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Multi-cameras on mast

New from EyeLynx is a modular integrated CCTV product with wireless 4G router, multi-camera and recorder.

Pharos Optimus allows up to four configurable devices to be mounted on a mast – meaning site security operators can deploy a combination of day, night and infra red cameras, lighting, detection and audio on a single Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) unit. The makers claim it’s highly robust to extremes of temperature, moisture and corrosive chemicals, and can cope with marine applications and other harsh sites, such as industrial chemical plants and the desert.

EyeLynx, a part of the perimeter protection group Zaun, expects this top end of its Pharos range to sell to the oil, gas, electricity and nuclear sectors.

Optimus is deployed with configurable modules including full high definition 1080p and VGA thermal cameras, automatic number plate recognition (ANPR), visible or infrared LEDs and amplified horn speakers. Adaptive LED lighting can control brightness in response to ambient light levels. A combined IR/white light LED module can illuminate subjects over 100m away, the company adds.

Chief executive officer Jay Patel says: “Optimus offers the greatest protection against crime and vandalism at a fraction of the price of manned guarding and also gathers vital HD video evidence for prosecution in the event of a security breach. Site security operators can detect threats early with advanced sensors such as RADAR, on-fence acoustic cable and video analytics, integrated with SharpView.”

Cameras record HD 24/7 and whenever the perimeter is compromised or a potential intruder approaches too close to the site perimeter, the device will send a snapshot alert to a control centre for visual verification using WiFi, 3G, 4G or ADSL – or even to assigned personal mobile devices, such as the nearest guard to the breach. SharpView integrates with access control, fire and intruder alarms and facial recognition systems.

EyeLynx has also unveiled a mounting bracket for its Pharos pole-mounted devices with anti-tamper and anti-theft enhancements.


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