ISCON Imaging, INC., a manufacturer of patented infrared (IR) imaging screening systems, has unveiled its new FocusScan® handheld imager for targeted personnel scanning. FocusScan is the first-ever IR-based handheld imaging technology purpose-built for use in loss prevention, security enhancement, and asset protection.
PureTech Systems Inc., a leading manufacturer of geospatial video analytic software, announced that it has integrated its PureActiv geospatial surveillance solution with General Dynamics Global Imaging Technology’s line of VZ-series mid- to long-range cooled electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) multi-sensor camera systems.
Propelled by a new executive management team and significant investment in product development, Scallop Imaging has positioned itself for further innovation to boost its role as a pioneering force in imaging technology. Boston-based Scallop Imaging, which first conceived its core “distributed imaging” technology in 2006, has invested significant resources in personnel, assets, and research and […]
Sony will showcase how Vision Presenter could be adopted into control rooms and incident rooms for security, safety, and many other applications. It will also be introducing 4K technology and its content collaboration solution, Vision Presenter. The company will also demonstrate its continuing innovation in the video security sector as it announced the latest addition […]
ImmerVision, the inventor of the 360° panomorph lens and worldwide expert in immersive optical and imaging technology, announced that six video surveillance vendors including Axxon, Brickcom, FUJIFILM Europe, Genetec, Milestone, and ONSSI have received ImmerVision Enables Awards at ISC West 2014. With six distinct categories this year, the new ImmerVision Enables Awards aim to recognize […]
By : Alison Reid Submitted 2014-03-05 01:10:02 There is really no need to justify the requirement of a security camera. The ones that have the best security systems installed in their homes and offices have security cameras installed as part of these systems. It is one thing being aware of a security system in place and a completely different feeling of security when you can see the action through a security camera. And one shouldn’t just be satisfied with security cameras being installed inside their homes and offices. Today a night vision surveillance camera or an outdoor dome camera is as important. A night vision surveillance camera can be of many types but its primary function is to capture videos outside your home or office even at night. During the daytime such a camera functions like a standard high definition camera but it comes onto its own at night and offers this additional functionality. Night vision as a concept is not new and the first nighttime pictures were captured by Richard Maddox way back in 1871. Today a night vision surveillance camera uses an image intensifier to capture images in low light and in some cases, no light. Even when the light is minimum the lens can focus the photons (light in this case) on the photocathode of the image intensifier. This releases the electrons from the cathode. The electrons are accelerated by an electric field and their speed is increased. There is a microchannel plate with […]
Modern video safety surveillance has to be able to observe locations with poor lighting conditions which are prone to vandalism. The new FLEXIDOME IP corner 9000 MP camera from Bosch specifically addresses these requirements, making it particularly suitable for such critical areas: bus stations, care facilities, and hospitals. By supplying usable, clear video images even in completely dark surroundings, the camera enables video surveillance to act as a truly preventive component in the safety of public traffic users and patients. Safety personal will gain a much higher situational awareness and thus will be able to intervene at an early stage. Critical areas, such as waiting rooms, are prone to vandalism, which is often aimed at the surveillance equipment itself. While the fundamental problem may be poor lighting conditions or even complete darkness, it is still necessary to cover the entire area with a minimum number of cameras, while providing extra illumination as well as resistance to vandalism or tampering. Addressing these needs, the FLEXIDOME IP corner 9000 MP camera features high-resolution, wide-angle optics for maximum detail and image usability, as well as a wide-angle fisheye lens for covering every corner. Furthermore, in order to supply additional illumination as needed, integrated active infrared LEDs maintain video clarity even in complete darkness. Thanks to its rugged and non-grip design, the camera is extremely difficult to tamper with. Finally, it is equipped with the latest Content Based Imaging Technology, which lowers bandwidth consumption and thus storage costs by up to 50% by […]
Editor’s note: This is part two in a two-part series on video surveillance trends from the perspective of several industry experts. Part one examines overall industry trends, the continued migration to IP and how companies are continuing to provide support to the large existing base of analog device users. Part two delves into the progression of high-resolution imaging technology, developments at the edge and the future of video recording. Over the past several years, it seems as though there has been an arms race within the video surveillance industry when it comes to high-resolution cameras. Just a few years ago, only a handful of vendors offered cameras with high-megapixel imaging capabilities. Now HD resolution is the norm and some companies offer cameras that provide users with as much as 40 megapixels of resolution. There have also been great advancements over the last several years at the edge. Functions such as storage and analytics that could once only be performed on the server side are now being done within the cameras themselves. Has the market settled on a sweet spot for image resolution? What kind of impact will advancements in edge capabilities and onboard storage have on camera R&D over the next several years? Here’s what several experts had to say at the ASIS show this week in Chicago. SIW: Has the industry settled on how much resolution is needed for given applications or are we going to continue to see higher and higher megapixels in the years to come? […]
Editor’s note: This is part one in a two-part series on video surveillance trends from the perspective of several industry experts. Part one examines overall industry trends, the continued migration to IP and how companies are continuing to provide support to the large existing base of analog device users. Part two will delve into the progression of high-resolution imaging technology, developments at the edge and the future of video recording. Over the past decade, there has been a seismic shift in the evolution of video surveillance. What was once a relatively simple configuration of coaxial cable running from cameras to closed circuit television monitors and VCRs has been revolutionized by network connectivity and ever-increasing image processing power. The result has been the transformation of what once considered a “dumb” security sensor into an “intelligent” device that provides security managers with actionable data they can use to mitigate risks and more thoroughly investigate incidents after the fact. This is embodied in the multitude of video analytic capabilities offered by today’s video products at both the software and hardware levels. It can also be seen in the wide variety of high-resolution cameras that are currently available in the marketplace. Despite these technological advances and the tipping point for IP video equipment sales (at least in terms of revenues) being close at hand , the fact remains that analog still makes up the majority of camera installations and will remain a large part of the market for the foreseeable future. With that […]