360 Vision Technology, the UK CCTV designer and manufacturer, has released Predator Overview, a dual camera head, ruggedised Pan, Tilt and Zoom HD colour/mono camera system.
After customer feedback, the new Predator Overview features a Full HD 1080p wide angle Overview camera, with a separate 30x optical, Sony STARVIS Full HD ‘Zoom’ camera.
Suitable the makers say for live monitored public space surveillance applications such as town centres, container ports and transportation hubs, where an overview (of up to 90 degree field of view) of the incident/target area is desirable, the Predator Overview system’s 30x Zoom ‘Target’ camera supports the overview camera, being used to target and capture specific close-up scene evidence.
The product firm says it’s designed to free CCTV operators to focus on gathering critical ‘close-up’ video evidence, while capturing the wider view (or ‘overview’) of any related critical activities during an incident.
Knowing that the Overview camera is automatically gathering the ‘wider view’ video footage allows CCTV operators to maintain detailed close-up camera surveillance, without having to conform to their more traditional and restrictive monitoring practice of having to also zoom out of an incident in progress to capture a snapshot of the associated wider view. The new camera’s constant overview image increases the effectiveness of the CCTV monitoring the makers say by capturing related wider view activity in Full HD, such as assailant exit routes, associated Incident opportunism, or emergency services arrival at the scene. Hence, loss of essential wider scene evidential footage is avoided.
Supplying two simultaneous video streams up to 1080p (25/30fps), the Predator Overview camera performs in low light the firm says, delivering useable monochrome video images down to just 0.0008 lux, or enhanced monochrome imaging with onboard IR light, or colour monitoring assisted by onboard white light. The cameras are ONVIF ‘S’ compliant and SDK compatible, for easy system integration and control via popular VMS platforms.
The cameras come with a choice of Sirius dual LED IR or white light on-board options. Its ‘intelligent lighting control’ function controls the lights’ illumination intensity, automatically adjusting their light output to ensure the consistent supply of high quality images, under variable lighting. Optional camera head recording of both cameras via 128 or 256Gb on-board storage caters for, continuous, FTP Upload, network loos and/or alarm scheduled recording of essential video footage.
Mark Rees, Business Development Director at 360 Vision Technology, says: “We are always looking to capitalise on technical advantage to ensure our products offer the best possible performance and value. However, with Predator Overview, we’re also supplying a novel camera solution to meet a sharp-end customer need, fulfilling an operational requirement that will greatly enhance the effectiveness of public space surveillance control rooms and CCTV surveillance operators.”