Video surveillance technology is becoming more advanced each year. As technology evolves, security solutions providers are able to give customers more coverage and better picture quality with less equipment.  What solution makes this possible – 180 degree and 360 degree multi-sensor cameras. As a security solutions provider we have seen a surge in the installation of these higher mega-pixel, multi-sensors cameras and here is why.

In past where we would have to install three or four cameras, we can now install one – which can all be monitored through one video management system (VMS). The multi sensor technology provides the

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same coverage multiple cameras used to provide – no matter what environment and is still able to deliver superior image and multiple views. The VMS is able to capture and display separate images from each of the sensors. Therefore, when viewing recorded or live video, it looks like there are 3 or 4 separate cameras but it is actually only one multi-sensor camera.

These cameras are gaining popularity because they reduce the cost for the end-user by lowering the cost of installation and increases long-term return on investment (ROI). There are many different types of the 180 degree and 360 degree multi-sensor cameras which allow s the end-user to implement a solution that best fit their needs – whether it is fixed views or customizable views.

Fixed views – when defined means that the camera imagers cannot be moved or adjusted for custom installations. These cameras provide a very good “panoramic” one picture view. Like in this example:

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Pelco

While other cameras have fully customizable camera imagers that can be adjusted to view nearly any angle. Below is a picture of a customizable camera from Avigilon. As you can see the imagers are on pivot and adjustment brackets allow for fully customizable installation. The video view will look as though there are three or four cameras. These cameras ensure that the coverage can be tailored to fit the end user’s needs.

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Avigilon

The below is an example that shows an interior “T” intersection hallway, which again can be covered by with one camera.

T-Junction pic
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Avigilon

In the below example the interior hallway intersection or an elevator lobby which used to require 4 cameras to cover this location – now only needs 360 degree camera.

 elevator

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Avigilon

In this example the exterior of this building is being covered by one four-sensor camera configuration that monitors four simultaneous fields.

  exterior

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Avigilon

This example of interior corner coverage is captured by a flexible three-head configuration that monitors three simultaneous fields with minimal blind spots.

interior

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Avigilon

Click here to see a sample video of this product. https://youtu.be/_TFbZPkiYJw