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Irresistible benefits of panoramic security cameras

Megapixel Panoramic Network Camera

A panoramic camera offers some unique benefits that conventional security cameras can't compare. A panoramic camera can provide 360°and 180° viewing angle when it adopts ceiling and wall mount installing methods. For example, when installing a panoramic security camera on the ceiling of meeting room, the panoramic camera can see the whole meeting room without blind spots.

Currently, there are three types of panoramic security camera including:

  1. Single lens type: utilizing single fish-eye lens + box or dome camera, this is the simple and economical way to achieve panoramic surveillance, lens distortion correction capability is the key point for such panoramic camera, or incorporating special processing software to correct distorted image, then output a normal image which users can accept. Including Motobix, Geovision, TAMRON, Hikvision, Dahua etc manufacturers launched this type of panoramic network camera.
  2. Multi-lens type: utilizing multiple lenses to capture images then combine them into one to achieve 360°video monitoring, this type of method involves sophisticated technologies, high-cost. However, this type of panoramic camera doesn't encounter lens distortion problem, you can find this type of panoramic network camera from ArecontVision and AVIGILON.
  3. Hybrid type: adopting PTZ camera + fish-eye lens, this is a rare type, the camera can rotate as a PTZ camera, when PTZ lens moves to the position of fish-eye lens, can be used as a panoramic camera, only Sweden Axis launched this type of panoramic camera.

Compared with conventional surveillance cameras, the advantages of panoramic cameras include:

Ultra wide viewing angle

A fish-eye lens can provide 360°panoramic view, can replace multiple traditional security cameras; users merely use one panoramic camera to cover the whole area, can eliminate the surveillance blind spots.

Cut costs

Since one panoramic camera can offer 360°panoramic surveillance, which means you don't need to install multiple cameras, which in turn, greatly reduce the cost of hardware investment. Keeping only one camera, you can save budgets from reducing the number of cameras, cables, power supply, bandwidth, video storage space etc.

ePTZ technology

Electrical pan/tilt/zoom technology,allowing user to zoom in or rotate the image, when rotating viewing angle from left to right, no mechanical noise, hidden and difficult to realize. With no mechanical moving parts, the camera allows you to rotate camera smoothly, provides you much stable performance.

6MP Panoramic Network Camera
6MP Panoramic Network Camera

8170IHB adopts aluminum housing paint with white color, the camera is equipped with a diagonal 360°, horizontal 185°fish-eye lens. Around the lens, there are three pieces of Infra-red array illuminators, IR illumination range up to 15-20 meter, can provide wide angle artificial lighting, also it has built-in microphone to support 2-way audio intercom. This UFO shape camera adopts Snap-in installation method, can be easily mounted on ceiling and wall.

6MP Panoramic Network Camera Interface
Rich Interface

This panoramic network camera has rich interface design, it includes 1CH Audio Input/Output (RCA), RJ45, BNC video output, RS485, Alarm Input/Output. Additionally, it supports microSDHC/TF card slot up to 64G on-board storage, and Power over Ethernet (PoE).

This network camera utilizes 1/1.8 inch SONY 6.29 megapixel CMOS image sensor, maximum resolution up to 3072x2048 for local previewing, real-time ultra HD video streaming with 2560×1920 resolution. In terms of color, this camera provides vivid images with excellent color reproduction performance. Using the 24 Colors card to test, the captured images have no color distortion and color cast, recognizable gray-scale also can reach up to 16, 17 grade.

Resolution Test Performance
Resolution Test Performance
Resolution Test Result
Resolution Test Result
Color Reproduction
Color Reproduction

Similar to Hikvision panoramic 6MP network camera, this panoramic camera also supports multiple viewing modes to offer flexible video surveillance for various applications. It supports 1 main panoramic + 3*PTZ, 1 main panoramic or 4*PTZ, upper and down fisheye view, 360° stretched view four different modes. Meanwhile, PTZ also supports preset positions, allowing camera to automatically scan for some key surveillance points.

Lens Distortion Correction
Lens Distortion Correction
Panoramic View
Panoramic View
4*PTZ View Mode
4*PTZ View Mode
1 Main Panoramic + 4*PTZ View Mode
1 Main Panoramic + 4*PTZ View Mode

This security camera can smartly work with HD PTZ network camera to achieve intelligent smart tracking, the panoramic security camera sees the distant suspicious moving objects, through smart video analytics, HD PTZ network camera can track the suspicious target and zoom in to obtain details. This technology can effectively capture face, vehicle license plate number.

Panoramic camera + PTZ dome camera
Panoramic camera + PTZ dome camera

In addition, the camera can also support smartphones for effective monitoring. It supports face recognition, cross-border detection, missing object detection and other intelligent analysis algorithm, the alarm alert supports Email sending, FTP uploading etc, may also notify the user through the smartphone. Finally, this network camera comes anti-lighting and anti-surge protection, while the waterproof rating supports up to IP66. In conclusion, based on Sony 6.29MP CMOS sensor and Ambarella S2 digital media system on chip (SoC), this network camera offers high quality image with excellent lens distortion correction performance.

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