I-PRO America is one year into existence as a stand-alone company.
One of the top suppliers of cutting-edge video surveillance solutions is i-PRO America, formerly known as Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Corp. of America. The company has a rich history dating back to the early 1950s when its parent company, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (now known as Panasonic Corporation), began producing security cameras in Japan.
With the production of a variety of top-notch cameras and accompanying equipment, Panasonic has established itself as a pioneer in the video surveillance sector over the years. The business introduced its i-PRO line of cameras and solutions in 2007, with the intention of offering sophisticated video surveillance capabilities to a variety of markets and clients.
In 2022, Panasonic rebranded and spun-off its security division to reflect its focus on advanced security solutions. In the USA, I-PRO Americas Inc., reflects the company’s commitment to providing innovative, cutting-edge video surveillance technology to customers across the Americas. As of 2023, I-PRO America is one year into existence as a stand-alone company. (Happy Birthday i-PRO.)
The company is being led by Bill Brennan, President of i-PRO Americas, to become one of the top suppliers of video surveillance cameras and systems in the nation. A variety of industries, including retail, transportation, banking, education, and more, employ the company’s products.
i-PRO America continues to lead in many areas, including product innovation, quality, and customer service, despite growing competition in the video surveillance market from significant rivals like Hanwha, Sony, Bosch, and Axis Communications. Looking ahead, it is obvious that the company will continue to play a pioneering role in the creation of cutting-edge video surveillance technology, offering consumers throughout the Americas and beyond the innovative solutions they require to be safe and secure.
i-PRO America distinguishes itself in another area by offering security cameras that are NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) compatible. On December 28, 2021, the most recent NDAA, was signed into law. It includes various provisions pertaining to the use of video surveillance cameras.
For the physical security industry, the NDAA reflects growing worries about the use of state-sponsored Chinese surveillance technologies by governmental and law enforcement organizations. A crucial step in ensuring that these technologies are used responsibly is the creation of a task force to examine how the DoD and its contractors use surveillance technology.
i-PRO America complies with the NDAA, in part, because their products are produced in Japan, but also because they contain no HiSilicon chipsets which are banned as part of act. i-PRO has created its firmware to be very resistant to cybersecurity threats since it also takes cybersecurity very seriously. I-PRO’s Will Knehr demonstrated at a recent ISC West meeting -using widely accessible open source tools- how to find surveillance cameras out on the Internet, identify the model, find known security vulnerabilities of such cameras, discover login credentials, and hack into such security cameras all in less than 30 minutes. Knehr discussed the measures i-PRO takes to shield its cameras from such vulnerabilities. i-PRO is one of the few camera vendors that offers FIPS 102-4 Level 3 certified models. FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) is a U.S. government cryptographic standard developed by NIST (National Institue of Standards and Technology) This standard is consistently upgraded to provide the highest level of cybersecurity protection for network devices.
The i-PRO camera line’s integration of the VideoInsight VMS (which the business purchased in 2015) and the Active Guard video analytics search capabilities are two more major advantages. The i-PRO camera and deep learning technology enable users to swiftly search for vehicles or persons of interest based on attribute data.
The requirement for expensive analysis servers is removed by these edge analytic capabilities. i-PRO cameras with Active Guard analytics can provide an RTSP stream of the video and the related alert metadata. These analytics include persons detection, gender, hair color, beard, spectacles, and other traits. With the purchase of the i-PRO camera, the majority of the video analytics, such as vehicle recognition and scene change (such as when a retail shelf is devoid of a product), are included at no extra cost.
i-PRO anticipates that the physical security sector will evolve as a key source of data for the business intelligence and operational intelligence industries delivering actionable insights through AI-based video analysis. i-PRO along with its partners is focused on providing businesses with analytics tools to measure the customer experiences and operational efficiencies in a way could easily pay for the cameras.
The recently released NU-300 is a lighter, smaller unit created for contemporary video surveillance management. The former Panasonic, now i-PRO, has been widely utilized as excellent NVR (Network Video Recorder) equipment. i-PRO has introduced 96 new camera models in the past 12 months and has maintained its position as the market leader in terms of product functionality and innovation.
If you haven’t recently looked at i-PRO products, you owe it to yourself to do so and learn about the competitive, NDAA-compliant solutions the company is introducing to the market.
i-PRO advanced sensing technologies in the fields of Intelligent Surveillance, Public Safety and Industrial/Medical Imaging. Established in 2019, i-PRO was built on a legacy of over 60 years of innovation with Panasonic. The company’s products, software and services extend human senses to capture moments of truth with innovations that inform and protect. visit: i-pro.com
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