, ultra-compact design small enough to be inconspicuous on any ceiling yet provides complete situational awareness for entire rooms.

The DS-2CD2942F is the latest addition to Hikvision's "Easy IP" range of cameras, NVRs and VMS software, which are specially designed to bring the benefits of simple installation and operation to small- to medium-sized business or home. The panoramic view with multi-view de-warping and digital PTZ, plus on-board storage of up to 64 GB and choice of Ethernet or 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity means a single DS-2CD2942F can usually replace the plethora of traditional CCTV cameras installed in most public areas.

Wide Field of View
The new DS-2CD2942F features a 4-megapixel, 1/3" Progressive Scan CMOS image sensor allied with a 1.6mm F1.6 lens boasting a 186° field of view. Together with the digital PTZ control and multi-view de-warping of the dual image streams, the new camera will provide crystal-clear coverage across a far wider area than other camera types. Instead of fitting multiple narrow-angle box or bullet cameras, "Easy IP" users can now reply on a single ceiling-mounted DS-2CD2942F to capture all their images without blind spots. Hikvision's 3D DNR and digital WDR technology also secures superior image quality at a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels.

24-Hour Surveillance
The DS-2CD2942F is equipped with electronic day and night cycling, and is capable of operating in low-light conditions down to 0.01 lux in colour and 0.001 in black and white. The new camera can also operate down to zero lux over a range of up to 8 metres if the IR option is specified.

Multiple Alarm Triggers
The DS-2CD2942F maximises security options for users through a wide range of alarm triggers and a customisable day/night switch, allowing automatic or scheduled triggering. Alarm triggers include Line crossing, Intrusion detection, Motion detection, Dynamic analysis, Tampering alarm, Network disconnect, IP address conflict, and Storage exception.

The "Easy IP" Range
Hikvision's "Easy IP" range brings together a complete solution of cameras, NVRs (network video recorders) and VMS (video management software) focused on easy installation, easy viewing and easy Wi-Fi connection. "Easy IP" allows users to monitor their home or business on their PC, tablet or smartphone through a uniquely simple interface. Wi-Fi camera connection is just easy, without IP address forwarding; and Automatic Network Reconnection (ANR) enables on-board storage supported cameras - like the DS-2CD2942F - to create temporary recordings automatically and upload the stored video when the connection recovers. Users can choose from a full range of "Easy IP" cameras, including indoor and outdoor bullet and dome cameras, mini-dome cameras, cube camera, a Mini IR Pan & Tilt camera and the new DS-2CD2942F. All share a rich feature set and unmatched price-efficiency.

 Brand new commercial center in Tehran equips itself with VIVOTEK's surveillance solutions

Brand new commercial center in Tehran equips itself with VIVOTEK's surveillance solutions

Editor / Provider: VIVOTEK | Updated: 12/18/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Matching State-of-the-Art Security with Style in Iran’s Capital.
The ancient city of Tehran has been rebuilt to reflect modern ideas and innovative designs many times throughout its history; however this constant evolution has always adhered to strict aesthetic standards. Continuing this spirit, VIVOTEK camera systems, offering the absolute latest in surveillance technology while maintaining stylish appearance, have become increasingly popular in this city of 8.3 million.

Located in the west of Tehran City, the brand new YAS Commercial Center was in need of an advanced and comprehensive surveillance system. It required cameras and connectivity solutions to cover a range of interior and exterior spaces, including parking areas, main corridors, entrances and exits, and other spaces, for protecting people inside or outside the Center. Pooya Fara Negar, distributor of VIVOTEK on this case, worked hard to come to a full understanding of the YAS Commercial Center’s needs, and provide a perfectly tailored IP-based security and surveillance system.

VIVOTEK Cameras for Complete Coverage – Inside and Out.
A total of 305 VIVOTEK cameras were installed across both the interior and exterior spaces of the YAS Commercial Center, ensuring complete coverage of all areas under any lighting or weather conditions, while maintaining a low profile and blending in with the stylish design of the center.

Tehran’s Environment: A Harsh Test for Technology – No Problem for VIVOTEK’s Cameras
Tehran’s climate, which may be unpredictably harsh at times with temperatures ranging from −17 °C to 43 °C, would test the mettle of any surveillance system. VIVOTEK’s IP8332 and SD8363E were chosen to meet this harsh challenge, and of course for their superior image quality in all lighting conditions. 82 IP8332s, a bullet-style network camera, were installed to cover parking areas. Incorporating a number of advanced features, such as a 1MP sensor enabling 1280x800 viewing resolution at a smooth 30 fps, a removable IR-cut filter and IR illuminators effective up to 15M for superior image quality around the clock, and an IP66-rated housing to withstand rain, dust and other environmental pollutants, the IP8332 is an ideal option for outdoor parking lot applications. 11 high performance SD8363E speed domes with 20x zoom lenses were also installed around building perimeters to ensure total coverage. The SD8363E features 1080p Full HD resolution, IP66- and NEMA 4X-rated housing, and real-time H.264, MPEG-4 and MJPEG compression.

Interior Spaces – Broad Coverage Requirements Met With Low Profile Solutions
For indoor environments such as corridors, foyers and communal areas, FD8137H, IP8131, FD8164 and FD8166 were selected and installed for their small sizes, quality design, and excellent image quality. The VIVOTEK FD8164 is an easy-to-use fixed dome network camera specifically designed for indoor security applications with a compact, stylish exterior. Designed with 2-Megapixel CMOS Sensor, FD8164 enables capturing high quality and high resolution video. VIVOTEK FD8166 is an extremely small fixed dome network camera. With installation as easy as one-two-three and Power over Ethernet functionality, setup time is less than 120 seconds, making installation quick and easy.

Achievement
William Ku, Vice President of VIVOTEK's International Business Division, further commented: “We’re very excited about the successful installation of this VIVOTEK system for the YAS Commercial Center. We at VIVOTEK are always happy to meet challenges and to exceed expectations, and we particularly enjoy working in the beautiful but challenging environment of Tehran as it gave our IP8332, with its weather and dust-proof housing a chance to prove its resilience.”

TOP10 most popular security products for November 2014

TOP10 most popular security products for November 2014

Editor / Provider: Michelle Chu | Updated: 12/15/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

 

A joyful festival atmosphere pervaded the whole Taipei city, as Christmas vacation is only couple weeks away. Before we hit the end of this year, let's go over the most-popular monthly product rankings one last time!

 

 

In total, as the last six months, a prominent amount of the click frequency comes from American areas. In November, 40.53% of the click-through rate comes from American countries, and 35.57% from Asian. Interestingly, this is, perhaps, the only month in this year that Asian manufacturers took 9 out of the 10 seats – mainly from Taiwanese and Chinese manufacturers, and a few from German, Japanese and Korean suppliers.

Overall speaking, most of the most-popular products are IP-based surveillance cameras, with a remarkable amount of them featuring high resolution image quality such as 4K, HD, and Ultra HD, and smart functions such as facial detection, intrusion detection, just to name a few.

Dahua IPC-HF81200E 4K 12 MP Ultra HD Network Camera
Hikvision DS-2CD4232FWD -I(Z)(H)(S) 3MP WDR IR Bullet Camera
LILIN IPC0122 1080P HD Covert IP Camera   >>> Product Video
VIVOTEK IB8367-R bullet network camera
Geutebruck G-Cam GNSD1882

Other than video surveillance devices, several new faces that just made their debut on asmag.com in the late November had also made their way into the ranking! We have the latest model for IP camera for commercial and home sector, access control systems, test monitor, and touch screen alarm:

Sony CXD4145GG camera system LSI for IP security camera
Climax VL touchscreen alarm
Acula Test monitor - 4.3" IP cam tester
FUJICA FJC-Z2368 Swing gate

Last but not the least; we cannot underestimate the ever-growing popularity of HD-over-coaxial technology which has been staying at the first place on TOP10 for three month in a row.

Nextchip AHD (Analog High Definition)

 

 

* Please note that the above statistics are not based on the sum of clicks but the accumulation of IP addresses.

Top10 Rank for September and October 2014

Axis announces 1/2 inch sensor network camera with superior performance for city surveillance

Axis announces 1/2 inch sensor network camera with superior performance for city surveillance

Editor / Provider: Axis Communications | Updated: 12/11/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, introduces a new fixed network camera with a 1/2 inch sensor, designed for city surveillance applications. Thanks to its large sensor and the supplied lens, AXIS Q1635 is Axis most light sensitive 1080p HDTV network camera to date. Featuring improved near infrared (IR) sensitivity, in a range where the human eye cannot see, the camera delivers extremely high-quality black and white images in situations with very little or diminishing visible light – delivering video with less motion blur and low bandwidth consumption.

The camera’s advanced features for optimizing image quality also include Wide Dynamic Range - Forensic Capture, Axis Lightfinder technology, Electronic Image Stabilization, shock detection and defogging, as well as 50/60 frames per second in HDTV 1080p resolution.

“City surveillance requires high quality images that enable the identification of people and objects,” explains Erik Frännlid, Director of Product Management, Axis Communications. “AXIS Q1635 is ideal for monitoring public places such as squares, parks, streets and alleys, maintaining extremely high image quality in very complex light scenarios during day time and low-light during night time.”

Thanks to Wide Dynamic Range - Forensic Capture, the new camera provides a high level of detail, visible in both dark and bright areas. The camera is enabled to seamlessly transition between WDR and Lightfinder mode, which further optimizes image quality. AXIS Q1635 is equipped with all the features of AXIS Q1615, with an additional defog functionality to further improve image quality in tough weather conditions.

AXIS Q1635 is an indoor model that is available with or without a lens. Installers looking for additional lens options in favor of a larger sensor may refer to AXIS Q1615. It can be installed outdoors when placed in AXIS T93F Housing Series or in another suitable outdoor housing.

AXIS Q1635 camera is supported by the industry’s largest base of video management software through the Axis Application Development Partner Program, and AXIS Camera Station. The camera includes support for AXIS Camera Companion, AXIS Camera Application Platform, AXIS Video Hosting System and ONVIF for easy camera system integration and for application developers to provide the camera with intelligent capabilities.

AXIS Q1635 is planned to be available in January 2015 through Axis’ distribution channels.

VIVOTEK launches network camera with embedded PoE extender

VIVOTEK launches network camera with embedded PoE extender

Editor / Provider: VIVOTEK | Updated: 12/10/2014 | Article type: Security 50

VIVOTEK is pleased to announce the launch of a revolutionary series of network cameras with embedded PoE extenders, IB8367-R, IB8367-RT and IB8338-HR. The three cameras are stylish, bullet-style network cameras ideal for diverse outdoor applications. The uniquely-designed PoE extender embedded within the three camera models allows for both PoE input and output and direct connection with other PoE network cameras without an additional power source, thereby facilitating long-distance surveillance system implementation in factory areas, parking lots, crossroads, and outdoor sidewalks.

The IB8367-R and IB8367-RT models, which feature a 2-Megapixel CMOS sensor, offer viewing resolutions of 1920x1080 at 30 fps. By contrast, the entry-level IB8338-HR model is equipped with a 1MP sensor, enabling a viewing resolution of 720P at 30 fps. All models feature WDR functionality, a removable IR-cut filter, built-in IR illuminators (effective distance of 30 meters), Smart Stream, and 3DNR. The IB8367-R, IB8367-RT, and IB8338-HR models are capable of capturing high quality images under challenging lighting conditions without sacrificing bandwidth. Moreover, the IB8367-R and IB8367-RT models are especially designed with Smart IR technology, ensuring consistent and superb image output around the clock. To further optimize image quality and enhance sharpness and depth of field, all three models are equipped with a P-iris lens, which controls the lens iris with extreme precision using a built-in stepper motor and maintains optimal aperture through effective software control.

Steve Ma, Executive VP at VIVOTEK, stated, “To sustain the excellence of our product portfolio, we have put great efforts to enhancing the innovation of product form factors and design. With the goal of satisfying our customers' needs with total solutions, today, we are pleased to launch a series of the world's first network cameras with embedded PoE extenders. VIVOTEK's IB8367-R, IB8367-RT and IB8338-HR models revolutionize the establishment of long distance network surveillance systems by eliminating excess cables or power devices and significantly reducing the total cost of implementation and bringing more value to our customers.”

Alongside the launch of the IB8367-R, IB8367-RT and IB8338-HR models, VIVOTEK also introduced a series of similar models without the embedded POE extender that share the same superior features as IB8367-R, IB8367-RT and IB8338-HR.

Axis launches innovative four-in-one flexible camera unit onto market and into the stratosphere

Axis launches innovative four-in-one flexible camera unit onto market and into the stratosphere

Editor / Provider: Axis Communications | Updated: 12/5/2014 | Article type: Security 50

AXIS F Series presents a unique, high-performance main unit that connects to four miniature sensor units simultaneously, enabling cost-effective and highly discreet video surveillance of up to four closely situated areas. With its rugged design, AXIS F44 Main Unit is ideal for retail and banking applications, as well as transportation installations such as in emergency vehicles, buses and trucks. In the autumn, AXIS F44 was launched into the stratosphere, providing videos of the ascent and descent.

Axis Communications, the world leader in network video, adds AXIS F44 Main Unit to its flexible and modular AXIS F Series. The series is based on a divided network camera concept where the camera is split into a sensor unit, made up of a lens and image sensor with a pre-mounted cable up to 12 m (39 ft.) long, and a main unit, which is the body of the camera. Since the main units and sensor units with different lens types are sold separately, customers can choose the components as required and can easily change them to fit the surveillance need. The products allow for a highly discreet installation since the small sensor units can be installed virtually out of view in tight places and the main unit can be placed up to 12 m away where there is space for it.

“AXIS F44 is another innovative product from Axis,” says Erik Frännlid, Axis' Director of Product Management. “AXIS F44 provides a simple and cost-effective solution for monitoring up to four different areas within a site using just one main unit. The small modular sensor units can also be easily relocated or changed after the initial installation, giving users additional flexibility. It is an ideal solution for small video surveillance areas such as in stores, in and around ATMs and in buses.”

In the autumn, as part of a game called Stratocaching (which combines high-altitude balloons with geocaching) in the Czech Republic, an AXIS F44 Main Unit and two connected AXIS F1005-E Sensor Units were sent up in a stratospheric balloon. Recording views of the journey from the two sensor units simultaneously, AXIS F44 provided HDTV videos that included the balloon's ascent to an altitude of 29.3 km (18 miles) above ground, the subsequent balloon burst, the distribution of the stratocaches with GPS transmitters and the dramatic fall with a parachute.

“The Stratocaching event clearly demonstrated the ruggedness and exceptional video performance of the AXIS F products,” says Frännlid. “AXIS F44 and AXIS F1005-E Sensor Units performed in turbulent conditions and extremely low temperatures. They are a testament to the high quality of Axis' products.”

AXIS F44 is a high-performance unit that supports:
* Simultaneous streaming of four separate high-resolution 1080p videos at 12.5/15 frames per second (50/60 Hz) or four HDTV 720p videos at full frame rate
* Quad view, a stream made up of four separate views from the connected sensor units
* Two-way audio
* Input/output ports for external devices to enhance alarm management
* RS232 port for integration of external data to the video
* Local storage of recordings using its two built-in full-sized SD card slots
* Power over Ethernet, as well as the option of connecting to an 8-28 V DC power supply
* Intelligent video capabilities such as video motion detection, active tampering alarm and downloadable applications through the AXIS Camera Application Platform

The four compatible AXIS F Sensor Units (with two different cable lengths to choose from—either 3 m/10 ft. or 12 m/39 ft.) are:
* IP66-rated AXIS F1005-E Sensor Unit with a standard lens and a 113° horizontal field of view for indoor, outdoor and mobile use
* AXIS F1015 Sensor Unit with a varifocal lens for a 53° to 108° horizontal field of view for indoor use
* AXIS F1025 Sensor Unit with a pinhole lens and a 92° horizontal field of view for indoor use
* IP66-rated AXIS F1035-E Sensor Unit with a fisheye lens for a 194° horizontal field of view for indoor, outdoor and mobile use.

Japanese security market shines with unlimited potential

Japanese security market shines with unlimited potential

Editor / Provider: Michelle Chu | Updated: 12/5/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

 

Looking back over the last year, despite experiencing slight slowdown, a stable growth is still seen in the global security market. According to the latest industry report, 2014 Security 50, presented by a&s International last month, the top 50 companies in the ranking this year generated 8.2% growth in average.

 

 

Network systems take the lead
Although business opportunities of analog upgrades solutions such as HD-over-coaxial are seen in many Asian countries, network camera is still the major market share holder in Japan in terms of shipping quantity and total sales revenue, according to Takashi Komori, the Publisher of a&s Japan. Other than network surveillance camera, resolution requirements of HD and full-HD are trending in the local market. In fact, 1.3-megapixel is the most basic resolution standard currently, and higher demand on 4K technology in next few years is foreseeable. A remarkable sales growth of 18 to 20% is seen in the video content analysis (VCA) systems, as functions such as people counting, license plate recognition (LPR), and flow line analysis are popular in the security market in Japan.

“In 2014, cross-referencing from at least 3 professional research companies in Japan, in terms of the sales volume, about 470,000 units of HD IP cameras are acquired; 250,000 units of analog cameras; 35,000 units of HD-SDI,” Komori said. “Even though it is convenient and easier for the suppliers to provide merely products to the end users, a more comprehensive solution is more desired from the market now.” Facing new business challenges, in order to remain revenue growth, leading channel players has started to provide various solutions instead of single hardware.

Leading players in Japan
A quick review to the security market in Japan in 2014, Panasonic is taking up the largest market share by 55-57%, with Axis Communications coming after by 9-10%. Right behind taking up 6-7% in the Japanese security market is Sony, which has developed well connections with NVR solution providers in the recent years. Hikvision, a rising star in Japan. Besides taking a prominent advantage with its competitive price, Hikvision provides superb delivery service and fully dedicates into establishing local support and service center. Meanwhile, suppliers from Taiwan such as VIVOTEK, Hi Sharp, GeoVision, and DynaColor are starred players in this market as well.

Market prediction for 2015 
It is estimated that a growth of 55% will be seen in the network cameras in 2015. As more companies originally from IT industry make their debut in the security sector, cloud services for both private and public cloud solution is going to be one of the key market focuses.

Unlimited opportunities seen in verticals
As for the vertical markets, with dynamic relations with surrounded countries, border and coastal security are bringing out higher demands on security equipments and systems. In the government sector, transportation and city surveillance are highly focused in Japan, in order to maintain public security and social stability and decrease crime rate in the cities. Increasing demand in security applications also comes from commercial sectors, especially in hotel business, retail, and food factory – not only for security concerns but for a more integrated and effective business management model and marketing purposes.

Long-term commitment is the key
Speaking of investing in Japan, Komori pointed out that it usually takes a solid resolution for long-term business commitment for the foreign investor. Despite the fact that Japanese market is relatively tougher for the new comers, if the manufacturers is determined to take part in this soaring security market, OEM and ODM will be an ideal starter.

Madrid municipal police outfits patrol cars with VIVOTEK cameras

Madrid municipal police outfits patrol cars with VIVOTEK cameras

Editor / Provider: VIVOTEK | Updated: 12/2/2014 | Article type: Security 50

The Madrid Municipal Police (Policía Municipal de Madrid, PMM) recently completed a major project to install VIVOTEK cameras in its patrol cars. Based under criteria of the Technical Services of the General Security Management of the Madrid Council, the implementation of the project was led by local system integrator Plettac Electronics using cameras from VIVOTEK distributor LSB. A total of 126 VIVOTEK cameras were used for the project, including the PZ8121W and IP8332.

 

Inside and out
The PZ8121W cameras have been installed on top of the dashboard in patrol cars for monitoring the vehicle's interior and the immediate surrounding area. By taking advantage of the camera's built-in 3GPP mobile connectivity and WiFi support, images captured by the camera are transmitted over the Internet to a control center at police headquarters for monitoring, recording, and management. Staff there can also take advantage of the PZ8121W's motorized pan, tilt, and 10x zoom capabilities to focus on specific objects, persons, or events of interest.

Each patrol car has not just one, but three VIVOTEK cameras, as two IP8332 camera have been installed on the roof of the PMM's patrol cars, and tasked with monitoring vehicles in the proximity and capturing imagery for use. Each camera is connected to an Internet-capable PC with which the PMM has equipped each patrol car. Based under the proposal of the Technical Services of the General Security Management of the Madrid Council, Plettac Electronics has developed an automated license plate recognition (LPR) system, which integrates the high-resolution IP8332 cameras, the PC, and constantly updated databases to provide real-time identification and matching of license plate numbers, immediately alerting officers to the presence of stolen vehicles or other vehicles of interest.

Made for success
As for the camera itself, the IP8332 is a versatile 1-megapixel bullet-style network camera that is perfectly suited for applications such as the PMM's. It not only captures high-quality video, but can do so under varied lighting conditions both during the day, and at night with a removable IR-cut filter and IR illuminators effective at distances up to 15 meters. Moreover, the camera is enclosed in an IP66-rated housing to ensure that it can withstand even harsh weather conditions.

According to Plettac Electronics, the Madrid City Council instituted the security system project in order to provide the police with real-time information on the situation on the street as officers go about their patrols. With the help of components such as the LPR system, the project has been a brilliant success. VIVOTEK's cameras are helping to secure the Madrid police's patrol cars, and ensure the safety of police officers and the citizens of Madrid.

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