HANWHA TECHWIN Europe, the developer of video surveillance products, has launched the Wisenet X-Series range of cameras with built-in Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities. The cameras are delivered at a price point which the company is confident will appeal to any organisation looking to add value to its business.
Consisting of 28 cameras, the new product range expands the options available to operators looking to enhance their video surveillance with deep learning, helping them to reduce false alarms and work more efficiently. Further, AI capabilities on the edge support operators when it comes to detecting objects like people, faces, vehicles and licence plates thanks to enhanced image quality and the provision of valuable business intelligence.
Using deep learning, cameras are better able to meet the needs of today’s operators. AI embedded in the X-Series range is making video more manageable, notifying operators about events when needed, enabling them to find relevant events and objects quickly through forensic search and assisting with wider business intelligence.
Accurate object detection and classification offers more situational awareness and yields more context for a given event. Irrelevant motions such as waving trees, moving shadows and animals are ignored, all of which would usually be the cause of false alarms with standard motion detection technology. Therefore, operators can better focus on responding to real incidents and emergencies.
AI-based analytics are not just for security. They also bring a wealth of actionable data to operations, marketing and sales departments. With AI-based object detection, businesses can obtain highly accurate people counts, queue management data and heat maps showing detailed patterns of behaviour.
Intrusion detection and loitering detection functions are complemented by virtual channel support that allows operators to simultaneously record and monitor areas of a scene as well as the whole scene.
Enhanced image quality
WiseNRII noise reduction technology uses AI to identify object movement and reduce blur in noisy, low light environments. Extreme Wide Dynamic Range uses scene analysis technology to reduce motion artefacts, in turn providing clear images even in strong backlight conditions, while WiseIR adjusts the output of infrared illumination according to a camera’s zoom magnification.
WiseStreamIII minimises bandwidth and storage, compressing all video except objects and areas of interest. This enables operators to focus on only the objects and areas that need their attention, with optimum image quality, at a minimised bandwidth and with lower storage requirements.
The range offers dome, vandal dome, bullet and box camera options with each device featuring metal outers and, in the case of dome cameras, highly resistant dome bubbles. This extends the lifetime of each camera and ensures images are not distorted by scratches on the lens. A gore valve enables water vapour to drain out one way to prevent moisture build-up and damage.
Power redundancy is provided through a combination of POE and 12 V DC power with the latter being the default power supply. This provides continuous surveillance in the event of power failure.
The new AI-enhanced X-Series range is divided into X-core and X-plus cameras with the X-plus range offering a modular magnetic design to simplify installation, support for up to 120 fps for smooth motion capture, greater infrared illumination distance, tilt angle and some additional features and mounts. The X-plus also comes with telefocal length so operators can zoom into a scene with a 29 mm angle of view to see greater details.
Greater AI capabilities
Uri Guterman, head of product and marketing for Hanwha Techwin Europe, said: “We’ve witnessed deep learning AI becoming increasingly vital to security as the volume of video that needs to be managed has grown. It’s fantastic that Hanwha Techwin Europe is bringing false alarm reduction, edge-based business intelligence and AI-enhanced image quality to a broader range of cameras.”
On that note, Guterman observed: “These elements improve operator efficiency for both real-time event notification and post-event search. The whole process also makes AI more affordable and accessible to organisations who might previously have been under the impression that the technology is too expensive to be deployed for anything other than high-end applications. Ultimately, this move heralds the future of video in security.”
*Further information on Hanwha Techwin Europe is available online at www.hanwha-security.eu