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Canon Introduces Several Surveillance Cameras

New cameras with built-in analytics

Canon VB-H43 surveillance camera

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Canon U.S.A., a manufacturer of video cameras for a wide range of applications, has expanded its line of network cameras with 10 models in a variety of resolutions and designs to serve the needs of video security and surveillance applications. Delivering clear imaging, low-light performance, high-resolution detail and vital color information through genuine Canon lenses, advanced imaging sensors, two proprietary Canon Digic processors (Digic DV III and Digic Net II), these new cameras provide the image quality necessary for detailed video analysis. Additionally, these new network cameras provide built-in video analytics that assist in identifying potential crucial picture details, such as moving, removed and abandoned object detection.

Delivering sophisticated capabilities, key shared features of these new models include: an improved H.264 algorithm for remarkable image quality at lower bit rates; simultaneous delivery of two H.264 and three M-JPEG video streams in multiple sizes and resolutions for versatility in monitoring and recording; scheduled custom video settings for optimal image capture according to the time of day; on-board video analytics for advanced detection and analysis, low-light performance and more.

The new camera models include the Canon VB-H43 pan/tilt/zoom camera with a built-in 20x wide-angle zoom lens, with 12x digital zoom and a 60.4-degree angle of view. In addition to network operation, a new H.264 algorithm has been applied to deliver high-resolution video with low bandwidth utilization and low disk space usage. This has the potential to lower storage and reduce data transmission when the camera is using cellular data.

The new cameras all include built-in video analytics that assist in identifying potentially crucial picture details, such as moving, removed, and abandoned object detection as well as passing (or “tripwire”) detection. User-adjustable in terms of detection characteristics (sensitivity, area, and duration), video analytics can engage configured alarms and notification functions. Camera analytics include detection of camera tampering and abnormal sound levels that can indicate vandalism. These cameras also include a user-adjustable privacy mask function to block sensitive locations (such as ATM keypads or computer monitors) from the cameras’ view.