Lumenera Network / IP Cameras(22)
Lumenera's Le165 series of megapixel cameras are specifically designed for high-end security applications, particularly those with low-light conditions and where image quality is critical. Lumenera has simplified IP camera installation with a straightforward plug-and-play process. An intuitive user interface, viewed with most web browsers, provides standard camera control. Capturing full 1376x1032 resolution at 15fps, the Le165 delivers outstanding picture quality and performance. Adjustable JPEG compressed still-images or live MJPEG streaming video are provided across a standard 10/100BaseT network interface. Transfer of images via FTP, RTP or HTTP.The I/O connector provides an interface to an external alarm sensor or control of peripheral equipment such as IR lighting and PTZ. E-mail or UDP alarm notification provides the date, time, and camera IP address. On-board memory buffers supply still images via FTP that precede and follow alarm events. Programmable day/night settings automatically switch to enhanced low-light mode. Optional - True day/night module provides automatic sliding IR cut filter. When integrated with NIR illuminators the Le165 provides superior night time performance. The user defined motion detection parameters across multiple zones provide more accurate triggering of alarms, while programmable privacy zones ensure compatibility with all regulations. The Le165's compact, all-metal body can be mounted stand-alone or in a standard environmental enclosure. Call with your enclosure requirements today.Highlights:Ultimate in low light sensitivity and image qualityEasy installation and set-up>1000 lines of resolution, colour or monochrome, progressive scan, 1.4 megapixel, ExView HAD CCD sensor15 fps at full 1376 x 1032 resolution, 27 fps at 640 x 480 (binned) resolutionOptional true day / night functionalityAdd to Compare
2/3 inch, Colour, 1040 resolution, Megapixel, 0 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, C/CS mount, 9 ~ 24 V AC / VDC, 6.45, Wide Dynamic Range, 1376 x 1032, 15 fps, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, MPEG, 10/100BaseT, LAN, Win. 98 SE/Win Me/Win 2k/NT/XP, 5W, 55 x 65 x 157, 300, -10 ~ +50, Windows 2000(SP 3), or XP(SP 1), Internet Explorer v6.0, 2.8GHz or above Pentium compatible, 20 ~ 80Add to Compare
2/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 1920 x 1080 resolution, Digital (DSP), Megapixel, 0.5 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, C/CS mount, 12 VDC, 25 / 30, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, PAL / NTSC, JPEG, MJPEG, Ethnernet 10/100baseT, RJ45, HTTP, FTP, RTP, XML-RPC, Telnet, Microsoft COM, Windows 98 SE/ME/2000/NT/XP, Linux, Mac, 10 W, 76 x 83 x 196, 600, -10 ~ +50, 5 ~ 95Add to Compare
Featuring on-board video analytics, ultra-wide dynamic range (120+dB) and both MJPEG and H.264 compression, Lumenera's Li045 series of intelligent network cameras are targeted solutions for security applications requiring high quality, progressive scan images such as homeland security, transportation, banking, education and retail. Enabled with ObjectVideo OnBoard - Lumenera's intelligent camera series are providing real-time video analytics at the camera head. The Li045 provides detailed monitoring of the scene, allowing the surveillance operator to make more proactive decisions and providing the opportunity to interrupt a crime or attack while in progress even in the most difficult lighting situations.Streaming full D1 (720x480) resolution at 30 frames per second, these cameras deliver outstanding picture quality and performance. Adjustable MJPEG and H.264 compressed still-images or live streaming video, are provided across a standard 10/100BaseT network interface. Other features include: I/O connector, 2-way audio over IP; straight forward plug-and-play process; intuitive user interface viewed with most browsers for standard camera control; auto white balance and auto exposure; and multiple motion detection zones.Programmable day/night settings automatically switch to enhanced low-light mode. The optional true day/night module provides automatic sliding IR cut filter. When integrated with NIR illuminators, it provides outstanding low light performance.On-board memory buffers supply still images that precede and follow alarm events. Transfer of images via e-mail, FTP, RTP or HTTP.Li045 Camera Highlights:Intelligent camera enabled with ObjectVideo OnBoard video analyticsUltra-wide dynamic range sensor 102dB (typical), 120dB (max)MJPEG or H.264 compressionOptional true day/night functionalityEasy set-up and installation540 lines of resolution, colour, progressive scan, 720x540 pixel sensorAdd to Compare
Lumenera's Le11059 series of megapixel cameras target critical surveillance security applications, particularly those where detailed scene analysis and/or coverage of a large area is required such as including airports, border crossings, rail, ports of entry and critical assets. Lumenera's Le11059 multi-megapixel cameras provide the resolution of 30+ analog cameras, delivering outstanding picture quality and performance. Streaming 3 fps at full 4000x2656 resolution, the Le11059 will aid in identifying suspects and suspicious activities. Adjustable JPEG and MJPEG still-images or streaming video images are provided across a standard 10/100 BaseT network interface.The I/O connector provides an interface to an external alarm sensor or control of peripheral equipment such as; IR lighting, strobe and PTZ. Alarm notification provides the date, time and camera IP address. The Le11059's larger SLR Canon-mount provides remote control of focus and iris through standard SLR lenses, offering excellent quality and range of focal lengths.When integrated with NIR illuminators, the Le11059 provides outstanding night time performance. Programmable day/night settings automatically switch to enhanced low-light mode. User defined motion detection parameters across multiple zones provide more accurate triggering of alarms, while programmable privacy zones ensure compatibility with all regulations. On-board memory buffers supply still images that precede and follow alarm events. Transfer of images via email, FTP, RTP or HTTP.Features Include:2600+ lines of resolution, color or monochrome Incredible low light sensitivity (0.1 lux) Superior quality progressive scan CCD sensor 3 fps at full 4000x2656 resolution Feature rich camera functions: Auto White Balance, Gain and Exposure Day/Night Optimization Configurable Compression Ratio Multiple motion detection zonesI/O control of alarms, PTZ, strobe, lighting or other peripherals Camera Control via HTTP, XML-RPC, Telnet or Microsoft COM Security / Password Protection Canon-mount lens stdAdd to Compare
2/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 1376 x 1032 resolution, Digital (DSP), Megapixel, 0.01 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, C/CS mount, 24 V AC / D C, 1376 x 1032, 15, White Balance, 66, NTSC, JPEG, H.264, RJ45, 10/100baseT Ethernet, < 6 W, 48 x 63 x 127, 300, -10 ~ +50, 5 ~ 95Add to Compare
Lumenera’s Le075 series of network cameras are designed for general security applications, providing high quality, progressive scan images. Streaming full 640x480 resolution at up to 60 frames/sec, these cameras deliver outstanding picture quality and performance. Adjustable JPEG and MJPEG compressed still-images or live streaming video, are provided across a standard 10/100BaseT network interface. The I/O connector provides an interface to an external alarm sensor or control of peripheral equipment such as; IR lighting, DC iris and PTZ. Alarm notification provides the date, time and camera IP address. Programmable day/night settings automatically switch to enhanced low-light mode. Optional – True day/night module provides automatic sliding IR cut filter. When integrated with NIR illuminators, provides outstanding nighttime performance.The user defined motion detection parameters across multiple zones provide more accurate triggering of alarms, while programmable privacy zones ensure compatibility with all regulations. On-board memory buffers supply still images that precede and follow alarm events. Transfer of images via email, FTP, RTP or HTTP.Features Include:480 lines of resolution, color or monochromeSuperior quality progressive scan sensor Up to 60 fps at full 640x480 (VGA) resolution Feature rich camera functions:Auto White Balance, Auto Gain, Auto ExposureDay/Night ModeConfigurable Compression RatioMultiple motion detection zonesI/O control of alarms, DC iris, PTZ, lighting or other peripherals Optional true day/night functionalityCamera Control via HTTP, XML-RPC, Telnet or Microsoft COMSecurity / Password ProtectionCS lens mount provided standard, C-mount adapter availableAdd to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour, 480 resolution, 0 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, C/CS mount, 9 ~ 24 V AC / VDC, 7.4, 640 x 480, 60 fps, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, JPEG and MPEG, Camera control via HTTP/ XML-RPC/E-MAIL/Telnet/Com, 10/100BaseT, LAN, Win. 98 SE/Win Me/Win 2k/NT/XP,Add to Compare
1/2 inch, Colour, 960 resolution, Megapixel, 0.5 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, C/CS mount, 9 ~ 24 V AC / VDC, 6.0, 1280 x 1024, 30 fps, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 55, JPEG and MPEG, Camera control via HTTP/ XML-RPC/E-MAIL/Telnet/Com, 10/100BaseT, LAN, Win. 98 SE/Win Me/Win 2k/NT/XP,Add to Compare
We have recently started to stock high-performance megapixel network cameras from Lumenera Corp. This Canadian company develops high-performance cameras, which are ringing in a new era for video monitoring through their remarkable light sensitivity and resolution. Megapixel and multi-megapixel sensors (progressive scan CMOS or CCD) offer several advantages: a resolution 4-16 times higher than standard CCTV systems and thus needle-sharp images, as well as up to 32 x more image details than recordings made using NTSC/PAL systems! Over 2,600 resolution lines provide a density of optical information that results in incomparable colour fidelity and sharpness. This means: better image material/better evidence, improved protection against claims of liability and loss, faster identification and decisions.All eleven Lumenera megapixel network cameras have motion detection, privacy zones and alarm inputs and outputs. Additional features include an internal fault analysis system, an integrated image memory for up to 1,000 images, RS-232 and USB interfaces and PTZ control. Thanks to these features, the LE375C-DN, for example, with its resolution of 3.1 megapixels at 10 fps (2048 x 1536 p) is able to replace several standard CCTV cameras and to monitor traffic situations, border installations or poorly lit business sites. Features:1, 2 and 3 megapixels for more image detailProgressive scan CMOS / CCD technologyAccess through standard browserMJPEG compressionMotion detection, Privacy zonesInternal image memory (64 MB)Superior image quality, Wide dynamic range (up to 72 dB)Add to Compare
1/2 inch, Colour, 1200 resolution, Megapixel, 1 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, C/CS mount, 9 ~ 24 V AC / VDC, 4.9, 1600 x 1200, 20 fps, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 55, JPEG and MPEG, Camera control via HTTP/XML-RPC/E-MAIL/Telnet/Com, 10/100BaseT, LAN, Win. 98 SE,Win Me,Win 2k,NT,XP,Add to Compare
1/2 inch, Colour, 1500 resolution, Megapixel, 1.5 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, C/CS mount, 9 ~ 24 V AC / VDC, 4.0, 2048 x 1536, 10 fps, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 55, MPEG, Camera control via HTTP/ XML-RPC/E-MAIL/Telnet/Com, 10/100BaseT, LAN, Win. 98 SE/Win Me/Win 2k/NT/XP, 2 ~ 4 W, 55 x 72 x 143, 300, -10 ~ +50, Windows 2000(SP 3), or XP(SP 1), Internet Explorer v6.0, 2.8GHz or above Pentium compatible, 5 ~ 95Add to Compare
Lumenera's Le045 series of network cameras are designed for general security applications, providing outstanding picture quality, progressive scan images in high light contrast environments such as mixed sun and shadow, and backlit windows. Offering 30fps at full 720x540 resolution, the Le045 offers adjustable MJPEG and H.264 compressed still-images or live streaming video, 2-way audio, auto adjustment on a per pixel basis, intuitive user interface for standard camera control, on-board memory buffers that supply still images preceding and following alarm events, and a straightforward plug-and-play process installation. The I/O connector provides an interface to an external alarm sensor or for control of peripheral equipment such as IR lighting and PTZ. Alarm notification provides the date, time and camera IP address. Programmable day/night settings automatically switch to enhanced low-light mode. Optional-True day/night module provides automatic sliding IR cut filter. When integrated with NIR illuminators, provides outstanding nighttime performance.Highlights include:Ultra-wide dynamic range 102dB (typical) / 120dB (max)480 lines of resolution, colour or monochrome, progressive scan Pixim sensor Analog video output for easy installation2-way audioFeature rich camera functions: Auto White BalanceAuto ExposureDC Auto IrisConfigurable Compression RatioI/O control of alarms, PTZ, lighting or other peripherals Image transfer via HTTP, FTP or RTPIncrease the effectiveness of your surveillance with the Le045. Intelligent camera models also available.Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 720 x 480 resolution, Digital (DSP), 0.5@F1.0 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, CS mount, 12 V DC, Motion Activated, Wall, ceiling, Wide Dynamic Range, 720 x 480, 25 / 30 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 60, PAL/NTSC, Zoom, Motion JPEG, 10/100 BaseT, HTTP, FTP, RTP, or E-mail, 4 W, 300, 19 x 225 x 50, -10 ~ + 50, Windows 98 SE, ME, 2K, NT, XP, Linux, MacAdd to Compare
1/2 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 1024 resolution, Digital (DSP), Megapixel, 0.5 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, PoE, 24 V DC, C/CS mount, 1280 x 1024, 30 fps, White Balance, 55, NTSC, Mini or Compact, H.264, M-JPEG, I/O control of alarms, DC iris, PTZ, lighting, 10/100BaseT, RJ45, HTTP, FTP, RTP, or email, < 6 W, 51 x 58 x 160, 300, -10 ~ +50, Windows™ 98 SE, Windows Me, Windows 2K*, Internet Explorer v.7, 2.8GHz or above Pentium computer, 5 ~ 95Add to Compare
Lumenera's Li165 and Li175 megapixel intelligent network cameras greatly enhance your ability to detect potential threats and events in real-time, provide the opportunity for security personnel to interrupt a crime or attack while in progress, reduce loss of valuable assets, and potentially save lives. Together with the established Li045, Lumenera's intelligent camera series will satisfy your greatest surveillance needs.Li045, Li165 and Li175:3 intelligent camera models now include megapixel resolutionExtreme low-light and fast-motion capabilitiesPower Over Ethernet (PoE)H.264 or MJPEG compressionTrue day/night optionNTSC analog out2-way audio over IPUltra-wide dynamic range (up to 120dB for Li045)Easy deploymentEnabled with ObjectVideo video analyticsObjectVideo OnBoard video analytics provide automated detection of highly specific, pre-defined events, such as a distinguishing a person or vehicle in a restricted zone, or a suspicious object left unattended in a public area. Enabling intelligence in the camera dramatically reduces overall system complexity and maintenance through: lower costs as no backroom servers are required; optimisation of network bandwidth and storage; and the ability to selectively stream network video when required.Other camera highlights include auto white balance and auto exposure, configurable compression ratio, multiple motion detection zones, support for multi data-stream, and I/O control of alarms, PTZ, lighting or other peripherals.Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 480 resolution, 0.5 @ F1.0 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, C/CS mount, 24 VDC, PoE, Wide Dynamic Range, 720 x 480, 30 fps, White Balance, PAL / NTSC, MJPEG, H.264, 10/100baseT Ethernet, RJ45, HTTP, FTP, RTP, 6 W, 48 x 57 x 160, 300, -10 ~ +50, Windows 98, SE, ME, 2K, NT, XP, Linux, Mac, 5 ~ 95Add to Compare
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Back in the 1960s a lead engineer working in conjunction with the United States Navy for Lockheed’s Skunk Works team coined the acronym KISS, which translated to the design principle ‘keep it simple stupid’. The KISS principle embraces the concept of simplicity, stating that most systems work best if they are kept simple rather than geared up to be more complicated. When it comes to physical security systems, this concept can also play a key element in its overall success. Secure work environments For years the tug of war in the security industry has pitted the need for a secure environment against the desire for technology that is convenient for users. However, finding a happy medium between the two has often seemed elusive. I believe you can design and have operational convenience at the same time as achieving high security" Jeff Spivey, a security consultant and the CEO of Security Risk Management, has this to say about it, “If there is an understanding of the security-related risks and their separate and/or collective impact on the organization’s bottom line business goals, a resolution can be reached.” Jeff also does not think that convenience and high security have to be opposing each other. He says, “I believe you can design and have operational convenience at the same time as achieving high security.” Importance of secure access control The premise is that for organizations and spaces to be truly secure, they must be difficult to access. So, by its very nature, access control is designed to be restrictive, allowing only authorized staff and visitors to access a facility or other secured areas inside. This immediately puts convenience at odds with security. Most people will tolerate the restrictive nature of a controlled entrance using badge, card or biometric because they understand the need for security. When that technology gets in the way of staff traversing freely throughout the facility during the course of a business day, or hindering potential visitors or vendors from a positive experience entering the building, they become less tolerant, which often leads to negative feedback to the security staff. Enhancing corporate security Security consultants like Spivey and security directors all stress that understanding the threats and risk levels of an organization will most likely dictate its physical security infrastructure and approach. All the technology in the world is useless if it is not embraced by those who are expected to use it and it doesn’t fit the culture of the organization. Once employees and customers are educated about what security really is, they understand that they're not losing convenience, they're gaining freedom to move safely from point A to point B. Converged data and information shape new access options Migration of physical access control systems to a more network-centric platform is a game-changer for security technologies The migration of physical access control systems to a more network-centric platform has been a game-changer for emerging security technology options. The expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT), Near-Field Communication devices powered by Bluetooth technology, and the explosion of converged information systems and identity management tools that are now driving access control are making it easier than ever before for employees and visitors to apply for clearance, permissions and credentials. Wireless and proximity readers Advancements in high-performance wireless and proximity readers have enhanced the user’s access experience when presenting credentials at an entry and expediting movement throughout a facility. A user is now able to access a secured office from street-level without ever touching a key or card. Using a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or triggering a facial recognition technology, they enter the building through a security revolving door or turnstile. A total building automation approach adds extra convenience, as well as seamless security, when access technology is integrated into other systems like elevator controls. A total building automation approach adds extra convenience and seamless security How to Meet Security Concerns at the Entry While security managers are charged with providing their facilities the maximum level of security possible, there is always the human element to consider. But does the effort to make people comfortable with their security system ecosystem come at a cost? Does all this convenience and the drive to deliver a positive security experience reduce an organization’s overall levels of security? And if so, how can we continue to deliver the same positive experience including speed of entry – while improving risk mitigation and threat prevention? Door entrances, barriers Users can slip through the door or turnstile barriers while they are still open after a credentialed individual has gone through Let’s examine some of the various types of entrances being used at most facilities and the security properties of each. With some entrance types, there is the possibility for security to fall short of its intended goals in a way that can’t be addressed by access control technology alone. In particular, with many types of doors and barriers, tailgating is possible: users can slip through the door or turnstile barriers while they are still open after a credentialed individual has gone through. To address this, many organizations hire security officers to supervise the entry. While this can help to reduce tailgating, it has been demonstrated that officers are not immune to social engineering and can often be “talked into” letting an unauthorized person into a facility. Deploying video cameras, sensors Some organizations have deployed video surveillance cameras or sensors to help identify tailgaters after the fact or a door left open for longer than rules allow. This approach is not uncommon where facilities have attempted to optimize throughput and maintain a positive experience for staff and visitors. Security staff monitoring the video feeds can alert management so that action can be taken – but this is at best a reactive solution. It does not keep the unauthorized persons from entering, and so is not a totally secure solution. Optical turnstiles, speedgates Security staff should carefully evaluate its facility’s needs and consider the technology that is built into the door itself Security staff should carefully evaluate its facility’s needs and consider the technology that is built into the door itself. Not all security entrances work the same way. And, there will always be a balance between security and convenience – the more secure the entry, the less convenient it is for your personnel and visitors to enter your facility. For example, it takes more time to provide 2-factor authentication and enter through a mantrap portal than to provide only one credential and enter through an optical turnstile or speedgate. Perimeter protection So, it is an important first step to determine what is right at every entrance point within and around the perimeter. Remember that convenience does not equate to throughput. Convenience is the ease and speed of entry experienced by each individual crossing that threshold, while throughput relates to the speed at which many individuals can gain access to the facility. A more convenient entry makes a better first impression on visitors and is good for overall employee morale. Throughput is more functional; employees need to get logged in to begin their workday (and often to clock in to get paid), and they quickly become frustrated and dissatisfied when waiting in a long line to enter or exit the premises. Considering form and function when designing a security entrance can ensure that those requiring both high-security and convenience are appeased.
Imagine a home surveillance camera monitoring an elderly parent and anticipating potential concerns while respecting their privacy. Imagine another camera predicting a home burglary based on suspicious behaviors, allowing time to notify the homeowner who can in turn notify the police before the event occurs—or an entire network of cameras working together to keep an eye on neighborhood safety. Artificial Intelligence vision chips A new gen of AI vision chips are pushing advanced capabilities such as behavior analysis and higher-level security There's a new generation of artificial intelligence (AI) vision chips that are pushing advanced capabilities such as behavior analysis and higher-level security to the edge (directly on devices) for a customizable user experience—one that rivals the abilities of the consumer electronics devices we use every day. Once considered nothing more than “the eyes” of a security system, home monitoring cameras of 2020 will leverage AI-vision processors for high-performance computer vision at low power consumption and affordable cost—at the edge—for greater privacy and ease of use as well as to enable behavior analysis for predictive and preemptive monitoring. Advanced home monitoring cameras With this shift, camera makers and home monitoring service providers alike will be able to develop new edge-based use cases for home monitoring and enable consumers to customize devices to meet their individual needs. The result will be increased user engagement with home monitoring devices—mirroring that of cellphones and smart watches and creating an overlap between the home monitoring and consumer electronics markets. A quick step back reminds us that accomplishing these goals would have been cost prohibitive just a couple of years ago. Face recognition, behavior analysis, intelligent analytics, and decision-making at this level were extremely expensive to perform in the cloud. Additionally, the lag time associated with sending data to faraway servers for decoding and then processing made it impossible to achieve real-time results. Cloud-based home security devices The constraints of cloud processing certainly have not held the industry back, however. Home monitoring, a market just seven years young, has become a ubiquitous category of home security and home monitoring devices. Consumers can choose to install a single camera or doorbell that sends alerts to their phone, a family of devices and a monthly manufacturer’s plan, or a high-end professional monitoring solution. While the majority of these devices do indeed rely on the cloud for processing, camera makers have been pushing for edge-based processing since around 2016. For them, the benefit has always been clear: the opportunity to perform intelligent analytics processing in real-time on the device. But until now, the balance between computer vision performance and power consumption was lacking and camera companies weren’t able to make the leap. So instead, they have focused on improving designs and the cloud-centric model has prevailed. Hybrid security systems Even with improvements, false alerts result in unnecessary notifications and video recording Even with improvements, false alerts (like tree branches swaying in the wind or cats walking past a front door) result in unnecessary notifications and video recording— cameras remain active which, in the case of battery powered cameras, means using up valuable battery life. Hybrid models do exist. Typically, they provide rudimentary motion detection on the camera itself and then send video to the cloud for decoding and analysis to suppress false alerts. Hybrids provide higher-level results for things like people and cars, but their approach comes at a cost for both the consumer and the manufacturer. Advanced cloud analytics Advanced cloud analytics are more expensive than newly possible edge-based alternatives, and consumers have to pay for subscriptions. In addition, because of processing delays and other issues, things like rain or lighting changes (or even bugs on the camera) can still trigger unnecessary alerts. And the more alerts a user receives, the more they tend to ignore them—there are simply too many. In fact, it is estimated that users only pay attention to 5% of their notifications. This means that when a package is stolen or a car is burglarized, users often miss the real-time notification—only to find out about the incident after the fact. All of this will soon change with AI-based behavior analysis, predictive security, and real-time meaningful alerts. Predictive monitoring while safeguarding user privacy These days, consumers are putting more emphasis on privacy and have legitimate concerns about being recorded while in their homes. Soon, with AI advancements at the chip level, families will be able to select user apps that provide monitoring without the need to stream video to a company server, or they’ll have access to apps that record activity but obscure faces. Devices will have the ability to only send alerts according to specific criteria. If, for example, an elderly parent being monitored seems particularly unsteady one day or seems especially inactive, an application could alert the responsible family member and suggest that they check in. By analyzing the elderly parent’s behavior, the application could also predict a potential fall and trigger an audio alert for the person and also the family. AI-based behavior analysis Ability to analyze massive amounts of data locally and identify trends is a key advantage of AI at the edge The ability to analyze massive amounts of data locally and identify trends or perform searches is a key advantage of AI at the edge, for both individuals and neighborhoods. For example, an individual might be curious as to what animal is wreaking havoc in their backyard every night. In this case, they could download a “small animal detector” app to their camera which would trigger an alert when a critter enters their yard. The animal could be scared off via an alarm and—armed with video proof—animal control would have useful data for setting a trap. Edge cameras A newly emerging category of “neighborhood watch” applications is already connecting neighbors for significantly improved monitoring and safety. As edge cameras become more commonplace, this category will become increasingly effective. The idea is that if, for example, one neighbor captures a package thief, and then the entire network of neighbors will receive a notification and a synopsis video showing the theft. Or if, say, there is a rash of car break-ins and one neighbor captures video of a red sedan casing their home around the time of a recent incident, an AI vision-based camera could be queried for helpful information: Residential monitoring and security The camera could be asked for a summary of the dates and times that it has recorded that particular red car. A case could be made if incident times match those of the vehicle’s recent appearances in the neighborhood. Even better, if that particular red car was to reappear and seems (by AI behavior analysis) to be suspicious, alerts could be sent proactively to networked residents and police could be notified immediately. Home monitoring in 2020 will bring positive change for users when it comes to monitoring and security, but it will also bring some fun. Consumers will, for example, be able to download apps that do things like monitor pet activity. They might query their device for a summary of their pet’s “unusual activity” and then use those clips to create cute, shareable videos. Who doesn’t love a video of a dog dragging a toilet paper roll around the house? AI at the Edge for home access control Home access control via biometrics is one of many new edge-based use cases that will bring convenience to home monitoring Home access control via biometrics is one of many new edge-based use cases that will bring convenience to home monitoring, and it’s an application that is expected to take off soon. With smart biometrics, cameras will be able to recognize residents and then unlock their smart front door locks automatically if desired, eliminating the need for keys. And if, for example, an unauthorized person tries to trick the system by presenting a photograph of a registered family member’s face, the camera could use “3D liveness detection” to spot the fake and deny access. With these and other advances, professional monitoring service providers will have the opportunity to bring a new generation of access control panels to market. Leveraging computer vision and deep neural networks Ultimately, what camera makers strive for is customer engagement and customer loyalty. These new use cases—thanks to AI at the edge—will make home monitoring devices more useful and more engaging to consumers. Leveraging computer vision and deep neural networks, new cameras will be able to filter out and block false alerts, predict incidents, and send real-time notifications only when there is something that the consumer is truly interested in seeing. AI and computer vision at the edge will enable a new generation of cameras that provide not only a higher level of security but that will fundamentally change the way consumers rely on and interact with their home monitoring devices.
Protecting against fire and security risks is an essential aspect of life for people and across all sectors. However, there is an increasing expectation and demand on fire and security providers, in areas such as education. The securitisation of our world paired with the rapid speed of communication and news updates means that young people especially have the potential to be more aware of potential dangers and threats to their own safety and the safety of those around them. Education institutions are large and sometimes sprawling sites that present considerable fire and security challenges. From Kindergartens to Colleges Each education site brings distinct challenges, with differing facilities and specialties, as well as the need to maintain the capacity of students, teachers and lecturers to study, learn and teach at the high level expected.Each education site brings distinct challenges, with differing facilities and specialties While some schools and universities are based in urban areas with a mix of heritage and high rise buildings, others are sprawled across green open spaces. Some of these sites have specialised sporting facilities, while others may be focused on engineering or scientific study, with costly technical equipment. Kindergartens and primary schools have their own unique requirements. Parents expect the highest safety standards, while schools require safety in addition to efficient facilities management. The demographic of these institutions is predominantly young children, who are often unaware of or only just learning about fire safety and personal safety. This creates a huge vulnerability and an added onus on teachers to keep their students safe. Facial recognition at West Academy of Beijing In response to this need, Chubb China upgraded the closed-circuit television (CCTV) system for Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) focusing on elevating video content analytic features, including maximised CCTV monitoring, automatic police calling, and a smart search solution. Complementing this, a facial recognition system capable of finding the exact location of a student on campus within 30 seconds was added, aided by real-time remote gate operation. This integrated and advanced system resulted won the "High Quality Educational Technology Suppliers for School" award for the WAB project at the 2019 BEED Asia Future Oriented Construction of Universities and Schools Seminar. This award recognizes outstanding solution design and project execution. Parents expect the highest safety standards, while schools require safety in addition to efficient facilities management Awareness remains important at university As students graduate from kindergarten, primary school, junior and senior school, they become more aware of fire safety, relevant dangers and how to protect themselves. Unfortunately, external dangers remain. There are particularly high stakes for university campus facilities managers The safety of students in a university environment is also critical. It is often the first time young people live away from their family home and have the independence of adulthood. For this reason, there are particularly high stakes for university campus facilities managers. In the eventuality of a fire, students could be at great risk and, beyond the immediacy of physical harm, this can have serious ramifications for the reputation of an educational institution. Integrated solutions Integrated solutions must be nimble and adapted to a range of site types including campus residences, recreational areas, open spaces and lecture theatres. Chubb Sicli recently identified and overcame these challenges through the installation of a full suite of fire safety and security equipment and services at Webster University Geneva. Established in Switzerland in 1978, Webster University Geneva is an accredited American university campus that offers programs in English to students interested in undergraduate or graduate-level education. Located in the Commune of Bellevue, just a few kilometres from Geneva's central station, the campus of Webster University Geneva includes five buildings in a park-style atmosphere. Full fire and security audit Chubb Sicli provided Webster’s fire extinguisher maintenance for over 25 years. This business relationship led to a full fire and security audit that identified the need for updates to the university’s security installation. The initial audit showed several improvements to the university’s security profile were needed.The challenge was to create and provide an effective and interconnected fire and security solution The challenge was to create and provide an effective and interconnected fire and security solution, enhancing the security of the student population and its ever-evolving needs. This included complete fire detection and intruder alarms for all five buildings, upgrades to existing CCTV systems, new video surveillance equipment and an automated fire extinguishing system in the kitchen areas. In addition to this integrated system solution, Webster University required access control for all main entrances, with the requirement that all documentation to be made available in English, because Webster is an American company. Customized solution Chubb Sicli’s quality, capability, and security expertise provided a customized solution for the unique educational establishment. Not only was the solution both tailored and integrated, the approach and planning were based on audit, fire extinguisher and emergency light maintenance, fire detection, intrusion detection, access control, video surveillance and Fire Detection. Through dedicated and integrated fire safety support, Chubb provides students and families peace of mind and security. From the moment a young child enters the education system, Chubb’s diligent and effective surveillance and fire safety systems work to prevent and protect, offering a new kind of ‘end-to-end’ service for education systems around the world.
The joint solution meets US federal government standards specifying Personal Identity Verification Tamron USA is pleased to announce that its joint partnership with Lumenera Corporation, a leading manufacturer and developer of high performance digital cameras and custom imaging solutions for scientific, industrial and surveillance markets, in the form of Lumenera's Lu375C camera equipped with Tamron's M12VM412 CCTV lens, has received the award of Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 201 (FIPS201) certification. The joint solution now meets United States federal government standards specifying Personal Identity Verification (PIV)] requirements in facial image capturing systems. About FIPS201 FIPS 201 is a United States federal government standard that specifies PIV requirements for federal employees and contractors. Since its introduction, FIPS201 led to the standardization of biometric processing for electronic credentials used for logical and physical access control systems. The Joint Camera/Lens Solution The Tamron M12VM412 Flat-Field Mega-Pixel Vari-Focal lens, with a focal length of 4-12 mm, delivers high quality imagery and is well suited for cameras with a ½" imager size such as Lumenera's Lu375. An aperture range of f/1.4-close allows for clear images in low light conditions. The CCTV lens has hybrid aspherical elements that reduce various optical aberrations, delivering high optical quality. It features manual iris, focus and zoom with lock, a focus range of 0.3m and in air back focus of 9.05mm (wide) to 18.90mm (tele). A multi-coating on the lens surface lessens ghosting and flare in backlit conditions. The Lu375C is a USB 2.0, 3.1 megapixel color camera designed for use in a variety of industrial and security applications requiring high resolution at a modest cost. Uncompressed images in live streaming video and still image captures are provided across a USB 2.0 digital interface. With 2048 x 1536 resolution and on-board processing this camera delivers outstanding image quality and value. "FIPS201 ensures full interoperability and compliance with existing as well as future PIV systems by putting stringent performance requirements on cameras." stated Dany Longval, Director of Product Management at Lumenera Corporation. "Tamron has provided us with a superior lens, allowing our camera to deliver the full image resolution and quality required by FIPS201."
Lumenera's digital camera production is set to increase by 23%Lumenera Corporation, a leading manufacturer and developer of high performance digital cameras and custom imaging solutions for scientific, industrial and surveillance markets, is proud to announce the expansion of its manufacturing facility in Ottawa, Ontario to meet market demand for custom and OEM cameras. Increased orders for Lumenera's customised camera services are the driving force behind the expansion. The new development will increase manufacturing space by 70% and boost camera production by 23%. This will further reduce the already short turnaround times Lumenera offers. The state-of-the-art facility will feature measures to ensure Lumenera continues to exceed the highest level of quality standards in digital cameras. "The expansion of our camera production facilities is a testament to Lumenera's continuous growth and development," stated Rob Sample, Manufacturing Manager, Lumenera Corporation. "We are excited to ramp up production and further improve our efficiency and turnaround times to ensure customer satisfaction." Expansion is due to be completed in early December 2010.
Facial recognition is used for people who are subscribed into a Self-Exclusion Programme for problem gamblingLumenera cameras deployed for facial recognition applications in challenging environmentsLumenera has deployed several surveillance cameras into casinos across North America. These cameras have been greatly beneficial in facial recognition technology due to advanced features such as high dynamic range, low light sensitivity, and easy installation and set-up.Facial recognition is largely used for individuals who have subscribed to a Self-Exclusion Programme for problem gambling. This programme is in place to forbid members of the programme from entering a gaming facility once they have voluntarily subscribed to the exclusion. It is the responsibility of the casino to prevent the Self-Exclusion Programme members from entering.Clear imaging allows for automated surveillance and patron safetyIt is challenging for security staff to watch every camera at all times and pinpoint those patrons who have self-excluded without any technological support. Facial recognition technology allows the casino to ensure a Self-Exclusion Programme member will not enter the facility as specific details of their face will be picked up through surveillance cameras and compared against the database of existing enrolled subjects. Casino and gaming facilities provide a unique challenge for surveillance camerasWhen a match is made, an alert is sent to the security operator outlining which camera identified the self-excluded subject, time of identification, and subject information. The system is automated allowing a large database to be searched instantaneously, narrowing down thousands of possible subjects to one individual in seconds.This facial recognition system requires a megapixel imaging solution that is able to produce pristine imagery in non-standard lighting to ensure the proper facial identification is made.Lumenera's Le165 provides the unique capabilities needed for facial recognition softwareCasino and gaming facilities provide a unique challenge for surveillance cameras. Often overall lighting is dim with bright lights in isolated areas. This makes it difficult to catch fine details in a patron's face. To provide complete security and ensure the safety of guests, a camera capable of rendering a clear and precise image in low light is required for surveillance and facial recognition activities.Lumenera provides the Le165 camera, featuring 1376 x 1032 resolution at 15 fps, in many gaming facilities with difficult conditions. Lumenera cameras capitalize on "in-camera" settings to adapt to the varying light levels and unfavourable imaging environments. The Le165 is able to accurately and quickly identify banned persons through features, height variances and position in real-time. For facial recognition applications, Lumenera cameras have been designed with the appropriate optics to satisfy pixel-on-target requirements of the software utilised by casinos.Lumenera's surveillance cameras and facial recognition software allow casinos and gaming facilities to monitor Self-Exclusion Programmes more effectively than ever before. With the Le165, casinos comply with gaming regulations and ensure guests are safe.
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