March Networks introduces world's first self-contained, HDR surveillance camera for banking ATMs

March Networks introduces world's first self-contained, HDR surveillance camera for banking ATMs

March Networks, a provider of intelligent IP video solutions used by more than 450 financial customers worldwide, is pleased to introduce the MegaPX ATM camera. The MegaPX ATM camera is the industry's first self-contained, covert IP camera with high dynamic range (HDR) image clarity. Purpose-built for easy installation in leading automated teller machines (ATMs), the camera captures highly-detailed video in all lighting conditions, enabling banking investigators and law enforcement to clearly identify faces and other distinguishing features. It is ONVIF Profile S compliant and can be deployed seamlessly to provide the high-quality ATM video evidence many financial institutions are seeking to fill a gap in their complete banking surveillance solution.

The MegaPX ATM camera combines HDR and exceptional low-light performance to capture clear video in high-contrast lighting, such as the direct sunlight and near-dark conditions ATM vestibules and drive-thrus experience at different times of the day. 

"With ATM card data theft at the highest rate seen in two decades in the United States alone*, banking organizations are relying more heavily than ever on IP video technologies that can provide clear video evidence to accelerate investigations," said Net Payne, Chief Marketing Officer of March Networks. "This new camera offers financial institutions a way to capture better video at ATMs and advances an area of the banking surveillance ecosystem which, until now, has not kept pace with technology improvements."

The MegaPX ATM camera combines HDR and exceptional low-light performance to capture clear video in high-contrast lighting, such as the direct sunlight and near-dark conditions ATM vestibules and drive-thrus experience at different times of the day. Available with a 2.8 mm standard lens or 3.7 mm pinhole lens, the camera's wide field-of-view records ATM users from the waist up rather than just capturing faces to provide more comprehensive video evidence. In addition, an innovative feature auto-corrects images recorded behind the tinted glass enclosures present in many ATMs.

Distinct from other covert cameras with separate sensor units, the MegaPX ATM camera combines all components in a single housing measuring just 2.2 x 2.3 x 2.7 inches (5.6 x 5.8 x 7 cm). This unique, self-contained design speeds installation and eliminates typical cable wear and tear. To prevent the camera from shifting – a common issue caused by ATM doors being slammed during the daily cash vaulting process – the MegaPX ATM Camera offers a choice of two mounting brackets that lock firmly into place. The robust locking mechanism ensures that the camera's desired field of view is maintained and that images are not cut off or lost altogether. The feature also saves financial institutions and their systems integrators valuable time and expense by eliminating continual service calls for onsite camera adjustments.

Making service calls even faster and more convenient, each MegaPX ATM camera comes with a unique QR code that technicians can scan with their mobile device using March Networks' free GURU Smartphone application. GURU automates typically time-consuming tasks such as determining a camera's serial number, verifying its warranty status and completing online return forms. The app also connects systems integrators with how-to video tutorials, product manuals, and convenient troubleshooting tools to help them work more efficiently and resolve camera issues onsite.

* Source: Credit scoring and analytics firm FICO, as reported by the Wall Street Journal, May 2015.



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