Security Products from Siemens has introduced a range of IP bullet cameras. Available in two variants – CCPW3025-IR (3MP version) and CCPW5025-IR (5MP version). These are suitable the makers say for use indoors or outdoors. For installing, you mount with a bracket that offers a choice of three positions and add power and a network connection. Power can be supplied via the IT network infrastructure through an in-built power over Ethernet (PoE) option. The camera and its 3-9mm motorised lens are built into a permanently sealed IP66 rated weather-proof enclosure. The products work even in extreme temperatures ranging from minus 40 degrees C to 50 degrees C, the company adds.
The devices feature H.264 and MJPEG dual encoding, including Context-adaptive binary arithmetic coding (CABAC), while ONVIF Profile S compatibility allows integration into third-party systems. The 3MP IP bullet offers a resolution of 2048x536P at 15 frames per second (fps) and 1920x1080P at 25fps, while the 5MP version provides 2592x1944P at 12fps and 1920x1080P at 25fps. Both variants offer bi-directional audio input/output and on board storage can be configured using a micro SDHC/SDXC card of up to 64Gb for local alarm recording.
These bullet cameras come with backlight compensation (BLC) and enhanced wide dynamic range (WDR). Varifocal day/night IR technology ensures colour picture quality in day mode and the mechanically controllable infrared-cut filter enables IR-sensitive monochrome images at night. An auto back-focus (ABF) feature automatically adjusts a camera’s CMOS position when alternating from colour to monochrome and vice-versa, to ensure the sharpest images possible are always maintained. Four user-definable privacy zones and video cropping areas are also supported. For operators, multiple user access levels with password protection are configurable through the web browser. Visit www.siemens.co.uk/securityproducts.