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Future-facing cameras with a focus on detail

Future-facing cameras with a focus on detail
The Bosch FLEXIDOME IP starlight 8000i fixed dome cameras were developed to streamline the video security process by taking a more intelligent, user-friendly approach.
Bosch believes in working simpler by working smarter. Now, our dedication to pushing the boundaries of technology is typified by the launch of the FLEXIDOME IP starlight 8000i fixed dome cameras, developed to streamline the video security process by taking a more intelligent, user-friendly approach. This category-changing concept in video security simplifies the entire process and, as a result, saves up to 75 percent of the time traditionally taken to get a camera operational.

These future-facing cameras offer a supreme level of convenience via their remote commissioning functionality. By using a smart device, together with the Project Assistant app, the pan, tilt, roll and zoom (PTRZ) function can set the required field of view without having to touch the camera or lens, making the inconvenient task of repeatedly climbing ladders a thing of the past. Settings can also be adapted at any stage beyond the initial setup, making it quick and convenient to adjust the field of view in the event of changing requirements, e.g., new workplace layouts.

Best-suited for the worst weather

The new FLEXIDOME IP starlight 8000i range is undoubtedly smart, yet surprisingly resistant to the elements. With a dust tight and water resistance of IP66, vandal resistance of IK10+, an operating temperature range of -50 to +60 degrees Celsius, and a dual-layer coating to provide protection against corrosion they’re ideal for the most demanding outdoor applications.

Investing in cameras that are both smart and sturdy is clearly beneficial to business. But what’s equally important to businesses is the level of detail delivered by the cameras. Higher resolutions and frame rates, better light sensitivity and excellent dynamic ranges are essential when distinguishing individuals or objects for irrefutable evidence.

Challenging light conditions are more than matched by Bosch’s starlight technology, together with 1080p, 6 megapixel or the 4K Ultra HD resolution to provide exceptional detail even in extreme low-light situations.

Intuitive and responsive

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All FLEXIDOME IP starlight 8000i cameras feature built-in Intelligent Video Analytics. This addition helps to increase the accuracy of the security solution even further by intuitively distinguishing between genuine security events and known false triggers caused by challenging environmental conditions, so it’s ideal for mission-critical applications and providing automatic object detection over large distances, critical infrastructures, government buildings, border patrol, ship tracking and traffic monitoring. What’s more, this detailed analysis means users are only alerted to a situation when absolutely necessary.

However, there’s more to Intelligent Video Analytics than watching for intruders, because when the captured video data is interpreted in detail, it elevates the importance of these cameras far beyond the requirements of security alone.

The ability to see a potential business opportunity

Interpreting video data at the source also helps to monitor consumer patterns. Identifying "hot spots" in an airport’s shopping area, for example, can be used to position high margin products to increase sales, or identify possible bottlenecks in foot traffic to optimize traveler flow.

Of course, this level of analysis relies on image detail. With FLEXIDOME IP starlight 8000i fast-moving objects are easily captured with frame rates of up to 60 fps, while the High Dynamic Range is employed in areas with a high variance of dark and light.

The paintable covers and harmonized design of the FLEXIDOME IP starlight 8000i cameras makes them ideal for environments where performance must be matched by aesthetics and visual subtlety, such as airports or governmental buildings.

Cameras that capture the essence of simplicity

The setup of Bosch’s video analytics is incredibly straightforward. Users simply enter the height of the camera, then the video analytics calibrates itself based on information provided by the camera’s built-in gyro sensor.

All FLEXIDOME IP starlight 8000i cameras offer a unique installation concept consisting of three simple steps; installation of the mounting bracket, mounting of the cabling connections box, and attachment of the camera module. This ensures fast, easy installation without the risk of dirt and dust ingress since the camera module remains sealed throughout, while the "bubble" no longer needs to be detached because all lens positioning adjustments are motorized and can be done wirelessly.

Remember, installation is supported by the remote commissioning functionality and Bosch’s universal accessory concept, designed to meet the requirements for almost any camera installation.

The business benefits are clear

Bosch FLEXIDOME IP starlight 8000i products feature Intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction and intelligent streaming combined with H.265 video compression. This can reduce bitrate by up to 80 percent to keep video data manageable, while substantially reducing network strain and storage costs without compromising video quality. The FLEXIDOME IP starlight 8000i range also offers various sophisticated software and hardware measures, such as a built-in Trusted Platform Module, to maintain the security of vital video data.

The new FLEXIDOME IP starlight 8000i range delivers the best of both worlds; a future-proof security solution with excellent image quality, combined with time-saving installation and commissioning. The benefits for video security, data management and data security are clear from the outset.

For more information, please visit the Bosch website here

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