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360 Vision Technology’s established Invictus PTZ cameras enlisted to protect Super Bowl LIII

Super Bowl LIII was safeguarded by 360 Vision Technology’s ruggedised Hybrid Invictus PTZ cameras. These were deployed as part of Security Centres International’s high-performance Mobile Advanced Safety Tower (MAST) rapid deployment camera solution.

In all, ten MAST units were deployed in various areas surrounding the brand new, state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Stadium and State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

With over one million fans expected to focus on the Super Bowl and the ten-day Fan Festival, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) was keen to complement the existing CCTV networks around the ground as well as mass transit point footfall areas, such as bus and rail stations.

Stuart Bostock, executive group president at Security Centres International, explained: “Featuring world-class HD surveillance imaging, leading-edge design, robustness, zero infrastructure requirements and seamless VMS integration, MAST is the only product of its kind that would readily integrate into the existing CCTV infrastructure. Additionally, MAST benefits from a significantly smaller footprint than similar trailer-based, stand-alone surveillance systems.”

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Bostock went on to comment: “MAST has been developed to answer the need for a more sophisticated and flexible surveillance system for infrastructure and public space safety, including large crowd gatherings. MAST combines a rapidly deployable unit with some of the most advanced safety and surveillance technology available. This is why we selected 360 Vision Technology’s Invictus camera for its core imaging technology.”

Mark Rees, managing director of 360 Vision Technology, added: “360 Vision Technology’s Invictus is a high-performance, ruggedised all-in-one PTZ camera with Full 1080P HD and ultra low-light camera technology, making it the perfect choice for off-grid temporary/rapid deployment mobile surveillance rigs such as MAST. Additionally, Invictus’ low power consumption greatly assists the longevity of critical battery power when deployed in the field, extending MAST’s operational performance for deployment in more remote applications.”

Rees concluded: “The Invictus camera’s unparalleled mix of competitive cost and advanced Predator low-light camera imaging technology makes it the perfect imaging component for the innovative MAST system.”

The use of the MAST units integrated to the existing fixed camera points during Super Bowl LIII week proved a huge success with HD images transmitted to the MARTA Emergency Operations Centre via a mobile network. Thanks to the high quality of the images received, system operators were able to identify and tackle a number of incidents, including a vehicle theft.

Additionally, the images were also used to predict areas of dense footfall, tackle crowd control safety issues and manage general Health and Safety concerns.

The deployment of the Invictus-based camera system at Super Bowl LIII proved such a success that plans are already in place for deployment at other large-scale US sporting events (including the NCAA Final Four Basketball Championship in 2020) and also for city centre deployment across Atlanta.

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Optimum multifaceted CCTV solution for ultra-high security introduced by EyeLynx

A modular integrated CCTV solution with wireless 4G router, multi-camera and recorder has hit the market with the aim of installations for ultra-high security sectors.

Pharos Optimus from software security expert EyeLynx allows up to four configurable devices to be mounted on a mast, meaning that site security operators can deploy the perfect combination of day, night and infrared cameras, lighting, detection and audio technologies on a single PTZ unit.

Highly robust to repel extremes of temperature, moisture and corrosive chemicals, Pharos Optimus models can cope with marine applications and other harsh environments such as industrial chemical plants and the desert.

EyeLynx, which is part of the perimeter protection group Zaun, expects the top end of its Pharos range to sell well to energy infrastructure operators, such as oil, gas, electricity and nuclear networks across Europe and the Middle East.

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Optimus is deployed with configurable modules including Full HD 1080p and VGA thermal cameras, ANPR, visible or infrared LEDs and amplified horn speakers. Adaptive LED lighting controls brightness in response to ambient light levels.

Also available is a combined IR/white light LED module capable of illuminating subjects over 100 metres away.

Evidence gathering for prosecutions

CEO Jay Patel explained: “Optimus offers the greatest protection against crime and vandalism at a fraction of the price of security guarding, and also gathers vital HD video evidence for prosecution in the event of a security breach. Site security operators can detect threats early with advanced sensors such as RADAR, on-fence acoustic cable and video analytics integrated with SharpView.”

EyeLynx’s Pharos system is said to be the only true rapid deployment HD surveillance system on the market with Edge Recording Cluster (ERC) capability to incorporate an intelligent recorder, management software and wireless communications all in the same unit.

Cameras record HD 24/7. Whenever the perimeter is compromised or a potential intruder approaches too close to the site perimeter, Pharos will send a snapshot alert to the Control Room for visual verification using Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G or ADSL (or even to assigned personal mobile devices, such as the police or the nearest member of security staff to the breach).

SharpView integrates with access control, fire and intruder alarms and facial recognition systems to further enhance safety and security at multi-site facilities.

Precise movements at full zoom

Optimus incorporates a micro-stepping motor with no wearing parts ensuring smooth silent movement and zero backlash, while a speed range of 10,000:1 delivers precise movements even at full zoom.

EyeLynx has also unveiled an innovative mounting bracket for its Pharos pole-mounted devices complete with anti-tamper and anti-theft enhancements.

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End users urged to “experience the power and flexibility of the new Vista Q server”

Vista has announced the release of Q, the four-channel server which comes pre-loaded with four qulu licences.

The Q server brings the power and flexibility of qulu video management software to smaller installations. It supports up to four IP cameras and includes 2 Tb of onboard storage.

As your security needs grow, Q can easily be clustered with other Q devices and servers on the network to form part of a larger system.

Coupled with qulu’s 2.4.1 update, Q may be configured to prioritise failover for up to eight additional cameras in order to protect your most important recordings.

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Designed to allow easy accessibility and simple set up, it helps businesses reduce their total cost of ownership while continuing to provide the same qulu experience.

The 1 Gb of RAM allows 4 x 1080p real-time images to be displayed on the qulu client without affecting the recording performance. Separate, dedicated storage for the Linux OS ensures all 2 Tb of the HDD goes towards the storage of images.

Key features are as follows:

  • Experience qulu on smaller systems: Q comes with four pre-loaded qulu licenses, which is ideal for smaller systems
  • Ultimate scalability: Q can be clustered easily to form part of a larger system as your security needs grow
  • Distributed architecture: reduce the potential of a single point of failure
  • True embedded NVR: powered by an ARM Cortex A7 processor for ultimate power and flexibility
  • Compact dimensions: discreet size and quiet operation ensures suitability for commercial applications

Gary Rowden, divisions director for product management and business development at Vista, commented: “Vista’s qulu VMS has brought a whole new level of interactivity to the interrogation of live and recorded video. Q has been developed specifically to allow smaller systems to benefit from this without compromising costs. Thanks to the distributed architecture, the potential of a single point of failure can be significantly reduced, subsequently ensuring that recordings are kept safe.”

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Hikvision’s Easy IP Solution set to offer “more advanced features” for end users in SMBs

Hikvision is expanding its Easy IP Solution family of cameras and NVRs in a continued quest to make CCTV surveillance “easier, quicker and smarter”. The Easy IP range now includes more advanced features, such as 4 Megapixel ultra-high resolution, 120 dB WDR and H.264+ optimised Smart codec, etc, all of which willo assist SMBs.

The new Easy IP Solution makes installation easy and secure for all end users. The PoE-equipped NVRs mean that the need for a separate power supply to each camera is eliminated, while the inclusion of the 4 Megapixel panoramic fisheye camera allows the entire coverage of a store or office rather than having to deploy several fixed cameras.

The recessed-mount dome cameras also enable installers to simply use existing downlight installations. Cameras with motorised lenses and PTZ functionality eliminate the need for post-installation camera and lens direction positioning.

The Hikvision Easy IP Solution product range

The Hikvision Easy IP Solution product range

As well as PoE meaning that just a single Ethernet cable is required for each camera, the Easy IP Solution includes a complete range of Wi-Fi cameras and NVRs featuring auto-detection, auto-connection and easy access.

At the same time, the PoE NVRs automatically allocate an IP address to each camera when connected, in turn completely removing any potential delays with configuring IP address forwarding and saving time in larger installations.

Easy storage

Featuring on-board storage on many of the cameras, Hikvision’s Easy IP Solution also offers high compression efficiency codecs to reduce the burden placed on the transmission and storage elements of the system. This is particularly significant for HD IP systems where bandwidth and storage costs can be a major concern. A standard H.264 camera with Full HD 1080p resolution and one month of recording can result in about 1.2 Tb of space being consumed.

The Hikvision H.264+ optimised Smart codec technology helps to reduce storage consumption by up to two-thirds, with Full HD 1080p resolution for one month consuming just 462 Gb.

All Hikvision Easy IP Solution cameras support the EZVIZ Cloud – P2P service, which enables remote access from your smart phone. This means you can view the live video and recorded video files from your house, store, office or enterprise anytime and anywhere.

EZVIZ also includes intelligent alarm support so that any intrusion or emergency events can be precisely recognised and resolved.

The Easy IP Solution’s range of indoor and outdoor cameras is designed to meet a wide variety of needs and includes bullet, dome, panoramic, cube and PTZ styles. For instance, the 1 Megapixel and 2 Megapixel mini cameras with their on-board storage capability will be well suited to smaller business installations, while the 4 Megapixel ultra-HD units with H.264+ Smart codecs ensure high quality 1080p resolution images during the day and night.

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Evve Surveillance develops specialist LR325K longe-range Full HD surveillance cameras

Evve Surveillance has released the LR325K, an ultra long-range Full HD 1080P surveillance camera designed for use in environments requiring exceptional image clarity over long distances. Typical applications will involve ports, borders, Critical National Infrastructure and Safe City projects as well as military bases.

The LR325K can detect the presence of objects at 35 km, recognise them in terms of category at 15 km and Identify them at 5 km using The Johnson Criteria. The Johnson Criteria were developed by the US Military for evidential surveillance and are now used as a performance benchmark for civilian and military optical surveillance capability.

Created in-house by the company’s own R&D team, the LR325K delivers “outstanding” HD-SDI colour image clarity based on a 120x optical zoom lens. In-camera processing exploits corrective modes to optimise performance in adverse conditions such as fog and mist.

A premium IR cut filter specially developed for the product optimises night-time and low-light performance.

Evve Surveillance's LR325K camera

Evve Surveillance’s LR325K camera

The camera’s optional laser IR illuminator extends capability even further, allowing full 24-hour operation in all lighting conditions. Use of the camera can therefore be offered in covert or semi-covert formats for military applications in battlefield terrain containing potentially hostile parties.

If deployment must be completely covert for fear of reprisal, Evve Surveillance offers EMCCD and SWIR versions.

Dedicated pan/tilt head developed

Evve Surveillance has augmented the optical capabilities of the camera by developing a dedicated pan/tilt head with anti-backlash gearing, variable speed and high resolution pre-set recall for absolute positioning to +/-0.015 degrees (an “exceptional level of accuracy” not found in commercial off-the-shelf pan and tilt units).

This assists operators at border perimeters where the camera must regularly observe checkpoints or known points of vulnerability that might be 40 km distant. An error of one or two degrees can mean missing such a target so accurate pre-set recall is a vital feature.

The LR325K incorporates an overview camera which is essential for the operator since it allows colleagues to help by giving general spatial awareness and co-ordinates such as the location of the small distant target in relation to a large landmark. Any operator with experience of using highly-focused optical equipment across long distances on land or at sea and in harbour environments will immediately appreciate the potential assistance offered by this mode of working.

Every aspect of the LR325K has been developed to maximise end user benefits. The design is modular in three main elements meaning the weight of individual modules (at under 20 kg) is manageable for rapid deployment in the field and for air transport in a variety of civilian and military craft. The interconnected design also makes in-field support far easier than that which would be possible with other systems.

Intuitive joystick control allows the operator to track a target using a combination of the main camera and the overview camera. Evve Surveillance has invested heavily in the user interface to ensure that the operator can concentrate on the images being seen rather than control of the system.

Multiple cooling systems

Designed to operate in extreme environments and climates, the LR325K has multiple cooling systems to stabilise temperatures within the enclosures at day or night.

The LR325K is produced in HD-SDI, analogue and IP versions. It’s available to order now and can be custom-painted to suit any environment or application. The range will soon be extended to offer short wavelength IR (SWIR) and electron-multiplying (EMCCD) sensor versions.

An OEM package is also available for system Integrators as well as a bespoke modification service for special applications and projects.

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End users urged to “energise” CCTV solutions with Xeno’s new Nitro range

Xeno has announced that it can now offer customers full HD resolution over standard RG59 coax at ranges of 300 metres thanks to the company’s new Nitro range of cameras and DVRs.

The range brings “superb” 1080P image quality to the end user at an “extremely cost-effective” price point. Available options include eyeball, bullet and vandal-resistant dome cameras, as well as 4, 8 and 16-channel DVRs.

In order to allow integrators a seamless transition to the Nitro range, the DVRs operate in exactly the same way as the XDR960 range with no additional training required.

The same Central Management Software can be used to connect to these and also the range of Xeno IP NVRS. The Nitro range affords integrators “the perfect opportunity” to upgrade their existing analogue customers to Full HD resolution.

Xeno product manager Bob Forehand told Risk UK: “Nitro allows integrators to offer their customers the advantages of Full HD resolution, but without the complexity of IP networking. In addition, they can use any existing coax cabling. thereby keeping costs to a minimum and simplifying the overall upgrade process.”

Forehand went on to comment: “As these cameras are dual format AHD and 960H, integrators only need to stock one type of camera to be able to service both old and new installations. This is an extremely exciting development in the analogue world and offers end users a cost-effective upgrade path to Full HD.”

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Axis Communications expands HDTV PTZ dome IP camera options with competitively priced entry-level models

The new entry-level IP camera models in Axis Communications’ P55 Series offer HDTV image quality, improved light sensitivity and increased video analytics performance. Following the product launches of Axis P56, Axis Q61 and Axis V59 PTZ dome network cameras earlier this year, the company has now updated its entire mid-range and high-end portfolio of pan, tilt and zoom network cameras.

Axis P5514 and Axis P5515 are indoor cameras suitable for monitoring auditoriums, shopping centres and hotel reception areas. Axis P5514-E and Axis P5515-E are outdoor versions, perfect for the surveillance of small outdoor areas such as school courtyards and car parks.

“Axis P55 has been appreciated by customers for its dependability at an attractive price point,” said Erik Frännlid, the company’s director of product management. “The new camera models afford enhanced performance while still being offered at pretty aggressive prices. Together with our recent product launches – the AxisQ61 Series for mission-critical applications, Axis P56 Series for demanding mid-range installations and the Axis V59 Series for live streaming and web casting – they demonstrate our commitment to providing end users with the market’s widest range of PTZ cameras.”

The Axis P55 Series dome camera

The Axis P55 Series dome camera

Axis P5514 is ideal for indoor video surveillance applications such as small industries, shopping centres and hotel receptions. It’s an HDTV 720p camera with 12x optical zoom and with IP51 protection against dust ingress.

The Axis P5515 model offers the same zoom performance and dust protection but also features HDTV 1080p resolution for even more image detail.

Axis P5514-E is an IP66-protected outdoor camera that’s resistant to water, wind and snow. Its HDTV 720p resolution and 12x zoom makes it perfect for monitoring small outdoor areas such as school courtyards, car parks and car dealerships.

The HDTV 1080p version, designated Axis P5515-E, offers a higher resolution as well as 12x zoom and IP66 protection, in turn making it resilient against conditions experienced within tough environments.

Compared to previous generations of the cameras, the new Axis Communications P55 network camera models provide increased analytics performance. Built-in intelligent functionalities include audio detection and Advanced Gatekeeper, allowing the cameras to detect an object in a specified area and zoom in on it.

Given their support for Axis Communications’ Camera Application Platform, other video analytics applications may be easily downloaded to the cameras.

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