Nature has given severe challenges to video surveillance. While indoor lighting may have a not-so-wide dynamic range, natural light such as direct sunlight causes difficult lighting conditions. Adverse weather conditions such as snow and rain may also cause poor visibility. In low visibility, it is difficult for security personnel to identify suspicious objects and movements, or to monitor road traffic conditions and rail infrastructure. But the great need exists for reliable surveillance and remote monitoring in these challenging conditions.
Tough outdoor cameras
With the growing concern over physical security, surveillance cameras have been installed outdoors more and more in every industry sector and public space from towns, airports and railroad stations to offices, retailers, healthcare providers and more. Installing cameras under the open sky with expensive outdoor housings became required. Today outdoor-ready cameras offer high-waterproof performance. External housings are no longer required but other points need to be considered when installing cameras outdoors. Panasonic has shipped the largest number of outdoor vandal resistant cameras in the security camera industry. This paper describes the considerations and latest technologies for outdoor surveillance cameras.
Key Functions and Features for advanced video surveillance system
This document describes the histories, core technologies, and customers' benefits of our security business activities relating to the "visual security products" offered by Panasonic, based on the technical and product aspects. Together with supporting the security and safety of customers' properties, the aim of the document is: to provide products that care about operators and installers involved with security that incorporate the technologies to save costs not only for introduction but also operation and that are eco-friendly as well as to explain their characteristics.