Camera within an alarm

May 2016 CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Perimeter Security, Alarms & Intruder Detection, Products

Integration is a well-used word in the security industry. Everyone talks about it, some even do it, a few do it very well. When it comes to surveillance, integrating added functions and features to a CCTV system normally puts the camera front and centre, with the add-ons playing a lesser role.

Alarm company Jablotron has changed this by joining the video verification game with its PIR motion detector. A traditional motion detector that detects movement within the space under guard, this PIR also has a high-resolution camera on board – as well as other functionality to ensure the safety of users.

When motion is detected, the device takes three photos of the event. The images are stored on the onboard SD card in high resolution, and one is sent in low resolution via the GSM interface as an alert to the user and/or a guarding company. The company says the image will be sent within three seconds, ensuring no time is lost in what could be a potential emergency.

Once received on their smartphone app, users can request a high-resolution image be sent to them and alert their armed response company to take further action, if required.

Bruce Lang from Jablotron SA adds that the PIR also includes a flash for capturing images in poor lighting conditions, ensuring the user gets a good look at whomever or whatever is moving around where they shouldn’t be. The latest version causes the flash to go off on its own after the initial three images have been captured. This will naturally make the intruder look towards the flash, when another photo will be taken – presumably of a startled intruder looking at the camera.

The images taken can also be viewed on the MyJablotron website as well as copied to a computer from the SD card. The device manages its own SD card and will overwrite the oldest images if the available storage is filled – which shouldn’t happen frequently. Users can use the smartphone app to get the device to take a picture at any time, such as when they want to ensure their kids are home from school, etc.

The indoor camera covers an area of about 55° and has a range of about 12 metres. Jablotron offers both a wireless and a hardwired version depending on the user’s preferences and an outdoor version will soon be available.

The PIR motion detector and camera combination is part of Jablotron’s range of alarm and automation systems, ranging from control panels through to keypads, motion detectors, magnetic detectors and so forth. It also provides an automation facility out of the box, which users can customise to their requirements – such as switching on or off lights.

For more information contact Bruce Lang, Jablotron Alarms SA, +27 (0)11 615 3675, bruce@jablotronsa.co.za




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