UAE – Bosch has updated its range of IP cameras to make it easy for small and medium-sized businesses to set up professional video surveillance solutions.
The new FLEXIDOME IP 4000 and FLEXIDOME IP 5000 cameras claim to set new standards in image quality, ease of installation and data management. The cameras are designed for everyday video surveillance situations, including schools, hospitality sites, retail shops, commercial buildings and more. They will be available from this July.
The range extends from the FLEXIDOME IP indoor 4000 HD model offering 720p resolution right up to the FLEXIDOME IP outdoor 5000 IR model. This model offers five megapixel resolution, Automatic Varifocal (AVF) and integrated infrared illumination.
All cameras feature built-in technologies such as Intelligent Dynamic Noise Reduction (IDNR) and Intelligent Defog. These technologies ensure captured images are tailored to the content of the scene and bandwidth is used only when needed. IDNR reduces bitrates by up to 50 percent to significantly reduce storage costs and network strain. Since excess noise is reduced at the source during image capture, lower bitrates do not compromise video quality. Intelligent Defog considerably improves the camera’s visibility when viewing foggy or other low contrast scenes.
They are also designed for easy installation and configuration using the same Graphical User Interface (GUI). The FLEXIDOME IP 5000 models feature Automatic Varifocal (AVF) ensuring simple remote commissioning. A complete redesign of this range of cameras makes complicated cabling a thing of the past and can reduce installation time by up to 60 percent, says Bosch.
Video data can be safely stored in the cloud, on a network video recorder such as the DIVAR IP 2000 from Bosch or on the built-in SD card (depending on camera model). When required, users can easily access their video data and control their cameras using one of the free viewing clients, such as the Video Security app for iOS or Android devices or the Video Security Client software. This software enables to view multiple sites or camera streams simultaneously and supports all devices running Windows 8, for example desktops, 2-in-1 laptops and mobile devices. The Video Security Client software offers intuitive control via touch screen or mouse and keyboard operation to ensure maximum user friendliness.
Since users or security managers cannot be everywhere all the time, all FLEXIDOME IP 4000 and FLEXIDOME IP 5000 cameras fully support Dynamic Transcoding technology from Bosch. In combination with the Bosch Video Security app or Video Security Client software it provides 24/7 remote access to camera controls, live video streams, recordings and HD still images, regardless of available bandwidth. Dynamic Transcoding automatically adjusts the bitrate to the available bandwidth on a network to ensure smooth video streaming, when the video is paused at an incident, a full HD still image is shown. To gain all benefits of Dynamic Transcoding, simply expand the IP video surveillance system with either a DIVAR IP recording solution or VIDEOJET XTC from Bosch.