Bosch releases video security iPad app for remote access to HD video surveillance
Source: Bosch Security Systems
Bosch redefines HD surveillance with the introduction of its new “Video Security” iPad app. The app supports the access even at limited bandwidth internet connections by using dynamic transcoding technology. With this additional remote functionality Bosch is the first provider of such an instant access solution for HD video surveillance. The combination of app and hardware solution enables a unique user experience.
The app allows connecting to any H.264 SD/HD camera from Bosch via the dynamic transcoding technology using a transcoder unit. It is configured to give complete control of all cameras, including panning, tilting, zoom and focus functions from PTZ cameras from Bosch. Moreover, it supports forensic search by VCA for object protection based on object entering field, line crossing and any motion within selected time period. Having found an event or a point of interest, pausing the replay causes instant detail enhancement to present the full HD image in its original recording quality.
One of the key benefits of the app is the continuous synchronizing of available bandwidth and image quality so that the user always gets the best image quality that the available internet connection can provide.
The app further features full playback functionality with intuitive jog-dial controls and a timeline with integrated alarm list and thumbnail preview. In order to process with the captured material the app allows to send video snapshots via email or to save them to the photo library. Furthermore, video clips can be exported to FTP servers or Dropbox cloud based storage solution. To meet the highest security standards, the app provides the user with a password protection and features a secure SSL connection between app and transcoder.
Currently, the Video Security app requires a Bosch VideoJet XTC transcoder or a VideoJet X20/X40 XF encoder with firmware 5.60 or better. Future updates are in planning to support more Bosch video-over-IP products.