Locally developed explosion-protected network camera

Issue 7 2022 Products, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

Modular Communications has designed and developed a locally manufactured camera enclosure which includes a 12 MP ultra-high-resolution IP camera.

The enclosure is rated for hazardous areas where potentially flammable atmospheres exist. The flammable substance is usually a gas or vapour, but may also be dust or fibre. Before a fire or an explosion of the flammable substance can occur, there must be sufficient oxygen to support combustion, and a source of ignition.

It is therefore imperative that surveillance equipment is installed in a suitable enclosure complying to standards for equipment in a hazardous area.

The enclosure is certified for Zone 1 and Zone 2 explosive gas atmospheres. It is also certified for Zone 20, Zone 21 and Zone 22, where combustible dust or fibres may be present in the air, or in layers, in sufficient quantities to produce an explosive or ignitable mixture.

The internal camera is a 12 MP ultra-high-resolution model which is ONVIF-compliant to standards G, Q, S and T. This makes it compatible with existing compliant VMS systems. Other features include PoE and H.265+ compression technology. The camera can be fitted with an internal SD card for standalone recording or recording to NVR systems. VCA analytics come standard, along with many more modern camera features.

The camera has a fisheye lens, making 360° viewing possible. With its powerful de-warping features, the camera can be mounted in a ceiling (top-view) position or a wall mounting. However, because of the 360° coverage it is more suited to viewing closer images in fine detail. Because the solution is developed in South Africa, Modular can offer camera solutions to view areas at various distances to suit the application.

The enclosure and camera have an IA certification. Being made in South Africa, the solution also comes at an affordable price.


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