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Mobotix has now made behavioural analytics available to monitor specific human and vehicular patterns of movement. Once configured, the camera can count objects or people moving in a defined corridor and the user can be notified of several different events including “Duration of stay”, “U-turn”, “Opposite direction” and “Speed”.
All Mobotix cameras have built-in analytics and although these new behavioural analytics form part of the MX Analytics suite, these new tools are only available with the c25, Q25 and S15M. This is because they’re most effective when deployed using a panoramic, top-down field of view and that typically means being mounted in a ceiling.
Mobotix pioneered the decentralised approach to IP video, producing high-quality cameras with built-in software and storage. With years of experience supplying and installing Mobotix cameras, we’ve seen these versatile units being used in a wide range of indoor and outdoor applications.
The Mobotix range of IP cameras includes some innovative designs and to make it easier for customers to find the right model to suit their needs, we’ve set out to include aspects of each camera that aren’t often covered in other product videos.
The Mobotix v25 is the latest addition to the German manufacturer’s range of indoor IP cameras. This new model is a classic dome design and is available in a black or white housing. It’s made primarily for ceiling mounting but an optional wall mounting kit opens up options for siting the unit.
The new v25 has a feature-set that’s in keeping with the specification common to all current Mobotix units – 6MP Moonlight Technology, built-in video analytics and motion detection, no moving parts, high quality components and edge recording. Mobotix have also added manual pan/tilt adjustment for the lens (between 0° and 90°) and an optional vandalism protection kit.
Much has been said about how good thermal cameras are for detection purposes, particularly when it comes to perimeter protection or monitoring large sites at night.
However, it only works well and is worth spending the money if the analytics software processing the thermal image is powerful (or intelligent) enough to detect activity and separate false alerts (noise) from real alarms that require action.
Talked about since summer last year the next generation of Mobotix IP cameras is finally here and available. Not having seen any real improvements from Mobotix since the introduction of the benchmark setting 14 and 24 camera series in 2009 / 2010 we felt Mobotix was falling behind somewhat in recent years. But it was worth the wait. The new generation of Mobotix cameras is a big leap forward and puts Mobotix right back into it. So what makes Mobotix an attractive solution again?
With the latest release of the MOBOTIX camera firmware comes MxLEO, their further advancements to improve low light performance within the MOBOTIX multi-megapixel camera range. MxLEO was demonstrated to us at the Mobotix International Partner Conference that took place in Germany earlier this week.
MxActivitySensor is a new, ‘intelligent’ video motion detection technology from German camera manufacturer Mobotix, which has been supplied freely with their cameras since June 2013. It is a software-based tool within the Mobotix cameras themselves that has the ability to ‘learn’ the scene it is viewing and to differentiate between detected motion that is of potential interest and motion that is of no interest. This clever technology will for example exclude swaying trees or moving water as a trigger for motion detection. Now, this in itself is not new, since we have been able to configure systems in this way for many years. But MxActivitySensor is different in that it needs little configuration, it is intelligent and can learn scenes over time. You just switch it on and it works.
In the IP video market there has been a recent influx of 360° hemispheric cameras from manufacturers like Axis, Panasonic and Vivotek. When ceiling-mounted, these cameras can capture an entire room at once and feature integrated distortion correction software to eliminate the distortion associated with extreme wide-angle lenses.
Mobotix, who released the first 360° IP camera back in 2008, have upped their game with the release of the S14 range. Read on for more and a demonstration video…
In mid-2008 Mobotix released the Q22-SEC hemispheric IP camera, featuring a full 360° lens, followed closely by the upgraded Q24-SEC model. These cameras were unique in the marketplace and added further to the discussion about whether megapixel cameras with wider angles of coverage can be used to replace multiple narrower field of view IP cameras.
These models brought in state-of-the-art image de-warping, 4-from-1 video feeds and panoramic overviews and saw VMS suppliers rushing to provide support for these new products.
Cut to 2012 where since this release, Mobotix have almost dominated the market for hemispheric cameras, with little serious competition from mainstream manufacturers. However, this is about to change with the release of the Axis M3007-P series.
We’ve had an exclusive chance to look at the Axis M3007-PV (part number 0515-001) before its launch, and we compare it in part to the Mobotix Q24M-SEC.
If you’ve bought a Mobotix camera, you may have realized that once a day it restarts itself losing any unsaved changes in the configuration, but more importantly it stops recording any video for approximately 1 minute. It’s a short period of time but when using in a security setup it is less than ideal. In this post we investigate why this happens and what can be done to stop it.