Konica Minolta is pleased to announce the company’s latest IP video surveillance technology from MOBOTIX, has been nominated to compete in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.
Konica Minolta and MOBOTIX Thermal TR with MxActivity Sensor and a 6MP Moonlight technology lens are designed to protect and safeguard virtually any perimeter in any condition 24/7 with the least amount of false positives in the industry.
Every MOBOTIX outdoor camera is manufactured in Germany with the highest quality standards and is tested prior to shipment at a temperature range of -30 up to +60 °C.
With no mechanical moving parts MOBOTIX outdoor and thermal cameras achieve a mean time between failure (MTBF) of more than nine years and are virtually maintenance free.
Only one MOBOTIX camera is required to protect a very large outdoor area without the need for any additional illumination.
The perfectly matched combination of thermal, video sensor and intelligent software-based motion detection like MxActivitySensor is designed to cover wide perimeter areas efficiently without any secondary equipment like conventional light or infrared illumination.
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MOBOTIX provides reliable motion detection even in complete darkness without costly installation and maintenance.
Intelligent IP Video Solutions
These IP-based security solutions are based on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles and deliver significant cost savings with installation as well as long-term operation and maintenance.
Among the benefits and cost-savings:
- Greater surveillance coverage with 40-50% less cameras
- Local storage on cameras avoids expensive upgrades of your IT infrastructure
- Know who is visiting your government entity at all times
- Deter strangers from entering premises with the presence of cameras
- Allows employees to feel safe
- Uses less expensive Network Attached Storage (NAS) storage, rather than full-fledged file servers
- Video can be transferred to central storage after hours, yielding less load on the network
- Two-way audio to provide input for event-logic and audio warnings/announcements
- No recurring license cost
- No Charge for Video Management System (VMS)
- No Charge for software upgrade
Experts agree that MOBOTIX offers the best “Edge” Based Video Surveillance camera on the market today.
Benefits of newer IP systems include:
- Ability to store video inside the camera or in a nearby digital video recorder (DVR) at the edge of the network
- Recording at the edge frees up network bandwidth and PC processing power, allowing users to view and manage video feeds and store applicable images for later use or transfer to the network when necessary
- This reduces the workload of the VMS workstation and network dramatically
- Network fluctuations or longer interruptions are compensated for by an onboard video buffer (SD card) Minimize the amount of storage necessary on SD cards by using event or motion-based and/or audio-based recording properties – that is, only recording video if an event or preset parameters trigger local recording
- For the installer, edge-based recording opens new specification possibilities and offers less installation time as these cameras are generally not network-connected
- Video can be offloaded to low cost NAS after hours resulting in near zero network load for video data during the school day, freeing up the network to support student learning.
MOBOTIX video systems are very reliable and need no Network Video Recorders (NVRs) or high performance storage.
This reduces the overall system costs as well as power consumption, using less than 5w per camera in most cases.
In conjunction with not needing servers and high performance storage, this can save tens of thousands of dollars over the life of the system.
Reduce false alarms and save storage with Further, an innovative onboard video sensor technology called “MxActivitySensor” detects moving objects even in the worst weather conditions like heavy rain and snow fall.
Scene irritations like shaking trees and swaying camera poles caused by heavy wind are compensated for as well.
This self-configuring sensor reduces false alarms dramatically and saves configuration and maintenance cost as well as greatly reducing the amount of NAS storage required for longer term retention of camera data.
Cost-Efficient Perimeter Protection: Every Day of the Year. In any Weather.
The term perimeter protection is part of a complete security concept.
Depending on the structural conditions, a reliable and effective security solution is required which is able to recognize reliably and immediately potential threats around the clock, every day of the year, in any weather.
Early detection in difficult and extensive terrain is as important as the avoidance of false alarms in adverse weather conditions (e. g. poles moving in wind, rain, snow fall) as well as the possibility to integrate 3rd party sensors for example with MOBOTIX functional boxes.
Reliable motion detection even in complete darkness without costly installation and maintenance and the differentiation of objects are just some decision criteria for a modern and intelligent perimeter solution from MOBOTIX.
Konica Minolta and MOBOTIX are leading the way to a true IoT video surveillance solution that is built to live on the edge of a network.
MOBOTIX, an industry leader in Decentralized Architecture, is an innovative producer of smart and autonomous IP cameras since the year 2000.
MOBOTIX cameras are equipped with CMOS sensors without any moving parts to improve backlight situations and long-term reliability.
The camera itself runs the software for automatic event detection, alarm messaging, video analysis, motion detection, direction and behavior analysis, people and object counting, heat mapping, direct NAS ring buffer storage and remote functions.
Two-way audio with VoIP messaging and phone connectivity using the SIP standard are included in all MOBOTIX cameras.
Every MOBOTIX camera is produced weatherproof and IP66 protected, in Germany, with one of the highest quality standards in the industry.
Innovative German IP Camera Manufacturer since 2000
Beside the professional VMS and video analysis software, MOBOTIX is known as an innovative producer of smart and autonomous IP cameras since the year 2000.
From the beginning, cameras were equipped with CMOS sensors without any moving parts to improve backlight situations and longterm reliability.
The camera itself runs the software for automatic event detection, alarm messaging, video analysis, direct NAS ring buﬀer storage and remote functions.
Two-way audio with VoIP messaging and phone connectivity using the SIP standard is included in all MOBOTIX cameras.
From the ﬁrst day, MOBOTIX cameras are produced weatherproof and IP66 protected with one of the highest quality standards.
In 2015, a new range of competitive 6-megapixel indoor cameras for ﬂexible ceiling and wall-mount installations was launched.
German System Manufacturer of Professional Video Management (VMS) and Smart IP Cameras
In 2005, MOBOTIX launched its ﬁrst professional video management system which is still being used in thousands of installations around the globe.
These even include high-security applications like prisons, airports or soccer stadiums because MOBOTIX systems have no restrictions in terms of number of users or cameras.
The professional VMS and the video analysis are parts of the system, and free of charge without any license fees.
In addition, software updates are free via download and transform every MOBOTIX product into a future-proof investment with one of the highest returns on investment.
Since 2015, all MOBOTX cameras have used 6MP “Moonlight Sensor Technology“, which is very light sensitive and produces brilliant videos even in diﬃcult low-light conditions without any motion blur.
Decentralized Architecture Increases Reliability and Reduces System Costs
Since 2000, MOBOTIX IP cameras have been known for their high-quality video performance and low bandwidth consumption thanks to their “decentralized architecture”.
The cameras themselves execute video analysis & event detection internally, and manage their video ring buﬀer on a NAS or server by themselves.
This reduces the workload of the VMS workstation and network dramatically.
Network ﬂuctuations or longer interruptions are compensated by an onboard video buﬀer (SD card).
As a result, MOBOTIX video systems are very reliable and need fewer servers, fewer workstations and less network infrastructure than other brands. This reduces the overall system costs as well as power consumption and the total energy bill.
Encrypted recording by the camera itself guarantees data security and privacy.
The Perfect Solution for the Cloud is Decentralization
Since 2000, MOBOTIX IP cameras have been optimized for remote applications and cloud-based technology because the cameras can reduce the bandwidth of the video by scaling the size and the frame rate.
Image details are still available thanks to the onboard virtual PTZ functionality.
So the cameras store high-resolution video onboard and deliver on demand low- bandwidth live images and also low-bandwidth playback.
Additionally MOBOTIX cameras can manage an event-driven video ring buﬀer via network or Internet.
The live channel and the recorded video are highly secured because the video encryption is already done inside the camera.
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Konica Minolta MOBOTIX in 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’
As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, the Konica Minolta MOBOTIX will be competing against the Industry’s Leading Providers of Innovative IP Video Surveillance Solutions and Perimeter Protection Systems.
American Security Today will be holding the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m, Wednesday, November 15th at ISC East, the Northeast’s largest security industry event, in the Jacob Javits Exhibition Center in New York City.
At ISC East you will have the chance to meet with technical reps from over 225 leading brands in the security industry, allowing you to find out about new products and stay ahead of the competition.
Encompassing everything from Video Surveillance and Access Control to Smart Home Technologies and Unmanned Security, you’re sure to find products and services that will benefit your company and clients.