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Award for thermal camera

Hikvision won the IFSEC and FIREX Product Innovation of the Year award for its DS-2TD2136 Thermal Network Bullet Camera at the 2019 Security and Fire Excellence Awards in London last night.

The awards were presented at a dinner at the London Hilton on Park Lane, hosted by TV personality Tess Daly, pictured right.

The DS-2TD2136 networked thermal camera reduces the need for lighting and can complement and enhance the coverage of standard video cameras, the makers say. Its behaviour analysis algorithm enables automatic smart detection. At the same time the camera provides a temperature exception alarm function and fire detection algorithm. The camera offers the optional use of 7mm, 10mm,15mm, 25mm, and 35mm lenses depending on requirements.

The product is suitable, the firm adds, for the widest possible uses, even those where conventional visibility is severely limited: at night, in the glare of harsh sunlight, in fog or smog, or during snow or rainstorms. Thermal imaging is more accurate, when it comes to Video Content Analysis, for detecting subjects than conventional cameras which use visible light.

Hikvision detailed the case of Foxlake Dundee, a water adventure centre in the heart of Dundee. A local installer Webster Security & Fire fitted a system based on Hikvision’s Thermal Network Bullet Cameras, in place of out-of-hours manned guarding. Because of its location, night-time trespassing is an issue, and accidental or deliberate damage or vandalism to the equipment is a real risk, as well as the danger of injury or worse to intruders.

As the thermal cameras can work in all weathers, they can work for a water-based site like Foxlake Dundee. There, when the thermal cameras detect an intruder, the Corps’ remote monitoring centre is alerted, and trespassers are warned off via a PA system – while those in danger can be rescued.

Justin Hollis, Hikvision UK & Ireland Marketing Director, pictured second from right, said: “We are thrilled to win the IFSEC and FIREX Product Innovation award for this Thermal Network Bullet Camera. Hikvision has been striving to bring the many advantages of thermal technology to the wider security surveillance market through our commitment to new product development and technological innovation, and recognition from the Security and Fire Excellence Awards judges is a real acknowledgement of the work of our R&D and product development teams.”


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