Panasonic has added two new infrared security PTZ cameras to the i-PRO Extreme series focusing on the quality of video surveillance at night. The two models, the WV-X6533LN with a 40x zoom, and the WV-S6532LN, with a 22x zoom, are designed to guarantee reliability and a low level of maintenance, thus reducing the total cost of ownership.
As part of outdoor surveillance, shooting sharp images in low light and long distance environments can be very difficult. This is where the two new infrared cameras come into play, capable of acquiring images in low light conditions.
Specifically, they are able to guarantee excellent visibility even at a distance of over 350 meters in environments without lighting (0 lux), improving visibility thanks to the combination of infrared and a new Auto Focus equipped with a visible light Cut Filter. In other words, the presence of multiple light sources in a frame is no longer a problem.
The sharpness of images even at long distances possible thanks to the use of a 40x zoom supported by an intelligent stabilization function that allows you to absorb vibrations and capture stable images even from a distance. The 30 degree elevation angle allows cameras to cover even sloping streets, tall buildings and more complex areas such as the most remote seats in a grandstand.
The camera lens also features Panasonic's Clear Sight hydrophilic coating, which hinders the accumulation of water drops or dust and the formation of spots. A new built-in defroster guarantees crystal clear images even in extreme weather conditions, preventing condensation or ice from obscuring the lens.
To ensure that CCTV footage is protected from unauthorized external access, the cameras are subjected to a vulnerability assessment and come with a Digicert certificate (formerly Symantec), which includes end-to-end data encryption and compliance. to CAVP FIPS140-2 without access via integrated backdoors.
In addition, to cope with the amount of data accumulated with the recordings, both models are equipped with a feature for the intelligent compression of the shots: they use H.265 compression and the new Panasonic Smart Coding technology to reduce the consumption of width bandwidth and storage requirements.
Specifically, Auto VIQS technology automatically distinguishes areas with and without movement and reduces the data volume of the latter. With the integrated Smart Facial Coding function, it is also possible to recognize and register faces with high resolution.
The two cameras are also provided free of license for Intelligent Video Motion Detection (i-VMD) thanks to which they can combine the deterrent function with intelligent function automation applications that send notifications when a predefined alarm is triggered or when required a surgery.
Specifically, the system can be used to define surveillance areas and identify predefined or anomalous behaviors: for example, the camera determines if someone enters, loses time or removes objects from a certain area, if a car travels in the wrong direction on a road to one way and proceed by sending a notification to the operator.
As we said, the i-PRO Extreme range of cameras has been designed and tested for use in extreme conditions, to guarantee a long useful life and thus reduce the total cost of ownership for users. Tests include dust, extreme temperatures, water, static electricity, vibrations and drops as well as vandal resistance in accordance with IK10. To further reduce replacement and maintenance costs, the IR-PTZ cameras are equipped with a motorized Pan / Tilt mechanism that promises a useful life four times longer than those that use a traditional transmission belt.
Finally, there is an accessory that can be purchased separately to enhance Panasonic's technology: it is the fiber optic media converter that can be integrated into the support bracket that offers all the advantages of a direct fiber optic connection for the cameras, while eliminating the vulnerability of an independent device installed next to the camera or nearby ground. Thus installation times are reduced, construction becomes simpler and there is no need to waste time selecting and evaluating individual converters.