Compare NDC-255-P with MIC500ALWUR14636P  (2)

 
Chip Inch Size
1/4
1/4
Colour Type
Colour
Colour
Resolution TVL
640 x 480
540
Sensitivity lux
1.0
0.01
Dome Type
Variable Focus
Continuous Rotation
Voltage
12 VDC, PoE
18 V AC
Focal length
2.8 ~ 10
4.1 ~ 73.8
Back Light Compensation
--
Auto Gain Control
--
White Balance
--
Electronic Shutter range
--
1/1 ~ 1/10,000
S/ N (Signal/ Noise) Ratio dB
--
50
Synchronisation
--
Internal/External
Signal Mode
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PAL/NTSC

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Bosch Rugged MIC Cameras Keep A Watchful Eye On Wildlife At The Scottish Seabird Center
Bosch Rugged MIC Cameras Keep A Watchful Eye On Wildlife At The Scottish Seabird Center

Bosch Security System's rugged, reliable MIC Series pan-tilt zoom cameras have weathered harsh environmental conditions for nearly a decade, giving visitors to Scottish Seabird Center (SSC) an insight into the otherwise inaccessible world of Scotland's coastal wildlife. Plymouth-based Outersight (UK) Ltd specialises in designing wildlife observation systems for remote and hazardous locations. Managing Director, Peter Barlow has been working with the SSC for more than 10 years and designed the center's surveillance infrastructure. The SSC is one of the most popular visitor attractions in Scotland, winning many awards, and is a world leader in the use of remote cameras to observe wildlife, which includes Sea Eagles, Gannets, Puffins and Gray Seals. Visitors to the center view footage on large screens and can actually move any of the 10 live cameras using a joystick, which controls the pan and tilt of the camera and can be used to zoom in and out. This ensures they are always looking at something they find interesting. All focus and iris functions are carried out automatically by the MIC Series cameras, which do an excellent job of optimising the picture. Web feeds are also available 24/7 via the SSC website. MIC Series cameras are renowned for their rugged design and durability which is imperative for such remote locations, as Peter explains: "Many of the camera locations are not accessible during breeding season, or on cliff faces that would require specialist climbing equipment to reach in the event of a camera failure. As the SSC is a charity, all expenditure has to be funded by donations or visitor ticket sales so minimizing the cost of maintenance is essential." The cameras are subjected to gusting winds in excess of 100mph, waves, sand and corrosion from sea spray but, as Peter says, "The MIC Series cameras cope with all these tough environmental conditions impeccably." Ensuring the birds are not disturbed by the cameras is of paramount importance: "The brushless design means there is very little noise from the camera as it moves, so birds are happy to nest nearby and visitors get as ‘up close and personal' as possible." The first MIC Series camera was installed in 2001 on the Isle of May with video signals relayed via a fiber optic cable and analog microwave link back to the SSC. Following the successful trial, cameras were upgraded on Bass Rock a year later and in 2003, another MIC camera was installed on the Scope Deck at SSC. Six more MIC Series 400 cameras were installed over the years, in various remote locations. The compact design of the MIC Series cameras limits wind resistance, which in turn reduces vibration at high zoom ratios according to Peter: "The cameras smooth rounded design means they are very bird friendly and with a small amount of camouflage paint they blend well into their beautiful surroundings and are barely visible from a distance. We naturally want to cause as little disruption as possible." MIC Series cameras feature full 360° continuous rotation and 320° tilt control to give SSC visitors a complete view. A toughened optically apartment window and integrated wiper ensure the perfect image whatever the conditions. With their industry leading IP68 rating the MIC Series cameras are more than equipped to deal with the harsh Scottish coastal environment.

Bosch MIC Series 400 Cameras Out On Surveillance Patrol In Glasgow City Centre
Bosch MIC Series 400 Cameras Out On Surveillance Patrol In Glasgow City Centre

More than 30 Bosch MIC Series 400 cameras are protecting the public in Glasgow City Centre following successful trials of the equipment in other parts of the city.Glasgow Community and Safety Services (GCSS), an organization set up by Glasgow City Council and Strathclyde Police, was keen to provide the city's three million visitors and locals alike with a safe environment to socialise. So it created the Night Zone, a partnership initiative that is designed to help residents and visitors get home quickly and safely from a night out in the city.With an average of 100,000 people coming into the city center on a Friday and Saturday evening, GCSS worked together with its partners to enhance street lighting, increase CCTV coverage, provide a help point network and introduce transport marshals to answer questions from the public on how best to get home. Brian Maguire, Managing Director at Racam, installers of the CCTV system explained: "When we were approached by GCSS for this project, we had in mind that we would use MIC Series cameras. Glasgow City Council installed some 20 MIC cameras in the parks about five years ago and it was impressed with the camera's robustness, design and image quality.Part of the appeal was the MIC camera's compact, attractive design which allows for discreet integration into urban environments, but the ability to react to situations as they arise was also key, which is why the MIC Series 400 PA version, with twin public address speakers, was specified.  MIC Series cameras have also been fitted to 19 of GCSS' vehicles to provide mobile surveillance and were part of a solution trialled during the Scottish Cup Final last year, as Walter Kean, Head of Facilities at GCSS commented: "In the first year the cameras were installed, we conducted a survey and discovered that there had been a 20% reduction in offences, particularly around taxi ranks," he said. "During the cup final we were able to deploy the vehicles to the coach drop off points, to monitor the fans' behavior - that kind of versatility is invaluable to help drive the reaction from the police or council." All Bosch's MIC Series 400 pan-tilt-zoom cameras are rated to any industry-leading IP68 for uncompromising performance in the most extreme surveillance environments and can be mounted upright, inverted or canted for total installation flexibility.Walter Kean concluded: "Such is the success of the Night Zone scheme that 700 hundred crimes have been prevented, amounting to a saving of at least £500,000 a year. A number of other councils across the country have visited to see the set up for themselves and are now using it as a template for their own CCTV solutions."

Bosch Security Systems AutoDome Cameras Enhance Security For Netherlands Police Force
Bosch Security Systems AutoDome Cameras Enhance Security For Netherlands Police Force

The last day of April 2013 was a historical date in the Netherlands. Following his mother’s abdication, Prince Willem-Alexander’s swearing-in as the new king means the country once again has a male monarch for the first time in 123 years. As a result, the program for the festivities on this Queen’s Day in Amsterdam was particularly comprehensive. However, this also posed a large challenge for Amsterdam’s police force, who had to monitor the large crowds expected around the castle on the Dam, as well as alongside the route of the celebrations. Another task, of course, was to shield the royal couple and the visitors from any attack. These concerns were justified not only because of the scale of the event, but also because of tragic incidents that occurred on Queen’s Day in the past.     For these reasons, Amsterdam’s police looked for a partner who was able to support them in terms of video surveillance as well as monitoring the streams of visitors. They decided on the Dutch company, Connection Systems, which specializes in the video surveillance of large-scale events and freely moving crowds. Connection Systems was founded in 2000 and has been utilizing Bosch Security Systems solutions from the very beginning.    In order to reinforce the police’s own monitoring network, 75 additional Bosch AutoDome cameras were installed in Amsterdam. These were integrated within the existing security network, and positioned six metres above ground level. In addition, the cameras were connected to 35 UPS boxes that would have maintained operations in the event of a power blackout. The installation of the surveillance system took three weeks and was ready in time for all the rehearsals necessary prior to April 30. This was to ensure that all likely risks during the event were covered, and that the police would always be in full control of the situation.    Connection Systems decided to use Bosch cameras for two major reasons: their robust construction makes them easy to mount and dismount, and the permanent availability of Bosch’s technical support service. Frank Wagemans, Director at Connection Systems, pointed out after the ceremonies that not one event had failed in the company’s history when using this camera solution. Thus, everyone involved in the investiture on April 30 will remember the event as having been run perfectly.     For more information on Bosch AutoDome products, visit www.boschsecurity.us.