We've been talking more and more about deploying panoramic (360/180) cameras for video surveillance for specific applications.
Bosch released a case study from a project in Madrid that reinforces the use of panoramic cameras for video surveillance.
The MidChes team had a similar demonstration and subsequent installation at a musem in Reading, PA.
Last week we demonstrated panoramic technology at a firehouse in Maryland. (click here for blog post) As the development of panoramic camera technology continues, more specific strategies for deployment need to be considered.
The El Museeo Thyssen-Bornemisza Story
El Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid features some of world’s finest pieces of art. Bosch is contributing to making sure these artworks stay where they belong - by helping the museum in its migration from analog video surveillance to an IP-based system with intelligent video analytics.
Bosch IP panoramic cameras with intelligent video analytics were chosen by the museum for its Temporary Exhibitions Room to maintain a watchful eye on each art installation and to eliminate blind spots.
These cameras featuring a “fisheye” lens provide a full 180- or 360-degree overview of an area. The camera’s built-in dewarping functionality transforms the circular image into distortion-free rectangular images that can be easily viewed in high resolution thanks to its 12-megapixel sensor. Get complete case study details here
The Reading Museum Story
A museum in Pennsylvania took us up on the offer for a Proof of Concept demonstration at their facility. They wanted to see first-hand how new camera techologies could improve security and situational awareness at the museum.
They had two goals for the demonstration and subsequent installation:
- First, replace a legacy, low resolution analog video system.
- Second, eliminate blind spots by using panoramic cameras iin specific locations.
Here's how it went...
- Bosch 12 megapixel panoramic FlexiDome 7000 Series
- Bosch Video Management System
- Bosch Divar IP Appliance
- Comnet Network Switches