Monday, February 28, 2011

AutoDome Junior HD Camera

The AutoDome Junior HD is a compact 360-degree PTZ camera that provides high-definition imaging for distinguishing fine features in a scene. Delivering crisp, detailed images, the AutoDome Junior HD is ideal for indoor areas in banks, retail stores, casinos, and government or commercial buildings where clear identification of people or objects is required.

The 1/2.5 inch progressive scan CMOS gives you 160x zoom (10x optical/16x digital) and 1080p or 720p resolutions. HD video delivers increased situational awareness with a 16:9 aspect ratio that maximizes the field of view without compromising image details. With more pixels per target object, it is easier to monitor monetary transactions, and identify and keep track of small, high-value objects, such as jewelry.

At nearly half the size of a traditional pan-tilt-zoom camera, the compact AutoDome Junior HD is ideal for discrete surveillance. Its rugged, vandal-resistant housing helps protect the camera from damage and theft, ensuring years of reliable operation in the toughest environments.

With multicasting, AutoDome Junior HD provides simultaneous streaming of high-quality video with differing frame rate and resolution settings for flexibility in system design. For example, you can select 1080p or 720p HD video for recording with H.264 compression and use a low-latency H.264 Baseline Profile stream for live viewing and PTZ control. Simultaneously, a lower resolution stream can be transmitted to a storage medium, while a JPEG image is sent to a hand-held device.

With the ability to stream at 720p at 50/60 (PAL/NTSC) frames per second, the AutoDome Junior HD delivers significantly smoother pan and tilt operation when compared with a PTZ camera that only streams 720p at 25/30 frames per seconds.

The camera also offers optional Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA) software to automatically process video signals and alert operators to potential security risks. The higher pixel densities captured by the AutoDome Junior HD enables optimized performance of IVA with improved detection for loitering, line crossing and other potential threats.

The camera conforms to the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) standard making it easy to integrate with other IP video equipment. For user-friendly operation, the camera supports up to 64 preset positions, one preset tour and one auto-pan mode.

For more information on the AutoDome Junior HD Camera, visit www.autodome.com

Monday, February 21, 2011

New HD Outdoor Dome Camera

The AutoDome 800 Series HD high-speed pan-tilt-zoom cameras provide 360-degrees of coverage, superior optical resolution and day/night functionality. They solve a range of surveillance challenges for traffic and transportation applications, industrial sites, government facilities and parking garages.

A 1/3 inch progressive scan CMOS sensor delivers 200x zoom (20x optical/10x digital) and HD imaging to make it easier to identify fine features in a scene, such as faces or license plates. 720p resolution at 60 images per second provides smooth, detailed video of fast moving objects. 1080p resolution at 30 images per second delivers six times the detail level of standard definition cameras, ensuring crisp video even when zoomed in digitally to extend the camera’s range. In addition, the 16:9 aspect ratio increases situational awareness by maximizing the field of view without compromising image clarity.

The AutoDome 800 Series HD Cameras include Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA) software that automatically processes video signals and alerts operators to potential security risks. The higher pixel densities captured by the cameras enable optimized performance of IVA with improved detection for loitering, perimeter breaches and other potential threats.

With quad-streaming, the AutoDome 800 Series HD Cameras feature simultaneous streaming of high-quality video with differing frame rate and resolution settings for flexibility in system design. For example, select 1080p or 720p HD video with H.264 Main Profile compression for live viewing and recording while sending JPEG images to a hand-held device.

For ease of use, 99 preset positions enable viewing of critical monitoring areas with the touch of a button. The cameras also allow 24 privacy masks to ensure sensitive areas cannot be seen.

The AutoDome 800 Series HD Cameras are designed to be simple to install. Pre-terminated, color-coded wiring and a quick connect system between the camera and mount make installation faster than other pan-tilt-zoom domes. The cameras also conform to the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) standard, making them easy to integrate with other IP video equipment, regardless of manufacturer.

The heavy-duty, tamper-resistant aluminum housing is rated to IP 66 to provide uncompromised functionality even in dusty and potentially wet environments.

For more information on the AutoDome 800 Series HD Cameras, visit www.autodome.com.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

SecurityInfoWatch Article on the CSI Effect

SecurityInfoWatch.com recently posted an article by Bosch's David Brent on the CSI Effect and how it is impacting our industry. Here's a quick excerpt:

The "CSI Effect," a very real phenomenon, is how the exaggerated portrayal of forensic science adversely affects jurors, criminals, and forensic science itself. Nested somewhere within forensic science now lies video surveillance, perceived as the magic bullet that solves hundreds of cases within minutes. By way of either mystical pixel magnification, or the likes of CBS' Criminal Minds' Penelope Garcia accessing any video system in the world and gathering the needed video within seconds, the recent portrayal of video surveillance has led to, in many cases, a very misinformed customer base with unrealistic expectations.

The CSI effect has also, in many ways, driven a change in our industry, as we see more movement from standard definition cameras, to megapixel and high definition cameras. The argument now rages on about what equipment to deploy so that you or your customer can be ready for that CSI moment.


The article then looks at a few of the factors in the deployment of surveillance systems that affect the quality of video and the ability of the user to find the video or evidence they need.

Read the article here: http://www.securityinfowatch.com/root+level/the-csi-effect-how-tv-changing-video-surveillance

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

ADT Video on IVA 3.5

ADT’s Integrated Systems Manager Anthony Duarte explains our Intelligent Video Analysis 3.5 offering in a short video. He details how IVA can alert operators to a variety of potential risks.

Watch the video at http://www.adtcommercialsecurity.com/commercial/video-analytics

Monday, February 14, 2011

New FlexiDome HD and Dinion HD Series Day/Night Cameras

With 720p resolution, excellent image quality and accurate color reproduction, the FlexiDome and Dinion HD Day/Night cameras provide the detail needed to distinguish fine features important for object recognition. The cameras produce more pixels per target object to make it is easier to monitor monetary transactions and identify facial characteristics. HD video also delivers increased situational awareness using a 16:9 image format that maximizes the field of view.

The cameras’ XF-dynamic technology analyzes images pixel-by-pixel to produce the most detailed view of scenes with difficult lighting, while Smart Backlight Compensation (BLC) optimizes light levels for objects of interest in scenes with a bright background. Smart BLC automatically analyzes images and enhances details to provide the best result, without the need for intervention. Day/night capability with infrared contrast also enables effective round-the-clock surveillance.

Hardware-enhanced models of the FlexiDome HD and Dinion HD Day/Night cameras offer optional Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA) software to automatically process video signals and alert on potential security risks. The higher pixel densities captured by the cameras enable optimized performance of IVA with improved detection for loitering, line crossing and other potential threats.

Quad-streaming gives you several options for viewing and recording high-quality video to help reduce bandwidth consumption. The cameras can simultaneously produce one JPEG and three H.264 streams with differing resolutions for flexibility in system design. Multicasting and Internet streaming are also supported.

Video can be sent directly to an iSCSI storage array without the need for additional software or recorded locally on a microSD card to provide increased reliability in the event of a network failure.

The cameras conform to the ONVIF standard, ensuring they integrate easily with third-party security solutions. A host of other features – including an intuitive user interface, six pre-programmed modes optimized for common applications, and a lens wizard to guide installers through back focus set up – enable faster installation.

FlexiDome HD Day/Night cameras are a complete system with a special megapixel lens that is designed to ensure true HD image performance. The high-impact enclosure is vandal-resistant, making it ideal for schools, banks, correctional and industrial facilities. Suitable for outdoor use, the cameras are also protected against water and dust to IP 66 or NEMA 4X standards.

For more information on the new FlexiDome HD and Dinion HD 720p Day/Night cameras, visit http://www.boschsecurity.us/en-us/Dinion_and_FlexiDome.

Friday, February 11, 2011

New Online Training Course for HD Video

A new online training course - Introduction to Bosch HD Solutions - is now available. Dealers and installers who have basic knowledge of video systems will benefit from this training module that provides information on choosing the right system - high definition, standard definition, megapixel or mix of cameras.

Take the training course at http://www.boschsecurity.us/en-us/service/training/hd

Thursday, February 10, 2011

HD Cameras Examined on IPVideoMarket.Info

IPVideoMarket.Info provides an overview of our new HD cameras. Here's a brief excerpt:

"From a specification standpoint, perhaps the most interesting aspect is the HD PTZs which support 1080p and a maximum zoom of 20x."


The full report is available to PRO Members only. If you're a PRO Member of IPVideoMarket.Info, you can read the full report here - http://ipvideomarket.info/updates/867#

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Security Systems News Covers the HD Video Portfolio Launch

Security Systems News interviewed product marketing manager Willem Ryan about our recent HD video portfolio launch. The article helps to explain why we're introducing an HD product line now, the benefits of HD video, as well as our commitment to delivering high-quality images in security surveillance.

Read the article here: http://www.securitysystemsnews.com/article/bosch-gets-hd

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

More Coverage Areas and New Touch Screen Keypad for the G Series Control Panels

The G Series Control Panels now allow you to program more areas and install more keypads per system. The powerful platform driving the integrated intrusion, fire and access control panels supports up to 32 areas, each with perimeter and interior partitioning.

Up to 16 supervised or 32 unsupervised keypads can be used with the upgraded D9412GV3 or D7412GV3 panels. Keypad options include the new D1265 Touch Screen device that features a simple menu, intuitive operation for novice users, and a bright color LCD screen for excellent visibility of system messages. Graphical buttons make it easy to enter data and commands, and an integrated on-screen help button accesses system instructions. The keypad’s sounder emits eight distinct warning tones and has an adjustable volume setting.

The D1265 keypad is easy to install with a self-locking base and chassis design that includes an integrated bubble level. These features help to reduce keypad mounting time. The keypad is compatible with the latest G Series Control Panels as well as with previously installed D9412GV2, D7412GV2 and D7212GV2 panels.

G Series Control Panels are trusted by thousands of schools, retail centers, financial institutions and other commercial properties. A flexible family of control panels, the G Series meets the specific intrusion, access control and fire system needs of virtually any facility configuration. They offer fast keypad responses, easy firmware updates and support for multiple communication paths.

For more information on the G Series Control Panels and the D1265 Touch Screen Keypad, visit http://www.boschsecurity.us/en-us/gseries.