New Smart Thermal Camera from SightLogix Increases Performance and Lowers Costs
SightLogix is displaying the third generation of the company's innovative SightSensor thermal camera here at ASIS 2014. The new SightSensor provides the most accurate security solution for outdoor applications while solving a fundamental economic challenge for the industry. At one-third the size and with reduced power consumption from prior generations, the new SightSensor avails solar and wireless capabilities that vastly reduce infrastructure requirements often needed for outdoor security projects.
"Our new SightSensor smart thermal camera is redefining the expectations for outdoor security by shifting the emphasis from surveillance to crime prevention," said John Romanowich, SightLogix President and CEO. "This new third generation SightSensor builds on SightLogix' heritage of outdoor detection accuracy, fulfilling a long-sought promise of using smart thermal cameras as an outdoor burglar alarm."
Outdoor security projects encompass many infrastructure expenses that typically dwarf the cost of security cameras themselves. These include plans and permits for construction and trenching, installing electrical and communication wiring to remote areas, and on-site provisioning. The result has been a significant capital investment each time an organization needs to secure a facility. The new SightSensor reduces costs in two ways: lower power consumption enables solar and wireless operation, and large coverage areas decrease the number of sensors needed when compared to any other smart camera solution. The result is a significant reduction in installation costs, making SightSensors ideal for a broad range of mainstream applications.
With lens options that range from wide areas (90˚ FOV) to 600m distances, and a NEMA 4X, nitrogen-purged enclosure, SightSensor thermal cameras provide high Probability of Detect (PD) and a low Nuisance Alarm Rate (NAR) day and night, in all weather conditions.
New features of the third generation SightLogix SightSensor thermal camera include: four times the on-board video processing of previous generations; greatly reduced power consumption, size and weight; support for ONVIF, H.264; audio messages triggered in response to alarm conditions; simplified video cabling and connections; and a flexible browser-based configuration option.