Spotlight Shines On Security At The Sands

By Lisa Johnston On Apr 9 2012 - 4:01am

LAS VEGAS — More than 23,000 safety-minded people congregated at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, here, late last month for the ISC West Conference.

The show hosted more than 950 exhibitors during its March 27-30 run, which is up from 901 in the 2011 show, an ISC West spokesman told TWICE. This show floor space was also up 20,000 square feet from the previous year.

TWICE has rounded up some of the home security products that were unveiled at the show, along with other recent introductions into the category.

Samsung Techwin America went to Sin City with a number of new products, including a line of IR cameras, outdoor domes and bullet cameras.

The iPOLiS SNV-7080R dome is an outdoor 3-megapixel network video camera that provides 16:9 FullHD images and 15 IR LED illuminators for an IR viewable distance of 75 feet, even in total darkness, the company said.

The camera includes a motorized 3-8.55mm (2.8x) vari-focal lens to allow zoom and focus settings to be adjusted remotely after installation. Multiple resolutions are available.

The iPOLiS SNV-5080R fixed dome offers resolutions up to 1.3 megapixels, including 720p HD output, with an IR viewable range up to 50 feet. The H.264/ MJPEG/MPEG-4 multiple codecs include multiple streaming, using H.264 compression for bandwidth-friendly, high-resolution images, Samsung Techwin said.

Both of these domes are IP66 environmentally rated for severe weather conditions.

The iPOLiS SNO-7080R is an outdoor bullet-style 3-megapixel network video surveillance camera that has 32 infrared LEDs, providing a reported viewing range of up to 150 feet in total darkness. Features include a 2.8s vari-focal motorized zoom lens, 16:9 FullHD image capture with wide dynamic range, and a dual H.264 and MPEG codec. It too is IP66 environmentally rated for severe or varying weather conditions. The iPOLiS SNO-5080R 1.3-megapixel IP camera can display various resolutions, including 720p high definition, and it has IR LEDs that illuminate objects up to 100 feet away. It also includes a multi-stream H.264/ MPEG-4/ MJPEG codec.

Pricing and shipping dates weren’t available.

Arecont Vision used the show to announce a line of wide dynamic range (WDR) cameras said to provide clear images in extreme light conditions containing both very bright and dark areas in the field of view.

The 1080p AV2116 and 3-megapixel AV3116 WDR cameras feature day/night and auto-iris options. By combining long and short exposures in the same video frame, the cameras provides the greatest amount of detail in both bright and dark areas of the picture at the same time, Arecont Vision said.

Other features include an H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10) and MJPEG dual encoder, use of a binning technique to improve low-light performance, flexible cropping, bit-rate control, multistreaming, forensic zooming, power over Ethernet or auxiliary power (12-48vDC/24vAC), and Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) and Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) conformance.

Toshiba America Information Systems’ introductions at ISC West included the IK-WP41A pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) IP dome camera, meant for broad surveillance coverage outdoors.

The device features FullHD resolution, 20x optical zoom, 360 degree continuous pan for overview surveillance, and high-speed PTZ for moving objects.

It has an IP66-rated weatherproof housing, power over Ethernet, low-light sensitivity down to 0.3 lux, H.264 video compression, 128 advanced presets and eight privacy masks. It became available last month.

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