• Panasonic Security Whitepaper


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    Facial Recognition Technology

    Increasing attention is now being given to the monitoring of airports, train stations, shopping malls, and other important facilities where large numbers of people gather. In the security industry, there is a growing need for monitoring systems that can help to stop crimes before they happen. Rather than using high resolution cameras to passively capture people’s faces and behaviors, there is a growing need to identify important and suspicious people to provide an active security response. In order to solve problems such as these, Panasonic has newly developed FacePRO, a facial recognition system which utilizes deep learning technology. With inbuilt analytics changing traditional monitoring, the system is better equipped to provide safer and more secure environments in line with the privacy protection regulations of the GDPR.

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    “ClearSight” Coating Technology

    While the developments of outdoor surveillance cameras has led to i tremendous increase in image resolution, poor quality of the images recorded has become an issue. These issues arise when vital images cannot be made out due to external factors such lens covers becoming dirty due to rain, water, and dust in outdoor surveillance environments.

    Panasonic has developed the ClearSight Coating technology to tackle the issues of reduced visibility due to rainfall, dirt, etc. It has been employed on H.264 outdoor PTZ cameras to achieve environments with both good visibility and resistance to dirtying. With this technology, stable outdoor surveillance can be provided and maintenance costs for lens cover cleaning minimized.

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    Intelligent Zoom Stabilization Technology

    Demands for surveillance camera performance have been on the rise in recent years with increased social worries about terrorism in addition to worries about road, railway, and other accidents. Performance demanded includes higher resolution including 4K, higher data compression based on H.265, and surveillance in low light environments outdoors. In particular, inability to gain satisfactory images as demonstrated by shaky images and the like due to the environment where the camera is set up has become an issue in harsh outdoor environments including those of for urban surveillance. To overcome those issues, Panasonic has released new H.265 PTZ cameras. A high-level surveillance environment is provided by PTZ cameras optimized for outdoor surveillance.

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    Secure Communication i-PRO System

    Cyber-attacks on IoT devices have been increasing in recent years. Surveillance systems centering on analog cameras and recorders had mainly been used in closed networks such as companies' internal networks. However, with the migration of surveillance camera systems from analog to digital, network composition is becoming large scale and being connected to the Internet is becoming the norm. Moreover, surveillance systems are recognized as being an important part of the social infrastructure, and the risk of cyber-attacks on IoT devices is similarly increasing day by day.
    This white paper describes the functions of and how to set security functions on Panasonic's i-PRO series of surveillance cameras and recorders (hereinafter, the "i-PRO system").

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    Secure Communication Technology

    Cyber attacks on IoT devices are on the rise in recent years, with video surveillance systems connected to the Internet also being the target of cyber attack. Resistance to cyber attack is thus becoming an important factor to look at when selecting the appropriate video surveillance system. Some models of Panasonic’s i-PRO series cameras ship with digital certificates preinstalled, and they can they can encrypt communications, detect alteration, and prevent spoofing right after being set up. By equipping with data encryption functions, countermeasures against data leakage can be performed end-to-end. This white paper explains i-PRO series security functions of communications encryption and falsification detection using digital certificates as well as data ciphers.

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    Smart Coding Technology

    Surveillance cameras are seeing almost daily advancements in the areas of lenses, imaging
    sensors, and image signal processing. This is done to allow subjects monitored, such as people
    and cars, to be more clearly recorded. Resolution in particular has gone from analog resolution
    (720 x 480) of a decade ago to HD (1280 x 720), FHD (1920 x 1080), and 4K (3840 x 2160) in the
    past few years, and even higher definition will likely be achieved in the future.
    With the advance to high definition, data volumes for video are increasing to levels
    incomparable with those of the analog age. Due to that, costs for networks to deliver that video
    data and recording media to store it are becoming major issues.
    Meanwhile, not all of the video recorded is of use by customers, and in most cases it is
    disposed of without being checked even once. For that reason, technology to allow delivery and
    saving/storing of just the video really needed (video that includes the subject monitored) and
    thereby reduce costs is demanded.

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    Just how secure is your video surveillance?

    No professional IT network is run without virus scanners and firewalls. IT departments have learned, at times to their own high cost, just how important security in IT networks is. However, we seem to consider ourselves to be very secure in the area of video over IP. Existing security settings are simply disregarded and not configured. Security updates on cameras are ignored and service contracts that could seal precisely these gaps continue to remain rare in German IP networks. 
    It can often be misleading to believe we enjoy security – something we want to explore in greater detail in this brief report.

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    Panasonic i-PRO Video Surveillance

    The Panasonic i-PRO video surveillance system supports today’s demanding video surveillance, including the latest 4K high-definition video and Intelligent Video applications. Security departments are required to provide a higher level of security than before: proactive prevention, better situational awareness, earlier detection, quicker identification and prompter action. 

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    Upgrading Analog Video Surveillance System with IP Technology

    With the increasing concern over better protection of people and assets, security departments are required a higher level of security than before: proactive prevention, earlier detection, a better situational awareness, a quicker identification, a prompter action and more. It is essential to conduct surveillance in a well-planned manner, give security staff good training, and ensure good communication between all related parties. Video surveillance has also become essential. Now many organizations are continually reevaluating and enhancing their video surveillance system to provide optimal daily security and operational efficiency.

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    Intelligent Video Technology

    Intelligent Video (IV) is also referred to as Video Content Analysis (VCA) and Video Analytics (VA). IV automatically analyzes the video stream and extracts useful information from images such as detected intruders. The typical applications are video motion detection, video pattern matching and auto tracking.