Johnson Controls has introduced Tyco Illustra Pro Gen4 2MP, 4MP and 8MP Edge-AI mini-domes, part of an ever-increasing portfolio of IP cameras that focus on delivering artificial-intelligence (AI) classifications, customizable rules and accurate event notification at the edge, while still maintaining the core attributes of ease of installation and enhanced cyber security.
“Edge-AI is a critical building block for security ecosystems as our industry evolves from traditional centralized and on-premise processing models to more flexible, powerful and cost-efficient distributed edge and cloud architectures,” says Gopal Paripally, vice president of engineering and technology, Security Products for Johnson Controls. “With the Illustra ProGen 4 cameras, we are focusing on the strategic importance of a solution for our customers, who require a high level of security without disrupting business operations.”
This new line of cameras provides commercial and light-commercial organizations with the capability to respond to incidents faster than ever before as AI enhances the speed and accuracy of forensic searches. This is achieved by embedding object classification capabilities directly on security cameras. Events can be narrowed to classes, such as a person, car, bus, motorcycle or bicycle.
Settings can be adjusted on each camera with a variety of analytic rules that notify security or business owners when people or objects are detected — for example, if someone crosses a perimeter or lingers around a restricted area. This functionality automates manual surveillance processes and enables organizations to use video surveillance as an increasingly preventive tool, which stops incidents before they happen.
Illustra Pro Gen4 cameras have an integrated recess mount, QR code and Illustra mobile app configuration and application profiles that automatically adjust the camera’s settings based on the chosen profile, so they’re designed to be simple to use and easy to install.
Smart wide dynamic range (WDR) automatically scans the video scene and adjusts contrasting and overall scene balance without operator intervention or maintenance, and the new smart defog feature allows for accurate surveillance to continue even during challenging weather conditions. True day or night camera functionality and built-in infrared Illumination ensures that clear, sharp images of objects can be captured at a distance of up to 165 feet regardless of the lighting conditions. In addition, a range of input or output (IO) options, including micro-HDMI and an integrated microphone, make these cameras highly flexible and powerful.
These latest models also offer end-to-end video encryption, from camera to VMS, and edge SD Card encryption. Illustra Pro Gen4 cameras are designed so they won’t start if the software has been tampered with in any way. Additional safeguard controls include an enhanced security mode, which forces the use of complex, nondefault passwords and encrypted communications.
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