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Modular, Connected and Intelligent Define Today’s Security Products

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Advanced image processing techniques take this camera to another level. Intelligent video analysis (IVA) basically tracks and concentrates on pertinent situations as well as adds sense and structure to stored video, allowing you to quickly retrieve the correct data. The DINION IP starlight 8000 MP generates full colour images in un-illuminated situations beyond the point where other cameras would have switched to monochrome images. And where others show no image at all, it still delivers detailed monochrome images.

The built-in intelligence eliminates the probable disturbances that usually originate from fluctuating front or back light. The intelligent auto exposure (iAE) gives front- and back-light compensation, providing a perfect picture every time. It dynamically adjusts the exposure of the camera to automatically adapt to changing light conditions and provides perfect exposure of objects of interest every time. Intelligent dynamic noise reduction (iDNR) saves bitrate at the source and only uses bandwidth when needed. This results in up to 50% less bitrate, which significantly reduces storage costs and network strain without compromising on video quality.

With the ability to capture fast-moving objects, high resolution, wide dynamic range and superior light sensitivity, this camera is regarded as the ultimate 24×7 camera for IP video surveillance.

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Laser-based device exposes hidden snipers
Snipers are always a threat to eminent and important personalities attending special events or delivering a public speech. India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), quite recently, developed a new device to track secluded snipers behind windows and curtains.

To safeguard VVIPs from such snipers, DRDO has developed a laser device called the Optical Target Locater, which can identify and spot potential assassins carrying sophisticated rifles, hiding behind windows of high-rise buildings. A portable laser-based device for detection of optical and electro-optical threats, it can aid security firms providing VVIP security to locate snipers and spies trying to stalk, observe and eliminate their high-value targets. The device has been developed and successfully test evaluated for optical targets up to a range of 300 metres.

A laser beam is released from the equipment that examines the particular area, and the moment it hits any device such as a telescope, binocular or the telescopic sight of a sniper rifle, the location of the sniper is identified. DRDO’s Laser Science and Technology Centre (LASTEC) Director Anil Kumar Maini was quoted saying, “The best part is that the sniper would not even know that he has been compromised and he can be apprehended.”

The security agencies deployed for VVIP protection are already using imported equipment for scanning the areas being visited by the VVIPS. But Maini adds, “The equipment used by these agencies is almost two to three times more expensive than the device developed by us, and they have shown keen interest in the product developed by us.”

Many more interesting innovations in security
Relying on the fact that there is 1-in-2.25 trillion chance of a false ID with irises, EyeLock, an iris-based identity management technology solutions company, released an iris biometric solution in September last year. It provides video-based iris authentication in motion and at a distance. This system uses video of both your irises to verify your identity.

Another groundbreaking innovation by Optellios, the US-based manufacturer of fibre-optic sensing and security systems, is their recently released FP1400 zone-based perimeter intrusion security system. It uses algorithm-based distributed sensing, coupled with frequency filtering, to reject environmental sources of nuisance and false alarms. It provides superior intrusion detection with support for software-configurable 8 to 28 zones, and provides cut-immunity, which means the systems remain operational and will detect even if a cable is cut.

IoT, short for Internet of Things, dubbed today as ‘Internet of Everything’ is starting to get a stronger hold over the technology landscape. It is predicted that by 2020 there will be at least 20 billion connected devices all over the world. With continued technological advancements, every year will continue to bring a bevy of new innovations that are smarter, customisable and connected to the security industry.

The author is a senior technical correspondent at EFY


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