Bosch Video Surveillance Cameras(141)
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 720, HD, Digital (DSP), 0.002 lux, CS mount, 24 V AC / 12 V DC, Motion Activated, Wide Dynamic Range, 1020 x 596, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/50 [1/60] ~ 1/100000, > 54, Internal, Line Lock, PAL, Zoom, Composite video 1 Vpp, 75 ohm, 330 mA, 58 x 66 x 122, 600, -20 ~ +55 C (-4 ~ +131 F), 20 ~ 93Add to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 720, Digital (DSP), Infrared, Auto Iris, 0 lux, 24 V AC / 12 V DC, Motion Activated, 2.8 ~ 12, Bracket, Wide Dynamic Range, 1020 x 596, Back Light Compensation, White Balance, 1/50 ~ 1/10,000, > 50, Internal, Line Lock, PAL, Composite video 1 Vpp, 75 ohm, 430 mA, 70 x 120, 960, -30 ~ +50 C (-22 ~ +122 F), IP66, IK08, 20 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 520, Digital (DSP), Infrared, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 0.0 lux, 12 V DC / 24 V AC , 4 ~ 8, 768 x 494, 0.45, 1/60 ~ 1/100,000, 48, NTSC, Composite video 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohm, 700 mA, 60 x 145, 560, -30 ~ +55, IP67Add to Compare
The new Dinion Infrared Imager from Bosch overcomes all the challenges posed by critical infrastructure surveillance. Capable of providing up to 160m (525ft) of detection level surveillance and 120m (390ft) of classification level surveillance in total darkness at night, the camera is ideal for installation along a fenceline or perimeter. All Dinion Infrared Imager cameras are tested to DCRI standard surveillance levels - Detection, Classification, Recognition and Identification of target - to ensure reliable performance at the stated distances. Unrivalled image qualityPoor lighting conditions can prevent effective 24/7 perimeter surveillance. The Dinion Infrared Imager combines 2X-Dynamic technology for 20-bit processing and wide dynamic range with our advanced infrared technology in a single, robust outdoor unit to deliver unmatched image quality night and day. Our innovative 3D Diffuser infrared technology balances scene foreground and background for perfectly evenly illuminated night-time images. Unique Constant Light technology automatically compensates for naturally-occurring LED degradation to ensure a consistent level of lighting performance for the life of the camera. New Variable Field Illumination reduces installation time and delivers total flexibility, by allowing you to easily adjust IR intensity and beam patterns on-site. Easy installationA quick connect system between the camera and mount makes it quick and easy to install. The camera can be fully configured without exposure to the elements, an integrated on-screen display with remote capabilities provides a single interface for controlling most infrared and camera functions. Advanced intelligenceNeed help detecting loitering, line crossing and other potential threats? Embedded Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA) processes video signals and alerts operators to potential security threats, allowing the camera to function as a reliable, automated fence-line detection appliance. Install and forgetThe unit is rated to IP67 and NEMA4X for corrosion resistance and tested to desert solar radiation conditions, shock and vibration. It is designed to stay securely in place even through hurricane-force winds. The Dinion Infrared Imager overcomes all the challenges posed by perimeter, border and general monitoring surveillance at critical infrastructure sites to deliver round-the-clock protection you can rely on. //Add to Compare
1/2 inch, True Day / Night, 540 TVL, Digital (DSP), C/CS mount, 12 V DC, Motion Activated, 752 x 582, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/50 [1/60] ~ 1/10000, > 50, Internal, Line Lock, HV-lock and Genlock (Burst lock) selectable, PAL, Composite video 1 Vpp, 75 ohm, 350 mA, 58 x 66 x 122, 450, -20 ~ +55 C (-4 ~ +131 F), 20 ~ 93Add to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 720, Digital (DSP), 12 V DC, Motion Activated, Wide Dynamic Range, 1020 x 596 , Back Light Compensation, 1/50 ~ 1/10,000 , > 50, Internal, PAL, Compact, Composite video 1 Vpp, 75 ohm, 1.2 W, 109 x 65 x 47, 96, -20 ~ +45 C (-4 ~ +113 F), 20 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 720, Digital (DSP), Auto Iris, 0.02 lux, 24 V AC / 12 V DC, Motion Activated, 2.8 ~ 12, Bracket, Wide Dynamic Range, 1020 x 596, Back Light Compensation, White Balance, 1/50 ~ 1/10,000, > 50, Internal, Line Lock, PAL, Composite video 1 Vpp, 75 ohm, 190 mA, 70 x 120, 960, -30 ~ +50 C (-22 ~ +122 F), IP66, IK08, 20 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 720, Digital (DSP), Infrared, 0 lux, 12 V DC, 3.6, Bracket, Wide Dynamic Range, 1020 x 596 (PAL), 1020 x 508 (NTSC), 1/50 ~ 1/10,000 (PAL), 1/60 ~ 1/10,000 (NTSC), > 50, Internal, NTSC/PAL, Composite video 1 Vpp, 75 ohm, 370 mA, 59 x 85, 540, -30 ~ +50 C (-22 ~ +122 F), IP66, IK08, 20 ~ 90Add to Compare
1/3 inch, True Day / Night, 540, Digital (DSP), Infrared, 0.0060 lux, 12 ~ 24 V AC, 12 ~ 24V DC, Motion Activated, 5 - 50, Bracket, Wide Dynamic Range, 752 x 582, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/50 [1/60] ~ 1/100000, > 50, Internal, Line Lock, HV-lock and Genlock, PAL, Composite video 1 Vpp, 75 ohm, 381 x 114 x 114, 12,900, -50 ~ +60 C (-58 ~ 140 F), IP67, 0 ~ 98Add to Compare
DINION is a completely new camera family from Bosch Security Systems (formerly Philips CSI) that provides superb pictures right out of the box at very attractive prices. Combining smart operation functions to reduce installation time with performance features: NightSense - automatically switches to higher sensitivity at night Auto-black - boosts contrast in low visibility or fog Colour fidelity - improves colour reproduction Lens Wizard - automatically detects lens type and optimizes performance Fully compatible with most other video equipment New stylish shape for an ultra-modern look On-screen menu for easy set-up Available pre-configured for outdoor/indoor use for faster installation Other - backlight compensation, colour temperature tuning and auto-aperture correction Available in a choice of 4 colour and 4 mono versions in high or standard resolution, operating from 220 /110V AC or 12/24VDC for maximum flexibility. The DINION range is backed by a comprehensive 3-year warranty.Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Monochrome, 570, Digital (DSP), Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 0.072 lux, C/CS mount, 12 V DC / 24 V AC, 2.8 ~ 12, 752 x 582, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, 1/50 ~ 1/500,000, 50, Internal, Line-lock, CCIR/EIA, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohm, 4 W, 58 x 66 x 122, 450, -20 ~ +50, 5 ~ 93Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Monochrome, 480, Digital (DSP), Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 0.0031 lux, C/CS mount, 12 ~ 28 V AC, 2.8 ~ 60, 752 x 582, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, 1/50 ~ 1/500,000, >50, Internal / Line-lock, CCIR/EIA, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohm, 4 W, 58 x 66 x 122, 450, -20 ~ +50, up to 98Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Monochrome, 570, Digital (DSP), Infrared, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 0.02 lux, C/CS mount, 12 V DC / 24 V AC, 2.8 ~ 12, 752 x 582, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, 1/50 ~ 1/500,000, 50, Line-lock, EIA/CCIR, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohm, 4 W, 58 x 66 x 122, 450, -20 ~ +50, 5 ~ 93Add to Compare
The first Dinion cameras from Bosch set a new benchmark for high picture quality and ease of set-up. The new DinionXF cameras surpass even that by delivering even higher picture quality and more detail – thanks to its 15 bit video processing.Other features include: Fast automatic set-up for easy installation Optional Bosch ‘Bilinx’ system allows remote set-up over the video coax cable – with no extra wiring required Higher sensitivity and sharper images More detail in both the high-light and low-light areas Built-in global scene change detector automatically adjusts to changing light conditions (switching on security lights etc, sun etc) Lens wizard automatically detects the lens type for quick automatic set-up and accurate focus 24 hours a day Monochrome or colour versions with extra NightSense for enhanced night viewing Video motion detection using 4 independently programmable areas Alarms displayed on-screen or used to activate alarm outputs Up to 3 programmable operating modes with easy switching between them – e.g. for day, night or alarm conditions Programmable backlight compensation handles even the most difficult lighting conditionsAdd to Compare
Bosch Dinion XF cameras the first to use true 15 bit video processing for higher image quality. They not only capture the full dynamic range of the scene but also adapt intelligently to poor changing or conditions.Features include: Low light capability down to 0.018 lux High resolution of 768 x 492 pixels Up to 1 km cable lengths for long runs without video amplifiers NightSense boosts sensitivity in low light Motion Detection with 4 selectable areas SensUp and Dynamic Noise Reduction maintains high image quality under adverse condition Lens Wizard for automatic set-upAdd to Compare
A new, highly informative demonstration CD on CCTV camera innovation is now available from Bosch Security Systems. Essential for both dealers and end-users, the CD provides comprehensive information on all aspects of camera requirements, installation and usage. The CD begins with a short introduction on the increasing importance of CCTV and how more and more organizations rely on secure and efficient surveillance. It continues with a non-technical overview of the company's key camera ranges and their various applications, and includes product documentation as well as a download of a Configuration Tool for Imaging Devices. Dynamic video clips illustrate the main product features/benefits, and examples of applications of traffic, city centers, banks and dark scenes are clearly and attractively presented. Connectivity to control devices – an important aspect of camera innovation - is also briefly explained. Documentation includes data sheets, installation manuals and application notes. The entire program, available in English, is easy to navigate. The CD is aimed at installers, dealers and end-users in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It can be obtained from the Bosch website www.boschsecurity.comby clicking on the appropriate region and country, then on 'Free Camera CD' and completing the order form. Comprehensive CCTV camera information for dealers and end-users Easy-to-navigate chapters covering all aspects of camera surveillance Non-technical overview of camera ranges for convenience of choice Full product literature and Configuration Tool for Imaging DevicesAdd to Compare
At IFSEC 2005, Bosch Security Systems displayed two new Day/Night versions of its high-performance, 15-bit DSP DinionXF range. For round-the-clock surveillance, the DinionXF Day/Night versions feature a built-in infrared filter for daylight surveillance that automatically moves from in front of the lens when the light level falls below a present value (at night infrared is the most useful region of the electromagnetic spectrum for imaging). For night-time surveillance, the camera also automatically switches to monochrome mode to increase sensitivity. The DinionXF Day/Night versions have built-in, through-the-lens infrared metering and detection that prevent reversion to daylight mode if the camera is illuminated by an infrared source at night. The IR filter can also be switched manually via the alarm input, through the camera menu or via the Bilinx coaxial bi-directional control interface. The new cameras also feature SensUp that dramatically enhances the effective sensitivity by decoupling image accumulation from the video output and by increasing accumulation time on the CCD up to ten times. Bosch’s SensUp works with continuous shutter speed adjustment for the smoothest possible video level control. SensUp is most effective where the only light is from the moon, stars and scattered radiation. Enhanced night-time imaging guarantees round-the-clock surveillance Lens Wizard automatically detects lens type and sets focus for 24-hour cycle Video Motion Detection allows selection of four fully programmable areas XF-Dynamic feature extends dynamic range for outstanding image quality CCD imaging and DSP technologies enable best possible sensitivityAdd to Compare
Bosch Security Systems has won the NSCA’s 2005 Innovations in Technology award in the Security/Fire/Life Safety category. Bosch was one of only three finalists and won the award for the highly innovative mechanically-switchable IR filter featured in its high-performance LTC 0495 and LTC 0620 DinionXF Digital CCD Day/Night Cameras. The IR filter, which is automatically removed when the light level falls below a preset value, ensures the highest image quality, even under poor lighting conditions, day or night. For night-time surveillance, the camera also automatically switches to monochrome mode to increase sensitivity.The advanced technology of the 1/3-inch LTC 0495 and LTC 0620 Digital CCD Day/Night Cameras guarantees around-the clock surveillance, making the camera ideal for high-security areas including public utilities, prisons, and banks, as well as for situations where identification and image detail are critical, such as in retail stores. Over 100 companies entered products for consideration in this year’s Innovations in Technology Award Program, held at the Systems Integration Expo, Orlando, FL. Finalists were selected by a panel of judges, and then voted on by Expo attendees to determine the winner of each category.The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) is the leading non-profit association representing the commercial electronic systems industry, and has more than 2,500 member companies worldwide.Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Monochrome, 380, Digital (DSP), Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 0.1 lux, C/CS mount, 12 V DC / 24 V AC, 2.8 ~ 12, 512 x 582, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, 1/50 ~ 1/500,000, 50, Line-lock, PAL/NTSC, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohm, 4 W, 58 x 66 x 122, 450, -20 ~ +50, 5 ~ 93Add to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 330, Digital (DSP), 1.6 @ F1.2 lux, CS mount, 12 ~ 28 V AC, 11.5 ~ 36 V DC, 512 x 582, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/60 ~ 1/100,000, 48, Line-Lock, PAL, Mini, Composite video 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms, 2 W, 73.7 x 71.1 x 51, 230, -10 ~ +45, 0 ~ 95Add to Compare
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This year has brought about changes in virtually every sector. As with other frontline industries, the security sector has been tested more than those able to move entirely to remote working. While the promise of a vaccine means an end is in sight, the post-COVID era will not bring with it a return to the ‘normal’ we knew before the pandemic. Organizations have adapted, becoming more resilient and agile and this will have lasting effects. The coming months will continue to be testing. The tiered system will see the precautions in place fluctuate with the situation. Initial lockdown period At the same time, a gradual return to normal as the vaccine is rolled out will require adaptive measures. The security sector will be at the heart of keeping people safe throughout this process. The initial lockdown period and the first wave of panic buying might seem like a lifetime ago. However, the introduction of the second lockdown in November was accompanied by another wave of stockpiling despite organizations trying to reassure their customers. It is uncertainty that breeds anxiety, and we continue to see this as the restrictions fluctuate across the country. The tier system depends upon a number of factors: case detection rate, how quickly case numbers are rising or falling, positive COVID-19 test numbers in the general population, pressure on the NHS in that region, and local context and exceptional circumstances. Social distancing measures For the sector to meet demand, technology will be needed to work alongside the manned guarding role While travel is allowed in all tiers if necessary for work, government advice still recommends that those able to work from home should do so. This means that throughout the country, many buildings will remain empty or at minimal capacity for some time to come. Security risks vary with the restrictions in each area. Although shops are largely open, tier three still requires the closure of many premises. Vacant premises are more vulnerable to theft and damage, meaning officers and security technology remain in higher demand than usual. As more premises are allowed to open, the need for officers to implement social distancing measures increases, stretching the sector like never before. For the sector to meet demand, technology will be needed to work alongside the manned guarding role. Temperature checking devices It will continue to be important in providing security when officers cannot be present in person through CCTV and sensors. But it will also be integrated into the manned guarding role to streamline processes. We are already seeing the start of this as many officers are using handheld temperature checking devices to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We’ll also see temperature scanners installed into buildings to allow security guards to focus on other priorities. Those businesses that are open will need to continue to adapt to the changing regulations in the coming months. Christmas is a busy period that stretches the retail sector. Unpredictability results in heightened stress levels and makes it more difficult for people to reliably take in and recall information. Security officers are a key first point of contact both to enforce measures and reassure anxious staff and members of the public. Enforcing one-Way systems Security staff will need to keep members of the public safe and prevent disruption Some shops are enforcing one-way systems and limiting the number of customers allowed inside. Over Christmas, many more may choose to do so. Security officers will be responsible for ensuring these precautions are followed. With the heightened pressure of the festive period, it can be hard to predict how members of the public will respond to officers enforcing measures. Security staff will need to keep members of the public safe and prevent disruption. Doing so will require tact and empathy in dealing with customers. Within shops, too, officers will be tasked with ensuring social distancing and other measures are followed effectively. Doing so, they must work closely with clients to understand what protocols are in place and how to handle a breach. They must also be able to enact discretion. For example, clients may not take issue with protocols being broken momentarily or accidentally. Extensive government guidance There is extensive government guidance on the precautions that should be taken on various premises. They include the introduction of one-way systems and limiting building capacity. Measures such as one-way systems may be broken by those that don’t notice or don’t care. Officers must be able to judge what responses are appropriate while maintaining a calm and reassuring presence. The security officer role has long been moving toward a more front of house position as, for many visitors to a building, they are the first point of contact. The pandemic has accelerated this trend. Working on the frontline of the pandemic, officers have had to play a more multifaceted role than ever before. Officers still act as deterrents and manage security issues, but they must also use empathy and strong communication skills to inform and reassure customers and staff onsite. Adapting to new technology They will need to be able to learn quickly on the job and adapt to new technology and practices Being able to demonstrate this flexibility and to read a situation and react appropriately will be some of the skills most in demand in the industry in the future. Officers will need to build close working relationships with clients. In addition, many will have new roles, such as taking temperatures with handheld devices. They will need to be able to learn quickly on the job and adapt to new technology and practices. Technology, too, will be more important. If the global pandemic has driven any point home, it is that we cannot always see or sense threats. Data-Driven insights Temperature checks and occupancy sensors will be the norm in protecting from COVID, while security technology and data-driven insights will continue to grow in popularity. The security sector specializes in adapting to the unexpected and the threatening. It continues to demonstrate incredible value through the pandemic. While the coming months will undoubtedly be trying, the sector is adapting. Lessons have been learned from the pandemic that will affect business globally. Security specialists are taking these on and creating a stronger and more effective industry.
For decades, the nature of global safety has been evolving. From physical security threats like large-scale terrorist attacks and lone actor stabbings to chemical threats such as the Salisbury poisonings and even microbiological threats such as COVID-19, new challenges are constantly arising and the threat landscape we operate in today is constantly changing. Compounding the complexity of the security issues is the complexity and nature of attacks. With the economic downturn, there is the traditional rise in theft, violence and other crimes. Compound this with unmanned businesses and work-at-home staff, and there is a perfect storm for a rise in security threats. Artificial intelligence (AI) and specifically the branch of AI known as machine learning (ML), was already causing widespread disruption in many industries, including the security industry. AI has been a driving force to replace labor-based business models with integrated data and actionable intelligence that is context-aware. It has become apparent that AI will play a big part in the ongoing fight against both pandemics such as COVID-19, as well as other threats that we may face in the future. With all of this in mind, 2021 is poised to be a big year for AI growth. While AI is going to continue to impact our lives in dozens of ways, from smart sensors to face mask compliance detection, the following reflects a few top trends and challenges that I have my eye on for 2021 as we close out this year. The rise of smart city investments One such example is the increasing development of smart cities and how AI can be leveraged to build safe communities. To date, we’ve seen an increase in the number of smart city programmes around the globe; cities that are beginning to deploy innovative technologies for the management and ease of life services. Compounding the complexity of the security issues is the complexity and nature of attacks Typical development of a city includes standard infrastructure - roads, schools, power, water, transportation. Now, internet, data and AI capabilities are part of the standard infrastructure requirements for all new developments. AI promises to deliver increased efficiencies with the infrastructure that will accommodate growing populations while reducing our impact on the environment, resources, and communities. Global cities now account for more than half of the world’s population, and the United Nations projects the number to balloon to 68% by mid-century. Owing to both demographic shifts and overall population growth, that means that around 2.5 billion people could be added to urban areas by the middle of the century, predicts the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). With an increase in population has come an increase in global spending on smart city initiatives to drive down the impact of growing urban concentration. Global spending on smart city initiatives is expected to total nearly $124 billion this year, an increase of 18.9% over 2019, according to IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Smart Cities Spending Guide, while Singapore, Tokyo, London and New York as the big spenders - expected to spend more than $1 billion in 2020. Using AI-driven technology to create safer public and private spaces Today, security solutions driven by AI are being developed and can be covertly deployed across a range of physical environments to protect the population in a more efficient, and accurate manner. As we look ahead to the future of public safety, it’s clear that new AI technology can dramatically improve the effectiveness of today’s physical security space. One such deployment is the use of video object recognition/computer vision software that can be integrated into existing video monitoring security (VMS) systems. These enhanced VMS systems can be deployed both inside and outside of buildings to identify risks and flag threats, such weapons, aggressive behaviours, theft, and safety compliance. This helps to minimize the impact of a breach by an early alert to onsite security in real-time to the location and nature of the potential threat, allowing them to intervene before a loss occurs. These same AI-enabled video solutions can similarly be used to provide advanced business operations in retail, logistics, and manufacturing organizations. Multi-sensor security solutions Also, targeted magnetic and radar sensor technologies, concealed in everyday objects like planter boxes or inside walls, can now scan individuals and bags entering a building for concealed threat objects. Using AI/machine learning, these two sensor solutions combined can identify metal content on the body and bag and match the item to a catalog of threat items, such as guns, rifles, knives and bombs. Security solutions driven by AI are being developed and can be covertly deployed across a range of physical environments Without this advanced multi-sensor solution, it becomes nearly impossible to discover a weapon on a person's body before it appears in an assailant’s hands. This multi-sensor solution allows for touchless, unobtrusive access to a building, but allows for immediate notification to onsite security when a concealed threat is detected. The hidden technology thus empowers security staff to intercept threats before they evolve into a wider scale attack, while also maintaining the privacy and civil liberties of the public, unless, of course, they are carrying a concealed weapon or pose a physical threat. With the advent of sophisticated surveillance and technological innovation, a level of caution must be exerted. Despite the ongoing global debate, there remains little regulation about the use of AI technologies in today’s physical security space. One thing is certain; it must be deployed in the right place, at the right time, with the right privacy and civil liberty protection objectives. People don’t want to be protected by omnipresent, obstructive and overbearing security systems that infringe on their privacy and civil liberties. They want a proper balance between security and their current way of life, one that must be fused together. Technology and tracing COVID-19 Machine learning-based technologies are playing a substantial role in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Traditionally, the key purpose of surveillance systems has been to detect and deter threats, including the detection of visible and hidden weapons and abnormal behavior. While this, of course, remains a primary focus, today we are seeing how surveillance systems defend against new invisible threats, as well as rapidly automate the process of contact-tracing to capture and contain a virus before it spreads. Again, the ability to track and trace through parsing algorithms that can manage through enormous amounts of data provides a highly scalable and rapid response mechanism to control the spread of threats. AI has demonstrated potential for identifying those displaying symptoms of infectious diseases, without requiring physical human contact Although the threat may not be visible, it is just as destructive. By incorporating AI into existing technologies, government, healthcare and security professionals can monitor public spaces and environments through the combined use of digital and thermal video surveillance cameras and video management systems); just one of the solutions being explored. AI has demonstrated potential for identifying those displaying symptoms of infectious diseases, without requiring physical human contact. By Using AI-powered video analytic software, businesses can monitor face masks, social distancing and large gathering compliance and also detect elevated body temperature. Critically, technology must be capable of both identifying and tracking the virus but also be unobtrusive. An unobtrusive system that is adaptable enough to be deployed across a range of environments where the public gathers in enclosed spaces is necessary to be effective. Security in 2021 Technology has proven itself to be a valuable ally in times of crisis. For smart cities, the use of innovative AI/machine learning technologies will help optimize security solutions in areas that are brimming with potential. As we look ahead to the future of security in a world that is impacted by such a wide range of threats, from physical to chemical to microbiological, it’s clear that new technologies, specifically AI can dramatically improve the effectiveness of security systems and help us to better defend against a wide spectrum of threats. Technology has a huge role to play in making our communities safe in 2021 and beyond, but for security systems to be effective, they must not be oppressive or obstructive. This will ensure they have the full support of the public - the key to success.
It's a very common purchase for people to seek a smart security camera to remotely link them to their home while at work. Now the emphasis has shifted, with a lot more people working from home, business owners should consider a surveillance device to deter would-be thieves, protecting valuable equipment crucial for businesses to operate successfully. A robust security camera setup can aid existing security staff, and give business owners peace of mind out of hours. According to a recent report, police forces are having to carry out extra night patrols in empty city and town centers, as burglars target shops, pubs and other commercial premises during the pandemic. During these unprecedented times, investing in a video security system can save you and your business money – and in more than one way. In addition to preventing loss of property from inside, surveillance cameras also prevent acts of theft and vandalism by outside individuals However, technology, improved cellphone connectivity, apps, and cloud technologies has changed the security market and made it easy for anyone to set up a surveillance ecosystem with easy installation and constant round the clock, cloud monitoring. Plus, you can access footage from anywhere in the world via devices and apps – just in case you have to skip the country! The best cameras for SMBs Most good cameras have the much same functionality: excellent video and audio capabilities, remote access and programming, motion and sound detection, and the ability to capture still or video images and audio and save the data to the Cloud. But the burning question is, when you're trying to find a need in a haystack, what will work best for a small to medium sized business? A robust security camera setup can aid existing security staff, and give business owners peace of mind out of hours Now you can buy cameras that come packed with features such as integrated night vision, 1080p resolution, microSD card slot for local recording, two-way audio functionality as well as the latest latest 128bit encryption. They also have wide-angle lenses allowing users to see more of their office with a single camera, and some come with free, intelligent AI-Based motion detection. The AI gives users more choices on what is captured by the camera and when they should be alerted. Users can specify what types of motion they would like to detect, such as an intruder as opposed to a dog, an object crossing a defined boundary or into a specific area. They can also define multiple zones, alerting them immediately when movement is detected in particular areas. Easy installation is crucial These security cameras should also be easy enough to install and use that you don't need to fork out for expensive expert installation, and many can work with existing CCTV and CCTV DVR systems you may already have set-up. Many of the business security cameras are Wi-Fi enabled and come with their own apps, so you can view footage on your smartphone or tablet, no matter where you are in the world. It means you don't need to pay for a security team to watch the footage at all times (though if you can afford it, that won't hurt), and you can store your videos locally with an NVR on a HD, in the cloud with mydlink or do both with a hybrid NVR/cloud recorder. The apps use Rich Notifications which send a push notification with snapshot to the mobile device the moment activity is detected. Users can react immediately without the need to log into the app by accessing the camera’s live view or calling one of two pre-assigned contacts with a single tap. Any motion-triggered recordings can be saved in the cloud, or locally on a microSD card. Indoor, Outdoor or both? Indoor cameras can be smaller, more lightweight and are usually less intrusive than bulkier outdoor cameras The primary distinction between indoor and outdoor security cameras is the types of external factors each camera has to be able to withstand. While both types of cameras usually come in similar styles and with comparable features, outdoor cameras need to be able to contend with all types of weather and varying light conditions. Outdoor cameras are also more vulnerable to being tampered with, so they are typically made of more durable materials, like metal, and may be heavier or even housed in a casing in order to discourage easy removal. Indoor cameras can be smaller, more lightweight and are usually less intrusive than bulkier outdoor cameras. Both indoor and outdoor cameras utilize features like infrared, allowing for clear pictures in low light conditions and easy transitions when there is a sudden change in light-changing automatically from color images in bright light to black and white when it gets darker. When doing your research, features to look out for include: Wide angle lens for optimum room view or full view of the front of your property Full HD 1080p at 30fps ONVIF compatible - Open Network Video Interface Forum - The forum aims to standardize how IP products within the video surveillance industry communicate with each other. Night vision - look at length of the night vision - 5m is about right Your options will depend on your budget and specific needs, but the above features are a great start when you come to buy.
Bosch Security Systems has released version 4.8 of its Building Integration System (BIS) which offers safe, touchless access control solutions to curb the spread of viruses like Covid-19. Secure access control solution BIS 4.8 supports biometric and mobile device authentication and provides building managers enhanced integration of fire panels and intrusion panels to ensure the security of buildings. The global COVID-19 pandemic has caused building operators to rethink their access control solutions In light of the global COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, building operators need to rethink their access control solutions. Instead of systems that require physical touch and thereby increase the risk of virus transmission, contactless solutions that still meet the highest security guidelines are preferable. BIS 4.8, Building Integration System In response to these requirements, BIS 4.8 expands on the trusted features and benefits of version 4.7 to now work with three different touchless solutions that safeguard personal health: Face recognition - BIS 4.8 has been redesigned to work with the face recognition solution from Idemia. The face recognition device obtains a biometric scan from a safe distance and matches facial features with credentials in an encrypted database. Doors and gates open via the BIS Access Engine and the Bosch Access Modular Controller (AMC2). Touchless fingerprint readers - Integrated with Idemia’s Morphowave reader, BIS 4.8 controls access via a touchless fingerprint scan. A simple wave of the hand in front of the touchless sensor triggers a 3D scan of four fingers. Access rights are confirmed within less than one second by the system's fingerprint database for a clean and highly secure solution. Access via mobile phones - In conjunction with the mobile access control solutions from STid and HID, BIS 4.8 allows users to use their mobile phone instead of a card for access at the secure reader. For STid’s Mobile ID, the method requires a STid reader, while a Bosch Lectus secure reader works with HID’s Mobile Access solution. Users only need to install an app to verify access rights and use the safe, wireless technology. Aside from facilitating contactless access, all three solutions are also intuitive, quick and convenient compared to keycards and similar methods as there is no need to carry an access card or remember a password in order to gain entry to a building or area. Seamless fire and intrusion panel integration Combining BIS 4.8 with Bosch B and G Series intrusion panels unlock a new level of convenience Combining BIS 4.8 with Bosch B and G Series intrusion panels or MAP 5000 panels unlocks a new level of convenience. Users require only one authorization badge to control two systems. Disarming areas of the intrusion system and granting access can be realized with the same badge on the same reader, without entering a PIN code for easy, one-step authorization. Improved flexibility and efficiency With the introduction of version 4.8, BIS continues to unify the management of multiple security and safety domains and maximize flexibility for key customer requirements. New features include: Integration of the latest Bosch Avenar 2000 and 8000 fire panels and peripherals, along with command and control via BIS, with devices and status shown on maps, and events managed more intuitively via an alarm list. User authorization for Bosch B and G Series intrusion panels are managed directly within BIS for up to 2,000 users on as many as 25 intrusion panels, instead of handling authorizations separately on each of the 25 panels. Central overview of all existing access and B and G Series intrusion authorisations for the complete installation within one system. With these updates, BIS 4.8 helps operators meet the health and safety demands of the new reality without compromising on functionality and security. As a centralized platform for operational building management, the new version of BIS offers greater convenience, flexibility, and efficiency.
ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions completed the integration of their Aperio® wireless lock technology with the Connect ONE® cloud-hosted management platform from Connected Technologies, Monument, Colo. Connect ONE manages all connected customer devices, including wireless and hardwired locks, access control, intrusion, video surveillance, critical environmental monitoring and energy management from a single interface. “We’re excited to present this integration with industry leading ASSA ABLOY Aperio wireless devices to Connect ONE dealers,” said Mike Simon, Managing Partner of Connected Technologies. Global wireless platform “Now, dealers can easily expand their services to more doors and offer new protection possibilities that save installation time and money. In addition, the Aperio/Connect ONE integration works with popular Bosch, DMP, ELK and Honeywell Vista panels so they can be up and running with new specs quickly.” The Aperio integration offers Connect ONE customers an easy way to connect additional wireless locks to new and existing installations. Aperio is a global wireless platform that works with extensive locking hardware options from ASSA ABLOY Group brands, offering the flexibility to address a variety of applications throughout any facility. The platform uses wireless communication (IEEE 802.15.4) between the lock and an Aperio hub to provide real-time communication to the access control system, simplifying installation and reducing costs. Encrypted wireless connection The integration also allows for a mapped hardwired relay output to initiate an auxiliary control upon access Aperio wireless locks map directly to the intrusion areas for an immediate armed status review to deny access when armed and can also disarm intrusion with proper authority upon granted access at the lock. Since the wireless locks are highly integrated with the control panel, user permissions are applied exactly the same for hardwired readers, allowing for a mix of wireless and hardwired reader/locks without additional set-up complexity. The integration also allows for a mapped hardwired relay output to initiate an auxiliary control upon access and a relay output to control an external door opener. Aperio locks use an encrypted wireless connection to an Aperio IP hub; each hub can communicate to a maximum of 64 locks. Highly flexible solution “Connect ONE offers a simple, scalable solution that complements the Aperio offering perfectly,” stated Mark Duato, Executive Vice President, Aftermarket, ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions Americas. “This integration will offer dealers and end-users a highly flexible solution for comprehensive access management.” Connect One’s ScanPass® Mobile Credential smartphone control is also supported with the integration, eliminating the need for card or fob credentials. Dealers can contact ASSA ABLOY to become certified to offer Aperio locks, which come in a variety of form factors and can be purchased through ASSA ABLOY Authorized Channel Partners.
One of the largest public train operators in the United Kingdom, Southeastern Rail Network, now relies on a smart video security solution from Bosch Security Systems to secure twelve train depots, including five unmanned locations, against theft and intrusion. The fully digital video surveillance system presents a significant upgrade to the British train operating company, which provides train services between London, Kent and parts of East Sussex and transports 6, 40,000 passengers each weekday on its 392 trains. built-in Intelligent Video Analytics Powered by cameras featuring built-in Intelligent Video Analytics, the solution was installed and configured to the specific requirements at the train depots by Bosch integration partner, Taylor Technology Systems Ltd., over the course of six months. Video security system relies on machine learning algorithms to automatically sound alarms on security threats Fully operational at all twelve locations, the video security system relies on machine learning algorithms to automatically sound alarms on security threats, such as intruders and perimeter breaches. Beyond security applications, the system also tracks important metadata on the arrival times of trains, while also monitoring deliveries at the train depots, among other AI-assisted functions that it carries out. IP-based cameras with Starlight technology The cameras portfolio installed across the twelve depots replaces an analog legacy solution with IP-based security cameras from the Flexidome, Dinion, and Autodome product lines of Bosch Security Systems. These smart cameras include Bosch’s Intelligent Video Analytics capabilities as a built-in feature, ensuring that the most relevant video data can be precisely applied to the requirements of the train depots. Because night-time security and surveillance is critical, especially at the five unmanned train depots on the network, the Bosch cameras rely on Starlight technology to provide full intelligent analytics at night and in low light levels. The Starlight technology supports color filtering down to a light level of only 0.0077 lux, so as to deliver detailed monochrome images where other cameras show no image at all, and guard against intruders and unauthorized entry around the clock. Featuring digital ‘trip wire’ to counter false alarms Highly resilient against false alarms, the smart cameras can detect movement at the perimeters of the train depots using a digital ‘trip wire’. In case of a security breach, the system alerts Southeastern Rail Network’s watch personnel, who can view live camera footage, as well as recordings of incidents for heightened situational awareness and total perimeter security. Instead of relying on the pre-configured capabilities, such as vehicle tracking and more, security personnel can also use the built-in camera trainer function to ‘teach’ new functionality, such as detecting certain types of objects or situations. Remote video recordings storage with Divar recorders Recordings from the depots are safely stored and managed remotely with Divar recorders in encrypted format As an integral part of this end-to-end Bosch security solution, recordings from the depots are safely stored and managed remotely, using Divar all-in-one recorders in encrypted format. When looking at the bigger picture, the video security solution adopted by Southeastern Rail Network is part of an industry-wide evolution from cameras as mere video capturing devices to smart sensors capable of collecting rich metadata. Insights beyond security This metadata unlocks unique insights beyond security, including video analytics at the train depots that support applications such as monitoring deliveries to onsite buildings, providing access to personnel and logging the arrival and departure times of incoming trains. The system thereby not only ensures that all train depots remain fully guarded and protected 24/7 against criminal access, but also provides a data-based foundation to keep efficiency gains and cost savings on track in the long run.
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