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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.”

Foxstream & Samsung Techwin in partnership: people counting application for WiseNetIII cameras

Foxstream & Samsung Techwin in partnership: people counting application for WiseNetIII cameras

Editor / Provider: Foxstream | Updated: 12/18/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

Foxstream, the fast growing software company specialising in real-time VCA (Video Content Analysis) is pleased to announce its partnership with Samsung Techwin.

Foxstream's people counting application can now be run on board Samsung Techwin's Open Platform WiseNetIII cameras and end users can therefore benefit from a high performance counting application which works fully with Samsung's latest professional camera functions.

 

Focus on FoxCounter embedded in WiseNetIII cameras:


FoxCounter is Foxstream's first solution to benefit from this strategic alliance. Based on the FoxVigi counting solution module on server, the embedded version, FoxCounter, answers various needs, from statistics to security issues. Mostly used in places welcoming people, FoxCounter is able to help:
* Identify attendance peaks
* Establish reference bases (day/week/month), in order to measure evolutions
* Inform the operator in real time on the site's occupation rate, according to the maximum accommodation capacity

The dedicated web interface fits perfectly with the Samsung Techwin WiseNetIII cameras' configuration screen, and allows in particular, listing of all the data reported by each camera on the same network. From a simple web browser and by connecting to a single camera, the operator can easily access all the statistics, and know at all times the number of people in a building, even if it has multiple entrances and exits.

Samsung Techwin's Open Platform WiseNetIII DSP chipset is at the heart of the company's latest generation of 1.3, 2 and 3 megapixel high definition video surveillance cameras. The processing power of the WiseNetIII DSP chipset enables it to run multiple edge based Applications such as FoxCounter, as well as video analytics, facial recognition and ANPR solutions, which can be downloaded in a similar way to adding Apps to a Smartphone. It also offers users the freedom to utilise the video management software (VMS), that best matches specific project requirements.

The WiseNetIII range is perfect for FoxCounter, as it supports P-Iris, which optimizes the iris function when multiple lighting conditions exist in a single scene. This results in images with better contrast, clarity, resolution and depth of field. P-Iris makes it easier for FoxCounter to recognise the flow direction. Indeed, FoxCounter performs bi-directionally in a ceiling-mounted camera, offering an easy-to-use and very accurate solution even under varying lighting conditions, such as light movements, shadows, reflections, etc.

Thanks to the WDR function built into the WiseNetIII series that provide enhanced picture quality, motion blur is reduced and clearer images are processed. FoxCounter can therefore refine the counting results, when several people cross the counting area simultaneously, and provide adequate figures.

FoxCounter is ideal for retail, airports, railway stations, museums, theme parks and any place with visitor traffic. It is also an autonomous solution: in case of network cuts, the data is stored directly inside the camera. The integration with third party systems is also simplified by the implementation of standard procedures of data recovery.

Bridging the smart home divide

Bridging the smart home divide

Editor / Provider: Sponsored by AirLive | Updated: 12/15/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

Founded in 1993, OvisLink Corp. is a leading Taiwan-based networking solution provider, selling its products under its own brand AirLive. Started out as a wireless product maker, the company gradually expanded into the development of surveillance cameras. Today, it designs some of the most avant-garde smart cameras for both the home and professional markets. The MD-3025-IVS 3-Megapixel Mini-dome IPCAMs are few examples of their latest creations. When asked about the design, Albert Yeh, VP of OvisLink said they are direct results of AirLive's design language, in which: “ergonomics and small-form factor” are heavily emphasized. “The AirLive 3-Megapixel IPCAM is currently the smallest of its kind in the world when considering its size,” Dr. Yeh said. “They can be mounted anywhere, including buses and trains.”

The AirLive smart camera range can be separated in two categories: home (DIY) and professional use. Although across the US – currently the world's biggest smart home market – DIY smart home cameras still holds the reign, Dr. Yeh said they still focus heavily on professional, industrial-grade cameras which are catered solely for the installer market.

“Some have been focusing on smart cameras for nearly a decade, but they never really took off because initially the majority of them were catered only to luxury homes. However, prospect-wise, they still look promising.”

As more companies continue to hop on the smart home bandwagon, forecasters are expecting the market to be influenced by both the sunny skies and storms depending on the product's integration of function and application. Carving a design concept is the mindset of the mainstream. “We design products that are coherent with the environment and their surroundings,” said Dr. Yeh.

ADDING INTELLIGENCE
According to Dr. Yeh, smart home cameras have two critical functions: monitor and control. While the average user may already know pet and baby watch, or energy consumption control, these functions are nothing new when it comes to surveillance cameras.

The company is integrating “intelligence” to the mini-dome camera line by incorporating new features to their bundled software. The AirLive smart software has built-in Intelligent Video Analytics that features: Face detection & recognition, iMotion detection, Trip zone, Object counting, and e-Fence.

As smart cameras continue to evolve and improve with time - new CPUs, ICs and image sensors, - the technology gap will remain tight amongst competitors because everybody is churning out cameras with near or similar hardware specs. “Expertise is not about having the best components, but in component tuning,” Dr. Yeh said.

OvisLink is currently looking into developing intelligent cameras with IR control. They will mostly likely remain a compact-form factor similar to the mini-dome line.

NOT IN THE CLOUD
Although the Cloud's growing clout may threaten to stifle growth across the traditional PC and notebook markets, especially for PCs DRAM, displays and CD-ROMs, smart camera makers have yet to totally embrace the services provided with the Cloud.

“One major issue with the Cloud is that it cannot take real-time recording,” Dr. Yeh said. “Also, for smart cameras, storage capacity is an issue because backing up video data in the Cloud is limited.”

The Cloud storage services currently available (Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.) are offered for free but with limited storage capacity. For applications that require 24-hour live recording, this would make it hard for camera makers and users to swallow. Dr. Yeh said that they prefer to use local storage (NVR, NAS or SD card), then retrieve data (video) from the remote end.

4K, H.265 AND OBSTACLES
When asked about if AirLive will adopt H.265 in their future range of smart cameras, Dr. Yeh said the current H.264 video codec, which is good for achieving 720p resolution, covers the majority of the world's users. Furthermore, adopting H.265 would mean to create smart cameras at a higher expense, even though H.265 is important for future applications because of 4K video. But for smart home users, H.265 is not attainable for the masses.

“The problem is not in technology, but with integration,” said Dr. Yeh. The biggest obstacle for makers is regarding interface adoption because currently there is no common ground or alliance that is similar to the smartphone and tablet sectors. The solution is not about hoping for the best platform to prevail – ZigBee, Z-Wave, or others – but for a big-brand company to tie the alliance together, said Dr. Yeh.

 

                   

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.

Samsung launches 5MP 360° Camera with PTZ feature SNF-8010

Samsung launches 5MP 360° Camera with PTZ feature SNF-8010

Editor / Provider: Samsung Techwin | Updated: 12/9/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Samsung Techwin has further strengthened its video surveillance solution range with the addition of two 5 megapixel 360-degree camera.

The SNF-8010 is able to capture superb quality 5 megapixel (2560x2048) images and has a digital PTZ feature which allows users to electronically pan, tilt and zoom in on specific areas for a more detailed view while at the same time continue to monitor the whole 360-degree view. An on-board dewarping function enables the images to be displayed in a variety of viewing configurations, including single or double panorama, as well as 360-degrees.

360-degree cameras are increasingly being specified for projects where there is a requirement to monitor activity 24/7 in environments such as banks, offices, retail and warehouses. A single 360-degree camera is quite often all that is required to efficiently and cost-effectively cover a whole area where a much larger number of standard cameras might normally be required. A 360 degree camera will compliment a video solution perfectly by giving the operator a complete view of an area while standard statics and pan/tilt cameras are used to pick up the detail at critical points such as doorways and to ensure there are no blind spots. This can be particularly beneficial in banks or retail stores where individuals can be monitored throughout their journey.

The IK10/IP66 rated vandal resistant, weather proof SNF-8010VM shares the same key features as the SNF-8010, including Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) which ensures clear, sharp images can be captured even when there may be strong contrasting lighting conditions. It also has an M12 connector and is EN50155 certified, making it ideal for use on buses and trains where it can be used internally to monitor passenger activity or externally to monitor the road or track ahead to provide video evidence of any incident.

Intelligent video analytics equips both of the ONVIF compliant models to detect motion and tampering and they also feature privacy masking, a 12VDC and PoE capability, bi-directional audio and alarm input/outputs. In the event of network disruption, video is automatically recorded to on-board SDXC storage to ensure that potential video evidence is not lost.

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.

Samsung video surveillance solutions certificated Network Rail PADS

Samsung video surveillance solutions certificated Network Rail PADS

Editor / Provider: Samsung Techwin | Updated: 12/3/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Samsung Techwin cameras, domes, recorders and Ethernet switches within its IP network video surveillance range, have been approved for use within Network Rail infrastructure.

The issuing of the PADS Certificate of Acceptance follows a process during which the Samsung Techwin video surveillance products were evaluated and comprehensively tested to ensure that they are reliable, fit for purpose and comply with Network Rail's demanding standards in respect of safety.

“This is a significant landmark for Samsung Techwin as PADS approval means that consultants, system designers and specifiers can include our products in their proposals and be confident that they will be acceptable to Network Rail's project managers,” said Simon Shawley, Director, Northern Europe for the Security Solutions division of Samsung Techwin Europe. “The rail sector offers considerable new business opportunities for installers and systems integrators and we are therefore understandably very pleased that we can now offer high performance video surveillance solutions which, as well as being robust and reliable, will meet the safety requirements of security projects within the Network Rail infrastructure.”

Among the products approved are Samsung Techwin's ‘open platform' WiseNetIII high definition megapixel cameras. These offer users the freedom to choose the perfect combination of edge based video analytics and video management software (VMS) which best matches the requirements of individual projects.

The PADS Certificate of Acceptance issued by Network Rail also provides approval for a number of Samsung Techwin analogue cameras and DVRs.

APEC safeguards security with Dahua IP megapixel solution

APEC safeguards security with Dahua IP megapixel solution

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

Dahua Technology, a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of video surveillance products headquartered in Hangzhou, China, successfully secured the China World Summit Wing and China National Convention Centrein Beijing with its megapixel IP solution during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting.

The 22nd APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting was held in Beijing from 10th November to 11th 2014 under the theme of "Shaping the Future through Asia-Pacific Partnership". Eleven leaders or representatives from APEC economies attended the meeting. APEC is an important opportunity that allows for such goals, especially with nations that have a close physical proximity and economic importance to China.

It is the highest level security project after the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA). Dahua has the honor to provide the most advanced product and solution to complete support the whole APEC meeting inside out security.

Dahua 2-megapixel network speed domes (DH-SD-6C1220S-HN) provide real-time recording at high definitions with 1080P HD video output and maximum 150-meter IR distance, ensuring a wide visual range at night as well as other poor-lighting conditions; domes' ingress protection rating is up to IP66 which could against harsh weathers.

Dahua megapixel IP solution not only ensures the safety of the core area but also surrounding areas. In order to strengthen the security of key areas and get all in control, it is necessary to protect every corner. Furthermore, Dahua provides total solution with in-house management software whereas hotels, convention centers or even outdoor cameras could be managed 24-hour and deliver real-time surveillance to prevent from any potential danger. Dahua builds a whole management platform to monitor Tongzhou, Chengxi, Fengtai and other nearby prefectures as this platform could provide timely feedback of any suspicious and danger factors.

“We are proud to deliver our solution for such an important event like APEC,” said Tim Shen, Overseas Marketing Director at Dahua Technology. “Dahua accomplished this task as the APEC successfully hosted and proved once again that Dahua's IP solution can meet high-level security, providing high definition quality and reliable stability. Projects like this require extremely high and rigid level of products. Based on this success in China, having total solutions becomes a cutting edge for a company to differentiate itself from others. Therefore, Dahua dedicates to technology innovation, enabling to provide more added values, better service and solutions for customers.”

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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