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IP cameras with video analytics

The MIC IP cameras from Bosch Security Systems offer Intelligent Video Analytics and metadata fusion, for situational awareness.

The built-in video analytics of both the MIC IP starlight 7000i and MIC IP fusion 9000i cameras allow them to distinguish false triggers from real threats, the manufacturers say: for instance, a tree moving in the wind that is not a person trying to climb a fence. They can blend out snow, rain, hail, or water reflections from the desired picture. The MIC cameras are also the makers say resistant against shaking caused by punishing winds, city traffic or bicycles parked against the camera pole.

Fueled by the Internet of Things, products are getting more connected and intelligent. The MIC IP fusion 9000i fuses the metadata of the camera’s built-in optical and thermal lens and helps users to focus on ‘invisible’ things that need attention. So, if the optical lens is blocked by smoke, the thermal one can automatically trigger an alarm and still deliver a thermal image of what’s going on. This makes the MIC IP fusion 9000i suitable the firm says for perimeter protection of airports and critical infrastructure or monitoring of bridges, tunnels and borders.

Another new feature is video analytics while moving, offered by both new MIC IP models. An operator is alerted even at a remote location, or the Intelligent Tracking feature is triggered, when a moving object or person is detected as the camera pans, tilts or zooms. Once Intelligent Tracking is activated, objects are tracked automatically. Optimal capture of the moving objects is assured by the camera’s dynamic adjustment of its field of view.

Both the MIC IP starlight 7000i and the MIC IP fusion 9000i offer Bosch’s starlight technology, with a 1080p resolution and frame rate of 60 frames per second, enabling capture of detailed, moving colour images in scenes with minimum ambient light (down to 0.0077 lux). As for exposure in uneven light the cameras offer High Dynamic Range of 120 dB. In fog or low-contrast, visibility is improved by Intelligent Defog. When light drops to zero, the MIC IP starlight 7000i can be complemented with an optional illuminator, enabling the camera to capture images in darkness at up to 450m.

Both cameras offer an integrated motorized silicone wiper to keep the glass clean; the MIC IP fusion 9000i has a window-defrosting function.

The MIC IP starlight 7000i and MIC IP fusion 9000i cameras offer Intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction and Intelligent Streaming, with H.265 video compression. Depending on the content of the scene, this reduces bitrate by up to 80 percent, it’s claimed.


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