360 Vision reduces power needs
360 Vision Technology has announced the launch of a new generation of its Predator and Invictus PTZ cameras with s a significant reduction in power requirements. Attributed to an increase in demand for remote and ‘off-grid’ site surveillance both in the UK and overseas, 360 Vision Technology has released a new ‘low power mode’ feature which reduces camera power draw to an unrivalled low 12W when idle and a maximum of 50W at full load (Invictus range), with simultaneous PTZ control and IR lighting.
Sara Fisher, Business Development Director at 360 Vision Technology, stated, ‘In recent times, the demand for remote site surveillance has been on the increase, particularly in locations where there is no localised power available and renewable or alternative energy sources are the only option. Obviously in these scenarios, keeping power requirements of the camera to a minimum is a crucial factor in being able to maintain system operation. Our development team has really stepped up to the challenge on this point and the result is that we now have the most energy efficient ruggedised PTZ cameras on the market.’
Other new features include the unique ‘attack detect with base scan’. On taking an impact from a vehicle or perpetrator, this allows the camera to get a 360 degree view of the base of the pole before reconfiguring automatically to the home position, allowing potential identification of the attacker.
360 Vision’s expansive client base, which includes local authorities, CNI sites and numerous other public sector agencies, will be able to benefit significantly from these developments on new installations.
Fisher added, ‘By far the most significant spin-off benefit to the increased power efficiency is a substantial reduction in lifetime running costs of the camera system. On a 100 camera system, our clients could save as much as £18,700 in energy costs and in turn, reduce their carbon footprint by 37 tonnes over a 5 year period, when compared to the closest equivalent camera models on the market. That’s a compelling return on investment.’